A reader recommends a great song for your commute:
Hi from Spain! I’m an American whose spent quite a bit of time in metros in DC and NYC. If you’ve got a long ride, and don’t have a seat, a good playlist is the key. This song by Belako is for those Mondays when I don’t want to get on the metro and don’t want to go to work. “Key” always slowly wakes me up and puts me in a zen mood. It prevents me from thinking too much about how I’m a squished sardine in the metro.