Month: September 2011

Diary Of A Busker Day 149

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 149 Monday August 29th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Millets, Time: 4:20-5:45pm. 2. Entrance to alleyway – flower seller’s spot opposite Marks And Spencer, Time: 5:55-6:55pm).        A late Bank Holiday session. There are still plenty of people about, for the first hour, at least. Just after I set up, I’m paid a visit from… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 148

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 148 Sunday August 28th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Reflex, Time: 1:40-2:50pm, 2. opposite Winchester Bus Station, Time: 3-3:50pm).        I’m lucky enough to get a pound coin from an American lady with her young son – before I start. I see them alot when I’m out here but don’t know their names yet although… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 147

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 147 Friday August 26th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Reflex, Time: 1:12-1:35pm, 6-6:17pm, 2. opposite Oxfam, Time: 2:05-4:30pm, 3. opposite Card Factory, Time: 5-6pm).        I manage to get 20 minutes in until it starts raining then I pack up and take refuge in the fire exit of Debenhams, just down the road. I’m soon… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 146

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 146 Wednesday August 24th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Card Factory, Time: 2:35-4:35pm, 2. opposite Vodafone, Time: 5:05-6:20pm).        For some time I’ve wanted to “itemise” my donators through the course of an average day. So for this entry, I have done just that – a list in chronological order detailing the donor’s sex, followed… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 145

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 145 Sunday August 21st Winchester High Street (1. opposite Oxfam, Time: 2:45-4:35pm, 2. opposite Bellis, Time: 4:50-6:40pm).        I set up almost opposite the tables outside the “posh” Maison Blanc restaurant – I’m not normally this far down but today Frank (and his accordion) are outside Debenhams – he must have remembered me saying it… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 144

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 144 Friday August 19th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Card Factory, Time: 11.00-1:50pm, 2. opposite Phase Eight, Time: 2:35-5:05pm). An early start today as I want to get a good few hours in…but I haven’t even finished my first song before I get my first interuption – five boys about 14 years old – “Can… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day – 143

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 143 Tuesday August 16th Winchester High Street (opposite Card Factory, Time: 3:10-6:42pm).        One of my “younger” old regulars, 72 year old Anthony, pays me a visit. He’s “still struggling” with the guitar but today has a more pressing concern on his mind. He has arranged for three  Russian ladies to visit him in Winchester. He’s… Read more →