Month: October 2011

Diary Of A Busker Day 168

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 168 Friday October 14th Romsey (market, Time: 10:18-12:22, 2:05-3:05pm), Winchester High Street (1. opposite O2, Time: 4:10-5:10, 2. opposite Vodafone, Time: 5:20-6:10pm).        I return to Romsey – my second time. Before I start, I chat to Bertie the flower-seller. He’s been here since 5:30 this morning and because his van’s not big enough, he… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 167

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 167 Thursday October 13th Winchester High Street (opposite Vodafone, Time: 4:40-6:10pm).          A “spur of the moment” session, at the end of the day, which turned out to be a good decision, as I catch the populace of the High Street in a very generous mood – in fact, at one point, I look up and… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 166

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 166 Wednesday October 12th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Phase Eight, Time: 11:20-12pm, 2. opposite Card Factory, Time: 12:25-3pm, 3. opposite WH Smiths, Time: 3:45-4:25pm).         I’m feeling brave – I start the day in the busy part of the street. Not long into Ol’ Man River, a man, about 60, walking by says, “Mind… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 165

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 165 Monday October 10th Winchester High Street (1. corner of Marks And Spencer, Time: 1:48-2:30pm, 2. opposite Vodafone, Time: 3:10-5:28pm).        I return to the High Street after almost a week of convalescing – after I had cut my left hand forefinger while washing a soup tin lid. At The Buttercross there’s a Dave Hun… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 164

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 164 Tuesday October 4th Winchester High Street (opposite O2, Time: 1:30-3:30pm, 4:22-6pm).        At The Buttercross, I chat to five girls advertising the Health Lottery, in white suits, each with a different coloured Afro wig and each with a matching coloured balloon. They say I should play at The Buttercross – where Frank and others… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 163

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 163 Friday September 30th Romsey (market, Time: 10:37-12:40pm, 1:45-3pm), Winchester High Street (1. opposite Winchester Bus Station, Time: 4:05-4:35pm, 2. opposite Vodafone, Time: 4:45-5:45pm).        Finally, after months of pondering, I decide to take up Bertie’s (formerly flower seller of Winchester, now flower seller in nearby Romsey) suggestion of busking in his new patch. This involves getting… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 162

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 162 Wednesday September 28th Winchester High Street (1. opposite WH Smiths, Time: 11:08-1:15pm, 2. opposite Vodafone, Time: 2:40-5:20pm).        A warm, sunny day finds good citizens of Winchester in a collectively generous mood – for most of the day. The coins flow plentifully right from the start. One of my nameless old lady regulars asks if… Read more →