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Margot & The Nukes are streaming their latest album, Slingshot to Heaven, at Paste Magazine. In related news, everyone go to Paste and stream it because it’s Margot & The Nukes. Check it out here.

Everyday Carry: Med School Edition 

-Whitecoat Clipboard Silver 
-Mass. General Pocket Medicine 5th ed. By Marc Sabatine M.D. 
-Littman Classic II SE Stethoscope 
-Cherokee Surgical Green Scrubs
-Master the Wards: Internal Med by Conrad Fisher M.D.
-Red Kap Medical Student White Coat
-Luminox 0215.SL Sentry watch 
-Curad 3G Vinyl gloves 
-3M 1” Surgical Tape 
-BD Vacutainer Safety-Lok 23G 
-Surgi-Lube 
-Orbit Peppermint Gum
-Cole Haan Slim Card Wallet 
-Burt’s Bees Lip Balm 
-Hospital ID
-Papermate Pens: Black, Red, Blue 
-Pen Light 
-iPhone5 charger 
-Sony earbuds

Everyday Carry: Med School Edition

-Whitecoat Clipboard Silver
-Mass. General Pocket Medicine 5th ed. By Marc Sabatine M.D.
-Littman Classic II SE Stethoscope
-Cherokee Surgical Green Scrubs
-Master the Wards: Internal Med by Conrad Fisher M.D.
-Red Kap Medical Student White Coat
-Luminox 0215.SL Sentry watch
-Curad 3G Vinyl gloves
-3M 1” Surgical Tape
-BD Vacutainer Safety-Lok 23G
-Surgi-Lube
-Orbit Peppermint Gum
-Cole Haan Slim Card Wallet
-Burt’s Bees Lip Balm
-Hospital ID
-Papermate Pens: Black, Red, Blue
-Pen Light
-iPhone5 charger
-Sony earbuds

A long time ago I learned not to explain things to people. It misleads them into thinking they’re entitled to know everything I do.
Lisa Kleypas 

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Formed just over a year ago, Mansions on the Moon, consists of Shaw and Ben Hazlegrove (of Pnuma Trio) along with singer/songwriter, Ted Wendler. The band’s debut EP, Full Moon, was released in October 2013 and features some great indie-synth-pop tracks. A friend sent this song, “More Than Nothing” my way recently, and now they are definitely on my bands to watch list for 2014.

A chapter pertaining to the string of noble friends in my life whom I would call best. I am lucky enough to have counted several, and I’m still young by gad. The adhesive joining us, always, has been a sense of confederacy. A penchant for mischief and irreverent humor. Us against Them. As long as we were together, we managed to have as much fun as possible, because really, otherwise, what’s the fucking point?
Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson), “Paddle Your Own Canoe.”

I know, I know…they’re Canadian, but hey, how could I not talk about a band named 41st and Home on a blog called 34th & Now. It had to be done. Plus their music is pretty solid. A friend sent me a bunch of new music yesterday to check out and these guys were top of the pile with solid vocals/lyrics and a band that features a cello, a violin, and a lot of floor toms. Fans of artists like The Spring Standards and Ra Ra Riot will definitely dig these guys.

I recently had someone on Tumblr ask me if I was on Spotify so they could follow me for music suggestions, having liked the music I post here. I’m not sure how to link directly to my Spotify account (if that’s even possible) so I decided to link to two playlists that have become my “catch alls” for new music I find.

The playlist above, “PRDR, Fishbowls & Mexican Mondays” came about sometime in August 2013 while studying for my first round of medical boards as a way to share some songs I was really into with a few friends. It served and continues to serve as a waystation for tracks that have already been vetted from my on-going (and currently 510 track, 31 hour long) “To Listen To” playlist and that might make it onto the “New for 34th” playlist. Basically, when I find a song I really like out of an album and listen to it over and over again, it gets bumped up to this playlist which means this playlist, on shuffle, is also pretty solid for long drives in the car.

Currently at 90 tracks and 5h 28 minutes, “PRDR, Fishbowls, & Mexican Mondays” features tracks by artists like Matthew Mayfield, Mighty Oaks, Bronze Radio Return, Moon Taxi, Smallpools, Johnnyswim and more.

I spent a good portion of my summer listening to Lord Huron and it wasn’t until recently, on a flight between NYC and Miami that I found myself really getting back into them. Their songs run the gamut from mellow folk/acoustic to more upbeat sing-a-long quasi-Mumford tracks which seems to be the genre that is really falling in my current wheelhouse. Here they are with a live version of “Time to Run.”

"He recognized his antagonizing tendencies even then, but, like an alcoholic or a fan of the Dave Matthews Band, he ultimately could not control his self-destructive tendencies." - Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson)

"He recognized his antagonizing tendencies even then, but, like an alcoholic or a fan of the Dave Matthews Band, he ultimately could not control his self-destructive tendencies." - Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson)

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