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Me, Me and more Me


This is just a little "getting to know me, getting to know all about me"-type moment, in true #clarebearovershare fashion. Jump to a section that strikes your fancy, or just scroll, baby, scroll

Click for a few words on Mr. Marty brown

"Bowditch is a good woman, and I love her, which is why we've been together for all these years. I am pretty sure that all of her love songs are about me, although I can't prove it. On a more professional note...

Clare Bowditch is a beloved ARIA Award Winning Musician, Logie Nominated actor (Offspring), and one of Australia's most respected, over-booked public speakers (on topics of modern mental health, big-hearted business, all things "Being Woman"). Clare has been Rolling Stone Woman of the Year (Contribution to Culture) and been invited to tour with some of the absolute greats (Leonard Cohen, Gotye, Cat Power).

Although she has written songs since she was three, Clare only became "serious" about music around the time we became parents to our only daughter (when we were 27).  We now have three children - our (now) teenage girl and two tween-age boys  (who happen to be...identical twins). 

Clare is currently writing a memoir of her heady youth, to be release by Allen & Unwin in late 2019, 

Her eighth album will be released by Island Records in 2020. 

Woman is her first single in seven years. During that time she was a popular talk-show host on the ABC.

Clare is also the founder of  love-project Big Hearted Business, which  creative people about business, and business people about creativity, in ways that make sense. You can find that by clicking HERE.

all about bowditch

in the words of my man / manager, marty brown:

My latest love project 

Once, after a tour, my band-mate Rach made us a all this beautiful tour book full of pictures from our adventure, and at the back was this photo of Marty and this inscription. 

Marty is the ears and ears and nuts and bolts of every piece of "Clare Bowditch Music" you've ever heard. I met him through my other friend-mentor, musical genius John Hedigan.  They were housemates. Here's the thing - if it wasn't first for John, and then Marty - who drums, engineers, records and manages all of us (like herding cats) - you would never have heard of my songs. God's truth. 

Marty is THE MASTERMIND (although he did NOT build this website, I did. That's why there are missing links all over the place. Is said to him "YOU BUILD IT!" and he said "I CAN'T DO EVERYTHING YOU KNOW!" and I said "WHY NOT????". Truth is, I don't mind a little #D.I.Y. - it reminds of how things were at the start, when we were frugal students who ate beans and marched at protests and felt ALIVE. For the record, we still eat beans, march at protests, and feel more "ALIVE" in our forties then we did in our... thirties? I was tired a lot in my thirties. You'll hear more about all of this when our BIG FAT ALBUM comes out in 2020. 

All by way of saying, if there's any problem with links on this website, please email Marty via the CONTACT page (LOVE YOU!).  

all about
martin W. brown

if he gets to say things about me, i get to say things about him...

Next up: Marty & Clare, a LOVE STORY 

and came home feeling like women as brilliant, and bold, and big-hearted as my girls really deserved to be seen and heard and told that they are not crazy for feeling all the things they feel, They are WOMAN. They are woman. And that really is a most wonderful thing to be. That is a powerful thing to be.  It's written for them, and for me, but also for you and all the women you love. I hope it can act as a soundtrack to your next courageous act. 

It was recorded by Marty Brown (he's on drums) in our old back shed, and performed by a big gang of us, including Aluka (they're the BV singers), Lady Garden, Xani Kolac, Cameron Fallow, Warren Bloomer, Andre Warhurst, It took years and years and years to get right. Five years. But we go there. It's release by Island Records, published by Mushroom Records, and you can hear it  HERE.

when i went out with my girlfriends for a mid-week tipple

The song "woman" started in 2014

I fell in love with Clare before I'd even met her. We were 22 years old.  I was standing in the hall-way at my share-house in Carlton, Melbourne, when I heard her voice, coming from my house-mate John's room. They were "jamming". I guess it was love at first song? 

Recently, my knuckles grew bigger. I do yoga most days (don't judge) and my ring started cutting off my circulation, so I took it off. WELL - it was like WORLD WAR THREE over in Bowditch town. This is the thing, you see - we are married people with children who work very closely together and sometimes, small things can seem magnified. Fights like this are usually my cue to think "I need to book in a #datenight". 

I'm a man of few words, and the words I do say sometimes get misinterpreted (not accusing you of anything Bowditch, just making a general comment) so I think I am going to just play on the safe side now and stop talking and go play some drums (SAFE!)


marty
on C.B.

C.B.
ON MARTY

My friend John kept talking all the time about his housemate, the drummmer/producer Marty Brown.

When I met him. my first thought was, "The is the tallest man I ever did see!"  And what a musician! 

It took years to find the courage to admit I loved him -  who wants to ruin a friendship that good. But... JACKPOT!

Three kids later! A groodle, a guinea-pig, everything!
But here's the truth: true love is strange. Sometimes I get so mad at him, I can't speak his name. 

At the moment, for example. he is refusing to wear his wedding ring. He says it's because it doesn't fit him any more. I say NOT GOOD ENOUGH! YOU DON'T LOVE ME! He said, it just doesn't fit. 

Simple things like that - these are the things that spark songs in me. You will hear more of our new songs this year, and the album in 2020. Just expect it to b e full of songs about  "True Love, after children" on it, the truth of which... might make both Marty and I and our kids a little "uncomfortable", but that's ART (and TRUE LOVE) for ya. 

These are a few of my favourite things

I fell in love with Clare before I'd even met her. We were 22 years old.  I was standing in the hall-way at my share-house in Carlton, Melbourne, when I heard her voice, coming from my house-mate John's room. They were "jamming". I guess it was love at first song? 

Recently, my knuckles grew bigger. I do yoga most days (don't judge) and my ring started cutting off my circulation, so I took it off. WELL - it was like WORLD WAR THREE over in Bowditch town. This is the thing, you see - we are married people with children who work very closely together and sometimes, small things can seem magnified. Fights like this are usually my cue to think "I need to book in a #datenight". 

I'm a man of few words, and the words I do say sometimes get misinterpreted (not accusing you of anything Bowditch, just making a general comment) so I think I am going to just play on the safe side now and stop talking and go play some drums (SAFE!)


marty
on C.B.

C.B.
ON MARTY

My friend John kept talking all the time about his housemate, the drummmer/producer Marty Brown.

When I met him. my first thought was, "The is the tallest man I ever did see!"  And what a musician! 

It took years to find the courage to admit I loved him -  who wants to ruin a friendship that good. But... JACKPOT!

Three kids later! A groodle, a guinea-pig, everything! But here's the truth: true love is strange. Sometimes I get so mad at him, I can't speak his name. 

At the moment, for example. he is refusing to wear his wedding ring. He says it's because it doesn't fit him any more. I say NOT GOOD ENOUGH! YOU DON'T LOVE ME! He said, it just doesn't fit. 

Simple things like that - these are the things that spark songs in me. You will hear more of our new songs this year, and the album in 2020. Just expect it to b e full of songs about  "True Love, after children" on it, the truth of which... might make both Marty and I and our kids a little "uncomfortable", but that's ART (and TRUE LOVE) for ya. 

These are a few of my favourite things

NEXT FAVORITE THING

by A. de dienes (1949)

norma jean, happy

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my walking hearts 

this squad

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especially these ones

dutch people

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the sound the keys makE

THIS COLOUR

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by mary oliver

any poem ever written

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