An Eltham man has admitted to close friends that his jam is “Not Ready to Make Nice” by the Dixie Chicks. Entirely unapologetic about the fact, Ben Campbell said “it always has been and it always will be!”

While seen by some of his mates as an odd choice for inspirational music for a 27-year-old man, Campbell gave an impassioned speech during a recent drinking session at the Lower Plenty Hotel with friends.

When challenged on his preference, Campbell replied, “what can I say to you? It’s my tune. Gets me so amped every fuckin’ time. It’s got all them feels. It just puts it all out there, challenges a whole bunch of haters, gets a bit political, and manages to drop it all in the midst of some banging violin playing. It really resonates with me. Sometimes I’m not ready to make nice either.”

Speaking a few days after the revelation, Campbell’s best mate Connor Tait said “it’s just an odd choice man, I had him pegged more as an AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’ kind of guy. But you know, whatever floats your boat I guess!”