Wednesday, May 29, 2013

GO 4TH... AND A NEW YETI VIDEO!!

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF GO 4TH - SLIGHTLY EARLY!!

THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF "GO 4TH AND DIVIDE" IS OUT SLIGHTLY EARLIER THAN EXPECTED... READ MORE ABOUT IT!!

Hi beasties,

Yes... GO 4TH AND DIVIDE is out! It's slightly earlier than expected because the 10th anniversary is, strictly speaking, late July - however I wanted to be able to take a copy up to The Shetlands and have copies ready for the 10th anniversary show at The Poetry Cafe on Friday 19th July.

But first of all there is a new SHY YETI video to announce...

SHY YETI... AWAY!! HOME!! has been a work in progress... Part of it was filmed in Salisbury on a sunny day in September 2012 - with other scenes filmed in the Salisbury area during April 2013. All the rest of the episode was filmed in Paris in April 2013. Poems include MY OWN SWEET OXYMORON and AN EVERYDAY WEREWOLF and a short story called A HARMLESS PRANK. There is, of course, an yeti dance! This yeti film features Paul Chandler... Camera: Paul Chandler, Dominic McCauley, Nick Goodman and Toby Warburton. Music: Luca. All copyright of this film belongs to Paul Chandler, 2013. There will be more yeti films soon!

Youtube: http://youtu.be/yZLWIkYP4ck

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/67112798

Now it's time to tell you about the 10th anniversary edition of GO 4TH...

GO 4TH AND DIVIDE, published in mid-2003, was Paul’s fourth self-published collection and his third to include completely contemporary compositions. Long before he became Shy Yeti he was just plain Paul Chandler; what hasn’t changed is that he always wrote daft verse! Until now GO 4TH & DIVIDE has only been available alongside its sister volume THIRD TIMES LUCKY (re-issued in 2012) so this is the first time that it has stood alone. This is a special 10th anniversary edition containing photos and behind-the-scenes information about the book. This volume includes many poems that Paul still performs today, AS OLD AS YOU FEEL, DAREDEVIL, DARK HORSE, EXIT PURSUED BY A YETI, FURRY FROM THE DEEP, KILLING TIME, REVOLUTION ON THE 8.15 and ROSY-TINTED LIFE, but also includes many that he’s never publically performed!

With links...

Paperback Edition:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/paul-chandler/go-4th-and-divide/paperback/product-20999324.html

Hardback Edition:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/paul-chandler/go-4th-and-divide/hardcover/product-20999721.html

There will also be a piece from the collection which you'll find at the end of this post... I'm sharing with you a poem called THAT JOKE JUST WASN'T FUNNY - one that I also recently revived and performed at the last Poetry Café show, back in April.

I've decided on the theme for my Shetland videos - hopefully it'll be a 2 parter... I kind of want to celebrate that I'm now half way through the re-releasing of my first 8 collections. So I'm kind of thinking that I'll take all 4 books up to the Shetlands and read a piece from each over the course of the two episodes... Either that or a piece from each of the first three in the first video and then three pieces from the re-released GO 4TH in the 2nd episode. We'll see how much I get done up there!

Next week I may be posting a little later than normal due to being away, it all depends on whether we have internet access or not. Anyway - I'll be writing a diary of the trip and will post it at some stage!

More soon!

Yeti hugs,

Paul xx

P.S. I've been busy writing this week - more details soon!

THAT JOKE JUST WASN’T FUNNY…
 
She was known as a terrible prankster…
One without reason or taste…
Dropping banana skins across Waterloo
Tripping up poor commuters in haste…
Teased a baby who didn’t know better!
Liberated zoos to free sad polar bears…
She put diesel in with unleaded –
Left roller-skates at the top of the stairs!

That joke just wasn’t funny…
The bears all lost their fur!
The commuters broke their necks –
But there was worse yet to occur!

She played a prank on a nun who was knitting…
Sung out of tune in the Sunday school choir!
Daubed paint on the stripes of a zebra…
Found a wasp’s nest and set it on fire!
She mixed salt there in with the sugar…
Committed anarchy and broke every rule!
Shopping sprees using credit she’d stolen…
Was her view of a good April Fool!
 
That joke just wasn’t funny…
The town just went to seed!
But she never showed regret –
No, just a sick and twisted greed…
 
She was the lady who killed the last Dodo…
Set a mate up and caused a divorce…
Had a brawl with a badger in Woking
Cut the legs off a Pantomime Horse…
She grassed up a way deadly villain –
Stole his pennies – then baffled the law!
Held a council with every President…
Until next day they all called for a war…
 
That joke just wasn’t funny…
That girl she went too far!
Sabotaging traffic lights –
She was knocked down by a car…
 
She had over-stepped the mark that one…
As a result she now was dead!
No mourners at the funeral…
For she had sold them out instead!
But that had been one of her good days…
She had the claws of a highly-strung cat!
Then in death she came back as a phantom!
But exorcism made sure that was that!!!

Those jokes were never funny and -
Now the town is left in peace!
All there share a safer giggle since -
That harpy's been deceased...
 
THAT JOKE JUST WASN'T FUNNY... is from the 10th Anniversary Edition of GO 4TH AND DIVIDE, which is Out Now.

This post and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler 2013.

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