Monday, August 13, 2018

IT'S ANOTHER NEW SHY YETI PRODUCTION...

THE SHY YETI SCRIPTS ARE UNLEASHED!!

Hello beasties!

This week I may have some more photos for you from recent podcast episodes - not to mention some details about the second of my two summer book releases. First up - the last few episodes of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST...

Our first episode, this time, is the one that I was working on when my old laptop "drunk the coffee" - I had edited quite a lot of it so it was a blow to lose all that work; even though I didn't actually lose the recordings. Once I had my new laptop set up the last thing I wanted to do was to go back to the same episode and so I edited a few others first before returning to it... Anyway, it's done now and I'm glad to finally release it!

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 186: MAKE A DATE WITH IKK'S TRUE LOVE AGENCY!!

Here we are for episode 186 - Ikk has decided to start a dating agency - but wants some help from the regulars; also seeking advice from the listeners. Martin reads some poetry and there is also audio from mid-1990s SUTTON PARK episodes. Thanks to our special guests - Toppie Smellie and team, Jay The Hauntcub and Harry F - not to mention LSF via archive footage! Our next show, number 187 sees Paul catching up with podcasting royalty with a bumper-length natter about favourite movies. 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. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. Sound effects by Paul Chandler. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2018.  Episode 186 was recorded between 13th and 24th June 2018.

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

186: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-186-make-a-date-with-ikks-true-love-agency

Our next episode is our longest yet and although it was tempting to release it as a two-parter I didn't really want to do that; it's nice to have a longer episode sometimes and I think it all moves along quite quickly. The addition of a chat done with Toppie recently adds to the length of the show - but ti fits well considering the subject matter of our talk and it breaks up the "top 5" chat too. I hope you enjoy it.

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 187: THE PRINCESS AND THE FILM STAR...

Here we are for episode 187 - a bumper-length - longest EVER edition of the show  in which Paul talks about favourite films with special guests DJ Starsage and Princess Mykah from The Faraway Nearby. Paul also catches up with Toppie Smellie from The Smellcast and they discuss some of their favourite actors from back in the day! Our next show, number 188 sees Mr Yeti catching up with his niece during her recent visit to the UK in July 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. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. Sound effects by Paul Chandler. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2018.  Episode 187 was recorded on the 4th of August 2018.

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

187: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-187-the-princess-and-the-film-star

Just for reference - the films that we discussed (with links) are as follows:


TALKING WITH DJ AND PRINCESS MYKAH

DJ Starsage (Faraway Nearby, Surely You Jest) UniVoz - CEO
Princess Mykah (Faraway Nearby)
Mr Shy Yeti (The Shy Life Podcast Yeti)

D.J.'S TOP 5 FILMS - AS OF 04/08/2018

WEIRD SCIENCE (1985)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weird_Science_(film)

DON'T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER'S DEAD (1991)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don%27t_Tell_Mom_the_Babysitter%27s_Dead

CONTACT (1997)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contact_(1997_American_film)

LITTLE VOICE (1998)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Voice_(film)

WHAT DREAMS MAY COME (1998)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_Dreams_May_Come_(film)


PRINCESS MYKAH'S TOP 5 FILMS - AS OF 04/08/2018

CLUELESS (1995)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clueless_(film)

AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Psycho_(film)

THE USUAL SUSPECTS (1995)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Usual_Suspects

DIRTY DANCING (1987)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirty_Dancing

SCREAM (1996)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scream_(1996_film)


SHY YETI'S TOP 5 FILMS - AS OF 04/08/2018

AM√ČLIE (2001)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Am%C3%A9lie

ROSEMARY’S BABY (1968)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosemary%27s_Baby_(film)

TORSO (1973)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torso_(1973_film)

SMALL TIME CROOKS (2000)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_Time_Crooks

TALENTED MR RIPLEY (1999)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Talented_Mr._Ripley_(film)

I also asked what types of films the guests try to avoid (I said Westerns) - which film they never want to have to see again (I said Mission Impossible - 2) and which film they think is over-rated (I said Star Wars, but only because I'm just a bit sick of still hearing about it all the time after 40 plus years.) You'll have to listen to the show to hear how DJ and Princess Mykah replied.

Before I get into an argument with my vague Star Wars dissing - here are some more photos from my recent trip to Scotland, as featured in episode 185.


Next up I'm going to tell you about my next little book; released on Friday 3rd August 2018...


THE SHY YETI SKETCH-BOOK

A collection of scripts written between 2016 and 2017 which concern a certain Shy Yeti - poet and podcaster supreme (at least that's how HE describes himself!) Mr Yeti goes through all manner of adventures in this compilation of 16 different stories (plus one or two other special extras) which were all first published in draft form on www.shyyeti.com

Pbk: http://www.lulu.com/shop/paul-chandler/the-shy-yeti-sketch-book/paperback/product-23745674.html (£9.99) 

Hbk: http://www.lulu.com/shop/paul-chandler/the-shy-yeti-sketch-book/hardcover/product-23746286.html (£15.99)


A few more photos of the new book, taken whilst I was up in Scotland back in July...


Some screen-shots from some recent new additions to my SUTTON PARK video collection on my MRSHYYETI Youtube account - the first one comes from late 1993 and the others from summer 1995.


Next time I'll be getting ready to share with you a script that I've written for the podcast; this time I'm going to let you read it in advance of it appearing on the podcast - it's currently being recorded. I'll also be getting ready for my trip to Vienna - which is what I'll be telling you about it two posts time!

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

Yeti hugs,

Paul (aka Shy Yeti) xx 

P.S. The last of the photos are not taken from any recording session - just a brief visit that I paid to London's Tate Modern last month on the way to meeting flat-mate Calum for our weekly pub jaunt! Some nice views of London at very least; I hope you'll agree...





SHY LIFE PODCAST SHOWS - COMING SOON!!

August heads on and the following episodes are those that we'll be presenting on THE SHY LIFE PODCAST over the next couple of months... We're also recording new shows along the way and so this list tends to change every time I post here. Big event episodes coming up include our tribute to the Pride48 New Orleans event in August and our very own episode 200 which should be coming up by mid-October; we'll have a new theme tune for you then too! Anyway, here is the current schedule!

188. The Yeti And The Narcissist!

Paul catches up with his niece, Alena and they take a test to see how narcissistic they are... Not only do they discover that some of the questions are difficult to answer - but also, surprisingly - that it's not all about them!!

189. Live Pride48 Show - August 2018

We're live and on the air for our August show - with lots of extra material for the podcast version of the episode!

190. Shy Yeti Salutes Pride48!

In which Shy Yeti and the gang salute Pride48 with help from Toppie Smellie!

191. 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...

192. Look Into My Eyes... On The Radio!?!

In which Paul seeks hypnotic help from Cromitty before heading onto the radio - but Zap has plans to turn his poetic plans into utter chaos - live over the airwaves!!

193. Marseille Episode

Find out what Mr Yeti got up to whilst in Marseille back in late May 2018.

194. 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!

195. Live Pride48 Show - September 2018

We're live and on the air for our September show - with lots of extra material for the podcast version of the episode!

196. 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!

197. The Return Of Dameus The Interviewer

Dameus interviews all manner of podcasting celebrities as part of his return to the chat-show circuit.

198. ...And Suddenly It Was 1988!

In which Paul and Nick discuss the music of 1988 in both the UK and US.

199. Digging Into Unheard Of Places

Paul digs through the archives to find a few interesting conversations that never made it onto shows. This episode may be postponed due to recent technical difficulties and replaced with another episode.

200. The Murder Mystery Weekend

It's episode 200 and we celebrate with a very special murder mystery weekend!

### Additionally:

### 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?

### More About The Alien Book

We learn a little more about The Alien Book which made Ikk so unwell at the start of the year - but, of course - things are never simple.

### The Halloween Episode 2018

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

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

Sunday, August 05, 2018

VISITING NESSIE AND OTHER OLD FRIENDS...

A TRIP BACK UP TO SCOTLAND...

Hello beasties!

This week I'll be talking about recent podcast episodes and also spilling some tea (!?!) on what I got up to during my recent trip to Scotland; including some of the photos that I took whilst I was away; although I am still getting used to my new laptop and how to access my older photos from iCloud. As you will see as we move into the post, I did record an episode of the show whilst I was away and that has just been released too.

So yes... I mentioned the new laptop... Let's just say that there were issues whilst I was away with my old laptop... I won't say any more because episode 184 is all about what happened...

Hopefully I'll have some Scottish photos for you later in this post - but first I have some photos from the recording of episode 184... The first of them were taken in a wood - a wood which I returned to briefly the other day and where I actually recorded some of the links for the pilot episode back in May 2016.


Let's move on to the last couple of podcasts that have been released recently...

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 184: WHAT'S UP WITH SHY YETI!?

Here we are for episode 184 - and in yet another change from the advertised programme we find Mr Yeti deep in the doldrums and unwilling to edit another edition of the show. All the regulars - led by Yeti Uncle John are extremely concerned and together they try their very best to find out what is wrong... Something clearly happened during a recent trip away - but WHAT!?! Which of the regulars can solve the mystery and will Paul be persuaded to continue THE SHY LIFE PODCAST!?! Our next show, #185 reveals more of what went on during Paul's recent Scottish trip - that's if we can find somebody to edit it! 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, Soundbible and Toppie Smellie. All other content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2018.  Episode 184 was recorded on Thursday 26th July 2018.

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

184: http://shyyeti.libsyn.com/the-shy-life-podcast-184-whats-up-with-shy-yeti

Our next episode is all about my recent trip to Scotland where I got the chance to catch up with an old friend...

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 185: CATCHING UP WITH NESSIE...

Here we are for episode 185 - in which we follow Paul on his recent trip to Scotland (along with flat-mate Calum and his mum!) We learn about Paul's latest writing projects - hear some poems and the regulars also chip in with a comment or two! Our next show, number 186 has all the gossip on Ikk's new venture - a dating agency! 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, except for clips from Big Fatty Online. (Thank you!) Episode 185 was recorded between the 17th July and the 1st August 2018.

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

185: http://shyyeti.libsyn.com/the-shy-life-podcast-185-catching-up-with-nessie

We had a really nice time in Scotland - but I won't say too much about what we got up to as it's covered pretty completely during the actual episode. Here are some photos from the trip however - and I'll also post a few more next time too.

Soon after returning from Scotland I paid another visit to Radio Wey on Saturday 28th July 2018 to appear on a show with Tim and Nathan. Tim will soon be moving to another station - so this might be our last time on Radio Wey for now; but hopefully we'll get to appear with Tim in his new radio home in the autumn. I have an exciting episode of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST to go with this recent appearance and hopefully I'll be editing that sometime during the next few weeks. By the way, this time I read three poems - all of which appear in my new compilation, SHY YETI'S GRRR-EATEST HITS...

COLIN THE CUSTARD-EATING SPIDER
BRITISH SUMMERTIME IS HERE!
DISCO YETI

Next time I'll be sharing more photos from Scotland - telling you about out latest podcast episodes and revealing all the news on the second of my summer book releases; this one being THE SHY YETI SCRIPT BOOK which came out at the start of August.

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

Yeti hugs, Paul (aka Shy Yeti) xx



SHY LIFE PODCAST SHOWS - COMING SOON!!

It's August and the year is speeding on for THE SHY LIFE PODCAST, so far - and the following shows are the ones that we're presenting next... We're also recording new shows along the way and so this list tends to change every time I post here. Big event episodes coming up include our tribute to the Pride48 New Orleans event in August and our very own episode 200 which should be coming up by September; we have a new theme tune for you then too! Anyway, here is the schedule as it stands today!

186. Ikk's Incredible New Dating Agency

Ikk has decided to start a dating agency - but wants to pilot some ideal questions with the regulars; also seeking advice for listeners about their own dating advice.

187. The Princess And The Film Star!!

In which Paul talks with special guests DJ Starsage and Princess Mykah from The Faraway Nearby about their favourite films, Paul also catches up with Toppie and they discuss some of their favourite actors from back in bygone times!

188. The Yeti And The Narcissist!

Paul catches up with his niece, Alena and they take a test to see how narcissistic they are... Not only do they discover that some of the questions are difficult to answer - but also, surprisingly - that it's not all about them!!

189. Live Pride48 Show - August 2018

We're live and on the air for our August show - with lots of extra material for the podcast version of the episode!

190. Shy Yeti Salutes Pride48!

In which Shy Yeti and the gang salute Pride48 with help from Toppie Smellie!

191. 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...

192. Look Into My Eyes... On The Radio!?!

In which Paul seeks hypnotic help from Cromitty before heading onto the radio - but Zap has plans to turn his poetic plans into utter chaos - live over the airwaves!!

193. Digging Into Unheard Of Places

Paul digs through the archives to find a few interesting conversations that never made it onto shows. This episode may be postponed due to recent technical difficulties and replaced with another episode.

194. 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!

195. Live Pride48 Show - September 2018

We're live and on the air for our September show - with lots of extra material for the podcast version of the episode!

196. 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!

197. Marseille Episode

Find out what Mr Yeti got up to whilst in Marseille in late May.

198. The Return Of Dameus The Interviewer

Dameus interviews all manner of podcasting celebrities as part of his return to the chat-show circuit.

199. ...And Suddenly It Was 1988!

In which Paul and Nick discuss the music of 1988 in both the UK and US.

200. The Murder Mystery Weekend

It's episode 200 and we celebrate with a very special murder mystery weekend!

### Additionally:

### 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?

### More About The Alien Book

We learn a little more about The Alien Book which made Ikk so unwell at the start of the year - but, of course - things are never simple.

### The Halloween Episode 2018

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

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