Month: July 2011

Diary Of A Busker Day ~ 132

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 132 Monday July 18th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Clinton Cards, Time: 2:05-2:55pm, 2. opposite Whittard, Time: 3:10-4pm). Another temperamental day of grey sky with sudden bursts of rain. I open my set with a new (and appropriate) tune – The Rain Song by Led Zeppelin. I’ve been wanting to learn this for years, and… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker ~ Day 131

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 131 Friday July 15th Winchester High Street (1. outside Pizza Hut, Time: 10:55-1pm, 2. opposite Vodafone, Time: 1:34-5:05pm). There are a few buskers out today – one, not a musical busker but a puppeteer. He has a little puppet show with a very old fashioned backdrop and puppets which he operates from above and has… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day ~ 130

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 130 Wednesday July 13th Winchester High Street (1. outside Debenhams, Time: 11:25-1:15pm, 2. opposite Phase Eight, Time: 1:42-3:15pm). I walk past a guy doing big coloured drawings on the pavement in front of The Buttercross, and a bit further down there’s Frank the accordion man who tells me he’s just had an argument with the “pavement… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day ~ 129

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 129 Monday July 11th Winchester High Street (1. corner of Marks And Spencer, Time: 10:55-1:15pm, 2. opposite Vodafone, Time: 1:48-5pm). For the first part of this long session I have the sun on me – this being the only place I play which is on the sunny side of the High Street. However, the black… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day ~ 128

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 128 Saturday July 9th Winchester High Street (opposite Clinton Cards, Time: 12:15-1:05pm). A short session  on the way to meet the parents at the coach stop. I’m playing Yellow Bird, a couple with their daughter in her buggy stop to listen. When I finish they tell me this happens to be her favourite song – “How does… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day ~ 127

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 127 Thursday July 7th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Clinton Cards, Time: 12:20-12:50pm, 1:55-3:30pm, 2. opposite Vodafone, Time: 3:10-4:30pm, 3. outside Debenhams, Time: 5-5:55pm). A short set to begin with then I’m off to the St. Lawrence church – about a minute’s walk away, to the piano recital by 19 year old Jason Lam. The… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day ~ 126

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 126 Wednesday July 6th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Vodafone, Time: 1:07-2:37pm, 2. opposite The Body Shop, Time: 3-4:03pm, 3. Outside Debenhams, Time: 4:15-6:05pm). As usual these days, I head down to the “arse” end to warm up, but am shocked to find someone else there – not outside Debenhams but across the road, playing a… Read more →