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Thursday, October 30, 2014

'Some Kind of Monster' METALLICA On Late , Late Show Next Month.

METALLICA, from Wikipedia cc/see link
.NOW, Let me tell ya  about some other music news that I read this morning.The heavy metal band....METALLICA.  and  HERE [photo link] They will be on the Late, Late Show [CBS] every day for the week starting on Monday, November 17th, sing a tune every night that week....nothing to sell, but celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their album, movie and documentary we all know as...'Some Kind of Monster' [thanks Axel Gröndahl']...just in time for Halloween I say [Jan] Go HERE for a link to this full story.
See the three tunes posted below? Well, This n dream come true....Steve BARTLETT ON BASS gets to record with his 'old' music buddy MIKE KARNES/guitar/bass. Of course, 'Old' doesn't mean Steve or Mike know, 'OLD'. They're high school friends [Edmond's High School ]. Anyway, they've known each other since the '60's....and, never recorded anything together, even though, both of them have been in music all that This IS very special for both of them. Jan.
 1.] JOSIE, by Steely Dan, byTenacious V
2.] CAN'T YOU SEE?, by Tower of Power, by Thezone4422
3.] FANTASY, by Earth, Wind and Fire, by riversend21

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Drums Keep Pounding Rhythm To The Brain......Extreme Music Here

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O.K.....What's 'EXTREME' music, anyway? To me, it's real....the real thing, sincere...the truth. That's what I'm talking about here, in this post.
Lately, BARTLETT's been doing lotsa music, with excellent musicians AND, I 'm at EVERY gig....'watching and listening'...for what?
Well, I'll tell ya... I'm at every gig first because I love music and it's'also 'cause  I'm there for 'more'.....for the real thing or maybe some call it the 'the groove or 'being in the pocket''...when it happens everyone knows it. It's a feel kinda or, it's when everything is happening just right. That's how I describe it, anyway.
Many times I've seen musicians look and play like 'cardboard'....they know the right notes BUT don't feel the music or something. The music is 'lifeless', they are NOT focused or present with the music. BARTLETT loves music and it shows in his performance..
AND, then there's 'over-playing'...or trying too hard. If Steve's nervous...or worried about the stage...the equipment or something, he has trouble just relaxing and  playing. So, there's a middle ground that we're looking for that's just right.
Anyway, right now Steve is playing with awesome musicians that know their stuff. Come out and support'll have a great time AND see and hear real music. extreme music. Jan 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Talk About SASS or CLASS...'That Shelly Is A Chick With an Attitude'

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Well, this week Steve and I saw something amazing..about .our 'chicken' named 'Shelly'...named that.'cause she was a gift from that BLUZZ QUEEN of our known Universe and more, you know, of course it's our friend Ms. SHELLY ELY.
Anyway, where was I?....'Oh yea...our chicken named Shelly.
When we brought home to our farm, The chicken Shelly, she didn't like our rooster AND, ignored him rudely....really went OUT of her way to avoid him. She wouldn't even roost in the chicken house with him or ANY of our other chickens, just walked around by herself and caused trouble, like...'pooping' on our deck or front porch, making lotsa loud 'squaking' noises when she decided to sleep in the cherry tree near our back door , jumping up into the tree several times and tearing off leaves and fruit that was in her way.
BUT, last week we saw Shelly prance right into our Turkey's private living area, remember the turkey's out weigh her several times..[.they LOOK giganic spell? next to her]. She walked right up to their filled food dish...looked them right in the eye and ate her fill. Those turkeys all backed off and watched her from the corner of their area until she was done....NOW, Just saying,... That's SASS, CLASS or something ain't it? That's all. Jan
Oh yea, SASS had a great gig last night at THE SWISS.


By Hoshi- sae cc, see link
O.K.....Tonight's the night for an amazing 'Jazz Extravaganza' by THE DON COHEN JAZZ QUARTET plus....well, let me just say....'Plus' well, ALEK GAYTON/drums and PHIL LARSON/ guitar .replacing DAVEN TILLINGHAST/guitar, DAVE McCRARY/horns. It'll be GREAT. Jazz at RHYTHM AND RYE in Olympia tonight....Tuesday, October 28th, 2014, 'round 8...anyway Steve'll be there 'round 7 pm, set up about an hour before music, I'd say 8ish tonight for some Jazz in Olympia, WA. @ RHYTHM AND RYE, you know, it's the old 'Royal Lounge'.
BARTLETT's been rehearsing all morning. 'That's All' [thanks Scott Chapman ] done by FRANK SINATRA  and HERE and NAT KING COLE to name just a few cool folks that know their stuff. I'll post more related videos below.
Now, Rhythm and Rye has BIG bathrooms that a wheelchair plus wheelchair-ee AND a  full size attendant can ALL be in at the same time...if your into that kinda thing....really cool, you know what I mean...I expect to see more wheels than my own out there....AND, some creative 'Wheeling and Dealing' on that BIG dance floor.....O.K? See ya there? Of course, I'll have my dancing 'shoes'....'ah... wheels' on, Jan
PHOTO CREDIT: by Hoshi Sae cc

WHERE: RHYTHM AND RYE, Tuesday, October 28th, 8ish...THE DON COHEN JAZZ QUARTET Plus 
             301 North Capital Way,
             Olympia, WA.
Related video links below...

1.] THAT's ALL, by Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, by Scott Chapman
2.] GREEN DOLPHIN STREET, by Miles Davis, by DAVO1984FI
3.] THAT's ALL, by Nat King Cole, by catman916
4.] ROBBIN's NEST, byIllinois Jaquet, by ramoburg
5.] AS TIME GOES BY,from Casablancay, by J.R. Ramos
6.] NOT FOR ME, by Chet Baker, by betttyblue
7.] ST. THOMAS, by Sonny Rollins, by limbojazzvideo

Sunday, October 26, 2014

'MARIA, MARIA', Falling in Love in East L.A. With GUITAR By CARLOS SANTANA

Why, what's this?

Rehearsing 'SMOOTH' with Carlos Santana today with my BARTLETT brought back lovely memories of another time with my first hubby ERNESTO A. BARELA.

I often feel 'Hispanic'....was for 23 years, you know.... 1971 to 1995.
Ernie's and my children are all grown up and married now. The holidays are coming up....time I remember family, AND it's near the anniversary of Ernie's death....October 30, 2011..
I first wrote this post in 2013. Jan
Monday, April 15, 2013

'MARIA, MARIA' Falling In Love In East L.A. With Guitar By CARLOS SANTANA

 by MojoBaer cc
CARLOS SANTANA and HERE is an amazing guitarist to me [Jan]...he makes that guitar sing just every time I've heard him play, since the '60's, I, today was absolutely no different...EXCELLENCE in music, that's all...WOW. AND, how come with some music and artists..lotsa old memories just come flooding back? Well, they did.
I'm not sure when I first heard him [Carlos Santana] WOODSTOCK in '69? Perhaps...I do remember, that in 1971 with my marriage... to ERNESTO AGUSTIN BARELA-LOVATO, we both loved CARLOS SANTANA, 'Ernie' was always collecting his recordings, and that music was a big part of our lives, we took it everywhere with us...Santana being one of our hispanic 'brothers' and all, and he became one of our favorite musicians. That maybe why I feel connected to him. Santana seems just like family to me.
Some of Santana's tunes were in Spanish and other's in English...or a combination of like our new Barela-Rose, family in 1971... the mixing Ernie's Hispanic culture, with the northern Anglo-American ideas of my family. I loved the 'new' that was created [Span-glish]....ALL races combining and living together as one. 'Gracias  Ernesto y Carlos'. Juana Rosa
My or our daughter's story about Ernie's death from AGENT ORANGE HERE with music from the Vietnam War. Ernie was in VIETNAM in 1967 and 1969, that's where he was exposed to Agent Orange.
AND, wonderful hubby BARTLETT ON BASS enjoys these same songs and performs Carlos Santana tunes ALL the time, they're requested over and over at gigs...very popular today, just like 30-40 years ago.
I'm posting a tune that we [Ernie, Steve and me Jan-Juana] all would enjoy...from Thanousay Khamphoune'MARIA, MARIA' with lyrics. This is what the page says:Uploaded on Apr 25, 2009
the lyrics of the coolest song ever played by carlos santana.". More HERE about this grammy award winning  song.

More related links below.
1.] MARIA, MARIA ...Santana, from SantanaVEVO·
2.] SOUL SACRIFICE,.SANTANA ...WOODSTOCK 1969, from ScottsdaleSoulMan
3.] SMOOTH ....with Rob Thomas and Santana, from ILLEGALvideo
4.] OYE COMO VA, fromAgoraVoxFrance
5.] EUROPA, from Flamingo Kuo
6.] BLACK MAGIC WOMAN, from fritz51173
7.] CORAZON ESPINADO, from adaltrov with MANA and CARLOS.
8.] THE HEALER, from king0fmist  with JOHN LEE HOOKER and CARLOS
9.] PUT YOUR LIGHTS ON, from videoinjection with THEWAITH and CARLOS

What Kinda Dog is LLOYD JONES Anyway? This Kind?...NOPE, Not That Kind

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O.K....This morning we're rehearsing again....I'm the luckiest gal in the world's always filled with music. A awesome musician [like BARTLETT and the folks he plays with], do lotsa rehearsing, that's all. Every family member of fantastic musicians know this stuff.
I'm listening to BARTLETT 'remind himself' of this tune by LLOYD JONES called 'Treat Me Like The Dog I Am' [thanks Spencer Crandall]' Woof Woof', had to ask myself...'what kinda dog IS Jones?...NOT this kind. 'This among several other really cool tunes Steve's doin' today. He's getting ready for TWO [2] amazing gigs next with that funky BLUZZZ SASS tomorrow, Monday, October 27th at THE SWISS PUB in Tacoma, WA. The second gig is on Tuesday, October 28th at RHYTHM AND RYE, Olympia, WA. This is especially for JAZZ LOVERS with THE DON COHEN JAZZ QUARTET plus 2.' So, 'be there or be square.' I used to say way back when. [Jan].
Anyway, we both have headphones on, some cold sodas, warm pop corn that Steve can't eat 'til rehearsal or this 'partying' is over [gets grease on his bass strings]....WOW, This IS my lucky day,..All the warm POPCORN I can eat, iif I'm really FAST and lotsa cool music too. SMILE, yep, 'you really got ME humming', Jan.. Mom always taught me that it's not nice to post with my mouth full of yummy popcorn...'Bye', gotta go. 'mumble-mumble....gulp', Jan

WHERE:SASS @ THE SWISS PUB, Monday, October 27th, 8:30 PM
                          1904 South Jefferson
                           Tacoma, WA.

            DON COHEN JAZZ QUARTET plus Two, RHYTHM AND RYE, Tuesday, October 28th, 8:30 pm
             301 North Capital Way
              Olympia, WA.
Some video links for upcoming gigs below.

1.] YOU GOT ME HUMMING, by Cold Blood, by kostas8493 [Yep, Ms. Shelly Ely has opened for Lydia Pense of Cold Blood, of course.
2.] BETCHA GOT A CHICK ON THE SIDE, by The Pointer Sisters, by soulbrothanumbahone AND, you're right, guys CAN sound like The Pointer Sister,  come out and see for sure.
3.] YOU WERE NEVER MINE, by Delbert McClinton, by TexassMisfit
4.] SOME ELSE IS STEPPING IN, by ZZ Hill, by Ericpaytonmaxkeebble
5.] I'D RATHER GO BLIND, by Etta James, by BadWolf
6.] SMOOTH, by Santana,Rob Thomas, by SantanaVEVO 
7.] BODY AND FENDER  MAN, by Johnny Adams, by Slaggitarist
8.] BABY, BABY I LOVE YOU, by Aretha Franklin, by koloke
9.] JEALOUS KIND, by Joe Cocker, by Gianluca Acciaro
10.] DOWN HOME BLUES, by ZZ Hill, by Kandyman1028
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My Spelling?? Thanks For Understanding

My Spelling?? Thanks For Understanding
Photo by by billsaturno cc click to link, A note 'bout my spelling... I'm typing as fast as I can with one finger on one hand, and trying to make sense and everything. I haveave to look at the keyboard, NOT the see where ALL those letters are, and my nect won't bend or turn...whoops, that's NECK, not 'nect'. Please, forgive me and give me a little 'LEE-way' [spell?]...Thanks, Jan SMILE

Yea,...Just Wondering?

Yea,...Just Wondering?
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We Respect Others Rights, Jan and Steve

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The Truth

The Truth
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Want Your Gig Info Published Here?

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If you're a musician, band or club owner in my area, and want your live music event included on my BARTLETT ON BASS. Please send your gig info. at for review. I will review and post the very best gigs and live music events in the area. Thanks for reading BARTLETT ON BASS and supporting live music. ' T. Jan'...JA ROSE-BARTLETT.

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About US....T. Jan + Steve Bartlett

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I [T. Jan] share and review web sites with music, recipes and gardening information. I have been a mother, wife, nurse, apartment manager, chimney sweep, long distance runner, musician, artist, organic gardener and, A student of the GREAT WORK at R.S.E. Jan does the computer, Steve plays the bass and doesn't speak computer....but Jan doesn't speak, this works out well for us...Jan writes about music news, and this area's music events. The postings are all shared, and reflect our views together, we are a team and equal team players. We share posts and ideas about posts. Jan loves to create beautiful blogs to share ideas and keep my brain active, recovering from M.S. and other things. Jan always operate the computer, 'cause Steve always operates the bass and music.....AND, all posts signed by Steve are in his exact words, and All our Sites licensed under Creative Commons. T. Jan.... Steve says..." I love animals, gardening, kids, music, nature and fishing.. A student of R.S.E. Really like being in nature and living simply. Enjoy teaching electric bass. Enjoy our sites." Steve.