Bad Blood – A Life Without Consequence
Book and Soundtrack / Curated Listening Experience
Bad Blood – A Life Without Consequence memorializes a 13-year journey of an adoptee’s search for his birth parents and the truth about his origins. Happening to catch a talk TV show on adoption and reunions, a spur-of-the-moment decision to submit an application opened the door to a coast-to-coast search that revealed secrets, lies, adultery, drug addiction, swinging, organized crime and attempted murders.
The book and album (Soundtrack / Curated Listening Experience) will be available exclusively from a KickStarter Campaign, due to launch shortly. Please subscribe to our mailing list to get updates and be the first notified when the KickStarter campaign goes live!
What happens when a talk show comes on and the topic relates to adoption and birth searches? Happening to catch a show in 2007, filling out a form on a search website opened a Pandora’s box of secrets, lies, mysteries and twists and turns that led to 13-year odyssey to finally uncover the truth hidden behind decades of lies and subterfuge.
Reading more like a true-crime mystery, the memoir is revealed layer-by-layer, as facts, discoveries and stories hidden are discovered and connections are made. With origins in Detroit and Michigan the story traces the story of his birth parents from their origins in Michigan out to southern California and on up through South Dakota into Montana, Washington state and Oregon. Affiliations with the mob, drugs, kinks and swinging and most sobering, attempted murder. Despite many aspects of the story being decades in the past, through luck and perseverance, a surprising number of people came forward to share their memories and recollections.
An unintended side effect of the search was going fully forward into the arcane laws governing adoptions and the arduous and long attempts made to unseal birth records. This led to taking on the states of California and Michigan to obtain the original birth certificates of both the adoptee and his birth mother, who as it turned out, was placed for adoption herself.
A modern-day exploration of how social media, DNA testing, data aggregation, private investigation and public records searches all intersected to reveal a man who lived a life without consequence. A by-product of this search also brought to the surface what identity is and what it means to a person. Are we what we’re told we are, or are the fundamentals hard-wired in our genetics from birth?
A journey and story that couldn’t have happened at an earlier point in time, underscoring that the truth does come out and prevail, even after decades of deceit and subterfuge. The Story begins in February 2007 and comes to its conclusion towards the end of 2019. Accompanying the book is a hybrid soundtrack / curated listening experience, featuring songs written during and about the journey and search. Cinematic and atmospheric, the album flows to create a aural equivalent of the book.
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Part of the Bad Blood KickStater project will be offering Munich Syndrome’s 11th album, Bad Blood. Written about and during the 13-year journey some of the songs are older and have been remixed, remade and reconfigured specifically for this album. Following Munich Syndrome’s 10th album, GRAY/SCALE, Bad Blood, the album, expands the Munich Syndrome palette to include acoustic, electric and slide guitars, along with understated electronica and electronics.
“Burning down the memories, so daunting
Casting off the ghosts that, come haunting
Some times it all comes back in a flood
But there’s no denying that bad, bad blood“
from Bad Blood (the Ballad of a Bad Man) ASCAP/Syndrome Sounds
1- Bad Blood (Intro)
2-Out of the Blue *
3-Android Dreams (New Vox)
4-Fragment (of a dream) (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
13-The Only Path
15-Bad Blood (Outro)
All song written, performed and produced by David B. Roundsley (except * written by Ian Bairnson)