one of my favorite bands, mae, just announced a new project for 2009 and i am in LOVE with it. visit their website for the complete details, but here's the basic idea: each month, they'll be releasing a song via digital download. you can get the song by donating $1 or more, and the donations will fund a variety of humanitarian projects, the first of which is to build a home for a family in virginia through habitat for humanity. how absolutely cool is that?! the first song, "the house that fire built", is up now. you can listen to it, donate, and download at mae's website.