Wednesday, May 02, 2012

HAPPY 10TH ANNIVERSARY TO OUR DAFFY BLOG!!


Howdo!


I'm hoping to get THIS anniversary right! You see I think the 200th post back in April ended up being our 199th post - it only became evident when blogger changed its format a week or two ago and it became easier to see how many posts had been posted! Ooops. Anyway, this definitely IS the 10th anniversary! 10 years ago on Thursday 2nd May 2002 I began this blog with a little limerick...

There was a young man from Nantucket,
Who kept his wife's head in a bucket...
It would bob up and down -

With never a frown...
And now and again he would duck it! :)


Since then, I have debutted another 118 new poems in my posts, although one or two recently have been to promote my 10th anniversary collections, but anyway - most were posted here first before they were published and some even exist on the blog in slightly earlier drafts that were later altered closer to publication. Not all were poems, more recently some have been short stories or prose pieces - but that hardly matters, what matters is which ones they were.

I'm going to end this post with a list of those poems, but first I want to announce a new episode of SHY YETI ON LOCATION - a slightly longer episode too in celebration of 10 years of blogging. Here's some more information and the links to where you can view it...

SHY YETI GOES WILD is an extra-special episode of SHY YETI ON LOCATION to celebrate 10 years of yeti-poem-blogging on Paul's www.shyyeti.com site. This episode includes 4 poems on a wild-life theme - DIAGONAL CAT, MICE TAP-DANCING, WHY DON'T DRAGONS CLEAN THEIR TEETH and HOORAY FOR BEARS. There are also 3, yes THREE yeti dances in this edition, which was filmed in Surrey, London and the surrounding area between 23rd March and 8th April 2012. This episode guest-stars Dominic McCauley and Mauro MausCat Notch. Camera work by Paul Chandler, Dominic McCauley and Calum Williamson, music by Luca. This film and all poems contained within it are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2012.

You can currently view this episode at:

Youtube: http://youtu.be/8bNUwebWalU

Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/41414366

There is also a special mini compilation available for this episode:

SHY YETI GOES WILD is a mini-collection of over 25 poems that Paul Chandler a.k.a. Mr Yeti has written over the last few years concerning animals or pets. These include: BECOMING MORE CAT-LIKE, THE BLACK-EYED GROWL, DIAGONAL CAT, DO SHEEP MIGRATE?, A FLEA TEA PARTY, A LITTLE MOUSE, A WASP IN A WIG and many more. These are pieces that he’s read at gigs and open-mike events and which appear to get the furriest, most enthusiastic growls from a crowd! Go on, take a peek!

It's available in paperback for £4.99 at the following link:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/paul-chandler/shy-yeti-goes-wild/paperback/product-20095610.html

I'll hopefully be doing a Radio Wey show in June or July to promote this mini-collection and celebrate the 10th anniversary too. More news on that when I have a definite date for it.


This isn't the last you'll hear of the 10th anniversary of this blog - I have two shows coming up at The Poetry Cafe, one this Saturday 5th May and one on Friday 8th June 2012. The first show the postponed 10th anniversary show for my 2nd collection, ROLLERCOASTER and the June date is to celebrate the blog. The May show will comprise of some new pieces and pieces from ROLLERCOASTER and the June show will comprise of my favourite pieces from the 118 that I have posted on here since 2002.

Anyway, enough about that for now... I'm busy putting together my next full collection, ARE WE THERE YETI!?, but as I am also working on the next Mouse Of Commons book, due out in July - I don't expect my next prose and poetry book to be completed until mid-August, in time for my September Poetry Cafe show.

Anyway, that's it for now...

More soon...

Yeti hugs,

Paul xx

PS As promised, here comes that list...

118 BLOGGED POEMS IN 10 YEARS…

HERBAL TEABAGS (2002)
BALLAD OF A CHILD ACTOR (2002)
DISCO (2002)
REINCARNATION (2002)
THINGS AIN’T WHAT THEY USED TO BE – PT 1 (2002)
OH, FLORENCE (2002)
ANOTHER PATHETIC ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT (2002)
OWN GOAL? (2002)
THIRD TIME LUCKY (2003)
DRUNK (2003)
BLACK AND WHITE COWS (2003)
YOU AND WHOSE ARMY? (2003)
SOMETHING OLD – SOMETHING NEW (2003)
ANIMAL CRUELTY (2003)
BLUE EYED LOVER (2003)
WICKED SANTA (2003)
FLAUNT TRADITION (2004)
CRASHING BORES (2004)
IF I WERE A MOO COW (2004)
TIDDLES HAS A PROBLEM (2004)
I AM NEVER INVITED TO ORGIES (2005)
I CAN’T BEAR THE END (BIOGRAPHICAL WORK) (2005)
NEVER STEAL ANOTHER MAN’S RHUBARB (2005)
THE ONLY YOU THERE IS (2005)
A YETI’S FUR (2005)
CRIME OFTEN PAYS (2005)
I WOULDN’T WANT TO BE 18, AGAIN (2005)
I WANT TO BE BORN BEFORE CHRISTMAS (2005)
MY DOG IN A DRESS (2005)
ADVERT FOR A TRAINEE SEX SYMBOL (2006)
A NIGHT ON THE TOWN WITH A YETI (2006)
ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLES (2006)
GIRLS LIKE ALENA (2006)
I WANT THEM TO SEE ME (ON TOP OF THE POPS) (2006)
THE BALLAD OF CHARLIE GRRR (2006)
A CURE FOR ALL KNOWN ILLS (2006)
I WILL EAT PIES (2007)
THE WAY PIE’S MEANT TO BE (2007)
DISCO YETI (2007)
YOUR APRIL FOOL (2007)
BELHAVEN BEACH (2007)
WE DON’T DANCE TO LOVESONGS (2007)
RHYMES BEARS STEAL PIES FOR (2007)
THEIR SPECIAL DAY (2007)
A LIFE TOGETHER (2007)
THE STAND-UP CHAMELEON (2007)
I KNOW WE’LL NEVER BE TOGETHER (2007)
MY MOMENT IS NOW (2007)
ALL GIVE NO TAKE (2007)
GROOVE (2007)
LITTLE PIG (2007)
YETI SPAGHETTI (2007)
RABBITS DON’T REALLY LIKE LETTUCE (2007)
SUPER YETI AND COSMIC BEAR (2008)
THE UNGRATEFUL VALENTINE (2008)
YOU CRAMP MY STYLE (2008)
X-RAY TED (2008)
SO MUCH LOVE – SO LITTLE TIME (2008)
THEY WARNED ME ABOUT PEOPLE LIKE YOU (2008)
DIAGONAL CAT (2008)
A VOICE IN HIS HEAD (2008)
SWAGGER (2008)
OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER (2008)
YOU ARE CAT-NIP TO ME (2008)
TOO SLUSHY FOR SNOWMEN (2008)
CAT THIEF (2009)
IF POEMS WERE PIES (2009)
BACK WHEN THE INTERNET WAS YOUNG (2009)
OUT OF WORK ACTORS (2009)
MAKE ALL YOUR LIES TRUE (2009)
MAKING TOAST FOR THE ENEMY (2009)
BRAND NEW PULLING PANTS (2009)
MY CREATIVE GNU (2009)
COLIN THE CUSTARD EATING SPIDER (2009)
STEALING MY THUNDER (2009)
THE UNAFFORDABLE FJORD (2009)
THE DAY THE PRIME MINISTER CAME TO TEA (2009)
CATFOOD IN YOUR EYEBROWS (2009)
THE YETI OF MUSWELL HILL (2009)
DO YETI WEAR PYJAMAS? (2009)
BLACKMAILING SANTA (2009)
CHRISTMASTIME FOR SKELETONS (2009)
MY SELFISH CAT (2010)
WHY AGNES, YOU’RE LOVELY (2010)
CARELESS TALK COST (2010)
CUPCAKE (2010)
I’M ALL FOR ANIMAL RIGHTS (2010)
BECOMING MORE CAT-LIKE (2010)
YOU COULD BE MY PIN-UP (2010)
NOT SEEING ANYBODY ELSE (2010)
TO BE BESIDE THE SEASIDE (2010)
THE CROCODILE (2010)
I LOVE YOU LESS (2010)
HE EATS SO MUCH (2010)
FAMOUS PEOPLE ARE A PAIN IN THE ARSE (2010)
RESPECTABLE TEXTS (2010)
JUST TO GET MYSELF TO YOU (2010)
FIRST SNOG (2010)
SANTAS DON’T TEXT (2010)
GRANDPA’S WIG (2011)
THEY DON’T RHYME THEIR POEMS IN L.A. (2011)
STREETLIGHT GLAMOUR (2011)
WORK IS RUBBISH (2011)
WE’RE AN ITEM NOW (2011)
THE BROKEN LIFT (2011)
THE CAT NEXT DOOR (2011)
JOHN, I’M ONLY RHYMING (2011)
I SHOULD NEVER (2011)
STOUT LEGS IN A SUMMER STORM (2011)
THE TRUE LIGHT (2011)
THE TRUE LIGHT – ALTERNATIVE (2011)
THE BALLAD OF AN ALRIGHT BLOKE (2011)
SUMMER SKIES (2011)
SANTA’S BIT ON THE SIDE (2011)
TAKE CARE WHEN GIVING CHRISTMAS PRESENTS (2011)
COMING CLEAN (2012)
LOVE AND AMNESIA (2012)
THE WEDDING BREAKFAST (2012)

May there be many more to come!!!

This Post is Copyright Paul Chandler 2012.

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