Yo La Tengo
Things in life I really enjoy: swimming (just being near enough to clean, beautiful water to see it and/or hear it is also wonderful), reading, hiking in the mountains and listening to good music. I don't spend enough time doing these things lately.
Right now, I favor listening to Yo La Tengo, Wilco, Whiskeytown and Gillian Welch.
If you're not familar with Yo La Tengo, here are two MP3s courtesy of the offical Yo La Tengo website:
Don't Have to Be So Sad (Strangely, one of the Whiskeytown songs I really like is titled, "Don't Be Sad.")