Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A NEW MINI VIDEO FROM GHENT AND...

...SOMETHING FROM ARE WE THERE, YETI?

Hello beasties,

As you may remember, last week, I was having trouble editing what was to have been a two part SHY YETI ON LOCATION series from Brussels and Ghent. In the end I decided that it was easier just to release it in three shorter episodes, the first of which went up last week...

Well, I'm happy to announce that both part two and part three are now ready to be watched, but I don't intend to make them both available this week - part two has been posted this week, with part three to follow next week. You can view part two at the following links:

A YETI IN GHENT is the 2nd of 3 mini-episodes from Belgium; this one from Ghent. It features poems from Paul Chandler (a.k.a. Shy Yeti's) 3rd collection, THIRD TIME LUCKY: the title poem and another piece called KEY-HOLES which I have never, previously performed - there is also still time for a yeti dance! This film was recorded in early October 2012 with both Paul and Calum behind the cameras. Music is by Luca and Spooky Yeti and the video was edited by Paul Chandler. The third of these mini episodes will be loaded next week. The content of this film, including all poems are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2013.

Youtube: http://youtu.be/mhJcmNdZllE

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/61616027

Having sorted you out for all of 7 and half minutes, I'm also posting a piece from my new collection, which you may remember is called... (altogether!!!)

ARE WE THERE, YETI? contains over 100 pieces, mostly short stories, a few sketches and a dozen or so poems. Some of them a funny, some sad, some quirky, some plain creepy. They are stories that Paul Chandler (a.k.a. Shy Yeti) wrote between July and December 2011; much of it during his summer and autumn trips to the States. Poems include: GLUE TO MEND A BROKEN HEART, NEVER TRUST A SKINNY FISH AND CHIP MAN, INVITE A YETI ROUND FOR TEA, IS IT CHRISTMAS ALREADY!?, JOHN – I’M ONLY RHYMING, MY LONG LOST FRIEND and the title verse. Stories include: THE CREEPY SHOW, A CUP OF SUGAR, RATTLESNAKES, SANTA’S BIT ON THE SIDE and A YETI HISTORY LESSON OF HOLLYWOOD.

Paperback edition: http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/are-we-there-yeti/12734066

Hardback edition: http://www.lulu.com/content/hardcover-book/are-we-there-yeti/13615283

The piece that I'm going to share with you is called, A PHOTO, FALLEN - as follows:

A PHOTO, FALLEN…

Visiting your house for the first time in a week I am left disturbed...
Last time I was here I gave you a photograph of myself...
You propped it up on your desk – intending to frame it later, you said.
But during the course of the evening I noticed that the photo had fallen;
Down from your desk and into the darkness beyond!
“I’ll move the table and fetch it out when I vacuum...” you said.
I would have retrieved it myself, but it might have seemed fussy or rude –
And you did promise...
But now, a week later my photo is still nowhere to be seen...
Except that when you are making coffee I look closer and notice that –
That edge of it is sticking out from the shadows behind your desk!
I attempt to rescue it, but the table wobbles and you walk back in at that moment…
I feel embarrassed and pretend that I have dropped a contact lens;
I do not wear contact lenses, but still…
All the time that we are watching TV all I can think about is that photo…
That’s me there – lost in the darkness somewhere!
I don’t like the dark at the best of times – what if I get scared!
I try again later, padding about on the floor – I get dust on the knees of my jeans!
The photo, meanwhile – stays exactly where it had fallen!
I will give you one last chance to fetch it out…
It is quite obvious that you haven’t even attempted to vacuum since my last visit!
Perhaps you don’t care enough to spare the time. I must try not to dwell on it…
Except, that night I do not sleep - it is so dark down there behind your desk.
Please rescue me – oh please…

A PHOTO, FALLEN... is included in my latest collection, ARE WE THERE, YETI?, further details above.

More next week, when I'll be unleashing that third Belgisn video and we'll look forward to what I might be doing over my Easter break!!

Yeti hugs,

Paul xx

P.S. I can also reveal that I've chosen SHY YETI BOTTLES SUMMER - TWO (filmed back in July 2012) as my next SHY YETI ON LOCATION episode to be edited; in fact I spent all of my evening last night working on it and it's going pretty well, so far... With a bit of luck I may even post it up before Easter; whether or not that happens I'll certainly be posting a photo gallery from behind the scenes, in a week or two...


This post and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler 2013.

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