Month: October 2011

Diary Of A Busker Day 161

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 161 Monday September 26th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Phase Eight, Time: 1:50-4:37pm, 2. opposite Vodafone, Time: 5:20-6:30pm).        My budding 72 year old guitarist, Anthony and Mick, the ex-cruise musician drop by at the same moment. Anthony says he has a bone to pick with me -apparently I’ve given him some wrong information concerning… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 160

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 160 Friday September 23rd Winchester High Street (1. opposite Phase Eight, Time: 12-12:01pm, 2. opposite Reflex, Time: 12:10-2:15pm, 3. opposite Boots Optician, Time: 3:10-5:15pm, 4. opposite Vodafone, Time: 5:30-6:30pm).        The starts off – rather annoyingly, with a false start, as 30 seconds into my first tune, I’m drowned out by some guy singing opera style… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 159

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 159 Wednesday September 21st Winchester High Street (1. opposite Card Factory, Time: 12:15-2:20pm, 2. disused doorway opposite River Island, Time: 3:30-5:45pm).        During my first set a man comes up, puts a coin in my bucket and asks if I make a living doing this. “Sometimes”, I say. He tells me he was in Reading… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 158

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 158 Monday September 19th Winchester High Street (1. corner of Marks And Spencer, Time: 1:05-3:10pm, 2. opposite Vodafone, Time: 3:45-6:10pm).        The session starts slow – it’s almost twenty minutes before I get my first coin – 10p from a man, during When I’m Sixty-Four. It’s one of those when I think “What am I doing… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 157

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 157 Friday September 16th  Winchester High Street (1. opposite Reflex, Time: 1:45-4pm, 2.  opposite Clarks, Time: 4:40-6:30pm).        It’s one of those days when I get too many people talking to me – which is all very sociable but means I have to stop playing, unless it’s The Third Man or La Vie En Rose… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 156

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 156 Thursday September 15th Winchester High Street (1. opposite The Body Shop, Time: 2:55-5:28pm, 2. opposite Oxfam, Time: 5:58-6:36pm).        Unusually, I decide to begin the day at the busier (but vehicle noise-free) part of the High Street. A young busker – I think this is Ben, whose Gibson one pickup guitar I played recently, stops… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 155

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 155 Monday September 12th Winchester High Street (1. corner of Marks And Spencer, Time: 1:17-4:17pm, 2. opposite WH Smiths, Time: 5:05-6:35pm).         This first session – on a very windy day – finds me outside Marks And Spencer, where I haven’t been since I can’t remember when. It’s so windy that I have to anchor… Read more →