F.O.C.U.S. shows in two weeks!

Jesus, it’s nearly June and someone needs to take their Christmas lights down

That’s like, almost half the bloody year gone already!

But, the good thing?
I’ve been hanging out for June to get here
And not for the obvious reasons….like it’s finally summertime here in Chicago
And I get to wear a bikini
Fuck no, not that. Ever.

June means….it’s time for me to head back to Australia and play some solo shows
A whole show….which means I can do a tonne of new stuff, shitloads of old stuff
And that, makes me happy – and hopefully it gives you guys a little woody too
Not that you have to show me
No really, I don’t want to see that
This will be my first run of the F.O.C.U.S. shows, with lots more being added this year and next
Huzzah to that!

Also, Macaroni and Magoo will be on school holidays so I’m bringin’ the little’ns with me
That, makes me REALLY happy
And not just because now I will KNOW the people sitting either side of me for the long flight over, and won’t be squashed between a smelly giant who takes up half my seat, and someone with a crying baby or a gastro problem or, you get the idea
OK, mainly that
The girls are the best fun to travel with, and I’m looking forward to them replacing, “How many more sleeps ’til Australia and Nanna and Poppy and our cousins and the beach and Cherry Ripes…with, ‘Are we there yet?’
Which, once we’re there, will be replaced by, “When are you going to work so we can stay with Nanna and Poppy by ourselves and have ice cream for breakfast and learn some new words?”

But first, I need your help
Do you live in, near, or next to any of the places on this first lot of shows I’m playing?
If you do, and would like to help out by putting some posters up in your area, advertising the show, then I don’t care what anyone says about you, you’re alright!

Send an email to admin@jennytalia.com with the subject ‘POSTERS’
We’ll pick a couple of peeps for each town, get some posters out to you A.S.A.P to stick up everywhere
And to say thank you, you’ll get two tickets to the show, as well as a signed copy of the new album, F.O.C.U.S.

Whaddya reckon?
If you’re interested, we’d love to hear from you!
Have family or a mate that lives in a town I’m headed to?
Let them know!!

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Looking forward to hearing from you
Thanks in advance!

building little people

Question for those of you that have kids (more than one)
Are your kids all COMPLETELY different from each other?

‘Cause the two I have, could NOT be more opposite in every way
From what they eat, what they wear, how they respond to different situations – e.g.;
child a) Mummy, sing the ABBA song louder, let’s dance! or child b) Ugh, I can’t believe you’re singing ABBA in public and OMG, are you dancing in the cereal aisle!?!?

Magoo is frighteningly open. Will tell you EVERYTHING about anything. She is a huge fan of too much information. Poo, boobs, horses, farts, puppies, what she had for breakfast. She’ll talk about all that and more within minutes of meeting you
And if it makes you uncomfortable, she’ll consider that a win
Her sister Macaroni, is as private as Magoo is ‘out there’

This week has been a huge lesson in that for us
Without going into details, ’cause she would KILL me….Macaroni has been unwell and home from school all week
She is so much better than she was, and will be 100% soon

Both girls know about this website
Not surprisingly, Magoo can’t WAIT to be old enough to read what I write here
Or even better? Come to one of my shows 
Macaroni isn’t too sure
She doesn’t like getting her photo taken and is not a fan of me talking about her here, which I try to respect

This past week, Macaroni was busy working on a project for her enrichment class at school
I know, enrichment? Like she needs any more of that in her life. Surely having Diamond and I as her parents, makes for a pretty fucking enriching existence….AMIRIGHT??

Her project was to build a castle
She went straight to Diamond to help her with it
Smart move
‘Cause it would have looked something like this, had I been involved
Whatever….I happen to think this castle is a pretty speccy architectural achievement in cardboard
But, not up to Macaroni’s standards
So she went to her Dad
And together they’ve been working
On what THEY think a castle would look like

Imagine my surprise when she said to me, Mum, can you take a photo of my castle?
And THEN…..I think you should put this picture on your website
I really want everyone to see what Dad and I made

So, in the interest of doing what I’m told before she changes her mind
I give you, Macaroni & Diamond’s castle

They built it together
Painted it together
Put in the Kings, Queens and lots of other details IMG_2413
AND…they let me take photosIMG_2410

The finished product shows that she probably made the right call going to her Dad for help with it
But man, if she ever has to make something out of wine bottles
Or write a poem about farting






and the winner is…

Thank you all so much for entering this comp…..especially those of you that went nuts and shared the clip a bazillion times

A shit tonn of entries, but only one can win

So, without any further ado (whatever THAT means)

The winner of the F.O.C.U.S. Crew sweatshirt and signed F.O.C.U.S. CD is….


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Go Graham!

Please message me, either through Facebook or jenny@jennytalia.com with your address and I’ll get your goodies of to you ASAP.
(If I don’t hear form you within 48 hours, I’ll do a redraw)


UPDATE: I didn’t hear from Graham, and the 48 hours came and went – so redraw it was!
The new winner is TOM EDDY from Perth.
Tom has already contacted me, and the hoodie is in the mail.
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Thanks again to all of you who took the time to enter x

(winner chosen using RandomPicker)