This week we have a slightly shorter post as it's my Poetry Cafe Show on Friday and I'm busy getting ready for that. We do have an exclusive - an as-yet unpublished poem for you! It's a pretty new one too - as I only finished it just before Easter...
Before that though, as we're already more than a quarter of the way through the year - I thought we'd cast a quick eye over the ratings for the recent SHY YETI ON LOCATION episodes. As I was saying last week - although some of the newer films are taking longer to get hits, we are still getting around 1500 hits a month and the older videos are still receiving frequent views. A good deal of them have had another 100 or so views each since we last did this, late last year. So, let's take a look...
RATINGS FROM YETI VIDEOS
– AS OF 12/04/2013
1st A YETI BACK IN HOLLYWOOD – PART 1 = 495 views
2nd SHY YETI ON LOCATION IN DORSET = 489 views
3rd TOO LATE – A SHORT STORY = 475 views
4th SHY YETI GOES TO HOLLYWOOD = 472 views
5th SHY YETI'S VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL = 471 views
6th A YETI IN WINTER = 442 views
7th BEWARE OF THE VAMPIRE COWS!!! = 429 views
8th SHY YETI TALKS = 428 views
=9th YETI HUNT U.S.A – PART 1 = 418 views
=9th SHY YETI LIVE - 06/03/2010 = 418 views
11th A YETI BACK IN HOLLYWOOD – PART 4 = 417 views
12th SHY YETI - OUT AND ABOUT = 414 views
13th YETI DANCE A-GO-GO… = 406 views
14th SHY YETI OUT IN THE COUNTRY = 394 views
=15th YETI HUNT U.S.A – PART 3 = 379 views
=15th A YETI BACK IN HOLLYWOOD – PART 3 = 379 views
=17th YETI HUNT U.S.A. – PART 5 = 373 views
=17th SHY YETI IN A SECRET LOCATION = 373 views
19th SHY YETI LIVE – 02/04/2011 = 367 views
20th SOMETHING TO CHEW ON – A SHORT STORY= 366 views
21st AN EVENING WITH SHY YETI – AND... = 365 views
22nd A YETI ON RADIO WEY = 363 views
23rd A DEVIL WITHOUT HORNS – A POEM = 359 views
=24th SHY YETI OUT IN THE NEW FOREST = 357 views
=24th A YETI IN PARIS – PART 1= 357 views
26th SHY YETI’S MINI EUROPEAN TOUR 2011 – 2 = 356 views
27th SHY YETI RETURNS TO THE COBALT CAFE = 354 views
=28th SHY YETI WELCOMES SPRING = 352 views
=28th A PERFECT MATCH = 352 views
30th SHY YETI GOES BUSHY = 350 views
=31st A TALE OF 2 CITIES, 1 YETI - 1 = 346 views
=31st JUNK/FOOD GIG 1 = 346 views
33rd A YETI IN PARIS – PART 2 = 345 views
34th YETI HUNT U.S.A. – PART 4 = 343 views
=35th ROCK ‘N’ ROLLERCOASTER SHOW - 1 = 339 views
=35th SHY YETI TAKES (A TRIP) TO BATH = 339 views
37th SHY YETI BACK ON RADIO WEY – PART 2 = 337 views
38th SHY YETI GOES WILD = 336 views
39th ROCK ‘N’ ROLLERCOASTER SHOW - 2 = 332 views
40th ANOTHER EVENING WITH SHY YETI… = 328 views
41st SHY YETI’S INTER-WEB/BLOG BONANZA - 1 = 325 views
=42nd A TALE OF 2 CITIES, 1 YETI - 2 = 319 views
=42nd SHY YETI GOES WILD ON THE RADIO - 1 = 319 views
44th A YETI BACK IN HOLLYWOOD – PART 2 = 265 views
45th BALLAD OF A GO-GO BEAR = 228 views
46th SHY YETI’S MINI EUROPEAN TOUR 2011 – 1 = 225 views
47th SHY YETI LIVE – 22/11/2010 – LIVE REVIVED = 217 views
48th YETI HUNT U.S.A – PART 2 = 200 views
49th SHY YETI VERSUS AUTUMN – PART 1 = 178 views
50th UNGRATEFUL VALENTINE = 169 views
51st SHY YETI AT THE COBALT CAFÉ = 164 views
52nd I AM NEVER INVITED TO ORGIES = 160 views
53rd SHY'S SNOW SPECTACULAR = 156 views
54th SHY YETI BACK ON RADIO WEY – PART 1 = 140 views
55th YETI SPAGHETTI = 131 views
56th SHY YETI LIVE - 06/03/2010 (2) = 123 views
=57th YETI HUNT U.S.A – PART 8 = 122 views
=57th YETI HUNT U.S.A – PART 7 = 122 views
59th ...ON LOCATION IN DORSET (OUT-TAKES) = 121 views
60th SHY YETI VERSUS AUTUMN – PART 2 = 117 views
=61st ...IN A SECRET LOCATION (OUT-TAKES) = 116 views
=61st SHY YETI LIVE – 22/11/2010 – PART 1 = 116 views
=63rd SHY YETI’S HAUNTED KITCHEN = 114 views
=63rd JUNK/FOOD GIG 2 = 114 views
65th YETI HUNT U.S.A. – PART 6 = 113 views
66th SHY YETI ON RADIO FOR VALENTINE’S = 110 views
=67th SHY YETI LIVE – 22/11/2010 – PART 3 = 106 views
=67th SHY YETI LIVE – 22/11/2010 – PART 2 = 106 views
69th YOU CRAMP MY STYLE = 99 views
70th LITTLE PIG = 94 views
71st SHY YETI LIVE FROM BROADSTAIRS = 91 views
72nd SHY YETI GOES WILD - 2 = 87 views
73rd A VERY YETI CHRISTMAS (2012) = 86 views
74th SHY YETI’S BEST OF BRITISH - 1 = 83 views
75th SHY YETI’S SEA-SIDE SHUFFLE – PART 1 = 82 views
76th MY MOMENT IS NOW = 78 views
77th SHY YETI’S BEST OF BRITISH - 2 = 73 views
78th SHY YETI’S SPOOKYCREEPY SHOW = 69 views
79th SHY YETI COOKS… = 68 views
80th SHY YETI’S “LOST” HOLLYWOOD VIDEO = 67 views
81st YETI SPAGHETTI (OUT-TAKES) = 65 views
82nd SHY YETI GOES WILD ON THE RADIO - 2 = 61 views
83rd PICCADILLY CIRCUS = 60 views
=84th SHY YETI’S SEA-SIDE SHUFFLE – PART 2 = 57 views
=84th THINGS AIN'T... = 57 views
=86th A YETI BACK IN DORSET = 53 views
=86th SHY YETI’S SEA-SIDE PREVIEW = 53 views
88th GOOD HUG = 51 views
89th DAREDEVIL = 50 views
90th SHY YETI BOTTLES SUMMER = 49 views
91st THEY WARNED ME... = 48 views
92nd CRASHTESTBOYFRIEND = 47 views
=93rd SHY YETI – THE ADVERT = 46 views
=93rd SHY YETI LIVE - 18/11/2008 = 46 views
95th SHY YETI GOES WILD – LIVE = 45 views
96th MY DOG IN A DRESS = 37 views
97th A YETI IN GHENT = 36 views
=98th SHY YETI’S THIRD TIME LUCKY SHOW = 35 views
=98th THE TRUE LIGHT = 35 views
100th SHY YETI’S BLOG BONANZA – 2 = 33 views
101st A YETI IN BRUSSELS = 30 views
102nd AN EPISODE WITHOUT A THEME = 29 views
103rd SHY YETI BOTTLES SUMMER – TWO!! = 28 views
104th SHY YETI’S BELGIAN POSTCARDS = 27 views
105th THE SORRY TALE... = 26 views
106th RECKLESSLY = 24 views
107th A VOICE IN HIS HEAD = 21 views
As for the Poetry Cafe gig on Friday... John Smallshaw and I have been tweeting away about it and hoping to encourage people to come along with the chance of doing some open-mike. Hopefully that will help! Can I give anything away? Not a lot, to be honest - I haven't made an exact list of what I intend to read this time... That said I want to read some pieces from ARE WE THERE, YETI? as the evening is dedicated to this new collection and I also have one or two older pieces that I've been recording for future SHY YETI ON LOCATION episodes, mostly from GO 4TH AND DIVIDE and THE AUTUMNAL E.P. I'd also like to read a number of really new pieces too... As already mentioned, John Smallshaw will also be there on the night, of course! We wouldn't be without him - and hopefully we'll get a few new faces too. We shall see!!
Next week we'll be discussing what occurred at the show - hopefully there will be one or two photos - and I may have a new SHY YETI ON LOCATION episode for you - from Venice, no less! Until then, enjoy the new poem...
P.S. I finished another poem this week, one that I've been working at over my Easter holidays - it's called A HAPPY YETI HOWL and joins the long list of yeti poems that I've written which I can perform at gigs or during the location films.
P.P.S. I also spent this weekend putting the finishing touches to a new episode called SHY YETI - HOME AND AWAY which will include the recent Paris footage and some filming that I did back in Salisbury last September. I also recorded a version of my recent short story A HARMLESS PRANK in my parent's back garden. More on this, including a photo gallery, sometime in the next few weeks.
Piccadilly is a rubbish circus!
Heck! Where is the fire-eater?
Oh, where is the lion-tamer?
I cannot even spot a Cheetah!
Oh, where are the madcap jugglers,
In all their pomp, so very fine!?
Oh, where are the creepy clowns –
Whose sense of humour's so divine?
Where is the big top celebration?
So very droll, yet rather silly!
There's really nothing much of note,
Along the streets of Piccadilly...
Trafalgar is a rubbish square!
I'm not convinced it isn't round!
I feel, for sure, it lacks all merit –
That nowt of interest there be found!
Yes, Nelson's column stands so tall –
Buy tell me now, what does it do?
It isn't even interactive nor –
Made of jelly through and through!
I hear it's meant to simply sit there –
In memory of our noble past!
Just knock it down to build a cafe;
'Cos coffee cravings also last!
Covent is a rubbish garden –
I cannot see a single tree!
Only endless swathes of tourists –
Yes, far too many, you'll agree!
Oh, the court at Earl's is hopeless –
It cannot even call a trial...
And Hyde Park is not in hiding –
Because the Serpentine's in style!
So many places in this city –
Are either dull or muck encrusted!
Piccadilly is a rubbish circus –
I fear dear old London Town... is busted!