I've lived in San Diego since '02, but am originally from the midwest. I was fortunate enough to have lived & worked in different cities years ago, both abroad and in the U.S., before moving here from New Mexico. Those experiences, along with my bicultural/bilingual upbringing, have always made travel, languages, and world cultures a focal point in my general life interests. I feel that I always carry within me a small piece of every country I've visited or lived in, and both food & music continue to play significant roles in both my memories of past travels as well as my current life experiences.
My musical tastes are fairly eclectic. I can enjoy various types of music when something in a song or a band captures me, therefore I don't focus much on specific genres. If I had to name a few favorite 'genres,' it would have to be jazz & 'world'/international music. I'm especially drawn to Latin/Spanish music, but also to the indigenous/traditional rhythms from various countries.