In this dark time of year, discombobulated by time change and early sunset and elections (that luckily weren't so horrible) and the shifting into jackets and back out again and then in again, let's turn towards the dark.

You'll hear an episode I made for A Therapist Walks Into A Bar in 2016. "Very Dark, Very Appropriate" celebrates sad music and turning towards hard feelings. This piece features San Francisco psychotherapist Stacey McGuirl.


  1. You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen on You Want It Darker (Columbia)
  2. Two Scenes by San Fermin on Jackrabbit (Downtown)
  3. Happier When You're Gone by alt-J on The Dream (Infectious)
  4. Who By Fire by Leonard Cohen on New Skin For The Old Ceremony (Columbia)
  5. Break
  6. Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds on Push the Sky Away (Bad Seeds Limited)
  7. Dawn Chorus by Thom Yorke on ANIMA (XL)
  8. Sad Nudes by Cat Le Bon on Reward (Wichita Recordings)
  9. Into the Night by Julee Cruise on Twin Peaks (Soundtrack From) (℗ 1989, 1990 Warner Records Inc.)