What do you find when you look under the paper-thin veneer of an upscale Homeowner’s Association? Behind the mandated white-only window treatments, the always-closed garage doors, and in select areas, well maintained landscaping, you will find an array of eccentric homeowners, many of them trying to subvert and take control of the HOA.
The HOA is the debut novel from David B. Roundsley. Author of his memoir, Bad Blood: A Life Without Consequence, about his 13-year search for his birth parents, shocking discoveries and the half-siblings he discovered. The HOA is a much lighter read, sitting somewhere between the first Tales of the City book by Armistead Maupin and Desperate Housewives. Minus the eating disorders, cosmetic surgery and body count.
To stay up to date on the progress of the book and to be notified when the Kickstarter Campaign goes live, you can sign up for the Mailing List HERE!
I want to thank everyone who made the Kickstarter Campaign a massive success. We more than fully funded and will be starting the process to collect everyone’s emails and begin the fulfillment process!
The book, Bad Blood – A Life Without Consequence and the companion album, Bad Blood, by Munich Syndrome, will both be going to press and be sent out to all the Kickstarter backers before the end of the year. Signed copies will include three 5×7 postcards, suitable for framing along with a custom bookmark.
Our Kickstarter campaign for Bad Blood – A Life Without Consequence, book and album has funded! The book and album are available now through October 18 at noon. Please check out the campaign before it ends.
My name is David B. Roundsley and “Bad Blood – A Life Without Consequence” (Book and Album) is my memoir about the search for my birth parents and my DNA origins. I am a musician (writing and recording as Munich Syndrome since the mid-80’s), graphics and multimedia designer and an adoptee. This book lays out and details the unexpected search for my DNA origins and brings to light the far-reaching consequences of poor judgments and bad decisions.
The story reads on many levels: true-crime, adventure, mystery and in some respects a how-to for anyone sincerely interested in discovering the truth about their DNA origins and past. Covering many decades and many lives, the book is a documentation of my search and the many families that were affected.
Bad Blood – the album
I am also a musician, writing and recording under the name Munich Syndrome since the mid-80’s. While this is my first book, the accompanying soundtrack / curated listening will be my 11th album.
The genesis of the Bad Blood album was to initially do a song for the book and Kickstarter project (“Bad Blood, the Ballad of a Bad Man”), but evolved into a soundtrack / curated listening experience to accompany the book.
The 16-track album of dreamy electronica mixed with acoustic instruments is cinematic, atmospheric, dreamy, mysterious and an aural companion to the book.
1- Bad Blood (Intro)
2-Out of the Blue *
3-Android Dreams (New Vox) ✯
4-Fragment (of a dream) (quiet) (Dreamstate mix) ❢
5-Secrets and Lies
7-Watching You (Surveillance Mix) ✠
9-Bad Blood (the Ballad of a Bad Man)
10-Lonely Highway (Acoustica) ✶
11-Between Nothingness and Eternity (Dreamstate mix) ✢
12-Journey of a Lifetime (Electro Pop 2 Radio edit) ✪
13-The Only Path (Electro Pop 2 Full Album version) ✪
14- Bad Blood (Outro)
15- Suburbia (Acoustic)✧
All songs written, performed and produced by David B. Roundsley (except * written by Alan Parsons, Ian Bairnson, Stuart Elliott)
✯ Original Version from Robotika VIP & Robotika Expanded editions
❢ Original Version from Sensual Ambience
✠ Original Version from Electronic Ecstasy
✶ Original Version from GRAY/SCALE
✢ Original Version from Electro Pop
✪ From Electro Pop 2 – Deluxe Edition
✧ Original Version from Electro Pop 2 – Deluxe Edition
And your name will be added to the Book’s Contributor list!
One man’s journey of self-discovery searching for his DNA origins becomes a compellingly complex mystery. Seemingly unique, this may become more commonplace in our new world of DNA testing, data aggregation and social media. The pros and cons or undertaking such a search are highlighted in this story.
Bad Blood is a deeply personal project that will finally see the light of day. A seemingly straightforward inquiry about my birth parents and DNA origins led me down a surreal and dark rabbit hole of mystery, secrets and unexpected results. The Kickstarter for the book and album will go live Thursday August 13!
If you like memoirs, biography, true-crime, mysteries, or modern culture, please check this out and please share this with anyone else you think might be interested!
The campaign goes live August 13, 2020 and will run for 30 days. Please check it out, and share with your friends!
Part of the Kickstarter campaign for Bad Blood is a soundtrack / curated listening experience. Songs written about and during the 13-year journey create an aural equivalent of the book.
Track listing: 1- Bad Blood (Intro) 2-Out of the Blue * 3-Android Dreams (New Vox) ✯ 4-Fragment (of a dream) (quiet) (Dreamstate mix) ❢ 5-Secrets and Lies 6-Pursuit 7-Watching You (Surveillance Mix) ✠ 8-Forever Walking 9-Bad Blood (the Ballad of a Bad Man) 10-Lonely Highway (Acoustica) ✶ 11-Between Nothingness and Eternity (Dreamstate mix) ✢ 12-Journey of a Lifetime (Electro Pop 2 Radio edit) ✪ 13-The Only Path (Electro Pop 2 Full Album version) ✪ 14- Bad Blood (Outro) ✪ 15- Suburbia (Acoustic)✧ 16-Goodbye
All song written, performed and produced by David B. Roundsley (except * written by Alan Parsons, Ian Bairnson, Stuart Elliott)
✯ Original Version from Robotika VIP & Robotika Expanded editions ❢ Original Version from Sensual Ambience ✠ Original Version from Electronic Ecstasy ✶ Original Version from GRAY/SCALE ✢ Original Version from Electro Pop ✪ From Electro Pop 2 – Deluxe Edition ✧ Original Version from Electro Pop 2 – Deluxe Edition
Please check out our Kickstarter Campaign going live Thursday August 13. The campaign will run for 30 days. It is an all-or-nothing campaign. If we hit our funding goals the book and album will go into production!
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