I missed mentioning picking up Comme si de rien n'était by Carla Bruni. All French, but still pretty fun to listen to even if I can't speak a lick.
While I'm at it, let me mention a neat album of open-source music by a collection of amateurs composed on their Nintendo DS's, using the Korg DS-10 program. The album is called diplodocus ds10 compo.
Finally, as we speak I'm downloading one of the more poppy and accessible albums by Animal Collective, Strawberry Jam. Grab some of their earlier stuff, and it can become quite abstract. I decided to go for accessible first. Reports later after a listen.
The photos Renee (mostly) and I (a few) took are now available on Flickr as a photoset. The general rule is, if Renee is in it, I took the photo. Otherwise, with one or two exceptions, she swiped my camera and had a field day!