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I listen to music through the Squeezebox, a device made by SlimDevices (http://www.slimdevices.com) that plays MP3s (and other supported digital music files) you have on your computer through your stereo system. "SlimServer" is the server software that runs on whatever computer you have handy, that you talk to through a web interface, and streams the music wirelessly to the Squeezebox hardware. SlimServer can also report its current status, including the current song being played, in XML format, which turns out to be useful.
I put up on my home Geeklog site a phpblock that displays what I am listening to at the moment. This block has the code and instructions for how I do that.

Note, PHP and your Web server (be it Apache, IIS, or whatever) must have XSLT support enabled for this block to work. To enable XSLT, you need the following components installed and working:

* Sablotron XSLT processor
* Expat XML parser

The README file for this block has some high-level instructions for setting up XSLT support.