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Take a look around. Listen to some songs from my new album, "The Thing Itself", which is now available on CD Baby and Itunes. Be my friend on Facebook. Tweet with me. Write me: I promise I’ll write you back because I really care that you care, and I want to hear your story!
Here’s my story:
I play guitar. I write songs (mostly in mall food courts). Then I tour the country, playing them for amazing people like you. I can’t imagine doing anything that makes me happier, or that’s more fulfilling.
All my songs are super personal, and are based on real people and real experiences.
For a while, I had a survival job at a trendy bakery in New York City. As a result, I was totally bitten by the baking bug. Baking is one of my favorite things to do. It makes me feel very zen, and very useful. I’m really good at icing cupcakes—it’s one of my random skills. Got any great recipes? Let’s swap!
I have my own sense of style. I’m a bit of a hippie-refugee-hobo fashionista. I never, ever pay retail. Sometimes when I walk down the street, strangers laugh at my clothes…true story! My favorite outfits usually involve lots of layers, junk jewelry, and boots. I proudly wear fuzzy boots with my sweatpants.I’m obsessed with slipper socks, and firmly believe that you can never have too many pairs.
I was doing my thang, minding my own business, when on December 28th, 2011, I was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer. Over the next 8 months, I had 3 surgeries, and 9 rounds of chemo. All of my long hair fell out, and I felt like garbage most of the time. Now, I'm fully recovered, and cancer free! Best of all, I'm back to doing what I love--playing music. I'm also making big plans for the future. Stay tuned for more...
I have NO problem WHATSOEVER talking about my cancer. In fact, I'm happy to talk about it, especially if my experience could help somebody else. PLEASE don't be afraid to ask me questions! While we're on the subject, ladies: if you have weirdo abdominal pain or discomfort for more than 2 weeks, go to the doctor! Gents: spread the word to all the ladies in your life! Check out this link:
I’m under 5 feet tall. Come stand next to me, and I’ll make you feel very, very big.
My name’s Talia :)