A LOST STORY FROM "A YETI WAY OF THINKING..."
This week I have a short story for you that I recently found in a note-pad from 2013, which included a few incomplete poems and the first draft of a short story called EAT TO THE BEAT. Had I remembered that the story was in there then I would definitely have typed it up and included it in my most recent collection, A YETI WAY OF THINKING because it includes all the main short pieces that I wrote between late 2012 and the end of 2014.
Before we go any further... There is no new episode of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST to announce this time - as two episodes came out in quickly succession. Episode 10 is well on its way to being completed, but it will depend on what internet availability I have next week whilst I'm away in the country! At worst there will be something new for you by Saturday 6th August, but it may be sooner!
I've been recording a lot of interviews recently - some of them are people you may not have heard of - but who have interesting stories to tell or have some cool things to say about subjects that we like to discuss. One of my better known guests is podcaster supreme, Toppie Smellie - whose show, THE SMELLCAST I appeared on quite recently. I'm glad to say that on Saturday 23rd July 2016 we were able to record a conversation for THE SHY LIFE PODCAST which will probably make up two shows (potentially episodes 15 and 16) We also recorded for another very important 2016 episode - but I won't even mention that at the moment! I'm feeling very happy to have secured and safely recorded this chat - and it's a lovely feeling to know that I have so many interviews squirrelled away for future episodes.
Talking of which - I want to share with you a couple more photos... These are from a recent appearance I made on Radio Wey - this was also on Saturday 23rd July 2016 - it really was a fun and busy day for me... I was able to read five pieces from A YETI WAY OF THINKING on my friend, Tim Mitchell's, radio show between 6-7pm that day. My last appearance on the show was around the summer of 2012 - so it's good to be back! Where have those 4 years gone!?
A YETI WAY OF THINKING contains over 80 new poems, stories and vignettes by Paul Chandler, a.k.a. Shy Yeti, written between Autumn 2012 and Summer 2014. They include: ARE THEY AWARE I’M A WEREWOLF?, GIN GOBLINS, INFAMY AND CURRANT BUNS, I USED TO BE A TEN, MYSTERY HEN, ONION MAN, PICCADILLY IS A RUBBISH CIRCUS, TWO VAMPIRE HUNTING YETI, YOU’LL DO and many more…
Pbk: http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/a-yeti-way-of-thinking/18213326 £8.99
Hbk: http://www.lulu.com/content/hardcover-book/a-yeti-way-of-thinking/18214369 £14.99
This particular story was written during a solo trip to the Rules restaurant in Covent Garden in December 2013 - it was complete, but I did tweak and re-write bits of it when I typed it up. It is one of two stories that I wrote during trips to Rules - the previous one being a year or two before - they probably thought that I was writing a restaurant review!
This is my poetry book from 2009 and yes, it's where the podcast got its name!! I thought "the high life" pin still worked and so, I re-used it!