I decided she was a sly little fox, and that her smile was sweeter and hotter than any whiskey I’d ever tried to lose myself in.
Shamus Flynn, Hell Bent (by Devon Monk)

I haven’t had much time to update 34th & Now recently due to the all-consuming rotation that is 12 weeks of Internal Medicine but now that I’m studying for my shelf exam and will be at the computer more I am gonna try to get back into it. 

Here’s one of my newest finds, singer-songwriter Matt Duke. Apparently if you are a dude with an acoustic guitar and named Matt there’s a good chance I will dig your music. (See also: Nathanson, Mayfield, Duke). This live, acoustic version of “Sex and Reruns” is pretty awesome. Also…that’s just a great name for a song, period. 

I heard this song playing in Chipotle yesterday and have been listening to it ever since. AKW’s voice is great and while the instrumentation is pretty simple, the subtle changes make a huge difference.

Well this only took 5 apps and 45 min to edit while bored on the bus from NYC to DC but I think it turned out kinda cool for an iPhone edited movie. The song is “Great Unknown” by The Damnwells.

Apps Used (In Order)
1. iMotion HD
2. 8mm
3. iTunes Music Store (for the song)
4. Video Sound
5. SquareReady for Video
6. Instagram

No ones gonna rescue you
‘Cause no one has a fucking clue
"Let’s Be Civilized," The Damnwells

I continually forget how great The Damnwells are until I randomly listen to a song by them and go on a hardcore binge. Their latest album is perfect with it’s mix of distorted guitars, gravely vocals, sweeping acoustic guitars and killer lyrics. It’s like gettin a right hook to the ear courtesy of Alternative Americana. Here’s “She Goes Around.”

I just read that Lucy Rose is currently on tour. Hospital schedule permitting, I need to find tickets. She is amazing. Here’s a live performance of “Night Bus.”

30 plays

Matthew Mayfield has been one of my favorite singer-songwriters for months now and I continually get blown away by his tracks as I delve deeper into his repertoire. This time around it was track “Maybe Next Christmas” off the similarly titled EP. It’s use of repetition is perfect and brutally honest, if not biographical lyrics makes it the kind of song almost everyone can relate to.

Doing some karate in the garage with Rocky, TumTum, and Grandpa. #rockylovesemily #lightuptheeyesboys #imadethismaskoutoftheeconomist #threeninjas #DIYninjacouture (at Lord Voldemorts Lair)

Doing some karate in the garage with Rocky, TumTum, and Grandpa. #rockylovesemily #lightuptheeyesboys #imadethismaskoutoftheeconomist #threeninjas #DIYninjacouture (at Lord Voldemorts Lair)

I literally can not get enough of Norway, ME EP. Aunt Martha is amazing. Here’s “Blue Buildings”

So I stumble around…

Craft Beers

  • Liz: Where are ya?
  • Me: En route. Order me the craftiest beer they have. If you're unsure just ask for whatever beer would portray Anansi the spider in an all-beer rendition of Aesop's fables.
That moment when you step your drinking game up because you’re closer to 30 than you are to 20 and handles of booze in the freezer is no longer socially acceptable. #howtodrinklikeanadult

That moment when you step your drinking game up because you’re closer to 30 than you are to 20 and handles of booze in the freezer is no longer socially acceptable. #howtodrinklikeanadult

"A singer-songwriter from Australia putting out good music? How shocking!" said no one ever. 

This time around it’s indie-folk artist Hudson who has released two EP’s that I’m aware of. This track, “One & One” comes off the latter of the two, The Undertow EP. Hudson’s voice might take a bit to get used to, at least it did for me. The first time I heard this track, I liked it well enough but by the 3rd time through, I realized just how good it was. 

This live acoustic version of Aunt Martha performing “Fifteen Countries” is absolutely fantastic. This has to be, far and away, one of my new favorite songs from one of my new favorite artists.