My Top Albums of 2015

Wow, what a year! 2015 was wild and varied ride for me personally and musically. I didn’t rank my list this year because I don’t really feel it makes much sense to do so anymore. I loved all of these albums more or less equally but for different reasons, depending on my mood or what I was experiencing in my life at the time. My top ten albums were chosen based on how often I listened to them, artistic achievement or both. Having said all that, there was a clear Number 1 album, which you’ll find out as you read the list. Be sure to also read my list of top songs for 2015. Continue reading “My Top Albums of 2015”

Favorite Music of 2014

For me 2014 was the year of the podcast. Prior to this year, I had rarely listened to them and now I seem to devote as much time (if not more) to podcasts as I do to music. Also, despite the endless and barrier-free sources of music out there, I sometimes miss the days of scrounging used CD stores or saving up to buy special editions. Somehow I felt more inspired those days! Despite this, I have put together a list of my favorite albums of 2014. Continue reading “Favorite Music of 2014”

Our UWS Apartment – Before We Moved in

As many of you may have heard by now, we have moved. It’s been about 3 1/2 months now. Time goes so quickly. We lived in our previous place for 5 years and, although we loved it, we were ready for a change – no walking up flights of stairs to take Romeo in and out, and more space. Plus, our landlord was raising our rent about 8%. We figured it was time to at least see what was out there and how good of a deal we had or didn’t have.

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