Surfing is raw spirituality in this classic surf/art film I’m watching… ‘Litmus,’ which was made a few years back by Andrew Kidman, who played guitar with me on my recent trip to play Bluesfest in Australia. A day or so ago a 16 year-old kid was killed by a shark while surfing in Ballina, near Byron Bay, where Bluesfest was held. Shark killings of humans only happen about once a year in Australia… but the popular obsessesion is constant. I guess we, the grocery-shopping masses, are intrigued by the reality that the ‘food chain’ is sometimes wrapped tightly around our necks.

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