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Sunday, April 19, 2015

RINGO Into ROCK AND ROLL HALL of FAME, Last of the 'Fab Four' to be Inducted

THE BEATLES/see photo credit
Today, I saw that the last of the BEATLES.... and HERE  was inducted into the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME, as a solo artist, for musical excellance....WOW.'really groovy...look at RINGO an dHERE  go.'. AND, not only THAT, but it was his buddy,, PAUL McCARTNEY  and HERE who did the honors, it was reported on THE ROLLING STONE. today.
Anyway,it seems that Ringo has to thank  McCartney for alot  more than the presentation of this awsesome honor....but, McCartney was the one who first started the ball -a-rolling about is long time friend being considered in the first place....Thank you, Paul.
Ringo and McCartney are the only two Beatles lrft. JOHN LENNON died on December 8th, 1980, and GEORGE HARRISON in November in 2001..
The Beattles were my first love way back in '64, my girl friend, Astrid and I, pretended we had 'English Accents, took a few guitar lessons [mainly so we could look cool and carry 'round guitarss wore 'go-go' boots'....Astrid called me...Mrs. Harrison, I called her Mrs. McCartney....we had fun, even though we were kinda goofy.
Congradulations Ringo. And again thanks Paul. 'Groovy', Jan
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Friday, April 17, 2015

JONI MITCHELL and JACO PASTORIUS...Always Work Well Together

Mitchell and Pastorius/see photo credit
I remember, our friend and long time music buddy of Steve's...MIKE KARNES/guitar/bass telling us that one of BARTLETT's heros namely JACO PASTORIUS/bass did alotta stuff with JONI MITCHELL and HERE way back when. So, when HARVEY WICKLUND/bass from THE LINDA MYERS BAND posted this on Facebook, I just hada watch. Iloved it and will be on th elook out for more Mitchell/Pastorius stuff and let everyone knw what I find. O. K? Jan
Well, I found many stories that Joni Mitchell was hospitalized last month in L.A., Here's some links.....THE ROLLING STONE, HAUTE LIVING FOX NEWS, OC WEEKLY , and there's more too.. Jan

From the Joni Mitchell Discussion List The Life and Death of Jaco Pastorius

More related video links below...
1.] COYOTE, by Joni Mitchel, jaco Pastorius, by CARADEMASA
2.] JACO PASTORIUS SOLO W/JONI MITCHELL, by Jaco Pastorius, Joni Mitchell, by superunknown373

SASS Is On Their Way to UNCLE THURM's TONIGHT For The Good Stuff

Bartlett on the upright bass, by J.A. Rose-Bartlett cc
Oh.....WOW..UNCLE THURM's FINGER LICKIN RIBs AND CHICKEN tonight.This is our lucky day, you and I, today's there's awesome music from SASS,, well, more than just any ol' music, it's a fantastic kinda music.... BLUZZZ and a lot of it AND,some amazing chow know, Uncle Thurm's and Linda's very famous soul food. That's yummy BBQed stuff, like ribs. with all the trimmings too.
That's SASS with that Queen of BLUZZZ, Ms. SHELLY ELY on vocals..and .the whole SASS gang's gonna be there with SHELL...singer/song writer STEVE MERRIAM/guitar/vocals, ANDRE THOMAS/drums/vocals and STEVE BARTLETT ON BASS/vocals too.
My Steve's bringing his upright looks so cool...up there on stage. He's getting ready to do his thing with the upright, as well as that growl-ly electric bass we all love. I'll post a photo that I took this past week of Steve and his upright bass, with my iPad camera...forgive;s kinda blurry. As you can see....I'm just learning.
It'll be a great gig with lotsa original music by STEVE MERRIAM, a few original tunes by JHO BLENIS thrown in, that are all being recorded tonight by STEVE COX.... Shelly sassing Thurm and Thurm sassing back, wonderful smells of delicious food, cooked and served by Thurm, Linda and the family.
Relax, have a cold one and a bite to eat, dance around those tables a little if you want...there's no pressure. Just have a great time. Jan

               3709 'G' Street, take 38th East off I-5
                Tacoma, WA.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Willie Jones - X Factor (funny and talented Boy)

I found this on HEATHER JONES Facebok know the amazing singer of HEATHER JONES AND THE GROOVE MASTERS. We're seeing her and her wonderful hubby DONNY JONES/guitar/vocals all over the place. STEVE BARTLETT/bass, of course, is so honored to be playing with them....Next gig is at UNCLE THURM's the first Friday of May [May 1st]. Well, when I heard this young man WILLIE JONES sing, well I was stunned and delighted at the same time...then noticed his name....'JONES'?....could he be related to Heather and Donny? Maybe? I'll check it out. Then, I began to look online for more from Willie Jones. He has videos on YOUTUBE...I'll post links. O.K? He was only 17 at the time of this video. His voice is soooo cool...deep and yummy. Asked Steve to learn this song just for ME. love it. I'll post whatever I find 'bout Willie here. Jan

Here'svideo links that I found of Willie Jones below.

1.] NOBODY KNOWS, by Willie Jones, by OfficialWillieJones
2.] REDEMPTION SONG, by Willie Jones, by Lucas Viegas
3.] EASY, by Willie Jones, by 710 KEEL News
4.] SURE BE COOL IF YOU DID, by Willie Jones, by OfficialWillieJones 


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

BOB DYLAN- BBC Tonight Show- With God on Our Side (1964)

Well, O.K. BOB DYLAN and HERE is one of my Heros...this sounds like a tune I've heard before. Jan

Monday, April 13, 2015

Making it BIG TIME at Those Music Festivals..' Money, Money, Money Makes the World Go Around'

TEDDY LEE HOOKER by J.A Rose-Bartlett cc
O.K., we just had a great time in Tacoma, WA. at THE GRAY SKY BLUES MUSIC FESTIVAL [we paid only a $10.00 cover at the Swiss after 3 pm,]...So, this post caught my eye today...about the type of BIG? money that's being made in all those Music Festivals. This is what I read in the HUFFINGTON POST.
Well, I have many personel experiances with these these kinda things..'cause, I know that...well frankly most, musicians just are NOT paid enough. Not even minanum wage,....even way below, not counting, all the time rehearsing, and the practice that goes into putting on a show.
 Remember, those musicians are doing a JOB and need to get paid just like you do from your's not 'party-time' for them,..only for you, their job is to make you relax and have a good time.  This just goes to show, once again, that musicians are just plain amazing people that must do it for the love of music and their hope of making it big someday [or even a decent living]. Most musicians have a 'day job' too, besides their music.They end up giving up all those evenings, and staying up late many nights for thei music andr dream. And, I don't see many 'rich' musicians around. Seems like more and more Clubss are hurting, and they include meals as part of the wage, some include a drink or two as well.
Now, those 'Music Festivals' that do pay more than Music Clubs, by the way...but, NOT really a hugh amount more, they seem to be  sought out by everyone and a prize for sure...first,.they have to be found, and if hired by the Festival, it may take a wait of up to a year for that chance to play. many of them [festivals] are out of town, and a hotel or motor home is needed..
In the '70s, Steve played at least, 6 nights a week, in town and got $50.00 a night...EVERY WEEK. Now days,  A good musician has one gig a week...WOW, He may make 550.00 or more ,get some tips and food with 2 drinks. the 'wife' pays for her own meal etc.
The Huffington Post post says that those festivals are a reminder of those 'hippie' days of the '60s ....BUT, where's the money the musicians used to get? They don't see it. Festivals usually last no more than a few days too.  Musician's gotta eat and live all year long. One or two Festivals a year ain't gonna do it. heard that County Fairs are profitable....BUT, along wait time to get in the 'circult' [years]. Once you get one wants to leave and give a new guy their spot...of course, I understand. Who would?.
Casinos are going more and more to D.Js. but, that seems to still hold the dream for many musicians.
This is my opinion, but, it seems more and more difficult for musicians to find steady jobs, they have to play with several bands at once to get opprtunity to play regularly [spell?]. People don't seem to be going out as much as they use to. Many Clubs are shutting down, going to D.Js and trying to make ends meet in other creative ways...Bingo,...anyone?
O.K., I'm gonna say one more thing that I see. Many great musicians and Club owners too start drinking too much after awhile and get into trouble. Maybe part of this problem is because of this kinda stuff. Jan
To readmore about this topic, from THE GUARDIAN.
ABOUT PHOTO: I took this photo at THE GRAY SKY BLUES MUSIC FESTIVAL in Tacoma, WA. April 11th, 2015. .
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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

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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 mine., . We share 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, ..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.