Friday, September 06, 2019

SHARING A CINEMATIC SKETCH WITH YOU...

SOME MORE EPISODES OF THE SHOW...

Hello beasties!


This time I'll be sharing a sketch that I wrote for the season finale of podcasting-pals MATINEE MINITIAE which Aunt Tappie and Bettina Du Pres featured on, reviewing the movie Thelma and Louise; a sketch which also features both in episode 20 of season 1 of MM and also during episode 275 of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST.

First up though, it's our most recent episodes of the podcast...

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 275:

OFF TO THE MOVIES WITH DJ AND TOPPIE!

Here we are for episode 275!  In a change to our scheduled episode Paul catches up with DJ Starsage and Toppie Smellie to look back at the films that they discussed during the first season of their new podcast, Matinee Minutiae! Thank you to Toppie and DJ for use of clips featuring Bettina Du Pres and Aunt Tappie from episode 20 of MM. Our next episode, #276 sees us discussing the recent Pride48 New Orleans Expo - most specifically a contest that some of our team auditioned for; all that and we hear from someone who was actually at the Expo itself!  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. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2019. Episode 275 was recorded between the 18th and 19th August 2019.

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

275: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-275-off-to-the-movies-with-dj-and-toppie

Next up - we are busy auditioning for a variety show and we're feeling awfully competitive!!

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 276:

MAKING A BAD IMPRESSION... WITH SHY YETI!


Here we are for episode 276! Paul and the gang are at each other's throats over who should represent their podcast during a Variety Show at this year's Pride48 Expo in New Orleans! They all try their hardest with Bettina and Dameus as judges - but even when they do choose a representative there is no guaranteeing that they will win! We also have a special guest reporter - Jay The Hauntcub - who was actually at the Expo and saw the final competition! Our next episode, #277 sees us back on Pride48 for our live edition for August! We're a week late again, but it wasn't our fault! 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. Thank you to Big Fatty Online for the use of the clip from episode 2926 of Big Fatty Online and to the cast of LOTSL for the use of clips from episode 287 and 288. All other content is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2019. This episode was recorded between the 6th and the 22nd August 2019. We also have Sutton Park clips from episodes 1710-1710 from August 1997. 

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

276: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-276-making-a-bad-impression-with-shy-yeti

Next up - our rather late-in-the-month LIVE Pride48 edition of the show for August 2019; Deeley also made his presence known, so it seems only fitting that he is used to represent this edition...


THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 277:

LIVE PRIDE48 SHOW - AUGUST 2019

Here we are for episode 277! We're back for our LIVE Pride48 show - but this time we're a week late due to the P48 NOLA event... Events begin quite "normally" - Deeley The Cat answers some quiz questions and the chat-room is untidy but busier than usual; however the discovery of a jar of pickled eye-balls and the arrival of Toppie Smellie signal the beginning of one of the bizarrer or our LIVE episodes! There is also a quiz, some short stories and MORE as extra material! Our next episode, #278 sees us following Mr Yeti on his recent trip to Kent as he embarks on all manner of podcasting shenanigans! Do join us, won't you?! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments - you can even send a sound-file and I'll include it. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. Sound effects by Paul Chandler. All content is Copyright Paul Chandler. This episode was recorded live on Sunday 11th August 2019, with extra material recorded during Summer 2019. 

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

277: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-277-belated-live-pride48-show-august-2019

Next up - a last minute addition - one hundred questions and Jay The Hauntcub has a revelation!


THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 278:

ONE HUNDRED QUESTIONS AND SOME GOSSIP!

Here we are for episode 278! In a change from our scheduled programme Paul is finding it hard to sleep and so decides to answer 100 questions in the space of an hour! At the very end of the show we find out exactly what is keeping him awake - it's a clip from a March 2008 episode of Big Fatty Online that now has a quite different resonance to it... What CAN it all mean... If anything! Our next episode, #279 really will see us heading down to Kent to join Mr Yeti on his recent week off! 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. Thank you to Big Fatty for use of a clip from #31 of Big Fatty Online. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. Sound effects by Paul Chandler. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler. This episode was recorded in one sitting on Friday 30th August 2019. 

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

278: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-278-one-hundred-questions-and-some-gossip

Next up - we're heading off down to Kent for a week - it's a diary; but with a difference!!


THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 279:

SHY YETI'S SUMMER RETREAT!

Here we are for episode 279! In this feature-length edition of the show, Mr Yeti heads back down to one of his favourite locations in Kent for a week of creativity! We follow Paul through his week away and we also hear some chats with other podcasters and even get a little singing from Harry! Thank you to all our special guests this time - you'll be hearing more from them again soon! Our next episode, #280 sees us sharing a much longer chat with George In Atlanta as we have a quick catch up! 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. This episode was recorded between Saturday 10th and Saturday the 17th of August 2019.

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

279: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-279-shy-yetis-summer-retreat

Next up we have some photos - some of which were taken during the Kent trip that was featured in episode 279, above... You might even recognise the location from previous visits!

November 2018: http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.com/2018_11_18_archive.html

April 2018: http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.com/2018_04_22_archive.html

April 2017: http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.com/2017_04_09_archive.html



We have quite a bit still to share with you - firstly the script written for MM-S1-20 and then also an update on forthcoming episodes of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST...

Next time we'll be making a fuss of my new book launch for the autumn as I release season 3 of KENSINGTON GORE to an excited public... *cough*

That's all for now...

Take care - more soon,

Yeti hugs,

Paul (aka Shy Yeti) xx


THE MM CROSSOVER…

Back in August I was asked to write some scenes between Bettina Du Pres (The Shy Life) and Aunt Tappie (The Smellcast) as they were to be guests on Matinee Minitiae during the final episode of season 1 of the show (S1-20). When I wrote the first scene I wasn't even sure which film they would be discussing and this is why the ladies seems a trifle confused as to whether they were to be discussing one film or more. They were confused because I was too! hehe! Anyway, all went well in the end and the episode was recorded and you can find it at all your usual podcasting locations! Below you will find the original scripts that I wrote for these scenes.

P.S. Season 2 of MM starts today - Friday 6th September 2019 and should be available on all good podcasting locations should you have missed hearing it live!

3 SKETCHES FOR MATINEE MINITIAE

SEASON 1, EPISODE 20

BETTINA AND AUNT TAPPIE – Scene 1

Bettina:

Darling! What are we talking about today?

Aunt Tappie:

Oh… Silly… We’ve already discussed this…

Bettina:

Somebody ought to announce us dear… Don’t say another word until somebody announces us!

Aunt Tappie:

Well, shouldn’t people already know that… No… No… Very well…

Toppie’s voice:

Our very special guests this time are my own Aunt Tappie – often heard on the little Smellcast show and also Bettina Du Pres – actress, socialite and star of The Shy Life Podcast!

Aunt Tappie:

Well, that was absolutely lovely…

Bettina:

Toppie! She’s not just your Auntie – she is also an actress, socialite and podcaster… Really… Where he’s gone?

Aunt Tappie:

Never mind, dear – my entrance has been trumpeted and I am happy… Now… Come along… It’s not our show… We need to get a move on… Let’s talk film!

Bettina:

Oh yes, very well… Some of our favourites!

Aunt Tappie:

Thelma and Louise!

Bettina:

Oh… What a wonderful film – we both like that one, don’t we, darling!?

Aunt Tappie:

Yes dear… They’re just like us, aren’t they dear?

Bettina:

Well… They’re friends; although I don’t think we were ever quite as naughty as they were…

Aunt Tappie:

We were PRETTY naughty, darling – don’t make us out to be angels…

Bettina:

Ah no… We were never angels – but sometimes we’d pretend we were…

Aunt Tappie:

To get our own way…

Bettina:

Yes, dear! (they both laugh)

Aunt Tappie:

Do you remember when we tried to trick Mr Warhol into buying us dinner?

Bettina:

Of course, darling! We managed it too!

Aunt Tappie:

We did… You told him that your goldfish had died…

Bettina:

Yes, I did… And I smudged my mascara…

Aunt Tappie:

Yes… And I smudged my mascara too and it messed up my dress…

Bettina:

Which made you genuinely cry…

Aunt Tappie:

Yes! Yes… I did cry… Still… It got us a free dinner… (they both laugh again)

Bettina:

Anyway… Thelma and Louise…

Aunt Tappie:

WHERE dear? I don’t see them…

Bettina:

No! The FILM, darling… It’s one of our favourites…

Aunt Tappie:

Oh yes, dear – one of the very best… It’s a shame how it all ends though…

Bettina:

Oh! Spoilers, darling!

Aunt Tappie:

REALLY!? (tuts) Well, at least they go out in a blaze of glory…

Bettina:

I’d rather go out with a hunky lumberjack, myself…

Aunt Tappie:

Ha! You and me both, darling… (distracted) What? What! Oh… Apparently we’ve run out of time, Bettina, darling…

Bettina:

What!? Already!?

Aunt Tappie:

We can come back in a bit, dear – Toppie and DJ have more to be saying… We need to think of another favourite film…

Bettina:

Texas Chainsaw Massacre, darling!

Aunt Tappie:

No, Bettina! Something nice! Something for the ladies…

Bettina:

Oooh! Alright, then! More later, listeners!

Aunt Tappie:

Toodles, peeps!


BETTINA AND AUNT TAPPIE – Scene 2

Bettina:

So – did you want me to suggest another female buddy movie, dear?

Aunt Tappie:

I’m not sure, dear – I think they want us to say some more about Thelma and Louise – it’s the movie that they’re discussing this week, remember…

Bettina:

Oh! Is it, Tappie, dear? Well, it is a very good movie… I approve!

Aunt Tappie:

What other film were you going to suggest, dear?

Bettina:

Well, my darling - I was actually thinking that Psycho might be a good one…

Aunt Tappie:

Psycho, dear!? As an example of a female buddy movie!?

Bettina:

Well, there ARE ladies in it, dear heart…

Aunt Tappie:

Yes, Betsy – I guess there is… But not in the same scene…

Bettina:

I'm sorry... Now you're confusing me... What do you mean, dear?

Aunt Tappie:

Well, lovely - if you recall the first lady gets murdered…

Bettina:

Spoilers, dear!

Aunt Tappie:

Oh, stop it, Betsy… Psycho was made 60 years ago… AND I don’t see how it counts as a female buddy movie…

Bettina:

Well dear - when the first lady dies…

Aunt Tappie:

Marion… Her name’s Marion, dear – and her sister is Lila.

Bettina:

Oh golly, dear – you do know a lot… So when Marion gets… *whispers* murdered… Her sister comes to the rescue to find out what’s going on…

Aunt Tappie:

Although she doesn’t rescue Marion, does she, dear - it's a bit late by then...

Bettina:

Well, I guess so…

Aunt Tappie:

Well then… Listen Betsy – we’re not even discussing Psycho - AND it’s not a female buddy movie!

Bettina:

Alright then, darling… So what are we discussing?

Aunt Tappie:

THELMA AND LOUISE, DEAR!?

Bettina:

AGAIN!?

Aunt Tappie:

Yes! YES!! RIGHT NOW THIS MINUTE!!

Toppie:

Sorry ladies… You’ve run out of time… You’ll have to talk about Thelma and Louise again in the last segment…

Aunt Tappie:

WHAT!? REALLY!? Well, now look what you did Bettina – with all your irrelevant wittering…

Bettina:

Well, I’m SORRRREEEE, dear!

Aunt Tappie:

I'm sure you are... Oh! Oh! This will get you excited, dear - Brad Pitt is in it…

Bettina:

He is, dear? In Psycho!?

Aunt Tappie:

NO! IN THELMA AND LOUISE…

Toppie:

Sorry, ladies… Out of time…

Aunt Tappie:

Well, REALLY!!

Bettina:

How unreasonable, dear…


BETTINA AND AUNT TAPPIE – Scene 3

Aunt Tappie:

Darling! We're back on...

Bettina:

On where, dear!? Oh, recording... Marvellous... Do you want some gin, dear?

Aunt Tappie:

In a minute I'd love some - but first we need to trade some facts about the film, dear - about Thelma and Louise!

Bettina:

Oooh! Well - the first thing I want to say is that I can't believe this film is almost 30 years old; well, getting there, at least!

Aunt Tappie:

Oh, darling! I know... It seems only five minutes ago... I do actually remember seeing it at the cinema; I may even have gone to the premier - I forget now. Brad Pitt was simply OBSESSED with me around this time...

Bettina:

Really, darling... How marvellous for you... Had to fight him off, did you?

Aunt Tappie:

Something like that... I didn't fight him off too hard, mind...

Bettina:

Oh, Tappie dear! You can be such a hussy sometimes...

Aunt Tappie:

Ha! You're right... Still...

Bettina:

I've never heard him mention you in interviews...

Aunt Tappie:

No, darling... I swore him to secrecy... This was before the days of Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston, of course and years before Angelina Jolie came on the picture...

Bettina:

Sure! Sure... Anyway! Enough of that fiction; we should talk more about the film - I have facts here...

Aunt Tappie:

But the boys might already have discussed them...

Bettina:

You can't presume that, dear - directed by Ridley Scott... Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon... Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen...

Aunt Tappie:

Brad Pitt...

Bettina:

Yes, thank you, dear - we've said QUITE enough about him, I think...

Aunt Tappie:

Six Academy Award nominations - won for Best Original Screenplay...

Bettina:

Did you know that it was very nearly Meryl Streep and Cher in the lead roles?

Aunt Tappie:

How fascinating! They could have turned it into a movie - like Mamma Mia - only... grittier... and with more scenes involving Brad Pitt...

Bettina:

Yeeeesssss... I sense a common theme here... Anyway - the story is meant to be set on a fictional route between Arkansas and the Grand Canyon, but it was actually filmed almost entirely in California and Utah. Oh golly... Do you remember that weekend we had in Utah back in '71, darling...

Aunt Tappie:

Remember it, darling? Why, of course not - but then again 1971 is a complete blur...

Bettina:

I spent most of it doing bit parts in Italian crime thrillers - the amount of Jack Daniels I drunk then was criminal...

Aunt Tappie:

I used to share a flat with a couple of hotties called Jack and Danny... The things they got up to... well... I really must write my autobiography one day!

Bettina:

Of course you'll have to make it all up if you're forgotten most of it...

Aunt Tappie:

Good point, darling! Ha!

Toppie:

Ladies! We're out of time... Let's call it a day - say goodbye to the listeners, why don't you?!

Aunt Tappie:

So soon! What a pity... Well, goodbye lovely listeners - goodbye from me - your friend Aunt Tappie!

Bettina:

...And goodbye from me too - Bettina Du Pres! It's been an absolute pleasure - one million kisses - one million and one kisses... (she does her usual chuckle)

Toppie:

Okay, ladies! Thank you! That's a wrap!

Aunt Tappie:

Wow! It's hot here, Betsy darling! Is it just me?

Bettina:

No! I'm burning up... Hey! Toppie! How's about a couple of gin and tonics for a pair of old broads...

Aunt Tappie:

Doubles! In a long glass with some extra ice!

Bettina:

Oh yes! And a cherry!

Toppie:
Your wish is my command...

Bettina and Aunt Tappie laugh and the sketch ends...






SHY LIFE PODCAST SHOWS...

COMING SOON!!

August is gone - but now we have September, so it's not all bad; also we have lots of new episodes in the pipe-line! 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!

280. George In Atlanta Is Back!

Paul chats to George In Atlanta about all manner of subjects and catches up with some of the things they've been up to since they last chatted back in November 2018.

281. Art With The RTA Gang!

My co-hosts Andrew, Lisa and Martin Holmes from Round The Archives join me to discuss art and comics and all manner of exciting creative actives - illustrations will be provided!

282. Caveman Logic - 10th Anniversary show

The second of three 10 year poetry anniversaries for Mr Yeti during 2019.

283. Live Pride48 Show - September 2019

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

284. 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!

285. You Can Never Have Enough Martins!!

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!

286. 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!?!

287. What Else Went On In Venice...

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

288. 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!

289. When 1983 Came To Visit And **** Came Too!

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

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 evening 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. The Shy Life Halloween Episode - 2019

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

293. 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!

294. Shy Yeti's 2019 Birthday Diary

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

295. 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.

296. Live Pride48 Show - November 2019

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

297. 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!

298. 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.

299. 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...

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. After The Wedding!

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

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. Charlie Grrr and The Pie With The Pastry Plumage!

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

304. 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!

305. 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!

306. Live Pride48 Show - December 2019

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

307. 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!

308. Christmas And New Year Diary...

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

309. Keeping Mum...

Nick and I share more interesting conversations with our mothers!

310. Groove Is In The Love Shack!

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

311-3??. Shy Life Podcast Review Episodes For 2019!

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

30?-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... 

### 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!?


This post and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019

OFF TO MY SECRET HOME-FROM-HOME...

IT'S SUMMER! WE'RE ABOUT TO GO ALL KENT-ISH...

Hello beasties!


This time we're going to be looking at some of the recent episodes of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - before turning to photos and chatter about my recent return to a top secret location in Kent; my hidey-hole for the emergency recording of podcasts and the like! Yes... More holidays! Hoorah! :)

Before we go on - I have some announcements...

Hidden Tiger has just published a book about Nick Goodman's series, Life After - which I contributed stories to back in the early 90s. Here are the details and also an interview with Nick about the series.

The book:
http://www.hiddentigerbooks.co.uk/magnet_memories_life_after.htm

The interview: 
http://www.hiddentigerbooks.co.uk/magnet_memories_life_after_interview.htm

There is also a new Round The Archives episode that I am involved in...

Episode 38: (August 2019):
https://soundcloud.com/user-868590968/rta038-episode-38

There are many articles by all manner of persons; mine is about the 70s kids show, Animal Kwackers.

I have also loaded some new Sutton Park clips onto youtube:

Episodes 111-112 (Summer 1993):
https://youtu.be/pPiBoEYbZBs

Episodes 1606-1608 (February 1997):
https://youtu.be/T8ammYz6inI

Episodes 1704-1705 (July 1997):
https://youtu.be/tua97ctuldc

Episode 1847: (November/December 1997):
https://youtu.be/xEsU2Q5VN9g

Next up though , Paul is busy - but the regulars, especially Ikk, are keen to record a show...

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 271:

PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB THE YETI!


Here we are for episode 271! Paul is busy with work for his Control Inc. managers and so Ikk has to take over the show - only the regulars don't get the message and poor Mr Yeti is bothered from every angle! Thank you to the LOTSL team for the use of a clip of LOTSL #291 on which I appeared. There is also a clip from my article about Prisoner: Cell Block H which first appeared in episode 37 of Round The Archives in July 2019. Thank you to Andrew and Lisa for commissioning me for that one! Thanks also to Toppie Smellie for his brief cameo! Our next episode, #272 sees Paul and the gang celebrating the 3000th episode of Big Fatty Online - only it isn't the last episode after all!! 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 Shy Yeti. All content, except the clips from LOTSL and Round The Archives are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2019. Episode 271 was recorded on the 5th July 2019.

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

271: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-271-please-do-not-disturb-the-yeti

Next up - we originally recorded this episode when Big Fatty had planned to end his little show at episode 3000 - only he changed his plan (yay!) - but we're still celebrating this special milestone!

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 272:

GOODBYE BIG FATTY - THEN HELLO AGAIN!

Here we are for episode 272! As "Big Fatty Online" reaches episode 3000 and draws to a close - The Shy Life Podcast team somehow manage to make their celebration of the BFO all about themselves! Oh well... the little show never finished in the end anyway; we recorded this before Big Fatty changed his mind! (Hooray!) There are also poems, a brief Sutton Park clip from late November 1997 and all manner of BFO-inspired clips. Thank you to Big Fatty for the use of clips from old episodes of the show. Our next episode, #273 sees us investigating the mysteries of "Control Incorporated"! Who is the shady figure behind the company? 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. All content of this episode - except "Big Fatty Online" clips are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2019. Episode 272 was recorded between 12th June and the 31st July 2019, with some extra clips first used on old BFO editions.

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

272: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-272-goodbye-big-fatty-then-hello-again

Next up - we take a look into the mysterious company known as Control Incorporated...

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 273:

INVESTIGATING "CONTROL INCORPORATED"!

Here we are for episode 273! Paul and the gang begin to investigate the murky world of Control Incorporated - the management company which Paul mistakenly got involved with some months ago; it would appear that there are worrying links back to the past... We also have poems and a bumper-crop of clips from both the 90s and early 2010s! Keep listening right until the end for an exclusive advert for the event of Autumn 2019! Our next episode, #274 sees us heading back onto the Pride48 live stream for August 2019 - a day or two early! 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 between the 8th and 12th July 2019, with extra material recorded between the 1st and the 9th August 2019. We also have a Sutton Park clip from 1997 and a slightly re-envisioned version of episode 1 of 2010s Sutton Park - SW1 mini-series which can also be found on Paul's MRSHYYETI Youtube page. 

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

273: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-273-investigating-control-inc

Finally - our most recent episode is all about Albert The Dragon...


THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 274:

ON FIRE WITH ALBERT THE DRAGON!!



Here we are for episode 274! Paul and the team follow Albert’s Progress as he takes a rather extraordinary summer job! Our next episode, #275 sees us exploring the archives for episodes that we never got to finish and which you never heard! 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 Shy Yeti and Soundbible. Episode 274 was originally supposed to be our LIVE episode for August, but this has had to be postponed until later in the month due to technical issues with the stream. All content is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2019. Episode 274 was recorded on the 2nd August 2019, with Sutton Park clips from the later 90s and additional material recorded between the 13th and 14th August 2019.

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

274: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-274-on-fire-with-albert-the-dragon

As mentioned, I've been away in Kent this week - so what did I get up to? I won't say too much as there will be a podcast all about my trip, but I will give you a brief overview...

I headed off to Folkestone on Saturday - spending the next few days editing and working on podcasts... I won't reveal who I recorded with yet as I have so many exciting episodes raring to be released and I don't know quite what order they'll be released. That said, I'll be releasing my Kent Diary episode in early September and you'll get to hear a few clips from some of these forthcoming chats. On the Monday I visited Canterbury for a spot of shopping and a cinema trip (Blinded By The Light) and on Tuesday and Wednesday I continued working on podcasts. Old School Friend Harry came to stay for the end of the holiday - there was another trip to Canterbury to see the new Tarantino film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and on Friday we worked on recording another his songs, before returning on Saturday.

I didn't take a lot of photos this time as I've visited the area so often - but I'll share the ones that I did take when it comes to releasing the Diary episode next month...

Next time we'll be sharing with you a script that we wrote for another podcast - scenes that features Bettina Du Pres (from THE SHY LIFE PODCAST) and Aunt Tappie (from THE SMELLCAST); featuring on another show... More on that next time!!!


That's all for now...

Take care - more soon,

Yeti hugs,

Paul (aka Shy Yeti) xx

SHY LIFE PODCAST SHOWS...

COMING SOON!!

August is well under-way and we have lots of new episodes in the pipe-line! 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!

275. Some More Shy Life Episodes You Never Heard!

This time we collect together some scenes from episodes of the show which were never completed!

276. Shy Yeti And The Pride48 Impression Contest!

The Shy Life Podcast team are keen to send a member of the team forward to the big variety contest at this year's Pride48 event in New Orleans; but, of course - nothing goes very smoothly at all!

277. Live (Late) Pride48 Show - August 2019

Our second attempt at doing a live edition of the show in August 2019!

278. Off To The Movies With DJ And Toppie!

Paul catches up with DJ Starsage and Toppie Smellie to look back at the films that they discussed during the first season of their podcast, Matinee Minutiae!

279. Shy Yeti's Summer Retreat!

Paul heads back down to Kent for a week of creativity! Paul's manager wants him to stir up trouble to get more ghosts on the show! (Recording mid-August 2019!) 

280. Art With The RTA Gang!

My co-hosts Andrew, Lisa and Martin Holmes from Round The Archives join me to discuss art and comics and all manner of exciting creative actives - illustrations will be provided!

281. George In Atlanta Is Back!

Paul chats to George In Atlanta about all manner of subjects and catches up with some of the things they've been up to since they last chatted back in November 2018.

282. Caveman Logic - 10th Anniversary show

The second of three 10 year poetry anniversaries for Mr Yeti during 2019.

283. You Can Never Have Enough Martins!!

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!

284. Live Pride48 Show - September 2019

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

285. 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!?!

286. What Else Went On Back In Venice...

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

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

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

288. 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!

289. When 1983 Came To Visit And **** Came Too!

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

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 evening really couldn't be more different!!

291. 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!

292. 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!

293. 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!

294. 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.

295. Live Pride48 Show - October 2019

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

296. 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!

297. The Shy Life Halloween Episode - 2019

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

298. 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.

299. 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...

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. 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!

302. Keeping Mum...

Nick and I share more interesting conversations with our mothers!

### 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 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!?

This post and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2019