I'm glad to see that my 2 favorite activities are also your 2 favorite activities.
On a different note, isn't it nice when you're listening to your ipod on shuffle and a song comes on that you haven't thought about in forever?
I'm going to make some recommendations now and again, and here's my first 2:
The Get Up Kids- Red Letter Day EP
Cradle of Filth- Midian
In the days of AFI van tours, I used to make tons of driving mixes and these were two repeated sources. Obviously two very different styles but they somehow work together.