I relayed a message from my brother (who is in Africa) to my Dad. I guess he doesn't like paying for long distance calls, so he emails me instead, and then I pass the message on to Dad. There are lots of alternatives now for long distance, but perhaps not in the third world. L buys phone cards that allow her to call anywhere for some ridiculously low rate. I think it's 1,110 minutes for $20 Cdn.
I've been listening to that Jorma & Blue Country show I downloaded the other night. Pretty good! I've been spreading it around, too.