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The start of the video is a previous time John tried crowd surfing. And it’s a nice cover to boot.

And you’re shinin’ like the brightest star
A transmission on the midnight radio
And you’re spinnin’, your new forty-fives
All the misfits and the losers
Well, you know you’re rock and rollers
Spinning to your rock and roll

From the Squeezebox to the Jane, to Hollywood, to the Belasco: Thank you, John and Stephen for 21 years of Hedwig. May the party never end.

July 29, 1994-July 29, 2015

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JCM as Hedwig at Squeezebox, singing “All the Young Dudes,” which I have never heard before… Should I keep tagging you guys (#angstheds) in these links?

Logitech's Squeezebox Controller app makes the transition from Android to iOS
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After launching the Squeezebox Controller app on Android last month, what could Logitech do next other than release a version for your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. The features and interface appear to be identical, letting users control any or all Squeezeboxes on the WiFi network complete with metadata and album art.

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I was trying to play 24-bit FLACs through my 16-bit Squeezebox Boom, and it was failing to downsample, just instantly skipping ahead to the next track with no error message.

Short answer: `apt-get install ia32-libs`

Long answer: Starting the daemon like so:

/usr/sbin/squeezeboxserver –d_server

gave me an error message:

sh: /usr/share/squeezeboxserver/Bin/i386-linux/flac: not found

Er OK.. 

$ (cd /usr/share/squeezeboxserver/Bin/i386-linux/ && ls -l flac)

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 480836 2011-11-28 15:45 flac

File exists and perms look normal… (squeezebox server aka logitech media server bundles its own binaries, you do not need to install debs for flac and friends)

$ /usr/share/squeezeboxserver/Bin/i386-linux/flac

-bash: /usr/share/squeezeboxserver/Bin/i386-linux/flac: No such file or directory

WTF?

$ file /usr/share/squeezeboxserver/Bin/i386-linux/flac

/usr/share/squeezeboxserver/Bin/i386-linux/flac: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.4.1, stripped

$ uname -m

x86_64

Oh right, I’m running a 64-bit OS and it’s a 32-bit binary. We need some i386 runtime libs. Screw that unhelpful error message from bash though!

$ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

$ sudo /etc/init.d/logitechmediaserver restart

And now it works!