30 day song challenge, day 22: a song you listen to when you’re sad

Just like the song I listen to when I am angry, I don’t really feel the need to turn on music on those very rare instances when I am sad so this is a very difficult one to answer. The best I can do is refer folks back to day 4, a song that makes me sad. I don’t know of this constitutes cheating or not, but it is the truth. I can’t really ever think of a song that I’ve turned on deliberately when feeling sad. And if I have done so, I imagine that I’ve done what I would most likely do in such cases: pick a long playlist and put it into “random” play.

Let the fates and pseudo random algorithms control what song I listen to when I am sad.

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.