Sunday, January 01, 2017

REVIEW OF THE YETI YEAR 2016...

MY CREATIVE EFFORTS FOR 2016...

Hello beasties!

Well, as advertised at the top of this post - this is going to be my review of the year... 2016 was certainly a lot busier than 2015 - partly due to my health being improved. I published my first new collection of poems and prose since 2013, not to mention some more script-books. I also held a poetry show, began a podcast and appeared on a number of other podcasters shows - I also returned to local radio on 3 different occasions. Let's look at it in more detail...

Projects that were published this year...

JANUARY 2016

HOT STUFF!! SEASON ONE...

MARCH 2016

A YETI WAY OF THINKING...

APRIL 2016

THE KISS-ME-QUICK E.P... (12 poetry tracks)

MAY 2016

KENSINGTON GORE... SEASON ONE...

OCTOBER 2016

MUSIC FROM A SHY PLACE... VOL. 1 (22 instrumental tracks as featured on THE SHY LIFE PODCAST)


New poetry and "flash prose" that I posted on the blog this year...

JANUARY 2016

January was mostly busy with the promotion of HOT STUFF!! SEASON ONE and posts included extracts from that - but there was one new piece of prose posted...

SPRING CAME TOO SOON...
http://www.thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_01_24_archive.html

FEBRUARY 2016

February mainly concerned prose pieces related to our trip to Nice and also a new piece of prose...

A (FICTIONAL) LETTER FROM NICE...
http://www.thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_01_31_archive.html

MONTE-CARLO AFTERNOONS
http://www.thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_02_07_archive.html

THE SELFLESS SELFIE
http://www.thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_02_21_archive.html


MARCH 2016

Late February into March was mostly busy with the promotion of A YETI WAY OF THINKING and posts included discussions on the prose and the poetry of the collection, including a preview of one of the pieces - SANDY FROM THE FUTURE - but there were also a couple of new pieces, one prose, one poetry... I also wrote a very daft script in one sitting on Easter Bank Holiday Monday, 28th March 2016, which involved Shy Yeti selling a slightly dull idea for a musical...

SANDY FROM THE FUTURE
http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_03_13_archive.html

I AM NOT A FAN OF THE METAPHOR
http://www.thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_03_20_archive.html

SHY YETI WRITES A MUSICAL (A SKETCH)
http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_03_27_archive.html#4736985574067765937


APRIL 2016

I'd been busy writing more Shy Yeti sketches and had also completed a number of short prose pieces - at the same time I wanted to promote my next book - so decided that April would see me posting twice a week. The first of these posts would be about the new book and the second would have a new piece of prose, a poem or a sketch. As far as the promotion for KENSINGTON GORE - SEASON ONE was concerned I released posts about the characters, the plot, some behind-the-scenes photos etc. - although I pushed the actual publishing of the script-book into May, so that I didn't have another new book out so soon after A YETI WAY OF THINKING...

SHY YETI IS AN APRIL FOOL...
http://www.thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_04_03_archive.html

PURRFECT...
http://www.thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_04_03_archive.html

THE THIEVING SHADOWS...
http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_04_10_archive.html#6792229396977840762

THE KISS-ME-QUICK E.P.

On the 23rd of April I released my 12-track "lost" 2012 recording, THE KISS ME QUICK E.P. on Bandcamp at: https://shyyeti.bandcamp.com/album/the-kiss-me-quick-e-p and is available for just £2.

I also blogged about it at: http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_04_17_archive.html#1113905194314651959

SHY YETI VERSUS THE PARAKEETS
http://www.thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_04_17_archive.html


MAY 2016

May saw the release of KENSINGTON GORE - SEASON ONE... I'd also been working on other posts during April, behind-the-scenes and now had them ready to post. I didn't post twice a week for every week in May - although on Friday the 13th I decided to write something on the day, short notice - but then posted as normal on Sunday just the same.

WHO? ME?!
http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_05_01_archive.html

SHY YETI AND THE MAGIC OF THE LIBRARIANS
http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_05_08_archive.html

PRACTICAL PSYCHOPATHY
http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_05_08_archive.html

Towards the middle of the month I was also interviewed by THE BEARGRRRIAN GAZETTE for the 10th time - although the first time in 2016.

BEARGRRRIAN GAZETTE INTERVIEW - MAY 2016
http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_05_15_archive.html#2815708275216312440

I also posted the pilot episode of my new show THE SHY LIFE PODCAST, although I hadn't really intended to make anything available until the autumn. However, I decided to put together a pilot episode as part of my learning experience. It was recorded between Saturday 14th and Monday 16th May 2016. The second episode was recorded between Thursday 19th and Wednesday 24th May 2016 and the third between the 21st and the 26th of May 2016 (with the majority recorded on the 26th May!) I won't list the podcasts here amongst my writing - but will group them together in a separate section at the end. I really ought to have made note of all of my writing that I have included during episodes - but I think that will have to be compiled at a later date.

SHY YETI GETS RECOGNISED
http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_05_22_archive.html#734963762998385910


JUNE 2016

June began with a holiday in Amsterdam where I wasn't too well - but I still managed to do writing during that trip, not to mention getting a podcast recorded; in fact I released four new episodes during this month. On the weekend of the 11th and 12th of June I even had a special yeti weekend where I released two blog-posts - a new prose piece - a new podcast episode (Ep 4) and a script that featured podcaster, Toppie Smellie.

SHY YETI EATS HEALTHILY
http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_06_05_archive.html

LENDING A HELPING HAND...
http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_06_05_archive.html

SHY YETI AND THE CAT PSYCHIC
http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_06_12_archive.html

TAKING THE LIFT
http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_06_19_archive.html#3683594777161875075

SHY YETI THE FILM STAR
http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_06_26_archive.html

Yay! Fame at last! *excitement* Me gets interviewed!! :0) sc 414 There's A Shy Yeti On the Telephone https://smellcast.wordpress.com/2016/06/29/sc-414-theres-a-shy-yeti-on-the-telephone/ via @Smellcast Episode 415 also featured me and was released soon after at: https://smellcast.wordpress.com/2016/07/15/sc-415-theres-a-shy-yeti-on-the-telley-part-two/


JULY 2016

July was the month that I wrote the first episode of "THE UNTITLED SCRIPT" as it has provisionally been christened. It was a project that I didn't speak a lot about at the time, which I am writing with my old friend, Nick Goodman - where we are each writing a chapter/part, alternately. I also had my first (and last Poetry Café show of 2016, due to the venue being refurbished). At the end of the month I headed down to Lyminge in Kent for a week of much anticipated creativity.

WHEN TIME MAKES YOU YOUNGER...
http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_07_03_archive.html#8602813283323317633

SHY YETI AND THE KEEPER OF THE VAMPIRE COWS
http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_07_24_archive.html

EAT TO THE BEAT
http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_07_24_archive.html


AUGUST 2016

I continued working on my second episode of "THE UNTITLED SCRIPT", having received Nick's episode the previous month. Meanwhile, I focused my attention on finishing THE BEAST OF FRIENDS movie script as I want it finished before I go to Venice in November. I also kept busy with the blog and with posting new podcast episodes - not to mention recording a number of new ones; especially those that I recorded down in Kent and Luxembourg.

BUTTERFLY HONEY
http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_07_31_archive.html

INTERVIEW WITH TOPPIE SMELLIE
http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_08_14_archive.html

THE CATS IN THE CROWD
http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_08_14_archive.html

CHUBBY CHERUB
http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_08_21_archive.html


SEPTEMBER 2016

September was a busy month as I worked to complete THE BEAST OF FRIENDS MOVIE SCRIPT - otherwise known as YETI DON'T FALL BACKWARDS...  I also forged ahead with the podcast and often found myself in the situation where I had half-a-dozen or more episodes pre-recorded...

OUR YETI... GONE!!
http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_09_04_archive.html


OCTOBER 2016

The podcast was my main focus - but I continued work on the blog and also on all my HOT STUFF and KENSINGTON GORE projects, at different stages.

SHY YETI AND THE ATTACK OF THE SUPERMODELS
http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_10_02_archive.html

IF I COULD LIVE TO BE FOUR HUNDRED...
http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_10_16_archive.html

MOUNT VERNON, NW3...
http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_10_23_archive.html

SOMETHING HALLOWEEN-Y
http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_11_06_archive.html


NOVEMBER 2016

I continued working on the podcast during this period - recording out in Venice during my birthday week. Work continued on HOT STUFF and KENSINGTON GORE projects, whilst I added finishing touches to my next book, THE BEAST OF FRIENDS SPECIAL - YETI DON'T FALL BACKWARDS... 

AN 11TH SLIGHTLY OVER 60-SECOND INTERVIEW WITH SHY YETI
http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_11_06_archive.html

SHY YETI GETS ALL WRAPPED UP!!
http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_11_13_archive.html

THE SHUSH POLICE (A POEM)
http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_11_20_archive.html


DECEMBER 2016

I continued with my HOT STUFF and KENSINGTON GORE projects during December - but was very much focused on what episodes of the podcast that I wanted to put out before the end of the year... However I did write a prose piece inspired by Deeley and a Christmas script - not to mention another piece about my trip to Venice in November.

MY CAT OWNS ME
http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_12_04_archive.html

GETTING LOST IN VENICE
http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_12_11_archive.html

SHY YETI AND THE MANY CHRISTMAS PRANKS OF CHARLIE GRRR...
http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_12_18_archive.html#294403400913785964

PODCASTS


I released 45 episodes of my new podcast THE SHY LIFE PODCAST between late May and December 2016, not to mention guesting on two episode of LOTSL and two episodes of THE SMELLCAST. I also left messages on a number of other shows during the year namely, BIG FATTY ONLINE, VERA SPEAKS... FOR REAL, GREETINGS FROM NOWHERE and TASTES LIKE BURNING (TLB). Some of these appearances also feature in episodes of my show and on TLB I even had a semi-regular slot and appeared on eight different episodes (averaging over 5 minutes an appearance).

What follows is a review of the SHY LIFE PODCAST episodes that I released this year... You can find these episodes in a number of places - but mainly on Soundcloud, iTunes, Acast and Podbean.

MAY 2016

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - PILOT EPISODE
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-pilot-episode

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 1: SCHOOL DAYS AND SHELVING IMPS
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-pilot-episode

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 2: LIBRARIES OF ALL SHAPES AND SIZES...
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-2-libraries-of-all-shapes-and-sizes


JUNE 2016

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 3: A SLIGHTLY IFFY TRIP TO AMSTERDAM...
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-3-a-slightly-iffy-trip-to-Amsterdam

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 4: ALL MANNER OF NEW VOICES...
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-4-all-manner-of-new-voices

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 5: IT'S "NICE" TO BE NOSTALGIC...
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-5-its-nice-to-be-nostalgic

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 6: SHY YETI PROUDLY PRESENTS...
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-6-shy-yeti-proudly-presents


JULY 2016

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 7: I JUST CALLED - TO SAY... SHY YETI!!
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-7-i-just-called-to-say-shy-yeti

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 8: LOOKING BACK AND LOOKING FORWARD...
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-8-looking-back-and-looking-forward

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 9: A YETI WAY OF THINKING - THE SHOW!!
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-9-a-yeti-way-of-thinking-the-show

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 10: BACK IN YETI MANORS
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-10-back-in-yeti-manors

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 11: OH, JULIE...
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-11-oh-julie


AUGUST 2016

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 12: MY WIFE AND THE POET...
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-12-my-wife-and-the-poet

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 13: OBSCURE CULT TV AND OTHER ODDITIES...
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-13-obscure-cult-tv-and-other-oddities 

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 14: FORGOTTEN TREASURES
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-14-forgotten-treasures

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 15: A VERY SMELLIE V.I.P.
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-15-a-very-smellie-vip

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 16: TOPPIE SMELLIE RIDES AGAIN
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-16-toppie-smellie-rides-again

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 17: TAKING OVER THE AIRWAVES
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-17-taking-over-the-airwaves

SEPTEMBER 2016
THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 18: WE ARE FAMILY (MEET BEE BUMBLE)
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-18-we-are-family-meet-bee-bumble

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 19: TALKING ABOUT... POP MUSIC!! (AND HORROR FILMS!!)
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-19-talking-about-pop-music-and-horror-films

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 20: A MUCH NEEDED HOLIDAY (1 OF 3)
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-20-a-much-needed-holiday-1-of-3

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 21: MY CANTERBURY TALES (2 OF 3)
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-21-my-canterbury-tales-2-of-3

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 22: EXORCISM BY POETRY (3 OF 3)
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-22-exorcism-by-poetry-3-of-3


OCTOBER 2016
THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 23: ELAINE AND THE ALIENS

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 24: AN AMERICAN IN FRANCE

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 25: PAPERBACK WRITER (OTHER FORMATS AVAILABLE)
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-25-paperback-writer-other-formats-available


THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 27: ALL ABOARD FOR LUXEMBOURG
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-27-all-aboard-for-luxembourg-alt

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 28: IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-28-in-sickness-and-in-health

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 29: MY FIRST LIVE PRIDE48 SHOW!!

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 30: SAY HELLO TO HALLOWEEN...
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-30-say-hello-to-halloween-v2


NOVEMBER 2016

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 31: A BUSY WEEKEND...
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-31-a-busy-weekend-1

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 32: IT'S MY PARTY...
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-32-its-my-party

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 33: HEY! HEY! IT'S HAUNTCUB...
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-33-hauntcub-in-the-house

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 34: PUSHING THE BOAT OUT...
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-34-pushing-the-boat-out

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 35: MY 2ND LIVE PRIDE48 SHOW...
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/35output

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 36: MY GELATO BRINGS ALL THE BOYS TO THE YARD... (1 OF 2)
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-36-my-gelato-brings-all-the-boys-to-the-yard

DECEMBER 2016

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 37: THE DAMEUS TWINKLEHORN...
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-37-the-dameus-twinklehorn-show

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 38: A VENETIAN ANNIVERSARY (2 OF 2)
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-38-a-venetian-anniversary-2-of-2

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 39: STALKING SHY YETI...
https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-39-stalking-shy-yeti

THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - 40: YOU CAN'T KEEP A GOOD MAN DOWN...
Hopefully, the podcast will continue successfully into 2017... I'm aiming to reach my 100th episode sometime during the year. Only 50-something episodes to go! :)



Here are a list of new things that I've been busily working on this year, which I hope to be publishing during 2017, if all goes to plan...

THE BEAST OF FRIENDS - MOVIE SPECIAL: YETI DON'T FALL BACKWARDS...

This is our long-promised BEAST OF FRIENDS "missing adventure" should be out in January or February, at latest.

HOT STUFF - SEASON 2

The second season of this series should be ready in the Spring.

KENSINGTON GORE - SEASON 2

The second season of this series should also be ready in the Spring.

It should also be noted that I have done first drafts of a third and fourth season of HOT STUFF and am currently writing Season Five. I have also done first drafts of a third season of KENSINGTON GORE and am working on the 4th season of that series. I'll be continuing to get those later seasons into shape and the third seasons of both may well also be released during 2017, although definitely not until the autumn. 

GETTING BLOGGY WITH SHY YETI

This is a collection of poems and prose that I've been putting out on the blog between the beginning of 2015 and the end of 2016 - although it may be that I extend that out to the end of 2017, I'll see how busy I get.

THE SHY YETI SKETCH BOOK

This is a compilation of all the Shy Yeti sketches that I've been writing of late. Originally I was going to release it at the start of 2017, but now I'd like to wait until I have rounded off the plot-line involving Shy Yeti and Toppie Smellie - and then I'll consider releasing the book; hopefully by autumn 2017.

I'd also like to move forward with, at least, one of my Mouse Of Commons projects - probably the short story collection - which all I need to do is finish typing up and proofread! I'll get there eventually, I promise. At least Gladstone McWhiskers and Oliver Louse feature in this year's Christmas blog-post.

In addition to this I expect Nick Goodman and I to move forward with our "UNTITLED SCRIPT" which I've not yet had time to complete my next episode of... My bad! I'll must get on with that...

As I mentioned briefly earlier, I did complete one show at THE POETRY CAFE during 2016. I'd have liked to have done more - but The Poetry Cafe was closed for the last quarter of the year for renovations. Hopefully I'll be back in 2017... You can read about the show I did here:

http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_07_10_archive.html#8960719376267013967

I did manage to get to one of John Smallshaw's open-mike nights - a recording of which should be appearing in one of my podcast episodes in the near future... It was recorded back in August 2016, but due to lots of other material for shows I've ended up keeping it aside for one of my episodes of "lost" recordings...

Next time we have a new Shy Yeti script for you which stars myself and Toppie Smellie going for a nice relaxing weekend away, but then encountering a rather unsavoury (or should I say, quite sweet) adversary...



More soon!

Yeti hugs,

Paul xx

This post and all contents are Copyright - Paul Chandler, 2017.