Clare Bowditch

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Tucked away in Coburg is the for­mer home, now record­ing stu­dio, of Clare Bowditch. The ARIA award-win­ning singer/ song­writer, Lo­gie-nom­i­nated ac­tor, so­cialchange ag­i­ta­tor and ra­dio host bought the house with pro­ducer hus­band Marty Brown “a long time ago”, but con­verted it to a stu­dio when they moved into their new home. Bowditch, who is work­ing on her eighth al­bum, said hav­ing a ded­i­cated stu­dio was a “dream come true”. It also gave an “in­ti­macy” to her and Brown’s record­ings. Bowditch presents on 774 ABC Mel­bourne, Mon­days to Thurs­days, at 1pm.

Up early with the sun, cup of tea, read in bed, walk the dog, por­ridge and blue­ber­ries, tin­kle on the pi­ano for five min­utes un­til in­ter­rupted by cute lit­tle peo­ple, drive said cute lit­tle peo­ple to sport or drama, drink cof­fee with loved ones.

Books, thick-pa­per jour­nals, Art­line black pens, a vase of daphnes and pink camel­lias, mis­cel­la­neous pieces of pa­per that I re­ally should just throw out and three golden can­dle dishes from my aunty.

I have a way of mak­ing things snug and cosy. Also, I vac­uum like a pro.

Rita’s baked sal­mon with ‘pota­toes Anna’. It goes like this: fresh sal­mon mar­i­nated for an af­ter­noon in snap-squeezed orange and lemon juice, soy sauce, grated ginger and gar­lic. Pota­toes cut into wedges with rose­mary, flaky salt, olive oil and whole cloves of gar­lic. Bake on 180C un­til just so. Ev­ery Fri­day night, my place.

My body. I know it sounds odd, but re­ally, it is just the coolest thing to have a body. It’s so com­pli­cated. And it’s the only thing I re­ally own. I have no idea how it was in­vented. Ge­nius.

PHO­TOS: CHRIS GROENHOUT

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