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Friday, September 23, 2011


Tonight, Friday, Sept. 23rd hear BARTLETT ON BASS...Steve Bartlett/bass with his genuis musical buddies...TOD LEMKUHL/guitar/vocals, SCOTT ERCOLIANI/drums, JON BARONI/keysd/harp/vocals...they're all known as the awesome music group... WALTER's BIRTHDAY. They're performing in Yelm at THE SPIRAL CAFE, beginning 'round 8 pm. But wait, the fun all begins around 7 pm, with two guest performers that you don't wanna miss.
TAM BORRELLI, owner of THE SPIRAL says tonight they will be offering a full bar and bar menu...come thirsty with your dancin' shoes on...BIG bamboo dance floor .

WHERE: The Spiral Cafe
                201 Yelm Ave, first floor

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Surfin´ Bulldog (Beach Boys - Surfin´ USA)

Thanks Kenny WilliamSon/drummer for this fun music this morning. Posted on YOUTUBE by Robberderob

Monday, September 05, 2011

Johnny Lang - Lie To Me

Posted bymistatt2 on YOUTUBE....He's such a cool powerful voice. T. Jan

Saturday, September 03, 2011

The Heavy - How You Like Me Now? (Live)

MUSICIANS: TWO New Gig Venues To Check Out AND I Don't Kiss Like A Banana Slug!

Photo by by Jim Whitehead cc..banana slug
ATTENTION all great musicians ....In our area there's TWO great music venues to check out, that's THE SPIRAL CAFE, ARTS and WELL BEINGNESS CENTER in Yelm and THE HIDDEN RIVER INN in Rainier. Cool places...each one.
BARTLETT ON BASS will be performing at each one in the next couple of weeks with that fantastic band he's in with his music buddies..Jon, Scott and Tod.
Since, I have some problems lately with mobility, don't worry it's just temporary...I haven't been at the gigs...BUMMER. [T. Jan]. But, I have a great idea, I'll tell later AND, remember, I don't kiss like a banana slug, explanation to follow.
Steve tells me everything that gos on at his, I can report it here. He says THE SPIRAL CAFE is just beautiful, with a fantastic stage, dance floor and fun, it's open for many cultural events. THE HIDDEN RIVER INN has so many great things posted about it online..a fine Restaurant plus  theatre area that can hold up to 500 guests for music It's in a wildlife santurary too.
So,....I want to get to ALL of my hubby's gigs, even if I do it creatively...OK? So here's my new idea...if a venue is difficult for me to get to I can be carried on one of those liter-things, you know what I mean, like Cleopatra...I like those big feather fans'll be fun you guys.... really. Just sit me down by that cool bassman with his beautiful smile, and let me hear the music..OK? That's all, I'll be in Bartlett heaven.
This is where that banana slug story begins...that beautiful smile.
Steve and I have been together since Nov. 1995...we use to do everything together...after all, we're best friends that's all. I was at every gig and rehearsal too. I even went up north to his day-job with him when I could walk, using only a cane.
One time, Steve was working in Federal, it was Kent. We camped out each night at a State Park nearby. Since we hadn't packed a tent we just put our sleeping bag on the ground and had no tent. 
One morning...Steve was smiling THAT smile, and grinning ear to ear, as we got up for coffee.
"What's up Steve?"...this is what he said. During the night, he woke up...thinking I was kissing him, and he was telling me this was NOT the time or place, he's a shy guy....that's when, he heard my snoring beside him. WHAT???
He reached up to pull a HUGH Banana Slug off his lips , and flung it into the forest...I just kept snoring peacefully the whole night. I don't kiss like a banana slug you guys AND, snore very dantily too,.THE END. T. Jan
THE SPIRAL CAFE info, go .HERE 201 Yelm Ave. 1st floor, 360/400-2233
HIDDEN RIVER INN info, go HERE. 15420 Vail Cut Off Rd. SE, Rainier, WA, 98576
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Friday, September 02, 2011

New Event Confirmed...HIDDEN RIVER INN On Sept. 24th

This just in.... BARTLETT ON BASS, my Steve will be performing at the HIDDEN RIVER INN in Rainier, WA. Saturday, Sept. 24th again in WALTER's BIRTHDAY....Look at  that WALTER go....three [3]very cool gigs in the next couple of weeks...WOW!
Their new CD is just getting everyone excited...that's all. Well, OK now. It is a cool CD. Haven't heard it yet? Here's a link for a free listen. OK?..go HERE
WALTER's BIRTHDAY are JON BARONI/keys/harp/vocals, TOD LEMKUHL/guitar/vocals, SCOTT ERCOLIANI/drums and my bassman....STEVE BARTLETT/bass/vocals.

15420 Vail Cut Off Rd. SE, Rainier, WA, 98576
(360) 446-6800 -
This is what THE OLYMPIAN says about HIDDEN RIVER INN:
"Hidden River is a 5.58 acre certified wildlife sanctuary that is available to rent out for private events, weddings, BBQ, and live music festivals. Hidden River is situated just 25mi East of Olympia and a mere 1.25hrs from downtown Seattle"

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Buddy Guy with Ron Wood & Johnny Lang - Five Long Years 'Crossroads Guit...

JOHHYLANG...ine of my favorites. Found this posted on YOUTUBE by Meeuweschijt

What's Up? Latest BARTLETT News Here

Wasn't last week end fun?...TWO very cool much wonderful music... First, Friday's WALTER's BIRTHDAY CD Release Party at THE SPIRAL CAFE in Yelm went very well indeed with a packed crowd AND lots of CD's sold. A great sucess. That's TOD LEMKUHL/guitar/vocals, SCOTT ERCOLIANI/drums, JON BARONI/keys/harp/vocals and of course...STEVE BARTLETT/bass, as WALTER's BIRTHDAY. An awesome background video by SCOTT ERCOLIANI, opened the show as JON BARONI sang his DAKOTA RODEO...written by JON BARONI the late TED HALL, Steve reported that it was all very touching. Wish I could get there...soon folks. Go HERE to take a free listen to the CD or link to buy CD at CDBaby. 
Then, THE SHELLY ELY JAM in Spanaway on Sunday at UNCLE SAM's AMERICAN BAR AND GRILL...lots of fun, STEVE BARTLETT/bass was filling in for TERRY JAE/bass.... well, first we all know Ms. Bluzzz, vocalist SHELLY ELY's always a blast...and amazing JHO BLENIS was on guitar...WOW, What a great night of music.
But,...the big surprise of the night was.....MARTIN SALINAS/guitar/vocals came into jam with these great musicans. This was the first sighting of SALINAS since the closing of his LIQUID SOUL COFFEE ROASTER's in McKenna on August 12th. He told Steve,,,he'll be in the area for about the next six months, then plans to return to his old home town of San Diago, CA. We'll miss you Martin.
So, what's next?....On September 9th, a private gig THE BOW-WOW BASH in Olympia is set up with BARTLETT/bass playing again with that fine band, WALTER's BIRTHDAY. JON BARONI will be arranging all the details.
On Sept 23rd, the WALTER's BIRTHDAY band will return to THE SPIRAL CAFE in Yelm with BARTLETT ON BASS. SCOTT ERCOLIANI is setting this gig up with TAM BORELLI/owner of THE SPIRAL CAFE. It will be posted on the WALTER's BIRTHDAY site by TOD LEMKUHL. Go.HERE T. 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.