In this blog, I’ll word you up on my up-coming TEDx talk (JEEPERS!), let you know how you can win a free hour of phone-mentoring with me (we can talk world-domination, birth-plans, or hair-styles: up to you), AND give you The Keys to the Winter Happiness Kingdom, including a brand new interview with total “Self-Help Hottie” Dr Robert Holden.
Let’s begin, however with this short-story:
Last Sunday, our ten-week “The Winter I Chose...
First I want to praise you, then I want to make this the BEST NEWS EVER, then I want to praise you again. It goes a little something like this:
Thank you for getting our album The Winter I Chose Happiness to number ELEVEN on the ARIA Charts! For a musician on her fifth album who has never received any commercial radio play, this is… so worth celebrating! Please know that it’s mainly you and your word of mouth that’s done...
Wednesday 14 November 2012 The Georgian Room The International of Brighton
81 Bay Street, Brighton7.45pm – 8.45pm
Clare Bowditch is a musician, writer, coach, social commentator and sometimes actor who stars as ‘Rosanna’ on Channel 10’s Offspring. Clare has just released her fifth studio album, The Winter I Chose Happiness.
Clare has been Rolling Stone’s Woman of the Year, ARIA’s Best Female Artist, Yen Young Woman of the Year...
Over the weekend, 30,000 people marched down Sydney Road, Brunswick, to give thanks for the life of Jill Meagher, to stand up to violence, to show solidarity for each other, to reaffirm their right to walk the streets peacefully.
When I heard the news on Friday, I asked the very dear Stephanie Dowrick if there was someone of comfort that she could offer us at a time like this. She sent me this to share with you:
(At a time of death)
In today’s Winter Happiness Summit interview, I interivew my favourite ever “guy called Gotye” (Wally deBacker) about where he finds happiness, what he wishes he’d know when he was a teenager, and whether having more Youtube hits than Beyonce and Metallica actually leads to a sharp increase in happiness. He answers in a way that proves that “Our Wal” is… world class. Make sure to add your own thoughts at...
The Winter I Chose Happiness
Clare Bowditch (Island/Universal) ★★★★
THE idea of making an album themed around the pursuit of “happiness” is a dangerous one and, in the hands of a less balanced songwriter, it could have ended in creative tears. On her fifth album, Melbourne’s Clare Bowditch manages to avoid being buried in cheese by keeping her listeners on their toes with frequent musical genre bending, clever...