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Watch ‘Sell Your Nan’

Or to give the song it’s full title: ‘Would You Sell Your Nan Down The River For A Hit?’. This is the bonus song from Golden Ears episode two with Gary Gold from Fingers In Pies asking dad-manager Neil Sparks whether his band really really want it.   You can

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Golden Ears – Ep 2 out now!

Dad-manager Neil Sparks gets the train to London for his breakfast meetings to have a munch and some brunch and then maybe a spot of lunch with various music industry movers and shakers, but possibly bites off more than he can chew.  Meanwhile, Black Pig landlady Joyce tries to calm

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Watch ‘Breakfast Meeting’ vid

Dad-manager Neil Sparks visits his deceased wife Sally to tell her about his breakfast meeting in London but can’t help breaking into song. And in case you are wondering ‘Breakfast Meeting’ is the episode 1 bonus song from Golden Ears. And Golden Ears is a new sitcom-podcast about a dad-manager called Neil

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#1 Lotus

Not made the Lido today. Frustrating because it’s the perfect day for a swim. Foggy and miserable. The trees are bare and the beauty of autumn is over.  The pavements are slippery, covered in leaves wet with rain. My 12-year-old boy and I have appointments at the Royal Free Hospital

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Lotus

Not made the Lido today. Frustrating because it’s the perfect day for a swim. Foggy and miserable. The trees are bare and the beauty of autumn is over.  The pavements are slippery, covered in leaves wet with rain. My 12-year-old boy and I have appointments at the Royal Free Hospital

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Golden Ears – Ep 1 out now!

It’s been a long time coming but here it is. Golden Ears is a new sitcom-podcast about a dad-manager, a toilet-venue, and a dog called Memphis.  It may contain the odd song and animation along the way too. Dad manager Neil is unable to contain his excitement as he is

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Watch Golden Ears Trailer

Golden Ears is a new sitcom-podcast set in the grassroots of the UK music industry featuring a dad-manger, a toilet venue and a dog called Memphis. It may include the odd song and animation along the way. Series set up: Recently widowed Neil Sparks has a dead-end office job in

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#3 The Sigh

Even though I like swimming and I like the exercise and the stretching and all that, it is not the real reason I go. It’s for the hot shower afterwards. And it’s not even the hot shower; it’s the physical thing that happens to my body. It releases a long

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#2 The Blue Rectangle

I often bang on about my local lido to anyone who will listen. It’s a large red brick building on Hampstead Heath, which looks a bit imposing. But to us lifers, it’s a sanctuary from the outside world – a happy prison. Inside is a big blue rectangle of unheated

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