So, what have I been up to this week? Other than the show, that is - we'll obviously come back to that in a while.
Well, the last time I wrote I was about to rush off to record another track for the new album. I did and was so pleased with the finished results that I posted it up for free on Soundcloud as follows...
MISTER MOSQUITO is a taster from my new album SHY YETI'S FRESHLY BAKED CUPCAKE COLLECTION which is currently being recorded in London, England at this very moment. This poem is from my forthcoming collection NOT AS SHY AS I WAS, which will available at all good www.lulu.com 's in Spring 2013. This recording was made in the library store cupboard at work during my lunchbreak on Tuesday 4th September 2012. Words and Music Copyright Paul Chandler 2012.
You can download this free for a limited period at: http://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/mister-mosquito
The day after the gig, Thursday 6th September, I spent collating all the facts and figures about the night. It's just a me thing - it sort of helps me process what actually went on! I was also very pleased to see that the live video from Broadstairs was going down so well - having received over 50 views in just 3 days.
Friday 7th September, I saved the first draft of SHY YETI'S SEA-SIDE SHUFFLE - PART 1 and it's coming along very well. I also finished work on the new Mouse Of Commons collection TALES FROM THE MCWHISKERS' ARCHIVE. Just need to load it up and hopefully it can finally be launched alongside THE BEAST OF FRIENDS scriptbook, later this month.
Saturday 8th September... Travelled to Salisbury to see friends Friday night, on the Saturday we did a bit of filming for both SUTTON PARK and a future episode of SHY YETI ON LOCATION set in Salisbury; recorded my poem YOU'RE OWN SWEET OXYMORON near Old Sarum and also in one of the Park's in the city centre. Started work on a new poem called ANOTHER YETI POEM and pretty much finished one that I started in the week called IT WAS ME.
Sunday 9th September... Whilst visiting my parents house during the day I took the time to listen to some of the audio that I recorded from the Poetry Cafe show and selected a few pieces to include on the new album as "live" tracks. More about that once it's all done. I also recorded a version of my poem YOU, ME AND THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS. I did a bit more work on a couple of unfinished poems on the way home and wrote and completed a new piece called WE'RE ALL JUST BRAINS...
Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th September... Not a great deal to report except for a bit of typing up and I pretty much finished off the next SHY YETI ON LOCATION video which I then posted up on Wednesday 12th September... Which is today! The video is all but done now and should be up later in the week - so keep an eye out - more details during next week's post.
And now - finally... It's time to discuss the Poetry Cafe show from last Wednesday!
INVITE A YETI ROUND FOR TEA *
MISTER MOSQUITO *
AN ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM *
BEARS AREN’T MEANT TO BE BALLERINAS *
THE BLACK-EYED GROWL *
COLIN THE CUSTARD-EATING SPIDER *
DIAGONAL CAT *
DO SHEEP MIGRATE? *
A FLEA TEA PARTY *
LIFE IN A PELICAN’S BEAK *
THE STAND-UP CHAMELEON *
UNCLE BEAR *
WHY DON’T DRAGONS CLEAN THEIR TEETH? *
THE HIPPOPOTAMASES SONG (
MY DOG IN A DRESS *
A LEARNING EXPERIENCE *
A TART IN PRUDE’S CLOTHING * (v1/2)
GLAMOUR AT ALL TIMES!
MINE OWN MINOTAUR
GLUE TO MEND A BROKEN HEART
IS A TOADSTOOL A TOAD’S TOOL? *
A DEVIL WITHOUT HORNS *
NEVER TRUST A SKINNY FISH ‘N’ CHIP MAN *
HELLO! HELLO! I’M HALLOWEEN! *
RESPECTABLE TEXTS *
I LOST MY HEART TO A CORNISH PASTY *
I WILL EAT PIES *
Please note: In addition to this a good deal of this show was audio recorded for a future album release.
The first half began just after 7.30 and this was mainly the “Goes Wild…” part of the evening - at least from my side and I read mostly animal poems – some new, some much older…
AN ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
COLIN THE CUSTARD-EATING SPIDER
DO SHEEP MIGRATE?
THE STAND-UP CHAMELEON
WHY DON’T DRAGONS CLEAN THEIR TEETH?
MY DOG IN A DRESS
A LEARNING EXPERIENCE
MINE OWN MINOTAUR
GLUE TO MEND A BROKEN HEART
A DEVIL WITHOUT HORNS
NEVER TRUST A SKINNY FISH ‘N’ CHIP MAN
HELLO! HELLO! I’M HALLOWEEN!
Thanks to Calum Williamson for filming my poems, to give Calum a break I filmed all John and Aoowe's poems! Thanks also to everyone who came along or who donated to the charity even if they couldn't make it. The collection was for The Zoological Society Of London, in memory of John Ellis. If you'd still like to donate to the charity you can do so at: http://www.justgiving.com/