So I recorded an hour's worth of 80s hits from Sirius last night. Now I remember why I used to refer to the 80s as The Decade When All the Music Sucked. Good grief. Got two decent songs: Cyndi Lauper's "All Through the Night" and Men at Work's "Down Under." The rest of the hour was pretty much throw-away, although I did keep a few other pieces for irony's sake, like that one song by Wang Chung. You know the one. It's the only one they had.
Today I suddenly noticed that GoldWave is able to open *.avi files. It just ignores all the video information and opens the audio so you can do anything you want to it, just like any old *.wav, *.mp3, or whatever. That did streamline the process somewhat.