In many ways, it was a classic scene of Americana: A group of friends gathered around a fire, celebrating Memorial Day, listening to music, and enjoying each others company. The music pumping through the outdoor speaker was being fed by an iPod touch, itself an anachronism in this smartphone era. But it may as well have been coming from a 1980's boombox: All of the songs it played were stored locally on my friend's PC and synced, old-school, to the device over a cable.
My friend is a huge music fan and has one of the biggest music collection I've ever seen. But he's no fan of streaming music. Regardless, there just isn't a streaming music service on earth that includes all of the songs we heard that night in its catalog.