1) setting "The Planck Dive" by Egan as a gen ed reading assignment may be too much, even as extra credit for honour students... still, if a couple of people get a kick start from it, its got to be worth it.
2) Spilverk Þjóðanna (aka "Orchestra of the Nation") is definitely the choice of iTunes to use for late stage grading. Although whoever I'm on when "Icelandic Cowboy" (buy it at tonlist.is) kicks in will be in for an interesting time (I'm kidding, I renormalise...). Bob Marley or the "Attitude" playlist for the final push... ? decisions, decisions.