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Sunday, May 29, 2022

Listen To Older Voices: Mick Hamilton – Part 4

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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.


Click image for larger version.  Name: Mick-Hamilton-Pt4.jpg  Views: 4  Size: 63.2 KB  ID: 32422In this, the final part of his story, 69-year old Baby Boomer Mick Hamilton talks extensively about the state of the Australian music industry. Mick shares why he is pessimistic about where this once great Australian cultural industry is at now. His passion for music and his incredible talent has seen him work alongside the very best of Australian talent and while his music making is backing off, it has by no means stopped.

Mick is also a passenger on spaceship Earth and holds very strong views on the state of this planet in regard to ecological issues and his analytical ability helps shape the views he shares with us. Like us all, Mick has experienced his share of up’s and downs, but it is crystal clear that Mick sees all his life as a terrific journey, that is far from over!

 



Parts 1 -3 of Mick Hamiltons interview can be accessed clicking on this icon –

Rob Greaves
I have been with the Toorak Times since April 2012. I work as Senior Editor of the Toorak Times, but I also think of myself as senior contributor. I've been in the Australian music scene as a musician since 1964, and have worked in radio and TV and newspapers (when they were paper ), serious experience in audio editing, and a lot of video editing experience. Currently I'm working as a radio program producer for a national interview program as well as my work with the Toorak Times