Humble indie music bundle
I'm a big fan of exploring alternate forms of funding for creative projects.
Humble Indie Bundle is one of the bright spots in this area. Usually they sell indie computer games, but their latest offer is a music collection. There's They Might Be Giants, MC Frontalot, Jonathan Coulton, and 3 other albums too. You decide how much you want to pay and how much of it should go to the artists/to Humble Bundle operations/to charity. The charities are Child's Play and the Electronic Fronteir Foundation, both worthy causes.
I bought the bundle yesterday and man, there are a lot of good songs in this list. Since I've been a fan of TMBG and Coulton and Frontalot for a long time, many of their tracks are ones I've heard before (or remixes of ones I've heard before), but in all there's 107 tracks here and enough of them are good, new songs to be worth a lot more than the $15 I paid for them.
The bundle is only available for like 3 more days so get it while the gettin's good!