About 10 years ago, the future wife of one of my best friends approached me about starting a blog with him and a couple other friends of ours. What we created was called the Dudes of America. Since none of us had any experience blogging, we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. It was an adventure and a crazy amount of fun, but ultimately, we could no longer sustain it. As everyone got busier at work and in their personal lives, it became increasingly difficult to maintain the blog and to produce material that we deemed worth posting. RIP DoA.

Not long after that, I missed writing, so I decided to start my own little blog that I would dedicate to music. Enter Up Here In My Tree in May 2011. Dudes of America had very little to do with music, so I looked at Up Here In My Tree as my little passion project where I could share with others the music that I was discovering. For as long as I remember, I have always enjoyed sharing music with others, whether through mix tapes or recommendations, so Up Here In My Tree seemed like the perfect place to do that.

Over the past 5 years, my posting has become rather infrequent as life, family, and work have left me with less time to listen to new music and then write about it. Although I often tell myself that I will post more regularly, I make no promises. Whenever possible, I post videos of live performances, as I have always preferred the live performance of music over recorded music. I have also entertained the idea of broadening Up Here In My Tree’s scope to cover various aspects of pop culture, including movies and television, so stay tuned for some possible changes in the near future.

A little more about me…I call northern New Jersey home and live in absolutely beautiful town full of woods and lakes. I am a father of a silly, stubborn, and amazing little girl (rock star in training). In my free time, I enjoy hiking with my girlfriend and our two girls (daughter and dog), mountain biking, binge watching television, and playing / collecting Guild acoustic guitars.

Be well.

April 2016

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