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I just threw together a new mix on 8tracks, 34th & Now: Kelly Kapowski Mixtape featuring 42 of my favorite pop/rock songs from the 90s. Let’s be honest, the 90s totally killed it in terms cheesy, sing-along, fun pop music and sometimes that’s what you need on a Sunday afternoon. As always feel free to share this one.

UPDATE:  Added the following songs to hit 50 tracks.
Stay (I Miss You) - Lisa Loeb
Show Me Love - Robyn
Impression That I Get - Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Beer - Reel Big Fish (Via Raj)
Zombies - The Cranberries (via Pasq)
Hand in My Pocket - Alanis Morrisette
You Oughta Know - Alanis Morrisette

Tracklist:
Steal My Sunshine - Len
Hey Jealousy - Gin Blossoms
You’re a God - Vertical Horizon
3 AM - Matchbox 20
The Way - Fastball
Jumper - Third Eye Blind
Sex and Candy - Marcy Playground
You Get What You Give - New Radicals
Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
Fly - Sugar Ray
Summer Girls - LFO
Mutt - Blink 182 
King of Wishful Thinking - Go West
Slide - Goo Goo Dolls
Just a Girl - No Doubt
Say It Ain’t So - Weezer
High and Dry - Radiohead
Be Like That - 3 Doors Down
Hold My Hand - Hootie & The Blowfish
Under the Bridge - RHCP
Crash Into Me - Dave Matthews Band
Kiss Me - Sixpence None the Richer
Everything You Want - Vertical Horizon
Follow You Down - Gin Blossoms
Wonderwall - Oasis
One - U2 
Girl on TV - LFO
Creep - Radiohead
Tubthumping - Chumba Wumba
Buddy Holly - Weezer
Dammit - Blink 182 
Broadway - Goo Goo Dolls
Only Wanna Be With You - Hootie
Spiderwebs - No Doubt
Stay (Wasting Time) - DMB
Push - Matchbox 20 
Song 2 - Blur
Californication - RHCP
Every Morning - Sugar Ray
Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind
Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis

I know I haven’t posted a “34th & Now Presents" mixtape in a while, so when I realized I’ve been listening to one playlist a ton lately, I figured it was time to bring the idea back. Named after one of the only lyrics I’ve ever written that I still liked after the fact—This headache’s been pounding for days//And the cracks on the ceiling…they all look the same //So just pour me //Back into my bottle, I’ll wake up next week—"34th & Now Presents: Cracks on the Ceiling" features a collection of 20 songs that I feel are at their best when you turn up your headphones, turn off the world, and just lay somewhere and really listen. You can pick it up as a free .zip file here. Track List: Poison & Wine - The Civil WarsDown In The Valley - The Head and the HeartLost In My Mind - The Head and the HeartGo Henry - Hey Rosetta!Espirit d’escalier - Hey Rosetta!The Year You Were Born - Hey Rosetta!A Thousand Suns - Hey Rosetta!When You Were Mine - John Heart JackieThis Place is Deserted - LimbeckDeer - Manchester Orchestra Simple Math - Manchester OrchestraLeave It Alone - Manchester OrchestraApprehension - Manchester OrchestraKept (Solo) - Matt Nathanson I Can’t Get To What You Need (Solo) - Matt NathansonHelp I’m Alive (Acoustic) - MetricSlow Show - The NationalStart A War - The National Twenty Miles to NH Part 2 - The National Past 34th & Now Downloads & Track-listings34th & Now Presents: Cover Me, I’m Going In34th & Now Presents: These City Lights 34th & Now Presents: Lies, Booze, & Then Deceit 34th & Now Presents: Pound the Pavement

I know I haven’t posted a “34th & Now Presents" mixtape in a while, so when I realized I’ve been listening to one playlist a ton lately, I figured it was time to bring the idea back.

Named after one of the only lyrics I’ve ever written that I still liked after the fact—This headache’s been pounding for days//And the cracks on the ceiling…they all look the same //So just pour me //Back into my bottle, I’ll wake up next week"34th & Now Presents: Cracks on the Ceiling" features a collection of 20 songs that I feel are at their best when you turn up your headphones, turn off the world, and just lay somewhere and really listen. You can pick it up as a free .zip file here.

Track List:
Poison & Wine - The Civil Wars
Down In The Valley - The Head and the Heart
Lost In My Mind - The Head and the Heart
Go Henry - Hey Rosetta!
Espirit d’escalier - Hey Rosetta!
The Year You Were Born - Hey Rosetta!
A Thousand Suns - Hey Rosetta!
When You Were Mine - John Heart Jackie
This Place is Deserted - Limbeck
Deer - Manchester Orchestra
Simple Math - Manchester Orchestra
Leave It Alone - Manchester Orchestra
Apprehension - Manchester Orchestra
Kept (Solo) - Matt Nathanson
I Can’t Get To What You Need (Solo) - Matt Nathanson
Help I’m Alive (Acoustic) - Metric
Slow Show - The National
Start A War - The National
Twenty Miles to NH Part 2 - The National

Past 34th & Now Downloads & Track-listings
34th & Now Presents: Cover Me, I’m Going In
34th & Now Presents: These City Lights
34th & Now Presents: Lies, Booze, & Then Deceit
34th & Now Presents: Pound the Pavement

If you haven’t already be sure to pick up the latest 34th and Now Mixtape: A Merry Indie X-Mas. It’s got 23 Holiday tracks—covers and originals—but some great artists like Deathcab for Cutie, The Killers, Sufjan Stevens, The Raveonettes, Jenny O. and more!

For the complete track-listing click here.

Every October 31st Vermont’s most famous jam-band, Phish, puts on a Halloween concert for fans where Trey Anastasio and co. don what they call a “musical costume” by covering another artist’s album in its entirety. Previous years have treated Phish fans to renditions of the Beatles’ “White Album," the Rolling Stones’ “Exile on Main Street,” and the Who’s “Quadrophenia.”
Not to be outdone—and because I think the idea of musical costumes is pretty cool—I’ve compiled a number of my favorite covers into the next 34th & Now mixtape: Cover Me, I’m Going In: A Mixtape in Costume. Grab it as a zip file here.
Track List:
Kid A (Radiohead) - John Mayer
Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen) - Matt Nathanson
Viva La Vida (Coldplay) - Lady GaGa
What You Like (T.I.) - Anya Marina
Stuck on You (Elvis Presley) - Dave Matthews
Kids (MGMT) - Ben Lee
Three Little Birds (Bob Marley) - Brendan Urie of Panic at the Disco
Crazy (Gnarls Barkley) - Wakey!Wakey!
Beggin’ (Madcon) - The Saturdays
Across the Universe (The Beatles) - Fiona Apple
Are You That Somebody (Aaliyah) - The Gossip
Use Somebody (Kings of Leon) - Paramore
Badfish/Boss DJ (Sublime) - Jack Johnson
Hide Your Love Away (The Beatles) - Eddie Vedder 
When You Were Young (The Killers) - The Noisettes
Tiny Dancer (Elton John) - Ben Folds

Every October 31st Vermont’s most famous jam-band, Phish, puts on a Halloween concert for fans where Trey Anastasio and co. don what they call a “musical costume” by covering another artist’s album in its entirety. Previous years have treated Phish fans to renditions of the Beatles’ “White Album," the Rolling Stones’Exile on Main Street,” and the Who’s Quadrophenia.

Not to be outdone—and because I think the idea of musical costumes is pretty cool—I’ve compiled a number of my favorite covers into the next 34th & Now mixtape: Cover Me, I’m Going In: A Mixtape in Costume. Grab it as a zip file here.

Track List:

  1. Kid A (Radiohead) - John Mayer
  2. Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen) - Matt Nathanson
  3. Viva La Vida (Coldplay) - Lady GaGa
  4. What You Like (T.I.) - Anya Marina
  5. Stuck on You (Elvis Presley) - Dave Matthews
  6. Kids (MGMT) - Ben Lee
  7. Three Little Birds (Bob Marley) - Brendan Urie of Panic at the Disco
  8. Crazy (Gnarls Barkley) - Wakey!Wakey!
  9. Beggin’ (Madcon) - The Saturdays
  10. Across the Universe (The Beatles) - Fiona Apple
  11. Are You That Somebody (Aaliyah) - The Gossip
  12. Use Somebody (Kings of Leon) - Paramore
  13. Badfish/Boss DJ (Sublime) - Jack Johnson
  14. Hide Your Love Away (The Beatles) - Eddie Vedder
  15. When You Were Young (The Killers) - The Noisettes
  16. Tiny Dancer (Elton John) - Ben Folds
When I first started up 34th & Now, I wasn’t entirely sure of where I wanted to go with it; I knew what I wanted to focus on—the bands, music, and art that I enjoy—but I wasn’t too sure why anyone else would want to read it. What I did know was that if I somehow turned even one person on to a new band that they had never heard before, I would consider it a success; a sentiment that lies at the heart of the latest 34th & Now download, These City Lights: A Mixtape in Seven Acts.
As an avid fan of reading music blogs to discover bands, I know it can sometimes be frustrating to realize, after buying an album, that a band’s overall sound is nothing like you expected based on the one track you heard. To combat that problem, this latest mixtape features seven of the bands that I have recently blogged about—and totally dig—and offers three tracks by each; some tracks are old, some are new, but they were all specifically chosen to give you an idea of the band in question and, hopefully, help you find something new you enjoy.
You can pick up the mixtape here as a free zip file.
Track List:
Oh La - Ra Ra Riot
Boy - Ra Ra Riot
Too Dramatic - Ra Ra Riot
A Children’s Crusade… - Margot & The Nuclear So and So
Quiet as a Mouse - Margot & The Nuclear So and So
Barfight Revolution… - Margot & The Nuclear So and So
Almost Everything - Wakey!Wakey!
Light Outside - Wakey!Wakey!
Square Peg Round Hole - Wakey!Wakey!
Miles Davis & The Cool - The Gaslight Anthem
Here’s Looking at You, Kid - The Gaslight Anthem
Stay Lucky - The Gaslight Anthem
Fake Empire - The National
Green Gloves - The National
Bloodbuzz Ohio - The National
Now The One You Once Loved is Leaving - Lydia
Fate - Lydia
Stay Awake - Lydia
Blue Blood - Foals
Spanish Sahara - Foals
2 Trees - Foals 
[As always if you like the music, please support the artists]

When I first started up 34th & Now, I wasn’t entirely sure of where I wanted to go with it; I knew what I wanted to focus on—the bands, music, and art that I enjoy—but I wasn’t too sure why anyone else would want to read it. What I did know was that if I somehow turned even one person on to a new band that they had never heard before, I would consider it a success; a sentiment that lies at the heart of the latest 34th & Now download, These City Lights: A Mixtape in Seven Acts.

As an avid fan of reading music blogs to discover bands, I know it can sometimes be frustrating to realize, after buying an album, that a band’s overall sound is nothing like you expected based on the one track you heard. To combat that problem, this latest mixtape features seven of the bands that I have recently blogged about—and totally dig—and offers three tracks by each; some tracks are old, some are new, but they were all specifically chosen to give you an idea of the band in question and, hopefully, help you find something new you enjoy.

You can pick up the mixtape here as a free zip file.

Track List:

  1. Oh La - Ra Ra Riot
  2. Boy - Ra Ra Riot
  3. Too Dramatic - Ra Ra Riot
  4. A Children’s Crusade… - Margot & The Nuclear So and So
  5. Quiet as a Mouse - Margot & The Nuclear So and So
  6. Barfight Revolution… - Margot & The Nuclear So and So
  7. Almost Everything - Wakey!Wakey!
  8. Light Outside - Wakey!Wakey!
  9. Square Peg Round Hole - Wakey!Wakey!
  10. Miles Davis & The Cool - The Gaslight Anthem
  11. Here’s Looking at You, Kid - The Gaslight Anthem
  12. Stay Lucky - The Gaslight Anthem
  13. Fake Empire - The National
  14. Green Gloves - The National
  15. Bloodbuzz Ohio - The National
  16. Now The One You Once Loved is Leaving - Lydia
  17. Fate - Lydia
  18. Stay Awake - Lydia
  19. Blue Blood - Foals
  20. Spanish Sahara - Foals
  21. 2 Trees - Foals

[As always if you like the music, please support the artists]

“To me, making a tape is like writing a letter—there’s a lot of  erasing and rethinking and starting again” - Rob Gordon, High Fidelity 
After the positive feedback I received from friends and followers on  the last one, I have decided to upload another mix-tape. Now, my  personal feelings on these is that they should always have  meaning; some authorial intent to be analyzed or interpreted by the  listener. Everything from song selection and placement to tempo/genre  changes and lyrics should be chosen for a reason and to that end, the  tape should be listened to from start to finish as compiled. Really.
You can download the tape here as a zip file: 
Track Listing:
The Outsider - Marina and the Diamonds
Not Today - Jump, Little Children
People C’mon - Delta Spirit
High Lonesom - The Gaslight Anthem
Changin- The Moondoggies
 Red Orange Yellow - Photo Atlas
A Pillar of Salt - The Thermals
In the Now - Cursive
Moving to New York - The Wombats
The Great Escape - We Are Scientists

“To me, making a tape is like writing a letter—there’s a lot of erasing and rethinking and starting again” - Rob Gordon, High Fidelity

After the positive feedback I received from friends and followers on the last one, I have decided to upload another mix-tape. Now, my personal feelings on these is that they should always have meaning; some authorial intent to be analyzed or interpreted by the listener. Everything from song selection and placement to tempo/genre changes and lyrics should be chosen for a reason and to that end, the tape should be listened to from start to finish as compiled. Really.

You can download the tape here as a zip file:

Track Listing:

  1. The Outsider - Marina and the Diamonds
  2. Not Today - Jump, Little Children
  3. People C’mon - Delta Spirit
  4. High Lonesom - The Gaslight Anthem
  5. Changin- The Moondoggies
  6. Red Orange Yellow - Photo Atlas
  7. A Pillar of Salt - The Thermals
  8. In the Now - Cursive
  9. Moving to New York - The Wombats
  10. The Great Escape - We Are Scientists
Fresh out of pseudo-grad school a.k.a. my post-baccalaureate program at UPenn, I find myself not only in the throes of the medical school application process but also unemployed and on the job grind. As such, I felt it important to have a solid playlist for when I am out there pounding the pavement and filling out applications to boost morale and help pass the time. Aptly named Pound the Pavement: An unemployment mixtape, you can download it free as a zip file.
Track Listing:
This Too Shall Pass - OK Go
Afterparty at Jimmy’s - Anya Marina
Bang Pop - Free Energy
Gold Guns Girls - Metric
Quiet Little Voices - We Were Promised Jetpacks
Miles Davis & The Cool - The Gaslight Anthem
Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
No Mercy, Only Violence - The Library
King Arthur - The Epilogues
Free Energy - Free Energy
Swagger - The Vox Jaguars
Come Saturday - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Ambling Alp - Yeasayer

Fresh out of pseudo-grad school a.k.a. my post-baccalaureate program at UPenn, I find myself not only in the throes of the medical school application process but also unemployed and on the job grind. As such, I felt it important to have a solid playlist for when I am out there pounding the pavement and filling out applications to boost morale and help pass the time. Aptly named Pound the Pavement: An unemployment mixtape, you can download it free as a zip file.

Track Listing:

  1. This Too Shall Pass - OK Go
  2. Afterparty at Jimmy’s - Anya Marina
  3. Bang Pop - Free Energy
  4. Gold Guns Girls - Metric
  5. Quiet Little Voices - We Were Promised Jetpacks
  6. Miles Davis & The Cool - The Gaslight Anthem
  7. Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  8. No Mercy, Only Violence - The Library
  9. King Arthur - The Epilogues
  10. Free Energy - Free Energy
  11. Swagger - The Vox Jaguars
  12. Come Saturday - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
  13. Ambling Alp - Yeasayer