If you are on 56K modem or slower try Win Amp. I had similar troubles then Paul suggested I try Win Amp as it is more reliable with slower connections. I have not been displease at all since switching. It's also free to download here' their site.
She was telling me the one down fall of having your birthday fall on St. Patricks day is she always had a green frosted cake when she was little with St. Patrick green decorations when she wanted pinks, blues, and regular birthday cakes!