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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Big Music Mystery...'There's NO Gnaryls Barkley'...Who Was He?

WILLOUGHBY's Doing Bingo Tonight.....What? Stewart Meat's Pepperoni Are Cool

BINGO??   This is what I found first thing this morning on FACEBOOK.....From WILLOUGHBY's RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE in Yelm. But, Where's the live music? AND, Karaoke called 'Shellshock' at 9 pm. 'Times they are-a-a changing.' Let's go with the flow alittle. OK? Let's see.... Food is a good idea and Stewart's Meat's pepperoni are delicious. It doesn't say what time this all starts. I'd call first. AND, This doesn't have a day posted with it...Did this happen yesterday or will happen tonight? Location:  113 Yelm Ave., Yelm, WA, Phone: 360 -400-2240. I got the photo from their FACEBOOK Page link above. Jan 

"Willoughby's Restaurant & Lounge
Come in tonight for Bingo! We are having Stewart's Meat Night tonight. Our prizes are gift certificates for Stewarts and a gift pack for Blackout. Drink Specials and free Stewart's pepporoni during Bingo! Then Karoake with Shellshock at 9 p.m.!!!!!"

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Local Live Music Report for 11/29. G' Bye.. And,Thanks For All The Fish...From Jan

A new week.. music news and a change/attitute. Let's see what's happening for live music in the area...shall we?
UNCLE SAM's BAR AND GRILL in Spanaway. Of course, there's THE SHELLY ELY JAM tonight...always Sunday night's around 7 pm. Tonight, Shell has a great guest line up with my old dear friend Sheryl Clark/sax from Steve's 'ROAD DAWG' days, and there's also Laurie Johnson/vocals/harp  the fearless leader of the band, 'CARELESS HUNTER' and Gary Crooks/guitar. This will be fantastic night to show up at UNCLE SAM's folks. Wish I could make it! Hope soon. I saw this, this morning on FACEBOOK from Shelly's page. I'm guessing, there will be Shell's regulars, DYLAN LANNY ENGLAND/drums TERRY JAE/bass too tonight, but it has not been confirmed...253-507-7808....if you need more information about this band OK? There are tacos and a grill at UNCLE SAM's. So, why not get a bite to eat.
Last night, Shelly Ely hosted the 2nd Anniversity Customer Appreciation night at UNCLE SAM's. Hope it went well. Nothing's posted that I have found. 
On Thursday's UNCLE SAM's regular is THE JERRY MILLER BAND.  The members of this band are Jerry Miller/guitar, Denny Foreman/guitar, Dave Erwin/bass, Jeff Wallace/keyboard/violin, Allen Heath/drums, and Russ Harris/congas/harp. It all starts at 7 pm. Call 253-507-7808 if you need more info. LAST INTERNATIONAL Blues/rock are booked for next Saturday, Dec. 4th at UNCLE SAM's.  Start time 8 pm.
Next is LIQUID SOUL COFFEE ROASTERs in McKenna, WA. That's behind BAYDOS at the McKenna 'Y'. Phone 360/400-soul. The only thing up is THE MARTIN SALINAS BAND for Saturday, December 4th at 8 pm, $5.00 cover. Members of this band are not listed. It's sad for me to see no usual OPEN MIC listed for Thursday nights at LIQUID SOUL. I will keep watching and hoping...and let everyone know right away if I see anything booked. This week, Barb and Martin sent home a scone with Steve for was delicious people. Barb's a fine cook. Go there this week for a fresh roasted cup of Joe and some excellent  food too. OK?
WILLOUGHBY's RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE in Yelm. Just Karaoke posted for Willoughby's. No live music to report.
KENNY WILLIAMSON....nothing has changed on his site. No live music to report
John 'Scooch' Cugno Trio at THE GOVERNOR's GRILL in Olympia. That's 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm on Saturday nights. Live music with dinner. cool. BUT, nothing new has been posted. So please call first to confirm.
THE MANDOLIN CAFE in Tacoma. They have several nights of live music...usually Friday and Saturday nights for sure. AND, on Sunday nights it's Open Mic w/Denny Foreman & Friends. Time 6 pm to 9 pm. This is a fun relaxing place. My recomendation...get there early for parking.  AND, People, please tip well at THE MANDOLIN. There are many fine musicians who play there. They play for their love of music only....NO PAY. Please remember and support them with a big tip OR buy their CD.
Well, on to THE SUMMIT PUB in Puyallup. Tuesday night's jam night 7 pm, nothing new posted, and there's live music again on Saturday's with nothing new posted.
Oh my Goodness....Are you seeing a pattern forming here?  Well, here I go again...speaking my mind. Let's hope it doesn't get me into too much trouble. Now, this how I feel today...perhaps it will past...hope so, but, maybe not. Here we go...let's explore these ideas for a moment.
Just why am I doing this? huh? Well, yes, I was once a musician, and, I love my husband and see his awesome musical talent...of course, AND, I see all the work it takes him and his friends to be world class musicians...lots of work, lots of time..AND, usually really lousey pay. Many musicians make less than $10.00 a hour...way less, and have a couple of gigs a month, if they're lucky. Most have full-time 'Day Jobs' too...just to survive. When the economy gos down...folks stay at home more. The club owners' feel it and have to make a living too. Live music is usually one of the first things to go, jams, open mics, and karaoke take over where once musicians performed....then, as it gets worse, the clubs' start shutting down, slowly one by one by one.
All this genus, awesome musical talent...just waiting, unused, waiting to  uplift and inspire our world, making this a better place. I [Jan] have reported the music news in Western Washington since 2006, posting over 1300 news items. Hoping that BARTLETT ON BASS would help local musicians link up with lovers of music and we'd all benefit and prosper. But, We've been misunderstood, and  haven't done a very good job really. Been too polite, too timid and unassuming. Along, with my crumbing physical appearance [Jan] and Steve's innocent eagerness to please...have been seen by others as neediness and unworthiness.....Well, no more....we are now much older and wiser. It was a wonderful journey. Thank you for being a part of our jouney. 
I [Jan] will continue loving live music, and continue to post when there's things to report and people who want to read about them. Steve's upcoming CD with the band he's in is exciting! But, to live music to report over and over and just silly, isn't it?
So...'So Long...AND Thanks for ALL the Fish' [by Douglas Adams] is my way of saying 'I Don't Know What'll Happen Next...Looks Like This Blog Is Winding Down Here...If There's Some Music To Report I Will....If Not, I Won't'. Thank you. Jan
Now, my Steve BARTLETT ON BASS, finished his parts in the in-progress CD, being created with the fine group of musicians he's in a band with. I heard some of the tunes from of the unfinished recordings...AND, loved it. When I hear more I'll let you know. Steve also has no live music to report this week. Again, thank you for supporting live music and reading all my reports and stuff. Jan
Photo by jurvetson   

WOW! What A Woman....Changes an Flat Tire On Plane In Mid-Air

Give This Lady A Hand....Glitter In The Air By PINK

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Just Listen To Those Rocks I mean 'Ring 'From Jan

Today, I read of a strange place near where George Washington crossed the Deleware. It's a place of mystery. Scientists don't know just why but in this place the 7 acres of rocks ...'ring'. Or, they vibrate at different frequencies when off different tones. Go HERE
Recently, local musicians have jammed with these rocks. This was recorded and shown on The Learning Channel's Strange Science series.
There are other places on earth that rocks 'ring' too...and, scientists still haven't solved this mystery. Just thought you'd like to know that music is everywhere. That's all. Jan
Photo from the web site HERE.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Three More Excellent Performances Of 'AMOST, MAINE' Jessica Blinn

Be sure and see 'AMOST, MAINE' with Jessica Blinn. Jessica sent us this note this morning...
" Dear Friends,
There are three more shows of Gold From Straw Theatre’s wonderful production Almost, Maine! (
Tonight, Saturday at 2pm, and Saturday evening at 8pm come on down to the Tacoma Broadway Center and watch this Critically Acclaimed production!
Please see below for more information. I hope to see you there. And I hope you have a beautiful Thanksgiving Weekend.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

'Bless This Earth, That We Live Upon...And, The Magic Of The Morning Dawn' By Steve Bartlett

What beautiful thoughts, especially this Holiday Season....'Bless This Earth, That We Live Upon...And,The Magic Of Each Morning Dawn'....these are lyrics from 'COMMON GROUND' [C] By Steve Bartlett.
Steve is friendly but, quiet with his inner feelings.
Most people don't know that Steve writes touching music. they don't know of this side of my Steve, he doesn't share it much...the touching, soft, shy, innocent, vulnerable side....the side that trusts so easily. AND, can be taken advantage of.
No, Steve never talks much of his music...BUT, I've been lucky to share my life with this beautiful being. That's what I'm grateful for today. Thank you Steve.
'Blessings to all of you....and Bless This Earth We live Upon...And, The Magic Of Each Morning Dawn'...Thanks Steve for your beautiful thoughts.. Have a Happy Thanksgiving'. Jan
Photo  by varun_bajaj cc

Touching Video...'HAPPY THANKSGIVING'...From Jan and Steve

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What Ya Gonna Do With Those Old Vinyl Records? Roof A House?

This odd music story was found this morning at BLOGMAKEZINE.COM  HERE. Thank you. Recording artist,  Matt Glassmeyer from Nashville, Tenneessee used 350 of his old vinyl records to roof his front porch. Seems to be working great too. Now we know.
I don't think they make vinyl records anymore. Do they?, it's digital CDs.
That reminds me. Yesterday, my BARTLETT with long-time friend, 'XXX' were doing more recording on this fantastic band's  'no name yet' CD. They're doing the second step in creating a CD process....that's listening and making sure every part that's been recorded is just right and every member is happy with their own part and then repairing any goofs etc. that they find. [over-dubbing]...this is the instramental parts as the vocals are fixed or added in the 3rd step in making a CD.
Later, on the ride home they stopped at LIQUID SOUL COFFEE ROASTER for a coffee, and wished Barb and Martin Salinas a great Holiday. Thanks, for sending home a delicious scone for me Barb and Martin. I loved it. Jan
Photo by Orin Zebest  cc

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Amazing Guy Makes A Guitar With His Mouth Video

My THANKSGIVING WEEK Local Live Music Report.. 11/22/10

OK, Here we go....First, Steve and I wish everyone 'HAPPY THANKSGIVING' this week.
Now, let's check out the live music around here ..... UNCLE SAM's BAR AND GRILL in Spanaway. THE SHELLY ELY JAM tonight Sunday, Nov. 21st at 7 pm. This is a great jam, with a fantastic group of folks hosting the event each Sunday night. There's, of course, Shelly Ely OR MS. BLUZZZZZ herself...And, DYLAN LANNY ENGLAND on drums. There's TERRY JAE/bass and an assortment of world class perhaps JHO BLENIS, JERRY MILLER, or MARTIN SALINAS. Go see who it'll be tonight. It's always fun. I've had reports of good tacos at UNCLE SAM's too. Check this out. AND, Saturday, November 27th , Shelly hosts a Customer Appreciation Night @ Uncle Sam's 2nd Anniversary Party....Oh Boy...that'll be fun.
This Tuesday night, 11/23, VICIOUS PARTNERS hosts a country jam at UNCLE SAM's. Start time 8 pm. All you country people...this is the place to be on Tuesday night.
I'll be calling and checking, but Thanksgiving being this Thursday, I'm not sure if the JERRY MILLER BAND will be at UNCLE SAM's this week. If they play this Thursday, They start at 7 pm. Call 253/507-7808, before leaving home on this Thursday night. The members of this band are Jerry Miller/guitar, Denny Foreman/guitar, Dave Erwin/bass, Jeff Wallace/keyboard/violin, Allen Heath/drums, and Russ Harris/congas/harp.
'Happy Thanksgiving' from LIQUID SOUL COFFEE ROASTER's in McKenna. No  OPEN MIC this Thursday night. And, have a nice Thanksgiving everyone from us too. No other live music events reported by MARTIN SALINAS of LIQUID SOUL for this week.
No live music news for this week from KENNY WILLIAMSON.
WILLOUGHBY's RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE in Yelm have had rumors of some Karaoke going on this week, but zero reports of live music. I'll keep watching and keep everyone posted. OK? But, Nothing on their link on FACEBOOK yet.
Now. THE GOVERNOR's GRILL in Olympia has been the place to go to hear 'SCOOCH' in his THE JOHN 'SCOOCH' CUGNO TRIO on Saturday nights from 6:30 to 9:30. That's great blues and great food...a new dinner club in our area.
Well, I know THE MANDOLIN CAFE in Tacoma is a little way outside our area, but not much, AND, my Steve's played there several times over the years AND, I love it. There's unique delicious sandwiches, soups, beer, wine and fresh roasted coffee. They have a relaxed atmosphere, and an artist's gallery...which I really enjoyed. Music several nights a week. Well, This is what I read on FACEBOOK this morning from RUSS HARRIS. " I know all talented musicians I have as friends on the network and this is an open invite to The Mandolin Cafe 3923 South 12th Street, Tacoma Consider this an open invitation to come and perform beginning tonight and through possibly through next couple of months sunday nights at 7 PM Denny Foreman will facilitate". Cool. You guys, especially in Tacoma this is a fun place. The phone is 253/761-3482. Hint from Jan. Get there early for parking.
THE SUMMIT PUB has a Tuesday night jam around 7:00 each week. They have live music shows on Saturdays. There's nothing posted for now. Call them first. The address is 9502 Canyon Road East in Puyallup. Phone 253/356-1588.
My Steve BARTLETT ON BASS reports planning to do some recording tomorrow, Monday, 11/22 at 9 am., with another member of this fantastic band he's with. They're starting the second stage of the recording process used in creating a fine musical CD. 
Steve went jamming last night at LIQUID SOUL COFFEE ROASTERS. Even though he got there after 9 pm. it was great, he had one of Martin's wonderful coffees, enjoyed hearing the other musicians play and got to play a few tunes himself too.
If you're a musician, band or club owner in my area, and want your live music event included on my Live Music Report. 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 my report and supporting live music. 'Jan'...JA ROSE-BARTLETT.
Photo by jelene cc.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

'How Hard Can It Be??'..Says Jan--A German Orangutan's CD's A Hit.

Well, look at this music news...will ya? A German 'Monkey'...parden me...'Orangutan', made a whistling CD and it's a big hit in Germany! He's very clever and talented said the zoo keeper, Bernd Kowalsky. “Ujian has developed his own multiple-tone whistling technique,” said Kowalsky. And, perhaps he picked it up from the zoo's cleaning crew or those noisey monkeys, that are caged nearby.
'Ujian' has quite a groupie following, but seems unimpressed with the human recognition. He appears to want to only impress the female Orangutans that live with him. Click HERE for a short You-tube video of Ujian's whistling. For the full story please go to THELOCAL, where I found this story, thank you....HERE   Jan
Photo by axinar

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Storms. Earthquakes And Music...From Jan

This has been an interesting week. First Monday, a gigantic storm here. Wind, Rain and Lightening! Tree branches down everywhere. Electricity out some places. We were fine. But, our world blowing around us. Very powerful that's what Nature is.
Next, Earthquake. What? Yes, Magnitude 4.2, click HERE and close too, we did not 'feel' it. But, Barry did, down the street about 2 miles. Steve has worked with Barry, and helps him now too.
For music, a member of this great band that Steve plays with, was busy this week, so no rehearsals and next week's the Holidays. They will continue on their CD after Thanksgiving. Yay! It's gonna be G-O-O-D. No CD name yet.
Yesterday, Steve had a Latte' [cool Steve] at LIQUID SOUL COFFEE ROASTERS in McKenna. Oh yea....Tonight...well, each Thursday night at 6 pm there's AN OPEN MIC at LIQUID SOUL. A great place to meet with your friends and play. AND yesterday, Martin Salinas reminded Steve about LIQUID SOUL's OPEN ELECTRIC JAM this Saturday @ 8 pm. My Steve wants to go and jam. You know folks, I hope he gos ...he deserves it. He takes care of everything around, cleaning, animals, laundry, garden, cars, me, etc., etc. He loves music and needs to unwind. I love him. Music makes him happy. So, bring your axe, have a beer, wine or sandwich and jam with my Steve this Saturday at LIQUID SOUL COFFEE ROASTERS. That's behind BAYDOS at the McKenna 'Y'. Phone 360/400-soul. Steve doesn't know who else will be there, it's a jam. But, Martin said there's NO COVER. Cool. Go play with Steve, he'll be there after 8 pm., fun, check it out, he hopes to play with Martin and lots of you guys.. thanks,friends. Jan
Photo taken by me [Jan], downtown Olympia. We're both relaxing, having fun and eating ice cream. About 2008.
Special THANKS for this week ...HERE    

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Dog Translating Device

'Woof-Woof'. The Japanese have developed a dog translator. WOW....But...translates into Japanese....well, sorry Mr. Johnson, guess it's still on the drawing board for English. Go HERE..
Photo by me [Jan]...Our dog, Mr. Johnson, sleeping with MY man, Steve. Oh you can see, 'Randy Johnson' also sings. WOW. Thank you for letting us live with you Johnson. Jan

Monday, November 15, 2010

Lots of FUN Last Saturday Night...Jan interviews Steve

First reported in my Local Live Music Report for Nov. 15th.... HERE...Jan
My STEVE BARTLETT was too busy this week to check out new places to hear some great live music in the area. It's getting kinda nippy outside...he had to chop and collect some firewood and gather mulch for our garden for next year. For unwanted wood pickup Email HERE. Rehearsal was on Wednesday with this wonderful band. He had a great time rehearsing with the guys. Cool. The LIQUID SOUL /WALTER's BIRTHDAY Gig last night [Nov. 13th] was fantastic...a good crowd reported Steve. Lot's of old friends and new friends too...and the room was full, Barb and Martin happy/smiling. Some of the great folks that came down that Steve happened to mentioned to me were...Carol and Kenny, Jesse and Linda, Rob, Don, Tambo, Jeff, James, Gerie, Paul [Eddie and Hazel had to leave early...see you next time guys.] Steve said there were so many folks there, that he didn't have time to speak to them all during the two breaks. Cool. Wish I could have been there too. Soon people...Thank you all for coming out and supporting live music. Martin and the members of the band are talking another gig... soon. Let you know when I hear more. OK? Jan
Photo taken at Liquid Soul in 2009 by me [Jan].


First posted on BARTLETT ON BASS'PAGES under 'A BIG Thank You For WALTER's BIRTHDAY...From Jan'
You know, sometimes we all need friends. AND, last Sunday, November 14th, it was my turn to ask for help.

I do not walk much, or use my arms...recovering from M.S. So, all day, everyday, I sit at the computer and create's my life and art. Keep my brain active, it's what my teacher told me to do. And, I love that I can do this. Sometimes I get a little too excited about posting for other people's tastes. Whoops. I understand. I'm still learning.
Last Saturday night, our van JUST made it home from Steve's gig....the battery we thought. On Sunday, Steve headed out in the van to see his family. [I have trouble getting in the van, and stayed home]. He had changed the battery and thought all was well. BUT, by Tenino, [15 miles] our van was having problems and Steve called me...he's turning around, coming back to Yelm and going to NAPA auto store. Said, he'd call me. He's good about calling too.
Well, about 2 1/2 hours later I noticed...NO STEVE...No call either. It was now dark...where was he? It's Sunday...the auto parts store could be closed.
I called long-time friend, JON BARONI/keys/vocals/ WALTER's BIRTHDAY. Not home. Then, I called TOD LEMKUHL/guitar/vocals/WALTER's BIRTHDAY...he was kind and reassured me that Steve would be home soon. I waited awhile and tried not to worry.... before calling SCOTT ERCOLIANI/drums/WALTER's BIRTHDAY, I re-called JON and JULIE BARONI. Jon answered. He too thought Steve could be stuck between Tenino and Yelm. AND, Jon instantly dropped what he was doing, jumped into his truck and went to Tenino, ready to help my Steve. Julie called me and told me everything would be alright. OK...Now, you know, Jon and Julie Baroni are treasures. They are caring and kind folks too....THANK YOU so much, you guys.
Well, Steve called alittle later, was under our van with a flashlight in his teeth...changing the alternater in the auto store parking lot..WOW! What a guy. It took him over 4 hours to do the job. He thought he had said he'd call when it was done.
Just thought everyone would like to know...these guys from the band WALTER's BIRTHDAY ARE great, not just music-wize. Jan
Photo by Tod Lemkuhl/WALTER's BIRTHDAY. 10/2010, while recording CD. From left...sitting JON BARONI/keys/vocals, SCOTT ERCOLIANI/drums, TOD LEMKUHL/guitar/vocals and my STEVE BARTLETT/on bass.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

My Local Live Music Report for Week of Nov. 15th

This week's been something. But, first let's talk live music for the week starting Nov. 15th...shall we?
Number One on our list:... CLARK's BAR AND GRILL in Yelm...well,  let's take them right off our list...they're outta here. What happened?? Don't know. It's locked and sad, and no one around, third week now. We'll keep our eyes peeled for ANY movement at all...and will let you know if we see ANYTHING. down.
NOW, Next...Number two....Let's go to UNCLE SAM's BAR AND GRILL in Spanaway. OK?  Dependable,  SHELLY ELY JAM is on TONIGHT...Sunday Nov. 14th...7 pm. I see DYLAN LANNY ENGLAND will be on the drums, with Shell's powerful vocals and I bet, TERRY JAE/bass AND who's on guitar? Perhaps Jho or Jerry? Shelly didn't'll be a great line up...always is. I recommend the SHELLY ELY JAM on Sundays at UNCLE SAM's. They're on Pacific Ave in Spanaway.
Now, on Thursday night's go see THE JERRY MILLER BAND at UNCLE SAMS. Start time 7 pm. Members of that band are Jerry Miller/guitar, Denny Foreman/guitar, Dave Erwin/bass, Jeff Wallace/keyboard/violin, Allen Heath/drums, and Russ Harris/congas/harp. Confirmed by phone.
I'm looking up events @ THE GOVENROR's GRILL today in Olympia to check on THE JOHN SCOOCH CUGNO TRIO. They play there on Saturday's 6:30 to 9:30. It's a new dinner club right in Olympia. Cool.  Now, Scooch is wonderful and members of his trio are Brad Gould/harmonica and Gary Elsey/bass.... This would be a great night out. 621 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA 98501-1205,(360) 956-9999. Confirmed by computer, link above.
LIQUID SOUL COFFEE ROASTER's in McKenna has an OPEN MIC each week on Thursdays, 6 pm. Bring your axe,,,all levels of players welcome and a fun time.
NEXT Saturday,on November 20th, Martin has AN ELECTRIC JAM posted. That'll be fun. Have not heard who'll be at the gig. Martin's a busy man... BUT,it'll be fun. NO COVER.. starts at 8 pm... Call 360/400-soul if you need more info. about the band. All ages are always welcome at LIQUID SOUL. I[Jan's Opinion] DO believe they have the very best fresh roasted coffee around. I love the Sumantra.
KENNY WILLIAMSON has nothing to report.
WILLOUGHBY's RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE in Yelm have nothing to report.
And, KEVIN CHRISTENSEN/drummer organizes a jam at THE SUMMIT PUB in Puyallup each Tuesday night at 7 pm. That's at 9502 Canyon Road. Not 253/536-1588.They also have live music on Saturday nights with nothing posted. I'll watch and let you know. OK?
The photo was taken at the Summit Pub by me in 2007. Terry's in the background drumming with my BARTLETT.
My STEVE BARTLETT was too busy this week to check out new places to hear some great live music in the area. It's getting kinda nippy outside...he had to chop and collect some firewood and gather mulch for our garden for next year. Rehearsal was on Wednesday with this wonderful band. He had a great time rehearsing with the guys. Cool. The LIQUID SOUL /WALTER's BIRTHDAY Gig last night [Nov. 13th] was fantastic...a good crowd reported Steve. Lot's of old friends and new friends too...and the room was full, Barb and Martin happy/smiling. Some of the great folks that came down that Steve happened to mentioned to me were...Carol and Kenny, Jesse and Linda, Rob, Don, Tambo, Jeff, James, Gerie, Paul [Eddie and Hazel had to leave early...see you next time guys.] Steve said there were so many folks there, that he didn't have time to speak to them all during the two breaks. Cool. Wish I could have been there too. Soon people...Thank you all for coming out and supporting live music. Martin and the members of the band are talking another gig... soon. Let you know when I hear more. OK? Jan
If you're a musician, band or club owner in my area, and want your live music event included on my Live Music Report. 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 my report and supporting live music. 'Jan'...JA ROSE-BARTLETT.


Well, thanks for checking. Steve Bartlett has no upcoming live music events that are completely 'nailed down'. So, I will tell you this my friends. Perhaps a Christmas week gig coming up. AND, Looks like a gig coming up in January 2011...around the 10th, I believe.  Final confirmation has not arrived yet. So, keep your eyes peeled...I'll post something when there's any confirmed info. A gig is being worked on for February 2011 too. Thank you. Jan

TONIGHT's THE NIGHT...Expect Excellence In Live Music

TONIGHT's the night. Expect excellence in live music....Why? Well, WALTER's BIRTHDAY is playing at 'LIQUID SOUL' in McKenna that's why. With my BARTLETT ON BASS, TOD LEMKUHL/guitar/vocals, SCOTT ERCOLIANI/drums and the very gifted singer/song writer JON BARONI/keys/vocals..... Heck...they're ALL gifted! Address?...Go to the McKenna 'Y' behind BAYDOS. OK? Phone 360/400-soul.

Fun night.... AND great food, fresh roasted coffee, beer and wine. All ages welcome. Only a $5.00 cover. Come early...stay late.

Music starts at 8 pm.....'Yeah!'. Jan
Photo by Tod Lemkuhl/Walter's Birthday. 10/2010. cc.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Rehearsal Tonight.....Again! What Jan Thinks

One smart thing that I love about being married to a world class musician....REHEARSALS!!
Yep, 'can you rehearse more?.....P-L-E-A-S-E!'   'You're not done already, are you?' 'Don't stop now.' 'Can you please turn up?....I can hardly hear you.'
 I love it...I'm one of the luckiest people in the world. Beautiful music all the time.
It takes lots of rehearsals to be great....and my Steve is great. Musician's families know the dedication and amount of time needed each day by their musician. It flows and looks easy on stage....but, lots of time has been put in to make it look and be that way....and then, we ALL get to enjoy ourselves at each performance. I'm for every rehearsal.
Tonight, BARTLETT gets together with the other band members for another rehearsal. I don't mind a bit...that's when he's happiest...playing music. I love him happy.
This week end there's a big gig and I know everything will be just perfect. That's the news for today. Thanks for letting me share. Jan 
Photo by me...Steve rehearsing at home. 2008.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

WALTER's BIRTHDAY Video For Liquid Soul Gig on Saturday, Nov. 13th

This video was created by Scott Ercoliani/drums of the band WALTER's BIRTHDAY. Great job Scott. Scott owns 'REAL TO REEL MEDIA'.
Please folks click here to see Scott's awesome video creation. It's wonderful! I just love this band...[Jan's VERY truthful opinion]!
Be at Liquid Soul This Saturday. WHERE: Behind BAYDOS at the McKenna
Y'. Music starts at 8 pm. All ages. $5.00 cover.
Now, please click here for the video... HERE
Members of this great band are: TOD LEMKUHL/guitar/vocal, SCOTT ERCOLIANI/drums, my hubby, Steve Bartlett/BARTLETT ON BASS, and JON BARONI/keyboards/vocals.
Photo by Tod Lemkuhl/Walter's Birthday. Taken Oct. 2010 while recording their CD. cc.
For Jon Baroni go HERE.
For Scott Ercoliani go HERE.
For Steve Bartlett go HERE.
I'm not leaving Tod out a link will be posted soon. Jan

Monday, November 08, 2010

This Saturday, Nov. 13th. Be At Liquid Soul At 8 pm....Great Live Music

Saturday - November 13, 2010..8 pm

WHERE: Liquid Soul Coffee Roasters. Go HERE
35025 90th Ave S..That's behind BAYDOS at the McKenna 'Y'.
Roy, WA

Ticket Prices: $5.00 cover.

:Age Limit: All Ages

Doors Open At: 08:00 PM . Steve BARTLETT ON BASS member of the band WALTER's BIRTHDAY in Concert at 'Liquid Soul' in McKenna. This is exciting with the birthday boys just finishing their latest CD. Count on some great new tunes and old favorites too. Show begins at 8 pm. Only $5.00 cover.

WALTER's BIRTHDAY are TOD LEMKUHL/guitar/vocals, SCOTT ERCOLIANI/drums, Steve BARTLETT ON BASS, and JON BARONI/keyboards/vocals.


Sunday, November 07, 2010

Local Live Music Report For Week Of Nov. 8th

OK...Let's get started, shall we?
First, there were locked doors on CLARK's BAR AND GRILL in Yelm this week when Steve checked. No Live music there. The Tahoma Valley Golf Course was open and looked like business as usual. We'll keep checking for you.
JOHN 'SCOOCH' CUGNO in his 'JOHN 'SCOOCH' CUGNO TRIO' played yesterday, Saturday, November 6th, at a new venue... THE GOVERNOR's GRILL in Olympia. If you like blues, this maybe your ticket. Olympia's easy to get to. THE GOVERNOR's GRILL is located at 621 Capitol Way So., downtown Oly. Check it out. Members of Scooch's band are .....[ Brad Gould/harmonica and Gary Elsey/bass-j]. NOTE from Scooch.."Music goes from 6:30-9:30. Great affordable food. This is a "supper club" experience right here in Olympia."
I'm sure THE SHELLY ELY JAM went well last Sunday. Shell and her guys host a fun jam each Sunday night at UNCLE SAM's BAR AND GRILL in Spanaway on Pacific. About 7 pm be at UNCLE SAM's, the jam goes til about 10 pm. Shelly has many top musicians in the area play with her each Sunday. It's alway fantastic. 'Great tacos' too, reports JEFF AND KATHY WALLACE. Have a bite to eat before or during the music. AND, bring your axe.
On Thursdays, THE JERRY MILLER BAND plays each week at UNCLE SAM's. Music starts at 8pm. Members of the band are Jerry Miller/guitar, Denny Foreman/guitar, Dave Erwin/bass, Jeff Wallace/keyboard/violin, Allen Heath/drums, and Russ Harris/congas/harp
WILLOUGHBY's RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE in Yelm have nothing reported for this week.
Now for, LIQUID SOUL COFFEE ROASTER's in McKenna. Steve said the Thursday night OPEN MIC looked like it was booming last Thursday. A full parking lot and lots of folks keeps these wonderful venues alive people. Yay! All levels of musicians are welcome each Thursday 6 pm at LIQUID SOUL.
THE MARTIN SALINAS BAND played at LIQUID SOUL last night...hope it went fine. Have not seen a word on FACEBOOK, newspaper or anywhere. Will post when I've found any info. I do not know the members of this band yet.
***Next Saturday, November 13th, at 8 pm please be at LIQUID SOUL COFFEE ROASTER's to hear the band my hubby's been recording with all week. This will be awesome! Hear 'WALTER's BIRTHDAY' in Concert. Band members are Tod Lemkuhl/guitar/vocals, Scott Ercoliani/drums, Steve Bartlett/bass and Jon Baroni/keyboard/vocals. $5.00 cover, starts at 8 pm. That's at the McKenna 'Y' behind BAYDOS. Only one mile from Yelm, and from Spanaway take the Roy 'Y'. Phone 360/400-soul.
KENNY WILLIAMSON reported a recording project will be keeping him busy for the next two-three months. Sounds like he is organizing a very special group of musicians. Cool. We'll keep an eye on that. Go HERE.
STEVE BARTLETT, BARTLETT ON BASS, my husband, has been recording this past week with the band he's with. Everything's been going well. On Friday night, they finished the first stage of recording and will continue in a couple of weeks. I'm looking forward to this CD! No name has been chosen yet. I'll let you know more when I do. OK?
Steve has been and will be checking out some more new venues for live music in this area in the next week. I'll keep everyone updated.
If you're a musician, band or club owner in my area, and want your live music event included on my Live Music Report. 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 my report and supporting live music. 'Jan'...JA ROSE-BARTLETT.
Photo taken at THE SUMMIT PUB, 9502 Canyon Road in Puyallup at their Tuesday night Jam, photo by me [Jan]. 2010.

Saturday, November 06, 2010


First posted July 24th, 2010 Re-posted by request...Jan
This is a beautiful song written by JON BARONI. Here's a video of Steve BARTLETT ON BASS at a recording session. RON SHARBONO/sound, Steve BARTLETT ON BASS and JON BARONI/keyboards/vocals. Here's a copy of Jon Baroni's note from FACEBOOK." Thanks Steve
for taking the the time for Tayor's song.A tribute to my brother's baby that lived a lived a lifetime and then she slipped away,teaching me to value every moment." Go here to hear video. .HERE

Thanks Jon. Photo and video by Jon Baroni. Click here for Jon Baroni ..HERE


Thursday, November 04, 2010

Alice Dancing Under The Gallows

How's It Going In The Recording Studio?...... Report From Jan

We [Steve and Jan] were enjoying our coffee this morning. Jan asked quietly, calmly.... 'How's it going with the recording Steve? Huh?'
 This is what he said....."WOW! These musicians are stepping up to the plate AND DOING it. 'XXXX', who in my opinion [Steve's opinion], had the tuffest job on this CD is just shining. Tonight, [Thursday] we will be recording 'VVVVV' and probably 'AAA', I really trust 'MMMMM' musical judgement...he's doing a fantastic job. 'PPP' was sincere when he said I did a fine job with those basslines on the tunes we recorded the other night. At rehearsal last night, I thought we became bonded as a team, I'm looking forward to recording tonight. Oh, by the way, 'GGGG' said 'Hi'."
Now, there you have it from my Steve BARTLETT ON BASS. Jan.
Photo by  cc.
Oh yea, If you're looking for the latest gig and band info...go HERE. Jan

Wednesday, November 03, 2010


Got an Email from drummer Kenny this morning...Sounds so cool Kenny...Keep me updated and I'll post your news...everyone wants to know what you're doing and where you're playing...Jan
From Kenny....
"Have some musical news, I will be working on a recording project with "Casey Garland" know for co-writing Whitney Huston hits, (don't know which ones), anyway his band "Confluence" recording, new songs for release 2011 sometime. Nice people and good pay. It will keep me more than busy for a couple or three months. Also have new group booking with some really great singers and musicians, Grant Stott, keyboards and vocals, Melody Funk, Vocals and Oboe, James Clark, Bass and vocals, Bill Chrey, Sax and Flute, Guitar not yet determined,(if any). These folks are kickin' funky jazz and are all high caliber, I am thrilled and I will let you know when and where. OK outta here thank You for the soap opera.

Photo from Kenny's web site. Go HERE.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Whoops...How Do I Eat Crow?...Anyway?

First posted on BARTLETT ON BASS/PAGES as 'Whoops...How do I Eat Crow? Anyway?'
Sent Sunday, Oct. 24th

Hi Scott...Just a note to thank you for your phone [Saturday night] call last night AND your recent Emails too. I appreciate your input and observations and truly agree with you about many things you brought up. Last night, I was in bed already, Steve got your message and let me know you'd called. I heard your message this morning too. Even though, I think phone calls about important issues are physical condition at this time makes it much easier for me to Email people. I Thank you for being understanding about this.
Thanks for pointing out some important issues that were affecting the WHOLE band. You, Scott, were very brave and thoughtful to speak your truth. I respect that very much. I now see clearly that the other members of the band, may have found it difficult to speak directly to me with Steve playing in 'WALTER's BIRTHDAY. But, Steve is only 1/4th of the band. and while I was doing what he wanted [posters, logo ideas etc.]... I respect ALL of your rights and feelings, and just assumed all were all in agreement with him. I will be sure from now on that the band has come to an agreement before I take any action. It would be helpful to me if WALTER's BIRTHDAY, let me know who will be their spokesperson..... I WILL post the news of BARTLETT ON BASS...Steve Bartlett on Bartlett On Bass and Night Rose and elsewhere stating that it is MY--JA ROSE opinion only.
After some thought, I have decided to place a disclaimer on Bartlett On Bass today...that all postings are my personal opinions and observations alone. NOT any bands or musicians that my husband may be playing with. 'BARTLETT ON BASS' and 'NIGHT ROSE' are divisions of 'ONYXX' [R], a registered trademark, # 602-189-450, licensed in Washington State for our ['STEVE C. BARTLETT and JA ROSE-BARTLETT] music business.
Please feel free to contact me anytime.... voicing your views, opinions or to just chat. I love you all, love music and respect all of your ideas and talents.
Scott, I will send everyone...TOD, JON this note, apologizing for any hurtful feelings I may have caused to any of you...Peace And Love, Jan
Photo by madmolecule cc.
To return to my local live music news...go HERE

Monday, November 01, 2010

What's BARTLETT ON BASS Up To? What Secrets Does Jan Know?

Steve was talking to me over coffee this morning. He said that
"he's having a really good time rehearsing and recording with the band he's playing with.
This week,,,there's a rehearsal on Wednesday evening...and then more recording on Thursday and Friday nights. After that, hopefully they'll be pretty close to finishing the CD." Steve said "there's no title to the CD yet". When I asked him.
[Jan's Opinion]....I'm getting really excited about Steve's next gig on the 13th of this month. It'll be fantastic! I know Steve will love it too. He's always happiest when he's playing music. I just love to see him smile. I promise...just as soon as I  feel like I can tell you more I will. OK? Jan
Photo by by *L*u*z*A* cc.
OK...Well, I'll give you some hints....but, I'm not telling you now...ok? Remember, if you go to this may find out 'what' band and 'what' gig info. HERE.

Dancin' The Boogie


Received an Email from our friend JESSICA BLINN this morning, telling me this news.....
"Dear Friends,

Almost, Maine, Gold from Straw Theatre Company’s second production, opens this Thursday at the Broadway Center in Tacoma. Gold from Straw Theatre received fantastic reviews for their first show, Doubt, that ran last spring. And I am confident that Almost, Maine will have the same level of wonderful story telling and acting.
Of course many of you know that Gold from Straw Theatre’s artistic director is my husband, Aaron Schmookler. Having a theatre company that puts on high quality, professional productions that Surprise, Delight and Inspire its audiences has been my husband’s dream since I first met him. And I am so delighted and grateful that that dream is happening. Every day I see an incredible amount of heart, work and inspiration being poured into the company. So if you love high caliber theatre, seeing our local community being enhanced by great art, and seeing dreams happen, come on out and see Almost, Maine.
Tickets are available at "

What?? Is There Something On My Face?...From Jan

First posted on BARTLETT ON BASS/PAGES. 'From Jan...'Now I've Done I't' Oct 2010. Jan
Scott Ercoliani October 22 at 12:22pm Report

Hi Jan. Thank you for all your activity and posting Walters band gigs, etc. I think this kind of thing can be over done though sometimes where people may start to get slightly annoyed about the frequency. I think we need to be selective and gentle about how and when we post. My request is that you let people know just once. Just one time. Then maybe post a reminder once (just once) the night before the gig. Too much is not good. We want to have a subtle approach to this. People do not enjoy constant reminders. Please go forth with freedom and joy - you are a precious gem - and please back off on the amount of posts for Walter's.Thank you. Scott
Janet Steve Rose-Bartlett October 22 at 12:59pm
Thanks Scott...will do. I love you too. Jan
Photo by 'What?! Do I have something on my face?.'. For full story ...go HERE..Jan

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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.