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’s a certified banger, mate. Get around it!”

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!”