Month: June 2011

Diary Of A Busker Day ~ 119

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 119 Tuesday June 21st Winchester High Street (1. opposite The Body Shop, Time: 12:30-3:01pm, 2. corner of Marks And Spencer, Time: 3:13-5:30pm.)       It’s 20 minutes until my first “customer” – Delia, comes along. I get up to speak to her, “Oh, you don’t have to stand up for me.” “Yes I do, I need… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker ~ 118

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 118 Monday June 20th Winchester High Street (opposite WH Smiths, Time: 12:08-12:13pm, 12:33-3:50pm.)            On passing under the Westgate I can usually tell if there’s anyone playing at The Buttercross, especially any military ensemble, as there’ll be alot of the same colour (uniforms) in one small area. And so it is today – spots of red and… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day ~ 117

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 117 Sunday June 19th Winchester High Street (outside Debenhams, Time: 1:57-4:14pm.)       Coming through the Westgate and into the high street I hear a loud rock, or in this case “rawk” sound, then, straining my eyes, notice a seated, cowboy hatted figure. It can only mean one thing, it’s Rob – the American music playing Englishman, from… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day ~ 116

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 116 Saturday June 18th Winchester High Street (outside Debenhams, Time: 5:10-6:05pm.)         I never usually go busking on a Saturday, but after 23 years, today is Bertie the flower seller’s last day in Winchester – he’s taking his trade to Romsey, so I’ve come mainly to say goodbye. I’ve had to wait till quite late to come… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day ~ 115

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 115 Wednesday June 15th Winchester High Street (1. outside Debenhams, Time: 1:22-2:50pm, 2. opposite WH Smiths, Time: 3:10-4pm.)         It’s “drizzling” today, but I decide to risk it – I’ll come in to town and make for the covered part. There is a 4 piece military brass band at The Buttercross and further down, just… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day ~ 114

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 114 Tuesday June 14th Winchester High Street (opposite Whittard, Time: 3:37-5:47pm.)          During my now obligatory pre-session reconnaissance of the high street I have a chat with Bertie the flowerman who tells me this Saturday will be his last day here in Winchester. “I’m bored – I’ve been here 23 years. I’m here 10 hours… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day ~ 113

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 113 Monday June 13th Winchester High Street (1. corner of Marks And Spencer, Time: 12:10-4pm, 2. opposite WH Smiths, Time: 4:24-5:44pm.)           The weather’s certainly heating up – so much so that here – the only place I frequent on the sunny side of the street, I am forced to take off my jacket. I’m… Read more →