Tuesday, July 25, 2017

(AN ALMOST) LOST YETI POEM REDISCOVERED...

YOU REALLY ARE INCORRIGIBLE...

Hello beasties!

This time it's just a quick post as I'm away - more about that in a bit and in further detail in a couple of posts time! This post I've unearthed a lost poem for you; but first I have a new podcast episode to share!

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 96: FACT VERSUS FICTION...


Here we are for episode NINETY SIX - where this time Paul and the regulars considers the blurring lines between fact and fiction... The regulars aren't sure what to make of it - but there are plenty of poems in addition to the chat and also a rather odd rendition of a famous song thanks to Ikk. Thanks to Nick Goodman and Toppie Smellie for their help with this episode. Thanks also to Auntie Vera for the use of the clip from Episode 1034 of Vera Speaks... For Real (from 27.05.17). Our next episode, number 97 - will see the team heading off to Hamburg for a holiday - but nothing ever goes entirely smoothly on this show... Do join us, won't you?! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments - you can even send me a sound-file and I'll include it on the show. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2017.  Episode 96 was recorded between the 23rd March and the 19th July 2017, with additional previously unpublished Toppie clips from his various appearances on the show. 

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

96: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-96-fact-versus-fiction



What else have I been up to? Well, as you can see from the photos I caught up with my brother, Graham and niece, Alena recently and recorded a number of different appearances with Alena for future podcast episodes. They won't start appearing until after episode 100 - so it'll be a while before you hear what we got up to - probably early to mid-September. I'm currently up in Dunbar, Scotland recording the first of two episodes which will also be part of our autumn schedule; so more about that in future posts. I've also been recording with more Pride48-ers - but those are also episodes that I'll be holding back until after the 100. It's all go though, that I CAN promise! ;)

That's all for now - enjoy the rediscovered poem!! I read it during Episode 96 (above) - although it's not my most animated performance as I recorded it at my desk one morning when everyone was busy with end of term prize giving at the college; but I was still concerned that somebody might walk in!

Next time I'm going to be telling you more about the second of my two forthcoming script-books - HOT STUFF!! (Season 2) and in the post after that I'll be sharing stories from my recent trip to Scotland...

Take care - more soon,

Yeti hugs, Paul (aka Shy Yeti) xx

INCORRIGIBLY ENCOURAGABLE…


You're incorrigibly encouragable!
You really turn my swaying head!
I'm lead astray, it's all your fault!
So how about if we be wed?
You're gonna send me round the bend –
I cling so tight, but you're a ghost!
Some kind of shadow, I am sure…
Love you, hate you – I'm engrossed!
You're a mistake and yet you're perfect...
You are the two of them combined…
You are a prize that's out of reach –
I find myself a tad entwined...
Well, I encourage the attention –
Round the corner see me queuing!
I always crave for your seduction –
But then blame YOU for my undoing!


You're incorrigibly encouragable!
You're some kind of miracle…
I see you hanging from the ceiling –
Like some disco glitterball…
You just like a little glamour…
Well, there is nothing wrong with that!
It's just that sometimes you're a nightmare –
You play the fool! You're such a rat...
But even so I'm just a moth –
Who is besotted by your light...
You let me go and I'm afraid –
I only want to know what's right!
I'll lose my poor unfettered mind...
I'll lose my wings, then I will fall...
I'm here and waiting for your love...
But inbetween us there's a wall!
  

You're incorrigibly encouragable!
You don't see enough of that today!
Leads me off the straight and narrow...
Yes, I am always keen to play!
Lead me on a very merry dance...
One that'll lead to who knows where!
One that'll find a happy ending...
We'd make a quite idyllic pair...
What a very lovely couple...
It would be a shame to spoil things now...
I'm not on the lookout for a punch-up!
Nor a hell-za-poppin' row...
You don't need to be a meany –
To upset me or discourage...
Because we work our best together!
When you incorrigibly encourage!!

FACT FILE

INCORRIGIBLY ENCOURAGABLE…
13/09/2012 - 25/02/2014

Verse 1: 1-9, 13-16: 13/09/2012, lines 10-12: 14/09/2012
Verse 2: 1-5: 13/09/2012, Jan/Feb 2014
Verse 3: Feb 2014

First draft finished on 14/02/2014, rewrites until 25/02/2014

Although this piece was written at around the time I was working on it, I didn’t include this piece in A YETI WAY OF THINKING… I'm not sure quite why - it just didn't get copied over. My previous book was from November 2013, so it wouldn't have made that one. Hmm… No idea. A rare yeti over-sight! *grin* It was name-checked in my blog on the 30th January 2014, but at that time it wasn’t finished and was just listed with a bunch of other uncompleted poem titles. I also discussed it briefly during Episode 14 of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST – at which stage I was confused as to whether I had included it or not, but didn’t look into it any further. I also read it as an extra poem to be included in episode 96 of the podcast and rather liked it – so feel slightly sad that it has been lying hidden on my computer for the last 3 or more years! Anyway! It has a home now and will eventually appear in my next collection, for sure!

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

KENSINGTON GORE - BACK FOR A SECOND SEASON...

WE'RE ALL READY TO GO!! LET'S GET GORY!!

Hello beasties!

What's the relevance of the photo you may be wondering? Well, it was taken at St. George's Hospital in Tooting, London on Friday 7th July 2017 - with a beautiful sky above. I was there for a 6 month check-up and all was well. I got there early and recorded the links for one of my episodes of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - in fact it was episode 94, which I will be telling you about in a moment.

As I've mentioned before we are almost ready to finally release the second seasons of both my series, HOT STUFF!! and KENSINGTON GORE, also themselves spin-offs from my BEAST OF FRIENDS series... This time we'll be talking about KENSINGTON GORE - but first up we have two new podcasts to share with you...

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 94: TEA WITH TAFFY!!


Here we are for episode NINETY FOUR - where this time Paul speaks with another member of Pride48 Royalty, Taffy Carlisle Huffington from Pod Is My Co-pilot and talk about many of her favourite things. The regulars also call in and - of course - there are also a few poems! Our next episode, number 94 - will be an extended edition of our 11th Pride48 show which is happening at 4pm (EDT) / 9pm (GMT) on Sunday 16th July 2017. 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, 2017.  Episode 94 was recorded on the 7th July 2017. 

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

94: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-94

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 95: OUR 11TH LIVE PRIDE48 SHOW!!


Here we are for episode NINETY FIVE and it's time for our 11TH LIVE PRIDE48 SHOW - following our busy show for the 2017 Live Streaming Event, last month. This time around there are manner of oddities going on as we catch up with what Mr Yeti has been up to since he last faced the chat-room. Of course, all the regulars are there in one form or another and there is bound to be some manner of poetic goings on! Our next episode, number 96 is coming soon and in it we delve into the worlds of fact versus fiction with a number of our podcasting colleagues. 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, 2017.  Episode 95 was broadcast live on Sunday 16th July 2017 from 4pm (EDT) and 9pm (GMT), with a number of inserts pre-recorded on 11th July 2017. 

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

95:  https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-95-our-11th-live-pride48-show

Before we move on - I'm in a position now to tell you all about the next few episodes leading up to our grand episode 100... As follows!!

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - EPISODES 96 TO 100

Please note: All titles are currently provisional until time of release.

96: FACT VERSUS FICTION

Mr Yeti chats with friends about the times where fact and fiction blend together during creative projects. Special guests: Nick Goodman and Toppie Smellie, plus others.

97: A TRIP TO HAMBURG

Paul and Calum head to Hamburg for a holiday - but as usual nothing quite goes to plan...

98: STORY-TELLER

All manner of stories are presented in this exciting episode of the podcast...

99: DINNER AT BETTINA'S

Paul and co head to Bettina's for dinner at her beautiful country home - will they finally get to meet Bettina's mysterious boyfriend, Nathan?

100: BETTINA AND TAPPIE'S BIG REUNION (100TH EPISODE SPECIAL)

In which Bettina and Tappie are finally united on the island of Jersey; we also hear from lots of other former guests - meet an antique dealer named Brocante and there are also a number of major revelations!!

So - as promised, do let me tell you a bit about the second series of KENSINGTON GORE which should be coming to a lulu.com page near you in August...


BRIEF SYNOPSIS

KENSINGTON GORE focuses on a trio of friends who care-take a mysterious apartment block in the Kensington Gore area of London. They are Katrina, Warren and Lucy (who also featured in THE BEAST OF FRIENDS script-series) and on this occasion their troubles come from a mysterious lady called Adrianna and also from a ruthless vampire called Lombardo Braithwaite who intends to cause havoc!

KENSINGTON GORE – SEASON 2

SCRIPT 1:  OLD AND GETTING OLDER

Lucy fights for her life, but rescue comes via a huntress… Warren and Katrina pay a house call on a new resident whilst ignoring two old friends reunited in one body. Lucy has a visitor but is in for a shock when she later goes to see Jack in hospital.

SCRIPT 2:  A LITTLE MORE TIME

Lucy is surprised by the kindness of a mysterious stranger – which gives Jack a little more time… Katrina keeps herself busy – but uncovers a mystery involving a lost girl – whilst Warren has a very harrowing lunch with his mother…

SCRIPT 3:  BACK TO NORMAL – WHAT IS NORMAL?

Lucy and Jack entertain Lucy’s mother – Helen, whilst Warren and P.J. swap sob stories. Katrina shows Adrianna around the new flat and Copernicus is given another chance by his colleagues just as Jack and Lucy meet their guardian angel.

SCRIPT 4:  CALLING IN FAVOURS

Adrianna calls in a favour only for Lucy to ask one of Ashley behind Jack’s back. Katrina gets curious about the statue of the girl and Warren and P.J. search for a missing man. Copernicus calls in to say his goodbyes and tempers begin to fray…

SCRIPT 5:  TALK IS NEVER CHEAP

Adrianna learns that it is sometimes possible to trust a stranger… Warren sees Katrina’s statue photos – then the two of them speak to an old friend. Meanwhile Jack is absent, whilst Lucy goes on a mission, much to Helen’s dismay!

SCRIPT 6:  SAFE HAVEN

Lucy gets out of a sticky situation by choosing the most obvious method of escape; her problems aren’t over, but Ashley may help her. Meanwhile, Warren and Katrina are drawn into further troubles when Adrianna moves apartment.

SCRIPT 7:  ENEMIES AND FRIENDS

Katrina deals with Adrianna – whilst Ashley and company seek sanctuary, but receive an unwanted guest. Warren looks for friends in Soho – but finds enemies…

SCRIPT 8:  EVEN COWARDS CAN BE HEROES SOMETIMES

Jack has a proposal for Lucy whilst Ashley’s attentions are divided. At the same time Warren and friends search for escape as Sebastian confronts the vampires… 


Next time we'll have an extract from the second season of HOT STUFF!! - as well as sharing with you the cover and hopefully we'll also be able to announce the exact release date of the two books...

Next week I'll be away with Calum and his mum up in Dunbar - taking lots of photos - recording a new podcast and probably writing something for the blog. Hopefully I'll be sharing the fruits of that trip the following week.

That's all for now - enjoy the KENSINGTON GORE extract... This is from the first script and is set in the hospital where Lucy is visiting her boyfriend, Jack after they have both been through quite a trauma. She is not prepared for what she will find...

Take care - more soon,

Yeti hugs,

Paul (aka Shy Yeti) xx


KENSINGTON GORE - SEASON 2, SCRIPT 1 (EXTRACT)

MEANWHILE, AT THE HOSPITAL LUCY HAS ARRIVED AT URSUS WARD HAVING PARTED COMPANY WITH NIGEL AND ROLAND… THE SISTER APPROACHES HER AS SHE MAKES TENTATIVE STEPS INTO THE WARD…

SISTER: (politely but with authority)

Can I help you? Have you come to see one of the patients?

LUCY: (nervously)

Err, yes… Is that allowed?

SISTER: (with a little more kindness)

In most cases, yes… One or two of the patients are only allowed to see close family – but most can see friends too… It’s nearly the end of visiting time, I’m afraid – but you have ten or fifteen minutes… Who is it you’d like to see in here?

LUCY:

I’m here to see Jack… Jack Archer! My name’s Lucy…

SISTER: (interrupting, smiling)

Of course, you are… I’m so sorry – I don’t know why I even asked – I should have guessed! I can see the family likeness between the two of you… Bless you!

LUCY: (looking surprised)

Err… You can? I’m sorry? The likeness between myself and Mr Archer?

SISTER: (chirpy)

Why, yes! I’m afraid he’s had a pretty tough day! He’s had no-one in to see him at all, so a visit from you is probably just what he needs… Follow me! (Lucy nods, confused – following her across the ward) Mr Archer! Your daughter is here!

LUCY: (almost lost for words)

Sister, I’m sorry – there’s…

LUCY IS ABOUT TO SAY THAT SHE THINKS THAT THERE MUST HAVE BEEN SOME KIND OF MISTAKE – FOR THE MAN IN THE BED IS A VERY ELDERLY INDEED… JUST THE SAME THERE IS NO DOUBTING THAT IT IS JACK…

SISTER: (gently, almost at a whisper)

I’ll leave you to it – don’t wear your dad out now, Lucy… Ten minutes – no more! I’ll come back for you when your time is up, alright?

LUCY: (nods, then waits until Sister has gone)

Sure… God, Jack… How did you get like this so quickly? I mean – I heard what you said before but I never really believed it until now… I’m sorry… Jack?

JACK OPENS HIS EYES – HE SMILES WEAKLY WHEN HE SEES LUCY AND CLASPS HER HAND TIGHTLY – HE LOOKS HOPEFUL, BUT SEEMS TO SENSE THAT SHE DOES NOT HAVE WHAT HE IS NEEDING – THE ELIXIR…

JACK: (croaking slightly, but remaining calm)

Did you find it? Did you find the elixir, Lucy – or did he get it?

LUCY: (her voice choking up, she feels like she might cry)

Someone has… It’s gone… It wasn’t there… Do you really think Paddy found it?

JACK: (gasping)

No… Not Paddy… Someone else… I don’t know who… Somebody near… They have found it… You must get it back Lucy… You must… You must or I’m a goner… Do you hear me, Lucy? If you don’t get the elixir back then I’m dead…

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY SECTION...


NEW FLASH PROSE FROM MISTER YETI...

Hello beasties!

This week we're all about sharing new podcast episodes - but we also have a short new prose piece too; not to mention a few photos from recent adventures...

First up here are the new podcast episodes - and they're a continuation and conclusion of a trilogy that was launched last week...

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 92: GET THE IMPOSTER!! (2 OF 3)


Here we are for episode NINETY TWO - where this time Paul, John and Cromitty - with help from Bettina and Dameus attempt to rid themselves of the Other Dimensional Paul who is trying to steal all their listeners! There are also some silly poems and a short Shy Yeti playlet too! Our next episode, number 93 - will resolve this current adventure... 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, 2017.  Episode 92 was recorded between the 2nd and the 5th April 2017. 

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

92: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-92-get-the-imposter


THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 93: MAY THE BEST YETI WIN!! (3 OF 3)


Here we are for episode NINETY THREE - where this time Paul, John and Cromitty finally reveal their hand and confront the Other Dimensional Paul. What will happen? Could this be the end of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST? What has Bold Sasquatch got to do with the whole business - and could he save - or ruin - the day? Expect to hear some poems - messages from the regulars and maybe another Shy Yeti script! It's all go! Our next episode, number 94 features an exclusive interview with one of Pride48's big names! and the following episode, number 95 will be our 11th live Pride48 show, as broadcast on Sunday 16th July 2017. 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, 2017.  Episode 93 was recorded between the 5th and the 6th April 2017. 

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

93: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-93-may-the-best-yeti-win-3-of-3













I hope you enjoyed the photos - one or two were taken on a little jaunt on the river between Greenwich and Westminster on 1st July and then during a walk around Bushy Park the following day... I recorded on both occasions, but not excessively so as it was quite breezy on the boat and then quite hot when we were walking; so much so that I forgot to record having recorded just one short monologue. But never mind - I have the majority of episodes recorded right up to episode 100 now and then slightly beyond; there's no harm in taking a bit of a break - especially as I have more holiday time coming up in late July and late August.

Next time there will be more podcast chatter and hopefully a little about my forthcoming script-books... Soon after that I'm on holiday again - this time up to Scotland - so expect more photos and travelogues!!

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

Yeti hugs, Paul (aka Shy Yeti) xx

P.S. The following story - the cool kids are calling this kind of thing flash prose, but this isn't terribly flash - anyway, it was written between the 3rd and the 12th July 2017.

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY SECTION...


In the library I press my ear to the door -
Listening in quietly at The Autobiography Section...
When it comes to books and their stories I'm a total voyeur...
I live vicariously through them and find their rivalry an absolute blast...
Breath-baited as I hear their chatter -
Eager for some previously unblurted spot of gossip -
Something to return home with - something to share with mother... My favourite moments are when the arguments begin to escalate...
Such conversations are always worth hearing - they mean business...
Each speaker believes that their life-story is the more interesting...
Each personality rallying to reach first place;
All keen to construct a hierarchy - as long as they are near the top of it...
For even the classic rock-star grudgingly accept that they are not up there with Royalty;
Still relieved that they are ahead, in importance, of former Prime Ministers...
Few departed politicians can ever rival a Beatle or a Stone - a Dusty or an Elvis...
Churchill, maybe. But the jury is out on all the others...
Some voices are very forthright, of course - whilst others simply listen;
Chipping in occasionally with the odd cutting remark...
Every one makes themselves heard - but ultimately most know their place...
There's a snobbery, I've noticed - between the autobiographies and the biographies...
Those anecdotes lose something when they're related in the second person...
Their words - not mine...
Later, back home I return to my day dreams - I am working on my memoirs...
It's hard work - but if it means that I one day I can pass through those doors...
If it means I might eventually share time with those other books...
Up there on the shelf - making them gasp at my misadventures...
Well, then... Only then... 
A life full of monkeying about would finally be worth it...

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017

SHY YETI ON THE RADIO... IN WOKING!!

AN UNEXPECTED YETI APPEARANCE...

Hello beasties!

This time we're going to be looking back to last week when I made a surprise visit to Radio Woking to be on a two hour show with Tim M whose Radio Wey show I occasionally appear on. Tim had been asked to stand-in for the usual host and asked me to join him which I was very glad to do so! To be honest I hadn't been feeling too well that day, but I soldiered on - although eventually did come down with something that put me out of action for a day or two! But still..., At this stage - on the evening of Tuesday 27th June 2017 between 8 and 10pm I valiantly stepped up to the microphone to read poems on Radio Woking and Tim and I gave the listeners a full Radio Wey Experience! (What a horrible wet night it was too! Not very summery, at all!! Perfect for listening to Yeti Poetics on the wireless!)


The poems I read were from my compilations SHY YETI RULES OK and SHY YETI STILL RULES OK:

THE TRUE LIGHT
THE UNAFFORDABLE FJORD
MY CREATIVE GNU
IS IT CHRISTMAS ALREADY?
THE SORRY TALE OF FRED THE DINOSAUR

These are all poems that I've read before on the radio - although MY CREATIVE GNU makes a slightly more rare appearance - a poem inspired by my old friend and Sutton Park collaborator, Lee Freeman who I've not heard from in some years. Lee is one of those people who you don't easily forget and all my friends who worked with him on Sutton Park often ask after him; although sadly I have no news. At very least we do have all his Sutton Park performances now preserved digitally to enjoy again.

Back to the radio, I recorded everything that I read - and hope to include it in a future podcast episode, but I want to find a slightly different way of using it. I have ideas and if you keep tuning in you'll eventually see too!

Next up...

I have two new podcast episodes to tell you about...

A good deal of our first podcast episodes was recorded way back in January this year - but I've been holding it back to be released around the time of the 10th anniversary of my RHYMES BEARS STEAL PIES FOR collection - only I'm now about a month late in releasing it! I thought it had come out in June 2007 - sorry, sorry RHYMES!! Never mind! Anyway... Here it is...

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 90: RHYMES BEARS STEAL PIES FOR (10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL)


Here we are for episode NINETY - where this time we are taking time out to celebrate the 10th anniversary of my RHYMES BEARS STEAL PIES FOR book. We present you with a selection from the collection and also discuss the difficulties of naming creative projects with friend of the show, Nick Goodman. All that and we hear from the regulars and also some of what Ikk has been getting up to on other people's shows. Thanks to Nick for his help with this edition! Our next episode, number 91 is busy brewing right now and should be ready to be served in the next few days! 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, 2017.  Episode 90 was recorded between the 3rd January and 23rd June 2017. 

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

90: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-90-rhymes-bears-steal-pies-for-10th-anniversary-special


It's nice to finally have released episode 90, considering that a good deal of it was recorded over six months ago. As for episode 91, the majority of this show and the following 2 episodes were recorded right at the end of March and into the first week of April whilst I was away on holiday down in Lyminge near Folkestone...

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 91: THE SHY YETI BIG TOP KAPOW SHOW (1 OF 3)


Here we are for episode NINETY ONE - where this time we see the return of Shy Yeti from The Other Dimension!! He appears to be posing as our Mr Yeti and has launched a new show THE SHY YETI BIG TOP KAPOW SHOW, which is very similar to THE SHY LIFE PODCAST, only worse. Well, you may disagree - so have a listen!! How will the real Shy Yeti cope with the imposter's return? This is the first of a three part adventure filmed on location down in Kent, in the Canterbury area. Thanks to Tony Smiley - errr - Toppie Smellie, sorry - for his help with this edition! Our next episode, number 92 takes a look at what Paul and his team have been planning to try and send the Other Dimensional Yeti packing in the second of a trilogy of episodes. 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, 2017.  Episode 91 was recorded between the 31st March and 1st July 2017. 

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


91: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-91-the-shy-yeti-big-top-kapow-show-1-of-3




More Deeley photos! Well, he is our mascot - who can resist his aloof purriness! Not me, that's for sure!!

Next time I may have a new piece of prose for you and soon after I'm hoping that I'll start sharing information about my next two script-books, the second seasons of both HOT STUFF and KENSINGTON GORE... There will also be plenty of more news on the next couple of podcast episodes. It'll be fun, I promise!

That's all for now...

Take care - more soon,

Yeti hugs,

Paul (aka Shy Yeti) xx




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Thursday, June 29, 2017

IT'S "THE" BIG WEEKEND OF THE SUMMER...

BUSY - BUSY - BUSY...

Hello beasties!

This week we're going to be briefly discussing how our live show went as part of the Pride48 Live Streaming Event 2017... All that and some photos of me wearing silly hats, which were taken in Jersey the other week. Actually, to be fair to the hats, it's not them that is silly - more the way that they look when I am wearing them.

So... How did the show go and what happened!?

Well, it all went very smoothly, actually - which was a relief, of course... Usually I do live shows from my own flat and so I know what kind of internet strength I'll have - but I was able to do plenty of tests before hand and pretty much everything went well, except for a bit of a hum from my laptop. Nick and I interacted with the chat-room and there were many familiar names to be found there! (Thanks to Trowby and Lisa, Toppie, Hauntcub, DJ Starsage and Matt B to name just a few!) There were a fair few topics discussed - which included Dr Who and the pop hits of 1984. We were also lucky enough to have messages from some of the regulars - not to mention greetings by famous historical characters of the past, collected by Ikk in his UFO especially for this special occasion.

Here's the link to that very episode!

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 89: LIVE 10 - PRIDE48 LIVE STREAMING EVENT 2017....


Here we are for episode EIGHTY NINE - where we are very proud to be launching into the festivities for the Pride48 Summer Live Streaming Weekend. Mr Yeti has a special guest for the show, old friend Nick Goodman who he has known for 30 years. There are also messages from the regulars - greetings from famous people of the past and lots of nattering in the chat-room. This version of the episode also has some extra content, including some of Shy Yeti's silly verse. Our next episode, number 90 - will be our first episode released in May and in it we will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of my poetry collection, RHYMES BEARS STEAL PIES FOR... 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, 2017.  Episode 89 was recorded live on Saturday 24th June 2017 (between noon and 1pm (EDT) or 5 and 6pm (GMT). The episode included some pre-recorded inserts recorded between the 12th and 24th June 2017. 

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

89: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-89-live-0-pride48-live-streaming-event-2017






So it all went well! I think it was a really successful weekend - so many great shows all in one place. I really enjoyed the ones I stayed up to listen to on the Friday night/Saturday morning and I still have a load more to catch up on when they release podcast versions of their shows. For my part once again, big thanks go out to Nick Goodman... I'm sorry I didn't get more photos whilst we were recording - but it's not easy when you're trying to do the show and keep an eye on the chat-room too. Most of the photos here I took whilst setting things up whilst Nick was busy converting old Sutton Park episodes in the next room! ;) I did get a couple of photos of our show mascots Grill and Whitty monkeying about beforehand; but I'm not sure those should be shared.


Oops. Too late!

I am already busy on our next episode... It's all about one of my books which is celebrating a 10th anniversary, but don't worry - it's going to be a fun edition with plenty going on!

Before we go - here are some photos... They really are divine; I think you'll all agree... (ahem)!







Next time I'll be telling you about my trip to Radio Woking - not to mention sharing more podcast information with you. I am also almost ready to begin sharing things with you about my next script-book - actually my next TWO script-books... Yes, it's finally (nearly!!) time to release the second seasons of both KENSINGTON GORE and HOT STUFF!!, which have been two and a half years in the making. These new releases should be out by August - exact dates to be confirmed; but we'll be telling you a bit about both the books sometime very soon!


That's all for now... As I say, next week we'll be talking about a surprise visit I made onto a local radio station with my friend Tim... There will also be more podcast info, of course!

Take care - more soon,

Yeti hugs,

Paul (aka Shy Yeti) xx

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