Sunday, July 24, 2016

THERE IS A PONG OF FEAR IN THE AIR, THIS WEEK...

FANGS FOR THE MEMORY... ANOTHER YETI SCRIPT!!

Hello beasties!

This week I have another Shy Yeti script for you - this one is the direct sequel to the one involving  the cat psychic from a few weeks ago:


http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_06_12_archive.html


But it also follows on loosely after the one I published after that set in Amsterdam:


http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_06_26_archive.html


So is legendary podcaster, Toppie Smellie in this one? You'll just have to read it and see, won't you?.. To be honest you can probably just start reading from this point without checking the previous scripts - at this stage you'll probably have no trouble picking up what's going on. So yes, it's time to sit down and have nice cup of tea and a slice of cake and just catch up with what Mr Yeti has been up to...

There's no chance of a cup of tea and a slice of cake for me too, is there? No?! No... No, of course not - no, I should never have asked... I'm sorry... Very sorry... So, moving on...

Why photos of cake and not of cows, you ask? Good grief you are being grouchy this week, aren't you? (Sorry!) There are photos of cake because I thought they looked nice. You want a photo of a cow? Well, here they are...


MOO!!!

Okay!? There... Loads of the things! Satisfied now!? They don't have fangs - these vampire bovine are purely fictional - at least I presume they are, but who knows! Anyway, I can't draw and neither am I prepared to affix fangs to a real cow. It would be cruel - as much for me as it would be for Mrs Cow... No, I don't have Photoshop... Maybe I should!?!

Anyway! Meanwhile, elsewhere... I would like to share with you another link - this time to episode 9 of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST. This is the one that I recorded at my poetry show back on Friday the 8th of July and which also features poems by John Smallshaw and Rich Harris. As it happens I have since interviewed Rich for the podcast, but that little chat won't be out for a week or three, as I have a number of other interviews to share with are further ahead in the queue. At any rate, here are the details for episode nine:

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST 9: A YETI WAY OF THINKING - THE SHOW!!!

Here we are for episode NINE - and it's our longest episode yet!! This time Mr Yeti is having one of his little poetry shows at The Poetry CafĂ© near Covent Garden in London. There are two other guest-poets joining us - John Smallshaw and Rich Harris and you may also recognise one or two familiar faces in the crowd. Mr Yeti would like to thank John and Rich for performing on the night and also would also like to offer very many thanks to those who came to support the show on the night. I will be away early in August, but hope to get another episode out before I leave - I will see what I can do!! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments. The music was by Shy Yeti. This episode and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2016. Episode 9 was recorded between the 8th and the 10th July 2016. My latest book is called A YETI WAY OF THINKING which can be bought from www.lulu.com... Rich Harris(@richie_rich77 on Twitter) has a book, DARK which can be purchased from Amazon.co.uk. John Smallshaw @jsirony on Twitter) does not have a book - but he does have a blog:

https://pantechniconpoet.wordpress.com/ or http://linesofjohn.com/

This episode is available on iTunes, Acast, Podbean and also on Soundcloud at:

https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-9-a-yeti-way-of-thinking-the-show

This is possibly the last post I'll have for you before I leave for Kent - although I may share something with you the day I  leave. I'm not sure, as yet, whether I have internet on holiday - if I do then you might get another post from the Kent countryside itself. I expect to be working on writing, podcasting and just generally chilling out, so I'm not entirely sure what you'll get next - but it'll be good fun whatever it is!!

That's about it for now - except for the new script, of course!

More soon!

Yeti hugs,

Paul xx

P.S. This episode was written between Friday 10th and Monday 20th June 2016 - before I began working on proofreading and slight re-writing up until the time of posting...

SHY YETI AND THE KEEPER OF THE VAMPIRE COWS...


SETTING: It is a warm summer's day and Shy Yeti appears to be a yeti on a mission... That very morning he received a telegram which greatly intrigued him - for it was from a friend who had been quite a cause for concern of late and who had also recently gone missing...

SHY IS ALONE - HE STANDS IN THE MIDDLE OF A FIELD - THERE IS NOBODY TO BE SEEN AND HE BEGINS TO WONDER IF HE HAS COME TO THE WRONG PLACE... SHY GLANCES DOWN AT THE TELEGRAM AGAIN, MUTTERING IT UNDER HIS BREATH AS HE RE-READS IT...

"SHY! THIS IS TOPPIE! TERRIBLY SORRY THAT I VANISHED LIKE THAT! CAN WE MEET? I KNOW IT'S A BIT SHORT NOTICE... *THIS MESSAGE IS FOLLOWED BY EXACT DIRECTIONS*

SHY: (slightly grumpy, frustrated, confused)

Most odd... Most odd, indeed... Trust me to get myself involved in a mystery like this... Where is the man?

THERE IS STILL NO SIGN OF ANYONE - HOWEVER SHY DOES NOTICE THAT A HERD OF COWS ARE BEGINNING TO ENTER THE FIELD... HE DOESN'T REALLY PAY MUCH ATTENTION UNTIL THE COWS START TO APPROACH HIM - THERE IS SOMETHING A BIT ODD ABOUT THEM AND ONE OR TWO OF THEM SUDDENLY TRANSFORM INTO BATS AND FLY OFF INTO NEARBY TREES... THIS IS NOT THE TYPICAL BEHAVIOUR OF YOUR AVERAGE JERSEY AND IT RINGS ALARM BELLS IN SHY'S HEAD - HE HAS SEEN THESE BEFORE!

(dismayed) Vampire cows!? What on earth are vampire cows doing in the middle of a field in Surrey?

VOICE: (rather gruff and concerned)

Best be careful of them, Sir... Those cows can be a tad bitey once they get hungry...

SHY SPINS AROUND AND IS SURPRISED TO FIND A RATHER SCRUFFY-LOOKING FARMER STANDING BEHIND HIM, BUSILY CHEWING ON A LONG PIECE OF GRASS...

SHY: (remaining calm)

Well, yes! They're all vampires, I see!

FARMER: (almost suspiciously)

They are sir, they are - very observant of you... Not many folk would notice such things... Especially as most people believe that vampires can't survive in the light...

SHY: (confidently)

Oh yes - but I know about modern vampires, you see... All that stuff about them having grown used to the sun over the years...

FARMER: (curious)

That's evolution for you, sir... Still, you must have good eyesight to see that they were vampire cows from all the way over here - what was it, the precise frequency of their moos?

SHY: (trying not to sound flippant)

No, I'd say it was more the fact that they turned into bats and flew off into the trees...

FARMER: (supportively)

Ah yes! I forgot about that one, but I still say that you're pretty observant, sir...

SHY: (delicately)

Am I now... Well, thank you... That said I'm not a complete novice in these matters - I actually do know people who have kept such things as a pets...

FARMER: (disapproving)

Vampire cows?! As pets? Oh no, sir - I wouldn't advise it...

SHY: (in agreement)

Well, I know - this was in Central London - wandering around Hyde Park they were...

FARMER: (clearly shocked)

Outrageous, sir!

SHY: (struggling to explain)

Indeed... Although I should probably explain that these were - at least initially - vampire cows who had reverted back to their normal cowyness; reformed bovine vampires with their fangs removed...

FARMER: (disapproving)

No... No... No... That sort of thing never works... Something always goes wrong...

SHY: (unhappily)

Well yes, it did in my friend's case - very wrong indeed... A secretary was crept up on and - as I'm sure you can imagine - it all ended up very messily... Most upsetting...

FARMER: (sagely)

Well, that's what happens, so it does...

SHY: (trying not to sound rude)

Not to be rude, but how come you're the one looking after these cows... What makes you an expert?

FARMER: (proudly)

Being an expert is what makes me an expert, so it does... I've been trained in these matters - I know what makes these cows tick - and moo - and bite, for that matter; I have complete control of them...

SHY: (sounding doubtful)

Even the ones that flew up into the trees?

FARMER: (insistent)

Of course, sir - even those... I only have to whistle...

SHY: (trying to sound positive)

Ah well... That's a relief... And who owns them?

FARMER: (matter-of-factly)

I'm employed by a company and my boss is just a suit... I've never met the actual person at the top - be that a lady or be that a man...

SHY: (mutters to self)

All very convenient... Sorry, that's not your fault - it's just that there's rather a lot of odd things happening these days... (he looks around himself again, concerned that there is no sign of Toppie)

FARMER: (curious, wishing to be helpful)

Yes, indeed... You looking for somebody, sir?

SHY: (sounding a bit distant, deep in thought)

I'm meant to be meeting a friend of mine here - he sent me a telegram...

FARMER: (surprised)

I didn't even know that they still made those, sir...

SHY: (chuckling)

I thought very much the same thing when I actually received  it...

FARMER: (concerned)

And this friend of yours he wanted to meet you here? That's a funny place - a slightly dangerous place, for that matter... Wouldn't a coffee shop or a pub have been a better suggestion?

SHY: (frustrated)

Well, yes... Yes, I know... I'd have certainly preferred that.. I never really paid that much attention - I just came out - I didn't know it was just a field and I certainly didn't know anything about the vampire cows when I came out this way...

FARMER: (looking around, distracted)

Ah well... I suppose I ought to leave you be... The cows have had their run around...

SHY: (curious)

Time to get them milked?

FARMER: (chuckling)

Oh no... You don't milk a vampire cow... They don't produce it in the ordinary way, to be honest - it's a long story... Anyway... No milking - you just get a feather duster and tickle their tummies...

SHY: (a little taken aback)

Oh... Right... Fair enough...

FARMER: (politely, heading off)

Well, okay then... I'll be going... Nice to meet you, sir...

SHY: (suddenly enlightened)

Sure... Yes... Hey! Just a minute... I never even thought... You tricky tease, you! I've been so stupid... Toppie, it's you, isn't it? Ha! What a great disguise...

FARMER: (baffled by his sudden declaration)

Who's what, sir? You're confusing me now...

SHY: (lowering his tone)

Oh, my goodness! It IS you, isn't it? You look totally different! I can't believe that you let me chat away to you like this... What's going on? I can see now that your side-burns are just stuck on! So cheap!

FARMER: (growing quite worried, backing away)

I'm not sure what you mean... I can assure you that my facial hair is all my own... Listen, I've really got to go...

SHY: (confused)

What? Why? You're here now... Don't go, Toppie... I can help you!

FARMER: (beginning to panic)

I HAVE TO GO... I REALLY MUST LEAVE...

SHY: (shouting out after him)

TOPPIE!? HEY! WHERE ARE YOU GOING? I'M SORRY - I DIDN'T MEAN IT ABOUT THE SIDE-BURNS... THEY REALLY SUIT YOU! I LIKE BRIGHT ORANGE!!

FARMER: (completely losing his temper)

YOU'RE MAD!! STAY AWAY!!

SHY STANDS IN THE FIELD LOOKING CONFUSED AS THE FARMER HURRIES AWAY - SUDDENLY HE HEARS A NOISE CLOSE BY, WHICH MAKES HIM JUMP...

COW: (angrily)

MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

SHY: (snappily)

GOODNESS! DON'T CREEP UP ON ME LIKE THAT...

COW: (rudely)

MOOOOOOOOO!!! MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! MOO!!!

SHY: (sternly)

Don't you go trying to bite me or anything now, will you? I always carry a stake with me, I'll have you know - in fact I make a point of eating a bulb of garlic a day - so I won't taste very nice either...

COW: (less cow-like and more human-sounding)

MOOO! MOOO!! IT'S ME!! SHY YETI, IT'S ME!!

SHY: (almost speaking to himself)

Oh, my goodness! A talking cow! Now, that's a first... I thought vampire cows were shocking enough - but this really takes the cake!

COW: (with an American accent)

NO, YETI!! IT'S ME... THE COW... IT'S TOPPIE!!

SHY: (dismissively)

Don't be silly - Toppie was the farmer...

COW: (sighing)

NO! I AM! ME... THE COW!!

SHY: (baffled)

BUT YOU'RE A JUST AN ANIMAL!?!

COW: (wearily)

I'M REALLY NOT!!

JUST TO PROVE IT - THE COW REARS UP AND TAKES HIS HEAD OFF - REVEALING THAT HE IS, INDEED, TOPPIE SMELLIE - THE LEGENDARY AMERICAN PODCASTER WHO SO RECENTLY SHOWED UP AT SHY'S HOUSE HAVING LOST HIS MEMORY - BUT THEN VANISHED...

SHY: (shocked)

GOOD GRIEF, TOPPIE! WHAT ARE YOU DOING? Is that all you or is that horrible cat in there with you?

TOPPIE: (a little embarrassed)

It's just me... Admittedly, there's a bit of padding - but not that much...

SHY: (enlightened)

Oh, I see now... Is that why the back legs are a bit floppy?

TOPPIE! (sounding a little annoyed)

NO! That's the real me...

SHY: (verging on rudeness)

Oh, I'm terribly sorry... Golly! The more I look the more I can see all the bits of loose thread on the costume - it looked quite realistic from a distance... You should ask for your money back! It really is quite tatty!

TOPPIE: (gritting his teeth slightly)

Thank you... I knitted it myself...

SHY: (apologetically)

Oh dear... I'm sorry... I seem to be putting my foot in it today... (Toppie gazes at Shy's shoes with concern) No! No... Not like that... So what happened to that cat?

TOPPIE: (hopefully)

Well - to be completely honest I am hoping that I've given Tolstoy the slip...

SHY: (sounding quite protective)

How so? I mean, how did you get away? I know he was quite the task-master...

TOPPIE: (proud of himself)

I slipped away under cover of darkness and left my bed stuffed with pillows to try and make it look like me?

SHY: (surprised)

...And he fell for it? You see that in all the movies and I never thought it would actually work...

TOPPIE: (quite openly)

It didn't... So I locked him in the bathroom and just bolted...

SHY: (caught up in the story)

Good grief! This is quite the adventure... So how long ago was this?

TOPPIE: (slightly vague)

A few days ago...

SHY: (attempting to figure out the timings)

It's a couple of weeks ago since you were at my house, right? (Toppie nods) So, what's been going on since you gave him the slip? Are you still reading cat fortunes?

TOPPIE: (calmly)

Oh no... No... I've given that up... I'm doing far better posing as a vampire cow... I don't get paid - but the food is good...

SHY: (surprised)

What? Hay!?

TOPPIE: (kindly, but keen to make his point)

Oh no... Vampire cows have a far more interesting diet...

SHY: (disgusted)

URGH! Not raw meat?!

TOPPIE: (quite casually)

Not raw... Not if you put it on the radiator first... Give is a little sizzle...

SHY: (shocked)

NO!!

TOPPIE: (gives a very Toppie-esque giggle)

HA!! NO! I'M KIDDING!

SHY: (relieved, curious)

Thank goodness... I don't suppose I care what you're eating as long as you're alive! But what about your memory? Is it still missing...

TOPPIE: (sounding a little sad about it)

Mostly, yes...

SHY: (beginning to waffle)

Listen... It'll come back, I'm sure it will... I can speak to some of the other podcasters who know you... If you haven't raised enough money yet, then let me buy you a flight home... It's no problem... I recently sold a musical to a gentleman in the West End... That's not a euphemism, by the way - it really happened...

TOPPIE: (frustrated)

But what good is a plane ticket if I don't even have a passport - I can't even apply for one of them without the appropriate documents... It's hopeless, I tell you - HOPELESS!!

SHY: (trying to calm him)

Oh, I forgot that... But please - please don't panic! There's nothing for it then, we'll just have to go to the American Embassy! You can't be the first American Tourist to have lost your passport - or your memory for that matter!

TOPPIE: (really looking shaken)

Really? You think there's a help group for that, do you? Sorry... I don't mean to be sarcastic... I bet you think I'm pathetic - but I'm actually scared...

SHY: (upset at the very thought)

Scared to go home!?

TOPPIE: (voice low and nervous)

Scared to go anywhere... That cat was... Well, he was a real menace!

SHY: (intrigued)

Not Tolstoy again!? What exactly did he do to you? For that matter, where did you vanish to last time? What happened? So many questions, I'm sorry!

TOPPIE: (relaxing again)

Okay - one at a time!! To be honest, it was mainly just hissing from Tolstoy - but he did torture me by playing current songs from the cat top 40... You think that things are bad with human music these days; but you've not heard anything until you've heard a whole litter of kittens rapping!

SHY: (impressed)

Oh, I dunno... It almost sounds cute...

TOPPIE: (sternly)

It was NOT cute...

SHY: (confused)

Message received loud and clear! I just don't see what hold he has over you though, Toppie...

TOPPIE: (with regret)

He has my passport for one thing...

SHY: (supportively)

Yes... Well, forget about that... I've told you - we'll go to the Embassy... We'll tell them that you had your passport stolen and that you need an emergency replacement - it CAN be done, you know!

TOPPIE: (alarmed to recall the experience)

I know... I know... I'm sorry... As for last time - Tolstoy and his kitty kidnappers threw a bag over my head and the next thing I knew I was being dragged off into the night...

SHY: (confused again)

Wasn't it the morning when we last spoke?

TOPPIE: (a tad embarrassed)

I think so, but that sounds less dramatic, don't you think? I'm sorry - it's the performer in me...

SHY: (not quite sure how to reply)

I guess so... I still can't make any sense of this at all... How did you get here? Why have you lost your memory? What has that cat got to do with it all - and why am I suddenly involved!? I mean, I'm far from being your only friend; you must have 100s in real life, what with your listeners from the show!

TOPPIE: (again frustrated)

Maybe... but please, Shy! I told you before... Don't keep layering on the questions - I can't keep up with them all! I just don't have any answers to them - not yet, at least!

SHY: (reassuring)

Well, we'll get answers for you, don't you worry!

TOPPIE: (with regret, then trying to change the subject)

That's easy to say... I can't help but worry... (Shy just shrugs) How was Amsterdam?

SHY: (surprised)

Amsterdam? How do you know about that? You weren't there, were you? I mean, you don't have your passport, do you?

TOPPIE: (lowering his voice almost to a whisper)

No... But one of Tolstoy's people was there... They wanted me to send you a message saying that I was being held hostage - to ask for a ransom... I played along for a while - but I just wouldn't do it... It was soon after that that I got away... I've been on the run ever since...

SHY: (frustrated)

Oh, goodness gracious... So, it's money they're after... They do realise that I make little to no cash from my poetry, don't they? Everything else I earn goes towards paying my bills from day to day...

TOPPIE: (unsure)

I dunno, Shy... He's a cat - what does he know about anything!

SHY: (mystified)

He knows enough to know about getting you kidnapped... This is very odd, indeed...

JUST AT THAT MOMENT THERE COMES A NOISE - AT FIRST SHY MISTAKES IT FOR A VAMPIRE CALF - FOR HE CAN SEE A COW-LIKE SHAPE APPROACHING AND HEARS SOMETHING THAT SOUNDS LIKE A MOO; BUT THE MORE HE HEARS THE SOUND THE MORE HE BELIEVES IT TO BE THE SOUND OF A MOO IF A CAT WAS TRYING TO PRETEND TO BE A COW AND HAD TO STOP HIMSELF FROM PURRING...

(urgently) TOPPIE!! QUICK!! I THINK I HEAR TOLSTOY! WELL, I HEAR A CAT - IT MUST BE HIM, SURELY!?

TOPPIE: (listening)

I don't hear anything? If only I had Sassy here - he's my laptop - he'd be able to amplify the sounds...

SHY: (lowering his voice in both fear and excitement)

I know who Sassy is! I do listen to your show, remember!? Golly - I've only just realised! You remembered Sassy! Toppie - don't you see; you're memory is beginning to return!

TOPPIE: (amazed)

So I am! Oh, that's marvellous, isn't it?!

SHY: (urgently)

No time to celebrate, though... Quick! You've got to get out of here... We'll meet up again later - you mustn't let him catch up with you...

TOPPIE: (bemused, then pausing)

But I still don't hear anything... (he listens again) Oh... Maybe I do, now...

THEY BOTH LISTEN AND SURE ENOUGH THE CAT/COW IS STILL COMING TOWARDS THEM - TOPPIE ATTEMPTS TO RUN, STILL INSIDE THE COW SUIT - BUT FALLS OVER... SHY HELPS HIM UP - BUT HAS SOME WISE ADVICE FOR THE POOR GENTLEMAN...

SHY: (breathily as he helps him)

Get out of the suit and just run - you're only slowing yourself down...

TOPPIE: (embarrassed)

But I'm only in my underwear...

SHY: (removing his jacket)

Here! Take this... You'll never get away inside that cow... Can you get yourself back to my house?

TOPPIE: (unsure)

Err... I think so...

SHY: (reassuringly)

Then I'll see you there... We'll work out what to do...

TOPPIE: (grateful)

Thank you, yeti...

SHY NODS AND WATCHES AS THE CAT/COW LOLLOPS CLOSER - GLANCING BACK HE IS RELIEVED TO SEE THAT TOPPIE IS MAKING SOME DISTANCE BETWEEN THEM... THE CAT IS COMING CLOSER - HE SOUNDS ANGRY - BUT SHY LOOKS CONFIDENT...

SHY: (defiantly)

Don't think I'm scared of you, Tolstoy! I THOUGHT you'd be here; but I have come prepared... I don't know what hold you have over Toppie or why you are doing this - I don't believe it can really be about money! Your plan is too convoluted for that - and nobody has any money anyway! Whatever your true motivation is I mean to stop you and help that poor man get his memory back and then I intend to get him safely home! Don't think you can mess with me, Tolstoy - I know it's you... I come armed with some of the strongest cat-nip known to man... It'll stop you in your tracks...

SHY YETI REACHES FOR HIS COAT POCKETS - PATTING HIMSELF DOWN AS HE REALISES THAT HE CAN'T FIND THE CAT-NIP - IT IS GONE... WELL, OF COURSE IT IS!!

Oh goodness... It was in my coat pockets... TOPPIE!!

BUT THERE IS NO REPLY - BY NOW TOPPIE IS TOO FAR AWAY TO HEAR HIM AND THE CAT-COW COMES EVER CLOSER - SHY DOESN'T HANG AROUND BUT HIGH-TAILS IT ACROSS THE FIELD IN PURSUIT OF TOPPIE... THE CAT-COW JUST WATCHES - AND THEN - SUDDENLY, WITHOUT WARNING - HE IS GONE... HE HAS VANISHED - AS IF SOMEHOW TELEPORTED AWAY...

WHAT EVER WILL HAPPEN NEXT!?

TO BE CONTINUED...

Note: This story will be continued - but not necessarily in the next Shy Yeti script.

This post and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler 2016.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

SHY YETI GOES BACK HOME - AND OTHER THINGIES...

CATCHING UP SINCE THE SHOW!!

Hello beasties!!


Yes! That is me! This still was taken from a slightly spoofy version of Blake's 7 that many of my mutual friends (and future Sutton Park cast-members) were part of back in the early 90s... Here I am again - from the same production, with fellow actor, David Aldridge, on the right.

So... Last time I posted it was all about the recent Poetry Cafe show at The Poetry Cafe, but I didn't really tell you much about what I got up to immediately after... 

Before we go any further, however, I'd like to share with you the links for my latest episode of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST... It took a little longer to get that one out due to me being just that extra bit busier than usual over the last couple of weekends. I spent most of Sunday editing quite literally 10 minutes of ummms and fluffed lines from the episode until it came down just under an hour in length!!

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 8: LOOKING BACK AND LOOKING FORWARD...

Here we are for episode EIGHT!! This time Mr Yeti catches up with a member of his family - tries to make peace with some grumpy house-mates, looks back at his "SUTTON PARK" days and shares another poem. Dameus Twinklehorn also reports in and we get another incite into Mr Yeti's vinyl collection. He also gets very excited about his recent appearance on THE SMELLCAST. The clips from SUTTON PARK were recorded back in the 1990s and I'd like to thank Andrew T and Harry F for allowing me to use these scenes. I would also like to thank Toppie Smellie for allowing me to use clips of our chat from THE SMELLCAST 414. Our next episode should be available within the next ten days... Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments. The music was by Shy Yeti. This episode and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2016. Episode 8 was recorded between the 24th June and the 10th July 2016. This episode is on iTunes, Acast and the Soundcloud link is:

https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-8-looking-back-and-looking-forward

In addition to that... Toppie Smellie has released the second part of his interview with me.

THERE'S A SHY YETI ON THE TELLEY (PART TWO) THE SMELLCAST EPISODE 415...

A very special Happy Birthday shout-out to KAYDIN of Washington DC!  HI KAY!!!!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!  A holiday related Stick It Out Your Back Door and the 2nd part of our interview with Paul Chandler, the Shy Yeti!

This episode is available on iTunes amongst other places and you can find all the links you need at:

https://smellcast.wordpress.com/2016/07/15/sc-415-theres-a-shy-yeti-on-the-telley-part-two/
Returning to "real" life... There's not a lot to say about what I was getting up to before last week's show - other than that I got there in good time after a long-ish day at work and thankfully the evening went really well - but it was only just the start of the weekend; I've had a pretty busy time since then...

As I may have already mentioned I spent the weekend with my friends Nick and Aly Goodman who came all the way from Salisbury for the show. We were very busy during my stay - Nick and I recorded quite a lengthy chat for what will probably end up as Episode 10 of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST and we even recorded a little something in advance for this year's Halloween episode!! Yes, I know - it's only July - but I want to prepare!! As well as podcast shenanigans we also began The Great SUTTON PARK Preservation Project! The next few photos are clips taken from very early SUTTON PARK episodes - around episode 18 from December 1992 and below you can see Elaine Musselwhite (then Elaine Bull) in her role as mystic "Madame Elaine!" I am also there - looking young and in one picture I have a balloon hanging out of my mouth - the balloon being Madame Elaine's cheap "crystal ball" replacement. Yes, hat should was completely nuts - that's why I find myself still talking about it almost 25 years later!

The following photos are of Nick and I, during the weekend, whilst we were recording the commentary for our 2000 "short", LAS POOL... It's one of the few occasions where I've recorded a commentary and had far too much to say - but then LAS POOL is extremely short! It's the story of a man who wins a competition for a weekend in Blackpool, but accidentally gets sent to Las Vegas instead and is very grumpy that he didn't get to go where he thought he was going - even though Las Vegas is probably far more exclusive and exciting!

Of course, a Shy Yeti post in 2016 wouldn't be complete without some cute photos of Deeley... Here are one or two of them for you!!

Deeley! What a mess you've made! (It wasn't really him, I was just clearing out a cupboard) There below he is again, hiding under the duvet and complaining about being disturbed!

This photo is... well... this is Stone Henge made out of fudge!!

On the Sunday, after I'd seen Nick and Aly, I also got to revisit some old haunts in the village where I grew up and to record some links for a future podcast episode - those photos are coming up right at the end... Oh, and I also spoke to my mum about something naughty that I did when I was a littlun'!

Since my return from Salisbury I've been busy recording more interviews - I've spoken to more old friends - meeting up after work in London and then this weekend I saw two ex-Sutton Park stars and travelled to Winchester to meet up with them. It's quite possible that their names will mean nothing to you - but as is the case with most guests on THE SHY LIFE PODCAST, you don't need to know who they are for them to have something interesting to say. I've at least two more - maybe three more - interviews to record this week - and I'm arranging another for the week before I go away to Kent... I'm glad to say that I'm going to have plenty to release, at this rate, during August into September. 

Next week, I'm hoping to have another podcast ready to release - not to mention another Shy Yeti sketch - this one involves Vampire Cows... So, it's business as usual for Mr Yeti then, right!? Right!!

Enjoy the photos - more soon!

Yeti hugs,

Paul xx

P.S. Thanks to Toby for the Deeley photos! The other cat in the photos, below, is called Megan and she lives (with her two daughters) with my mum and dad! She seems quite taken with me... Another podcast listener? I'm hoping so... hehe.

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