Books – audio
I have much of the music suggested here on my ipod (80 gig) and a slew of audio books as well. A cheap way to download audio books is the public library. I have everything from Shakespeare plays, to Classics, to murder mysteries, to philosophy. Every genre under the sun is free on audio CD at the library. Some kind of mp3 player and a program to play them on is all that is required.
And books serve the same purpose as music – they take the mind away from current pain and problems. The BBC recently publised a list of 100 books they believed a literate adult should read. I’ve made a serious dent in it, altho that is not my intention. My intention is to get to sleep without taking another pain pill. Boks and music both work.