Month: July 2011

Diary Of A Busker Day ~ 125

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 125 Tuesday July 5th Winchester High Street (outside Debenhams, Time: 1:04-2:10pm). As I’m setting up, a suited lady in her early 30s puts a £2 coin in my bucket. “Thanks, I haven’t even played anything yet!” This is Annelies, who manages Goadsby – a nearby business. She’s read the article of diary extracts (the 2nd one)… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day ~ 124

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 124 Friday July 1st Winchester High Street (outside Debenhams, Time: 2-3:40pm, 5:35-6:21pm).         Today’s the first day of the celebrated Hat Fair – the high point in the Winchester calender. It’s also the day of my wedding drinks party gig, so to warm up, I do a “quick” hour and a half at the current… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day ~ 123

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 123 Thursday June 30th Winchester High Street (outside Debenhams, Time: 2:20-4:37pm).         A medium length session down at the current favoured spot – the less busy, yet (occasionally) profitable “arse” end of the High Street.     I’ve just started when my pipe-smoking, Pickwickian regular walks by. He sometimes gives me money, but usually doesn’t. “Why… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day ~ 122

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 122 Wednesday June 29th Winchester High Street (1. outside Debenhams, Time: 2:22-3:40pm, 5:24-6:23pm, 2. opposite The Body Shop, Time: 4:10-5:14pm).       A day spent mainly at Debenhams with a change of scenery in the middle. No sign of rain today and my playing has improved from yesterday. I’m still struggling, (as Anthony would say), with… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day ~ 121

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 121 Tuesday June 28th Winchester High Street (outside Debenhams, Time: 11:35-1:40pm, 2:10-4:24pm).        I return to the High Street after a five day break, the reason being I was offered (and accepted) a “gig” playing in a covers band at a wedding at Beaulieu on Saturday. For playing a set of just over an hour, I… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day ~ 120

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 120 Thursday June 23rd Winchester High Street (1. outside Debenhams, Time: 10:40-12:40pm, 2. opposite Vodafone, Time; 1:15-2pm, 3. opposite WH Smiths, Time: 2:10-2:25pm, 4. opposite The Body Shop, Time: 2:30-4:35pm.)      I make an early start – to go through a couple of “numbers” (Cavatina, Georgia On My Mind) before the crowd builds up. I… Read more →