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Monday, April 30, 2012

'Get Your Dancing Shoes On'..ALEX WONG and TWITCH hip hop routine (with judges' comments)...

This is fun to watch...ALEX WONG is a talented dancer...don't you think? He's all over YOUTUBE, if you enjoy this, go check him out. He's from Florida, and it seems has danced all his life. Cool.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

LOL....Annie Lennox - Keep Young and Beautiful

I just love ANNIE LENNOX [T. Jan]...She's so right on/so often for me. This video is a hoot, gives me such a BIG smile. I've been so blessed...all my Life I've seen....LIFE, from maybe a different point of view than others because of my chosen, of course, physical restraints. With a BIG SMILE and WAVE. T. Jan...P.S. I love all of you. 

Friday, April 27, 2012

Getting LOADED Ain't Gonna Help...Colin Hay - I Wish I Was Still Drinking...

Well, this song says it all in my opinion [T. Jan]...It's COLIN HAY singing ''I Wish I Were Still Drinking'. .

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

'Strawberry Fields Forever'...NO DRUGS, NO WAY, NO HOW

by unknown flickr cc
We know, drugs are so common-place and becoming more and more acceptable today..BUT, here's some of OUR reasons we're BOTH against this 'pro-pot' movement spreading across our country. AND, we're NOT gonna judge you or tell you what to do with your life. That's your business...but first, let us tell our story. OK? 
O.K. Folks...let's get down to the cold hard truth. We were teenagers in the '60's and young adults in the '70's...and have seen first hand what pain and damage drugs can do....NO WAY do we condone any 'street' drugs. AND yes, we were STUPID hippies once and smoked enough of that stuff [' WOW  NO CALORIES...YEA!...Thought I'...T. Jan], THAT's why we NOW realize our lives could/ would have been a lot better and easier today if we had known better back then and just said 'NO'!...SO, we're a lot older and wiser now. Thank Goodness. So, NO DRUGS for us is what we both say...AND, we will NOT promote EVENTS that promote the use of Street Drugs.!
But look, as anyone can plainly see, in our own lives today, Drugs have greatly effected our mental and physical conditions, making our lives more difficult... just look at us will ya?....DRUGS....That's those sneaky recreational type drugs that I'm talking about...Made our lives a lot more difficult and CAN KILL PEOPLE too. People we loved, folks that we miss all the time...and, wish with everything in us .. could have another chance...P-L-E-A-S-E, G-O-D, P-L-E-A-S-E!
Drugs have killed or contributed to the death of several our loved ones [friends and family] over the years.
Here's some examples: Steve's ex....DONNA, confined to a wheelchair, killed herself, after using marijuana for pain and 'health' reasons. Click HERE. My ex...ERNIE, yes, exposed to AGENT ORANGE [ another 'drug' that was 'approved' of by the powers that be, without caring about the long-term effects of REAL people and their families ] in Viet Nam [where drugs were just everywhere, by the way] was put into a nursing home at age 47, he could NOT take care of himself anymore. Died last October at young age of 64. I'm sure drug use did NOT help his condition. Go HERE.
We've had relatives and friends put behind bars for selling this stuff...that's for years...NO WAY will we change our minds.
AND, there's even MORE effects those above that I [T. Jan] won't go into now....about our own personal lives...physical, mental, financial, psychologicalour emotional well being, being respected, included, or even understood, by our families and others that are important to us,...really, the former-innocent looking use of marijuana in the '70's has effected ALL aspects of our lives today, and in a negative way....Just REMEMBER, we ALL gotta have a brain, and, once it's gone or damaged...just what you gonna do? or can you do? You'll need a brain to do anything about anything. It's just too late then. 
Many very talented musicians that we loved, and Steve played with...just slowly and quietly faded away...and stopped playing as the drugs became more important than their music....what a crying shame, a real crying shame... yep...we could cry a million tears. NO.. We won't tell you what to do,....No, just hope our story will make some people pause a minute or two and think ....' are you going to let our society's uneducated acceptance of pot and other drugs, sway you into accepting this and then risking your own life or your family's well being?' The end. T. Jan...and remember Steve reads all I write, before I post it.
If you want to read more about the many and sometimes surprising effects of chemicals/drugs etc. on our bodies and nervous systems, please read BRUCE HANEY's well thought out book....'BRAIN FOG'. Info  HERE.....Buy this book on AMAZON, HERE..
Found this on YOUTUBE...'Steppenwolf' doing THE PUSHER.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

WOW...ARTSWALK Is This Friday Night In Olympia

This Friday night, April 27th from 5 to 10 pm, you will see my BARTLETT ON BASS/vocals too playing with his really cool friends in HOBBY STREET. They're live, and ready to make it happen...on the main stage too, of course, at Olympia's ARTSWALK  downtown Olympia. The group is performing from 5 pm to 10 pm....Two full sets with a break in the, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy their great music. As well as, all the other performers, artists, musicians and booths at this really cool yearly community event. Don't miss it. The location is at Olympia Federal Savings...that's 421 Capital Way South in Olympia, WA.
Members of HOBBY STREET are recording artist, JON BARONI/keys/harp/vocals..[I've heard from my Steve, that he's been writing some awesome new tunes too. YEA! T. Jan]...There's XXXXX-XXX/guitar/vocals [X'd out per request T. Jan] and STEPHEN K. HICKS/drums. Should be a great night of live music and fun.
st_robert had his PA, and was sound engineer for the night. Thanks st_robert. There was no stage, but a nice sidewalk location.


Hobby Street: Arts Walk
Friday, April 27, 2012, 5:00pm - 10:00pm at Olympia Federal Savings


  • 5:00pm until 10:00pm
  • Arts Walk: We have the stage from 5 - 10. We will be playing 2 sets with a break in the middle. Come on by while celebrating all the great artists and musicians and performers in Olympia!
    421 Capitol Way South Olympia, WA 98501
    (360) 754-3400

    My Steve's getting ready for that really cool ARTSWALK this Friday night in downtown Olympia.ARTSWALK is a fun street fair in Olympia
    NOTE: Found out there was NO stage or PA when arrived to set up. Nice sidewalk location, and st_robert on hand to be sound engineer with his own PA...Thank you.
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2012

    Patrick Henry Hughes Is This Normal Guy...See, With NO Eyes And Stuff

    What a wonderful attitude this guy has....what an inspiration. I loved this video. I found out, as Patrick did ADVERSITIES ARE REALLY BLESSINGS. I would NOT change my life experiences for ANYTHING either. Go to PATRICK HENRY HUGHS' website Enjoy. Oh yea,...If you want to read more about 'MY ADVERSITIES ARE BLESSINGS', Go.HERE
    Thanks Tambo for this YOUTUBE video.

    Monday, April 16, 2012

    Look!! Monkey Saves Puppy From Explosion

    "Animals Need Help And Compassion's photo
    1. Amazing.
      SAVING A LIFE: During a dangerous factory explosion that occurred in China, a monkey was recorded on the camera saving a puppy from the explosion site.

      He held the dog as he ran out of the factory.

      If animals can instinctively show compassion and kindness to each other, so can we."
      What a wonderful photo I found on FACEBOOK. Just had to share with you.
      This is what it said, above. T. Jan....

      Sunday, April 15, 2012

      'Some Enchanted Evening...You Will See A Stranger'

      Photo from 
      ...'Some Enchanted Evening...You Will See A Stranger.....' I was touched by this photo...cause I've 'been there...done that' or maybe 'Dream Dream Dream'...come to mind.
      Thank you,to my old friend...well, long-time friend is a better way to say it,  Gera,   for sharing this photo on STUMBLEUPON...Go HERE........  to check out SU.
      Gera posts lots of cool recipes, photos and computer stuff AND even more...check him out, make him your friend too.  OK?
      Photo from    Thanks. T. Jan
      Found the below video on YOUTUBE...THE TEMTATIONS doing 'Some Enchanted Evening'.

      Saturday, April 14, 2012

      The Vaughan Brothers - In the Studio

      Thursday, April 12, 2012

      26,000 Visitors...AND 'GIG' NOT Canceled Next Monday Night

      STEVE BARTLETT Rehearsing
      WOW! Yesterday was an emotional day....First, BARTLETT ON BASS reached over 26,000 new visitors....welcome to you all, my new friends.
      ALSO, If you my friends, [I know there were several of you, who left me a note on FACEBOOK,...that you'd be at this gig next Monday.] received a notification that next week's gig on Monday, April 16th...'XXX' At CHARLIES In Olympia' was canceled, like I was....It was a BIG FAT Error...Kick off time for this Open Mic is still 8:30 pm, ends 10, with my BARTLETT ON BASS/vocals too. It's an FUN Open Mic, hosted by my Steve and Steve's music buddies in the band called 'XXX'. Come join the fun....SO, P-L-E-A-S-E come down with your axe, have a cold brew and a great time with the guys....It was NOT canceled! 'XXX', some of the band members...without Steve, decided that there were too many event pages out there and decided to canceled the one I had posted on my site without letting Steve, I could let ALL of you know before hand that the gig was still on. Unfortunately...there were too many of you, that I can NOT remember everyone to let you all know one at a time. So, I'm hoping you all read this. OK?...OK.
      Where is CHARLIES, you ask?....It's at 620 4th Ave. in Olympia, WA. See below. 
      620 4th Avenue East Olympia, WA 98501
      (360) 786-8181...T. Jan
      I xxx'd out ALL names to protect all of us, Weeee Coool...especially ME. T. Jan...SMILE.

      Wednesday, April 11, 2012

      Monday, April 09, 2012

      Joe Bonamassa - Blues Deluxe (2007)

      Wednesday, April 04, 2012

      Boy's Emotional Audition Reveals his Love for a Friend .flv

      Well, this made me cry...beautiful.

      Guilty dog sends himself to his room

      Our dog...'Daisey Mae' WILL see this this morning. Hopefully she'll learn it by this afternoon. Daisey...'no, no I wasn't talking about you behind your back...thank you for letting us live with you Daisey...I'll be going to my room now that OK with you Daisey?' '. T. Jan

      Be A Rock Star TONIGHT, And JON's Gotta A Chance To Win A Big Cruise

      Photo from SEAN BARDEN's FACEBOOK page
      OK...TONIGHT's the big night...It's Wednesday, April 4th 2012...What's that mean?
      Well, Tonight...'round 6 pm the fun all begins...Be a Rock Star. Sing with a live band. It's cool. ROCKAROAKE at HIDDEN RIVER in Rainier.. BARTLETT ON BASS/vocals too, will be holding down the bass section, cool...AND, there'll be other really cool , awesome musicians doin' their parts too.
      I've heard rumors of who's gonna be there...but, said I would  not spill the beans, BUT, I'm just itchin' to tell ya...Just know , your gonna love this. My report on this photo, go HERE.
      15420 Vail Cut Off Rd. S.E.
      Rainier, WA.
      Oh!....I almost forgot....It's JON BARONI's/keys/harp/vocals birthday today...'HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JON'. Do I have a cool chance for you to win a fantastic 7 day cruise on the DIXIE BELLE. It's just what you and Julie need to really get all that rest and relaxation you both deserve. ...It's for your special day.
       Wait...Jon just look it'll be really fun....'It's on the fabulous new Gypsy Queen Cruise Line ship, The ' Dixie Belle'. All airfares, transfers, food and drinks included - with dinner at the Captain's table as his personal guest ....I really hope you guys win. Photo  below.
      The Dixie Belle. Photo by unknown cc

      Monday, April 02, 2012


      Photo posted by SEAN BARDEN on FACEBOOK CC
      Steve jamming at HIDDEN RIVER in Rainier, WA. a few weeks ago. From left..Recording Artist.JON BARONI/keys/harp/vocals, STEPHEN K. HICKS/drums and owner of HOBBY STREET STUDIOS, next unknown [white hair...'Bill'], next ERIC DELOME/guitar/vocals Steve BARTLETT ON BASS/vocal hat playing his new fretless bass and last but not least, that's SEAN BARDEN/guitar/vocals and owner of HIDDEN RIVER.
      Well, where is HIDDEN RIVER anyway? Sounds fun
      .Hidden River Music Society, 360/446-6800.
      15420 Vail Cut Off Rd SE, Rainier, WA

      JACO PASTORIUS Was Murdered At age 35.

      Link to THEBLUESBLOGGER HERE...Read more.
      I found a great post about Bass Guitar Genus, JACO PASTORIUS HERE  recently on THEBLUESBLOGGER, link at top of post.... Jaco was one of Steve's heros. He would have been 60 last December and lived with Bi-Polar Mental Illness the last years of his life. That's what got him killed at age 35. Very interesting life Jaco had, such awesome musical talent, murdered because of his odd behavier. I'm [T. Jan] so thankful that today, society is more open-minded and understands better that mental illness is caused by a disease or injury to the brain, and is NOT a sign of a moral or character flaws. Still the stigma of having a mental illness is difficult for most people to handle in this society even today....and so, many folks avoid getting help. There are now medications that can help the mentally ill live normal lives.   .
       From YOUTUBE, JACO PASTORIUS in 'Weather Report'.      

      Sunday, April 01, 2012

      John Lee Hooker And Santana The Healer

      'BLUZZZ the healer....all over the world'...Thanks John and Carlos for that awesome reminder.

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      My Spelling?? Thanks For Understanding

      My Spelling?? Thanks For Understanding
      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

      Musical Grandma's Are Cooler

      Musical Grandma's Are Cooler
      by Sunfrog Shirts

      Yea,...Just Wondering?

      Yea,...Just Wondering?
      Aunty Acid's photo

      Click to link for credit

      We Respect Others Rights, Jan and Steve

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      The Truth

      The Truth
      Thanks Dick Metcalf, image by unknown cc

      Yep...NOT ALONE.

      Yep...NOT ALONE.
      By INCREDIBLE ME, click for link

      We Respect Others Rights, Jan and Steve

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      Want Your Gig Info Published Here?

      Want Your Gig Info Published Here?
      If you're a musician, band or club owner in my area, and want your live music event included on my BARTLETT ON BASS. 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 BARTLETT ON BASS and supporting live music. ' T. Jan'...JA ROSE-BARTLETT.

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      All Work..No Play?....Never...Jan

      All Work..No Play?....Never...Jan
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      Please Unplug Me. Just Loving My Life

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      About me....T. Jan Rose

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      Yelm, Washington, United States
      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.