Wednesday, June 22, 2011

ALL KIND OF DAFTNESSES GOING DOWN IN YETI TOWN… ;)

Hi,

Just to keep you up to date with a number of things that have been going on over the last couple of weeks, some of them you may know about - whilst others may be a complete surprise… In which case it might be best that you don't read this until you have taken a seat and made yourself comfortable.

1) SOUNDCLOUD…

I mentioned a few posts back that I had begun to load poems from the albums SHY YETI FINEST HOME-BREWED VERSE (2007) and PIETRY IN MOTION (2008) onto SOUNDCLOUD. Last time I posted there were less than half a dozen; but there are a few more now. As of last week there are now 10 poems on the site - and they are:

ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLES:
http://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/alternative-lifestyles

MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL:
http://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/my-life-is-a-musical

THE INFATUATION DANCE:
http://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-infatuation-dance

THE ONLY YOU THERE IS:
http://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-only-you-there-is

BELLYBUTTON FLUFF TEA:
http://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/belly-button-fluff-tea

WHAT BEARS DO:
http://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/what-bears-do

ANIMAL CRUELTY:
http://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/animal-cruelty

COLD-HEARTED KITTEN KILLER:
http://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/cold-hearted-kitten-killer

GROOVE:
http://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/groove

ALL GOOD PIES MUST END:
http://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/all-good-pies-must-end

Having used Soundcloud recently also made me think back to when I used BLOGTV quite a bit to publicise my poetry back in 2009. Although my account on that site now appears to have lapsed I really think I'd like to go back to using it again. Also - I've been thinking about doing a new compilation - another smaller one for sale at gigs and the like. It might be nice to include some of the pieces that I've recently posted on Soundcloud that haven't had a lot of exposure before, as well as some of the poems that I posted back in 2008 exclusively on Vimeo; along with some of my recent favourites. Still, what with all the other things that are going on towards of the end of the year with the 10th anniversary of JUNK/FOOD, I guess that will have to wait until 2012.

I've also discussed with Mr McCauley the possibility of me recording a new audio album of more recent poems whilst I am over in L.A. in late July and early August. Whilst I'm over there I also expect to be making my return to THE COBALT CAFE where I have been invited to be their featured reader on Tuesday 2nd August 2011; but more about that nearer the time.

2) ONLINE VIDEOS

I've posted three new videos on both Youtube and Vimeo - here are the details as they appear online...

A PERFECT MATCH

A PERFECT MATCH is a poem (of sorts - more of a sketch!) by Shy Yeti for Wood Green Animal Shelters which is due to make its live debut at The Poetry Cafe on Thursday 16th June 2011. If you would like to donate to this charity you can follow the link: http://www.justgiving.com/itgoeson/

Filmed, edited and posted single-handedly in less than 24 hours between the 14th and 15th June 2011. A PERFECT MATCH and this film is Copyright Paul Chandler 2011.

Youtube: http://youtu.be/rJqJ5cukaJk
Vimeo: http://www.vimeo.com/25155478

AN EVENING WITH SHY YETI AND OTHER ANIMALS

This is a film from the show that we held at The Poetry Cafe on Thursday 16th June 2011 which featured Paul Chandler (a.k.a. Shy Yeti), John Smallshaw and Gary Groves - all of whom appear within! Legendary superstar Wilfredo also appeared but does not feature in this particular video. The show was to raise money for Wood Green Animal Shelters - and to date we have raised over £162; although it is still possible to donate via the following link: http://www.justgiving.com/itgoeson Thank you to everyone who came to support us on the night, those who donated from afar - to all the performers, to Julie Howell for organising the event, also to Dan Hodges for filming and to Luca for allowing me to use his music.

Youtube: http://youtu.be/elRJeAeKEA8
Vimeo: http://www.vimeo.com/25376522

A YETI IN PARIS - PART 1

A YETI IN PARIS - PART 1 is the first of two episodes filmed in late April and early May 2011 in Paris and features Paul Chandler (a.k.a. Shy Yeti) and his faithful side-kick Mr Dominic McCauley as they explore the famous "City of Love"... There is lots of daftness, yeti-dancing and 3 poems - an old one called SHAKEN UP and two recent pieces; DEATH OF A GIRL BAND and THE TRUE EXTENT OF MY GENIUS from an as-yet unpublished collection. The last poem appears from footage that was recorded during Paul's AN EVENING WITH SHY YETI (AND OTHER ANIMALS...) show from Thursday 16th June 2011. Camera by: Paul, Dominic and Dan Hodges (for the gig footage) Music by: Luca. The film and its contents are Copyright Paul Chandler 2011.

Youtube: http://youtu.be/VJIoPk5WFeU
Vimeo: http://www.vimeo.com/25431824

This is actually the 2nd edit of A YETI IN PARIS - PART 1; the first version had a rather different order - but the finished project appeared to have some kind of glitch and would not transfer and so I started again from scratch on Monday 20th June 2011 and whizzed through this 2nd edit, which I now actually prefer. I had considered making this a 3 part series, but I now think I'll probably just stick to 2 parts - as I have a summer special video in the pipe-line, plus will undoubtedly come back from my L.A. trip with more footage for further American episodes.

Part 2 is currently being assembled and could well be up by next week!

3) THE VAMPIRE COWS OF SCUNTHORPE - AND OTHER DAFTNESSES

I was hoping that I'd be able to announce that I'd be publishing this collection a week or two earlier - but I am just ironing out one or two little mistakes that I have found in the formatting; that aren't visible on the pdf - but have been exposed when the draft version of the book was printed. Most peculiar. Anyway - I'm hoping that I can get it all sorted this week and that I will be finalising the project this weekend in time for the book launch picnic on Saturday 2nd July 2011.

Watch this space!!

That's about it for now,

More soon!

Yeti hugs,

Paul xxx

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