Thursday, April 24, 2014

LAST WEEK'S YETI SHOW...

BACK AT THE POETRY CAFE FOR 2014...

Hello beasties!

This week I'm looking back over my first Poetry Cafe show of 2014... Despite the bad timing of it being just before Easter, we had a good evening and I managed to read quite a few of my poems - old and new. It was all a bit hectic and I'm not sure that I've listed the order exactly as I read them - but here's a list of what I definitely read on the night. I definitely finished with I WILL EAT PIES, I know that! The night's show was to celebrate the publishing of LOVESONGS FOR THE BITTER AND TWISTED, but I also read pieces from other collections. The evening was meant to raise money for the RSPCA - but as the turn out was low I'll be adding what money we did raise to any collection made at the next show on Friday 18th July. Apologies - but I've forgotten exactly which piece I ended the first half with, although I think I began the second half with A HAPPY YETI HOWL. The first few poems from the first half of the show were recorded to be kept for a future live video. Here's a bit more information...



LOVESONGS FOR THE BITTER AND TWISTED
10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW -
WEDNESDAY 16TH APRIL 2014

WHY AGNES, YOU'RE LOVELY
THE ANSWER'S NO
AUGUSTUS THE TRUSTY GUIDANCE PIG
BORN WITHOUT A FUNNY BONE
CRASHING BORES
CRASHTESTBOYFRIEND
DEATH ON AN EMPTY STOMACH

FAHRENHEIT 4:51
GRANNY ETHEL KEEPS THEM DECENT
LET SLEEPING DOGGERAL LIE
LOVED FOR WHAT YOU'RE NOT
PLEASE KEEP THIS PARK TIDY
RECKLESSLY
DOOR-TO-DOOR PSYCHOPATH
THE GREAT BOOKSHOP IN THE SKY
A HAPPY YETI HOWL
THE DREADED LURGY
AN IDIOT IN LOVE
CATS SHOULD WEAR MUFFLERS
IN PLACE OF A HEART
A CHANGE IN THE SEASONS (VERSE 1)
A CHANGE IN THE SEASONS (VERSE 2)
ALL GOOD PIES MUST END
THE BLACK-EYED GROWL
DISCO YETI
"IT"
WE DON'T DANCE TO LOVESONGS
I WILL EAT PIES


The event also saw the return of John Smallshaw, who missed the November 2013 show due to work commitments - it was great to have him back and he had a number of new pieces to share with us.

The poems read on the evening were from the following collections:

LOVESONGS FOR THE BITTER AND TWISTED (2004)

CRASHING BORES
CRASHTESTBOYFRIEND
DEATH ON AN EMPTY STOMACH

FAHRENHEIT 4:51
GRANNY ETHEL KEEPS THEM DECENT
LET SLEEPING DOGGERAL LIE
PLEASE KEEP THIS PARK TIDY
RECKLESSLY

These poems were split across both halves of the show and are a mixture of poems from this collection that I have read before like CRASHING BORES and GRANNY ETHEL and those like DOGGERAL and KEEP THIS PARK TIDY which I haven't...

MUGSHOTS (2005)

CATS SHOULD WEAR MUFFLERS
A CHANGE IN THE SEASONS (VERSE 1)
A CHANGE IN THE SEASONS (VERSE 2)

I don't think I've ever performed these - they're from the next collection that will be celebrating its 10th anniversary; probably in the autumn - a little ahead of time.

POEMS TO MAKE BEARS GROWL (2006)

WHY AGNES, YOU'RE LOVELY

I just stumbled upon this one whilst preparing for the show - it's a very daft piece but one I have fond memories of reading at one of my earlier shows. I decided to read it as the first poem of the evening...

RHYMES BEARS STEAL PIES FOR (2007)

ALL GOOD PIES MUST END
THE BLACK-EYED GROWL
DISCO YETI
IT
WE DON'T DANCE TO LOVESONGS
I WILL EAT PIES

I randomly selected this collection to read from as I hadn't read much from it in a while. They are all poems that I have performed in some form and which I enjoy reading.

CAVEMAN LOGIC (2009)

DOOR-TO-DOOR PSYCHOPATH
THE GREAT BOOKSHOP IN THE SKY

Another randomly selected collection - I've never performed the first piece, but enjoyed doing so. THE GREAT BOOKSHOP IN THE SKY is one of my favourite pieces - I like it's mix of silly and poignant...

A YETI WAY OF THINKING (2014-NEW)

THE ANSWER'S NO
AUGUSTUS THE TRUSTY GUIDANCE PIG
BORN WITHOUT A FUNNY BONE
LOVED FOR WHAT YOU'RE NOT
A HAPPY YETI HOWL
THE DREADED LURGY
AN IDIOT IN LOVE
IN PLACE OF A HEART

These poems are all new pieces from my next collection which I have been working on since autumn 2012 - AUGUSTUS, FUNNYBONE, HOWL and LURGY I have performed previously, whilst the others have all been written since my last show in November 2013... I spread these new poems across the two halves.

As I mentioned, my next show is Friday 18th July 2014 - but I am performing at another show with John Smallshaw and the fantabulous Wilfredo in June; but more about that soon. Thanks again to all who came along and to John for performing! It was great to have him back.

 



I'll be back again in a week or two - by which time it'll be early May and I hope to be talking about a number of new projects that are well on their way...

More soon - take care!

Yeti hugs,

Paul xx

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