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Rubber Duc. This band could be massive in 2015. You heard it here first.

One of the biggest musical finds for me in 2014 was Rubber Duc. A South African trio whose members are:

Nick Jordaan – Vocals, Guitar, High-hat

Brendan Campbell – Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar, Kick

Sheldon Sham – Saxophone, Percussion

I found them thanks to my daughter working out in South Africa. The first discovery was that they have 3 songs on Spotify. And of course You Tube videos. Their musical genre really means or meant nothing to me “ folk swing”. They are relatively new launched in 2013. The songs have great lyrics and meaningful ones at that.

The most recent single has a great video . It’s Alright

‘It’s Alright’ is about the beauty and freedom of individualism. Whether you are rich, poor, crazy, sane, quiet, loud, shy, a couch potato, an intrepid explorer, all about the treble or all about the bass, it’s alright to be who you are”

But maybe the most sensational song and the lyrics are superb is Stay with me

And the original song I heard . Aint’t nobody got time for that.

The You Tube quote says it better than I can

“Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That” is a satirical musical look at living in South Africa today. In true Rubber Duc style, it is a quirky and humorous “quack” at current issues… All the stuff we simply don’t have time for! “


Given some luck and exposure this band could be huge. Their music is up there with the best I can find at the moment and their songs and lyrics quite unique. Where else will you hear a duck quacking in every song?


Some great images from the net. Enjoy and spread the word please.



SkyDiving in South Africa

Kind of brave to do this and what fabulous photos! I would imagine that the sort of folks that did this would go cage diving with sharks too!


Skydiving imzage

England v South Africa. Day 5. Oval

As most people expected this game was over by tea. But England, well some of them did put up a fight. Ian Bell and Matt Prior worked hard and were somewhat unlucky in getting out. Ravi Bopara looked the average county player he is. But the real story of this game is the great weather, the fact it went 5 days and the superb South African bowling, England were outplayed frankly in almost every regard except Wicket keeper where AB de Villiers looked average to poor.

As a result of making ticket prices 15£, the Oval was decently filled with only the hospitality guests absent as judged by their empty boxes. Dozens of pints were consumed, seemingly by some individuals, and the food prices remain too high for me with the choice poor. A picnic every time for me. But a great day out, a great test match.

Lastly, the stewards. What exactly is their role? Some were gifted lovely luminous jackets with “steward” emblazoned on the back, if we might not have guessed, but others had simeply ” response” on theirs and green jackets. None of them performed any useful purpose other than on occasions blocking visibility. but there again Bopara’s batting or a stewards bottom? The difference is what?

Ian Bell

Ravi Bopara departs bowled

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