Are You Experienced? The top 5 essential Jimi Hendrix songs as chosen by A Life Designed.
Recently, Rolling Stone magazine published its 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time special edition and not surprisingly, the original Voodoo Child himself, James Marshall Hendrix sits at the head of the class. This got me to thinking. As a guitarist myself and HUGE Hendrix fan, Jimi’s music, aura and creative genius has had a major impact on my development as a musician and also on my personal life. In the spirit of ‘greatest lists’ I began to think about the Top 5 recorded Hendrix moments that turned my musical world upside down and had the biggest impact on me, an impact which I still feel to this day. Read the rest of this entry »
As Luck Would Have It | Guitar – R.Sloan / Composition & backing tracks – C.Standring
Greetings faithful A Life Designed readers. Do you have an event in need of some chill, smooth background music?… Well look no further! I am now available for intimate gatherings and events looking for some smooth jazz and original instrumental guitar work, or, as I like to call it, ‘Modern Martini Music’ to set the perfect mood. Read the rest of this entry »
Music… It has been the one ongoing constant in a life defined by starts and stops, ups and downs. It is the love affair that will not die and for that I am forever grateful. For many years now I have served two masters, creating images for print and web consumption by day and attempting, in my own feeble way, to paint pictures with sounds through the guitar by night. As thankful as I am to be able to make my living as a graphic designer, it is the creation of music and comfort and joy I derive from it that has always had my heart. Read the rest of this entry »