I'm reading this new book called, "This is your brain on Music" by Daniel Levitin and it inspiring me to get back to something I did when Jane was little which was to have daily music appreciation time. We'd just spend 20 minutes or so a day just listening to music. Mostly we listened to classical but I got some cds from the library of old blues and jazz. Now that I have the laptop there is a much easier solution - internet radio.
Try this out www.aol.ca/radio.
I love the World section with everything from Hawaiian to French classics to African and SALSA - my favorite. And of course if you really like a song just a click of your mouse and you can purchase either the song or a whole album of the featured artist.
I found out about this site through BzzAgent. (let me know if you want a referral to join).