30 day song challenge, day 20: a song you listen to when you are angry

This is probably the most difficult category so far. The problem is that it is not very often that I am angry. And on those rare occasions when I am angry, I am generally not in the mood to listen to any music. So trying to come up with a song that I listen to when I am angry is tricky mainly because I can’t think of a time that I was angry and then deliberately selected a song to listen to.

On the other hand, I could try to imagine what song I might choose to listen to when I was angry, if I could push the angry mood aside long enough to consider putting on song. Hmm? Nothing’s coming, but I suppose if I had to pick something I thought I might listen to it would be:

We’re Not Gonna Take It by Twisted Sister.

It just seems like an angry, rebellious kind of song. I don’t know that it would help me feel any better, but I don’t know that is the point, either.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.