This week on Nothing Urgent, Derek Evers and Christopher Robbins are talking New Jersey music and electronic cigarette legislation. Marissa Paternoster (Screaming Females, Noun) and Joe Steinhardt (Don Giovanni Records, Modern Hut) join Derek and Chris in the studio to talk about the DIY music scenes in New Brunswick and Elizabeth, New Jersey. Find out how Marissa and Joe met, and why Joe felt that New Jersey music needed to be represented under the Don Giovanni label. Hear about their various musical projects, and their current touring schedules. New Jersey ain’t just screamo and Springsteen! Later, Derek and Chris call Jesse Gaddis, CEO of Brooklyn-based electronic cigarette company Bedford Slims. Hear how upcoming Bloomberg legislation threatens the business of e-cig companies, and thus eliminates another smoking cessation tool. Are electronic cigarettes safe? Find out all of this and more on this week’s installment of Nothing Urgent! Thanks to our sponsor, Tekserve.

“There’s going to be a lot of butting heads between lobbyists to try to keep their products relevant… it’s a gift and a curse.” [48:40]

“Is Bloomberg’s endgame to keep people smoking? That’s how I see the bill.” [50:20]

Jesse Gaddis on Nothing Urgent