Tuesday, February 16, 2010

"THE MEDICINE MOUTH - LOVED UP"

Date: Friday, 12 February 2010

Time: Between 21:00 and 23:00
Location: EAST BLOC,: 58 OLD STREET, London, U.K.

Before I tell you how it went - let me set the scene...

Host: Trevor Medicine presents "THE MEDICINE MOUTH"

Once a month, Trevor Medicine invites you to join him and a handful of some of the finest poetic talent for an evening of verbal violence, silly stanza and rhythmic ranting, all for your aural pleasure. All of this and more, sandwiched by the wonderful SanDiego: Spinning the tunes.

POETS prescribing the FEBRUARY/VALENTINE dose are:


- FRAN LANDESMAN

Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Shirley Bassey and Ella Fitzgerald, to name but a few on the long list of singers who have performed and recorded the work of New York born, legendary poet and lyricist, Fran Landesman. We at East Bloc are very excited and honoured to welcome a guest of Fran's prestige to the Medicine Mouth stage.

http://www.franlandesman.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran_Landesman


- SHY YETI (PAUL CHANDLER)

Due to have another book published very soon, this pie-crust munching bear of a poet will be reading verses old and new from his esteemed publications.* (Please note: I did not write this description! I'm not *that* much of an egotist! lol)

http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/the-shy-life/5623371
http://www.youtube.com/user/MRSHYYETI


- BRIDGET MINAMORE

This Farrago Slam champion is ready to floor you folk with some vivacious verse. Hold on tight!

http://www.myspace.com/makewordsnotwar
http://bridgetminamore.blogspot.com/

And special guest poet: GREG LEONARD

Penning a piece specifically for our Valentine show.

Well, I'm glad to say it seemed to all go very well and even if I do say so myself I think the styles of all the poets on the evening seemed to go very well; we even had three pieces from our host: Trevor Medicine, himself! :) It was great to hear Bridget and Greg read too and also to get a chance to meet Fran Landesman and to get a book or two signed by her.

As for the poems that I read myself - I managed to fit in nine "love" themed verses - seven of which appear in my SHY YETI RULES OK compilation from 2009 - each poem represents a different form of love :

UNGRATEFUL VALENTINE (Originally included in SHY YETI'S INCREDIBLE PIE-CRUST COLLECTION - 2008)

This poem represented ungrateful love. A video for this poem can be located at: http://vimeo.com/1193798

THE TRUE LIGHT (Originally included in JUNK/FOOD - 2001)

This poem represented apologetic/begging love. A video for this poem can be located at: http://vimeo.com/1346702

MY DOG IN A DRESS (Originally included in POEMS TO MAKE BEARS GROWL - 2006)

This poem represented love of an animal or pet. A video for this poem can be located at: http://vimeo.com/1346662

A LEARNING EXPERIENCE (Originally included in ROLLERCOASTER - 2002)

This poem represented jaded love. A video for this poem can be located at: http://vimeo.com/9347050

WHY AGNES, YOU'RE LOVELY! (Originally included in POEMS TO MAKE BEARS GROWL - 2006)

This poem represented adoration / love. A video for this poem can be located at: http://vimeo.com/9347050

OH, FLORENCE! (Originally included in THIRD TIME LUCKY - 2002)

This poem represented the love of a city or place. A video for this poem does not currently exist - but I will endeavour to do something about that in the near future.

I WILL EAT PIES (Originally included in RHYMES BEARS STEAL PIES FOR - 2007)

This poem represented love of a pie. A video for this poem does not currently exist - but I have several recordings of it that I will make available soon!

THE BALLAD OF A GO-GO BEAR (Originally included in SHY YETI'S INCREDIBLE PIE-CRUST COLLECTION - 2008)

This poem represented self-love. A video for this poem can be located at: http://vimeo.com/1193768

WE WERE GOING TO BE WED (WHEN WE BOTH HIT 40!) (Originally included in IF POEMS WERE PIES - 2009)

This poem represented disillusionment/disappointment of love. A video for this poem does not currently exist - but I will endeavour to do something about that in the near future.

That's about it for now - I'm hoping to go to The Poetry Cafe for open-mike night tonight! Eeek!

Apologies for their being few photos - I really need to clone myself so that I'm in the audience too! lol There were a couple - but I haven't downloaded them yet - but I shall...

More new poems, gig news and updates about the publication of DO YETI WEAR PYJAMAS?

Yeti hugs,

Paul xx

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