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