I like many different kinds of music and enjoy having an iPod and iTunes so that I can get the various kinds of music that I like that I can't find in record stores. This includes world music and classical music, neither of which my partner, David Roundsley, cares for much.
In world music, I like Miriam Makeba, Vusi Mahlasela, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Letta Mbulu from South Africa, Thomas Mapfumo from Zimbabwe, Samba Mapangala from Zaire, Oumou Sangare from Mali, Cesaria Evora from Cape Verde as well as Amália Rodrigues, Mariza and José da Câmara from Portugal and Edith Piaf, Michel Polnareff, and Juliette Gréco from France.
In classical music, I enjoy opera (Puccini, Verdi and Mozart) as well as symphonies (Beethoven, Hovhaness, and Mahler), but I don't listen to it much at the moment..
David Roundsley likes popular music, especially electronica, so I have the opportunity to hear a lot of new music all the time. Living near San Francisco, we also have the opportunity to see live concerts regularly. We've seen Garbage, the Pet Shop Boys, Kraftwerk, ABC, and The Art of Noise, among others. The Art of Noise tour for The Seduction of Claude Debussy which we saw at Slim's was one of the best concerts either of us have ever seen.
More importantly (and very exciting for me), David Roundsley is Munich Syndrome, an electronica/electronic music project that explores the various moods, textures and styles on the electronic landscape. The music ranges stylistically from down tempo, trip-hop and atmospheric to electro synth pop and industrial. His first album, Sensual Ambience, is now available. Additionally, individual tracks can be purchased at:
I have the privilege of being able to listen as he creates his music, and he writes songs just for me for my birthday each year. My birthday song for 2005 was Come Out and Play: click on the image below to listen to this song.
The debut album "Sensual Ambience" as well as the second album, "Electro Pop" are now both available from CD Baby as well as iTunes and several other online music services:
Munich Syndrome now has pages up at:
Click the link below to listen to the another track from MunichSyndrome™: