My guest is this episode is my friend Kevin Ackhurst.
Kevin was born in South Africa but spent his early years in Zimbabwe and that is where he feels 'he comes from' and 'that's his origin’. As is always his way Kevin talks openly and honestly about growing up in a white and segregated world and how strange that feels to him now looking back.
He also talks about developing a deep-seated sense of fairness and that, along with his strong social conscience, can clearly be heard in his first four song choices.
Kevin's father worked in the mining industry and that meant a lot of moving around in childhood years which has continued into adulthood. Kevin moved to Australia in 2014 and is now a resident but has also spent time living and working in the US (Seattle) , New Zealand and Singapore.
He is married to Jodie and they have two children. He describes Jodie (and my wife Laura!) as having ' a lot of spunk’. He can say that, I am far too smart to comment :-). In all seriousness, Kevin's last two song choices are inspired by Jodie, and they clearly show the deep love he has for her.
The title of the episode comes from Kevin's 'final thoughts' and is a statement that I totally subscribe to. Those 'final thoughts' also include one of my favourite pieces of feedback about Music Talks which is
'I feel like I talked about things I only ever think about'
Thank you, Kevin!
His song choices are:
60's The Doors Five to One
70’s The Jam The Eton Rifles
80’s The Smiths Oscillate Wildly
90’s Bily Bragg Accident Waiting To Happen
00’s The National Slow Show
10’s Hilltop Hoods I Love It
20’s alt-J U&ME