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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

We're Not Turkeys....SASS Rehearsal Tonight....At STONEGATE Friday and Saturday....Cool

used with permission/see photo credits
O.K....I know tomorrow's a BIG day for turkeys....but, Friday's a BIG day for SASS.... don't worry, we know more than a turkey...really. So, tonight's a rehearsal night with SASS.. It's alway great to do that 'SASS-Y' everytime. Tonight will be no different, I'm SASS stuff. just  oozing out everywhere....that means anything BLUZZZ-Y gos, I guess
Well, what's that Jan? I can hear you say..Well folks I really don't know...the exact tunes, that'll be gone over tonight...BUT, kinda .BLUZZZ-Y, JAZZ-Y, FUNK-Y, ROCK-Y very cool tunes, you know.....I'm just sure of that much.
Anyway, today we work up we're ready.....just in case. I love it.... warm pop corn ready, cold sodas, headphones on [both of us].....I find tunes online, bring them up for Steve....and, amazing he listens once or twice and then plays them....What?? Prooving [spell?] once again that all musicians are just plain geniuses. We get silly never know where those headphones will end up..... once again that all musicians are geniuses.SMILE..
The BLUZZZ  Queen of the known universe...SHELLY ELY does those powerful BLUZZZ vocals for SASS....and gives most of the spice or sass for the group. STEVE MERRIAM theirsong writer guy is on guitar/vocals, ANDRE THOMAS/drums is resting, MATT/drums will be filling in this Friday and Saturday, STEVE BARTLETT will be on bass/vocals. The next cool gigs are this Friday and Saturday nights, November 27th and 28th at THE Tacoma, WA. Address...5419 So. Tacoma Way.. Music starts at 9 pm. I'll be there GOOD food, come early and chow down  before the music. O.K?. Jan

PHOTO CREDIT: SASS Image and photo used with permission by STEVE MERRIAM. The photo of SASS was taken by MERRI PETERSON SUTTON, fall of 2014 in Tacoma, WA. Jan

SASS used with permission

I'm posting some cool tunes....that 'I' like,....some maybe done by the band, some may not but, are so  darn cool, I just just couldn't pass them up. Jan

1.] ANGEL FROM MONTGOMERY, by Susan Trdrschi, by Mariam Abrahamyan
2.] TROUBLE MAN, by Marvin Gaye, by #MarvinGaye
3.] KEYS TO THE HIGHWAY, by Eric Clapman, by zosozeppelin87
4.] MOVE IT ON OVER, by George Thorogood, by Mental Records
5.] HOLD ON I'M COMING, by BB King, Eric Clapton, by Free Lipe
6.] BREAKING UP A HOME, by Bette Midler, by BETonBETTE....needs both versions
7.] BREAKING UP A HOME, by Etta James, by pauljwlr     needed to  listen to both versions....

Monday, November 23, 2015

Jamming Tunes Working Up Stuff for Tonight

Bartlett, Christensen by J.A.Rose-Bartlett cc
Steve's got his headphones on and that can only means one thing....he's working up tunes and there's a cool gig in the near tonight.. Tonight, Monday, November 23rd, Steve BARTLETT ON BASS will be at you know, UNCLE SAMs in Spanaway, WA., that's 16003 Pacific Ave. in Spanaway. Music starts around 7 pm.
Come down and join'll be fun.  KEVIN CHRISTENSEN/drums will be there, DENNY FOREMAN/jazz guitar and ELI PERRY/vocals....I'll be there too. Jan

Links of tunes Steve's gone over.

1.] AIN'T NO WOMAN LIKE THE ONE I GOT, by The Four Tops, by KnightInWhite
2.] LET'S STAY TOGETHER, by Al Green, by maoriSHooRTiie
3.]....we gotta's late...I'll finish tomorrow.
O.K. folks I'm's Wednesday already..WOW...How time flys...I'll add tunes below. Jan

1.] BABY, BABY, BABY ALL THE TIME, by Diana Krall, byrobotocho
2.] CARAVAN, by Duke Ellington, by Roger rogerjazzfan
3.] EUROPA, by Santana, by Azahar Sevilla ....thanks Joe Plemmons for coming in. Jan
4.] TAKE THE A TRAIN, by Duke Ellington, by FredCDobbs00

Sunday, November 22, 2015

WEIRD Born To Jam LESLIE Does It Right for Christmas With Gem Sweaters

Leslie in Pink by Leslie Hall/see link
O.K.....I check on weird LESLIE HALL every year just to see what she's up to....I wanna know. And so, I thought I'd tell you all about it.
First off...let me say...Leslie is amazing. A few years ago when I checked in on her she was busy touring with her band in Australia...Australia?...and had gigs booked all over he U.S....What?
She's one of a kind stage performer with her own original music, has said that 'she's born to jam.'...and, she does it all, writes music, sings dances?[ I use that word loosely], creates videos and clothing [see her Leslie in Pink of her own creations]. She owns a museum [of sorts]...and, if she can do it, well, what are WE waiting for?...Anyway?
But, today's visit to her site was for another cool purpius [spell?]...It's CHRISTMAS TIME. what a better way to celebrate the Holidays, than to make a gift 'they' won't easily know a Gem Sweater, or streatchy pants like Leslies.
I found a cool video just in time for the Holiday WITH easy instruction for Gem Sweaters....the perfect Christmas gift! With the Streatchy pants you're on you own. If I find instructions for streatchy pants I'll post it O.K? Just trying to help, Jan
More of MY stories on Leslie Hall...go HERE, and HERE

Here's that video....making your own Gem Sweater.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

WOW...Private Gig ....What A Way To Party

see photo credit below
Steve plays all over western Washington....and this Saturday, November 21st, we're off to Gig Harbor for a private party gig.....WOW!!  What a way to celebrate Thanksgiving...with some live music.
Steve went to his music buddie...PAT
COLE/guitar/vocals lasr night for a rehearsal. What fun  and they're ready for this Saturday.
This is the second year Pat and Steve have done this party...I had a great time....but, it's late have a SASS rehearsal to be, I'll havta finish this tomorrow and put some music videos up too. Jan
O.K., I know, I's Sunday.....this gig was yesterday....So,....let me give you a report about how the gig went...yeah, that'll work...softer as if talking to myself.... [pause......feeling pretty darn clever.]. Of course Jan.
Bartlett by J.A.Rose- bartlett cc
Well, let's see....hummm...we got to the OLALLA COMMUNITY CENTER in where else? Olalla, WA., near Gig Harbor early,...before everything started that is. Steve helped me to a cool seat near the stage.....Boy,  the Hall was soon filled with lottsa wonderful 'Thanksgiving food' smells, as folks carried in their favorite Holiday treats [potluck]....what a beautiful place, decorated in Holiday colors I was ready for action.
First,, were the  community announcements [spell?]....then, brought me a big plate full for me and one for himself....we shared,....I'm 'tasting' goodies off his plate, and he it polite to say?   you know, gulp and devour quickly...smacking our lips loudly and using our sleves as napkins?...-[.burp].... Well,...then.....I didn't say it.....O.K?    [ just a little reminder that spelling maybe creative in all my posts AND, start at any time...maybe. Jan], for the was awesome. JIM VALLEY, one of the original member of that cool '60s , '70s band...PAUL REVERE AND THE RAIDERS was there again this year. He sang several old favorites , I loved it. Besides singing, he played guitar and the keys too. All of the musicians were excellant players...the large dance floor full of families, people having fun. children were excited....jumping up and down with each beat....the place was full.
Another food break....pies...with whip cream....WOW.
More great music...AND, we got home 'bout 1? Fell asleep quickly with a big smile on my face. Alwats reporting the good stuff....Jan

pictures and video links below.....

PHOTO CREDIT: from Wikipedia  cc....go HERE
1.] LOUIE, LOUIE, by Paul Revere And The Raiders, by rwells47
2.] STEPPIN' OUT, by Paul Revere And The Raiders, by rwells47
3.] BABY, PLEASE DON'T GO, by Paul Revere And The Raiders, by colbuckshot\\\
4.] INDIAN RESERVATION, by Paul Revere And The Raiders, by Your Music Jukebox - The 70's
Now more tunes from last night below...
1.[  BROWN SUGAR, by The Rolling Stones, by Marco White
2.] YOU MAY BE RIGHT,bt Billy Joel, by clj29360
3] HONKY TONK WOMAN,,by Rolling Stones, by BubbaModee

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Walter's Birthday "Going Fishing" featuring Steve Bartlett

photo by Mary Jo Tryholm
Steve does 'Goin Fishin' with the band 'WALTERs BIRTHDAY' a few years ago. This video is dark, I know, but the only copy there is. Special thanks to LIQUID SOUL COFFEE ROASTERs in McKenna, Washington and MARTIN/BARB SALINAS for keeping this video available. Members of the band.... WALTERs BIRTHDAY were, TOD LEMKUHL/guitar/vocals, JON BARONI/harp/keys/vocals, SCOTT ERCOLANI/drums and, of course....STEVE BARTLETT ON BASS/vocals.

Jim Breuer - ACDC Hokey Pokey HQ

I found this in FACEBOOK ....AND, I wanted to share. I;ve been joking with KEVIN CHTISTEBSEN/drums....and...vocals...O.K., I said it...Kevy can sing Yep, it surprised us all. Well, where was I, anyway?,,,,Kevy surprised us all when he took that mic and sang a song! Before he had surprised us all...I'd always joked that 'I' [Jan] would get on stage on a jam night and sing 'THE HOKEY-POKEY', thinking no one would ever DO that song. Well, I was wrong...JIM BREUER and HERE, does a great job. Just listen and laugh with me. 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.