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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Contact Info For 'The 'C' Notes/Pat Cole

PatCole b Dan Hill,see link
O.K. Let's see, Steve BARTLETT ON BASS met PAT COLE/guitar/vocals 'bout March of 2014 at TRADITIONS in downtown Olympia...it was at one of those JAZZ JAMS that gos on every first Sunday of each month. Anyway, it was at the same jazz jam as when he met DON COHEN/vocals/harp, who went on to create 'The Don Cohen Jazz Quartet'.....Anyway, as I was saying, Steve hit it off with both Pat Cole and Don Cohen. Pat wanted to lead  his own band...Steve and Pat started jamming together and performed at ARTSWALK in the spring of 2014 at CHILDHOOD END's GALLERY. There Steve met JOHN CARLETON/vocals/guitar...and in the summer of 2014, Pat Cole and John Carleton called Steve to join them at La GITANA PIZZA in Olympia, WA. and after that 'The 'C' Notes' became Pat Cole/guitar/vocals, John Carleton/vocals and Steve BARTLETT ON BASS. Pat Cole is the leader of this band AND, that's who to contact to book this band. He's outta town today, but, I'll check with himwhen he gets back tomorrow...The 'C' Notes perform again at Childhood's End for Artswalk this Friday, Oct.3rd, at 6 pm. They also play at the OYSTERFEST in Shelton. WA. Saturday, October 4th.Right now, I'll pass on Pat's Email and find out his correct phone when  see him. Jan
Pat Cole's Email is olycoley@comcast.net,  Phone 360/701-2785.
IMAGE CREDIT: This image of Pat Cole was created by Dan Hill. Thanks Dan.
NEXT 'C' NOTES APPEARANCES: December 6th 2014 at KEY CENTER.....more info when available. [50]
                                                December 13th, 2014, Saturday night...La Gitana Pizza, Olympia, WA. 6 pm to 9 pm...canceled
Tarmers market.[50], lg pizza [50]

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

SASS Contact Info

SASS, See info. 
Who you going to contact for SASS bookings and info? I'm gonna find out this week and post it here. O.K?
 SHELLY ELY/vocals or STEVE MERRIAM/guitar will be my first guesses. [I was right....see UPDATE below] ANDRE THOMAS/drums and my Steve BARTLETT ON BASS are the remaining two members of this really cool BLUZZZ band.
Now, their first gig...STONEGATE PIZZA AND RUM BAR will start on Saturday, Sept. 27th 2014 at 8:30 pm....info from Shelly Ely. The location 5419 South Tacoma Way in Tacoma, WA....info from Steve Merriam.
They're booked at UNCLE THURM's SOUL FOOD or 'THURM's Finger Lickin' Ribs and Chicken' in Tacoma, 3709 S G St, Tacoma, WA 98418
(253) 475-188 on Friday, Oct. 10th, 2014 and THE SWISS PUB in Tacoma, 1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 572-2821  on Monday, Oct. 27th, 2014. I will find out addresses and starting times this week and update this post. UPDATE: The addresses are correct...will add start times when I find out. O.K? Jan
PHOTO INFO: Taken in early Sept. 2014 in Tacoma, WA. by MERRI PETERSON SUTTON. Used by permission from SASS. Contact Steve Merriam. Jan
UPDATE: Monday,Sept.29th....What a cool gig The Stonegate Pizza and Rum bar was last Saturday night. Received this Email today from Steve Merriam/guitar. Steve Merriam's the contact person 253/377-0847 and smerriam@gmail.com or Shelly Ely 253/310-6819 or Email  shellyely@comcast.net. Jan
SASS Facebook page HERE 
Where's SASS?
There's a gig at THURM's SOUL FOOD 3709 38TH [IN BACK] , Tacoma, WA in November 2014, I think the second Friday evening of Nov....yep, it's November 13th. [50]
November 29, 2014 STONEGATE PIZZA AND RUM BAR, 5419 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA ['50].
December 12th, THURM's SOUL FOOD, 3709 38TH [IN BACK], Tacoma, WA[50]

December 19, 20, 2014, STONEGATE PIZZA AND RUM BAR, 5419 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA. [50], [50]
NEW YEAR's EVE, December 31st, 9 pm. STONEGATE PIZZA AND RUM BAR, Tacoma, WA. 5419 South Tacoma Way [100]]
January 9th, Friday...UNCLE THURM's SOUL FOOD, 3709 'G' Street, Tacoma, WA 7 pm [50]

January 23, 24 - 2015, STONEGATE PIZZA AND RUM BAR, 5419 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA. [50],[50]
Febuary 2nd, SWISS PUB in Tacoma, WA. [40]

Saturday, April 26, 2014


DON COHEN, From facebook page
The 'D.C. JAZZ QUARTET'or 'DON COHEN JAZZ QUARTET' members are DON COHEN/vocals, DAVEN TILLINGHAST/guitar, MARK STOUT/trombone with, of course, BARTLETT ON BASS. They started performing at THE SOUTHBAY BBQ, or DICKERSON's SOUTHBAY BBQ also known as THE PIG BAR the first Tuesday of April, April 1st, 2014. They played every Tuesday night in April 2014, then slowed down to one Tuesday night a month....the first Tuesday each month.
SOUTHBAY BBQ has a gentle, easy ramp upstairs to the bar, where the music is going on, called THE PIG BAR that is great for those in wheelchairs or walkers. Bathrooms are no problem for wheelchairs and people at the same time.
Wonderful BBQed food everyday, kitchen open'til 9pm....Tuesday nights is also 'Taco Tuesday' plus their everyday BBQed delights. To contact Don Cohen, go HERE , to contact DAVEN TILLINGHAST, go HERE, to contact MARK STOUT, go HERE Jan
Contact info. DON COHEN, of course, at doncohen43@gmail.com or phone 360/789-1377...wait,..I'll check and make sure I have the correct phone number...be right back. Yes, its the correct number. Jan
                 619 Legion Way S.E.
                 Olympia, WA.(360) 943-690
Fan photo HERE
Here's a YOUTUBE Video....called 'Don Demo'. [thanks  Don Cohen]. This is what the video page says: " Uploaded on Jan 20, 2009
I thank my daughter Lili for helping me do this video
The tunes except for the blues, a Buddy Guy song, are from the "Great American Songbook"....
Recording Engineer: Alan Fadness....Centralia, WA"

NEXT APPEARANCE: October 28th, 2014, Tuesday night, RHYTHM AND RYE, Olympia, WA., Address is 310 N Capital Way. DAVEN TILLINGHAST/guitar will be replaced by PHIL LARSON/guitar. ALEK GAYTON will be on drums, DAVE McCrary/horns[20]..

Friday, January 17, 2014

NISQUALLY NEWS.....'Pot Shops Coming In Spring'

This is a copy of the local Newspaper NISQUALLY NEWS article of January 13th,  2014. I was thinking it may not be in the paper online very long, and made a copy below. yea, it's all there, photos too....just keep scrolling down. Jan
"Pot Shops Coming This Spring
Medical Dispensaries Face Extinction as Legal Pot Shops Set to Open This Spring
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Posted: Thursday, January 9, 2014 5:25 pm | Updated: 8:27 pm, Sat Jan 11, 2014.

The landscape of marijuana is changing in Washington state and in Thurston County.Retail stores selling legal recreational marijuana are set to open in the spring, and the Washington State Liquor Control Board, which oversees the stores, wants the state Legislature to pass laws that would make the state-regulated stores outlets for medical marijuana, too.That means medical marijuana dispensaries like Canna Brothers in Yelm could soon meet its demise, even as budding entrepreneurs in the county, such as Jeff Gilmore of Tenino, are presented with new opportunities.
The New Face of Marijuana
Gilmore has applied to be a licensed marijuana producer and processor under the liquor control board’s new rules. If approved, he would be selling marijuana to retail stores.
Gilmore said he isn’t sure he’ll make a good living — “I’m not sure if any farmers are making a good living,” he said — but hopes to make money on which to live.
“Hopefully there’s as many people employed in the marijuana business after licensing as there is now,” he said. “There’s a tremendous amount of people employed now.”
When Gilmore graduated from college in the 1970s, Boeing was in a slump and there were no jobs in Washington, he said. In the face of unemployment, he turned to growing and dealing marijuana as a source of income.
“I seem to have a desire for high pay and little work,” he said with a laugh.
He had an opportunity to grow marijuana in Northern California, then became a dealer, he said.
He’s been dealing marijuana for 35 years.
“I’ve never had a day job,” he said. “I’ve been a cold stone pot dealer my entire life.”
Now, he hopes to work with the system.
“I like trying to work with the system and create a system,” he said.
He even sees a silver lining to the taxes that will be imposed on legal weed.
“When you can pay taxes, you get to … (complain) about them, right?” he said.
Gilmore said he’s most excited the new law will decrease the amount of people who are imprisoned for marijuana-related crimes. It’s a benefit to the new law that dwarfs all other aspects for him.
“If nobody ever goes to jail ever again for marijuana, I will be perfectly happy never making a dime in the industry,” he said. “That drug war was such a horrid experiment.”
Gilmore said he’s passionate about imprisonment for marijuana because he was put in jail for two years in 1992 for letting a terminally ill person grow marijuana on a piece of property he owned.
“There’s going to be a day in your life where, if you have children, that one of them’s going to smoke pot,” he said. “It’s just inevitable and … their lives can no longer be destroyed by some overzealous prosecutor trying to make a point.”
Although saving people from jail is his main passion, Gilmore said marijuana could stimulate the economy, too.
Growing marijuana has become a craft, he said, noting there are three main variables you can control: environment, nutrients and genetics.
Growers can play with the genetics to come up with new strains, Gilmore said. He has two proprietary genetic strains.
Growing indoors allows one to micromanage the climate, Gilmore said. Outdoors, you’re at the whim of mother nature — which is not conducive to marijuana in Western Washington, he said. “We are not Northern California, that’s for sure.”
As the new system takes effect, Gilmore wants to see an opportunity for small farms to thrive.
“I certainly want to make a situation that works for the family farms as opposed to corporate entities,” he said.
He envisions marijuana farms as ecotourism destinations, akin to going to Spooner Farms or the Rutledge Corn Maze.
Medical Dispensaries Look at the Future
Many of the patients that frequent Canna Brothers marijuana dispensary in Yelm are worried about the future of medical marijuana, according to John Eagan, the dispensary’s owner.
The liquor control board recommended to the state Legislature in December that collective gardens — which supply medical marijuana dispensaries with its product — be eliminated.
They also recommended medical marijuana patients be allowed to grow six plants for personal use, instead of the 15 plants currently allowed under state law.
The recommendations attempt to create one system for both recreational and medical marijuana.
“Integrate medical and recreational marijuana producers, processors and retailers into one licensing system,” the recommendations state. “Only recreational marijuana retailers with an endorsement may accept medical marijuana authorization cards.”
“I’m disappointed with the way they’re going about it because this is helping out a lot of hurting people,” Eagan said.
Canna Brothers has been in business for about three years, he said. People come from Yelm, Rainier, Roy and as far away as Grand Mound to purchase marijuana from the business, he said.
Eagan said he thinks the liquor control board’s recommendations come down to greed, which is bad for patients.
“Some people will be able to find relief, but most won’t,” he said. “We study up and figure out which kind of marijuana will do what for you, take care of your ails,” he said.
Eagan said some people are concerned about the possibility of pesticides being allowed in state-regulated stores. He said the price of marijuana under the state may double.
“We sell for $10 a gram here and we try to keep everything low and affordable,” he said. “I’m not here to make a killing off anybody. I just like to make a living and help people out.”
Eagan said if the Legislature enacts the liquor control board’s recommendations, he would get in on a class-action lawsuit if one forms.
“This is how I make my living now, and to rip it out from under us — there’s a lot of people out there right now making a living off of this,” he said. “Their excess, they grow at home, they bring it here and we donate it to people who can’t grow. If they take away the growing rights, then we have no place to get our stuff.”
Eagan said he would not pursue involvement in recreational marijuana if dispensaries are essentially outlawed.
“I don’t want to work for the state,” he said. “I think what they’re going to do is they’re going to make it so expensive it’s going to push it back into the underground, black market type of stuff.”

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