WIth Vaughn's thread about music listening... and being stuck in a motel for a couple of days, with broadband internet, I went looking online for a source of music. Found a service called Pandora Radio which is associated with and uses the Music Genome Project to pick the 'next' song based on your preferences. There are two versions. one with very Infrequent advertisements, plus links to buy the music, as well as a subscription based, which eliminates the ads.
two days in, and I like it, seems innocuous enough, plus there are Iphone Apps available for it.
Hmm, seems that there is a limit of 40 hours per month of free listening, HOwever, their 'pay' service is only $36 a Year. That might be doable.
also, for those not in the US, sorry, they had some trouble with licensing, so they check the ISP and only allow US sites/hosting.