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S2 - E5 - Housewarming - (feat. Mark Brewer)

October 23, 2023 Jack Jenkins and Henry Patterson Season 2 Episode 5
S2 - E5 - Housewarming - (feat. Mark Brewer)
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S2 - E5 - Housewarming - (feat. Mark Brewer)
Oct 23, 2023 Season 2 Episode 5
Jack Jenkins and Henry Patterson

Brush off your space boots and warm up your vocal cords as we welcome back the ever-entertaining Mark Brewer for his guest spot on our All-Exclusive Podcast. We kick things off in typical fashion, reminiscing about past injuries, and diving headfirst into the hilarity that ensued when Mark questioned MJ's knowledge of the song 'Bubbles' during our demo day. But it's not all fun and games when Mark steps into the podcasting arena; his astute insights and unique flair add spice to every conversation.

Ever wondered if songs referencing the moon could be considered a genre? Well, we take this tantalizing question to task with Mark and Henry as they explore classic tracks sporting lunar lyrical content. We travel from the misty banks of 'Moon River' to the silvery glow of 'Blue Moon', pondering Mark's ambitious plan to weave these moonlit melodies into a singular album. But hold onto your hats as we veer off into the realm of moon landing conspiracy theories and the wonders of Google Earth. And for those feeling a bit earthbound, we share our cringe-worthy public bathroom tales and advice for handling dating disappointments.

As we rocket back down to Earth, we delve into the world of coins and musical theatre. We turn over the Royal Mint's new coin designs, and speculate about their potential for teaching kids to count. Not to be outdone, our theatrical exploits take center stage as we share our reviews of a recent show featuring the legendary talents of Bernadette Peters and Bonnie Langford. Wrapping up this wild ride, we touch on fitness regimes, surprise awards, and even a dash of bandit golf. It's official: Henry's the new 'moon song curator', so buckle up and enjoy this whirlwind journey through laughter, wisdom, and the utterly unexpected.

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Brush off your space boots and warm up your vocal cords as we welcome back the ever-entertaining Mark Brewer for his guest spot on our All-Exclusive Podcast. We kick things off in typical fashion, reminiscing about past injuries, and diving headfirst into the hilarity that ensued when Mark questioned MJ's knowledge of the song 'Bubbles' during our demo day. But it's not all fun and games when Mark steps into the podcasting arena; his astute insights and unique flair add spice to every conversation.

Ever wondered if songs referencing the moon could be considered a genre? Well, we take this tantalizing question to task with Mark and Henry as they explore classic tracks sporting lunar lyrical content. We travel from the misty banks of 'Moon River' to the silvery glow of 'Blue Moon', pondering Mark's ambitious plan to weave these moonlit melodies into a singular album. But hold onto your hats as we veer off into the realm of moon landing conspiracy theories and the wonders of Google Earth. And for those feeling a bit earthbound, we share our cringe-worthy public bathroom tales and advice for handling dating disappointments.

As we rocket back down to Earth, we delve into the world of coins and musical theatre. We turn over the Royal Mint's new coin designs, and speculate about their potential for teaching kids to count. Not to be outdone, our theatrical exploits take center stage as we share our reviews of a recent show featuring the legendary talents of Bernadette Peters and Bonnie Langford. Wrapping up this wild ride, we touch on fitness regimes, surprise awards, and even a dash of bandit golf. It's official: Henry's the new 'moon song curator', so buckle up and enjoy this whirlwind journey through laughter, wisdom, and the utterly unexpected.

Support the Show.

Speaker 1:

This episode is being brought to you from the new house, jack's house.

Speaker 3:

Yes, is there that little theme tune for Duh-duh-duh-duh Jack's house?

Speaker 1:

You've got the obsession recently that we have to have a theme tune for everything. I just I feel like everything does need a theme tune to manage. I think it'd be good.

Speaker 3:

Because then you never know when it's been recorded from where.

Speaker 2:

I can't believe, boys, that we're back Six months plus. I think it must be about that. The last time I sat with you doing a podcast, I had my hand in the air. You did.

Speaker 2:

I'm just and you're demonstrating that for us now I am showing you that my hand is up with the scar boys, how does your hand feel now? Well, funny enough, it's pretty good to get the hand, Apart from the lack of strength I do, yeah, but you know, I don't know how many people now are showing their own wounds, their hand wounds. That people had to say in my brain and, quite honestly, most of them look a mess when mine. I have to say look at that you barely notice it, you can't even notice.

Speaker 2:

People can't even see it. So a little scar that goes from the middle of my palm.

Speaker 3:

It's a miracle.

Speaker 2:

Well, I am yet again.

Speaker 3:

And I know you still haven't got full strength because we're having to open bottles of water for you.

Speaker 1:

Yes.

Speaker 2:

Well, weirdly, because I was having to use my left hand, I actually what do you call it?

Speaker 1:

What is that actually you're?

Speaker 2:

doing. I ruined my left hand. But I haven't got a lot of strength. I actually pulled something in my left hand.

Speaker 3:

Now you've really got the full use of either hand.

Speaker 2:

Don't use your imagination, Henry. I was pulling something in my hand.

Speaker 3:

Oh God.

Speaker 2:

Literally, I pulled a ligament in my hand, so now both hands haven't got full-on strength. So it is true, when someone offers me a bottle, I stand there trying to open it for about a minute or so and I get fed up.

Speaker 1:

Well, on that note, welcome to Mark Brueh's episode of the All-Exclusive Podcast.

Speaker 2:

It's the All-Exclusive Podcast. I've got some tea as well, so if you hear me slurping, Henry will probably edit it.

Speaker 1:

Press play.

Speaker 2:

What brings me back? This is your treat. What brings me back, Mark?

Speaker 3:

I mean, it seemed like you really don't actually want to be here, because every time we've been talking about this episode.

Speaker 1:

Every time we've talked about podcast, we go. Why am I coming back?

Speaker 2:

Yes, well, it's true, because last time we did an episode, the episode went on forever, so much you had to do it for two bits. And then suddenly I'm thinking surely the boys would ask me back, knowing that this could be a long afternoon.

Speaker 1:

But you've been a re-accurating guest though, mark, because you weren't only on those two, you also interviewed me and Jack on both of our part, one and two. This is actually your seventh episode of the All-Exclusive Podcast.

Speaker 2:

Almost feel honored, do you?

Speaker 1:

hear that cat there in the distance. There is a cat outside the door, mark, but you aren't letting us let the cat in because you're allergic.

Speaker 2:

No, because I'm allergic, and if only people who know me well know me well. I've gone into a house where my eyes have started streaming and I start sneezing realised I've got an allergy.

Speaker 3:

I thought you were just getting emotional about your seventh episode.

Speaker 1:

No, I'm not going to murder them now. But what were those words? That was a.

Speaker 2:

No, because.

Speaker 3:

I've just thought of what you said Do-do-do-do yes emotional yes, Well no.

Speaker 1:

You. We were just having this conversation before we started the recording, Mark. What was the conversation? What's your problem with me saying gorgeous?

Speaker 2:

Well, today I sent, I said to Henry, I'll see you up. Well, it wasn't. It went like that Henry, at 2.50 in the morning, literally AM, sends me podcast Mark, and then he puts Mark as if he I've not responded, as if, like I should have answered him. And then I did eventually answer him this today, saying Saying yes, henry, I will see you at 4pm. And then he replied strangely gorgeous yeah, but is that something that you reply something like?

Speaker 1:

That's gorgeous. Yeah, that's gorgeous.

Speaker 2:

But it isn't, is it? It's not a word that it would be the good nut, and you've used gorgeous for cup of tea just now.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, like, are you changing your personality slightly? Are you going to start using the word gorgeous on a? That doesn't change my personality.

Speaker 1:

Ask Maren James McCullough at any note that I have for my album and he sends it back.

Speaker 2:

I respond with stunning or gorgeous or we have met MJ now and I can understand.

Speaker 1:

How was your first experience meeting?

Speaker 2:

MJ, mark, no, MJ was full on a full on personality. I do love that about someone who actually is brilliant on the piano, because sometimes you think some people on pianos are a bit of a nerd or be. I've met some strange pianists in my time, yeah, I think one or two, and then suddenly there we are, mj, really full on. He just didn't know bubbles though, did he.

Speaker 1:

No, you did keep and I've got a video of you because you showed up to the studio on our demo day to drop Sky off because we were doing a duet. And then you walk in and it's been caught on camera. You walk into a day which, for those of you who've recorded music before or just know working to a deadline, can be a really stressful thing, and I only had the studio for eight hours to record 10 tracks that were all original arrangements. And then Mark Brewer shows up and goes MJ, have you learnt bubbles?

Speaker 5:

yet and I had to sing it to.

Speaker 2:

No, he didn't know it, but I'm looking forward to your album. Thank you, mark. Do you know that I am going on a campaign? Did you what? I'm on a campaign at Potters as well.

Speaker 5:

Do you know that?

Speaker 2:

Bring back the old songs. What old songs? Well, I'm thinking if Henry's going to do an album.

Speaker 1:

But you're saying you're going to do an album. I think I'm going to do an album, so it'll be like a rival a.

Speaker 2:

Wyvel, wyvels, but my songs will be old songs With.

Speaker 3:

Wyvels Old, old really old.

Speaker 2:

With Wyvels, for instance, I suddenly was sitting there only today. Moon, the moon songs, henry. How many moon songs do you know?

Speaker 1:

What songs with the word moon in them? Moon.

Speaker 3:

River Moon River is the obvious one. I see a bad moon rising Blue moon.

Speaker 4:

You knew just what I was there for and I'm saying to you we're going beyond that.

Speaker 2:

Old songs like by the light of the silvery moon, silvery moon, can you do that? I love to croon, silvery moon. No, I love to croon. I love to croon, henry, come on. But it went on. It's like shine on, shine on harvest moon.

Speaker 1:

Harvest moon.

Speaker 2:

No, you're not going to do that. It's not a song that you have to repeat things. What was another one? Obviously with moon in it.

Speaker 3:

I honestly have no idea what's going on.

Speaker 4:

Have you turned it into some sort of wheremore, Fly me to the moon and let me play a lovely song.

Speaker 2:

Yeah that's still swing. I'm talking about really old songs. We were sailing along Down moon night bay. See, I'm just saying these old songs. I'm going to do an album of old, old songs.

Speaker 3:

I'm not trying to be like. I feel like I might be having a breakdown.

Speaker 1:

All Mark can think of is old, old, old songs, Old old songs which I'm going to do an album of, like a chance war to see like we put them both in the poppin' shop. Yeah, let's do that and see who sells more.

Speaker 2:

But you are spending thousands and thousands on PNS.

Speaker 3:

That's why it would be funny if you were album one, yes, but it might even be me playing. You would some sort of dictaphone.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, mark sat there with his phone on voice memos. Yeah, just going.

Speaker 2:

Whatever the songs are that you sing, we prove a point that we're losing all these old songs and my oldest.

Speaker 3:

We're just gaining new songs, though. Is that not how that works?

Speaker 2:

I know the new songs aren't that good, but no no, I'm not making a point that I like, are you saying?

Speaker 3:

there's not enough songs about moons these days. No, I'm just saying, that's what's going on.

Speaker 2:

I like that. No, I was thinking of the moon songs which brought that up.

Speaker 1:

You're saying this as if moon songs is a genre.

Speaker 2:

That's not a genre. I think it should be.

Speaker 1:

It's just like moon songs.

Speaker 2:

Well, old moon songs.

Speaker 1:

But they've got no relevance to each other.

Speaker 2:

I have to tell you I know there's a young boy singing in a little sort of a meditation. Well, you were live during the moon magic, they gave us a medley of songs with moon in it, and it suddenly occurred to me that not a lot of people would know these songs unless you're old, that's true.

Speaker 3:

And how were you during the moon landing?

Speaker 2:

Mark the moon landing watching it on TV. What happened there? I actually think.

Speaker 1:

I was watching it.

Speaker 2:

Oh no, I was watching it black and white because it was black and white.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, you were. Only what 30?.

Speaker 2:

Thank you, Henry. What was I in the moon landing 19.

Speaker 1:

It was 69. 69. So you went 19. 57.

Speaker 2:

10, 12. What was that? I was working out 57, the year I was born. Then I went, oh yeah, 10. And then it was 69. So I was 12 watching it.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, wow.

Speaker 2:

Do you know? I think a lot of people now think it was fake. Yeah, they do. I have seen a lot of conspiracy theories.

Speaker 3:

Oh, I love a conspiracy theory. Yeah, what do you think about that then, mark? What's your opinion on the moon landing? Do you think it was fake? Would?

Speaker 2:

it be fun if it was fake. There's a lot of Because multi-millions sat watching him take his first step, taking his first step on the moon, and they bounced. You remember that one moon and you suddenly see that. What was it? What was the famous words? As he's saying it, one small step for man.

Speaker 1:

Clearly very famous. One giant leap for man.

Speaker 2:

Yes, you remember it. I haven't got that in my head you were there. Yeah, I can remember moonsong yeah.

Speaker 1:

I can remember the songs about it.

Speaker 2:

Not that nostalgic word, no.

Speaker 1:

But what I'm saying is would it be fun if they actually it's so much faked In a studio I've got no time for stupid conspiracy theories like that, because logistically you cannot shut that many people up about something you know it was quite an extensive thing. There's so much evidence that it did happen.

Speaker 2:

Surely you should be able to get a telescope, a giant, one of these fantastic telescopes.

Speaker 3:

I know you're going to go with this. It's not.

Speaker 4:

And see the flag.

Speaker 3:

See the United States flag. I'm not sure that's how it works.

Speaker 1:

No, the telescope is that. That's not really. You can't really do that, can't you? It isn't a massive zoom. It isn't like zooming in on a camera.

Speaker 2:

Google. From the satellite can Google to out to your house and see someone, and if I was walking out at that time and waving, they would see me waving. That's not technically true.

Speaker 1:

But, Isn't it? No, it isn't live.

Speaker 2:

No, but at the time they took the picture, if I was standing that moment, waving what I'm just pointing, at Google Earth is just lots of different pictures all put together.

Speaker 1:

We now bring in our representative from Google Earth to comment on that.

Speaker 3:

We now also bring in our representative from NASA. Nasa, get them all in.

Speaker 1:

I told a few people that you were going to be on the podcast today and they have sent down SolanZe.

Speaker 2:

Now, that's just a идеiki question. You haven't answered the question yet.

Speaker 1:

You didn't ask yet literally given you confessions.

Speaker 2:

So the only difference is I'm taught like a priest, don't I? I've felt like we had a.

Speaker 1:

I've not spoken to any priests.

Speaker 2:

Well, I've, I've never come to church. When you were young, henry.

Speaker 1:

I used to have to go to chapel all the time.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, did you used to argue with the priest as well? The fact you argued with all your teachers? No, that's not quite right. Well, I've read the book. I know the Bible. I've read it. I'm sorry he didn't mean that this is yeah.

Speaker 1:

So would you like a couple of confessions?

Speaker 2:

and questions Go on. Then yes, if you feel that so this and. Have you just made these up?

Speaker 1:

No, no, no, no, these have actually been sent in by genuine Okay. Some of them people completely unrelated to pastors. Some of them could be staffed and they could be guests. It's anonymous, mark, okay, so this first one's fairly mundane. Someone has put and we can all add our input here. I sometimes wear my clothes uncomfortably for a while on purpose, just because it feels so good to fix them after a while or so.

Speaker 3:

What does that even mean?

Speaker 1:

So they wear really uncomfortable clothes or wear them in a weird way.

Speaker 3:

No, they're quite clarifying. What do you mean? Wearing clothes in a weird way, Harry?

Speaker 1:

Well, if you like, okay, for example, I mean I get If you're wearing your clothes.

Speaker 2:

Some people just wear clothes constantly, don't they?

Speaker 1:

But I do wear clothes pretty quickly. Please take them off and clean them.

Speaker 2:

I'm terrible for bringing that up to someone. So is that the same jumper you've worn for three days now?

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I think what I mean, what they may mean, is, you know, like when you're wearing an ankle sock and it slips down, you know, and it's that horrible thing of uncomfortable.

Speaker 2:

In your shoe. Yeah, and you're still walking.

Speaker 1:

And there are various other things like that. You know, when you like put on a jumper or something, it's a bit twisted at the back and you need to, you know, correct it a bit, or things like that, so they wear their clothes uncomfortably, so they can just correct them. How do you feel about that, mark?

Speaker 2:

It would never happen to me. Well, no, that isn't why you're here. What I'm saying is as soon as something is uncomfortable in your foot clothing, it irritates me so much, I have to correct it straight away.

Speaker 3:

So are you saying that you should fix that problem? If you're uncomfortable, you should fix it.

Speaker 2:

Yes, yes, what on earth are you doing that person? Why would you sit there? Being uncomfortable it's very supportive what. I'm sorry, it's just not. What's that supposed to be supportive then? Yeah, that's kind of why you're here. Oh okay, yes, I would wear it.

Speaker 3:

I thought it was like advice.

Speaker 1:

Well, yeah, it is advice and support. Here's another one.

Speaker 2:

Was that like wearing your pants back to front?

Speaker 1:

Yeah, if that's uncomfortable for you, mate, I don't know.

Speaker 2:

I mean, I haven't done that, but I'm trying to get an image of what is someone doing to give us that question, Anyway move on.

Speaker 1:

I forgot to press the lock button on the train while sat on the toilet.

Speaker 4:

Oh, wow.

Speaker 1:

Of course, it opened for all those to see. To make matters worse, the train hadn't left the platform and I could see police officers, as well as the public, having a laugh at my expense. I've never been in a train bathroom since.

Speaker 3:

What do you say about that man? What would you do in that situation?

Speaker 2:

Probably go into a song because I mean come on A song, you've got to do something. You've got to distract what like umpumper. Distract the fact that someone's looking at you sitting on the toilet, but it has happened to me. What's happened to you before? Not in the train, I can't sit on the train but I mean you go to the toilet and you go and you're bursting and then suddenly you realise that the lock doesn't shut.

Speaker 3:

So you're trying to, or you do that awkward thing of holding it.

Speaker 2:

You're awkward to try to hold it or use your foot. And you're holding it and you're still trying to do it and you know that someone's always going to walk in and try to. Not, they don't want to, we no, they want to go and use the toilet. And you're like, goodness gracious, but I have a knack of now singing loudly what I say to let people know that I'm in the toilet.

Speaker 1:

What song do you sing? Well, whatever's on me, one of the moon songs.

Speaker 2:

Do you notice when I came in today?

Speaker 1:

I was going. Just to translate, he's singing the opening song from La La Land.

Speaker 3:

You weren't going to the toilet at that time, though.

Speaker 1:

Or was he?

Speaker 3:

Or was he?

Speaker 4:

Have you no, but I You're a part of retirement age.

Speaker 3:

Have you got yourself some incontinent pads?

Speaker 2:

Funny enough, no.

Speaker 3:

No, I haven't.

Speaker 4:

It's not yet.

Speaker 2:

Not yet Not yet, but I won't have an issue putting them on. No, if I thought that was something that could happen to me, I do not understand what the point of that is. I like People should prepare for the worst.

Speaker 3:

There's a bit of advice there. If you feel like that could happen to you, bonus advice Prepare for the worst.

Speaker 2:

I tell you what, when you've had an upset stomach and you've had a con on stage on a show and you suddenly think, of course you don't forget, the show must go on. It's not the fact that normally you could stop, do anything, any other job, it wouldn't be bothered.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, there's Morris Dancing Shorts, Mark.

Speaker 2:

Wow, I tell you now yes.

Speaker 1:

You've got one more confession from someone.

Speaker 2:

Yes, have you got something that's realistic, though?

Speaker 1:

No no, no, these are all real. Oh are they. They've been sent in to us.

Speaker 2:

What happened to the person who was on the toilet? Why did you know? Well, they were embarrassed. Well, I feel very sorry for you, madam. I would be embarrassed as well.

Speaker 1:

Well, we don't if it was a man or a woman, so we can't assume.

Speaker 2:

Oh what then, Well, it's probably a man then.

Speaker 1:

Here's the final one. I got stood up on a date, so the next day. It's a shoe jack, that's not me, it is, it's a jack and it's on a date. So the next day I went well.

Speaker 2:

You got stood up on a date.

Speaker 1:

This is a less jack-ass acting to tell us because I got stood up on a date so the next day I went out on a date with his best friend, loll. He's acting mad and jealous now but I honestly don't care.

Speaker 3:

Not me, was it you, henry?

Speaker 1:

It wasn't me. So this person got stood up on a date, so the next day you went out on a date with their best friend. What do you think about that? I like that.

Speaker 2:

I think if you get stood up and they don't want to know, then you prove a point. I like that. I think that's sort of saying well, you didn't want me and now I'm going out, I've had a date with your best mate. I like that.

Speaker 3:

I could never imagine standing someone up.

Speaker 1:

No, that's bad, isn't it? All of the.

Speaker 3:

Have you never done that? No, I've never stood anyone up, have you, mark?

Speaker 2:

No, I'm trying to think, because obviously you've got 20 years, not even that. You've got about 15 years of dating in your lifetime, henry, you're 19. Therefore, you've only got about three or four or five years. Me, I'm talking about 40 plus years. I'm trying to get back all those wives and dating and things. And have I ever stood one up? I tell you what? Because life's different now and I'll give you the reason why.

Speaker 1:

Surely, like you've been on a phone and you're chatting to someone, and then the chat ends and you was Well, yeah, that's just being aired, mark, how would you deal with it with being aired?

Speaker 2:

Yeah, that's what I'm saying. I mean it's like I don't think he knows, what that means. The thing is, when you ask someone out for a date or when you're going for a date, it doesn't really happen like that now, does it?

Speaker 3:

It's not yeah, it's not a case of you arrange your time at a place and then, if never, the people are there.

Speaker 1:

Well, I mean, sometimes it's like that. It is, but I suppose you're always in permanent contact a lot of the time but you are in contact all the time, so you know someone's going to be late or you know someone can't make it anymore.

Speaker 3:

Another big thing. So, mark, what's your opinion on Henry's new haircut? Because it's a lot shorter than.

Speaker 1:

I haven't put much in it today, so it's gone a bit tall.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I think most people will love it. Thank you, I think most people will love it, because it was a mess before, wasn't it Jack?

Speaker 1:

It was too much, it was too out of control. Yeah, I'm enjoying it right now. I've not put anything in it, but last night it looked fit no-transcript.

Speaker 2:

I don't know if I'd ever look at my hair and go with that looks fit.

Speaker 1:

It was smouldering, I don't know and to be honest, my hair is really rubbish at the moment.

Speaker 2:

I was only thinking today I need to go to the barbers. This was. I looked at it through the mirror and went should have gone to the barbers today because it's half-term.

Speaker 3:

Kids are back.

Speaker 1:

Immunonotely I mean it's slightly blurred in this photo because of the mirror, but it looks good there.

Speaker 2:

Fluffy.

Speaker 5:

Yeah.

Speaker 2:

You are one of the fluffy heads you do look a bit miserable in that photo Well, I was working.

Speaker 3:

What are you?

Speaker 1:

working. There's me and Michelle. Look at how good it looks.

Speaker 2:

Actually it's pretty good. Are you going to post that so that we can see that? Yeah, you should post that while we're talking.

Speaker 1:

If that is fit, isn't it Mark?

Speaker 2:

Well, it's fluffy yeah.

Speaker 3:

Look at those shoes. Are they the new ones?

Speaker 1:

They're my Louvets.

Speaker 2:

Shall I just explain. Yesterday, look at this All I got from my wife. She went to Noich to buy Adidas, samba, declan whatever, declan this is what you wanted. It was about £90. £120 at the most was expected.

Speaker 1:

We're not revealing the price on here because my mother's listening, I'm not.

Speaker 2:

And I was going like, wow, that's a lot of money, because, again to me, £120 on shoes or trainers is quite a lot. Then Henry rolls in.

Speaker 1:

He rolls in.

Speaker 3:

You did quite well there, Mark.

Speaker 2:

I know I had to concentrate, and is when he's brand new on what's to make.

Speaker 1:

They're from Louvets.

Speaker 2:

I mean, I don't even know the make. Louvets Gorgeous make. He made me try them on, even though his size is two sizes more than me. Yeah, so it was like a ski. A ski, I acted up, but she really was comfortable.

Speaker 1:

They literally feel like you're walking on a cloud.

Speaker 2:

But for £1,. Come on seriously, who would buy a shoe?

Speaker 1:

They actually came. This is the first time that I've had shoes that have come with individual dust bags. So usually when I've bought my off-whites last year they come with one dust bag that hold both shoes. But this is actually really helpful because when you think about it, if you put them both in there then the dirt will still get on the other shoe. That's on the other shoe. So now I have two individual dust bags that when traveling I put them in their own Louvets branded bag.

Speaker 2:

I have to ask my mate, jeff Watson he's completely obsessed with shoes and trainers as well and see if he's got a Louvets.

Speaker 4:

Because I don't think even Jeff would spend that much. But he might do.

Speaker 2:

He might do, Don't want to feel it. He's got one whole room in his house that is Dedicated to shoes. It is With trainers. Not shoes, but trainers.

Speaker 1:

I'm going to buy a jacket pair for his birthday.

Speaker 3:

Are you?

Speaker 2:

Are you? Well, you're getting more than me. I've got a balloon that said 75. You did, and now you're going to talk about buying him a pound pair of Shh.

Speaker 3:

It's one of those things he's going to promise He'll work to Louvets he won't Louvets.

Speaker 1:

Very good brand name for you, louvets.

Speaker 2:

Louvets.

Speaker 1:

Louvets no, but like it isn't Louvets, you've got to like Louvets, Melt into the words Louvets. Melt into the vowels.

Speaker 3:

Well, obviously you're very grateful for those trainers then, Henry. So why don't we go into the next segment?

Speaker 5:

Get ready, we're going to Gratitude Corner Gratitude Corner.

Speaker 2:

It's not much of a jingle, is it? I am thrilled to be part of the Gratitude. We are grateful. Is that? That was my shoe? Actually, it's a big, big, big big.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, well, me and Henry are both grateful for Christine for bringing us some after eight minutes.

Speaker 2:

Can I apologise? I hit most of those.

Speaker 1:

Oh no, we've got two more.

Speaker 2:

I kept thinking do they not know that I like these?

Speaker 3:

chockers. No, this is it.

Speaker 2:

I saw it and I didn't realise, Christine, that you said them.

Speaker 4:

So actually you're also grateful for it, I am gratitude, oh no grateful.

Speaker 1:

So, christine, we're grateful for you. No, no, no so.

Speaker 3:

Christine.

Speaker 4:

Let's tell the story first, though.

Speaker 3:

Yeah obviously. First of all, we were doing the pre-show on Friday evening and we let you sing Henry Thank you, which most people were shocked about. But then Christine stood up and said I've got you a present, and they'd been individually wrapped, not each after eight.

Speaker 2:

In Marvel wrapping paper. In Marvel wrapping paper each box.

Speaker 3:

She handed one to Henry, handed one to me. We opened it live on stage and we said Christine, we're grateful for you.

Speaker 1:

No, Mark, you can join in Because you ate them, you're. Okay, I'll try that again. So, christine, christine, no, no, no, just for you.

Speaker 3:

I will do it for you at the end, Christine.

Speaker 5:

we're grateful for you For you, no, no.

Speaker 1:

More of a like a for you, for you. Okay, jack, take it again.

Speaker 3:

Sorry, Christine. Christine, we're grateful for you, for you.

Speaker 2:

You just went on a bit more. You went you.

Speaker 1:

I'm grateful for the Royal Mint, who recently announced their new coinage for the United Kingdom of Great Britain, and what have they got on the? Coins, this time On the 20p coin, officially soon to enter circulation, the brand new coins that they've just announced.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, yeah, I saw a little bit of.

Speaker 1:

it Is a puffin no On the new 20p coin. So it's burnt. Well, no, just that one is a puffin, we're so grateful for you. So the two pound coin is a national flower.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

Well, national flowers. The one pound coin is bees.

Speaker 2:

Not one.

Speaker 1:

The 50p coin is the Atlantic salmon. The 20p coin is a puffin, the 10p coin is a cappicale, a cappicale.

Speaker 2:

What. Which is what?

Speaker 1:

A cappicale is a grouse A grouse, a grouse, a grouse.

Speaker 4:

This is all for you to say. Well, I don't want that.

Speaker 1:

A fivep coin is an oak tree leaf, a twop coin is a red squirrel and a onep coin is a hazel door mouse. Do you ever see a red squirrel?

Speaker 2:

No, they're endangered. That's what.

Speaker 1:

I'm saying that's the new onep coin. Which is what An owl no a squirrel. That's a red squirrel. Oh, is it? No, it's not.

Speaker 2:

That's the door mouse.

Speaker 1:

Sorry, that's the door mouse. That's the squirrel. Oh well, that looks like a squirrel.

Speaker 2:

But what I don't understand is that the royal mint are doing this?

Speaker 1:

For what reason? Apparently, to help children to learn to count. I'm like well, it's money, not an advocate.

Speaker 2:

Children, get your door mouses out.

Speaker 3:

Nobody goes. Oh, I love a grouse, mummy. No, because we don't even. Mummy, look at this grouse. I want a cat in it, I thought that we could recognize.

Speaker 4:

Look at the cappicale.

Speaker 3:

Yes, You're really enticing children with an oak tree leaf. There's the puffin I mean I feel the all exclusive podcast.

Speaker 1:

Someone who works for the royal mint must be listening to this.

Speaker 4:

Of course they are, because Can I see the others that wouldn't have?

Speaker 3:

happened if it weren't for Nothing says children learning than a salmon 15 pence and some national flowers. What is the puffin then? We've shown you the puffin. That's the puffin there. Oh right, we had a rather exciting Wednesday, didn't?

Speaker 1:

we Loved it. I absolutely loved it.

Speaker 4:

I I'm not sure you loved it.

Speaker 1:

I basically kidnapped you both, correct?

Speaker 2:

You convinced us that the friends of some time.

Speaker 1:

Some time's old friends.

Speaker 2:

Yes, the friends. See, I would say it backwards, but we didn't know what we were expecting. I was saying to Jack, you're not going to love this. We even sort of said are we going to hate this show?

Speaker 1:

Well, I basically forced you to spend 150 pounds of tickets. Yes, that's true.

Speaker 2:

And can I point out, henry, I'm grateful for you. I'm not that grateful because, henry, I moaned about the seat. It was too close. It was very close Because, literally, I had to lift my head up to watch, and then you've got this like on.

Speaker 1:

At the very high. It was the picture of Stephen Sondheim. You didn't need to see that for the whole show.

Speaker 2:

No, but I didn't know that it was there. Till I stood up, I went. I've missed that.

Speaker 1:

You have the very privileged position of now saying that you have been within touching distance of Bernadette Peters.

Speaker 2:

Well, she looked at me two or three times, by the way.

Speaker 1:

I bet.

Speaker 2:

And she? How could you tell? Well, because she In between the gaps, she was saying hello, mark.

Speaker 3:

I couldn't see her mouth move. Well, I did.

Speaker 2:

I watched her Bonnie Langford as well, wasn't she good.

Speaker 1:

She stole the show for me. Her singing I'm Still here from Follies was an absolute vibe. Mark, what was your favourite song? We're going to go around the table, so, jack, be prepared.

Speaker 2:

I love the Swinney Todd I did love the Swinney Todd, I think mine.

Speaker 3:

I've said it before and I'll say it again I really enjoyed sending the clowns because it was lovely to see somebody do it properly.

Speaker 2:

Oh, yes, Henry, because we hear you sing that a lot.

Speaker 1:

You hear me shout it.

Speaker 2:

Yes, but she was doing it the. It was fantastic, it was really good. No, but I think the I even mentioned the fact that it was a good show to go and watch because you were seeing all these musicals and all the great numbers from musicals.

Speaker 3:

What I really enjoyed about it was the simplicity of it all. It was like it was a very basic set and that was what I think really worked for it. Do you know what I mean? It was very simple. You had the big band behind them and it was just a really nice, very clean and very Do you think that's where lots of things are going that way with these shows, I mean?

Speaker 2:

we watched Oklahoma to almost a nothing set.

Speaker 1:

Sunset Boulevard. I watched the other day. I booked it again in the interval because it was just astonishingly brilliant. But no set, it's a black box. It's a black box, but I mean it's beautiful and I want to take you both to go and see that as well, actually at some point.

Speaker 2:

Can't wait for that expense. But Fiona Hardy, if you get to listen to this, you won't like it, yeah.

Speaker 1:

Fiona Hardy and I don't see eye to eye on something. Actual experiences.

Speaker 2:

I love the fact that there was a handful of five or six young people in the show, that when you go to see a musical and you see that you don't know Hardy any of these people. But the show was brought up with cast that were in their 50s, 60s and the matureness of them and the performance that's why we bring up Bonnie Langford. But everyone who had a number because in the second half was almost emphasising individually everyone had a song but their performance were fantastic and then you put that. So I think, henry, I should be singing more.

Speaker 1:

I think so.

Speaker 2:

By the light of the.

Speaker 3:

I made a mistake. I say you should sing more. I don't think it's moon songs.

Speaker 1:

Before the show started, I made the mistake of teaching Mark part of a song which, luckily, at the end they did a sing-long version of it. So the song goes like this you ready, Mark?

Speaker 5:

Yes, I'm ready.

Speaker 2:

I've said the words already.

Speaker 1:

And this is the flavour of what to expect at my concert at the pheasant tree.

Speaker 5:

Isn't it warm, isn't it rosy Side by side.

Speaker 1:

No, no, no, no. Mark Mark what.

Speaker 2:

Watch for the visual cue, because you came in way too early.

Speaker 5:

Oh right, I was just getting the point over, it's just by side by side.

Speaker 1:

No, not by side by side, okay, fine.

Speaker 5:

Isn't it warm, isn't it rosy Side by side.

Speaker 2:

By side. No it's faster, that's beautiful.

Speaker 3:

How many times are?

Speaker 1:

we doing this, take 17. I'm going to take it round twice. It's going to be Mark first, then you Jack. Come on. Okay, but it's just side by side by side.

Speaker 5:

Just by side, right.

Speaker 1:

Mark, you're first okay.

Speaker 4:

I can't wait. What a day.

Speaker 5:

Isn't it warm? Isn't it rosy Side by side by side, that'll do. Sorry, Ports in a storm comfy and cosy Side by side by side.

Speaker 3:

That's the all explicit podcast. Jack did it better than me.

Speaker 4:

Jack did it better than me.

Speaker 2:

I totally ruined it, but I thought Jack was going to be the echo of by side, by side.

Speaker 3:

I thought that was a little better, but you know the end of it.

Speaker 1:

It's like by side, by side by side by side.

Speaker 5:

Wait, let's do it like go round.

Speaker 4:

Right One, two, three by side by side by side by side by side by side by side by side by side by side by side.

Speaker 2:

Henry. By side Went for the big note.

Speaker 3:

Henry nearly freaked out in the theatre Because we were just I mean, you were mostly talking quite loudly we were asking for sweets and we got some fruit pastels and some different. I got a beer.

Speaker 2:

It's not. It's not like what are you doing.

Speaker 3:

We were just chatting to the world. The drinks are fine.

Speaker 1:

But Mark was shouting at everyone.

Speaker 2:

No, I was being very kind. I was being very sociable with people around me.

Speaker 1:

That was the problem.

Speaker 2:

Henry, you don't do that sort of thing.

Speaker 1:

And then you got, you know, sweets, that I actually moved Mark away from me and because we had another seat, because Claire couldn't make it, it was a buffer zone. I then put a barrier between me and Mark, because I did not want anything to do with this kind of canapé snack selection that you felt you needed to do during the performance.

Speaker 3:

We had a great time.

Speaker 1:

I had a lovely time as well, so I think we all won we did and it was nice just called.

Speaker 3:

It turned out that nobody had looked. Henry said no popcalls. Nobody really wanted to sit next to Henry, not even your own dad. We pushed your dad to sit next to you.

Speaker 1:

But we were very kind as well, because we're all quite tall people my dad isn't. He's tiny, but we're all quite tall people and there was a little lady behind.

Speaker 4:

There was a little tiny kind of tiny little lady Welsh lady, by the way.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, welsh. And she said oh, can the smallest person sit there, do you mind? I turned around and I went. I'm actually going to make your day. No one's going to sit there. For you madam, just for that one lady. I gave her a complete, clear view.

Speaker 2:

I tried to get the £150 for it.

Speaker 1:

From her, from her I said look, we've done that.

Speaker 2:

I've sent my wife home. That's going to ask for your £150.

Speaker 1:

Mark got his card reader out. She'll have done it really well.

Speaker 2:

No, I did, it was a good day. She'll have done what Always a journey home.

Speaker 5:

Yeah, it's boring.

Speaker 2:

Because you get excited. You go into London, you're eating.

Speaker 1:

We had a great meal at Billy's, don't we, bill's?

Speaker 2:

Yeah, billy's Still had a great meal. All we're saying is we get into the show, watch the show and then it's that journey home. It seems to take forever. Yeah, it did take a long time and then of course I'm the one who's driving the boys home from Norwich.

Speaker 3:

Thank you, Mark. Yeah, allowed me to have a drink.

Speaker 2:

Jack have a drink.

Speaker 1:

We had coconut dreams on the train home.

Speaker 3:

We did Some Marks and Spencers coconut dreams In a can.

Speaker 2:

Yes, was it a gin and tonic?

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I also had a gin and tonic. Yeah, in a can.

Speaker 3:

Because, there was a gin and tonic in my car and a massive bag of watsits In a can yeah.

Speaker 1:

Clever, it was there.

Speaker 2:

Accusing me of drinking secretly drinking and I went. That's not mine.

Speaker 3:

Did you leave it in his car? I think I did, actually it did.

Speaker 2:

You left a, can I?

Speaker 4:

wondered where that went.

Speaker 2:

Yes, in my car.

Speaker 4:

Anyway, it was a great day.

Speaker 2:

And I'm grateful I was still in Gratitude Corner.

Speaker 4:

Are we doing that?

Speaker 2:

Yes, no, because we weren't going to have it.

Speaker 3:

Introducing us to Sond Time. We're grateful.

Speaker 2:

To you, to you, thank you, henry.

Speaker 3:

Patterson, yeah, and Stephen Sondheim, we're grateful to you.

Speaker 1:

We're always grateful for Steve.

Speaker 3:

Steve. Yeah, tell you another thing that happened Busy week, really busy week over the last few days. We also got given an award, henry.

Speaker 1:

Oh my God, we did.

Speaker 3:

We got given an award, there was a speech, and what would?

Speaker 1:

what kind of award? Kirsty read the speech and Kirsty is general manager and she wearing a lovely glittery number.

Speaker 4:

Well, I heard the speech.

Speaker 2:

I thought it was a very comical, fun speech that she wrote and I think it was written by Mike Scott. Yeah, it was written by Mike Scott. Yeah, it was written by Mike Scott.

Speaker 3:

And Michael Henry was really going on about Kirsty's outfit. Kirsty looked great. Yeah, we sat down for the team awards meal and, yes, we were awarded with a pin badge and a bottle of wine and some chocolate, and what was the award for, I probably would have gone for the chocolate. What was the award for specifically? What was it? I think just happiness. It was like a special mention, henry, it can't be that. It would definitely wasn't for happiness If people know you, henry you're never happy.

Speaker 3:

They read out a category for happiness and we both ruled ourselves out.

Speaker 2:

Oh, chugly out of the happiness.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, basically every award that they read I thought was for us, and Shane would then look at me with disappointment in his eyes. Sadly there wasn't a punctuality award, otherwise I would have definitely won that.

Speaker 2:

You would have 100%. Not, I would have been waiting for you to come.

Speaker 1:

Don't even wait to get accepted, henry.

Speaker 2:

I was not here. He was late. Anyway, well done the boys. Thank you, Mark, Very excited because 40 years and I've never won an award.

Speaker 1:

Next year could be your year I doubt it, I'll probably be dead.

Speaker 3:

We'll do one of those in the Maori awards, special mention Post-mortem. Put it on the coffin, yeah.

Speaker 2:

And that's for you.

Speaker 3:

In amongst all the Bonofi pie, the Bonofi pie.

Speaker 2:

I have been doing Joe Wicks every morning because I had a health checkup this week. Oh, gosh. And I'm very grateful to you.

Speaker 1:

We're not doing that anymore.

Speaker 2:

Oh, we're not doing that. Well, she told me that everything was just too high my blood pressure just a bit too high, my sugar's just a bit too high. Cholesterol just a bit too high.

Speaker 4:

You're just your two grams short. Your voice is just a bit too high.

Speaker 2:

And then I explained it all, but that obviously I don't do enough exercise, which is why I now do Joe Wicks Every day, every day. And I don't feel like doing it. I hate doing it.

Speaker 4:

Because it's just a bit too much.

Speaker 2:

And then the sugars. The sugars, which doesn't help because I know, with Claire going away, I'll probably eat a little bit more biscuits and more chocolate, because I'll get them in, Because Claire will just throw them away if I get them. And what's the other one?

Speaker 3:

that I did do. Would you say that you are grateful for Joe Wicks? Then no, no.

Speaker 2:

No, because you're cheats.

Speaker 3:

Joe Wicks is a cheat he gives you an exercise, and he doesn't do it for the full hour at the time he actually stops and then so makes you break.

Speaker 1:

So would you say that you're actually fitter than Joe Wicks?

Speaker 2:

Well, joe Wicks, eat your heart out. Mate, I'm doing the full exercise and you actually, in a one minute exercise you probably do about 30 seconds. I'm doing the minute, joe, the whole minute. You tell him Look, mark, we he looks like me, though, doesn't he?

Speaker 1:

He does, he does. We soon have to wrap this up, because we're going to eat before bingo.

Speaker 2:

Have we started yet?

Speaker 1:

Yeah, We've just been it.

Speaker 2:

Oh right, I thought we were going to do the podcast. This is the podcast, oh well let's do it.

Speaker 1:

Well, that was kind of it, but I just want to ask you a question, because you've answered.

Speaker 2:

Do you want me to sing by the light of the silvery moon again? No, no not yet.

Speaker 1:

You've answered many of our quick five questions, have I? Yeah, go on, but there's one in particular and I know I'm doing this in the wrong order there's one in particular that I just need to know the answer to.

Speaker 2:

Cool.

Speaker 1:

If you had to hide my lean class.

Speaker 2:

My lean class.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I'm not even going to just say I'm resort. What was she on recently? The TV she was actually at. I didn't tell you this. She was at Sometimes Old Friends the day before us. Oh God, wouldn't that be hilarious.

Speaker 3:

I know We'd have found her. We would have found her.

Speaker 2:

We almost found her.

Speaker 1:

She was within touching distance.

Speaker 2:

And she probably would have gotten the same train.

Speaker 5:

Yeah.

Speaker 2:

Because she would have gone back to Norwich Norfolk, wouldn't she? So, anyway, mark, does she live close to us? I don't know. I don't know if she still lives in Norfolk, where, oh my gosh, my wife is calling me. You can't believe it. Hello, darling, are you really ready? Yes, yes, what are we doing? Going out to eat? Well, you said that. That's why I never cook, jonathan. Well, we're going out to eat. I mean, jack was offering to cook and I said no. No, because I need. You can do that if you want. No, I want to spend time with you, darling, because you're away. For 10 days I've been telling everyone that you are away. I'm going to really miss you.

Speaker 2:

I'll really be upset there must be something else that you're thinking about there, because you know, I mean, that's not the same mark that I know. Well, there you are, darling Thanks. So I am literally. Yes, we've got two or three minutes left and I'll be on my way, okay, well did Jack.

Speaker 3:

when he come, I'm all right. Thanks, I'm cooking for Henry. He's here.

Speaker 2:

I turned down Jack's offer and Henry. By the way, claire loved my chicken casserole. Oh, it was all yours, that's right. I'm glad you like that and the dumplings.

Speaker 3:

Claire, I love your kale. Lots of love, darling Goodbye. What a lovely cameo. What I thought what was you going to?

Speaker 1:

ask me when would you hide my lean class?

Speaker 3:

In a game of hide and seek. In a game of hide and seek.

Speaker 1:

You've got to hide her. She can never be found.

Speaker 3:

In my shed my because nobody has got it in there.

Speaker 2:

No, it's DIY. I don't do anything. I really don't use the shed. In fact, do you remember I bought the shed on?

Speaker 1:

lockdown. Yeah, I do, you tried to put it up in the wind.

Speaker 2:

I mean I won't put it up in the end, but to the shed fairy, the shed fairy put it up.

Speaker 4:

But no, that's where my lean class would be.

Speaker 2:

I'd even make it a little chair for that little.

Speaker 1:

How considerate I?

Speaker 2:

would, I would and go and visit her most days.

Speaker 3:

I've got a question for you. If you were given an elephant and you couldn't sell it or give it away, what would you do with the elephant?

Speaker 2:

I would open a pet zoo. Yeah, I would say come and see my elephant and charge people. Yeah, people look at this trunk. Well, it's something you would have to do, wouldn't it? Because if you can't sell, it.

Speaker 4:

Where would you keep?

Speaker 2:

it what I would make? A very high fence. Obviously not me, but the shed fairy would come and put a little fence and then open up for open house for coming. Mind you, the park next door to my house, that's convenient. I'd deal for that. He could pick up that tree that you're trying to get rid of. Keep nudging that bloody great big tree I've got yeah.

Speaker 1:

If there was a fire in your house, a fire, all of your families say, if everyone's out, yes, but you can only take one item with you. What are you?

Speaker 2:

taking I would take my golf trophy.

Speaker 3:

Your one golf trophy.

Speaker 2:

What my golf trophy? Why why? Because, I'm not a winner. I'm really not a winner Is it, the only trophy. You have Well all golf trophies. They all believe I'm a bandit.

Speaker 1:

You've never won a team award, no, never won anything.

Speaker 2:

No awards, so I've actually, because my high handicap I'm a 28.

Speaker 1:

I tell you, what that means.

Speaker 2:

Well, it's the highest it could go. Mind you, it can go up even higher. At one time I'd put a dress on to get the ladies handicap as well, just to make a point and play golf in a dress. Some of your golf and I won, by the way, with a 35. People want to team with me, henry because I'm a bandit.

Speaker 1:

I won a team with you, I would play golf regularly.

Speaker 2:

I'd play it once in a blue moon.

Speaker 3:

I think that would be a good little day for us three when we played golf Five lakes. I think we should add that to the road promises list. A slot should go for a game of golf.

Speaker 2:

Yes, as long as I've got a buggy, because I don't want to walk it anymore.

Speaker 1:

We can get you a buggy. Look, mark, is that it? It's been an absolute plage.

Speaker 2:

Well, I'm amazed, before you get it. Before you get it, I've got something else.

Speaker 3:

I think we need to give you a new role within our all-exclusive board table.

Speaker 1:

Thank, you, board of directors, thank you.

Speaker 3:

And today we've decided what's your choice.

Speaker 1:

You're going to be our new moon song curator.

Speaker 2:

Thank you, Henry.

Speaker 1:

So you.

Speaker 2:

Do you want a?

Speaker 1:

list of songs. The moon songs.

Speaker 3:

I also think, though I'm hearing as well as saying I think oh God, you've done that.

Speaker 2:

I think we should.

Speaker 3:

We will twirl you in your agony aunt thing.

Speaker 2:

So if anybody Therapist A therapist.

Speaker 3:

If anybody has got any small concerns on their daily lives and they want to put it forward for Mark's therapy sessions, send them in, obviously on Facebook.

Speaker 1:

You can send them in on Messenger, or we'll also put an anonymous link on Facebook for you to send completely anonymous messages to us as well.

Speaker 3:

So you can send in your Anything you want to hear Mark's advice on. It's like a little advice section from Mark and you can confess things. You can ask for advice on something. You can just update him and see what he is going to respond with.

Speaker 2:

I think I'm loving that I've got to retwire sometimes.

Speaker 4:

By side.

Speaker 2:

I've heard I crumbled at the end.

Mark Brewer Returns to Exclusive Podcast
Moon and Old Songs Discussion
Embarrassing Train Bathroom; Standing Up
Coin Designs and Musical Theatre Experience
Awards, Fitness, and Random Questions
Bandit Golf and New Role