Wednesday, September 25, 2013

R.I.P. Bill Bartell AKA Pat Fear from White Flag


Sad news to hear about an outstanding human being I got to know via his band White Flag and on facebook as a friend over the last couple years with his insightful critiques on a variety of subjects in our modern world.  Always helping bands like Os Mutantes from Brazil or putting on numerous benefits for others like Mike Atta from the Middle Class.  He will be sorely missed.  Here is his page on facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/whiteflagofficial

3 comments:

Giddle Partridge said...

DEAR BILL,
MANY OF YOUR DEAR FRIENDS MISS YOU SO BAD... YESTERDAY WHEN YOUR VERY GOOD FRIEND, ERIC ERLANDSON OF (HOLE), TEXTED ME THAT YOU PASSED AWAY, I WENT STRAIGHT TO THE BUDDHIST TEMPLE TO BE WITH ERIC WE AND CHANTED FOR YOU FOR HOURS AT TEMPLE... RODNEY BINGENHEIMER WHEN I CALLED HIM, DROPPED THE PHONE IN SHOCK AND SAID "HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN? BILL WAS "MR. INNOCENT" AND SO NICE AND I HAVE TO LET THIS SINK IN". RODNEY AKA RODNEY ON THE ROQ LATER CALLED ME BACK AND WAS JUST DEVASTATED HE SPOKE OF HOW YOU WERE A SCHOOL TEACHER AND SOMETIMES A MOTORCYCLE COP AND IS DEDICATING THIS SUNDAY'S RADIO SHOW ON 106.7 KROQ F.M. FROM 12 MIDNIGHT TILL 3:00 A.M. TO YOU BILL BARTELL AKA PAT FEAR. ALSO WHEN I CALLED DON BOLLES HE DIDN'T HEAR OF YOUR TRAGIC PASSING EITHER YET, HE WAS BESIDE HIMSELF AND SAID, "BILL KNEW MORE ABOUT ME THAN I KNOW ABOUT ME, I WAS SUPPOSED TO INTERVIEW HIM FOR THE PUNK ROCK DOCUMENTARY I'M DOING WITH GEZA X IN TWO WEEKS, DON BOLLES OF (THE GERMS) THEN CALLED PAT SMEAR AND TOLD HIM THE SAD NEWS, DON TOLD ME PAT SMEAR WAS VERY UPSET OBVIOUSLY AS WELL.... YOU WERE ALWAYS SO KIND, WITTY, FUNNY AND HAPPY, THANK YOU FOR BEING MY FRIEND TOO AND I WISH YOU WERE STILL SAFE AND ALIVE, I LIT WHITE CANDLES FOR YOU LAST NIGHT SWEET BILL... ALL THE AMAZING DEEDS YOU DID WILL NEVER PASS AWAY, AND YOUR MUSICAL ACHIEVEMENTS VIA RECORDINGS AND PERFORMANCES CAN NEVER FADE AWAY, I LOVED AND STILL DO LOVE THE ALBUM YOU WERE ON WITH STEVEN AND JEFF MCDONALD (REDD KROSS) & EVEN DANNY BONADUCE OF "THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY" WAS ON THAT ALBUM, "THE TATOR TOTS" ALONG WITH AMAZING YOU! AND THE SONGS YOU, BILL PLAYED ON FOR OUR FRIEND, RODNEY BINGENHEIMER, 'RODNEY & THE TUBE TOPS', ALONG WITH ERIC ERLANDSON, CAMERON JAMIE, THURSTON MOORE (SONIC YOUTH), YOU ALL CREATED THE INFAMOUS SONG "I HATE THE 90'S"... THIS IS VERY SHOCKING AND PAINFUL NOW KNOWING I WON'T BE SEEING YOUR SMILING FACE ON EARTH ANYMORE... AND THANK YOU DEAR BILL AKA PAT, FOR BEING SO GENUINE AND KIND TO ME ON THE SET OF THE 'THE GERMS' FILM, "WHAT WE DO IS SECRET" BY HELPING ME OUT WITH WARDROBE AND TELLING HAIR AND MAKE-UP HOW MY CHARACTER 'DINAH CANCER AKA MARY SIMS' (45 GRAVE/VOX POP), WHOM IS ALSO OUR FRIEND, THAT I PLAYED IN THAT MOVIE SHOULD LOOK, YOU HAD AND ALWAYS WILL HAVE A HEART OF GOLD! I WANT WHITE FLAGS WITH YOUR FACE PRINTED ON THEM BLOWING IN THE WIND EVERYWHERE FOR YOU IN YOUR MEMORY!! AND BLESS YOUR BROTHER AND FAMILY AND ALLLLLL OF YOUR GROOVY FRIENDS AND EVERYONE YOU TOUCHED THAT HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING OR KNOWING YOU... I'LL MISS ALL OF YOUR FACEBOOK POSTS TOO FROM YOUR PAGE 'WHITE FLAG'.... I DO HOPE YOU KNOW AND CAN FEEL EVERYONES LOVE WE'RE GIVING TO YOU EVEN THOUGH YOU AREN'T WALKING IN THE FLESH ON EARTH SADLY, BUT YOU AND YOUR BAND "WHITE FLAG" AND ALL THE GREATNESS REMAINS IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER, TILL WE MEET AGAIN... ALSO LAST BUT NOT LEAST MY MOST SINCEREST CONDOLENCES TO EVERYONE WHO KNEW BILL AND HIS BAND MATES IN "WHITE FLAG", I LOVE YOU BILL BARTELL! REST PEACEFULLY, BUT TRY AND POP IN ONCE IN A WHILE TO VISIT US ALL! LONG LIVE BILL BARTELL / PAT FEAR!!!!! R.I.P.
WITH SINCERE LOVE AND GREAT SADNESS,
YOUR FRIEND, ME,

GIDDLE PARTRIDGE
XOXOXOXOXOXO

--
LOVE,
GIDDLE PARTRIDGE
http://www.gogogiddle.com
http://www.thegiddlepartridgefirm.com
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1800993/

Giddle Partridge said...

DEAR BILL,
MANY OF YOUR DEAR FRIENDS MISS YOU SO BAD... YESTERDAY WHEN YOUR VERY GOOD FRIEND, ERIC ERLANDSON OF (HOLE), TEXTED ME THAT YOU PASSED AWAY, I WENT STRAIGHT TO THE BUDDHIST TEMPLE TO BE WITH ERIC WE AND CHANTED FOR YOU FOR HOURS AT TEMPLE... RODNEY BINGENHEIMER WHEN I CALLED HIM, DROPPED THE PHONE IN SHOCK AND SAID "HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN? BILL WAS "MR. INNOCENT" AND SO NICE AND I HAVE TO LET THIS SINK IN". RODNEY AKA RODNEY ON THE ROQ LATER CALLED ME BACK AND WAS JUST DEVASTATED HE SPOKE OF HOW YOU WERE A SCHOOL TEACHER AND SOMETIMES A MOTORCYCLE COP AND IS DEDICATING THIS SUNDAY'S RADIO SHOW ON 106.7 KROQ F.M. FROM 12 MIDNIGHT TILL 3:00 A.M. TO YOU BILL BARTELL AKA PAT FEAR. ALSO WHEN I CALLED DON BOLLES HE DIDN'T HEAR OF YOUR TRAGIC PASSING EITHER YET, HE WAS BESIDE HIMSELF AND SAID, "BILL KNEW MORE ABOUT ME THAN I KNOW ABOUT ME, I WAS SUPPOSED TO INTERVIEW HIM FOR THE PUNK ROCK DOCUMENTARY I'M DOING WITH GEZA X IN TWO WEEKS, DON BOLLES OF (THE GERMS) THEN CALLED PAT SMEAR AND TOLD HIM THE SAD NEWS, DON TOLD ME PAT SMEAR WAS VERY UPSET OBVIOUSLY AS WELL.... YOU WERE ALWAYS SO KIND, WITTY, FUNNY AND HAPPY, THANK YOU FOR BEING MY FRIEND TOO AND I WISH YOU WERE STILL SAFE AND ALIVE, I LIT WHITE CANDLES FOR YOU LAST NIGHT SWEET BILL... ALL THE AMAZING DEEDS YOU DID WILL NEVER PASS AWAY, AND YOUR MUSICAL ACHIEVEMENTS VIA RECORDINGS AND PERFORMANCES CAN NEVER FADE AWAY, I LOVED AND STILL DO LOVE THE ALBUM YOU WERE ON WITH STEVEN AND JEFF MCDONALD (REDD KROSS) & EVEN DANNY BONADUCE OF "THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY" WAS ON THAT ALBUM, "THE TATOR TOTS" ALONG WITH AMAZING YOU! AND THE SONGS YOU, BILL PLAYED ON FOR OUR FRIEND, RODNEY BINGENHEIMER, 'RODNEY & THE TUBE TOPS', ALONG WITH ERIC ERLANDSON, CAMERON JAMIE, THURSTON MOORE (SONIC YOUTH), YOU ALL CREATED THE INFAMOUS SONG "I HATE THE 90'S"... THIS IS VERY SHOCKING AND PAINFUL NOW KNOWING I WON'T BE SEEING YOUR SMILING FACE ON EARTH ANYMORE... AND THANK YOU DEAR BILL AKA PAT, FOR BEING SO GENUINE AND KIND TO ME ON THE SET OF THE 'THE GERMS' FILM, "WHAT WE DO IS SECRET" BY HELPING ME OUT WITH WARDROBE AND TELLING HAIR AND MAKE-UP HOW MY CHARACTER 'DINAH CANCER AKA MARY SIMS' (45 GRAVE/VOX POP), WHOM IS ALSO OUR FRIEND, THAT I PLAYED IN THAT MOVIE SHOULD LOOK, YOU HAD AND ALWAYS WILL HAVE A HEART OF GOLD! I WANT WHITE FLAGS WITH YOUR FACE PRINTED ON THEM BLOWING IN THE WIND EVERYWHERE FOR YOU IN YOUR MEMORY!! AND BLESS YOUR BROTHER AND FAMILY AND ALLLLLL OF YOUR GROOVY FRIENDS AND EVERYONE YOU TOUCHED THAT HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING OR KNOWING YOU... I'LL MISS ALL OF YOUR FACEBOOK POSTS TOO FROM YOUR PAGE 'WHITE FLAG'.... I DO HOPE YOU KNOW AND CAN FEEL EVERYONES LOVE WE'RE GIVING TO YOU EVEN THOUGH YOU AREN'T WALKING IN THE FLESH ON EARTH SADLY, BUT YOU AND YOUR BAND "WHITE FLAG" AND ALL THE GREATNESS REMAINS IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER, TILL WE MEET AGAIN... ALSO LAST BUT NOT LEAST MY MOST SINCEREST CONDOLENCES TO EVERYONE WHO KNEW BILL AND HIS BAND MATES IN "WHITE FLAG", I LOVE YOU BILL BARTELL! REST PEACEFULLY, BUT TRY AND POP IN ONCE IN A WHILE TO VISIT US ALL! LONG LIVE BILL BARTELL / PAT FEAR!!!!! R.I.P.
WITH SINCERE LOVE AND GREAT SADNESS,
YOUR FRIEND, ME,

GIDDLE PARTRIDGE
XOXOXOXOXOXO

--
LOVE,
GIDDLE PARTRIDGE
http://www.gogogiddle.com
http://www.thegiddlepartridgefirm.com
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1800993/

WildDevilMan said...

sad to hear this.
R.I.P. Bill!

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