|Bartlett with glasses 1971, see photo credit|
So, They had that talk, ..'.don't give up, you can do it', you know...cool...AND, the guitar guy listened to his friend.
The 'Happy Ending' below.
Now, let's fast forward over 40 years.O.K?..what happened?
BOTH became real cool musicians. AND, that guitar guy became a full-time music instructor. MIKE KARNES teaches Bass and Guitar in the Orchard Park...Whoops, that's Port Orchard, not Orchard Park, and Silverdale areas. He drives a BMW, has a beautiful home out in the country, really has everything he ever hoped for. and, remembers his music buddy from long ago who encouraged him, when he needed it..and Smiles. Then, he happens to sees a business card about BARTLETT ON BASS posted in MUSIC 6000 in Olympia, WA. Could that be Steve?...YES, it's Steve.
They get together and jam. Karnes could just cry...he doesn't understand. Just look at Steve, his car's falling apart and lucky to get to the jam '85 OLD RED TOPAZ with a bungy holding the trunk down., the Topaz fills with water on the passenger-side floor board, for some unknown reason, runs outta steering fluid regularly and the transmission doesn't work right...it cannot be stopped on a hill...will not go up an incline from stop position..... [BARTLETT can't open the door, when he sees his buddy, but rolls down the window and crawls out with his bass to see Mike...Whoops, the window-thing was with our '73 Dodge Van, NOT the '85 Topaz. Jan SMILING from ear to ear]. Well, the music's awesome, just like old times. BUT, that bass of Steve's, it's old, dirty AND has holes worn into it, where Steve picks and slaps with his fingers.
Mike has an idea. See Mike's neat idea HERE from July 31st 2010. Jan
PHOTO CREDIT and Info. Picture from PACIFIC NORTHWEST BANDS...See the band 'GOOD BLESSING' '71 to '72, for the whole history of this band.
Another Seattle band from the '70's BARTLETT was in was CHEESEBURGER DELUXE.'72 to 75.
What Steve's been reheasing since Wednesday for his visit tomorrow with Mike, links below.
1.] I JUST WANNA MAKE LOVE TO YOU'69, by Cold Blood, from toniojadetto
2.] I JUST WANNA MAKE LOVE TO YOU LIVE '89, by Cold Blood, Jeff Tamilier/guitar, from JeffTamelier BARTLETT needs to hear both.
3.] PLEASE DON'T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD, by Robben Ford and The Blue Line, from T80Delta
4.] HOW SWEET IT IS TO BE LOVED BY YOU, by Marvin Gaye, from ska2tone3
5.] AIN'T NOTHING LIKE THE REAL THING, by Beyonce and Justin Timberlake, from playlistfullhd
6.] AIN'T NOTHING LIKE THE REAL THING, by Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell, from Jozef Hugens. Steve needed both versions to hear the difference in the bassline. How's he do that? They sound the same to me, good thing he's playing the bass and not me. Jan