The new Genghis Tron is going to be awesome. I email the band from time to time on their merch-email account, and they occasionally respond. I'm really anticipating what's going to come of the new albums too-- the Myspace samples are awesome.
Can't disagree with any of your choices, and can only agree with kicking the pot habit :). Shrooms or acid once every 6 months is all you need to keep yourself in touch with the music that you listen to, chronic is for gangsta's and wasta's, yo!