I'd just like to thank the people who do leave comments - there's not enough of you, and I rarely get flamed. (Knock on wood.)
Relating to one recent comment in particular, yes, the most recent album by Neko Case is excellent. Thanks to the magic of the internets I've managed to listen to it quite a bit recently.
The new album is called "Fox Confessor Calls the Flood", and if you know her previous stuff you won't be disappointed. The songs are very short though. Excellent, but short. "John Saw That Number" is particularly good.