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Monday, March 31, 2014

'Just Me And My CAMEL'...All Alone And Feeling Blue?...NOT

by Green Renaissance, see link
Well, this picture just says it all, doesn't it? Everyone just has a natural love of music....even CAMELS.

Found this beautiful photo on FACEBOOK this morning. It's a  Green Renaissance's photo. WOW...I loved it. This is what it said: " This beautiful image always makes me smile.
Laughing Mongolian girl with her camel

Thanks for sharing. Jan...wait, I'll try and find 'camel' music links. O.K?
The best camel singing..almost anyway I could find...but, I'm not done, who knows.

O.K....I found a wonderful song for happy people and HAPPY ANIMALS...but, the animals are not camels...Oh well, but, close enouph. Just take a look will ya? This video is called 'When You're Smiling' [thanks JackRussell08]. This is what the video page says: " Uploaded on Feb 6, 2008

Pedigree Meaty Bites - When You're Smiling". Hope this brings alot of smiles. Jan

NOT Only The Night Time...It's Always The Right Time

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'This is a fun song. Lots of people have covered it, and I'll post their links below. O.K? Anyway, it was recorded by NAPPY BROWN in 1957, soon followed the version I remember by RAY CHARLES and  HERE in 1958. [from WIKIPEDIA]...But, it's been around for along time, since 1937 at least, when ROOVEVELT SYKES listed it as one of his tunes. Stkes was a blues piano man. BIG BILL BROONZY and LENNY CARR did the song eariler than Skyes, probably the song got it's start in vaudeville. I posted a video link of Big Bill Broonzy it didn't have 'The Night Time' on it, but showed some fun ragtime so I posted it too. Jan
PHOTO CREDIT: Alan Light cc
THE NIGHT the right time'   just some of the several versions of this song, posted below.

1.] THE NIGHT TIME, by Ray Charles '58, from guldanden
2.] THE NIGHT TIME, by Creedence Clearwater Revival, from tresek
3.] THE NIGHT TIME, by The Rolling Stones, from The Rolling Stones
4.] THE NIGHT TIME, by Aretha Franklin, from Zeno Bianchini
5] THE RIGHT TIME, by.John Lee Hooker, from srvfan79...yes,it's the same song, only as JOHN LEE  HOOKER can make it his very own..
6.] THE NIGHT TIME, by Rufus Thomas and Carla Thomas, from Seven Minaya
7.] THE NIGHT TIME, by James Brown, from DJGhettoVerite
8.] THE NIGHT TIME, by Roosevelt Sykes, from YEFJJ
9.] THE NIGHT TIME, by Mance Liscomb, from Eric Cajundelyon
10.] THE NIGHT TIME, by Nappy Brown '57, from machineslikeme
11.] THE NIGHT TIME, from The Cosby Show Video' from Paul Holt

Saturday, March 29, 2014

'Trust Me...I'm Lying'... RYAN HOLIDAY

by slava cc, see photo credit link
'Trust Me...I'm Lying' [thanks] is a video about a book of RYAN HOLIDAY's and HERE. I saw this video trailer of his book and info this morning on SU and then YOUTUBE. It was really interesting to you know that reporters, who make let's say $60,000. a year...need to get 1.8 million pageviews  a year to 'earn their keep' from those folks who need and pay those same reporters. WOW...that's alot. [as you can see, I do this blog only for the LOVE of music, which is worth it all. SMILE] 
Well, RYAN HOLIDAY helps musicians and news folks to understand how to increase their pageviews...and, that means..making more money. He has really researched this stuff, and taken a real good look at online news.
Holliday decuses the problems and/or value of using emotions. Well, This hopefully is a better way of saying this O.K?...  read this EXAMPLE: I found it intersting that the more EMOTIONAL a story is...really influences the pageviews and the stories that get printed or online...meaning that the news that get online is well,..the more emotional a story, are those that make more money for the writer, leaving other importand but not as emotional news unreported. How do we know what is real news or exagerated for profits, anyway?
In this video interviewing Ryan Holiday from MEDIA MAYHEM [thanks TheLipTV], brings up many  very interesting ideas, some about using and even creating rumors. Being responsible with what is posted. Marketing, advertizing, money and integrety. 
Here's that video trailer of Holiday's Book called 'Trust Me, I'm Lying'[by]. The book is available on AMAZON, see link below..... Order:
Book Trailer by  . This gives you a 'taste' of what the book is about, but, see the video site link for a lot more very intersting printed info.  about this book  Jan

PHOTO CREDIT: slava cc
Related video link below.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

KISS Me Mama,..Gonna See My Smiling' Painted Face..'.On The Cover Of The Rolling Stone'

Kiss's Rolling,Stone Cover, see links
O.K., Today, I read that the original members [PAUL STANLEY, GENE SIMMONS, ACE FREHLEY and PETER CRISS] of KISS and HERE, finally got on the cover of THE ROLLING STONE after 40 years of music. They're being inducted into the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME and HERE too, even though the band decided not to perform at that Hall of Fame celebration, because it was "deeply insulting" to the current members of the band [TOMMY THAYER/guitar and ERIC SINGER/drums]. Ace Frehley and Peter Criss left 'Kiss' in the '80's...a long time ago. Here's a copy of the Kiss cover on 'The Rolling Stone', with only the original members from "a classic 1975 photo of the band's original lineup.". Read all about it at the above link.
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I never listened much to 'Kiss', but sure remember their painted faces and, thought they were abit extreme...O.K., I fess was only my problem...I thought those painted faces 'scary'. but wait, to have a band together for 40 years, to be on the cover of the Rolling Stone and in the Rock and Roll Hall of fame too, this band gets MY respect. and attention.. And of course, I always enjoyed and who doesn't? like 'Rock and Roll All Night' [thanks, KissologyVideos] Here's what the video page says about this tune: " Uploaded on Jul 22, 2009
All the countries have a national anthem, well this is the Rock 'n Roll Worldwide Anthem, realesed on Dressed to Kill, this song is one of the most famous song of the band, the song said all, you have to Rock 'n Roll all Night, and Party Everyday, with the famous drum intro, same as "Anythink for my Baby" also realesed on Dressed to Kill.
The studio version of the song peaked at #57 on the Billboard singles chart, besting the band's previous charting single, "Kissin' Time" (#79). A subsequent live version released as a single in October 1975, eventually reached #12, the first of six Top 20 songs for Kiss in the 1970s. Since then, it has become Kiss's most identifiable song, and has served as one of the group's closing concert numbers in almost every concert since 1976. In 2009 it was named the 16th greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1.
"Rock and Roll All Nite" was written by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons while Kiss was still in Los Angeles, as part of their Hotter Than Hell tour although during the groups concert at Cobo Hall in Detroit on January 26, 1976, Stanley states to the audience before the group begin the song that it was written in and for Detroit. The tour ended early (February 1975), when Casablanca Records founder and president Neil Bogart ordered Kiss to return to the studio to record a follow up to Hotter Than Hell, which had stalled on the charts and failed to meet Casablanca's sales expectations. One of Bogart's instructions to the band was to compose an anthem, something he felt the band needed. The song itself was inspired by the Slade song Cum on Feel the Noize, and is often referred to as the Rock And Roll National Anthem (for instance, Stanley states during Kiss' performance at the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards that "there's only one nation, that's Kiss Nation, there's only one Rock & Roll national anthem: Rock and Roll All Nite, party everyday!")
Stanley wrote the chorus, and Simmons wrote the verses, borrowing parts of a song he had previously written, entitled "Drive Me Wild." The song was one of two the group recorded toward the end of the Hotter Than Hell tour, prior to returning to Electric Lady Studios for the proper Dressed to Kill recording sessions. For the choruses, the band and Bogart brought in a large group of outside contributors to sing and clap, including members of the Kiss road crew, studio musicians, and Peter Criss's wife Lydia. Some of the road crew used their jacket zippers to create sound"  Jan


Monday, March 24, 2014

JAZZ Tunes...Be At DICKERSON's SOUTHBAY BBQ Next Tuesday Night

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ATTENTION JAZZ LOVERS: Next Tuesday night, April 1st, in Olympia is your special jazz night. Be at 'DICKERSON's SOUTHBAY BBQ' at 8 pm. for smooth jazz by 'The D.C. JAZZ QUARTET'....that's with BARTLETT ON BASS, DON COHEN/vocals, DAVEN TILLINGHAST/guitar and MARK STOUT/trombone.
There's a fantastic BBQ menu that can't be beat, with all the BBQ and trimmings that you've ever dreamed of, at DICKERSON's. Yum. See the menu at the link. O.K? I love BBQed pork and boy do they have all my favorites, there's beef, chicken and tacos on Tuesdays too....remember the kitchen's open 'til 9 pm., music starts at 8 pm. So, have a great dinner and stay around for jazz until 11 pm. Jan
PHOTO CREDIT: Chocolate Sculpturess cc

WHERE: DICKERSON's SOUTHBAY BBQ, 8 to 11 pm April 1st, Tuesday night
 619 Legion Way SE, Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 943-6900

Video links to some fantastic jazz songs, that Steve's working out today.   

1.] AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', by Louis Armstrong, from TheMultimediaDude
2.] ALL OF ME, by Michael Buble, from tommy194070
3.] AUTUMN LEAVES, by Miles Davis, from FMMarya 
4.] DO NOTHING TIL YOU HEAR FROM ME, by Gladys Knight, from GladysKnightVEVO
5.] DON'T GO TO STRANGERS, by Etta James, from El Patron
6.] EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE '77, by George Benson, from JazzBreakTV
7.] FEELING GOOD, by Michael Buble, from XxKatiexX389
8.] GEORGIA ON MY MIND, by Ray Charles, from tegavu1
9.] FLY ME TO THE MOON, by Frank Sinatra, from MyFavMusic123
10.] HONEYSUCKLE ROSE, by Fats Waller, from theerealgaryhill
11.] I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU, by Louis Armstrong, from aassddffgg234
12.] I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO, by Tony Bennett, from Denise D'Amico
13.] I THOUGHT OF YOU, by Chet Baker, Elvis Costello, from ajack2boys
14.] I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU, by Debbie Duncan, from debbieduncanjazz
15.] MISTY '59, by Johnny Mathis, from far444444
16.] ON GREEN DOLPHIN STREET, by John Coltrane, from alfilodeloetereo

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Oowee..'.A Wild Night Calling' By JOHN MELLENCAMP

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Who's JOHN MELLENCAMP and HERE? Also known as JOHNNY COUGER eariler in his musical career ['76 to '84].  He's well known for his own brand of rock, known as 'Heartland rock'  "emphasizes traditional instrumentation" [from WIKIPEDIA]. When BARTLETT played with JON BARONI/keys/harp/vocals...Jon told me he really enjoyed Melloncamp, so, when my Steve was going over Melloncamp's tune 'Wild Night' [thanks JohnMellencampVEVO] for tonight's gig at THE STONEGATE, I thought I'd look up more about this him. O. K?
First thing that I noticed,...John Mellencamp was born in 1951, same as my Steve., a very good start..yep, a good year. Next....well, Melloncamp has had alot of hits AND, nominated for 13 GRAMMY AWARDS too. I guess, he's sold over 40 million albums. Was put into ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME in 2008. That just shows me that lots of folks love his BARTLETT and I do.
Mellencamp was  a founding organizer of FARM AID with WILLIE NELSON and HERE and NEIL YOUNG and HERE , that  project focused the public's attention on the poverty and the loss of family farms in the U.S.. Concerts have raised millions of dollars over the years to help those farmers and the concerts have been going on for over 29 years now. WOW.
Other things that I noted is that John has lead a alcohol and drug-free life, and doesn't recomend drugs etc.. He has been an artist and has painted most of life,  is a natural 'story-teller', becoming interesting characters in his songs. Mellencamp has done some acting along with his long list of music hits over the years.
Here's a video link to WILD NIGHT, by John Mellencamp,from JohnMellencampVEVO....We'll all hear that tune along with lots more tonight starting  at 9 pm in Tacoma at 5419 South Tacoma Way...THE STONEGATE PIZZA AND RUM BAR. That's KEVIN CHRISTENSEN/drums and HERE, EDDIE PEREZ/guitar/vocals, SUSAN KENDALL/vocals and last but not least....BARTLETT ON BASS. Oh yeah, with ME on Pizza..[.gimme two for each hand]. I'll be smiling and sitting right in front of that very handsome bassman. A perfect night of music. Jan
PHOTO CREDIT: DBerry 2006 cc

WHERE: THE STONEGATE PIZZA AND RUM BAR, Saturday 3/22- 9 pm til closing
5419 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409

Friday, March 21, 2014


 KHQ Local News's photo
Tonight, I saw this cool video of BILLY JOEL and HERE and JIMMY FALLON and HERE  singing 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight', [thanks The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon] on Late Night....and, you know, I couldn't get it outta my head....So, here it is for everyone to enjoy. This is what it said about this video on it's YOUTUBE page: " Published on Mar 20, 2014

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Billy Joel and Jimmy Fallon Form 2-Man Doo-Wop Group Using iPad App" Jan

Get on Your Mark, Get Set...GO, Tomorrow Night At THE STONEGATE In Tacoma

Steve Bartlett by J.A,Rose-Bartlett cc
Remember, tomorrow, Saturday, March 22nd from 9 pm 'til closing there will be great dancing, as you can see from my photo, Bartlett's all ready for dancing with the music at 5419 South Tacoma Way at THE STONEGATE PIZZA AND RUM BAR, don't miss this fun.
Yes, we,ve been going over some of the tunes for tomorrow,...and I can't wait to hear this newly created band of KEVIN CHRISTENSEN's and know with, of course, BARTLETT ON BASS and EDDIE PEREZ/guitar/vocals and the lovely SUSAN KENDALL on even more amazing vocals.
We're getting there early for PIZZA... yum. Anyway, You can't miss me, I'll be sitting right smack dab in the front of the music...just where I should be. See ya there. Jan

WHERE: THE STONEGATE PIZZA AND RUM BAR, Saturday 3/22- 9 pm til closing
5419 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409

What we've been doing today...check out my video links from YOUTUBE.

1.] WILD NIGHTS, by John Melloncamp, from JohnMellencampVEVO
2.] TWO TICKETS TO PARADISE, by Eddie Money, from folsom90
3.] THE SENSITIVE KIND, by Santana, from 0771skip
4.] LA BAMBA, by Los Lobos, from djmambito2
5.] SMOKING GUN, by Robert Cray, from RobertCrayVEVO
6.] ALL YOUR LOVE, by Gary Moore, from Peter Zsivera
8.] 634-5789, by Wilson Pickett, from moonstar7
9.] CAN'T GET ENOUGH, by Bad Company, from VDJ MikeyMike
10.] SHOOTING STAR, by Bad Company, from Tyler Kincaid
11.] SMOOTH, by Santana, Rob Thomas, from SantanaVEVO
12.] TUSH, by ZZ Top, from RetroTVCentral
13.] VELCRO FLY, by ZZ Top, from RhinoEntertainment
14.] LONG TRAIN RUNNING by Doobie Brothers, from kuklinski987
15.] RIGHT NEXT DOOR [BECAUSE OF ME], by Robert Cray, from RobertCrayVEVO
16.] ME AND BOBBY MAGEE, by Janis Joplin, from Luis Andrés
17.] PIECE OF MY HEART, by Janis Joplin, from briemkiki827
18.] I'M THE ONLY ONE, by Melissa Elderidge, from MrKingsRow
19.] I MISS THE MISERY, by Halestorm, from HalestormRocks
20.] WIDE AWAKE, by Katy Perry, from KatyPerryVEVO
21.] WALK AWAY, by Kelly Clarkson, from kellyclarksonVEVO
22.] SWEET CHILD O MINE, by Guns N Roses, from GunsNRosesVEVO
23.] I KNOW A LITTLE, by Lynyrd Skynyrd, from sykocotic
24.] AIN'T NO SUNSHINE, by Bill Withers, from Adam Reterski
25.] ON BROADWAY, by George Benson, from Eduardo Rocha
26.] GOIN' FISHIN', written by Duke Ellington, sung by our hero Steve Bartlett 2010, from LiqdSoulCoffee...a  special thanks to Barb and Martin Salinas from Liquid Soul Coffee, for making this available, I know it's dark, but the only copy I can find. WALTER's BIRTHDAY are BARTLETT ON BASS, JON BARONI/keys/harp/vocals, SCOTT ERCOLIANI/drums and TOD LEMKUHL/guitar

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Where's The BEEF? THE STONEGATE This Saturday Night

Kevin Christensen 2009 by J.A.Rose-Bartlett cc
O.K....There's plenty of beef in this Saturday Night's gig [3/22] at THE STONEGATE in Tacoma, 9 pm 'til closing. We're working up tunes today, there's lots of cool solid music....So, 'put your dancing shoes on Mama, it's gonna be a dancin' night' with loads of good lookin' people to dance with..[yes, I'll be there, SMILE]...and lotsa cold beer, pizza, burgers with cool music. How can we lose? Yes, of course, BARTLETT's ON BASS, with KEVIN CHRISTENSEN's and HERE on drums, EDDIE PEREZ/guitar/vocals and with even more vocals from SUSAN KENDALL. WOW.
 AND, you's Kevin's, anything can happen, can't it?
What will you get this Saturday?  ALL of THIS and probaby even more. See ya there. Jan

WHERE: THE STONEGATE PIZZA AND RUM BAR, Saturday 3/22- 9 pm til closing
5419 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409
Some video links we're going over tonight are posted below. 

1.] WIDE AWAKE, by Katy Perry, from KatyPerryVEVO
2.] WALK AWAY, by Kelly Clarkson, from Josephine Roy
3.] ROYAL...[USA version], by Lorde, from LordeVEVO
4.] SWEET CHILD O MINE, by Gun N Roses, from GunsNRosesVEVO
5.] PARADISE CITY, by Gun N Roses, from UnOficialGNR
6.] WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE, by Gun N Roses, from GunsNRosesVEVO
7.] CAN'T GET ENOUGH, by Bad Company, from TheClassicRewind
8.] SHOOTING STAR, by Bad Company, from Gary Lippert
9.] SMOOTH, by Santana, from SantanaVEVO
10.] TUSH, by ZZ Top, from wiieje
11.] VELCRO FLY, by ZZ Top, from RhinoEntertainment
12.] LONG TRAIN RUNNING, by Doobie Brothers, from kuklinski987
13.] STRONG PERSUADER, by Robert Cray, from TomOwenM
14.] BLACK MAGIC WOMAN, by Santana, Gypsy Queen, from a106kirk1

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Saturday, March 22nd THE STONEGATE...Second Vocalist Announced

BARTLETT, 2006 by J.A,Rose-Bartlett cc
Steve's going over lots of great music today preparing for two gigs coming up the next couple of weeks. First gig announced was for, Tuesday, April 1st, it's 'tHE D.C JAZZ QUARTET' with some cool jazz at DICKERSON's SOUTHBAY BBQ in Olympia.
Then second gig, next Saturday, 3/22, 9 pm 'til's another cool gig, with classic rock, blues, funk at THE STONEGATE on 5419 South Tacoma Way in Tacoma. KEVIN CHRISTENSEN/drums and MY story about 'Kevy' HERE ,booked this gig with EDDIE PEREZ/guitar/vocals and BARTLETT ON BASS.
 AND, today announcing SUSAN KENDALL/vocals with Perez. There will be lots of  cold beer, drinks, fun, dancing, eating pizza, burger/fries you know. Steve working up 'Black Magic Woman' [thanks uklangang] by Santana as I write this.
I'll post some more video links after this post of selections from the set lists for Saturday's gig. O.K? Jan
5419 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409
Related video links below.
1.] BLACK MAGIC WOMAN, by Santana/Gyspy Queen, from uklangang
2.] WILD NIGHTS by John Mellencamp, from Oldschool7166
3.] TWO TICKETS TO PARADISE, by Eddie Money, from folsom90
4.] THE SENSATIVE KIND, by Santana, from MikeNadiReloaded
5.] LA BAMBA, written by Ritchie Valens, done by Los Lobos, from djmambito
6.] SMOKING GUNS, by Robert Cray, from RobertCrayVEVO
7.] ALL YOUR LOVE, by Gary Moore, from musiccuts
8.] FOOL FOR YOUR STOCKINGS, by ZZ Top, from albertino992TV1
9.] 634-5789, by Wilson Picket, from moonstar7
10.] ME AND BOBBY MAGEE, by Janis Joplin, from Nina Bengtsson
11.] PIECE OFMY HEART, by Janis Joplin, from briemkiki827
12.] I'M THE ONLY ONE, by Melissa Etheridge, from MelissaEtheridgeVEVO
13.] I MISS THE MISERY, by Halestorm, from HalestormRocks

Friday, March 14, 2014

BOB DYLAN In The 8o's.... BIGGER Than Rock And Roll,....Really

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Today, I found a post on THE ROLLING STONE about another of my favorite musical artists....BOB DYLAN and HERE, It's written by novelist JONATHAN LETHERM and HERE, the post's about Dylan in the 80's. Letherm's written about Bob Dylan before, see link. Well, O.K. then, now were talkin'. I enjoyed the article and always everything about Dylan it seems, that's why he's MY hero, of course. Thanks Letherm a great read, go to 'The Rolling Stone' link above to read it all it for yourself.
I've also written about Bob Dylan from TOM PETTY's and HERE point of view. Go HERE for MY story ...'Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers' performed with Dylan in the 80' was alot of hard work for them all...but, worth it. Petty really admired our and his hero Dylan.
Another story I wrote was about JOAN BAEZ and HERE and DYLAN's love affair in the 60's, and her song 'Diamonds And Rust' [thanks MReineck] about that time in her life. Go  HERE for that story. WOW...It's 'Raining Dylan Day'...Yeah.
Anyway, enjoy the post in 'The Rolling Stone' by J.Letherm, like I did. Jan
PHOTO CREDIT: badosa cc
Related video links below.

1.] THE TIMES ARE A CHANGIN '64, by Bob Dylan, from 54321p
2.] LIKE A ROLLING STONE, by Bob Dylan from Infernoeprimavera Bootleg
3.] BLOWIN IN THE WIND '63, by Bob Dylan, from BobDylanTV
4.] IT's ALRIGHT MA, I'M ONLY BLEEDING, by Bob Dylan, from martyrdomcausespanic 
5.] DON'T THINK TWICE, IT's ALRIGHT '62, by Bob Dylan, from flush10toace
6.] MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW '63, by Bob Dylan, from NanchatteDesu
7.] MR.TAMBOURINE MAN '64, by Bob Dylan, from BobDylanTV
8.] ONE MORE CUP OF COFFEE, by Bob Dyan, Joan Baez?, from Pınar Çelik

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

THE STONEGATE New Gig Announced...'When It Rains, It Pours' on March 22nd

BARTLETT with Kevin 2006, by J.A.Rose-Bartlett cc
Yesterday was a BIGGIE. Two [2] gigs announced. Wow...First, 'The D.C JAZZ QUARTET' at DICKERSON'S SOUTHBAY BBQ starting on Tuesday, April 1st in Olympia 8 to 11 pm.
Next, It's THE STONEGATE PIZZA AND RUM BAR in Tacoma on Saturday, March 22nd, 9 pm til closing. This is drummer KEVIN CHRISTENSEN's gig with EDDIE PEREZ/guitar/vocals. Eddie Emailed us yesterday with the news. It's some Classic Rock and Roll, you know.  I'll keep everyone posted on updates and changes O.K? Remember, It's Kevin's gig and there maybe changes, that's all. [I do know already that there maybe another vocalist besides Perez there. Jan] The Stonegate has great pizza, burgers, fries etc. It's always fun place to be. Easy access for steps. Located at 5419 South Tacoma Way in, of course ,Tacoma. Jan 

              5419 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Don Cohen from his FACEBOOK page, see link
O.K.... We got the confirmation call from DON COHEN/vocals...The newly formed jazz foursome called 'The D.C. JAZZ QUARTET' with, of course, my BARTLETT ON BASS will be performing at DICKERSON's SOUTH BAY BBQ [or affectionally called The Pig Bar] in Olympia, WA starting next month or April. That'll be on April 1st, a Tuesday night, and every Tuesday's thereafter: from 8:00 'til 11 pm until the end of time...WOW Cool.
WOW...Music AND Food too....delicious BBQed PIG [my favorite, of course...SMILE. Jan] and other great BBQed stuff, with all the BBQ trimmings you could hope for...just look at the menu, will ya? See? Go HERE for the menu. Kitchen open 'til 9 pm. Oh, They have tacos too on Tuesdays...I first then, stay around and enjoy the music 'til 11 pm. O.K? Cool. See ya there. Jan
Members of this band are BARTLETT ON BASS, DON COHEN/vocals, DAVEN TILLINGHAST/guitar, MARK STOUT/trombone. Jan

WHERE: DICKERSON's SOUTH BAY BBQ, 8:00 'til 11 pm, starting on April 1st, 2014 Tuesday nights
619 Legion Way NE
Olympia, WA 98501

Get Directions
Phone number (360) 943-6900

Related cool jazz video links below.

1.] AUTUMN LEAVES, by Bill Coones and Larry Adair Quartet, from Videos From The Underground
2.] SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE, by Marvin Gaye, from Tamara Duliepre
3.] I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU, by Debbie Duncan, from debbieduncanjazz
4.] DON'T GO TO STRANGERS, by Etta James, from El Patron
5.] TRISTE, by Nick Kello, from Nick Kello
6.] GEORGIA, by Michael Buble, from MrToalhaopt
7.] SEND IN THE CLOWNS, by Judy Collins, from JudyCollinsForever
8.] THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU, by Etta James, from snoopboy2105
9.] DON'T DO NOTHING TIL YOU HEAR FROM ME, by Duke Ellington, sung by Phil Collins, from cbFIN

Monday, March 10, 2014

When 'JOSIE' Comes Home, by STEELY DAN

STEELY DAN, see photo credit
What's BARTLETT working up today. OH...It's some old cool ' funky jazzy bluzy' or the very cool sound of STEELY DAN and HERE, BARTLETT, KARNES and ANDRE are doing an instrumental version of 'Josie' [thanks BetaClassics]. Here's a video link of 'The Making of 'Josie' by Donald Fagen'.[thanks Hoodoo Skidoo].
Who's or what's Steely Dan, you ask? Well, it's a '70's 'jazz rock' band. Steve's old time friend MIKE KARNES and BARTLETT both enjoy their sound. They've done several of Steely Dan's tunes together. Core members of the band... Steely Dan, are DONALD FAGEN and HERE and WALTER BECKER and  HERE. These two were known to be 'perfectionists in the recording studio,.. calling in several musical artists for each recording. This quote from WIKIPEDIA..
"Over the year they took to record Gaucho (1980), an album of just seven songs, Becker and Fagen hired at least 42 studio musicians and 11 engineers.[10]".

Steely Dan won a GRAMMY for Album of the year, has been inducted into the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME in 2001, and they have sold over 40 million albums worldwide.
 The band disbanded in 1981, but contines to have a large cult-like following over the years. Weve been fans over the years for sure. Jan
Here's an example of Steely Dan's style and technique, recomended by Steve's guitar friend Mike Karnes. The video's called 'The Making of Aja', [thanks Russ Harris] This is what it says on the video page: " Uploaded on Aug 10, 2008
A clip of the interviews with the players to the above reference music".
PHOTO CREDIT: Marco Raaphorst
Related video links below.
1.] STEELY DAN [A DECADE OF STEELY DAN] Full Album, by Steely Dan, from mistermister668a  
2.] WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WORLD, by Donald Fagen, from SolsburyHill22

3.] DO IT AGAIN, by Steely Dan, from ScreamDream3000
4.] HEY NINETEEN, by Steely Dan, from Circumpunk
5.] TIME OUT OF MIND, by Steely Dan, from SunburnedDavid
6.] PEG, by Steely Dan, from curumina1
7.] HOME AT LAST, by Steely Dan, from porrza
8.] GAUCHO, Full Album, by Steely Dan, from xmistermister668x

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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.