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Monday, December 31, 2012

Photo Of My Steve Rehearsing With MIKE KARNES

by Sheila Karnes
BARTLETT just loves rehearsing with his old music friend MIKE KARNES/guitar in Olympia.  This photo was taken recently by SHIELA KARNES.

Cool Stuff What's invisible? More than you think - John Lloyd

This really got me thinking, you?

What's Up For This New Year? or Don't Sell Sperm on CRAIGSLIST

by Gene Hunt cc
First, let us say...'HAPPY NEW YEAR' to all....O.K?
Then, lets see what news is a little weird and online today for December 31st 2012.
I'm looking around and found...AND found out.... why it's a bad idea to sell sperm on CRAIGSLIST....HERE... HERE, well, I never know when I'll need THAT information, but, I'm prepared if someone ever asks me, that's all.
O.K....Here's a list of 12 songs from this year that I don't need to hear ever again in 2013...HERE...'La-La-La'.
To impress all your friends tonight, while celebrating New Years, go here and learn all about the science of champagne bubbles HERE.
Have a great new year. Jan and Steve 
Have fun tonight. Here's THREE DOG NIGHT, from 1970, doing 'Mama Told Me Not To Come', found on YOUTUBE HERE.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sunday Morning's Rehearsal Lineup For Today

BARTLETT Rehearsing
O.K. Sunday morning's always very special for me each's live music time/BARTLETT's rehearsal time for me AND, I just love it.
I miss going to ALL Steve's gigs. A few years ago, I went to EVERY band rehearsal and gig....just love my Bassman. His music's very special, that's all.
Sunday morning's a great time for music...and, I get to help by looking up tunes on YOUTUBE for Steve to learn....thanks Steve, he really tries to include me as much as possible...'cause he knows that I love it. It's our special music time together. I am getting stronger and soon, I'll be at all the gigs again. For now, this will do.
So, what's on today's YOUTUBE line up for my BARTLETT?
Let's we go.....
1. NO CAN DO,  from Daryl's house, Daryl Oates
2. FANTASY,...Earth, Wind, Fire
3. PEOPLE GET READY,..done by.Joss Stone, Jeff Beck
4. COLD SWEAT,...James Brown
6.  BIGGEST PART OF ME,...Ambrosa
7. COMPARED TO WHAT?,.. Eddie Harris, Les McCann
8. I WISH ,...Stevie Wonder
9. A DAY IN THE LIFE,....Beattles done by Jeff Beck

Yep, Sunday morning's are special. Thanks for reading. Jan

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Did Ya Know?..Who Was Donald Duck Dunn?

by sylvar cc
DONALD DUCK DUNN/bass was a member of the great band, 'BOOKER T AND THE MGs' entered into the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME,while in that group. He died this past year in May at the age of 70 HERE.
An awesome bassman, he played with Wilson Pickett, Jerry Lee Lewis, Otis Redding, Neil Young,  Eric Clapman, he was a member of THE BLUES BROTHERS
'Duck' as he was called by family and close friends began playing the bass at age 16, he tried the guitar first, but later said it had two too many strings on it...sounds just like a born bassman says I.... [smile, Jan].
For a two minute history of this bassman, watch this video, I found on YOUTUBE

Thursday, December 27, 2012

'Rescue Me'

by brittreints cc
Just read online that that cool R & B singer FONTELLA BASS died at age 72. in St Louie. Her song 'Rescue Me' was a big hit way back in 1965. She had other favorite duet tunes around that same time with BOBBY McCLURE, including 'Don't Mess Upo A Good Thing' and 'You're Gonna Miss Me'.
She married jazz composer/trumpeter LESTER BOWIE in the '60s , and they traveled through Europe before settling in the U,S.A.
BASS in her 'les Stances of Sophie' and 'Theme of Yoko' were  her boundary-bursting jazz contributions to music...Go HERE  
Found FONTELLA BASS singing 'Rescue Me' from 1965, from YOUTUBE @

Monday, December 24, 2012

What the ??....Gimme a Whole Lot of CHRISTMAS

by theNerdPatrol cc
Well, it's Christmas...and I found something special...this guy is just amazing. His name is MICHAEL WINSLOW,. He does ALL this with just a mic...What?...Yep.. Steve and I both enjoyed it. Found this on YOUTUBE
AND, Have a great Holiday everyone. We're staying close to home this year. 'MERRY CHRISTMAS' Jan and Steve

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Rock Guitarist Ronnie Of The Rolling Stones Weds

by joshbg2k cc
I just read online that 65 year old Ronnie Wood, Guitarist in the band THE ROLLING STONES has wed a 34 year old beauty named Sally Humphreys,,in England. Go HERE. They have been dating for about six months. Guests to the wedding include Paul McCartney and Rod Stewart.

Live From Daryl's House - No Can Do -

What a cool version of this song. Steve's rehearsing it tonight, This is from 'DARYL'S HOUSE'...The lady is called RUMER. I'll post more, go to . ------------------------- From YOUTUBE at

Friday, December 14, 2012


  1. Friday, Dec. 14th, See singer/song writer NIKKO PISCIOTTI/vocals, tonight with all THE WALTERs BIRTHDAY guys tonight at HIDDEN RIVER in Rainier. That's BARTLETT ON BASS, TOD LEMKUHL/guitar, SCOTT ERCOLIANI/drums and JON BARONI/keys/harp. Starts around 7:30 pm.
    NIKKO singing 'How Has The Gun?', from YOUTUBE. at 

Sunday, December 09, 2012

This Kid Is Amazing...Just Listen, It's SUNGHA JUNG

 by seriousbri cc
This boy's name is SUNGHA JUNG...Just listen to him play. I found this on YOUTUBE. He's playing 'Pirates Of The Caribean'. His web site is HERE   He's from South Korea. He's now 16 years old. Was inspired by his father, who played a guitar.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Old Hippies Unite...'We Can Change The World'...Yes, We Can

by positivity toolbox
This song says it all, doesn't it? Gets my feet moving too. Wanna Dance. Guess I'm a dreamer...hippies of the '60's all seemed to share a dream of  a world of freedom and equality for ALL.
Today, I also remember JOHN LENNON...a great dreamer and one of my heros. John died on this day in 1980. Found this image on FACEBOOK at PositivityToolbox
Found 'We Can Change The World' by Bridgit Medler on YOUTUBE. For more on BRIDGIT MEDLER go HERE

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Once In A Blue Moon? Nope...Music's Always Cool..This Week's Local Live Music Report

by emdot cc
First up... tomorrow, Friday, December 7th Seattle's in luck....Steve BARTLETT ON BASS with Recording Artist, the great MICHAEL O'NEILL will be headed up to THE BLUE MOON in the 'U' District for an awesome gig beginning at 9:30 pm. Michael called Steve last week, and BARTLETT ON BASS is stoked about being back with O'Neill and 'bout being in his old stomping grounds of Seattle ...There'll be other really fine musicians joining Bartlett and singer/song writer O'Neill in O'NEILL's band with that fantastic Americana-Country sound that's so popular now. Take a listen HERE from Michael O'Neil's Reverbnation site. Now, BARTLETT's been rehearsing all of these songs tonight, and I love them.  Remember, You'll be hearing them at THE BLUE MOON at 9:30 tomorrow.
Next, MIKE KARNES and BARTLETT, added some dynamite percussions to their music team last week, when they met at RHYTHM FIRE SCHOOL OF MUSIC in Olympia. This kid's an 'Atomic Clock', is what I've heard both Mike and Steve say. They have have described ANDRE to me, with their all eyes wide, lite up and shining ...sounds powerful and amazing to me.  So, I Can't wait to hear more....O.K. Guys stop drooling, will ya?
Now there's NIKKO...that's NIKKO PISCIOTTI, or' Amazing Music' as I have chosen to call him. He's from the University of Washington, has a  wonderful voice and sound to his original songs....and,when I called SEAN BARDEN, owner of HIDDEN RIVER about going to PISCIOTTI's EP Release on the 14th of December. Sean stated this gig is already STANDING ROOM ONLY...that's two weeks out, folks...WOW. Don't wanna miss this. 
My Steve and the rest of the guys from WALTER's BIRTHDAY, will be performing with talented NIKKO for his EP Release.  That's TOD LEMKUHL/guitar, SCOTT ERCOLIANI/drums, JON BARONI/keys/harp and, of course, Steve BARTLETT ON BASS. This gig wil be so much fun. There's a $10.00 cover at the door...but, it's well worth it...AND, only a $5.00 cover before the 14th. Check Nikko out on YOUTUBE, he's all over the internet. Then, you'll know what I'm talking about...O.K?
Oh... the BIG news for today...Thursday, December 6th, 2012...It's Steve and my 8th wedding anniversary....BUT, We've been together since 1996. Yeah. 
Thanks for reading my news. Jan  
Here's NIKKO PISCIOTTI doing his song 'FOOL's GOLD', found on YOUTUBE.

Monday, December 03, 2012

NIKKO PISCIOTTI.. EP Release On December 14th At HIDDEN RIVER And More

Hidden River
Some folks are just plain BORN musicians...that's all.  They're amazing from the get go, so talented that we can listen to their sound all day long. They ARE music. And, that's just the way I felt when I heard young NIKKO PISCIOTTI's tunes for the first time. What an amazing musician. Please listen soon. You'll be so glad you did. Then, I found a KING5 events article online saying ....
"Friday, December 14, 2012, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
I'll be performing original music, possibly even a few cover songs that I love, sure to be a great show! Doors at 7pm Show approx 8pm with intermission between sets. ADVANCED Tickets will be $5 at the Hidden River Music Society (yes this is a paid gig!) Tickets are also available online at: TBA Day of tickets will be $10 at the door. My EP (4 tracks) will be for sale $5 as well! Some well-produced, homegrown music! There'll be refreshments available, FREE limited appetizers , live music and great atmosphere, you won't wanna miss! Come Support!"
 Go here to read for yourself
Steve BARTLETT ON BASS is honored to be there performing with this fine music talent at HIDDEN RIVER on December 14th.  He will be with the rest of the guys in  WALTERs BIRTHDAY. That's TOD LEMKUHL/guitar, SCOTT ERCOLANI/drums and JON BARONI/keys/harp. Please come out and support Nikko Pisciotti on the 14th too.
Thanks, Jan

Look At This VW BUS, Will Ya?...Way.Cool

by jeppe2 CC
">I got my first VW  Camper Bus in the '60's...WOW! I just loved it. It had everything---bed, table, closet, sink, moon roof,  storage, was a bright orange color with a peace sign on the side door etc...So, Ernie, my first hubby, and I went to Mexico in it...and, it was our home, we lived in it all over Mexico and the lower States while we traveled. I've had several VW Vans over the years and loved them all. They're great on gas too. Steve and I even have a '66 VW van today that doesn't run but has everything in it...and can be really cool when fixed up.
BUT, wait look what VW's come up with.... a new SUPER VW Bus...just look at this will ya?
Found this on YOUTUBE at

Thursday, November 29, 2012

From BLUESCENTRIC...A Cool Calendar And Stuff

Just saw this wonderful BLUES music calendar on FACEBOOK. This calendar is available now, for only $15.00 something and shipping.  Go HERE to this cool site and check their stuff out. WOW...I want at least one....You? Jan

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

David Bowie's Gonna Be 65 This January...Amazing

by david_shankbone cc
On January 8th, my 'starman' turns 65. I've always been awed by this guy...what an out-of-the-box showman. Always entertaining to me. Steve will check him out, and then will give his opinion. 'He's entertaining and authenic.' says Steve
I think for me, David Bowie's an unique whole package...I love the visual effects to his music...the color, the mystery...I'm not sure, what I'll see when I see him.
 'What's next?...I wonder... Maybe, it's the artist in me. He has lots charisma, that's for sure....'Happy Birthday, David'. That's all. Jan
I found this video of David Bowie and Mick Jagger to watch. It was posted on YOUTUBE by EMI.
This was first posted last January...1/14/2011...and, I love this, I posted  some more today.  David will be 65 this January 2012.  Thanks, Jan

Music, Music Everywhere...AND Just a Note I'll Share

Steve Bartlett, Janet Rose 1997?
'Doe-Ray-Me-Fah-Lah-Tea-Doe...Lah-Lah-Lah'...AND, I'm just warming up...Did you know that I, yes, that's Jan, NOT Steve was a real live musician once? Well, I was, AND, I did vocals and percussion in a band with Steve, where he was one of the guitarists and the awesome bassman...WOW. I was in love...just look at that BIG, beautiful smile of Steves'...and, that amazing bass, will ya? How could I lose? That was way back in 2004 or so. I don't have many photos of that time, BUT have seen some of us performing on, they're out there. The band was known by several names, as I recall...including THE JANET ROSE BAND, and KNIGHTS OF THE MIDNIGHT SKY. We performed at some weddings, at several fairs, the Olympia Farmer's market, and, the Capital building in downtown Olympia etc. too. Members of the band were... author, story teller and entertainer BRUCE A. SMITH/guitar/vocals/song writer, author BRUCE HANEY/harp, Steve BARTLETT ON BASS, and me...JANET ROSE/percussion/vocals. It was lots of fun, but, I was always uncomfortable on stage. BUT, wanted to stay close to that BASSMAN. So, it worked out well for me. Until, one day, at a gig the guitarist, Bruce had to reach over and finish my drum arms just could not do it anymore....sadness and tears. But, like every other musician I know, I can't get very far from music in my life...I've always loved it, and always will. Thank you music, I love you...AND, you too Steve. Jan

Man, Boy And One BIG Elephant...Smile.

This amazing photo was found on ONE BIG PHOTO.  Go HERE for link. ONE BIG PHOTO is a fun site, if you enjoy fantastic photos. Share your photos at the site.

Friday, November 23, 2012

'Hey...I Eat With My Hands, AND Talk Real Loud'

This is MY tune [Jan]...Really.... It says it ALL for me. Welcome to my reality,.  Found it on SU and YOUTUBE. Maybe it's for you too. Hope your 'TURKEY DAY' was just awesome and safe yesterday Have a great day. Jan and Steve.
This fun- fantastic singer is named Isabelle Geffroy, her nick name is 'ZAZ'. She's from Tours, France. She's known for mixing soul, acoustic and jazz together. 'Je Veux' was released in 2010. Go to     for more.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Any Port In A Storm?...Yes, We're Safe

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Meeting MIKE KARNES At Rhythm Fire School Of Music

Steve Bartlett relaxing in Olympia
Today, Sunday, November 18th... BARTLETT's meeting his buddy MIKE KARNES/guitar in Olympia at THE RHYTHM FIRE SCHOOL OF MUSIC, for a rehearsal. What fun these old friends have getting together every week or so. My Steve's enjoying his rehearsing this morning and excited 'bout getting over there to see Mike. AND, I'm so lucky to get to listen to all that great rehearsing too.
Other recent news is that BARTLETT's singer/song writer brother RUSSELL BARTLETT/guitar/vocals called him last night. He's been very busy moving back up to Washington State to be closer to family. from Texas. BARTLETT ON BASS or my Steve will call his brother tonight. Hopefully they will be doing some major music projects Perhaps creating a CD, or going even on a fun music tour for a few days. We'll know more tonight....Yea! I'll tell as soon as I can...O.K? Maybe, getting together with Country Americana recording artist MICHAEL O'NEILL/guitar/vocals for some great music.
AND, even though it's Thanksgiving week, music never takes a vacation for my hubby...he just loves it. So, this upcoming Tuesday evening. November 20th...he's looking forward to seeing most of those WALTER's BIRTHDAY friends of his..that's TOD LEMKUHL/guitar/vocals and SCOTT ERCOLIANI/drums , for some jamming out at Tod's DREAM ACRES in McKenna.
He saw JEFF MORGAN, the bass Jedi last week in Tacoma. Steve really admires Jeff's playing. And, is honored to be with him each week.
Oh yea...Steve went to UNCLE SAM''s BAR AND GRILL last Thursday evening in Spanaway. That's JERRY MILLER BAND night at Uncle Sam's. ...Go see Jerry Miller at UNCLE SAM's on Thursdays, 16003 Pacific in Spanaway...O.K? Also, DAVE BRAY/guitar/vocals was birthday celebrating at Uncle Sam's last Thursday. Steve enjoyed seeing him and Steve got to jam with Jerry Miller and Dave Bray...what fun.
Thanks for reading my local music news, featuring my awesome guy BARTLETT ON BASS. Bye, Jan

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Who Me?....

What a wonderful photo. I found this on FACEBOOK at QUIERE-A-LOS-ANIMALES

Thursday, November 08, 2012

What's The News? 'Dream Acre's The Place To Be...'

 Bartlett at Liquid Soul Coffee Roasters
Tonight, Thursday, Nov. 8th, my Steve's getting together with TOD LEMKUHL/guitar/vocals and SCOTT ERCOLIANI/drums for some music fun at Tod's place called 'Dream Acres' in McKenna. Tod and Scott are members of that very cool band called WALTER's BIRTHDAY, along with BARTLETT ON BASS and JON BARONI/keys/harp/vocals. Steve called Jon too for tonight's music, but No-Go. Jon must be outta town, or something. Hopefully, we'll hear something from him soon. Miss you Jon.
But, the guys just couldn't wait... music with friends causes a bad case of 'itchy fingers', for my BARTLETT and lotsa musicians that I know. They just can't help themselves. So, tonight's the night at 'Dream Acres'
Also, some new cool news from singer/song writer AND, Steve's famous  brother RUSSELL BARTLETT/guitar/vocals. Go HERE for his site too.  We just heard that Russ is back up in Stanwood, WA.  and, think's very highly of Americana Country Artist...MICHAEL O'NEILL, who BARTLETT ON BASS played with a few week's ago at THE HARMON BREWERY/TAP ROOM in Tacoma. So, I'd love to see them ALL get together for some fantastic music real soon. Let's see that happening...O.K. folks...Yeah!
Now, Steve's still getting together alot with his old-time friend and music instructor, MIKE KARNES at MUSIC 6000 in Olympia for rehearsals. They sure enjoy getting together with each other. And, I love it too 'cause I get to hear Steve rehearsing at home...Please Steve rehearse some more, so I can listen...O.K?
I'm trying to think of all the music stuff happening for us this past week or so...I've been so excited about all my kids moving to this area this past week, that I hope I haven't missed anything...ah, let's I remember. BARTLETT ON BASS has been getting together with JEFF MORGAN/the bass jedi in Tacoma these past few weeks....what a bass master Jeff is....Steve loves JEFF MORGAN's bass.
And, folks if you're in the Yelm area..Remember, BARTLETT is always available for your own personal bass instruction at JOYFUL NOISE MUSIC COMPANY in Yelm. Join his happy students at Joyful Noise Music Company by calling Allen at.....360/458-6674.
We have not heard anymore from STEPHEN K. HICKS/drums, owner of HOBBY STREET STUDIOS about the return of MARTIN SALINAS/guitar/vocals to the Yelm area for a visit.
Thanks for reading my music news. Jan

Monday, November 05, 2012

8 Year Old Jonny Mizzone - Flint Hill Special - Sleepy Man Banjo Boys

Amazing 8 year old. Found this on SU and on YOUTUBE. Go HERE

Yea...Bet They're Making This All Up...

By Martin Taylor, see link
Found this on FACEBOOK today. By MARTIN TAYLOR...

Hitting The BIGTIME...Some Day

university volkswagon, see link
Gonna live uptown..ah  some day...gonna have cool wheels...ah some day, gonna see Rome  ah some day...Today's all we have. Live your dreams today..
Found this cool volkswagon photo on FACEBOOK .Go HERE
Thanks. Jan

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Have A Great Halloween...And, WEREWOLVES OF LONDON

Photo by cc
'Happy Halloween'.When I think of Halloween....I think of WARREN ZEVON's hit song, WEREWOLVES OF
Well, of course you do...What a silly question..pardon me..WEREWOLVES OF LONDON just means Halloween for all of us, that's all.
So, I looked up WARREN ZEVON to find out more...It being Halloween today and all, and here's what I found...
Warren Zevon was born in 1947 and died in 2003...Bummer, I'd love to hear more of his songs right now.
His songs were always full of my kind of humor and satire...they always gave me a big smile, and, I could listen to them over and over again. never tiring of them.
My Steve performed WEREWOLVES OF LONDON, by ZEVON, way back in 2005 while he was  in AL EARICK's BAND. I remember, he was at  GOLDEN WEST in Tacoma 'bout this time of the year. Members of that band were AL EARICK/guitar/vocals, SHERYL CLARK/sax, KEVIN CHRISTENSEN was drums at that time, even though DON BENSON was on drums too while BARTLETT was in the band. AND, the vocalist for 'werewolves' was a fine guitarist/harpman named 'SKY'. Forgive me 'Sky' for not remembering your full name. but, you did a fine job. [Jan...Smile and Wave]. NOTE: JON BARONI/keys/harp/vocal was also in this band for a short while. 
Jan and Steve
Happy Halloween photo by DOGGYFOOT.COM..Link HERE.
Found 'WEREWOLVES OF LONDON' by Warren Zevon on YOUTUBE.  Enjoy...  

Remember, 'You're An Original, Cannot Be Replaced'

Jan Rose and Steve Bartlett. Photo by Crystal
I just listened again to KATY PERRY's song...'FIREWORK'. Sung by KATY PERRY and an very talented JODI DiPIAZZA . The song was so moved me to tears.
Please watch the video I posted it below. I found it on YOUTUBE, it's a duet sung by Katy Perry and young Jodi DiPiazza. Jodi was diagnosed as autistic at the age of two, with not much hope given to both of her parents, that she'd ever talk or even understand...but, she has surprised everyone.... Never give up on yourself, says I. [Jan]
I remember these lyrics in Katy Perry's song, 'FIREWORK'...'You don't have to feel like a wasted space, You're an original, cannot be replaced'
This reminded me when I was also given NO hope in 1999, I was diagnosed with M.S., and it  was recommended by my doctors to have a spinal fusion...AND, something went very. very wrong, during surgery leaving me a paraplegic, unable to walk or move my left side. All the doctors would say was...' 'Whoops... and, put me in a nursing home.' They said later, when I walked into their office, 'I was a wonder'...'they did not think I'd ever move my arms and legs again'.
But wait...., here come's the best part, the very handsome HERO of this story...none other than our awesome leader of BARTLETT ON BASS....Steve BARTLETT ON BASS, himself, yeah!...and, I was saved from the dreaded nursing home by BARTLETT ON BASS.
I talked everyone at the hospital, into letting me go to rehab instead of a nursing home, and giving me at least a chance to learn to walk again. Steve came everyday, and helped me walk...and, we were NOT married at the time, and, he did NOT have to....he just did it out of the kindness of his heart....'WOW..What a special guy', says I...'O.K.,...I'll marry you.'...and, the rest is history.
Enjoy this amazing and touching video. Thanks, Jan

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

'Girl's Just Wanna Sing The BLUZZZ'?..CYNDI LAUPER Doin The BLUZZZ

OK, OK, I just heard a  cool YOUTUBE Video of CYNDI LAUPER and JONNY LANG doin' 'How Blue Can You Get?'....I've always knew JONNY LANG meant BLUZZZ, so, thought I'd give it a try... But wait...CYNDI LAUPER?   Yes...A BIG YES. CYNDI LAUPER now means that bold powerful, heart-felt, crying kinda BLUZZZ. Yea Cyndi. I just loved it. I'll post it below.
Last summer, CYNDI LAUPER released her latest Album, called MEMPHIS BLUES, it has this tune on it and so many fabtastic BLUZZZ things on, it must be just awesome. Check it out all you bluzzz lovers. OK? Link HERE.
To learn more 'bout CYNDI LAUPER's life, go HEREfor her Bio.
Here's that YOUTUBE video. CYNDI LAUPER and JONNY LANG doing 'How Blue Can You Get?'.
First posted 1/23/12.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

'Beauty For Ashes' CD By Brother Russ Bartlett, Now Available

Just read the news, RUSSELL BARTLETT, our Austin-based singer/song writer brother has an awesome new CD out. It's just been released this month...BEAUTY FOR ASHES' is now available on CDBaby. I just took a listen and really enjoyed all 10 new songs. Go HERE to listen for yourself. O.K? See if you agree with me.
Russ just finished a cool west coast tour in August with COLIN GILMORE, that was very rewarding for them both.
AND, Seattle based fans were treated to TWO area in Seattle, at the CONOR BYNE PUB and one up north at the Bartlett family's hometown of THE STANWOOD CAMANO FAIRGROUNDS.
Russell left the Seattle area in 1992 for Texas, and Texas has never been the same. BARTLETT's voice, humor and  country-Americana musical style just fit Texas perfectly. Listen to all five of his CD's on CDBaby and you will be delighted. Enjoy.
 Thanks, T. Jan 

Monday, October 22, 2012

This Week's Local Music News

BARTLETT's been on the run this week...He's having so much fun with music too. Let's see ....First he's happy to be at THE STONEGATE in Tacoma again this next Friday night...that's Oct. 26th. [NOTE: 10/25th... JERRY MILLER @ THE STONEGATE.... GIG has been posponed, please see BARTLETT with MICHAEL O'NEILL on Saturday, Oct. 27th, see below...Jan] from 9 pm to 1 am. with that awesome legendary guitarist JERRY MILLER/guitar/vocals, from the '60's band MOBY GRAPE. KEVIN CHRISTENSEN/drums and, of course, with my BARTLETT ON BASS it's great trio on Friday night. There's dancing, cold drinks and pizza at THE STONEGATE...5421 South Tacoma Way, phone 253/473-2255.
NEXT, On Saturday, Oct. 27th, Steve BARTLETT ON BASS will be backing up the country great MICHAEL O'NEILL at THE HARMON BREWERY's TAP ROOM in Tacoma [ 253) 444-3930
204 St Helens Ave,Tacoma,WA98402
Near New Tacoma and Downtown Tacoma
Tacoma, WA 98402] ]. I'm not sure of the time yet, but will post it when it's official. O.K?....Just heard the news....[10/23rd 8:30 pm]....Music's from 9 pm to 11 pm. with MICHAEL O'NEILL starting alittle before 10 pm. There will be other fine musicians there as well as MICHAEL O'NEIL/guitar/vocals and KEVIN CHRISTENSEN/drums with DAN TYACK/steel guitar,of course BARTLETT ON BASS. Below this post, I'll post a listen from MICHAEL O'NEILL's CD. Enjoy.
NOTES from the past week....Last Saturday, Oct. 20th, that singer/song writer from WALTER's BIRTHDAY, recording artist TOD LEMKUHL had a music bash at his home near McKenna at DREAM ACRES. Know it was wonderful, Steve was so disappointed he missed this get-together. but, our car was out of order and had to be fixed on Saturday, and BARTLETT didn't get home last Friday night from THE STONEGATE gig until 3 am...WOW. He was just too bushed.
Last but not least, there was Steve's weekly get-together at MUSIC 6000 in Olympia, with old friend, MIKE KARNES, who teaches guitar/bass in the Silverdale area. They had a great time reported Steve... always adding tunes to their growing set lists...this will be a awesome group when they're ready to perform in the area. 
My Steve ran into drummer, STEPHEN HICKS, owner of HOBBY STREET STUDIOS this week. Hicks said 'MARTIN SALINAS/guitar/vocals, former owner of LIQUID SOUL COFFEE ROASTERs in McKenna, will be back in this area in a couple of weeks, comeing up from San Diego, California'...I'll keep everyone posted as new information surfaces. Perhaps, there will be some music at STEPHEN HICK's studio HOBBY STREET when Salinas is here...Hope so.
Also, I got an Email from drummer KENNY WILLIAMSON this past week, all seems to be going well with him. Thanks for reading my music news. T. Jan
Music from MICHAEL O'NEILL [C]...

Jimi Hendrix - Crosstown Traffic (official video)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I Can't Go For That ----- Cee Lo Green Live From Daryl's House

Steve's rehearsing this tune this morning

Friday, October 19, 2012

Music Going Ons 'Round Town...What's Up?

Steve Bartlett
Tonight, Friday, Oct. 19th...get a big music BARTLETT ON BASS with JERRY MILLER....yes, THAT Jerry Miller...from the band, Moby know who I mean. 
Anyway, Tonight at THE STONEGATE from 9 pm 'til 1 am...JERRY MILLER/guitar/vocals, Steve BARTLETT ON BASS, and KEVIN CHRISTENSEN/drums. The address is 5421 South Tacoma Way, phone is 253/473-2255.
See ya there. O.K? There's great pizza and stuff...and, dancing too.

             5421 South Tacoma Way
             Tacoma, WA.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

AMAZING Guitar Work By JERRY MILLER....Behind the Scenes - Jerry Miller making of Peaceful Solution

Well, get ready for this Friday night, Oct.19th, at 9 pm at THE STONEGATE in Tacoma...and hear a music legend...that's '60's Moby Grape's JERRY MILLER. I've posted a video of Jerry, that I found on YOUTUBE with some amazing guitar work. Just listen. I sure enjoyed this video. There's no cover this Friday night, with some amazing music 'til 1 am., lotsa cold beer and hot pizza too. Bring your dancing shoes....OK? That's at THE STONEGATE, 5421 South Tacoma Way. Phone 253/473-2255.
So, that's my BARTLETT ON BASS and JERRY MILLER/guitar/vocals and KEVIN CHRISTENSEN/drums this Friday night...Oct.19th.
Thanks, Jan

 5421 South Tacoma Way
Tacoma, WA.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Experience Hendrix -- Featuring Jonny Lang

WOW...JONNY LANG does JIMI HENDRIX's 'WatchTower'...enjoyed

Monday, October 08, 2012

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Real Live Music Troubadour Of The '60's With BARTLETT ON BASS

P hoto by Radio Saig√≥n cc
Now, here's the latest music news......Steve's doing music just everywhere, and is happier than a clam at high tide. So, cool to see him know, THAT smile...the one that's genuine and real from ear to ear. I love to see him really happy, that's all.
So, what's going on...he loves the people he's playing with. That's one thing...JERRY MILLER for one...he's a music troubadour and music legend. JERRY MILLER played in the band MOBY GRAPE and other groups way back in the '60's in San Francisco. Not only is Jerry's playing amazing and beautiful.... Jerry's been around and knows some of the really fine musicians, some true heros or music troubadours of this age. The ones that changed our history with their then [1960's] new ideas about social justice, freedom and equality. Steve and my hats are off to theses courageous men and women, the musicians of the '60's...and that means JERRY MILLER.
You can hear a real music troubadour and music hero JERRY MILLER every Friday night at THE STONEGATE in Tacoma, WA. That's at 5421 South Tacoma Way, phone 253/473-2255. With MILLER's back up by my Steve BARTLETT ON BASS and KEVIN CHRISTENSEN/drums at THE STONEGATE. What a honor that is. A fantastic night of music.
Now, that's not the only place to see or hear JERRY MILLER and his music friends, during the week. He plays also at UNCLE SAM's BAR AND GRILL on 16003 Pacific in Spanaway on Thursday nights. AND, other areas around Tacoma. Steve does not play with JERRY on Thursday....but, I'll post all BARTLETT's and JERRY's gigs here as they come in...OK?
Steve's rehearsing with Jerry and Kevin this Tuesday afternoon at Jerry's house. This Friday, Oct. 12th will be great and it all begins at 9 pm., gos 'til 1 am each Friday night. Come out for a special night of music, and hear a real music legend too....Cool.
And, Steve's playing with his music buddy, music instructor, MIKE KARNES each week. Today, Sunday, Oct. 7th, they'll get together for some fun at MUSIC 6000 in Olympia. Soon, they'll be playing in Olympia. Mike's taking care of that part of the gigs...he's got some places ready for their great sound, when Steve and Mike are ready.
Found this video on YOUTUBE of JERRY MILLER.

Friday, October 05, 2012

TONIGHT See...Jerry Miller , Guitar Master formerly of MOBY GRAPE. Live 30 December 2011

See BARTLETT ON BASS tonight, Friday, Oct.5th,.. 9pm to 1 am, at THE STONEGATE, 5421 South Tacoma Way in Tacoma, Washington with the amazing JERRY MILLER/guitar/vocals and KEVIN CHRISTENSEN/drums. ------------------------

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Old Photo Of 'Good Blessing' Steve BARTLETT, 1971

Cool old photo of Steve Bartlett/BARTLETT ON BASS from 1971. Seattle area band. Presented by KING Radio and Heidelburg beer. Steve is 20 years the glasses., Go HERE for PACIFIC NORTHWEST BANDS...'Good Blessing'. The Paciific Northwest Bands web site is a great place to learn alot about the music history of this area. BARTLETT was also in CHEESEBURGER DELUXE' 1972 'TIL 1975. Check him out HERE
BARTLETT was in other area bands that are not at the site in the '70's too.. T. Jan

BARTLETT With Fantastic Music Legend JERRY MILLER Tomorrow

Kevin Christensen + Steve Bartlett 
OK...What's the latest?....My Bartlett..that's BARTLETT ON BASS, or performing tomorrow night, Friday, Oct. 5th with that awesome music legend JERRY MILLER. That's from 9 pm to 1 am at THE STONEGATE in Tacoma on South Tacoma Way...5421 South Tacoma Way, that .....AND, NO Cover!......What?...yep,.NO Cover.
So, here's your chance to hear a great music legend live...and eat pizza, drink cold beer or fine drinks of your choice...ALL at the same time...WOW! How can you lose? Well, you just can't...that's all... Bet, there'll be dancing too. Now, ALL this fun will all be taking place downstairs at THE STONEGATE...SO, folks if you have trouble climbing stairs like I have...there's NO problems tomorrow night with Stairs...It's Handicap friendly and everything, it's downstairs at THE STONEGATE....Bring on the music, and lotsa pizza I say [T. Jan] SMILE..
You haven't heard of JERRY MILLER?...Well, he's very famous that's all...AND Eric Clapton said 'JERRY MILLER'S the best guitarist in the world', that's BIG. JERRY MILLER was the lead guitarist for the 1960's  band MOBY GRAPE...this was in the Haight-Ashberry San know the very cool-groovy time of music There's lots of online stuff about him, and the band MOBY GRAPE all over  YOUTUBE...take a peek....OK? Now, Jerry plays in THE JERRY MILLER BAND up here in Tacoma.
See you tomorrow night at THE STONEGATE...OK?

WHERE: THE STONEGATE 9 pm to 1 am on Friday, Oct. 5th
                5421 South Tacoma Way
Found this video on YOUTUBE about the music scene in 1967, featuring MOBY GRAPE and JERRY MILLER.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

What's Up? BARTLETT On The Go

Cool Steve Bartlett
O.K.....Lot's going on here. Let's look at music first. This gig will be ongoing for Friday nights in the weeks to come...let's just see this going on forever..OK?, Steve's playing at THE STONEGATE in Tacoma each Friday night with that awesome music legend JERRY MILLER..what an honor this is.
JERRY MILLER, guitarist from MOBY GRAPE, back in the 1960's. There's lots of stuff online 'bout him, so, take a look...O.K?
Anyway, Steve and Jerry been hitting it off. AND, tomorrow, Steve's getting together with Jerry and going over some tunes for this Friday night's gig... Friday, Sept. 28, 2012  and it will be fantastic.  Address for THE STONEGATE is 5421 South Tacoma Way. That's easy to find. Take the Tacoma Mall Exit off I-5...I think that's 54th and go west to South Tacoma Way. The phone is 253/743-2255. Music starts at 9 pm., ends 1 am. The pizza is great, beer's ice cold and they serve mixed drinks too. It'll be fun. JERRY MILLER/guitar/vocals, Steve BARTLETT ON BASS, and KEVIN CHRISTENSEN/drums.
Steve's also been rehearsing with his music buddy, music instructor MIKE KARNES. They get together each Sunday and just have fun, relax and play...Steve loves it. Both of them have been just playing forever...just 'bout 50 years music experience each. They really admire each other's musical genius, and relax. It's so much fun for them both. They get together each week in Olympia.
My hubby ran into G.W. TAYLOR/vocals yesterday. I love his voice and will look on YOUTUBE for a video. G. W. is a find actor, and has been in many performances put on by talented NANCY TRIBUSH HILLMAN, at THE NEW TRIAD THEATER in Yelm, over the years. He has a wonderful CD out too. I'll check it out and find out where you can find it and post it here OK?
Steve talked to singer/song writer TOD LEMKUHL/guitarist/vocals over this past week about getting together for some music. Hopefully, that will be happening soon.
Bye for now. Jan

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Here's Your Chance...BARTLETT With JERRY MILLER Again Next Friday Night

Steve Bartlett
It was an awesome gig last night at THE STONEGATE in Tacoma. My Bartlett with  the '60's MOBY GRAPE'S master guitarist JERRY MILLER. You can find MOBY GRAPE's stuff all over YOUTUBE...check it out.
BUT, there's more....BARTLETT's with JERRY MILLER again next Friday night at THE STONEGATE. Come in for a beer, or drinks, pizza and listen to a music legend all at the same time   AND...NO COVER!'ll be glad you did.
Now, all the music starts at 9 pm...gos 'til 1 am. THIS IS AN AWESOME GUITARIST....'the best guitarist in the world'...says Eric'll have a great time.
So, its music legend JERRY MILLER/guitar [and then some]also vocals, my Steve BARTLETT ON BASS, and Kevin Christensen/drums next Friday night, Sept. 28th, starts at 9 pm... See ya there. Jan

             5421 South Tacoma Way
             Tacoma, WA.
JERRY MILLER [in hat] , I  found this on YOUTUBE.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

BARTLETT With JERRY MILLER And Kevin... Tomorrow Night

Steve Bartlett
My BARTLETT ON BASS will be playing with that amazing guitar guy JERRY MILLER [said to be the very "best guitar player in the world!"!! by Eric Clapton AND  that's from yes, THAT Eric Clapton, mind you and he's no slouch himself] . Go HERE to check Jerry out. Kevin Christensen will be doin', where does this fun all happen? Well, in Tacoma 'round 9 pm 'til 1 am...Cool. At THE STONEGATE...that's 5421 South Tacoma Way, just down the street really...So, we'll see ya there...O.K?
Last week, when Steve played THE STONEGATE and brought me home some wonderful pizza...So, save room for pizza and beer too. It tasted awesome, even at 3 am.. See ya, Jan

WHERE: THE STONEGATE 9 pm 'til 1 am
             5421 South Tacoma Way
              Tacoma, WA.
Found this video of JERRY MILLER on YOUTUBE.

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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.