Apple has a very slick tool, called "Remote.app" that allows you to control music playback on a PC running iTunes, see.
It lets you quickly select and queue songs for playback, and adjust the volume among other things. What's the best linux-compatible alternative? I'm not married to a particular music player on my PC - Banshee, Rhythmbox, whatever, I'm open.
My ideal vision is laying on the couch queuing up songs without having to turn on a monitor. Wow.. putting it like that makes me feel lazy.
Anyway...VNC is cumbersome...surely there's a better way?