Sunday, April 15, 2018

YETI ANOTHER INTERVIEW WITH A YETI...

CRIKEY! DO THEY REALLY WANT TO SPEAK WITH ME AGAIN?

Hello beasties!

This week I am reprinting an interview which THE BEARGRRRIAN GAZETTE  did with me recently - but first up there are details about the latest podcast episodes... Oh... And that's me - aged about 12 in 1986, just in case you were wondering!

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 159: WHEN HARRY MET YETI... (AGAIN!)

Here we are for episode 159 and Paul catches up with old friend Harry to reflect on filming together back in the 90s and also to try out some new cologne! It's podcasting gold. Paul and Harry also discuss trends in music and TV/film which annoy them or which they wish could somehow evolve! This episode Martin and Cromitty also share some clips of Paul and Harry from May 2000 in Brighton behind-the-scenes on the filming of a monologue called HACK that Paul wrote. All that and Yeti Uncle John receives a confusing yeti which may prevent him from leaving for his new job. Our next episode, number 160 and features Paul and Nick discussing the big music hits of the years that they were both born. 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, 2018.  Episode 159 was recorded between the 8th February and 2nd April 2018. All material with Harry recorded 8/2/2018.

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

159: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-159-when-harry-met-yeti-again

Next up we have a music-related episode with Nick and Paul where they discuss music that was big during the years that they were born - all that and more from the regulars...

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 160: MUSIC ON YOUR BIRTHDAY...

Here we are for episode 160 and Paul catches up with his old friend Nick to discuss the big musical hits of the years that they were born; uncovering a number of favorites and hearing some of the regulars opinions along the way. Our next episode, number 161 sees Mr Yeti chilling out on his holiday, answering questions from listeners - but also asking some random questions of returning special guest, Nick. 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, 2018.  Episode 160 was recorded between the 10th - 12th March 2018. Nick G conversation recorded on Saturday 10th March 2018.

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

160: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-160-music-on-your-birthday

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 161: WHAT'S WITH ALL THE QUESTIONS!? (VACATION EDITION)

Here we are for episode 161 and Paul is on vacation - but his idea of fun is recording more episodes of the podcast! So whilst the regulars get an episode off Paul talks about his weeks off so far... This episode is also full of questions... Nick gets to answer some random questions whilst old friends Andrew and Lisa from the Round The Archives podcast have 10 questions for Paul himself. As if that isn't enough a number of the Smellcast team have recorded messages in hope of learning a little more about what makes a yeti tick. Thank you to Nick Goodman, Auntie Tappie, Sassy McSasssass, Alfred P W and Delores, also to Toppie, Andrew T and Lisa P - not to forget Mum and Dad for their brief cameos. Our next episode, number 162 finds us face to face with Friday The 13th! Will it be kind to Mr Yeti or will there be trouble!?! 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, 2018 and was recorded between the 10th March - 11th April 2018.

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

161: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-161-whats-with-all-the-questions-vacation-edition

Before we move on to our interview - here is an update on THE SHY LIFE PODCAST episodes that are due out over the next month or so...

SHY LIFE PODCAST SHOWS - COMING SOON!!

Welcome to April and here we are with all manner of exciting episodes of the show...

162. What I Did On Friday The Thirteenth...

Paul tries to find something creepy for Friday The 13th - but at the same time we get to catch up with Toppie Smellie of The Smellcast.

163. Live Pride48 Show - April 2018

Paul interacts with the chat-room whilst reflecting over his week away - meanwhile he also shares his thoughts about a weird network that he has recently been introduced to.

164. Super Mystery Guest Episode

Paul talks with an extra-special guest - but we can't reveal whom quite yet!

165. Ikk Goes For A Check-up

In which Ikk goes for checkup after his recent troubles... Will he get a clean bill of health?

166. Return Of The Brompton Time Machine

This one has also brewing for quite some time - in fact I started work on it when we lasted visited Brompton Cemetery in early January 2017 and then recorded scenes with a number of guests throughout 2017; finally I'm ready to release it!

167. Call Me By Pie Name

Paul recalls when Charlie Grrr almost married a pie that he had become besotted with - but sometimes love does not win out...

168. A Poetry Anniversary

Last week I also recorded most of an episode that mentions the 2nd anniversary - but also celebrates 10 years of SHY YETI'S INCREDIBLE PIE-CRUST COLLECTION (2008).

169. A Call-Back From A Far-Off Place

Flashback Episode. Paul falls for a trick which leads him to a far off place and meets an old nemesis... or two!

170. Digging Into Unheard Of Places

Paul digs through the archives to find a few interesting conversations that never made it onto shows.

Additionally:

### Radios and Reminiscences

Whilst Paul heads back onto local radio - Cromitty has picked out some more SUTTON PARK clips.

### 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.

### 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 Great Bingo Scam

Someone is rigging the bingo so that they win - is it one of the regulars or someone more sinister?

### Gordon The Crypt-keeper Returns

Mr Yeti feels bad about not involving Gordon The Cryptkeeper in the 2017 Christmas Special like he promised - but Gordon seems to be unaware of what month it is, so they begin work on a Christmas Show; it's all a bit awkward really!

### Yeti Uncle John's Leaving Party

Yeti Uncle John prepares for his new job in outer space - but some of the regulars are concerned by what lies in store for their old friend...

### The Halloween Episode 2018

Paul and the gang find that celebrating Halloween is harder than usual in 2018.

Next time I'll be presenting you with a holiday diary from my week in Kent - I'll be telling you about the podcast episodes that I've been recording and sharing with you some of the photos that I took whilst I was away...

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

Yeti hugs,

Paul (aka Shy Yeti) xx

Time to move on now to our interview - conducted by THE BEARGRRRIAN GAZETTE recently.

A FOURTEENTH SLIGHTLY-OVER 60 SECOND CHAT WITH SHY YETI

Here is a recent interview from Beargrrria’s top magazine for chat; THE BEARGRRRIAN GAZETTE. They know me there partly due to my dubious connection with Beargrrrian superstar, Charlie Grrr. This is the 14th time that they have interviewed me in recent years – they like to check up on me every six months or so. As usual I mainly discuss what I’m up to creatively – so here’s what they asked and what I said in reply; straight from the yeti’s mouth, as it were!!!

Q. Welcome Mr Yeti!

Hello… It’s awfully nice to be back with you!

Q. What are your first releases lined up for early 2018? Have you released anything since we last spoke?

A. Other than the multiple episodes of the podcast? I presume you mean releasing things in a printed format – if so then no, but I am about to… A number of the projects that I’ve been working on for the last 2-3 years are now almost ready to be released.

Q. What projects are you currently working on?

A. Well, I’m doing final rewrites and proofing on the third seasons of KENSINGTON GORE and HOT STUFF!! – the first drafts have been written for some time, so it’s nice to finally be working towards getting them released. I’m also putting the finishing touches to the SHY YETI SKETCH BOOK based on scripts that I published on my blog between 2016 and 2017. In addition to that I have a new book of prose and poetry provisionally entitled GETTING BLOGGY WITH SHY YETI, which contains all the poems and short prose that I released on my blog between 2015 and 2017. I’m also putting together a belated 25th anniversary “best of” of my poetry which combines my first two main compilations and then updates it from 2012 when SHY YETI STILL RULES OKAY was published. The new collection is going to be called THE GRRREATEST HITS OF SHY YETI. On top of all that I’m writing the 5th season of HOT STUFF and the 4th season of KENSINGTON GORE – but more on that in a moment! To finish with I have the blog which I write most weeks – a few scripts to go with the podcast – my shared story with Nick Goodman and any time that is left when I’m not recording I hope to put towards working on one of the two Mouse Of Commons books that are still in the pipeline.

Q. How do you see the future of both KENSINGTON GORE and HOT STUFF?

A. Well, I am just wrapping up the 4th season of KENSINGTON GORE and the 5th season of HOT STUFF!! and my plans for both series are slightly different. Somewhere along the way HS got a season ahead of KG and surprisingly – considering it’s a more limited setting HS is the show that has been providing me with new ideas. Basically my plan is to work on a 6th season of HS and to rest KG for now – but to have most, if not all, of the main characters (Warren, Katrina, PJ and Ashley) come across to be involved in the 6th HS season. It kind of works well as during that season a good deal of the HS team are going to be residing in a mirror-dimension and so having these visitors show up helps to repopulate the library and there is also possibly some unresolved issues between Horner and Ashley which Warren and Tula may also have issues with!

Q. Will you also be writing more BEAST OF FRIENDS episodes?

A. Yes! I’m currently working on another “lost” set of episodes – last year I published YETI DON’T FALL BACKWARD a BEAST OF FRIENDS “missing episode” in the form of a movie length script. This time it’s a whole season worth that fits in somewhere towards the end of season 1; there is even a slightly different cast – but you’ll have to wait and see how that all works out! It’s a stand-alone season with an arc that completes itself over the eight scripts and so can be read whether you know the series or not; if you don’t already know the main characters then you can meet them without needing to have read any of the other episodes.

Q. Are you working on another collection of poetry?

A. Well, other than the one I’ll be releasing this year – I expect my next collection to come together in a similar way where it is made up of things that I write for the blog over the next 2-3 years. This may, of course, change if I start to write more shorter pieces – but I already have one poem raring to go that I finished just before Christmas and intend to set that aside as the first piece for my next collection. At the moment I’m also working on combining and updating my two “best of collections” into one volume. Of course, every episode of the podcast also includes one of my poems or short stories – so it very much feels as if I’m still actively curating my poetry oeuvre even if I’m not adding to it at any great speed at the moment. Having written poetry pretty solidly between 2001 and 2014 it feels like a good time to be focusing on other projects.

Q. Did you do any live poetry shows in 2017?

A. No live shows as such last year – although I did read live on the radio a number of times – which is quite live enough for me and a lot more cosy! No heckling – not that I’ve ever experienced any real heckling because my audience has always been there because they want to be rather than being random strangers! I did have it very easy! I'm not saying that I won't do more live shows in the future - but I'm more studio-based at the moment! I never was a terribly sociable yeti...

Q. How are things going with the Shy Yeti scripts?

A. I’ve not written any new ones for a while – but only because I am currently working on a book of the first batch – which I am currently editing and formatting. However once the first script book is out I will continue to write a second series of scripts which will initially debut on my blog. I’ve also been writing scripts for guest artistes to perform on the podcast – so that is fitting into my script-writing space. That said some of these scripts might become future Shy Yeti scripts in themselves with only a little rewritingt. At any rate – I think it’s best to get the ones I’ve already completed out there before I think up some more; but never fear I do have plenty of ideas for the future!

Q. You have recently passed your 150th episode of the podcast… Is there anything that you can tell us about forthcoming shows going into summer 2018?

A. We didn’t really celebrate that land-mark – episode 150 came and went before I’d even had a chance to think about it. We will be referring to the 2nd anniversary of the show next month - most probably during our May live show. To be honest I’m not really thinking that we should celebrate an anniversary again until we reach episode 250 – although I’m sure we’ll do something when we hit 200 later this year. It’s unlikely that we’ll reach episode 250 until 2019. As for forthcoming shows for the summer we definitely have ideas – I imagine there will be a number of episodes inspired by my various holidays during the year…

Q. Which episodes that you’ve released recently were you most pleased with?

A. The ones that I did over Christmas were great fun and I was in two minds about doing three live shows that month but in the end I set myself some fun challenges and had a few people in the chat-room even on Christmas Day; the Christmas episode had Albert The Dragon showing up and at new year we were nearly squashed by a space grenade. I was also really happy with my official Christmas episode which came together nicely with a ghostly angle and an update on the Dameus Twinklehorn story! The Valentine’s episode came together well – but I was rushing to get that finished whilst it was still the 14th – for a short episode it took a lot of editing work, even though I had a good five days to get it done! Most recently I enjoyed being able to put out an April Fools' episode - it was one that I'd been working on for a while and had written a script for - it also saw the return of Antique Dealer, Brocante - and I'd like to thank ThatPeterG of LOTSL for enabling that to happen.

Q. Do you still find the live podcasts enjoyable?

A. I definitely find that I enjoy them more the harder I make them for myself – ie: trying to balance a basic episode with responding to the chatroom whilst trying to weave in some kind of fiction. I clearly like a challenge! At Christmas we had a mysterious Santa Claus character in the chat-room – at New Year we nearly got exploded by space aliens - during January’s live episode Ikk got ill and almost died! It’s all go and if I’ve planned some kind of story element then if the chat-room isn’t very full then it gives me other things to focus on; I learnt that one when nobody was available during my November live episode! I love it when people are in the chat-room, don’t get me wrong – but it actually helped, in the long run, to be able to further the story that month.

Q. Do you have any special guests lined up for future episodes?

A. I have a bit of a wish-list and a few guests who I’ve discussed talking to – but it can be quite difficult to pin people down. It is always lovely to record with my regulars like Yeti Uncle John, Cromitty, Ikk, Bettina, Dameus etc and then also my recurring guests like Nick, Wifey Jo, Toppie, Paul H, Trowby and Lisa etc – allowing me to have a visiting guest from time to time whenever an opportunity occurs. We worked in a very similar way on SUTTON PARK - we could work on new episodes with whoever was around. I’m getting to the stage where I want to do a second or third interview with a number of my guests and I also have a list of guests who are doing acting rather than chatting as they are able to record in their own time rather than needing to schedule to record live. I am recently back from a week away on my own which gave me time to record with some of my favourite podcasters (and podcasts!) Always fun!

Q. What do you have in store for the next few months of 2018?

A. Well, we’re heading towards that time of the year when I start going on holiday – which is always a busy and exciting time… I’ve worked out most of my trips for this year – I have Copenhagen and Marseilles in May - Scotland in July - Vienna in August and then... well, I think it will be somewhere different in Italy for my birthday in November.

Q. Are you still making new music for the show?

A. Yes, using Garageband. I don’t get to use it as often as I’d like to – although as I usually put together my tunes on my phone I can do it on the move; it’s just not always possible to fit it in during a crowded commute! I need a seat to concentrate – and maybe a little arm room too so I can play the instruments well. Ahem. Hopefully I’ll be getting a bit more time during time off - in fact I did manage to work on one new piece whilst I was in Kent! Watch this space! I really want some new musical tracks for the show as we head into summer.

Q. Are you still making cameos on other podcasts?

A. Yes, when I’m asked. Whilst in Kent I recorded with the LOTSL team for a new episode - which I hope to be out soon-ish… I’m still sending messages into BIG FATTY ONLINE and occasionally to VERA SPEAKS… FOR REAL, but those are pre-recordings rather than actual live appearances; still – they are fun to do and are often re-broadcast on my show.

Q. Have you been back on hospital radio since we last chatted?

A. Yes, indeed – we recorded a Radio Wey show just before Christmas which was broadcast on Christmas Day and I’ve been back twice since then - once in early February for a loosely-themed Valentine’s Day episode and then once again just before Easter. I recorded much of what we got up to but haven't released it yet - my aim being to combine the material from both and to include some of the regulars too. We haven't got ourselves a date for our next appearance - but have been talking about doing so some time in late May.

Q. Is there any news on new Mouse Of Commons projects?

Well, Gladstone and Ollie made their annual appearance on my blog for my Christmas story – the way we’re going there will end up being a book of these scripts before long. The regulars and I also managed to recreate the 2016 Christmas script on the Christmas Day episode of the podcast – which turned out to be kind of chaotic, but fun. I still have a number of Mouse short stories to type and another novel – but those are still a long way off being completed. I really should focus on typing those short stories first. I'd hoped to do so when I was away in Kent - but the week just flew by!

Q. Would we be right in saying that your blog is still going strong?

A. Oh yes – at very least I use it as a place to discuss the podcast and share photos – but it’s also a space for my holiday diaries or any short piece of prose or new poem that I might complete. It won't be going away any time soon!

Q. Do you still intend to take the podcast out on location during 2018 and if so have you been anywhere interesting of late?

A. Absolutely, yes. So far we’ve not been anywhere terribly glamorous – Belgrave Square Gardens, St George’s Hospital – Tooting, Hampton Court – all interesting but mostly they’ve just been a sound backdrop for episodes and not necessarily identified as such. However as the year goes on and I start taking holidays then it should get a little more exciting. I was recording in Canterbury just the other day - and as mentioned, I'm off to Copenhagen in May for a start…

Q. Exciting news! Thank you for talking to us, Mr Yeti. See you again later in 2018!

A. I’m looking forward to it! Goodbye for now!


This post and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2018.

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

OUR OLD FRIEND BROCANTE RETURNS!!

MORE PODCASTS AND A RELATED SCRIPT...

Hello beasties!

This week I'll be sharing some of the podcast episodes that I've been working on before - during and after the Easter break; there is also the original script that was sent to ThatPeterG from Pride48's LOTSL so that Mr Brocante the Antique Dealer could return to our show during episode 157... I'm also feeling very enthusiastic about my forthcoming week away to my little hidey-hole in Kent, next week; in fact I'm heading there on Friday!

But first... Recent SHY LIFE PODCAST shows for your perusal...

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 156: PEEPER-NAPPING AND OTHER FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS...

Here we are for episode 156 and we're full of dramas - not only has Zap stolen Ikk's precious community of Peepers - but he's demanding payment of one million pounds for their return. Can Cromitty and Martin help? Meanwhile, Dameus and Bettina face a new hiccup in their relationship - can they overcome it? It's April 1st for our next episode, number 157 and we find Paul making a decision that could change the show forever! How is Brocante the Antique-dealer involved?! 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, 2018.  Episode 156 was recorded between 22nd January and the 26th March 2018. This episode also features clips from 1994 editions of SUTTON PARK which star Nick Goodman and Andrew Trowbridge.

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

156: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-156-peeper-napping-and-other-first-world-problems

Next up is our April Fool's episode - this one took quite a bit of preparation as once we knew Brocante The Antique Dealer would be involved I knew I needed to write a script... Also, although it's not the longest episode ever I was in two minds how I wanted to story to go and so recorded alternate takes - to go in-between the script and also recorded twice the amount of poems. In the end one of the alternate takes gave me an idea for a future episode which I want to work on as one of my Kent episodes later this month.

The Sutton Park clips used were random ones that I already had downloaded - as at one stage I thought I'd be rushing more to finish the episode. I had originally downloaded and used some of this material before when putting together my episode earlier in the year starring my old friend, Andy - as I don't currently have that many of his episodes digitized but wanted to use something from SP from the 90s to go with that interview. The clips used turned out to include some daftness either side of the clip I'd used previously - some silliness with Elaine and then one of the iconic moments of the early series (if only you could have seen it!) - the first appearance of the jelly monster... How that thing first came to be is a story in itself, which maybe one day I will tell you all about one day...

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 157: SHY YETI PLAYS THE FOOL!!

Here we are for episode 157 and Paul turns to his friend Brocante The Antiques Dealer to ask his advice, but things soon spiral out of control. Are Mr Yeti's plans nothing more than a big April Fool's joke or are they in fact his latest plan for the future of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST?? Big thanks to my special guests in this episode, Nick Goodman and Mr Brocante The Antique Dealer - much appreciation to ThatPeterG for putting Brocante and I back in contact. Next time on the show we reach episode number 158 and we are all suffering slightly after over-doing it at Easter... 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. Brocante links written by Paul Chandler. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2018.  Episode 157 was recorded between 3rd February and the 31st March 2018. This episode also features clips from very early episodes of SUTTON PARK from late 1992 - thank you especially to EB, AC, RK and the jelly monsters who all appear in this footage. 

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

157: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-157-shy-yeti-plays-the-fool

Next up - a post-Easter episode that I recorded only last week whilst I was editing the previous episode... I'd been so busy focussing on getting the April Fools' episode out that I hadn't really bothered with anything Easter-related. Once I realised that I would have time to put something out - but a day or so after I came up with the episode that became #158.

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 158: SHY YETI'S EASTER HANGOVER!!

Here we are for episode 158 and  Paul reflects on how things got slightly out of hand over Easter - believe it or not sometimes too much chocolate can be a bad thing; especially if it's alien chocolate!! We also have some very short stories and extracts from SUTTON PARK episodes from early 1993; thank you to Elaine for featuring in these, so many years ago! Our next episode, number 159 and?! 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, 2018.  Episode 158 was recorded between the 27th and 28th March 2018.

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

158: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-158-shy-yetis-easter-hangover

Before we reach the script - here is my updated list of forthcoming episodes for April into May...

SHY LIFE PODCAST SHOWS - COMING SOON!!

Welcome to April and here we are with all manner of exciting episodes of the show...

159. When Harry Met Yeti... (Again!)

Harry and Paul catch up and discuss a number of different topics - including one or two things that they think are over-rated, that annoy them or which they simply don't "get"!

160. Music On Your Birthday

Paul and Nick discuss the music that was big during the years they were born.

161. Shy Yeti's Relaxing Week Away...

We catch up with Paul during a relaxing week away recording and editing podcasts - whilst putting his feet up he answers questions for a number of listeners and also shares a pre-recorded chat with Nick Goodman. It all sounds very nice, but the regulars are not happy that they are not involved in events...

162. Ikk Goes For A Check-up

In which Ikk goes for checkup after his recent troubles... Will he get a clean bill of health?

163. Live Pride48 Show - April 2018

Paul interacts with the chat-room whilst reflecting over his week away - meanwhile he also shares his thoughts about a weird network that he has recently been introduced to.

164. Return Of The Brompton Time Machine

This one has also brewing for quite some time - in fact I started work on it when we lasted visited Brompton Cemetery in early January 2017 and then recorded scenes with a number of guests throughout 2017; finally I'm ready to release it!

165. Call Me By Pie Name

Paul recalls when Charlie Grrr almost married a pie that he had become besotted with - but sometimes love does not win out...

166. A Poetry Anniversary

Last week I also recorded most of an episode that mentions the 2nd anniversary - but also celebrates 10 years of SHY YETI'S INCREDIBLE PIE-CRUST COLLECTION (2008).

Additionally:

### Radios and Reminiscences

Whilst Paul heads back onto local radio - Cromitty has picked out some more SUTTON PARK clips.

### 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.

### 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 Great Bingo Scam

Someone is rigging the bingo so that they win - is it one of the regulars or someone more sinister?

### Gordon The Crypt-keeper Returns

Mr Yeti feels bad about not involving Gordon The Cryptkeeper in the 2017 Christmas Special like he promised - but Gordon seems to be unaware of what month it is, so they begin work on a Christmas Show; it's all a bit awkward really!

### Yeti Uncle John's Leaving Party

Yeti Uncle John prepares for his new job in outer space - but some of the regulars are concerned by what lies in store for their old friend...

Also since I last wrote to you I've been back on Radio Wey - on the evening of Saturday 31st March 2018 Yeti Uncle John joined Tim, Nathan and I too and I read:

SOUVENIR OF THE TRIP
RABBITS DON'T REALLY LIKE LETTUCE
YOUR APRIL FOOL

I am intending to combine material from my last two appearances on Radio Wey (the previous one being in February) for a forthcoming episode of the show - it's on the itinerary, I just haven't got there yet.

I have also put out some more SUTTON PARK clips on my MRSHYYETI profile, as follows:

Episode 100 (extract): https://youtu.be/1CwPY1kta14

Episode 140 (extract): https://youtu.be/qlE-UU4gdqs

Episode 1010-1011 (unedited): https://youtu.be/WYh31659cYE

Next time I'll be in Kent and will be busy recording and will probably keep a diary of what I get up to - as well as taking plenty of photos, I hope... Next week's post will probably be a recent interview that I gave to THE BEARGRRRIAN GAZETTE about what I'm currently up to creatively.

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

Yeti hugs,

Paul (aka Shy Yeti) xx

A GUIDE SCRIPT FOR THATPETERG FOR A NEW EPISODE...

This script is between Shy Yeti (Paul) and infamous antiques dealer, Brocante who Paul had dealings with back in episode 100 when he was middle man between Bettina Du Pres and Aunt Tappie when a present or two was required. This time, however - Paul is calling for a quite different reason. These scenes will feature during another episode - as yet undecided, to be released early (ish) in 2018.

SCENE 1 (OF 3) - EARLY IN THE EPISODE

BROCANTE: (politely)

Hello! Brocante's Antiques! (he pronounces it pretentiously as Bro-con-tay's On-teeeks)

SHY: (almost nervously at first)

Hello? I'm not sure if you'll remember me...

BROCANTE: 

Ah yes! Mister Shy Yeti from Old London Town... How nice of you to call...

SHY: (surprised)

Goodness! How did you know it was me!?

BROCANTE: (with regret)

I'm telepathic... Actually no... If you want the truth you're the only person who ever calls here - literally the phone hasn't rung since you called during episode 100...

SHY: (surprised)

Good grief, really? That's almost ??? episodes ago now!

BROCANTE: (moving on - trying to sound helpful)

I know... It's a shame, but true... I've learnt to live with it... Anyway, what can I do for you, Mr Yeti? Are you on the look out for another delightful antique bargain?

SHY: (uncertain)

Well... I am and I'm not...

BROCANTE: (curious)

Would you care to explain?

SHY: (politely)

Well, I'd love to hear of any bargains that you may have to offer - but I am also curious to know whether you also buy antiques - should I have something of interest to your business...

BROCANTE: (warming to the subject)

Well now... That certainly leaves me curious... As it happens I might be interested - depending on what it is that you have to sell...

SHY:

Ah, well - let's hear what YOU have to sell first... I'm curious now... Anything exciting?

BROCANTE:

Oh yes, sir... Plenty... Let me see... I should probably let you in on a few movers and shakers for the 2018 Spring catalogue... Do you think?

SHY: (enthusiastically)

Oh yes! Yes, please!

BROCANTE: (completely seriously)

I'm sure what your thoughts are re: neck-warmers for giraffes - because we have a lovely set of those in some rather unusual some-might-say unsavoury colours; dating back to the late 1990s...

SHY: (surprised)

My goodness! I take it they've been well-looked after...

BROCANTE: (attempting to do his best sales pitch for the item)

Most definitely... They've never been used - they were stitched by my niece, Wanda when she was abducted by aliens back in '93 and all they would let her do was knit scarves... and the odd hat...

SHY:

Oooh... My friend Brenda's really into hat-making - she's a whizz with a bobble...

BROCANTE:

It's a dying art - it really is... I do hope your friend wasn't also kidnapped by aliens...

SHY:

Oh... No... I don't think so, no...

BROCANTE:

I'm glad to hear it... Of course when Wanda returned from the stars she simply didn't have the heart to give them away, except that she needed the money to bail her husband out when the aliens came back again 15 years later... He was hopeless with the knitting and so in his case the space people simply demanded money to return him...

SHY:

Goodness! I was kidnapped by aliens a while ago now - it was the making of me though... No obtrusive probing and I met some lovely alien gentlemen who are now amongst my best friends...

BROCANTE:

Alas Wanda wasn't so lucky... Returning to our original topic of conversation - I can send you photos of the scarves if you think you'd be interested...

SHY:

Oh, I'm definitely interested... The only thing that concerns me is the colour of them - you described the colour as... unsavoury - that's a very odd way to describe something that you are trying to get someone to buy...

BROCANTE:

I guess so... Although I don't suppose you really ought to eat them - so in which case they ARE unsavoury... Alien wool comes from alien cows and alien cows are grumpy at the best of times - not to mention the odd things that they eat...

SHY: (not liking the sound of that)

Oh... Oh! I'm not sure I want to think about this too much... So what was the actual colour of the scarves again?

BROCANTE:

Red... A sort of... dried blood kind of colour...

SHY:

Oh...

BROCANTE:

It would go very well with your eyes, sir...

SHY:

My eyes are blue...

BROCANTE:

Exactly! Red and blue go very well together...

SHY:

And how much are you charging for these things?

BROCANTE:

I'll send you a quote and then you can call me back and let me know your thoughts...

SHY: (in agreement)

Alright... Do you still have my email address...

BROCANTE:

Yes, sir... Probably... Do consider my offer won't you - I'll keep them reserved for you - but do be aware that there is quite a waiting list...

SHY:

Really?

BROCANTE:

No, sir... That was just wishful thinking... Goodbye now...

SHY:

Oh...

THE PHONE FALLS SILENT AND SHY YETI IS LEFT WAITING FOR THIS QUOTE - HAVING RATHER FORGOTTEN WHY HE CALLED IN THE FIRST PLACE... 

SCENE 2 (OF 3) - MID-WAY THROUGH THE EPISODE

BROCANTE: (politely, kinda blah, blah, blah)

Hello! Brocante's Antiques! (he pronounces it pretentiously as Bro-con-tay's On-teeeks)

SHY: (enthusiastically)

Hello? It's me, again - Shy Yeti... We've spoken before...

BROCANTE: (vaguely)

Really? Are you sure? No, you must be mistaken... I'm pretty sure I'd remember talking to a yeti; shy or otherwise!

SHY:

I'm the yeti from England... I bought the antique badger hats... You remembered me when I called before - earlier this episode; you were telling me about scarves for giraffes...

BROCANTE: (like.. no... who are you?)

Hmm... It's not ringing any bells...

SHY:

They were the colour of err... dried blood... The scarves, I mean - not the giraffes!

BROCANTE: (enlightened)

OOOOOH! The blood-red scarves for giraffes - why didn't you say so? Mr Yeti! Of course, it's you! No need to be so mysterious - it's most splendid to hear from you... How can I help you?

SHY:

Well, do you remember that you sent me a quote... For the scarves...

BROCANTE:

Ah, okay... Remind me... What did I quote you?

SHY:

Shakespeare... "To be or not to be..."

BROCANTE:

Oh! Yes! That's a good one, isn't it, sir!?! Everyone likes that one...

SHY:

Err... Yeah...

BROCANTE:

So, now - is there anything else I can help you with? Would you like another quote? Something from an old Audrey Hepburn movie, perhaps - or The Best Of Woody Allen...

SHY: (delicately)

That would be splendid... Thank you... Only I have something that I'd like to ask you first...

BROCANTE:

Of course, sir... Go ahead... I'm all ears...

SHY:

Aha! Well, I don't know if you know this - but I do a podcast...

BROCANTE:

I'm afraid I have no idea what a podcast is, sir - I don't even own a television set...

SHY:

It's like a radio show...

BROCANTE: (trying to sound as if he is beginning to know what is going on)

I vaguely know what you are referring to - and you are the keeper of your very own "radio pod-cast" are you?

SHY:

I am, yes - and on that show I have a cast of characters who help me out...

BROCANTE:

How odd, sir? Who are these... characters if I may be so curious...

SHY:

Oh, Yeti Uncle John - we're related... Ikk - he's an alien... Cromitty - he's a slightly erratic mad-ish professor... Bettina Du Pres - a socialite of uncertain means... Dameus Twinklehorn - an actor and eccentric... Charlie Grrr - a bear celebrity... There are others - but those are the main ones...

BROCANTE: (unsure)

I see... Fascinating, sir... But how does this concern me?

SHY:

Well... It's just... You know... I kind of wondered how much they might be WORTH...

BROCANTE:

I'm sorry? How much they might be worth WHERE, sir?!

SHY: (helpfully)

In your shop... I thought you might be able to value them - tell me how much you might be able to sell them for on the celebrity marketplace... I could maybe trade them in, perhaps - get myself a new cast for episode one hundred and fifty... You know... A new year - a new cast - a bit of spring-cleaning around the old show... Things like that...

BROCANTE:

Hmm... Yes, I see your point, sir... It makes sense; mix things up a little bit... Fresh blood and all that!

SHY:

So? Is it something that you can help me with, perhaps?

BROCANTE:

Hmm... I need to think about it... Believe it or not this wouldn't be the first time this had happened - that Ricky from The Foul Monkeys podcast sells off his co-stars on a regular basis and I've been able to give him quite a good price for them too - helps him to buy new material for the show...

SHY: (hopeful)

That's what I'd heard - SOOOOooooooo - I just wondered...

BROCANTE: (being helpful)

Listen... I'll call you back... Within the hour... I promise, you... Stay by the phone...

SHY: (enthused)

Oh! How exciting...

BROCANTE RINGS OFF LEAVING SHY HOLDING THE PHONE LOOKING ONE PART ENTHUSIASTIC - ONE PART CONFUSED... WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT!?!

SCENE 3 (OF 3) RIGHT AT THE END OF THE EPISODE

BROCANTE: (politely, almost bored sounding)

Hello! Brocante's Antiques! (he pronounces it pretentiously as Bro-con-tay's On-teeeks)

SHY: (trying not to sound too disappointed)

Hello! It's me again - Shy Yeti... We spoke earlier... You said you were going to call me back, but I never heard from you and now the episode is almost over - I wondered whether I might have missed your call!!

BROCANTE:

Shy WHO sir?

SHY: (grumpy)

SHY YETI! FROM LONDON! WE'VE DONE BUSINESS...

BROCANTE: (coy)

Oh, sir... I'm blushing...

SHY: (embarrassed)

No! No, not like that, silly... I bought the badger hats and we were speaking before about the possibility of me selling some of my regular cast members to you as antiques or somesuch...

BROCANTE: (enlightened)

OH! SHY yeti... Why didn't you say? Of course I remember you!

SHY: (relieved)

Thank goodness... I was beginning the think that I was talking to someone with the memory of a gold fish...

BROCANTE:

Not to my knowledge, sir...

SHY:

Oh, well... I'm glad... So... Had you thought about my suggestion? I emailed you some profiles of the regular cast who appears on my podcast in the hope that you could price them up... They're quite a mixed and interesting bunch - from a bear celebrity to a... mad scientist isn't a term that I like to use...

BROCANTE: (a little vague)

I do recall... Isn't one of them a cute little alien with a high squeaky voice?

SHY:

Yes... Yes... Lovely Ikk... To be honest he's the one that I'd be most reluctant to part with...

BROCANTE:

I can see why - but he's probably the one that other podcasters would be most keen to trade you for...

SHY: (catching on)

Ah! Trade, you say... Do you mean like how football clubs swap their players around...

BROCANTE:

Exactly that... To be honest I really don't think you'll get much for them as antiques - but on the other hand I'm pretty sure a talent agency would be keen to take them off your hands...

SHY:

Talent, you say? Oh... Yes... I suppose so... I never really thought of them in terms of actually having talent... I'm sorry... I've wasted your time, haven't I?

BROCANTE: (encouraging)

No... No.. Not at all... It just so happens - that as well as owning an antique shop I also RUN a talent agency - so I'm pretty sure that we can do business... However one of the criteria of doing a deal will be that you agree to take my useless man-servant Igor as a work experience student on your podcast...

SHY:

Oh... Well... Yes... Okay, then... No problem...

BROCANTE: (doing his best sales-pitch)

Don't worry... He's quite easy to look after... He sleeps on the ceiling and will keep your home free of spiders and other creepy-crawlies by kindly eating them all for you...

IGOR: (excitedly)

Me Igor! Me love spiders! Tasty! Tasty! Tell him about the bunny rabbits, master... I like their lovely ears...

BROCANTE: (distracted)

Shhh now, Igor... I'm trying to speak... So, Mr Yeti - what do you say? Is it a deal!?

SHY: (hopeful)

That sounds perfect... So you think we'll make some money from trying to trade my regulars on the open podcast-host market, then?

BROCANTE:

Oh yes... I'm pretty sure that you'll make at least ONE BILLION POUNDS... (he laughs stagely)

SHY:

Oooh 'eck! I like the sound of that...

SUDDENLY WE HEAR ANOTHER VOICE - IT IS YETI UNCLE JOHN...

YETI UNCLE JOHN: (irritatedly)

Oi! Yeti! Wake up! You're dreaming! You've a podcast to edit...

SHY: (sleepily)

Oh! What? Did I drop off...

YETI UNCLE JOHN:

You were mumbling something about the podcast, but I couldn't work out what you were talking about...

SHY:

Oh... Alright then... Sorry... Let me just get myself together and then I'll get on with the editing... I just need to make a quick phone call...

YETI UNCLE JOHN:

Alright... Well, don't take too long, will you?

SHY:

No! No... Of course not... (he thinks of minute and then mutters to himself as he dials a number) Hmm... That dream has given me an awesome idea...

BROCANTE: (politely)

Hello! Brocante's Antiques! (he pronounces it pretentiously as Bro-con-tay's On-teeeks)

SHY:

Hello! Hello... It's ME, Shy Yeti! Do I have an deal for you... Now listen to this...

THE MUSIC SWELLS TO A PEAK AND THE EPISODE CONCLUDES...

This script was written between the 25th October and 28th November 2017, with further rewriting done up until 7th December 2017.

This post and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2018.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO ON THE PODCAST...

APPROACHING EASTER AND GOING BEYOND...

Hello beasties!

I'd like to tell you that I have lots of exciting plans for the Easter weekend - but at time of writing we're really not at all sure what we'll be up to. The weather is still quite erratic and the trains even more so. Our last couple of weekends have involved watching old films (The Seven Year Itch / Rear Window) - eating delicious food - chatting with Deeley and editing, of course. Still - the Easter weekend is longer - so we're really hoping that we can get out for, at least, a little while... We shall see! It would be nice to get out - take some photos and record for the podcast on location. I'm definitely going on Radio Wey again on Saturday evening (31st March) and then we're rapidly approaching my week away in Kent soon afterwards... I'm sure we'll get busy doing something - but I might not be sure about exactly what until the Easter weekend arrives! I am working on an Easter Hangover episode to be released next week - not to forget our April Fools' Day episode; which this year actually falls on Easter Sunday.

Talking of which - we need to speak about recent podcast episodes...

This episode I recorded at Nick G's house - although he does not appear himself. I was staying with Nick and Aly, but wasn't feeling up to the bingo night and so stayed home and recorded one of those episodes which is mostly done in one take. When editing I included some more SUTTON PARK clips which I'd recently uncovered from 1996 which covers a period when I was moving house and was about to start a new job. There is also a cameo from Ikk and a jelly monster at the end - but otherwise there is very little input from the regulars.

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 153: ALONE... WITH HOME MOVIES AND TINNED GIN!!

Here we are for episode 153 - which finds Paul house-sitting for his friend Nick, whilst not feeling especially well after dental work! He is also thinking about the old days of SUTTON PARK after re-watching episodes from Summer 1996 - a period when he was going through a lot change. He was starting a new job and moving to a new area of the country - something that continues to influence his life in 2018. Paul shares clips from these episodes, reads a verse or two and chats about his weekend - but is he really as alone as he first thought he was? Our next episode, number 154 sees Paul presenting his live Pride48 show for March 2018. 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, 2018.  Episode 153 was recorded on 9th March 2018, with SUTTON PARK clips from late June/early July 1996.

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

153: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-153-alone-with-home-movies-and-tinned-gin

Next up it's our live Pride48 show for March - we had a little hiccup during the broadcast as the clocks had changed in the US, but not in the UK and so the server thought that I'd exceeded my 90 minute time period for broadcasting, when in fact I'd only been on for half hour... Luckily I had quite an exclusive audience and was able to give them a link to a separate feed that I'd been given access too and they were able to hear the second half of the show via that; of course the podcast version doesn't have any of these problems and the errring and ummming whilst I sorted the problems have been edited down. I was quite pleased with the little messages that I had set aside for this edition - from Bettina (doing cooking!), Ikk (talking about the first time that he met an alien) and Yeti Uncle John (reporting big news!!) Extra material this time was more from episode 100 of SUTTON PARK from Summer 1993, including bits with Nick G and my old friend Andrew R; there will be more from this episode next month, I suspect.

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 154: LIVE PRIDE48 SHOW - MARCH 2018...

Here we are for episode 154 - our live Pride48 show for March 2018 in which Ikk shares an anecdote of the time he first met an alien - Bettina shares a recipe and Yeti Uncle John has a surprising piece of news for everyone... In extra material Cromitty and Martin disagree as to which old SUTTON PARK clip should be shared! Our next episode, number 155 sees Paul and the regulars discussing travel... 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, 2018.  Episode 154 was recorded on 18th March 2018, with extra material recorded on 13th March 2018 - with SUTTON PARK clips from the Summer of 1993. (Episode 100, again!)

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

154: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-live-pride48-show-march-2018

Next up we have an episode all about our travels - I share some of my memories and ask the regulars about some of their adventures - looking to the past and also forward to their future plans...

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 155: CHIT-CHATTING ON OUR TRAVELS...

Here we are for episode 155 - and this time we are off on our travels... Well, actually - NO - we're not - but we are here to talk about holidays; not just Mr Yeti, but also a number of the regulars. There are also poems and clips from a December 1998 episode of SUTTON PARK recorded in France. Our next episode, number 156 sees us adventuring forth to investigate the mysteries of the legendary Brompton Time Machine... 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, 2018.  Episode 155 was recorded between the 17th January and 22nd March 2018, with SUTTON PARK material from December 1998.

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

155: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-155-chit-chatting-on-our-travels

I have also loaded up a couple of SUTTON PARK clips on Youtube which relate to the audio featured during episode 155 - recorded on 14th December 1998 - they can be accessed at the following link:

Clip 1: Episodes 2621 - 2622 (unedited)
https://youtu.be/lT2bCmeIvAI

Clip 2: Episodes 2622-2623 (unedited) 
https://youtu.be/fgL11h765nc





Next time we'll discussing more podcasts - looking forward to our trip to Kent and preparing ourselves to be interviewed once again by our friends from THE BEARGRRRIAN GAZETTE... It'll be Easter too - so hopefully we'll be getting out and about and will have some nice spring-time photos to share with you! I think there will also be a script relating to one of our forthcoming episodes which will have just been released by that stage!

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

Yeti hugs,

Paul (aka Shy Yeti) xx


SHY LIFE PODCAST SHOWS - COMING SOON!!

As we draw towards the end of March we have a number of fun episodes coming up before Easter...

156. Peeper-napping And Other First World Problems

In which Paul receives a letter from a long-lost relative called Algernon and Ikk has his peepers stolen by Nathan/Zap. All this and Dameus worries about his voice which is beginning to settle back to its more quavering form; is this going to effect both his career AND his love-life?

157. Trading In Your Co-hosts (The Shy Yeti Way!!)

Paul turns to his friend Brocante The Antiques Dealer in this episode - but is what he suggests a big April Fool's joke or in fact his latest plan for the future of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST??

158. Shy Yeti's Easter Hang-over

Paul reflects on how things got slightly out of hand over Easter - chocolate can be fattening, but when Ikk shares an alien equivalent to chocolate everything gets a little out of control ...

159. When Harry Met Yeti

Harry and Paul catch up and discuss a number of different topics...

160. Shy Yeti's Relaxing Week Away...

We catch up with Paul during a relaxing week away recording and editing podcasts - whilst putting his feet up he answers questions for a number of listeners and also shares a pre-recorded chat with Nick Goodman. It all sounds very nice, but the regulars are not happy that they are not involved in events...

161. Return Of The Brompton Time Machine

This one has also brewing for quite some time - in fact I started work on it when we lasted visited Brompton Cemetery in early January 2017 and then recorded scenes with a number of guests throughout 2017; finally I'm ready to release it!

162. 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.

Additionally:

### Radios and Reminiscences

Whilst Paul heads back onto local radio - Cromitty has picked out some more SUTTON PARK clips.

### A Poetry Anniversary

Last week I also recorded most of an episode that mentions the 2nd anniversary - but also celebrates 10 years of SHY YETI'S INCREDIBLE PIE-CRUST COLLECTION (2008).

### The Great Bingo Scam

Someone is rigging the bingo so that they win - is it one of the regulars or someone more sinister?

### Gordon The Crypt-keeper Returns

Mr Yeti feels bad about not involving Gordon The Cryptkeeper in the 2017 Christmas Special like he promised - but Gordon seems to be unaware of what month it is, so they begin work on a Christmas Show; it's all a bit awkward really!

### Yeti Uncle John's Leaving Party

Yeti Uncle John prepares for his new job in outer space - but some of the regulars are concerned by what lies in store for their old friend...

### 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.

Maybe John appears to have been eaten? But he hasn't been... Martin investigates... Ikk feels guilty. 

Take care - more soon,

Yeti hugs,

Paul (aka Shy Yeti) xx

P.S. Some screenshots from some Summer 1996 episodes of SUTTON PARK...



This post and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2018.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

IT'S SNOW JOKE, YOU KNOW...

MARCHING THROUGH THE SNOW INTO MARCH...

Hello beasties!

This week we've covered in snow - still, I think it's a good look - so let's celebrate it...

This time we have an especially snowy episode of the podcast which was recorded at the very end of February during a rather snowy week in Old London Town; although at time of posting in mid-March we have just had some more snow! It just can't keep away!!

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 151: IKK'S FIRST EXPERIENCE OF SNOW...

Here we are for episode 151 in which Mr Yeti invites Ikk to investigate the snow that has fallen upon London - Ikk is very excited about this as it is his first real live experience of snow! Yeti Uncle John and Cromitty are even sweeping the paths in readiness!! But Zap is also lurking in the Park intent to cause trouble. We also have an exclusive interview with Pride48's Adam Burns who was passing through London at the start of March and there is a clip of Paul on a recent episode of Vera Speaks... For Real!! Meanwhile, Martin has some Sutton Park clips to share and Bettina puts out a request for help from the listeners... It really is quite a busy show!! Our next episode, number 152 sees the return of show regular Nick Goodman and we discuss a number of things that we really don't like... Plus a few things we do. 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. Many thanks to both Adam Burns and Auntie Vera for their appearances on this edition of the show. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2018.  Episode 151 was recorded between 28th February and the 6th March 2018. This episode also includes a number of flashbacks to episodes of SUTTON PARK recorded way back in 1994.

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

151: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-151-ikks-first-experience-of-snow

Originally I had intended to recorded episode 151 out in Belgrave Square Gardens as during the morning there was plenty of fresh snow and sunny skies - but by lunch time it was snowy again and having only just gotten over a cold I decided to descend to The Library Podcasting Studios to record as much of the episode as possible; with external dialogue due to be dubbed over audio recorded outside. Annoyingly by the time I returned to the library it was sunny again and so I probably could have gone out - and the meeting that I thought I was attending (which had forced me to take an early lunch) was cancelled. Thankfully I'd been able to take a few sunny snowy photos that morning on my way into work and I'm about to share those with you now... Enjoy them - they'll be along in a bit!

I have no photos to go with this comment - but around the same time as the snow came - Adam Burns, Chief Supremo of Pride48 came to London and we had a quick chat whilst exploring The British Museum... Actually we just sat on the same bench for about 90 minutes just chatting! Anyway, we recorded and it was nice to finally meet. Adam was last a guest back in November 2017.

There has also been another episode out since episode 151...

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 152: THINGS WE DON'T LIKE (AND SOME WE DO!!)

Here we are for episode 152 - which sees the return of show regular Nick Goodman and we discuss a number of things that we really don't like... Plus a few things we do.  There is also some chatter from the regulars - who have some rather odd dislikes... (What did Flying fish ever do to you!?!) There are also some more clips from SUTTON PARK. Our next episode, number 153 sees Paul house-sitting for Nick, whilst indulging in a spot of nostalgia...  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. Many thanks to Nick Goodman (and also to Aly) for their contributions on this edition. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2018.  Episode 152 was recorded between 3rd February and the 9th March 2018. This episode also includes a number of clips from episodes of SUTTON PARK recorded in 1994 and 1996.

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

152: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-152-things-we-dont-like-and-some-we-do

Here are those photos of snowy London that I promised you...






















Before we go - here is an update of the episodes that I am hoping to present to you over the next few weeks/months; including one or two newer episodes that I've been working on...

SHY LIFE PODCAST SHOWS - COMING SOON!!

We have an interesting array of episodes coming up over the next few weeks of March - into April... In fact some of these will probably not see the light of day until May - the 2nd anniversary of the show! I think we've done pretty well to have produced so many daft episodes in such a short time...

153. A Sutton Park Kind Of Night

Paul finds himself thinking a lot about the old days of SUTTON PARK whilst house-sitting at Nick G's house all alone. There are clips - poems and... could it be a cameo from a creature from his past!?!

154. Live March 2018

Ikk shares an anecdote of the time he first met an alien - Bettina answers some listeners questions and Yeti Uncle John has a shocking piece of news for everyone... In extra material Cromitty and Martin disagree as to which old Sutton Park should be shared with the listeners and so there are two clips!!

155. Travel Episode

Paul and the regulars discuss plans for travel and also favourite places that they have visited over the years.

156. The April Fool Episode 2018

Paul turns to his friend Brocante The Antiques Dealer in this episode - but is what he suggests a big April Fool's joke or in fact his latest plan for the future of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST??

157. Peeper-napped

In which Paul receives a letter from a long-lost relative called Algernon and Ikk has his peepers stolen by Nathan/Zap. All this and Dameus worries about his voice which is beginning to settle back to its more quavering form; is this going to effect both his career AND his love-life?

158. Return Of The Brompton Time Machine

This one has also brewing for quite some time - in fact I started work on it when we lasted visited Brompton Cemetery in early January 2017 and then recorded scenes with a number of guests throughout 2017; finally I'm ready to release it!

159. When Harry Met Yeti

Harry and Paul catch up and discuss a number of different topics...

160. 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.

Additionally:

### A Little Lie Down

During a busy week of podcast recording down in Kent, Mr Yeti pauses to catch up with the listeners whilst some of the regulars ear-wig from next door; Paul also shares a pre-recorded random questions chat with Nick from March 2018.

### Radios and Reminiscences

Whilst Paul heads back onto local radio - Cromitty has picked out some more SUTTON PARK clips.

### A Poetry Anniversary

Last week I also recorded most of an episode that mentions the 2nd anniversary - but also celebrates 10 years of SHY YETI'S INCREDIBLE PIE-CRUST COLLECTION (2008).

### The Great Bingo Scam

Someone is rigging the bingo so that they win - is it one of the regulars or someone more sinister?

### Gordon The Crypt-keeper Returns

Mr Yeti feels bad about not involving Gordon The Cryptkeeper in the 2017 Christmas Special like he promised - but Gordon seems to be unaware of what month it is, so they begin work on a Christmas Show; it's all a bit awkward really!

Take care - more soon,

Yeti hugs,

Paul (aka Shy Yeti) xx

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