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Sunday, June 29, 2014

What? OREOS Changing? How Could They? That Just Ain't Done

by jeepersmedia cc, see link
A couple of days ago, 6/29.... I read on THE DAILY MEAL by way of AOL NEWS that those yummy OREO COOKIES are changing....What?? Not my Oreos...How can they? I'm getting to the bottom of this right now.
As you know, I'm a creme-person....Now fess up you guys, you creme or cookie? Everyone knows that when it comes to those cookies there's no just thing as a whole Oreo-person there's just 'creme'-people or 'cookie' gotta be one or the other. That's all.
Yes,...I've done alotta personal research on this kinda important subject, see MY story HERE,  you know, separating that dark. rich chocolately Oreo cookie part from MY favorite, of course, that delicious Oreo creme-y part. AND, I'll post an excellant informative video of DAVID NEEVEL's and HERE, that will show you details on just how to separate that creme from the cookie part muss, no fuss. ...just delicious creme or cookie if you like, even though that's way outta MY box...eating THAT cookie part at the same time as the creme part.  It's just not done....the creme alone, then followed by the cookie part alone. Period.  
O.K., now back to the Daily Meal's post flavors in Oreos. Seems like those Oreo Creators [NABISCO] have been trying on new flavors ever since last last summer...starting first with 'watermellon'....what? watermellon? What were they thinking anyway? I could have told them that would never work. Then, they even tried 'lemon' and 'berry' go. Well, of course not guys.
Now, they've got a 'limeade' Oreo...that's getting some positive feed-back, even though that flavor is really difficult or me to even imagine. Some folks are saying things like:" “tastes like lime Skittles,” between two vanilla Oreo cookies."....VANILLA!! What? Oreos aren't VANILLA. I've  just about had enough. 
BUT WAIT, I read another post from again THE DAILY MEAL, talking about another new combination REESE's PEANUT BUTTER CUP  and, of course, that dark, rich chocolate Oreo cookie. Now, THAT sounds just delightul to me. Never mind,..... new flavors are a great idea.  I'll try THAT one....Where do I sign up?....yum.  Jan
PHOTO CREDIT: jeepers media cc
DAVID NEEVEL's and HERE amazing 'Oreo Separating Machine' [thanks asen wd], created at  the amazing MAD DOG GARAGE, just south of here in Portland, Oregon. This is what the video page says: " Published on Feb 27, 2013
Physicist Builds Machine to Remove Cream from Oreos, David Neevel built an Oreo Separator Machine (OSM) to first split the tasty sandwich in twain, and then flay its frosty white coating by way of a carefully calibrated CNC machine."

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

'One Bottle Of Beer,' You Know The Rest...Sounds And Tastes Great

by Cabanet Voltaire cc, see link
Look at this, will ya? These guys are amazing and. I loved this video and the taste and sound of these instruments....WOW. Let's have a cold beer and hear some more. This group is called the BOTTLE BOYS. Well, I guess so. They want to take their music 'round the world. They are wonderful and their music' tasty'.
The video is called 'Michael Jackson on Beer Bottles' [thanks Bottle Boys] Enjoy. This is what the video page says: " Published on May 26, 2014
- We now have our first single out on iTunes -
Check out our version of Party Rock Anthem - Bottle Remix:
Hi everybody! Once again it is time for BOTTLE MONDAY (last monday of the month) which means, that a new video is released! We are so excited for this one, because we simply just LOVE Michael Jackson. Billie Jean is a really great song and it is perfect for trying out our new technique: double bottle playing. The dentists don't recommend this we can assure! ;-D 
Nerdtalk: We decided to make the video in a church because of the nice reverb. For recording we used two Neumann km184 stereo mics with Apogee Duet :-)
At the moment we are insanely busy with a lot of concerts (a lot of them abroad), mainly because of our youtube videos, and for that we are truly grateful!! So thank you everybody for supporting us:-D
Also Thanks to Mariendal Kirke for letting us film in the beautiful church.
We really hope you like this video and that you'll share it with the rest of the world:-D
Have a nice day everybody!!!
For more information and booking visit: | | |"

I'll post more video links below. Jan
PHOTO CREDIT: Cabanet Voltaire cc
More video links below.
1.] UNDER THE SEA, by Bottle Boys, by Bottle Boys
2.] CALL ME MAYBE, by Bottle Boys, by Bottle Boys
3.] FUNKY DANCE, by Bottle Boys, by Bottle Boys
4.] BOTTLE BOYS ON BRITAIN's GOT TALENT 2013, by Bottle Boys, by David Smith

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Haunted SHAWN MULLINS Will 'Light You Up' When He Comes To Seattle

by Meredithwz cc, see link
Well O.K.,....This past week end, I really heard...I mean really listened to a 'haunting' song, you of those wonderful tunes that I just can't get outta my head... repeating over and over....until I have to pay some attention to what's happening and do something about it.
The 'haunting' singer/song writter is named SHAWN MULLINS and HERE.
So, I just had to look him up online and find out more. O.K?
Well, he's young man [born in 1968], who has made some very BIG waves and even nominated for a GRAMMY, for this song came out in 1998,[the song is called 'Lullaby', thanks ShawnMullinsVEVO] but I couldn't find what year the tune was nominated for that Grammy, I'll keep looking.But wait, you guys, that's not all...he's had alotta success with his stuff. There's another song that got quite a bit of 'air-time', it's called 'All In My Head' [thanks ShawnMullinsVEVO]....I really enjoyed both of these above tunes, and I'll post links at the end of this post. O.K?
BUT, the song that 'haunted' me was called 'Light You Up' [thanks
Shawn Mullins Official Youtube]. Mullins heard the melody in his real night-time dreams, and it must have 'haunted' him too, like it did me.. he paid attention to it and wrote it all down....boy, I'm glad he wrote it down, and bet, you'll love it too.
So, I thought if you like this musical artist's stuff, just like I'll want to see him perform those Favorites songs...So then, I searched for his tour dates.
Well, as you can see we're very lucky folks....Shawn Mullins' is coming to this area and even as close as Seattle later this year. Let's keep the above dates in mind.
Let me post some more:
Friday October 17, 2014
Green Frog Acoustic Tavern
1015 N State St
Bellingham, WA 98225

Saturday October 18, 2014
The Triple Door
216 Union St.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 838-4333

Sunday October 19, 2014
Aladdin Theater
3017 Milwaukee Ave SE
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 234-9694

Tuesday October 21, 2014
Tower Theatre
835 NW Wall St.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 317-0700
That's all  or today, Jan

PHOTO CREDIT: Meredithwz cc
Below are some Shawn Mullins video links. Enjoy and support these video sites.

1.] LULLABY, by Shawn Mullins, by ShawnMullinsVEVO
2.] HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN, by Shawn Mullins, by ShawnMullinsVEVO
3.] ALL IN MY HEAD, by Shawn Mullins, by ShawnMullinsVEVO
4.] BEAUTIUL WRECK, by Shawn Mullins, by ShawnMullinsVEVO
5.] SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN, by Shawn Mullins, by Jess' YouTube Channel
6.] I KNEW A GIRL, by Shawn Mullins, by siana1313
7.] LIGHT YOU UP, by Shawn Mullins, by Shawn Mullins Official Youtube

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Oh PIANO MAN?..ah, no....KENNY WILLIAMSON/drums Helps With My Sticky Keys Last Week

by Taylor Liberato cc, see link
O.K....for today, I'm reporting that sometimes,...just sometime, I'm just alittle too serious or slow, that's all..
Last week, KENNY WILLIAMSON/drums sent BARTLETT and I a 'keyboard', by way of the BLUZZZ QUEEN of. the known Universe, you know, SHELLY ELY/vocals.
I thought it was gonna be a 'piano-type' of keyboard [you] SMILE. Boy, was I surprised, when it was a computer-type keyboard...and still, even then I didn't get sticky letter between 'e' and 'g' was the reason for his kindness.
Kenny had to write me and remind me of the keyboard  before I remembered it.
So, I've gotten alot of help over the past two weeks from our friends.
Just wanna say...'Thanks'....and say, copy and paste is working pretty well...just alittle slow, that's all. Bye, Jan
PHOTO CREDIT: Taylor Liberato cc
Of course, I'll post 'Piano Man' [thanks billyjoelVEVO] by Billy Joel below.
1.] PIANO MAN. by Billy Joel, by billyjoelVEVO.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

WOW,..That Old 'Copy And Paste' Trick, Cures That Sticky 'F' Key

by devidsci cc, see link
'Ho-hum'...well, back to the 'ol music-grind [smile]---- NOT, it's only Tuesday, AND what a week already with another beautiEul day ....Cool. We just can't wait to get started today, that's all.  We love our lives, BARTLETT and I, and Music always makes everything much better....'aaahhh'.
I'll be sure and post the tunes that we're working up 4 today at the bottom oE this page. O.K?
This morning, I thought and thought...'how can I Eix that letter between e and g on my computer that's still sticking and won't print?' 4 your inEormation,...I've also noticed that 'd' sticks once in awhile too. 'Cause, a Eriend wrote me yesterday, sending some helpEul video links, hoping to help. So, I know, people are starting to notice the problem. but, I have a laptop, the video sent, said use on a desktop P.C...BUT wait...I came up with another idea, you guys....'How 'bout that old cure, that I've used 1000's oE times 4 lotsa things...ah, you's the old 'copy and paste' trick. Well, I'm gonna try it right away AND see how it works. O.K?... works, I know it'll be slower than before, but, I have all day to fix stuff...yea.
Thanks again my friend for your thoughtfulness, Jan
PHOTO CREDIT: devidsci cc
Music that BARTLETT's working up for today below.
1.] HAZEL BLACK, by KT Tunstall, by zlutakachnicka
2.] SUDDENLY I SEE, by KT Tunstall, by SiDLako
3.] YOU MAY BE RIGHT, by Billy Joel, by marijke maes
4.] ROLLING IN THE DEEP, by Adele, by LyricMaker101
5.] RISE '79, by Herb Albert, by frugola92
6.] WHAT's GOING ON, by Greg Adams, East Bay Soul, by Kevin Johnson

Monday, June 16, 2014

Report On ECLECTIC SOUL PROJECT's Event At The State Capital

by Eclectic Soul Project, see link
Here's what BARTLETT ON BASS did last Saturday aEternoon at the State Capital Building. Played with the band called 'Eclectic Soul Project'.
Read LA MONT ATKINSON/drums EACEBOOK report below 4 'Eclectic Soul Project's 1st event.
"Hey FB family! I am posting this update/ status of the newly formed E.S.P. - Eclectic Soul Project - Band!!! We just had our first successful event this past Saturday as one of three bands to perform for the First Annual WA State Get Outdoors Adventure Awaits Expo! I am so proud of the awesome talent in the band - Amy Downing on Vocals, Ron Rosenblaum on Guitar/ Vocals, Steve Bartlett on Bass, and... yours truly La Mont Atkinson on Drums/ Vocals!!! The crowd was outstanding and very positively responsive to our music! In fact, we have some future events being planned for us as there were a great number of people asking how they can book us for events they host. We also picked up some new fans of our band!!! I had a tremendously busy day as I also performed duties as the sound tech for the event!!! Yea!!! Many thanks goes out to Srey, Sheri, and John of the Washington State Parks and Recreation Department and NEA for organizing and hosting this event. Governor Jay Inslee had final words to end the event. Thanks to all who attended and thanks to all of our fans!!! We'll be updating our FB page and posting our upcoming events soon!".
It was alot oE Eun, wonderul weather, happy people, good Eood and awesome music...just loved it all. Jan

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Who's Who At Shelton's JAZZ JAM Today....I'm Naming Names, That's All

by predrosimoes7 cc
ATTENTION: JAZZ LOVERS....There's a cool JAZZ JAM in Shelton later this aEternoon at THE GROVE STREET BREWHOUSE, address: 233 1st. Ave, Shelton, time: 2 to 5pm...O.K?
BARTLETT ON BASS is gonna help host this cool jam with ARIEL CALABRIA/everything and PETE CHAKOS/drums....WOW, how can it be better than that?...well, it does.
4 sure D.R's/sax gonna be there, and JOANNE GREEN/vocals...AND lots more too....but, we've gotta go 4's late and we pick up Ariel on the way out oE town. I'll Eill in the blanks when we get home. O.K? See you there. Jan
PHOTO CREDIT: pedrosimoes7 cc
Here's some links oE tunes that those Eine JAZZ people played in Shelton below.
1.] WALK ON BY, by Phil Casagrande, by pasquale murano
2.] CREEPIN, by Stanley Turrentine, written by Stevie Wonder, by luckysmusic
3.] MOANIN', by Charles Mingus, by mohammertime
4.] EUNKY BUTT, by The Delegates, by rosebuddpimpin
5.] THE JODY GRIND, by Horace Silver, brassgolem

Friday, June 13, 2014

Over 35 Million Records Sold... Hey, NO More War, Let's Have Some HEART. O.K?

by El Caganer cc, see link
O.K., What's going on today anyway?....Well, I'm gonna tell ya.... Steve's working up some HEART and HERE, so, I  looked them up online to Eind out more about this group...... WOW, Look.... They're Erom 'round here, COOL....well, Bothel, and Seattle anyway, [that's close enough], the band's mostly two sisters and they've been playing 4 along time...well, since 1974 and beEore that even as other names. Always, with the two sisters, ANN and NANCY WILSON, as the core oE these groups all along the way. [so, I just have to ask myselE one thing,..where was I since '74, anyway? 'cause, I just love these two gal's powerEul voices and songs, I'd call their sound 'a hard rock sound mixed with a kinda acoustic Eolk balled sound'.].
Today, BARTLETT ON BASS's rehearsing a tune called 'Straight On' [thanks
Kace1950]...I'm gonna look up more tunes oE Heart's, and post and list them below 4 all oE us to enjoy. O.K?
But, 4 now,...let me look up more about the group. Heart was oEEically named 'Heart' and 'discovered' Eirst in Canada in 1974, when ANN WILSON met MIKE EISHER, a brother oE one the band's then line up [ROGER EISHER], who had 'escaped' to Canada in 1972ish leaving the U.S., as a Vietnam war draEt-dodger,....WOW, WAY COOL.... Anyway, they got together [Ann and Mike] at the U.S./Canadian boarder and Eell in love in 1974, [neat, kinda romanic and brave, ain't it?] and then, she went back to Canada with him.... and, the rest oE the band Eollowed.  [yep, this just goes to prove once again that Canadians ARE very, very smart]...and, then later 'Heart' were 'discovered' in the U.S.A. and then all over the whole wide world. Cool.This band was put into THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OE EAME in 2013. Ann and Nancy have been awarded VH1's 'GREATEST WOMEN OE ROCK AND ROLL award, number 40...oE all time, well I guess so [Jan]they're the best. And, with their over 4 decades oE success in Heart, this makes them one oE the very best Eemale-Eronted bands known to all oE man. Oh yea, I almost Eorgot... there's 4 GRAMMY nominations too and even more...check out Wikipedia above. Need I say more? NO, I think not... They're really good, that's all. I like 'em. Jan
PHOTO CREDIT: El Caganer cc
1.] STRAIGHT ON, by Heart, by
2.] EVEN IT UP, by Heart, by  

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

BARTLETT ' Bet You Got Another Lover, Sure You Got Another, Something On The Side?'

Got a Chick on the side?, Bartlett, by J.A.Rose-Bartlett cc
 Steve... 'Bet You Got Another Lover, Sure You Got Another'...Yep, How long can this game go on? I caught you more than twice...and I know why you love her.
We're in a mixed-music Eamily, Steve and I. I see the truth, and gotta ask myselE can JAZZ and BLUZZZ really mix anyway?
BARTLETT loves JAZZ, I understand...I know, it gives him so much pleasure. and I love the BLUZZZ, that moany, drippy, whinny-kinda bluzzz.
Steve plays them both. leaving me right in the middle..... conEused, head spinning, what am I gonna do?.... asking will this all workout?
One day, it's jazz tunes, then the next bluzzz. Then there's Eunk, soul, country, and rock....what am I gonna do?...Allow, that's all 'cause I'll never give up on music or us.... ever.
We're working up a cool POINTER SISTERS  and HERE tune today. I'll post a video link here...'Betcha Got a Chick On The Side' [thanks soulbrothanumbahone]....I'm singing the intro part with BARTLETT.... it's easy,you know,.. 'betcha got a chick on the side, sure you got...etc.'...why don't you sing right along with us,...that'll be cool. A good way to start your day...and yummy too. I'd love some Eried chicken 4 Well, let's go then....enough 4 today, my mouth's watering. Jan

Monday, June 09, 2014

PARTY TIME..Practice Makes PerEect....Working Out Some Amazing Tunes Today

by Janet Hudson cc, see photo credit
We're just rocking out today with our wonderul head phones on, plenty oE hot popcorn and cold sodas...yummy. Taking time to get ready 4 some cool summer  music and gigs that are coming up.
Yeah...I love rehearsing with BARTLETT, we never know what will happen.  Anyway, we always have Eun, when there's music involved, it's always a great time and not hard at all....whether it's rock, jazz, bluzzz, Eunk, country or whatever...we both love music. It moves us 4 real, that's all.
Hey look ...surprise, I'm singing 'love me like a man'...well almost anyway...not anything like Bonnie, Shelly or Etta...but, it's O.K. maybe, well maybe. ...pause.  Oh look, Steve's starting to wait, he's smiling THAT BIG SMILE oE his, you know AND I know that it's all been worth it. Bye 4 now, wave/smile, Jan and Steve
Here's the video links 4 today.....
1.] STRAIT ON, by Heart, by Kace1950
2.] LOVE ME LIKE A MAN, by Bonnie Rait, by GreatGuitarHeroes
3.] LISTEN TO THE MUSIC,by Doobie Brothers, by Welcome to Bart17112001's Channel
4.] PIECE OE MY HEART, by Janis Joplin, by  briemkiki827
5.] DRIET AWAY, by Dobie Gray, by the forgotten
6.] BLACK VELVET, by Pat Benatar, by menfronyttrerymden27
7.] CALL ME MAYBE, by Carly Rae Jepsen, by CarlyRaeJepsenVEVO
PHOTO CREDIT: Janet Hudson cc

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Just 4 The Record....BARTLETT's Recording Today In Tacoma, Heard Erom KENNY WILLIAMSON

Lemkuhl and Bartlett, by J.A.Rose-Bartlett cc
O.K....I'm back....been oEEline a couple days. Steve's recording in Tacoma at  the very cool SUEE STREET STUDIOS today AND got me online be4 he leEt. ...yeah,!  [yep, the letter between e and g won't work,' E 's'  and 4 Eilling in, until...who knows, anyway, it's working out]. I'm not sure...who'll be recording with Steve today, maybe SCOTT ERCOLIANI/drums...??... It's a beautiul, haunting tune that they're working on I really look Eorward to listening to the Einished recording by our Eriends, KRISTA/vocals and JAMES/guitar. JON BARONI/keys/harp/vocals said that he will be adding his part to the recording
Got a couple oE Emails Erom KENNY WILLIAMSON/drums...yes, sounds like he's doing well. He sent this un video with his Email, called 'Momento Magico' by Youn Sun Nah, [thanks 나윤선 ☆ Youn Sun Nah] . Thanks to you too Kenny, that was Eun. I'll post it below. This is what the video page says: " Published on May 8, 2013
Youn Sun Nah - Momento Magico
Youn Sun Nah Quartet 2013
Youn Sun Nah / Vocals
Ulf Wakenius / Guitar
Lars Danielsson / Contrabass
Vincent Peirani / Accordion"

More music news: We heard Erom THE DON COHEN JAZZ QUARTET where BARTLETT's on bass, oE course. Their next gig has been set 4 Tuesday, July 1st at THE PIG BAR in Olympia, WA., 8 to 10 pm, at 619 Legion Way. S.E. JAZZ LOVER's check this out....will ya?
Collage music Eriend, MIKE KARNES/guitar/bass instructor Emailed us too said 'don't worry he's still on the planet..'.wood shedin, that's all'...wants to jam soon. Sounds great Mike.
D.R./sax, YEA/SMILE reports he will be at the JAZZ JAM that Steve's helping host in Shelton on Sunday, June 15th, 2:30 to 5 pm at THE GROVE STREET BREWHOUSE, 233 S 1st St, Shelton, WA 98584
(360) 462-2739,  with ARIEL CALABRIA/everything and PETE CHAKOS/drums. I heard that JOANNE GREEN/vocals is planning to be there...bring your axe, music charts and join in. It'll be great.
BARTLETT ran into TOD LEMKUHL/guitar/vocals at SAEEWAY this week and gave him a BIG hug.Geri and him are both doing well.
And, SHELLY ELY/vocals WILL ALWAYS will be younger than matter what. We saw her last week...she's always beautiul, isn't she? Yep, and what a caring , thoughtul being too, love you SHELL...missing Jho alot and helping Jan with things. More music news coming up. I will share when everybody lets me. 'Cause I like to talk, and talk, and ta...and so on, as you can plainly read.
' Eclectic Soul Project' next Saturday, June 14th. Don't know more than that 4 now.
ABOUT THE PHOTO....BARTLETT ON BASS playing with TOD LEMKUHL/guitar/vocals at LIQUID SOUL COEEEE ROASTERS in McKenna, WA. 'round 2009. Band called Eclipse'. Remember? Drummer 4 the band was MICHAEL HARRISON. Jan

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Reactions To Jho's Death And More

Bartlett and Shelly 2008, by J.A.Rose-Bartlett cc
Well, O.K. I reported on the death [May 31st] our Eriend and awesome guitarist JHO BLENIS two days ago...Boy, did I get some unexpected emotional reactions to this very sad story.
But, people react and deal with death in their own unique and personel way...I understand. AND, Jho was loved and admired by so many diEEerant musicians in this area.
SHELLY ELY/vocals said there will be a memorial Eor Jho, but it's alittle early yet Eor Jan, his wiEe...Shelly will let everyone know when Jan's ready. O.K. Steve talked to Shelly this morning, and keeping busy seems to be her way to deal with all oE this.
I'm just reporting the music news.... I'm dealing with it in my own unique way...writing this blog, Steve seems to want and need to just be alone and play his bass, but we're not creating this news.....just coping too. Let's hang in there and be gentle with each other.  Love you all, Jan

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The Pig Bar's the Place To Be Tonight....JAZZ By Don Cohen Jazz Quartet

Steve Bartlett by J.A.Rose cc
Steve's working up   'I Thought About You' [thanks Debbie Duncan Jazz], a beautiul tune...AND, we'll be thinking about all oE YOU [Yes, you guessed it...That letter between e and g still won't work]...yes, you tonight at THE PIG BAR in downtown Olympia....that's 619 Legion S.E.
So, JAZZ  tonight at SOUTHBAY BBQ....both names mean lottsa good things to eat and jazz.....BBQed. It's 'Taco Tuesday' too. How can you lose? Well, you can't.
See you tonight 8 to 10 pm. Jan
                 619 Legion Way S.E.
Olympia, WA.(360) 943-690

This is what the Eeatured video page by Debbie Duncan says: " Uploaded on Sep 13, 2010

Video work produced and presented by Baby Blue Arts Presents. Twin Cities Jazz Vocalist Debbie Duncan performs along with Mary Louise Knutson on Keyboard, Adam Linz on Bass, and Nathan Norman on Drums. For more information on Debbie Duncan, or to purchase her music, please visit".

BARTLETT's working up these tunes today, links below.

1.] I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU, by Debbie Duncan, by Debbie Duncan Jazz
2.] SOMETHING, by The Beatles, by JetBlack327
3.] I GET A KICK OUT OE YOU, by Erank Sinatra, by johnny718bravo 

Monday, June 02, 2014

Remembering JHO BLENIS...A Guitarist's Dream Come True

by unknown
I can't remember not knowing, or hearing about our guitar hero JHO BLENIS/guitar when BARTLETT and I talked about great live music in this area.....Jho was the best, thats all...everyone knew that. Sad to hear he died yesterday, I bet at home.
I always thought Jho was easy to talk to, calm and he made everyone relax and be at ease. AND, when he played that guitar....he was so right on and he had everyone's total attention. There were times when Steve had the honor to play a gig with Blenis he knew it would always be a great night.
SHELLY ELY/vocals played with Jho in the band 'BIG NASTY' since 1995, says PACIIC NORTHWEST BANDS. She told me she knew him since the age 11. He and other members o Big Nasty had been in other bands over the years. BUT, 'Big Nasty' was still making it happen, until recently, Shelly loved him and his Jan so....she had talked about him many times in the past weeks with such sadness in her voice and eyes. I understand. and would silently sent Jho, and the ones close to him my prayers. Wishing I could do so much more to help.
I remember that Jho and TERRY JAE/bass both played at the opening day or LIQUID SOUL in McKenna, WA., way back in the spring o 2007. MARTIN SALINAS/guitar/vocals , owner oE Liquid Soul sat in at the very was a wonderEul night.
Bye Jho, Love, Jan and Steve
BILLY SHEW/guitar made a video called 'A Tribute to JHO BLENIS'  yesterday.It's on YOUTUBE HERE. Thanks Billy Shew.
 MERRI PETERSON SUTTON has been posting wonderul photos o Jho, go to her page and enjoy them.
Below are some videos rom YOUTUBE with JHO BLENIS.
1.] I'D RATHER GO BLIND, by The Shelly Ely Band, by blindlemonflanelhead's 
2.] OUT OE THE RAIN, by Big Nasty, by  Merri Sutton
3.] JHO BLENIS, by Kevin McBride
4.] THE EAB EOUR, by Billy Shew  
5.] HIDEAWAY, by The Wailers and Jho Blenis, by Merri Sutton
6.] HOUNDDOG, by The Randy Oxord Band and Jho Blenis, by Arthur Winn

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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

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Yea,...Just Wondering?

Yea,...Just Wondering?
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We Respect Others Rights, Jan and Steve

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The Truth

The Truth
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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

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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.