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Thursday, July 23, 2015

SASS News: You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet...Be at STONEGATE Tomorrow Night

Well, get ready for tomorrow night, that's Friday, July 24th for more SASS. Around 9 pm it all begins...the music, the sass, the fun
Be right in the middle of it all...but, don't sit too close, ' cause we never know what'll happen next....except we all know there will be plenty of amazing BLUZZZ...and stuff AND,  we all know the dance floor is hopping and the food delicious. Oh yea, there's ice cold beer and drinks.
THE STONEGATE is on South Tacoma Way...5419 South Tacoma Way. Take the 56th Street exit off IR-5, and go west. O.KSHELLY ELY"s powerful vocals and attitude, there's nothing like it. STEVE MERRIAM does alotta song writing for the group, guitar and vocals. ANDRE THOMAS is on drums, he, of course does vocals as well....and my STEVE BARTLETT on bass with vocals on top. We all know it'll be a great night.
I'll be sitting right next to the dance floor and stage...never know when that handsome bassman will smile my way....don't wanna miss a thing. Jan

WHERE: The STONEGATE..9 pm 'til midnight or so
                 5419 South Tacoma Way
                  Tacoma, WA.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

SASS at B2 Fine Art Gallery Today...5 pm....NO Cover

Just a quick note this morning...since I'm doing all of this from my iPad lately....all posting and know why? Well, Steve's busy AND I can get online all by myself with my
I know, I know there's not the links and photos as before...but, don't worry, I'm learning fast. It won't be long before I can do EVERYTHING on my iPad.
Anyway, where was I?....Oh yea....The gig last night at Uncle Thurm's was, of course, fantastic. I'll post pics here as soon as I can. Go to the FACEBOOK page if you can't wait, I on the lower right side of this page.
Today SASS plays @ 5 at THE B2 FINE ART GALLERY in Tacoma. Come down and meet the whole'll be fun. Address: 711 St.Helens Ave. Of course it's all free and cool. There's a lot a beautiful art around. I am excited about this. See ya. Jan

Friday, July 17, 2015

SASS At UNCLE THURMs Tonight....Be There or Be Square

Tonight, July 17th, Friday 'round 7:30's SASS. With all those sassy-guys doing their stuff. It's Ms. SHELLY ELY/vocals, STEVE MERRIAM/guitar/vocals, ANDRE THOMAS/drums/vocals and my STEVE BARTLETT on bass/vocals too.
Anyway, there's even more, the food's, come in hungry...Uncle THURMs and Linda will be cooking a bunch of their delicious soul food. My favorite is fried chicken and Steve loves the BBQed ribs. Come on down to UNCLE THURMs FINGER LICKIN RIBs AND CHICKEN tonight.
You may be wondering.....where have I been?? Have not posted for awhile....Steve and I have been very busy...with lots a family stuff. For example, a new grandchild, lots a physical therapy for me (Jan) for Doc wants to keep me walking as much as I can. The therapy leaves me, you know, very pooped out and those days, I just rest. Anyway, that leaves Steve with all the cooking, cleaning, laundry....well, who am I fooling?...with everything, too. WOW..What a guy!
Well, the one thing I do is BARTLETT ON BASS...with one finger on one hand....WOW...What a gal!
last week...I made a BIG change on 'BARTLETT ON BASS...FACEBOOK'...I added my name to 'BARTLETT ON BASS' now reads....ready?......'BARTLETT ON BASS or Jan Bartlett on Base'....Folks keep thinking that I did nothing around here...only Steve...O.K., I have to admit I may look funny (of course, in a really cool kinda way...SMILE). But, you guys, 'BARTLETT ON BASS' IS the one thing I can call my very own creation, you understand, and since 2005, I've been busy doing it...writing every word....NOT Steve...he does everything else and plays that amazing bass too. I love him and see how hard he works. This is how I show him...with 'BARTLETT ON BASS' that I love him..and, of course, I love doing it. This blog has had over 200,000 page views....I am valuable....see?
I won't change the title of this I did FACEBOOK..BARTLETT ON BASS. But, I'm still here and valuable, love music and Steve's bass.
Thanks for letting me explain how I feel. Jan

                  7:30ish to about 10:30 or so...tonight Friday, July 17th,
                    3709 'G' Street
                    Tacoma, WA.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

.You Smell Smoke? Me's SASS....They're Hot and On Fire

SASS, used with permission/see photo credit
Today's a rehearsal day know, SASS. That awesome BLUZZZy-funky-rocky band's getting together today and working up lottsa tunes. Boy, am I lucky....'cause I get to be right in the middle of it'll be coming out my ears....just like I love it'.
Next Saturday's a BIG day for SASS. Not only is it the 4th of July, but, SASSs in the finales and performing at  THE FREEDOM FESTIVAL AND AIR SHOW at DUKES CHOWDER HOUSE on the waterfront in Tacoma. The winner goes to Memphis. All put on by THE SOUTH SOUND BLUES ASSOCIATION. Members of SASS are , know that BLUZZZ queen of our known universe SHELLY ELY/vocals, STEVE MERRIAM/guitar/vocals/song writer extrodinaire [spell? know....really good], ANDRE THOMAS/drums/vocals and STEVE BARTLETT/bass/vocals.'s been hot the last few days....AND, it's gonna get a lot hotter today with SASS doing their thing. Get ready. Sweating alittle, but always cool and lady-like, you'd never notice....really.. Jan
PHOTO CREDIT...This logo is SASSs. Permission please contact STEVE MERRIAM.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The BEATLES?....Well, Almost....ABBEY ROAD,The Musical, Opens Next Year

The Beatles/see photo credit
Well, ya gotta know right up front, that I'm a BIG BEATLE's fan.' Cause, as they say, you never forget your very first love, and they were my introduction into the world of music, and started my interest and love of music way back in 1964...Yes, I guess you can say I was a musical virgin before then....So, when I read this morning that a 'Beatles Musical' bassed on the" ABBEY ROAD recording sessions" was being created, called a 'musical Documentary' re-creating the Beatles careers from 1962 to 1969,  and this is all gonna be ready by April 2016. A live stage production...I was all ears, so to speak, ....WOW. It will open in London at the Royal Albert Hall.
I read this today in THE GUARDIAN, check it out for yourself. O.K?
How can anyone do the Beatles better than the Beatles? I wondered. Guess these guys, who are in charge of this musical, have that all figured out....They are not going to even try to make the actors they choose looks like the real fab four, [how could they anyway? Jan]...they just want the Beatle music to be right on....'O.K., smart, very smart'. Jan
P.S., creative Spelling maybe used in this post, as always....Jan
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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.