|Steve and Jon at Tenino Smokehouse
When Ted died of a heart attack on July 13th, 2010. My story HERE. The loss was deeply felt by Steve and I. Ted did lyrics for tunes, Jon the music, as I remember Ted saying once. What a great team, BARONI/HALL. Miss you Ted.
Hall was also a student of RSE in Yelm, WA., I [Jan] knew him from that arena too...'cause we were old friends since 1994, even before I met and fell in love with my bassman and hubby Steve in Nov. 1995. Some tunes that I remember JON BARONI/TED HALL creating and my Steve Bartlett laying down the bass lines for over the years were: 'Dakota Rodeo' a tribute to John Lennon, 'Last Night I Had A Dream', about George Harrison. Another meaningful/beautiful song of Baroni/Hall's was 'Sacred Ground' that Steve worked on way back when.
Ted's web page was called BIOFACTALREVOLUTION...Ted posted information about several of his interests there...one being music with his friend Jon Baroni...it was a fun place to visit. I miss it. For more on Theodore Hall PhD. go HERE.
To see a video with photos, an audio and video clip of Ted Hall singing his 'Raised On God And Country' song which he put in public domain on July 4th, 2010 [9 days before he died] and hear his reasons why, the beautiful lady on the mandolin is MARY CANN PIPER, also a friend of ours...go to sparky2day HERE This is what it says at this video site..."Uploaded on Oct 25, 2010Theodore Dana Hall 1943 - 2010. A dedication video. Compiled by Michelle Rogge"...Thank you, Jan
Yesterday, song writer TOD LEMKUHL/guitar/vocals also in Walter's Birthday, sent me some video links and that reminded me again of Ted. One of the videos was THE WALTERs BIRTHDAY Band doing an old song by that team of BARONI and HALL. 'Dakota Rodeo' had been created years ago and my Steve had done the bass ...such an inspiritual tune, that's decated to JOHN LENNON,...so of course, I remembered Ted Hall again today...miss you Ted. Thank you. Jan
Here's 'Dakota Rodeo' by BARONI and HALL, found on Liqdsoulcoffee on YOUTUBE. Thank you Liquid Soul Coffee Roaster's for posting this, recorded on Aug. 28th, 2010 [only one month after Ted's death] at Liquid Soul Coffee Roasters in McKenna, WA. WALTERs BIRTHDAY band members are Steve BARTLETT ON BASS, TOD LEMKUHL/guitar/vocals, SCOTT ERCOLIANI/drums with singer/song writer JON Baroni/keys/harp/vocals.