The other night I heard the Australian musician Xavier Rudd play a song called ‘The Mother’. I’m not normally a fan of folk-rock, but this song has stayed in my mind. The song is a tribute to Gaia, and the key line in the chorus is ‘Mother Earth breathes good luck’. This song doesn’t need a very deep level of analysis, but I appreciate its message and enjoy its rootsy, Australian feeling. It comes from a surfy kind of mileau and listening to it you can smell the spray of the surf in a campsite among old trees. See what you think. I expect its on iTunes and it is off the album ‘Food in the Belly’.