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YouTube Music Is Google’s Brand New Spotify Killer → I think it’s safe to say that this is the beginning of the end for Google Play Music. It’s a shame because I always really liked the Songza integration, the Material Design look of it, and I’ve never been a heavy YouTube user.

@mikedotfm I will miss being able to upload music along side the streaming library, but I guess that is what a Plex server is for

The Hold Steady @ the Vogue Theater, 4/25/2014

Some highlights from the show:

  • Some Deer Tick fans popped up in front of us at the beginning of their set, affectionately referred to as Tick Heads. I have never seen someone’s mind constantly exploding from that close for that amount of time. They clearly could not contain their enthusiasm, and were escorted away before the end of the set.
  • The Vogue does not know how to make a Tom Collins (maybe just the one bartender). We stuck with whiskey coke after that, considering the band:
    https://rd.io/i/QWRkrDdiEso/
  • Craig Finn almost looks out of place at first but makes it clear that he is having just as much fun as you are, which makes the whole show pretty refreshing. Read more about it here (about halfway in, just past the part about bookshelves).
  • Hold Steady fans are generally unthreatening. Lots of plaid button-ups and thick-rimmed glasses. There were some d-bags in the front that were watching ESPN on their phone, literally less than 10 feet from the mics. Disappointing, but they weren’t jumping around and throwing elbows and screaming, so whatever.