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Google Music on the way?

It’s a slow sports day, but this caught my interest:


According to tech site CNET, Google is building a cloud-based music service to take on iTunes that could launch as early as this fall.

How sure of a thing is Google Music? It’s squarely still in rumor territory at this point, but CNET’s report cites “multiple music industry sources”, and even the Google Music image you see above was found on Google’s servers. So while unconfirmed, we’d say it seems pretty likely.

Let’s hear more specifics—including what would make Google Music a compelling switch for you—in the comments.

Google music store could launch this fall [CNET]

What do you think?  Is Google Music something you’d be interested in?

8th Annual Big Apple BBQ Block Party

Big Apple Barbecue Block Party

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The Eighth Annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party takes place in Madison Square Park June 12-13, 2010, from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. The weekend-long event takes place every June and brings together the country’s top pitmasters who cook up their award-winning food for over a hundred thousand barbecue enthusiasts. Set against the beautiful backdrop of Madison Square Park, the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party attracts people from near and far to sustain and celebrate America’s authentic culinary and musical traditions.

Admission to the event is free. Take in the sights, sounds and smells of the event – from great live music to engaging seminars and cooking demonstrations – without ever dropping a dollar. The country’s best barbecue is available from top pitmasters for only $8 per plate.

Proceeds from the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party support the Madison Square Park Conservancy, the organization responsible for the beauty, ongoing maintenance, and programming of this historic park.

The Novice Smoker will be in attendance – taking pictures and testing all the food – for quality control reasons, of course 🙂 If you’re in the area, come on down for some good music and great food. And, the best part is that it all goes towards a great cause.