Jimmy Barnes is an Australian music icon. But how often does anyone talk about his social media presence?
No one needs to tell you that Jimmy Barnes is an Australian music icon.
As the vocalist of Cold Chisel - the voice behind the tracks Khe Sanh, Cheap Wine, Working Class Man, and many more - and a solo artist, he’s been on our radios and television sets forever.
But how often does anyone talk about his social media presence?
Jimmy Barnes’ social media accounts are delightful. Almost every day, he posts a pic wearing a massive smile and showcasing the latest endeavours (often food-related) in the Barnes household.
Take the headline of this article, where Barnes holds a vase of roses beside another photo of a freshly-made plum pudding with custard to the side. “Roses and plum pudding cake with custard. Hope your Saturday was as good as mine,” the Flame Trees singer wrote a few weeks ago.
His family singing videos helped us through lockdowns, and now his frequent social media posts simply bring warmth to our everyday lives.
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This past Saturday, he shared another sweet photo with his granddaughter Rosie, who made a lemonade scone stack with plum jam and whipped cream. “Perfect for a rainy afternoon. It is treat Saturday after all. From one extreme to another Jane made sure I balanced it out with a lean dinner,” Barnes wrote.
His social media platforms are just so wholesome and clearly not dictated by a social media manager: it’s all Jimmy. As he recovers from his recent back injury, we wanted to walk through the iconic cooking adventures of Barnesy.
In November, the Aussie rock music icon announced that he would have to be replaced by his mates or postpone multiple tour dates due to necessary surgery.
"I've been jumping off PAs and stomping around stages for nearly 50 years, but it's finally caught up with me," Jimmy Barnes said.
"I've had niggling back and hip issues for years, but things suddenly got a lot worse over the last few weeks, and I'm now in constant and severe pain.
"As everybody knows, it's against my religion to blow out gigs, but the Doctors tell me I need an operation as soon as possible, and it will really limit my movement for a few months. As much as it kills me to inconvenience everyone, I have to get this fixed so I can jump around onstage for another 50 years."
Barnes is confident that following the surgery, he can retake the stage and hit the road for the second half of this year.
How can you not smile looking at these posts?
A grape way to start the week pic.twitter.com/vcbPwD5foO— Jimmy Barnes (@JimmyBarnes) March 27, 2023
Friday is Fish. Fancy Fish & Chips here tonight. Enjoy your weekend, be safe and have a laugh pic.twitter.com/YuUuyEZYDI— Jimmy Barnes (@JimmyBarnes) January 27, 2023