Thursday, December 05, 2013

SHY YETI'S LAST SHOW OF 2013...

...AND A BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY... TO ME!!

Hello beasties,

This week I'm blowing my own trumpet slightly - but then why not! I did just publish a new book AND recently celebrate my 40th birthday. So if I can't get blowing now, then when can I?

A new book, you say? Tell me more... Okay then!! Here's all you need to know!

NOT AS SHY AS I WAS contains over 70 new poems, stories and vignettes by Paul Chandler, a.k.a. Shy Yeti, written between January and September 2012. They include: THE BEAST OF FRIENDS, DRUNK ELK, ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM, EVIL IVY, MINE OWN MINOTAUR, ONCE I LOST MY HEART TO A CORNISH PASTY, A YETI IN A HAT and many more… NOT AS SHY AS I WAS is 288 pages long and contains photos by Paul Chandler and artwork by Adam M Botsford, Paul Webster and Pete Katsiaounis.            

Paperback: www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/not-as-shy-as-i-was/14135195 £9.99

Hardback: www.lulu.com/shop/paul-chandler/not-as-shy-as-i-was/hardcover/product-21317217.html £15.99

Now it's time to tell you all about last week's show!

EVEN YETI TURN 40
 
POETRY CAFE, FRIDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 2013
 
Originally the night was meant to be more of a birthday party for my 40th than a show - but because we ended up with more audience for the poems than people for my party I was very pleased to be able to make it a full-scale show. Sadly John Smallshaw was unable to make the night and another guest, Sally, who performed with us last year was a no-show; however we ended up with two other poets on the night - Liam and Victoria. A nice surprise, indeed!
 
FIRST HALF
 
BEE-SOTTED
NATIONAL TREASURE
SHAVING WEREWOLVES
AUGUSTUS THE TRUSTY GUIDANCE PIG
YOU'LL DO
INFAMY AND CURRANT BUNS
TEN INCHES
MYSTERY HEN
 
(LIAM)
 
PSYCHOSIS GIRL
JEALOUSY DID HIM NO GOOD
FLAUNT TRADITION
WE'RE ALL STARS TODAY
THE SEX LIVES OF (EVIL) WITCHES
I USED TO BE A TEN...
 
 
SECOND HALF
 
AS OLD AS YOU FEEL (40)
BEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD
DISCO YETI
HOPELESS ROMANTIC
I SHOULD NEVER
I WILL EAT PIES
LAS VEGAS LIPS
A LEARNING EXPERIENCE
LITTLE PIG
OH, FLORENCE!!
READY-TEDDY-GO
THE SORRY TALE OF FRED THE DINOSAUR
TAKEN
THE TRUE LIGHT
YOUR APRIL FOOL
 
(LIAM)
(VICTORIA)
 
ALTERNATIVE ROCK N ROLL LIFESTYLE
ASK NICELY
A DEVIL WITHOUT HORNS
GRANDPA'S WIG
IF SHAKESPEARE WERE AROUND TODAY
JOHN, I'M ONLY RHYMING
KISS ME QUICK
MY LONG LOST FRIEND
THE TRUE EXTENT OF MY GENIUS
FROM WHERE I STAND
I LOST MY HEART TO A CORNISH PASTY
SOMETHING'S UP WITH ROCKY LOBSTER
NOT AS SHY AS I WAS...

FULL DETAILS
 
FIRST HALF
 
BEE-SOTTED
NATIONAL TREASURE
SHAVING WEREWOLVES
 
The first three pieces of the evening were from the new collection, NOT AS SHY AS I WAS...
 
AUGUSTUS THE TRUSTY GUIDANCE PIG
YOU'LL DO
INFAMY AND CURRANT BUNS
TEN INCHES
MYSTERY HEN
 
These five were all new pieces from the as-yet-untitled 2014 collection, most of them making their debuts...
 
(LIAM)
 
PSYCHOSIS GIRL
JEALOUSY DID HIM NO GOOD
FLAUNT TRADITION
 
These three pieces were from next year's 10th anniversary edition of LOVESONGS FOR THE BITTER AND TWISTED...
 
WE'RE ALL STARS TODAY
THE SEX LIVES OF (EVIL) WITCHES
I USED TO BE A TEN...
 
The final three pieces of the first half were also quite newly written poems that were making their debut, these are due to appear in my 2014 collection... When I came to read WE'RE ALL STARS TODAY I realised that the first two verses were shorter than the third and so have since completed that one! Ooops!
 
 
SECOND HALF
 
The next batch of poems were all from my 2009 compilation, SHY YETI RULES OKAY...
 
AS OLD AS YOU FEEL (40)
originally from GO 4TH AND DIVIDE (2003)
BEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD
originally from JUNK/FOOD (2001)
DISCO YETI
originally from RHYMES BEARS STEAL PIES FOR (2007)
HOPELESS ROMANTIC
originally from POETIQUETTE (2005)
I SHOULD NEVER
originally from JUNK/FOOD (2001)
I WILL EAT PIES
originally from RHYMES BEARS STEAL PIES FOR (2007)
LAS VEGAS LIPS
originally from POEMS TO MAKES BEARS GROWL (2006)
A LEARNING EXPERIENCE
originally from ROLLERCOASTER (2002)
LITTLE PIG
originally from SHY YETI'S INCREDIBLE PIE-CRUST COLLECTION (2008)
OH, FLORENCE!!
originally from THIRD TIME LUCKY (2002)
READY-TEDDY-GO
originally from JUNK/FOOD (2001)
THE SORRY TALE OF FRED THE DINOSAUR
originally from JUNK/FOOD (2001)
TAKEN 
originally from THIRD TIME LUCKY (2002)
THE TRUE LIGHT
originally from JUNK/FOOD (2001)
YOUR APRIL FOOL
originally from RHYMES BEARS STEAL PIES FOR (2007)
 
(LIAM)
(VICTORIA)
 
The next nine poems were all from last year's SHY YETI STILL RULES OKAY compilation.
 
ALTERNATIVE ROCK N ROLL LIFESTYLE
originally from FUNERAL FOR A SHOE (2011)
ASK NICELY
originally from DO YETI WEAR PYJAMAS? (2010)
A DEVIL WITHOUT HORNS
originally from THE VAMPIRE COWS OF SCUNTHORPE (2011)
GRANDPA'S WIG
originally from THE VAMPIRE COWS OF SCUNTHORPE (2011)
IF SHAKESPEARE WERE AROUND TODAY
originally from THE VAMPIRE COWS OF SCUNTHORPE (2011)
JOHN, I'M ONLY RHYMING
originally from ARE WE THERE, YETI!? (2013)
KISS ME QUICK
originally from THE SHY LIFE (2009)
MY LONG LOST FRIEND 
originally from ARE WE THERE, YETI!? (2013)
THE TRUE EXTENT OF MY GENIUS
originally from FUNERAL FOR A SHOE (2011)
 
The final four poems of the evening were from the newly released NOT AS SHY AS I WAS... These four have all been read before during previous shows, but they got another airing for my birthday!!

FROM WHERE I STAND
I LOST MY HEART TO A CORNISH PASTY
SOMETHING'S UP WITH ROCKY LOBSTER
NOT AS SHY AS I WAS...

That was it! Thanks to all who came along - especially to Maggie, Harry, Dan, Calum and Glyn - and also to Liam and Victoria for performing at short notice on the night.

There will be more shows in 2014 - to be announced early in the new year.

Next week I'll be sharing some photos and stories with you from my recent trips to Italy and France...

More soon!

Yeti hugs,

Paul xx

This Post and All Contents are Copyright Paul Chandler 2013
 


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