Really Sad Fiction-Writing Songs

Content. I've got to get some content up on this motherfucker. I've got to get eyeballs to my site and then keep them. The more you come here, the cooler you will think I am, and, next thing you know, you're clicking on the little rectangle on the (in the?) lower right-hand corner of this page, thinking, "This guy is pretty funny; let's see what's up with the book."So...back to "content." I'm writing fiction nowadays because, apparently, there's no money to be made in poetry. Who knew? Where was I when that memo came down? The plan, now, is to make a pile of cash by writing short stories, because I'm assuming there must be tons of green to be made in short fiction. Also, there's a novel in the works. Of course there is.When I'm writing fiction, I listen to music on iTunes, specifically to a playlist entitled "Really Sad Fiction-Writing Songs." I thought that it would be cool to share with you, interested reader, the thirty most played songs from that list. Here they are: 

Song Artist Play Count
I Do Love You Billy Stewart 100
Blues Run the Game Jackson C. Frank 93
Maybe The Chantels 92
Let's Stay Together Al Green 80
Lotta Love Neil Young 79
After the Love Is Gone Earth, Wind & Fire 78
Tears Are in Your Eyes Yo La Tengo 73
Naked As We Came Iron & Wine 60
Passionate Kisses Lucinda Williams 51
Hey There Lonely Girl Eddie Holman 44
Tugboat Galaxie 500 44
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me Mel Carter 43
Walk On By Seal 42
How Sweet Leona Naess 41
New Slang The Shins 39
A Minor Incident Badly Drawn Boy 35
Hurt So Bad The Lettermen 34
Before Today Everything But the Girl 28
The Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me) David Ruffin 22
Weary Memory Iron & Wine 22
If I Were a Carpenter Tim Hardin 22
I Confess The English Beat 20
Bird Stealing Bread Iron & Wine 20
It's Gonna Take a Miracle Deniece Williams 19
Leader of the Band Dan Fogelberg 17
Sunset Soon Forgotten Iron & Wine 17
Both Sides Now Judy Collins 16
Cherry Chapstick Yo La Tengo 16
So. Central Rain R.E.M. 14
Don't Leave Me This Way Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 11

There's nothing too embarrassing on there, I don't think. I know, you're wondering about the Dan Fogelberg, thinking, "That's not embarrassing?" I first heard that song when I was a little kid, and I loved it then. It's in the genetic code now, and it's impossible to be objective about it. Also, you probably noticed that there's a lot of Iron & Wine on here. That guy's a genius.