Tuesday, 7 May 2013

TUESDAY BLUES!! A.A. Bondy - Surfer King

Do you like Singer/Songwriters, or do you have a unhealthy affection to the sadness, if so you may have a case of the Tuesday Blues!

AA Bondy - Surfer King (2011)

AA Bondy is a Folk/Alternative singer songwriter from Birmingham, Alabama. I've been a fan since
his 2009 album, When the Devils Loose and I eagerly await his new material. This track features on his excellent 2011 album, Believers.

Surfer King? I'd like to think I was but the reality is quite a bit different! Thing is I've always loved surfing or should I say the idea of surfing. When I was around 17/18, I headed to the Gower on Boxing Day with a group of friends. We had no wetsuits, the weather was atrocious and when we got into the water, I almost drowned. This dampened my enthusiasm for a couple of months but as soon I could afford a wetsuit I started going a little more regular... but however much I tried, I still sucked.

A few years later I would go every weekend with a friend. We'd load up his truck with our surfboards, a load of supplies (booze) and head off to Cornwall, West Wales or any 'surfing hotspot'. After a 3 to 4 hour drive we'd arrive, go for a surf (whatever the waves were like) then head off to the pub and get completely bladdered. The next day when we tried to surf, we'd be extremely rough, last about an hour, give up and then head back home. When he moved away (out of the UK), I stopped going regularly.

I haven't been now for a few years, I'd like to blame work and other commitments especially as I now live by the sea. Maybe this year?  

I guess I shouldn't have watched Point Break as much as I did!

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7 May 2013 at 11:32

It's a great song, although 'Believers' is the only album I have heard of his. Don't give up just yet, I'm currently teaching my little boy to scoot so that he can eventually start boarding and I have mentioned that you are quite the expert surfer. In fact he recently performed his first trick, albeit a fictious one, 'The Big Kahuna Turn' and told him that you confronted that legendary wave whilst on holiday in Hawaii. So you have a lot to live up to.

7 May 2013 at 14:20

Love this...I think I will stick with my skateboard...do a couple of ollies maybe do the ramp....be with you in a minute Hawky!