Monday, August 19, 2019

OFF TO MY SECRET HOME-FROM-HOME...

IT'S SUMMER! WE'RE ABOUT TO GO ALL KENT-ISH...

Hello beasties!


This time we're going to be looking at some of the recent episodes of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - before turning to photos and chatter about my recent return to a top secret location in Kent; my hidey-hole for the emergency recording of podcasts and the like! Yes... More holidays! Hoorah! :)

Before we go on - I have some announcements...

Hidden Tiger has just published a book about Nick Goodman's series, Life After - which I contributed stories to back in the early 90s. Here are the details and also an interview with Nick about the series.

The book:
http://www.hiddentigerbooks.co.uk/magnet_memories_life_after.htm

The interview: 
http://www.hiddentigerbooks.co.uk/magnet_memories_life_after_interview.htm

There is also a new Round The Archives episode that I am involved in...

Episode 38: (August 2019):
https://soundcloud.com/user-868590968/rta038-episode-38

There are many articles by all manner of persons; mine is about the 70s kids show, Animal Kwackers.

I have also loaded some new Sutton Park clips onto youtube:

Episodes 111-112 (Summer 1993):
https://youtu.be/pPiBoEYbZBs

Episodes 1606-1608 (February 1997):
https://youtu.be/T8ammYz6inI

Episodes 1704-1705 (July 1997):
https://youtu.be/tua97ctuldc

Episode 1847: (November/December 1997):
https://youtu.be/xEsU2Q5VN9g

Next up though , Paul is busy - but the regulars, especially Ikk, are keen to record a show...

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 271:

PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB THE YETI!


Here we are for episode 271! Paul is busy with work for his Control Inc. managers and so Ikk has to take over the show - only the regulars don't get the message and poor Mr Yeti is bothered from every angle! Thank you to the LOTSL team for the use of a clip of LOTSL #291 on which I appeared. There is also a clip from my article about Prisoner: Cell Block H which first appeared in episode 37 of Round The Archives in July 2019. Thank you to Andrew and Lisa for commissioning me for that one! Thanks also to Toppie Smellie for his brief cameo! Our next episode, #272 sees Paul and the gang celebrating the 3000th episode of Big Fatty Online - only it isn't the last episode after all!! 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, Harry F and Luca. Sound effects by Shy Yeti. All content, except the clips from LOTSL and Round The Archives are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2019. Episode 271 was recorded on the 5th July 2019.

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

271: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-271-please-do-not-disturb-the-yeti

Next up - we originally recorded this episode when Big Fatty had planned to end his little show at episode 3000 - only he changed his plan (yay!) - but we're still celebrating this special milestone!

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 272:

GOODBYE BIG FATTY - THEN HELLO AGAIN!

Here we are for episode 272! As "Big Fatty Online" reaches episode 3000 and draws to a close - The Shy Life Podcast team somehow manage to make their celebration of the BFO all about themselves! Oh well... the little show never finished in the end anyway; we recorded this before Big Fatty changed his mind! (Hooray!) There are also poems, a brief Sutton Park clip from late November 1997 and all manner of BFO-inspired clips. Thank you to Big Fatty for the use of clips from old episodes of the show. Our next episode, #273 sees us investigating the mysteries of "Control Incorporated"! Who is the shady figure behind the company? 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, Harry F and Luca. All content of this episode - except "Big Fatty Online" clips are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2019. Episode 272 was recorded between 12th June and the 31st July 2019, with some extra clips first used on old BFO editions.

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

272: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-272-goodbye-big-fatty-then-hello-again

Next up - we take a look into the mysterious company known as Control Incorporated...

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 273:

INVESTIGATING "CONTROL INCORPORATED"!

Here we are for episode 273! Paul and the gang begin to investigate the murky world of Control Incorporated - the management company which Paul mistakenly got involved with some months ago; it would appear that there are worrying links back to the past... We also have poems and a bumper-crop of clips from both the 90s and early 2010s! Keep listening right until the end for an exclusive advert for the event of Autumn 2019! Our next episode, #274 sees us heading back onto the Pride48 live stream for August 2019 - a day or two early! 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. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler. This episode was recorded between the 8th and 12th July 2019, with extra material recorded between the 1st and the 9th August 2019. We also have a Sutton Park clip from 1997 and a slightly re-envisioned version of episode 1 of 2010s Sutton Park - SW1 mini-series which can also be found on Paul's MRSHYYETI Youtube page. 

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

273: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-273-investigating-control-inc

Finally - our most recent episode is all about Albert The Dragon...


THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 274:

ON FIRE WITH ALBERT THE DRAGON!!


Here we are for episode 274! Paul and the team follow Albert’s Progress as he takes a rather extraordinary summer job! Our next episode, #275 sees us exploring the archives for episodes that we never got to finish and which you never heard! 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 Shy Yeti and Soundbible. Episode 274 was originally supposed to be our LIVE episode for August, but this has had to be postponed until later in the month due to technical issues with the stream. All content is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2019. Episode 274 was recorded on the 2nd August 2019, with Sutton Park clips from the later 90s and additional material recorded between the 13th and 14th August 2019.

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

274: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-274-on-fire-with-albert-the-dragon

As mentioned, I've been away in Kent this week - so what did I get up to? I won't say too much as there will be a podcast all about my trip, but I will give you a brief overview...

I headed off to Folkestone on Saturday - spending the next few days editing and working on podcasts... I won't reveal who I recorded with yet as I have so many exciting episodes raring to be released and I don't know quite what order they'll be released. That said, I'll be releasing my Kent Diary episode in early September and you'll get to hear a few clips from some of these forthcoming chats. On the Monday I visited Canterbury for a spot of shopping and a cinema trip (Blinded By The Light) and on Tuesday and Wednesday I continued working on podcasts. Old School Friend Harry came to stay for the end of the holiday - there was another trip to Canterbury to see the new Tarantino film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and on Friday we worked on recording another his songs, before returning on Saturday.

I didn't take a lot of photos this time as I've visited the area so often - but I'll share the ones that I did take when it comes to releasing the Diary episode next month...

Next time we'll be sharing with you a script that we wrote for another podcast - scenes that features Bettina Du Pres (from THE SHY LIFE PODCAST) and Aunt Tappie (from THE SMELLCAST); featuring on another show... More on that next time!!!


That's all for now...

Take care - more soon,

Yeti hugs,

Paul (aka Shy Yeti) xx

SHY LIFE PODCAST SHOWS...

COMING SOON!!

August is well under-way and we have lots of new episodes in the pipe-line! Our schedule list does tend to change every time I post, but right about now this is a pretty good guide to the episodes that we are hoping to release over the next few months; not to forget our monthly LIVE episode! Anyway - take a look at what else we have in store...

Anyway, here is our current schedule!

275. Some More Shy Life Episodes You Never Heard!

This time we collect together some scenes from episodes of the show which were never completed!

276. Shy Yeti And The Pride48 Impression Contest!

The Shy Life Podcast team are keen to send a member of the team forward to the big variety contest at this year's Pride48 event in New Orleans; but, of course - nothing goes very smoothly at all!

277. Live (Late) Pride48 Show - August 2019

Our second attempt at doing a live edition of the show in August 2019!

278. Off To The Movies With DJ And Toppie!

Paul catches up with DJ Starsage and Toppie Smellie to look back at the films that they discussed during the first season of their podcast, Matinee Minutiae!

279. Shy Yeti's Summer Retreat!

Paul heads back down to Kent for a week of creativity! Paul's manager wants him to stir up trouble to get more ghosts on the show! (Recording mid-August 2019!) 

280. Art With The RTA Gang!

My co-hosts Andrew, Lisa and Martin Holmes from Round The Archives join me to discuss art and comics and all manner of exciting creative actives - illustrations will be provided!

281. George In Atlanta Is Back!

Paul chats to George In Atlanta about all manner of subjects and catches up with some of the things they've been up to since they last chatted back in November 2018.

282. Caveman Logic - 10th Anniversary show

The second of three 10 year poetry anniversaries for Mr Yeti during 2019.

283. You Can Never Have Enough Martins!!

Paul and Martin H from Round The Archives discuss writing and whatnot - before moving on to music of a James Bond-shaped kind... There were quite a few big hits - on both sides of the pond!

284. Live Pride48 Show - September 2019

Paul and the regulars are back in the studio for their ever-unpredictable live show for September!

285. Whatever Happened To Dusty The Scone-Eating Dandelion!?

Paul and the team receive a tip-off about an elusive acquaintance of theirs - Dusty The Scone-Eating Dandelion who went missing under mysterious circumstances some time ago... Paul, Yeti Uncle John and Calum head off to The Isle Of Wight in search of their friend; but will they find him!?!

286. What Else Went On Back In Venice...

We finally learn what else occurred during Paul's trip to Venice back in March...

287. Charlie Grrr and The Pie With The Pastry Plumage!

Charlie relates the tale of the pie with the pastry plumage... Not everyone is impressed!

288. Do Not Meet The Gaze Of The Great Shy Yeti!

In which Shy Yeti appears to be getting a bit too big for his boots - or is there more to it than that!

289. When 1983 Came To Visit And **** Came Too!

Paul and Deeley have a guest to their little house - and some 1980s musical discussions occur too!

290. Hen Nights And Stag-Dos - The Bettina And Dameus Way!

It is the night of Bettina's Hen Night and Dameus's Stag-Do and the two evening really couldn't be more different!!

291. We Have Detected An Alien In Disguise!

Ikk and Cromitty detect an alien in disguise who is living far closer to them than they ever expected!

292. Getting Freaky Again!

Paul and the gang catch up with Freakquincy from The Gay Wasteland for a bit of a chat about creativity and music!

293. The Will Of The People

There is bad feeling in Shy Life Podcast-land when the "will of the people" threatens to cause trouble for the show!

294. Shy Yeti Gets Back To Scotland!

We join Paul and Calum as they head back to Dunbar for a few days. Nessie is having problems and seeks help with the podcast gang, meanwhile Paul's management is keen that Paul should offer himself as Nessie's exclusive biographer; only Nessie really doesn't want to be interviewed as he has a very large secret! We also speak to Lisa and Trowby about some quite obscure "mythical" beasties.

295. Live Pride48 Show - October 2019

Paul and the regulars are back in the studio for their ever-unpredictable live show for October!

296. 1978 - You're The One That I Want!

Paul and Nick discuss 1978 - a year that is full of hits and which will probably get you dancing!

297. The Shy Life Halloween Episode - 2019

The Shy Life team do their best to pull together a Halloween episode for 2019.

298. The Shy Life (Poetry Collection) - 10th Anniversary show

Paul heads out and about to celebrate the third of three 10 year poetry anniversaries during 2019.

299. Robot Big Fatty Update!

We join Paul and the gang to see how the Big Fatty Robot is coping with life on The Shy Life little show...

300. The Wedding Of Bettina Du Pres and Dameus Twinklehorn!

Paul heads out and about to celebrate the third of three 10 year poetry anniversaries during 2019.

301. A Catchy Tune... But It's Too Much Information!

Harry asks Paul whether he'd help sing another song with him - but this time he calls in old friend Tallulah Twinklehorn to give him a few extra singing lessons!

302. Keeping Mum...

Nick and I share more interesting conversations with our mothers!

### Additionally:

There will - most probably - be live shows every month; but we also have plenty of other episodes either in planning or partially recorded. 

### The Return Of Dameus The Interviewer

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

### The Truth About The Shy Life Podcast!

We look back at some of the scandal that has affected the little show over the years - the lives - the loves and maybe we'll even learn the truth about who pushed Zap down the stairs in episode 200!

### The New Caretaker / "Where's Me Booook!?"

What with Yeti Uncle John often being up in space - Bettina gives Paul the details of a caretaker who used to work on her Estate... It seems like a good idea until it becomes evident that this gentleman swings from being extremely lazy to shovelling every last thing into a bin bag... What ever will happen when he reaches the basement and finds all the tat in Cromitty's laboratory; what will happen to all those priceless Sutton Park tapes? For that matter will Cuthbert make it through the night!?!

### 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. Unfortunately his upgrade also unearths the control of a certain app that was once installed on him! 

### 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 Continuing Mystery Of Long Lost Cousin Algernon

A number of episodes that involve Martin's investigation into Long Lost Cousin Algernon. What will he find?

### Gordon The Crypt-keeper In Need!

Gordon is back - but he has recently lost his job! Mr Yeti does his best to try and help him out...

### Bits And Bobs and Bobs And Bits - Mk 2

More clips from the archives and recent conversations that don't have a home!!

### Shy Yeti And The Shame Inspectors

Shy Yeti gets more than he expects when he receives a visit from Isaac and Declan from That's A Shame podcast - they are constantly on the lookout for Shame sources - but this time they have Paul in their sights!

### Behind The Scenes - Fiction Within Fiction!

Paul looks back at how he used to film Sutton Park behind the scenes on some of Nick's films - with clips from both Tide Of Freedom and Evil Trophy and the equally as dramatic Sutton Park episodes recorded during these productions. 

### Shy Yeti's Three Birthday Treats!

Paul reflects on three treats that he had for his recent birthday - involving activities with Nick concerning Paul's manager, the usual silliness with Toppie and a trip away with Jay and Ikk; all these treats are quite unusual to say the very least... 

### Shy Yeti's Birthday Diary 2019

Paul shares his birthday diary with the listeners as he and Toby head off into the wilds of the UK for his birthday! Things are getting out of hand with his manager and Paul has some very shocking news! Can Mr Trowbridge be of any help?

### Episode One Billion

We look forward a year or two to see how things are going for The Shy Life Podcast as we hit episode One Billion. Things are a little more advanced - but all the gang are still on board!!

### The First Last Shy Life Podcast Episode

This is the last episode of The Shy Life Podcast episode... or is it? 
(Recorded in July 2019 - but not scheduled for release, as yet)

### The Second Last Shy Life Podcast Episode

This is our Second attempt at a last episode of The Shy Life Podcast... Might it be real this time!?

This post and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2019

Thursday, August 01, 2019

"GREAT SCOT, SHY YETI!!"

MISTER YETI RETURNS TO SCOTLAND...



Hello beasties!

This time I'll be telling you about my recent trip to Scotland - with some photos from the trip to boot!

First up though, here is some bits and pieces on some of our recent podcast episodes...

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 267:

SHAKEN YET NEVER STIRRED!!

Here we are for episode 267! We're back this time - with Nick G and Andy C to continue our discussion, (begun in #265) about the films in the James Bond franchise... There is also yeti-verse, Sutton Park clips and conversation with the regulars on all manner of related matters! Thanks to Nick and Andy for their help with this edition of the show. Our next episode, #268 sees us celebrating Charlie Grrr's birthday with a surprise party! 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 Shy Yeti. All content is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2019. Episode 267 was recorded between the 30th March and the 6th July 2019. This show includes a clip from a mid-late 1990s Sutton Park episode; exact number unknown.

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

267: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-267-shaken-yet-never-stirred

Next up - we celebrate the birthday of Beargrrria's biggest super-star, Mister Charlie Grrr himself!

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 268:

EVERY BEAR HAS A BIRTHDAY!

Here we are for episode 268! Charlie Grrr is about to have a significant birthday and Paul decides that they should throw him a surprise party! Of course there are plenty of problems along the way - not to mention a few archive clips and yeti-verse. Extra thanks to our special guests this time: Toppie Smellie and Jay The Hauntcub for their cameo appearances. Our next episode, #269 sees Nick and I catching up to discuss the big pop hits of 1982! 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. Elevator Music especially created by Adam Monroe and Adam Kopcinski, the copyright for this belongs to them. Sound effects by Paul Chandler and Soundbible. All other content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2019. Episode 268 was recorded between 18th June and the 16th July 2019, with a clip from episodes 1702-03 from the 31st July 1997. Thanks to Nick Goodman for converting this footage from the depths of the yeti archives!

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

268: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-birthday-of-charlie-grrroutput

Next up - Nick and I are back to discuss music again - this time we're talking 1982!

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 269:

SHY YETI'S LAND OF MAKE-BELIEVE...

Here we are for episode 269! This time Nick and I are catching up with some of the big pop hits of 1982 on both sides of the pond - not only that but we catch up with the regulars and Ikk and Yeti Uncle John sing some of the songs that reached the charts in '82! Thank you to Nick Goodman for all his help with this edition! Our next episode, #270 sees us back on Pride48 for our slightly belated live show for July 2019! 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. This episode was recorded between the 18th and 21st May 2019, with some additional recording on the 21st July 2019. 

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

269: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-269-shy-yetis-land-of-make-believe

Before we go - here we are once again for our live show for July 2019!

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 270:

(BELATED) LIVE PRIDE48 SHOW - JULY 2019

Here we are for episode 270! This time we head LIVE onto Pride48 for our monthly catch-up - and, as ever - we have a busy show ahead! Things never go smoothly when we're LIVE - but this time our co-hosts really shrink from their responsibilities! There is also extra material from the behind the scenes of some of recent episodes with some extra special guests! Our next show, #271 sees Paul busy at work - only the regulars are intent on interrupting! 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 and Soundbible. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler. This edition was rescheduled from Sunday 21st July when the stream was down and was instead recorded live on Sunday 28th July 2019, with extra material recorded during Summer 2019. 

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

270: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-270-belated-live-pride48-show-july-2019

Next up - we're not long back from Scotland! So, how was it?


This is the third year in a row that I've headed to Scotland with Calum and Sheila - his mum, for the podcast (although Calum and I have had many holidays in Dunbar over the year!) We didn't do a great deal - I took the bus to North Berwick one day and sat there listening to podcasts and watching the view - another day I pottered around Dunbar - we had a couple of nice meals. On our final full day we all headed to Edinburgh and went up on Calton Hill; I took photos and recorded for the podcast. I probably recorded less than usual - but that tends to happen when I go back to Dunbar as I've been there a number of times since the podcast started in 2016 and the plot-line tends to involve Nessie; a lot of the plot recording tends to be done once I get back - with just effects and brief chatter recorded whilst in Dunbar itself.

Here are some photos from the trip - the ones of Deeley were taken by Toby whilst I was away - all other photos are by me!


Next time we'll be off on holiday again - but this time I'm heading to Kent for a creative week down in my old haunt; a place we've visited a fair few times in recent years - in fact I spent my last birthday there back in November 2018...

That's all for now...

Take care - more soon,

Yeti hugs,

Paul (aka Shy Yeti) xx


SHY LIFE PODCAST SHOWS...

COMING SOON!!


July is gone! Don't worry though - we have lots of new episodes in the pipe-line! Our schedule list does tend to change every time I post, but right about now this is a pretty good guide to the episodes that we are hoping to release over the next few months; not to forget our monthly LIVE episode! Anyway - take a look at what else we have in store...

Anyway, here is our current schedule!

271. Please Do Not Disturb The Yeti!

Paul is busy with work for his Control Inc. managers and so Ikk has to take over the show - only the regulars don't get the message and poor Mr Yeti is bothered from every angle!

272. What Are We Going To Do About Big Fatty?

As "Big Fatty Online" reaches episode 3000 and draws to a close - The Shy Life Podcast comes up with a number of ways to cope without "the little show!"

273. Investigating Control Incorporated!

Paul and the gang begin to investigate the murky world of Control Incorporated!

274. Live Pride48 Show - August 2019

August is a busy month on Pride48 and so Paul is heading onto the live stream earlyand the regulars are back in the studio for their ever-unpredictable live show for August!

275. Shy Yeti And The Long Lost Episodes

Paul uncovers a few episodes of the little show that were never completed; were they any good?

276. Behind The Scenes On A Trip To Venice!

We finally get to see what happened behind the scenes on a trip to Venice earlier in 2019!

277. 1978 - You're The One That I Want!

Paul and Nick discuss 1978 - a year that is full of hits and which will probably get you dancing!

278. Whatever Happened To Dusty The Scone-Eating Dandelion!?

Paul and the team receive a tip-off about an elusive acquaintance of theirs - Dusty The Scone-Eating Dandelion who went missing under mysterious circumstances some time ago... Paul, Yeti Uncle John and Calum head off to The Isle Of Wight in search of their friend; but will they find him!?!

279. Caveman Logic - 10th Anniversary show

The second of three 10 year poetry anniversaries for Mr Yeti during 2019.

280. Nessie And The Monster Imposters!

Paul heads back to Dunbar, near Edinburgh to help Nessie deal with some imposters who are attempting to ruin his good reputation - it is clear that he needs a make-over of some kind... Paul turns to Trowby and Lisa from Round The Archives for some advice; but will it do any good?

281. The Return Of Dameus The Interviewer

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

282. The Will Of The People

There is bad feeling in Shy Life Podcast-land when the "will of the people" threatens to cause trouble for the show!

283. Live Pride48 Show - September 2019

Paul and the regulars are back in the studio for their ever-unpredictable live show for September!

284. Albert Makes Fiery Progress!

We follow Albert’s Progress as he opens a home for deprived phoenixes…

285. Shy Yeti And The Impression Contest!

Shy Yeti is roped into doing a podcasters impression contest! 

286. Do Not Meet The Gaze Of The Great Shy Yeti!

In which Shy Yeti appears to be getting a bit too big for his boots - or is there more to it than that!

287. When 1983 Came To Visit And **** Came Too!

Paul and Deeley have a guest to their little house - and some 1980s musical discussions occur too!

288. Keeping Mum...

Nick and I delve into the archives to share more interesting conversations with our mothers!

### Additionally:

There will - most probably - be live shows every month; but we also have plenty of other episodes either in planning or partially recorded. 

### Robot Big Fatty Update!

We join Paul and the gang to see how the Big Fatty Robot is coping with life on The Shy Life little show...

### The Dragon And The Cacti!

Paul and Yeti Uncle John check in on Dragon Albert to see how he is getting on with Bert and Gert; John presumes that it will be a bit of a rescue mission - but they are both shocked by all that they find!!

### The Truth About The Shy Life Podcast!

We look back at some of the scandal that has affected the little show over the years - the lives - the loves and maybe we'll even learn the truth about who pushed Zap down the stairs in episode 200!

### The New Caretaker / "Where's Me Booook!?"

What with Yeti Uncle John often being up in space - Bettina gives Paul the details of a caretaker who used to work on her Estate... It seems like a good idea until it becomes evident that this gentleman swings from being extremely lazy to shovelling every last thing into a bin bag... What ever will happen when he reaches the basement and finds all the tat in Cromitty's laboratory; what will happen to all those priceless Sutton Park tapes? For that matter will Cuthbert make it through the night!?!

### 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. Unfortunately his upgrade also unearths the control of a certain app that was once installed on him! 

### 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?

### The Continuing Mystery Of Long Lost Cousin Algernon

A number of episodes that involve Martin's investigation into Long Lost Cousin Algernon. What will he find?

### Gordon The Crypt-keeper In Need!

Gordon is back - but he has recently lost his job! Mr Yeti does his best to try and help him out...

### The Shy Life (Poetry Collection) - 10th Anniversary show

Paul heads out and about to celebrate the third of three 10 year poetry anniversaries during 2019.

### Bits And Bobs and Bobs And Bits - Mk 2

More clips from the archives and recent conversations that don't have a home!!

### Shy Yeti And The Shame Inspectors

Shy Yeti gets more than he expects when he receives a visit from Isaac and Declan from That's A Shame podcast - they are constantly on the lookout for Shame sources - but this time they have Paul in their sights!

### Behind The Scenes - Fiction Within Fiction!

Paul looks back at how he used to film Sutton Park behind the scenes on some of Nick's films - with clips from both Tide Of Freedom and Evil Trophy and the equally as dramatic Sutton Park episodes recorded during these productions. 

### Shy Yeti's Summer Retreat!

Paul heads back down to Kent for a week of creativity! Paul's manager wants him to stir up trouble to get more ghosts on the show!(Recording mid-August 2019!) 

### Shy Yeti's Three Birthday Treats!

Paul reflects on three treats that he had for his recent birthday - involving activities with Nick concerning Paul's manager, the usual silliness with Toppie and a trip away with Jay and Ikk; all these treats are quite unusual to say the very least... 

### Shy Yeti's Birthday Diary 2019

Paul shares his birthday diary with the listeners as he and Toby head off into the wilds of the UK for his birthday! Things are getting out of hand with his manager and Paul has some very shocking news! Can Mr Trowbridge be of any help?

### Episode One Billion

We look forward a year or two to see how things are going for The Shy Life Podcast as we hit episode One Billion. Things are a little more advanced - but all the gang are still on board!!

### The First Last Shy Life Podcast Episode

This is the last episode of The Shy Life Podcast episode... or is it?

### The Second Last Shy Life Podcast Episode

This is our Second attempt at a last episode of The Shy Life Podcast... Might it be real this time!?

This post and all other contents not alternatively specified are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2019

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

MEANWHILE, ELSEWHERE: MY NEW BOOK - PT 2

YOU THOUGHT WE'D FORGOTTEN, RIGHT?!

Hello beasties!

This time we have current podcast news - one or two photos and then right at the end another interview with me that was recently published by The Beargrrrian Gazette over in Beargrrria... All that and we have some more news on my new book, PIECES OF SHY YETI...

First up though, we're heading down to Penzance for a special travelogue-style episode of the show!

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 264:
SHY YETI'S BIG CORNISH ADVENTURE!

Here we are for episode 264! It is mid-May 2019 and Paul and Toby are heading down to Cornwall for a week's holiday. Paul has plans to record the podcast and to take photos; whilst his new manager has more adventurous pastimes planned for Mr Yeti! Tempers are slightly frayed as Cuthbert tries to act as tour guide and the regulars call in with comments - but what exactly will Control Inc. make of Paul's plans to disobey all their instructions!?! Thanks to Toby and Nick G for their help with this edition of the show. Our next episode, #265 sees Paul catching up with Nick and Andy to discuss some of the big films of 1987, before focusing on the James Bond franchise. 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, Harry F and Luca. Sound effects by Shy Yeti. All content is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2019. Episode 264 was recorded between the 7th April and the 30th June 2019 - the location work for this episode took place between the 12th and the 17th May 2019. Thanks also to Big Fatty for the use of a clip from BFO-2958 from 31/05/2019.

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

264: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-264-shy-yetis-big-cornish-adventure

Next up - we're talking about the big films of 1987 before chitter-chatting about James Bond!

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 265:
SHY YETI'S "GRRRS ON FILM!"

Here we are for episode 265! Paul catches up with Nick and Andy to discuss the big hits in film of 1987 - but plans to also discuss James Bond films are threatened by an outside force! What EVER is going on?! Thanks again to my special guests this time! Our next episode, #266 sees us catching up with Mr Toppie Smellie of The Smellcast - although there are one or two barriers in the way which slow matters down! Don't worry - our rescheduled chat about James Bond will appear as episode #267! 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, 2019. Episode 265 was recorded between the 30th March and the 6th July 2019, with Sutton Park clips from #1606-1608 from mid-February 1997.

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

265: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-265-shy-yetis-grrrs-on-film

Next up - Toppie Smellie is back as our very special guest, but management is causing problems...

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 266:
SHY YETI AND THE GRANDE DAME OF PODCASTING!

Here we are for episode 266! Paul and Toppie Smellie are back together for another edition of The Shy Life Podcast - but thanks to interference from Paul's new management team, Control Inc. they have to keep stopping to do live adverts for the ridiculous sponsors they've been set up with! All this and there is rivalry with Aunt Tappie and her new podcast, "Aunt Tappie's Coffee Morning" which is shooting up the download charts! I would also like to thank both Toppie Smellie and Aunt Tappie for all their help with putting together this edition of the show. Our next episode, #267 sees us returning to our conversation about the James Bond franchise with Nick and Andy! 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. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler. This episode was recorded between the 29th and the 30th June 2019, with additional material with Aunt Tappie from Spring 2019. We also have material from mid-late-90s Sutton Park and some short clips from episode 489 of The Smellcast, Copyright Toppie Smellie, 2019. 

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

266: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-266-shy-yeti-and-the-grande-dame-of-podcasting

Next up I am excited to be able to tell you more about my forthcoming collection of poems and prose!


PIECES OF SHY YETI

Here are the 53 pieces (poems and flash prose) that make up the new book - they all made their debut on the blog between 2015 and 2017, but many have since been slightly reworked.

This time we'll be looking at the "pieces" from the second half of the new book... A while ago we looked at the first half of the book - you can check it out here: http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.com/2019_04_28_archive.html The book is available on Lulu.com and on Amazon.

LIVING IN A FANTASY WORLD

Flights of fancy can sometimes get you into trouble - but does that mean you shouldn't have them!?

LOOKING DOWN ON ME

Looking down on your own funeral may seem intriguing - but beware...

LOVERS DON’T LIVE LONGER

ABBA once claimed that "Lovers live a little longer..." We beg to differ! 

LYON AND I

Thoughts about the city of Lyon - falling in love with a city is far from a rare experience... 

MONTE-CARLO AFTERNOONS

So much goes on in Monte-Carlo - a lot of it hidden from the prying eyes of the public... 

MOUNT VERNON, NW3

Tragedy and death walk hand in hand; but what would you do if you could prevent your own demise?

MY CAT OWNS ME...

Being owned by your cat is often a mixed blessing - but most of us wouldn't change it for anything!

MY VERY OWN SECRET GARDEN

Sometimes when you have a secret place to hide out in you don't want to share it with anyone... 

OUR YETI... GONE!!

Sometimes we must go to extremes to prevent the loss of our most precious yeti! 

PRACTICAL PSYCHOPATHY

Being a psychopath can be tiring work and sometimes you're simply not in the mood for it! 

THE PROOF OF THE PUDDING

Preparing for a dinner party can be tiring work - especially when your guests have exotic tastes!

PURRFECT

More thoughts on the feline way of life - we do love our purry friends in yeti-land.

THE SELFLESS SELFIE

A fanciful look at the world of "selfies" and those who take them! "Smile, please - say cheese!" 

THE SHUSH POLICE

Librarians such as myself are well-versed in the art of shushing their customers; please take note!

SOMETHING HALLOWEEN-Y

A Halloween-themed piece - once again, it's not a tradition that we ever like to forget about! 

SPRING CAME TOO SOON

Have you ever considered what might occur should Spring arrive early!?!

SQUIRREL DRAG AND KINDLY APPARITIONS

Squirrels in drag?! Yes, indeed! These fluffy-tailed chaps and their ghostly chums are discussed here!

THE STAIRS (MAKING AN ENTRANCE)

It's important to make a bold entrance when you are faced with an impressive staircase... 

TAKING THE LIFT

A sinister and scary tale of a potentially sentient lift and those who might choose to ride within... 

THE THIEVING SHADOWS

Shadows may shift as the sun moves throughout the day; but sometimes they have a life of their own! 

THE 32ND MAY

A story about the day after the 31st May... Which is, of course, the 32nd of May... Am I right!? 

TIME IS THE THUG

In this piece we consider how time is a bully who is never happy just to let things be... 

WHEN TIME MAKES YOU YOUNGER

Time usually goes forwards - but what happen when it decides to go backwards for a change... 

WHO? ME?

A cat who is accused of all manner of awful things finally gets to speak up for himself... 

WISHES DO COME TRUE...

Sometimes when your wish comes true it has a ripple effect and dreams come true for others! 

WITHOUT HOPE OF RETURN

Trees can are funny things - who knows exacly what they are thinking!?!

EXTRAS:

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF SHY YETI


Mr Yeti shares with the readers a brief description of a typical day in his eventful life!


It's lovely to finally be able to release this collection - as I've been working on it for four years - over some pretty trying times in my yeti-life; although since May 2016 things have been made a lot more cheerful thanks to the arrival of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST... I'm intending to launch the book on my live show for April 2019 - and I'll probably read a few pieces from it during the show too...

Next up - we have more photos from Cornwall - which accompanies one of our recently released episodes of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST.


Next time we'll probably be talking about a trip to Scotland that I am heading off on in late-ish July...

That's all for now...

Take care - more soon,

Yeti hugs,

Paul (aka Shy Yeti) xx

SHY LIFE PODCAST SHOWS...

COMING SOON!!


July is speeding by! Don't worry though - we have lots of new episodes in the pipe-line! Our schedule list does tend to change every time I post, but right about now this is a pretty good guide to the episodes that we are hoping to release over the next few months; not to forget our monthly LIVE episode! Anyway - take a look at what else we have in store...

Anyway, here is our current schedule!


267. Shy Yeti... Shaken But Never Stirred!

Paul, Nick and Andy continue their film chat from a couple of episodes ago - this time focusing on the James Bond franchise!

268. Charlie Grrr's Surprise Birthday Party!

Charlie Grrr is about to have a significant birthday and Paul decides that they should throw him a surprise party!

269. Live Pride48 Show - July 2019

Paul and the regulars are back in the studio for their ever-unpredictable live show for July!

270. Shy Yeti's Land Of Make-believe!

Paul and Nick discuss the big hits of 1982 in both the UK and the US!

271. Please Do Not Disturb The Yeti!

Paul is busy with work for his Control Inc. managers and so Ikk has to take over the show - only thwe regulars don't get the message and poor Mr Yeti is bothered from every angle!

272. What Are We Going To Do About Big Fatty?

As "Big Fatty Online" reaches episode 3000 and draws to a close - The Shy Life Podcast comes up with a number of ways to cope without "the little show!"

273. Investigating Control Incorporated!

Paul and the gang begin to investigate the murky world of Control Incorporated!

274. Whatever Happened To Dusty The Scone-Eating Dandelion!?

Paul and the team receive a tip-off about an elusive acquaintance of theirs - Dusty The Scone-Eating Dandelion who went missing under mysterious circumstances some time ago... Paul, Yeti Uncle John and Calum head off to The Isle Of Wight in search of their friend; but will they find him!?!

275. Charlie Grrr and The Pie With The Pastry Plumage!

If all goes to plan with a trip to Venice in May then I plan to a record a pie-related giallo spoof with Charlie Grrr and some of the other regulars! I can promise that it'll be super silly.

276. Live Pride48 Show - August 2019

Paul and the regulars are back in the studio for their ever-unpredictable live show for August!

277. The Return Of Dameus The Interviewer

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

278. The Will Of The People

There is bad feeling in Shy Life Podcast-land when the "will of the people" threatens to cause trouble for the show!

279. Caveman Logic - 10th Anniversary show

The second of three 10 year poetry anniversaries for Mr Yeti during 2019.

280. 1978 - You're The One That I Want!

Paul and Nick discuss 1978 - a year that is full of hits and which will probably get you dancing!

281. Keeping Mum...

Nick and I share more interesting conversations with our mothers!

### Additionally:

There will - most probably - be live shows every month; but we also have plenty of other episodes either in planning or partially recorded. 

### Robot Big Fatty Update!

We join Paul and the gang to see how The Big Fatty Robot is coping with life on The Shy Life little show...

### The Dragon And The Cacti!

Paul and Yeti Uncle John check in on Dragon Albert to see how he is getting on with Bert and Gert; John presumes that it will be a bit of a rescue mission - but they are both shocked by all that they find!!

### The Truth About The Shy Life Podcast!

We look back at some of the scandal that has affected the little show over the years - the lives - the loves and maybe we'll even learn the truth about who pushed Zap down the stairs in episode 200!

### The New Caretaker / "Where's Me Booook!?"

What with Yeti Uncle John often being up in space - Bettina gives Paul the details of a caretaker who used to work on her Estate... It seems like a good idea until it becomes evident that this gentleman swings from being extremely lazy to shovelling every last thing into a bin bag... What ever will happen when he reaches the basement and finds all the tat in Cromitty's laboratory; what will happen to all those priceless Sutton Park tapes? For that matter will Cuthbert make it through the night!?!

### 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. Unfortunately his upgrade also unearths the control of a certain app that was once installed on him! 

### 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?

### The Continuing Mystery Of Long Lost Cousin Algernon

A number of episodes that involve Martin's investigation into Long Lost Cousin Algernon. What will he find?

### Gordon The Crypt-keeper In Need!

Gordon is back - but he has recently lost his job! Mr Yeti does his best to try and help him out...

### The Shy Life (Poetry Collection) - 10th Anniversary show

Paul heads out and about to celebrate the third of three 10 year poetry anniversaries during 2019.

### Bits And Bobs and Bobs And Bits - Mk 2

More clips from the archives and recent conversations that don't have a home!!

### Shy Yeti And The Shame Inspectors

Shy Yeti gets more than he expects when he receives a visit from Isaac and Declan from That's A Shame podcast - they are constantly on the lookout for Shame sources - but this time they have Paul in their sights!

### Behind The Scenes - Fiction Within Fiction!

Paul looks back at how he used to film Sutton Park behind the scenes on some of Nick's films - with clips from both Tide Of Freedom and Evil Trophy and the equally as dramatic Sutton Park episodes recorded during these productions. 

### Shy Yeti Gets Back To Scotland!

We join Paul and Calum as they head back to Dunbar for a few days. Paul's management is keen that Paul should offer himself as Nessie's exclusive biographer; only Nessie really doesn't want to be interviewed as he has a very large secret! (Recording late-July 2019!) 

### Shy Yeti's Summer Retreat!

Paul heads back down to Kent for a week of creativity! Paul's manager wants him to stir up trouble to get more ghosts on the show!(Recording mid-August 2019!) 

### Shy Yeti's Three Birthday Treats!

Paul reflects on three treats that he had for his recent birthday - involving activities with Nick concerning Paul's manager, the usual silliness with Toppie and a trip away with Jay and Ikk; all these treats are quite unusual to say the very least... 

### Shy Yeti's Birthday Diary 2019

Paul shares his birthday diary with the listeners as he and Toby head off into the wilds of the UK for his birthday! Things are getting out of hand with his manager and Paul has some very shocking news! Can Mr Trowbridge be of any help?

### Episode One Billion

We look forward a year or two to see how things are going for The Shy Life Podcast as we hit episode One Billion. Things are a little more advanced - but all the gang are still on board!!


This post and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2019