Like last year and the year before, I've compiled my favourite songs of the year at Said the Gramophone. This time: fifty of them. The prose is purple, the songs available in individual and zipped form, and I hope they bring some measure of spark to your accursed Thursday morning. Dan, Jordan and I also shared lists of our favourite albums of the year. Happy holidays!
vixy.net allows you to strip the audio from a youtube video into an mp3 you can download. It's painless and free. You could take the video as well if you think it won't last long online, I suppose, but that doesn't interest me as much.
It's great because I much prefer this version of No Cars Go to the Neon Bible version (even at the uber-crappy youtube sampling rate).