Saturday, October 19, 2019

A NEW POEM - 10 YEARS IN THE MAKING!!



A NEW DITTY FROM MR. YETI!

Hello beasties!

This time we'll be talking about new podcasts and also unveiling a new poem from Mister Yeti!

First up though, new episodes of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST as we draw ever closer to episode 300... Okay, so it's still a dozen shows away, but we'll be there by late November or early December!

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 288:

THE MEN WITH THE GOLDEN TUNES...

Here we are for episode 288! Paul and Martin H from Round The Archives discuss writing and poetry - before moving on to music of a James Bond- kind; with quite a few big hits - on both sides of the pond! Our next episode, #289 sees us catching up with Freakquincy from The Gay Wasteland; we also catch up with the regulars! Do join us, won't you?! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments - you can even send me a sound-file and I'll include it on the show. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. Sound effects by Paul Chandler and Soundbible. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler. This episode was recorded on the 3rd August 2019.

This episode can be downloaded on iTunes, Acast, Podbean and also from Soundcloud at the following link:

288: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-288-the-men-with-the-golden-tunes

This time we're catching up with Freakquincy from The Gay Wasteland in a chat from August 2019...


THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 289:

SHY YETI GETS HIS FREAK ON... AGAIN!

Here we are for episode 289! Paul catches up with Freakquincy from The Gay Wasteland podcast to find out what he's been up to since they last chatted back in Autumn 2018. We also have verse - chat with the regulars and some Sutton Park clips from back in the 1990s! Our next episode, #290 sees us receiving two party invites which clash, as they occur on the same night; Dameus's Stag-do and Bettina's Hen Night! Don't worry - there will be time to go to both if you come along with us; so do join us, won't you?! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments - you can even send me a sound-file and I'll include it on the show. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. Sound effects by Paul Chandler and Soundbible. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler. Episode 289 was recorded on the 14th August 2019, with Sutton Park clips from episodes 2597 and 2598 recorded on the 29th November 1998. Thanks to all who feature in this antique footage and also to Freakquincy for making time to record the show with me during a very busy day! *applauds* 

This episode can be downloaded on iTunes, Acast, Podbean and also from Soundcloud at the following link:

289: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-289-shy-yeti-gets-his-freak-on-again

Next up - we're out on the town for Dameus's stag-do, whilst staying in for a girl's night with Bettina!



THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 290:

A HEN NIGHT AND A STAG-DO!

Here we are for episode 290! It is the night of Bettina's Hen Night and Dameus's Stag-Do and the two evenings really couldn't be more different. Dameus and the boys are having a night on the town whilst Bettina and Tappie are having a relaxing, gossip-filled girl's night in!! Both evenings start off well - but there are also some home-truths hidden amongst the merriment! Big big thanks to my extra special guest, Mr Toppie Smellie from The Smellcast and also to Jay The Hauntcub for his help. Our next episode, #291 sees us facing the menace of the Shelving Imps during a visit to Mr Yeti's library! Do join us, won't you?! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments - you can even send me a sound-file and I'll include it on the show. The music is by Shy Yeti, Harry F and Luca. Sound effects by Paul Chandler and Soundbible. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler. This episode was recorded on the 4th August 2019, with some additional inserts recorded on the 13th, 14th and 17th October 2019 - and with Sutton Park clips recorded during Winter 1998.

This episode can be downloaded on iTunes, Acast, Podbean and also from Soundcloud at the following link:

290: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-290-a-hen-night-and-a-stag-do

Next up we have some photos! Here we see the many faces of handsome cat podcaster, Deeley Chandler who has just celebrated his 15th birthday; happy birthday fur-face - we loves ya lots... 


Next time we'll be catching up with The Beargrrrian Gazette; it'll be good to chat with them again and to tell them what we've been getting up to on the podcast and with my writing; also some of the things that I have planned before the end of the year and into 2020...

That's all for now!! Take care - more soon, Yeti hugs, 

Paul (aka Shy Yeti) xx

P.S. Here we have a new poem - one that I've actually been working on since 2010!!



BAD TORO!!

What a bad, bad toro…
He is deserving of our scorn!
He is a bull who should know better -
Than to poke one with his horn!
He is a bull who has no morals…
He is a bull who’s full of rage!
He is a bull who is dramatic –
Who ought to live life on the stage!
But he’s too busy being wicked –
With a head that’s full of sin…
Halt now! Stop before you start –
There is no good way to begin…


What a bad, bad toro…
He has no respect at all!
He shows no shame for his behaviour -
It’s like you’re talking to the wall!
Why does he think it’s fine to be –
Such a complete and utter prick!
Out there frolicking each night –
Until he makes himself feel sick!
He was spotted on the lawn -
Sun-bathing wearing just his hat!
Oh, He has such an attitude -
Why is he such an utter twat!?!


What a bad, bad toro…
He is becoming quite a bore…
He thinks he’s acting very clever -
Thinks he’s quite above the law!
Well, let me tell him, that he isn’t -
He’s just a self-entitled lout…
I’m not even being mean -
And I am not wracked with doubt!
He needs teaching a good lesson -
Although I wonder if he’d learn!
All he cares about is money or -
How much from us he might earn!


What a bad, bad toro…
He’s showing off; he’s such a twit…
Strutting off about the town -
In swanky strides that do not fit!
He doesn’t seem to care at all -
What people think of what he’s wearing!
There with his bottom hanging out…
So very keen on over-sharing!
Some seem to think that he’s well-meaning -
Or that his heart is oh-so full…
But I am going to tell you straight now -
That bad toro; he just talks a load of bull!


BAD TORO
10/04/2010 - 27/09/2019

This poem was nearly 10 years in the writing - not that I was constantly working on it across those years, of course! The idea first came to me in April 2010 - I think the title relates to a cartoon I saw when in Spain during one of my trips over there; although I'm not sure how much was written that far back. I do know that most recently I returned to in June 2018, October 2018, January 2019, May 2019 and then finally finished it in September 2019; completing verse 3 and writing all of verse 4. During late September I was writing a line or two every day for over a week until it was finished and then on the 27th I made it a plot point of one of my post-300 episodes of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST which will either be out sometime in December 2019 or possibly not until January 2020.


SHY LIFE PODCAST SHOWS...

COMING SOON!!


October is speeding by - with lots of exciting new episodes in the pipe-line on the run up to episode 300! Our schedule list does tend to change every time I post, but right about now this is a pretty good guide to the episodes that we are hoping to release over the next few months; not to forget our monthly LIVE episode! Anyway - take a look at what else we have in store...

Anyway, here is our current schedule!

291. Shy Yeti And The Bite Of The Shelving Imp!

In which Mr Yeti encounters a shelving imp in his library and it doesn't end well!

292. Live Pride48 Show - October 2019

Paul and the regulars are back in the studio for their ever-unpredictable live show for October!

293. 1978 - You're The One That I Want!

Paul and Nick discuss 1978 - a year that is full of hits and which will probably get you dancing!

294. The Shy Life Halloween Episode - 2019

The Shy Life team do their best to pull together a Halloween episode for 2019.

295. Whatever Happened To Dusty The Scone-Eating Dandelion!?

Paul and the team receive a tip-off about an elusive acquaintance of theirs - Dusty The Scone-Eating Dandelion who went missing under mysterious circumstances some time ago... Paul, Yeti Uncle John and Calum head off to The Isle Of Wight in search of their friend; but will they find him!?!

296. Live Pride48 Show - November 2019

Paul and the regulars are back in the studio for their ever-unpredictable live show for October!

297. Shy Yeti's 2019 Birthday Diary

Paul is away for his birthday - and this is the diary that he recorded during his week off!

298. Goodbye To...

When one of their favourite podcasts calls it a day the gang worry about how Ikk will take the news!

299. Getting Ready For The Big Day!

Paul catches up with the regulars as the date of the big wedding draws closer - all seems quite normal until Ikk uncovers a sinister hidden message...

300. Bettina and Dameus - The Wedding Of The Year!

It's the wedding of the year - but will it go smoothly; you'll have to listen and find out...

301. The One After The Wedding!

Paul and Co. report back about things that have happened since the wedding! Mysteries deepen!

302. We Have Detected An Alien In Disguise!

Ikk and Cromitty detect an alien in disguise who is living far closer to them than they ever expected!

303. The Shy Life (Poetry Collection) - 10th Anniversary show

Paul heads out and about to celebrate the third of three 10 year poetry anniversaries during 2019.

304. Shy Yeti And The Podfading Charity Event!

Paul and Co. report back about things that have happened since the wedding! Mysteries deepen!

305. Shy Yeti Gets Back To Scotland!

We join Paul and Calum as they head back to Dunbar for a few days. Nessie is having problems and seeks help with the podcast gang. Meanwhile Paul's management is keen that Paul should offer himself as Nessie's exclusive biographer; only Nessie really doesn't want to be interviewed as he has a very large secret! We also speak to Lisa and Trowby about some quite obscure "mythical" beasties.

306. His Name Is Shy Yeti - But You Can Call Him Bob!

Paul gets anxious about getting called by the wrong name in a coffee shop and the regulars chat!

307. Charlie Grrr and The Pie With The Pastry Plumage!

Charlie relates the tale of the pie with the pastry plumage... Not everyone is impressed!

308. Dr Ikk Will See You Now!

Bettina is in hospital - Yeti Uncle John visits Tallulah - and Ikk gets his tentacles out to help Paul!

309. Shy Yeti And The Bubble Of Time!

An accident during one of Ikk's experiments leaves some of the cast trapped in a time-bubble! Yikes!

310. A Catchy Tune... But It's Too Much Information!

Harry asks Paul whether he'd help sing another song with him - but this time he calls in old friend Tallulah Twinklehorn to give him a few extra singing lessons!

311. Lost Episodes, Radio Days and A Returning Guest!

This episode we chat with a special guest and also dip into the Yeti Archives to take a peek at a lost episode that was never completed back in 2018 - all that and we're also back on Radio Wey!

312. Live Pride48 Show - December 2019

Paul and the regulars are back in the studio for their ever-unpredictable live show for October!

313. Christmas Stories From The Archives...

Paul shares a previously untold story about when they went to visit Albert The Dragon just before Christmas last year - whilst elsewhere there is drama for some of the rest of the cast!

314. Christmas And New Year Diary...

Paul shares some of what he got up to during his Christmas And New Year break!

315. A Surprise Visitor!

Mr Yeti receives a surprise visitor - and there is plenty of chatter!

316. Ikk's Questions Round The Archives!

Ikk has questions for the RTA gang - but will Yeti Uncle John's curiosity get the better of him!?

317. Hits Of The Jubilee Year!

Nick and I discuss the big hits of 1977 as we approach the 1970s backwards... Weird, aye!?!

318. Keeping Mum...

Nick and I share more interesting conversations with our mothers!

319. Groove Is In The Love Shack!

Nick and I discuss the big hits of 1990 on both sides of the pond!

320. Robot Big Fatty Update!

We join Paul and the gang to see how the Big Fatty Robot is coping with life on The Shy Life little show...

321-3??. Shy Life Podcast Review Episodes For 2019!

Plans for the 2019 Review episodes are already under-way - with a number of guests lined up!

32?-3??. Live Shows For The Christmas And New Year Break!

There will be a number of live episodes over Christmas and New Year - TBC!


### Additionally:

There will - most probably - be live shows every month; but we also have plenty of other episodes either in planning or partially recorded. 

### The Return Of Dameus The Interviewer

Dameus interviews all manner of podcasting celebrities as part of his return to the chat-show circuit.

### The Will Of The People

There is bad feeling in Shy Life Podcast-land when the "will of the people" threatens to cause trouble for the show!

### The Truth About The Shy Life Podcast!

We look back at some of the scandal that has affected the little show over the years - the lives - the loves and maybe we'll even learn the truth about who pushed Zap down the stairs in episode 200!

### The New Caretaker / "Where's Me Booook!?"

What with Yeti Uncle John often being up in space - Bettina gives Paul the details of a caretaker who used to work on her Estate... It seems like a good idea until it becomes evident that this gentleman swings from being extremely lazy to shovelling every last thing into a bin bag... What ever will happen when he reaches the basement and finds all the tat in Cromitty's laboratory; what will happen to all those priceless Sutton Park tapes? For that matter will Cuthbert make it through the night!?!

### Re-connecting With The Past

Paul catches up with Cromitty and Martin and is excited to learn that Cuthbert has a few added advances that makes it possible to re-connect with the past via old episodes of SUTTON PARK... Ikk is slightly doubtful about it all - but he and Paul soon get to experience the process first-hand. Unfortunately his upgrade also unearths the control of a certain app that was once installed on him! 

### Bettina and the robot butler

This episode sees Paul visiting Bettina only to find out that the house has recently become robotically automated; also Wifey Jo play a card game with Cuthbert.

### The Continuing Mystery Of Long Lost Cousin Algernon

A number of episodes that involve Martin's investigation into Long Lost Cousin Algernon. What will he find?

### Gordon The Crypt-keeper In Need!

Gordon is back - but he has recently lost his job! Mr Yeti does his best to try and help him out...

### Bits And Bobs and Bobs And Bits - Mk 2

More clips from the archives and recent conversations that don't have a home!!

### Shy Yeti And The Shame Inspectors

Shy Yeti gets more than he expects when he receives a visit from Isaac and Declan from That's A Shame podcast - they are constantly on the lookout for Shame sources - but this time they have Paul in their sights!

### Behind The Scenes - Fiction Within Fiction!

Paul looks back at how he used to film Sutton Park behind the scenes on some of Nick's films - with clips from both Tide Of Freedom and Evil Trophy and the equally as dramatic Sutton Park episodes recorded during these productions. 

### Shy Yeti's Three Birthday Treats!

Paul reflects on three treats that he had for his recent birthday - involving activities with Nick concerning Paul's manager, the usual silliness with Toppie and a trip away with Jay and Ikk; all these treats are quite unusual to say the very least... 

### Episode One Billion

We look forward a year or two to see how things are going for The Shy Life Podcast as we hit episode One Billion. Things are a little more advanced - but all the gang are still on board!!

### The First Last Shy Life Podcast Episode

This is the last episode of The Shy Life Podcast episode... or is it? 
(Recorded in July 2019 - but not scheduled for release, as yet)

### The Second Last Shy Life Podcast Episode

This is our Second attempt at a last episode of The Shy Life Podcast... Might it be real this time!?


This post and all contents - except @MAW_H's doodles - are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2019

Friday, October 04, 2019

FORTHCOMING EPISODES OF THE SHOW...

A YETI IN GREATER DETAIL...

Hello beasties!

This time on the blog we're going to be looking at recent episodes of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST that have been released - but I'll also be discussing some of the episodes in more detail that are coming up over October into November as we come closer to our "wedding of the year" for episode 300...

First up though, we're celebrating another anniversary - 10 years of CAVEMAN LOGIC...

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 284:

SHY YETI AND THE FORTUNE TELLER...

Here we are for episode 284! Paul reflects on a previously unheard adventure with the regulars involving a fortune teller and a vision of a possible future! Paul introduces us to his new co-hosts - and goodness me - they really are a very odd bunch! Our next episode, #285 sees Nick paying a visit and the two friends discussing some of 1983's big hits! Do join us, won't you?! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments - you can even send me a sound-file and I'll include it on the show. The music is by Shy Yeti, Harry F and Luca. Sound effects by Paul Chandler and Soundbible. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler. This episode was recorded between the 3rd and 4th April 2018, with extra links recorded on the 20th of August 2019. We also present clips from episodes 1908-09 of Sutton Park - recorded in January 1998.

This episode can be downloaded on iTunes, Acast, Podbean and also from Soundcloud at the following link:

284: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-284-shy-yeti-and-the-fortune-teller

Next up, Nick pays a visit to my flat - for probably the first time in over a decade...


THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 285:

WHEN NICK BROUGHT 1983 TO VISIT!

Here we are for episode 285! Paul and Deeley have a guest - it's old friend Nick Goodman; we go to lunch first though and complete a chat about the big musical hits of 1983 that we begun two years ago! Our next episode, #286 sees us facing a rather snooty Shy Yeti who has - quite frankly - gotten far too big for his boots; but why!? Thank you to Nick for all his help with this show! Do join us, won't you?! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments - you can even send me a sound-file and I'll include it on the show. The music is by Shy Yeti, Harry F and Luca. Sound effects by Paul Chandler. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2019. Episode 285 was recorded on the 20th of July 2019, with Sutton Park clips recorded during December 1998... 

This episode can be downloaded on iTunes, Acast, Podbean and also from Soundcloud at the following link:

285: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-285-when-nick-brought-1983-to-visit

This time Mr Yeti is getting a bit full of himself - check it out; you won't believe it!!

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 286:

DO NOT MEET THE GAZE OF THE GREAT SHY YETI!

Here we are for episode 286! In which Shy Yeti appears to be getting a bit too big for his boots - or is there more to it than that!? Our next episode, #287 sees a long-promised flashback concerning our March 2019 trip to Venice to find out exactly what was going on behind the scenes. Do join us, won't you?! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments - you can even send me a sound-file and I'll include it on the show. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. Sound effects by Paul Chandler. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler. Episode 286 was recorded between the 8th and 9th August 2019, with Sutton Park clips recorded during December 1998.

This episode can be downloaded on iTunes, Acast, Podbean and also from Soundcloud at the following link:

286: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-286-do-not-meet-the-gaze-of-the-great-shy-yeti

Moving on... This time I wanted to tell you a little bit more about the next batch of episodes, coming soon - with a little more detail than you usually get. The schedule is constantly changing - so I'll just tell you about the episodes themselves - they'll be out at some stage! I won't discuss any of the live episodes - as I mostly don't know what will happen in them until they are recorded; but I do intend to do a live episode a month, plus Christmas and New Year specials as occurred in both 2017 and 2018.

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 287:

SHY YETI AND THE VENICE EXPERIMENT!

Here we are for episode 287! This time we finally learn what else occurred during Paul's trip to Venice back in March 2019... We heard the travelogue version of this trip back in episode 242, but this time we hear about Cromitty's experiment - for he has invented a doodah and it can even fly! Paul and Yeti Uncle John are out in Venice with Bettina and Dameus to trial it out, whilst Cromitty is back in London giving instructions to Toppie Smellie and Aunt Tappie over in America! It truly is an international venture! No only that but Mr Trowbridge's scientific advice is called upon! Hopefully Charlie Grrr won't be too cross that all the attention isn't on his gallery exhibition! Thank you to everyone who took part! Our next episode, #288 sees Paul and Martin H from Round The Archives discuss writing - before moving on to music of a James Bond-shaped kind... There were quite a few big hits - on both sides of the pond! Do join us, won't you?! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments - you can even send me a sound-file and I'll include it on the show. The music is by Shy Yeti, Harry F and Luca. Sound effects by Paul Chandler and Soundbible. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler. Episode 287 was recorded between the 11th March and the 1st October 2019 - location work in Venice occurred during March, with further recording throughout the summer into the autumn; it's a real jigsaw puzzle!!

This episode can be downloaded on iTunes, Acast, Podbean and also from Soundcloud at the following link:

287: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-287-shy-yeti-and-the-venice-experiment

Next up - I'm going to tell you a little more about some of our recently released and forthcoming episodes of the show; with some of the behind the scenes stories about how they were made... The schedule is constantly changing - so I'll just tell you about the episodes themselves - they'll be out at some stage! I won't discuss any of the live episodes - as I mostly don't know what will happen in them until they are recorded; but I do intend to do a live episode a month, plus Christmas and New Year specials as occurred in both 2017 and 2018.

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST...

Shy Yeti And The Fortune Teller

Paul reflects on a previously unheard adventure with the regulars involving a fortune teller and a vision of a possible future!

Just released - but I just wanted to say a couple of things about it! This is an episode that I recorded in April 2018 which somehow escaped being released - it has some similarities with the episode I recorded for our 2019 April Fool's Day episode, although if I remember correctly the idea of there being new regulars on the show came from our 2018 April Fool's Day edition... This episode also sees a surprise appearance by one other character - but I really can't tell you who!

The Men With The Golden Tunes!!

Paul and Martin H from Round The Archives discuss writing and whatnot - before moving on to music of a James Bond-shaped kind... There were quite a few big hits - on both sides of the pond!

This is an episode that Martin Holmes and I recorded in August - the day before the show that was recently released with Martin, Andrew, Lisa and I discussing art and R.T.A. This episode works as a companion-piece to our chat with Nick and Andy about James Bond in that we take specifically about the music from Bond films. That said, the first half of the show is more about our experiences of writing and podcasting.

Whatever Happened To Dusty The Scone-Eating Dandelion!?

Paul and the team receive a tip-off about an acquaintance of theirs - Dusty The Scone-Eating Dandelion who went missing under mysterious circumstances some time ago... Paul, Yeti Uncle John and Calum head off to The Isle Of Wight in search of their friend; but will they find him!?!

An episode that has been finished for a while - but I know it's going to be an episode that might take a little while to edit and so I need to choose my moment... In essense it is a slightly more complicated holiday diary episode - in that there is also a plot-line to be taken into consideration! It was recorded back in late May and early June 2019 and I'm looking forward to finally putting it together.

What Else Went On In Venice...

We finally learn what else occurred during Paul's trip to Venice back in March...

Just released! This is an episode that was recorded alongside a diary episode that I recorded in Venice back in March - although most of the dialogue was recorded back in London on my return... Originally I was planning on releasing this a lot closer to the time of the actual Venice diary episode - but it's nice in a way to be able to spread out my only overseas trip of 2019 over a longer period. When I began work on editing it in late September / early October 2019 I realised that I still needed to record quite a bit more dialogue - but was able to record as required as I edited. I also recorded a chatty scene at the end of the episode looking back. There wasn't that much material actually recorded in Venice for this episode (only one or two scenes), but a lot of the background sound recorded during my March 2019 visit was able to be re-used to set the scene. The material with Toppie and Tappie was recorded soon after my return from that trip and the episode came together rather like a jigsaw puzzle.

Do Not Meet The Gaze Of The Great Shy Yeti!

In which Shy Yeti appears to be getting a bit too big for his boots - or is there more to it than that!?

This is an episode which was inspired by reading a story (maybe true, maybe not!) about an actor who had written into his contract that lower members of the film crew should never make eye contact with him... Whether true or not it made me so mad to think about it that I had to record an episode related to the Control Incorporated plot-line about what might happen if Paul treated the regulars in the same way. It was great fun to record this one and to get to act like a diva for an hour or so...

When Nick Brought 1983 To Visit!

Paul and Deeley have a guest to their little house - and some 1980s musical discussions occur too!

Also recently released; sooner than expected! This is a funny little episode - partly about Nick coming to visit my flat for the first time in many years and partly a short chat about the big hits of 1983; finishing a topic that we began back in 2017. We were hoping that Deeley would come and say hello - but in fact he wasn't especially sociable; although there was a re-match in late September 2019 which went a lot better I am pleased to announce - and we recorded that visit too!

Hen Nights And Stag-Dos - The Bettina And Dameus Way!

It is the night of Bettina's Hen Night and Dameus's Stag-Do and the two evening really couldn't be more different!!

Toppie and I had great fun ad-libbing this one - as a run-up to the wedding of the year coming up in episode 300... The two "parties" couldn't be more different - Dameus is out with the lads (and Toppie continues to get drunk even when drinking sparkling water!), whilst Bettina and Aunt Tappie spend a quieter evening reflecting on both past and future. I pretty much decided at time of recording that this episode would be number 290 - 10 episodes before the big day!

The Shy Life Halloween Episode - 2019

The Shy Life team do their best to pull together a Halloween episode for 2019.

As usual I recorded our Halloween episode months in advance, whilst down in Kent during August, although I did add a scene or two after that. It's a bit of a "magazine" episode full of sketches, spooky poems and special guests and as usual it pokes fun at this particular "holiday". A late edition to the recording is a poem called I WAS A TEENAGE WERE-BADGER which took me a couple of years to complete, but which I finished at the very start of October and so wanted to include.

Getting Freaky Again!

Paul and the gang catch up with Freakquincy from The Gay Wasteland for a bit of a chat about creativity and music!

Another episode recorded whilst I was down in Kent during August 2019 - and along with some yeti story-telling and Sutton Park clips we have a quick (ish) chat with Freakquincy who we last spoke to back in Autumn 2018.

Shy Yeti's 2019 Birthday Diary

Paul is away for his birthday - and this is the diary that he recorded during his week off!

One of two birthday episodes - the other being a flight of fantasy about a genie in a bottle which I will say more about once it is recorded and ready to be editing! This particular show will be a diary of my birthday trip; up in London and then later in Colchester. Who knows what may happen!?

Shy Yeti Gets Back To Scotland!

We join Paul and Calum as they head back to Dunbar to help Nessie out with a few problems...

This is an episode that was recorded on location back in late-July 2019 - although much of the dialogue was recorded on my return back in London... Recording in Dunbar tends to be minimal - partly because it's usually quite breezy up that way as it's by the sea and also because we tend to go back to the same locations - so there aren't quite so many new places to talk about and so I usually bring in a story-line.

1978 - You're The One That I Want!

Paul and Nick discuss 1978 - a year that is full of hits and which will probably get you dancing!

This is an episode that Nick and I recorded to join our series of chats about the big hits of the 1970s, 80s and 90s... Nick was 10 in 1978 - whilst I was only 5; so I don't remember all the songs from the time - although, of course I've caught up since then!

Shy Yeti And The Bite Of The Shelving Imp!

In which Mr Yeti encounters a shelving imp in his library and it doesn't end well!

This episode was recording in mid-September and is a story about what happened when Mr Yeti gets bitten by a shelving imp whilst working in his library. It was recorded over 3 lunchtimes between the 17th and 19th of September down in the Library Podcasting Studios and also features plenty of appearances by the regulars and even Bettina and Dameus. It has been scheduled just before episode 300 - which is rapidly approaching. Watch this space - it's coming soon!

Getting Ready For The Big Day...

Paul catches up with the regulars as the date of the big wedding draws closer - all seems quite normal until Ikk uncovers a sinister hidden message...

I recorded this one in mid-September - knowing at the time that it would end up being scheduled as episode 299. I had a plotline set aside concerning Aunt Tappie's podcast that I was yet to use and suddenly realised that it might work well as a prelude to episode 300. It was one that I was able to record in two lunchtime recording sessions on the 11th and 12th September and which I will set aside until episode 300 is ready to be released, hopefully around late November or early December.

The Wedding Of Bettina Du Pres and Dameus Twinklehorn!

Paul heads out and about to celebrate the third of three 10 year poetry anniversaries during 2019.

This is probably our biggest episode of 2019 - episode 300 - the wedding of the year! I'm presuming that this means it'll be out by mid to late November. As long as it occurs somewhere after my birthday and before our Christmas episodes; perhaps it'll end up being our Thanksgiving Special! I've been recording some guest cameos for this edition - but I'll be doing the main bulk of the recording with friend of the show, Toppie Smellie of The Smellcast.

After The Wedding!

Paul and the gang report back about things that have happened since the recent wedding!

This episode was recorded in late September 2019 - actually a day or two before I'd recorded the min scenes for episode 300; it kind of gave me a bit of a framework for what went on in that important episode! I definitely felt that I would need an episode after 300 to follow up from events from our "big day!" In fact I've been recording follow up episodes involving this plot-line whenever I get the chance and they will fit alongside whatever other shows we have to put out very late this year and into early 2020 - I have a vision and episode 400 is already in my sights!

We Have Detected An Alien In Disguise!

Ikk and Cromitty detect an alien in disguise who is living far closer to them than they ever expected!

I can't really say a lot about this episode as it might spoil the surprise - at time of writing it isn't yet recorded - but what I can say is that it is a "living memorial" to a very important member of the cast!

Charlie Grrr and The Pie With The Pastry Plumage!

Charlie relates the tale of the pie with the pastry plumage... Not everyone is impressed!

This is an episode that I have been intending to record for a while and which I eventually began work on in September. It was originally going to part of another episode connected to my return to Venice back in March - but in the end it turned into an excuse for Charlie Grrr to tell a fire-side tale of murder, mystery and pies that he was caught up in some while ago.

A Catchy Tune... But It's Too Much Information!

Harry asks Paul whether he'd help sing another song with him - but this time he calls in old friend Tallulah Twinklehorn to give him a few extra singing lessons!

This is an episode that I recorded back in August - mostly when I was away in Kent for my summer holiday, although some of it was completed on my return. This edition is another excuse to include material recorded by myself when Harry and I were recording one of his new songs. We've done this before - recording a song called "Dan" down in Kent back in November - but this time the song was called "Too Much Information (TMI)" and I was required to sing the verse. This episode winds those recordings into a story about Mr Yeti going for singing lessons with Dameus's sister, Tallulah.

The Shy Life (Poetry Collection) - 10th Anniversary show

Paul heads out and about to celebrate the third of three 10 year poetry anniversaries during 2019.

This is an episode that celebrates the 10th anniversary of my poetry collection, The Shy Life, which is where our show gets its name. I recorded this whilst away in Kent for my summer holiday in August 2019 - originally I had intended to record more out and about, only the weather wasn't good enough!


Lost Episodes, Radio Days and A Returning Guest!

This episode we chat with a special guest and also dip into the Yeti Archives to take a peek at a lost episode that was never completed back in 2018 - all that and we're also back on Radio Wey!

There is a history to this episode! Originally I was aiming to release an episode of unfinished editions of the show, but when I came to it I discovered that one of those episodes was almost complete and could be released in its own right; however there was one segment that I could include but which wasn't enough to release on its own. Anyway - so this particular show will be made up of that segment and maybe some shorter episodes; either Radio Wey material or a chat with Bev or Wifey Jo.

Christmas Stories From The Archives...

Paul shares a previously untold story about when they went to visit Albert The Dragon just before Christmas last year - whilst meanwhile there is drama for some of the rest of the cast!

Our Christmas episode this year also contains material that was recorded last year but which was never used... There's a lot going on - and some of it we haven't even begun recording yet!

Christmas And New Year Diary...

Paul shares some of what he got up to during his Christmas And New Year break!

I think I've done this every year that we've run the show - it's always fun to do - and it makes the Christmas season just that little bit more fun for me; I'm not the biggest fan of Christmas at the best of times - but since starting the podcast doing the Christmas diary episode has given me a project to focus on during this sometimes quite quiet and unsociable season of the year...

Keeping Mum...

Nick and I share more interesting conversations with our mothers!


This is an episode which features a more recent chat with mum and material that Nick recorded with his own mother before her passing in Summer 2018.

Robot Big Fatty Update!

We join Paul and Co. to see how the Big Fatty Robot is coping with life on The Shy Life little show!

I've not yet completed this episode - but I'll get there eventually; it follows on from an episode I did with Robot Big Fatty who went missing at the end of our episode all about the 3000 episodes of Big Fatty Online... That said - there's no big rush as Robot Big Fatty can be away for as long as I need him to be really - there's a lot of other things happening on the show during Autumn 2019!

Groove Is In The Love Shack!

Nick and I discuss the big hits of 1990 on both sides of the pond!

In this episode Nick and I discuss the big hits of 1990! This is probably the beginning of the end for Nick's knowledge of music as far as being a regular follower of the charts...


Shy Life Podcast Review Episodes For 2019!

Plans for the 2019 Review episodes are already under-way - with a number of guests lined up!

A series of episodes covering the shows that we've released during 2019 - I'll have a number of guests who have been involved in the recording of the series and we'll have some contributions from "the regulars" too. As yet I'm not quite sure how many episodes there will be concerning this; we'll see!

Next time we'll be talking about Halloween and I'll be looking forward to a birthday trip away!

That's all for now! Take care - more soon,

Yeti hugs,

Paul (aka Shy Yeti) xx

P.S. Thanks to Round The Archives' Martin Holmes for the artwork used in this post!

SHY LIFE PODCAST SHOWS...

COMING SOON!!

It's October already - with lots of exciting new episodes in the pipe-line on the run up to episode 300! Our schedule list does tend to change every time I post, but right about now this is a pretty good guide to the episodes that we are hoping to release over the next few months; not to forget our monthly LIVE episode! Anyway - take a look at what else we have in store...

Anyway, here is our current schedule!

288. The Men With The Golden Tunes!

Paul and Martin H from Round The Archives discuss writing and whatnot - before moving on to music of a James Bond-shaped kind... There were quite a few big hits - on both sides of the pond!

289. Shy Yeti Gets His Freak On!

Paul and the gang catch up with Freakquincy from The Gay Wasteland for a bit of a chat about creativity and music!

290. Hen Nights And Stag-Dos - The Bettina And Dameus Way!

It is the night of Bettina's Hen Night and Dameus's Stag-Do and the two evenings really couldn't be more different!!

291. Live Pride48 Show - October 2019

Paul and the regulars are back in the studio for their ever-unpredictable live show for October!

292. Shy Yeti And The Bite Of The Shelving Imp!

In which Mr Yeti encounters a shelving imp in his library and it doesn't end well!

293. The Shy Life Halloween Episode - 2019

The Shy Life team do their best to pull together a Halloween episode for 2019.

294. Whatever Happened To Dusty The Scone-Eating Dandelion!?

Paul and the team receive a tip-off about an elusive acquaintance of theirs - Dusty The Scone-Eating Dandelion who went missing under mysterious circumstances some time ago... Paul, Yeti Uncle John and Calum head off to The Isle Of Wight in search of their friend; but will they find him!?!

295. 1978 - You're The One That I Want!

Paul and Nick discuss 1978 - a year that is full of hits and which will probably get you dancing!

296. Live Pride48 Show - November 2019

Paul and the regulars are back in the studio for their ever-unpredictable live show for October!

297. Shy Yeti's 2019 Birthday Diary

Paul is away for his birthday - and this is the diary that he recorded during his week off!

298. Shy Yeti Gets Back To Scotland!

We join Paul and Calum as they head back to Dunbar for a few days. Nessie is having problems and seeks help with the podcast gang. Meanwhile Paul's management is keen that Paul should offer himself as Nessie's exclusive biographer; only Nessie really doesn't want to be interviewed as he has a very large secret! We also speak to Lisa and Trowby about some quite obscure "mythical" beasties.

299. Getting Ready For The Big Day!

Paul catches up with the regulars as the date of the big wedding draws closer - all seems quite normal until Ikk uncovers a sinister hidden message...

300. The Wedding Of Bettina Du Pres and Dameus Twinklehorn!

It's the wedding of the year - but will it go smoothly; you'll have to listen and find out...

301. The One After The Wedding!

Paul and Co. report back about things that have happened since the wedding! Mysteries deepen!

302. We Have Detected An Alien In Disguise!

Ikk and Cromitty detect an alien in disguise who is living far closer to them than they ever expected!

303. The Shy Life (Poetry Collection) - 10th Anniversary show

Paul heads out and about to celebrate the third of three 10 year poetry anniversaries during 2019.

304. Shy Yeti And The Podfading Charity Event!

Paul and Co. report back about things that have happened since the wedding! Mysteries deepen!

305. His Name Is Shy Yeti - But You Can Call Him Bob!

Paul gets anxious about getting called by the wrong name in a coffee shop and the regulars chat!

306. Charlie Grrr and The Pie With The Pastry Plumage!

Charlie relates the tale of the pie with the pastry plumage... Not everyone is impressed!

307. A Catchy Tune... But It's Too Much Information!

Harry asks Paul whether he'd help sing another song with him - but this time he calls in old friend Tallulah Twinklehorn to give him a few extra singing lessons!

308. Lost Episodes, Radio Days and A Returning Guest!

This episode we chat with a special guest and also dip into the Yeti Archives to take a peek at a lost episode that was never completed back in 2018 - all that and we're also back on Radio Wey!

309. Live Pride48 Show - December 2019

Paul and the regulars are back in the studio for their ever-unpredictable live show for October!

310. Christmas Stories From The Archives...

Paul shares a previously untold story about when they went to visit Albert The Dragon just before Christmas last year - whilst elsewhere there is drama for some of the rest of the cast!

311. Christmas And New Year Diary...

Paul shares some of what he got up to during his Christmas And New Year break!

312. Keeping Mum...

Nick and I share more interesting conversations with our mothers!

313. Groove Is In The Love Shack!

Nick and I discuss the big hits of 1990 on both sides of the pond!

314. Robot Big Fatty Update!

We join Paul and the gang to see how the Big Fatty Robot is coping with life on The Shy Life little show...

315-3??. Shy Life Podcast Review Episodes For 2019!

Plans for the 2019 Review episodes are already under-way - with a number of guests lined up!

316-3??. Live Shows For The Christmas And New Year Break!

There will be a number of live episodes over Christmas and New Year - TBC!

3??. A Surprise Visitor!

Mr Yeti receives a surprise visitor - and there is plenty of chatter!

3??. Hits Of The Jubilee Year!

Nick and I discuss the big hits of 1977 as we approach the 70s backwards! Weird, aye!?

### Additionally:

There will - most probably - be live shows every month; but we also have plenty of other episodes either in planning or partially recorded. 

### The Return Of Dameus The Interviewer

Dameus interviews all manner of podcasting celebrities as part of his return to the chat-show circuit.

### The Will Of The People

There is bad feeling in Shy Life Podcast-land when the "will of the people" threatens to cause trouble for the show!

### The Truth About The Shy Life Podcast!

We look back at some of the scandal that has affected the little show over the years - the lives - the loves and maybe we'll even learn the truth about who pushed Zap down the stairs in episode 200!

### The New Caretaker / "Where's Me Booook!?"

What with Yeti Uncle John often being up in space - Bettina gives Paul the details of a caretaker who used to work on her Estate... It seems like a good idea until it becomes evident that this gentleman swings from being extremely lazy to shovelling every last thing into a bin bag... What ever will happen when he reaches the basement and finds all the tat in Cromitty's laboratory; what will happen to all those priceless Sutton Park tapes? For that matter will Cuthbert make it through the night!?!

### Re-connecting With The Past

Paul catches up with Cromitty and Martin and is excited to learn that Cuthbert has a few added advances that makes it possible to re-connect with the past via old episodes of SUTTON PARK... Ikk is slightly doubtful about it all - but he and Paul soon get to experience the process first-hand. Unfortunately his upgrade also unearths the control of a certain app that was once installed on him! 

### Bettina and the robot butler

This episode sees Paul visiting Bettina only to find out that the house has recently become robotically automated; also Wifey Jo play a card game with Cuthbert.

### The Continuing Mystery Of Long Lost Cousin Algernon

A number of episodes that involve Martin's investigation into Long Lost Cousin Algernon. What will he find?

### Gordon The Crypt-keeper In Need!

Gordon is back - but he has recently lost his job! Mr Yeti does his best to try and help him out...

### Bits And Bobs and Bobs And Bits - Mk 2

More clips from the archives and recent conversations that don't have a home!!

### Shy Yeti And The Shame Inspectors

Shy Yeti gets more than he expects when he receives a visit from Isaac and Declan from That's A Shame podcast - they are constantly on the lookout for Shame sources - but this time they have Paul in their sights!

### Behind The Scenes - Fiction Within Fiction!

Paul looks back at how he used to film Sutton Park behind the scenes on some of Nick's films - with clips from both Tide Of Freedom and Evil Trophy and the equally as dramatic Sutton Park episodes recorded during these productions. 

### Shy Yeti's Three Birthday Treats!

Paul reflects on three treats that he had for his recent birthday - involving activities with Nick concerning Paul's manager, the usual silliness with Toppie and a trip away with Jay and Ikk; all these treats are quite unusual to say the very least... 

### Shy Yeti's Birthday Diary 2019

Paul shares his birthday diary with the listeners as he and Toby head off into the wilds of the UK for his birthday! Things are getting out of hand with his manager and Paul has some very shocking news! Can Mr Trowbridge be of any help?

### Episode One Billion

We look forward a year or two to see how things are going for The Shy Life Podcast as we hit episode One Billion. Things are a little more advanced - but all the gang are still on board!!

### The First Last Shy Life Podcast Episode

This is the last episode of The Shy Life Podcast episode... or is it? 
(Recorded in July 2019 - but not scheduled for release, as yet)

### The Second Last Shy Life Podcast Episode

This is our Second attempt at a last episode of The Shy Life Podcast... Might it be real this time!?

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