Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times.
Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principal of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.
This is the 3rd of a 4-part program featuring Baby Boomer and well know Australian musician, Mick Hamilton. Mick has taken us on quite a journey through the 1950’s and into the 1960’s, which was when his music career blossomed. This journey continued through into the 1970’s and having had a lot of success from his music, Micks main need became a need for new challenges. In this weeks program he talks extensively about his time living in Buenos Aires, a place he went to because of the challenges it presented. He knew no one and had no knowledge of the language and THAT was a challenge!
His story is wonderful told and full of interesting adventures and Mick is obviously a born story-teller. We also get to hear many examples of this ability through the tales he tells, and, through listening to just a very small example of some of his music. Mick also makes it quite abundant that even though he is still playing today, like many baby boomers, he is now winding back. He also shares why he has a dislike for the new music streaming systems and why it is hard for any artists to make a living these days. Now when someone of the calibre and experience that Mick has, talks on these matters, we should listen!
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[Listen To Older Voices receives funding from the Commonwealth Government through the Commonwealth Home Support Program Program]