Month: November 2011

Diary Of A Busker Day 181

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 181 Thursday November 17th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Vodafone, Time: 12:15-2:15pm, 2. opposite O2, Time: 2:42-3:42pm, 3. opposite Clarks, Time: 5:15-5:31pm, 4. opposite Vodafone, Time: 6-6:30pm).        Another day when I’m able to play for two hours without having to stop and warm my hands up. And it’s another slow start – 20 minutes… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 180

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 180 Tuesday November 15th Winchester High Street (opposite Bellis, Time: 1:25-3:47pm).        A sunny day – not too warm, though – although it is the middle of November. I do my pre-busk reconnoitring of the High Street. There’s no one else about apart from Guy with two of his folk conglomerate franchise, down at the… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 179

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 179 Friday November 11th Romsey Market, Time: 10:20-12:20pm, Winchester, opposite Vodafone, Time: 1:25-3:05pm.        My bi-monthly visits to Romsey continue. Albatross is my third song in. A man approaches, “That’s my favourite song!” “Really?!” “Yes, you know, I’ve got a video – it’s just an Albatross, flying, and that music, and it’s spot on!” “Really?”… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 178

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 178 Thursday November 10th Winchester High Street (opposite Card Factory, Time: 1:30-3:32pm).        I return after a week off busking – during which I travelled to a town called Ouistreham in Normandy at the invitation of a Beatles cover group/band to play some shows at a festival. So, “How was France?”, asks a (nameless) old… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 177

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 177 Thursday November 3rd Winchester High Street (opposite Vodafone, Time: 12:35-3:15pm).         …and the (so-called) Indian summer contunues…which means I can play for a long time without going to the toiletand warming my hands up under boiling water.       I need to practice my Zither-like Third Man arrangement and a Belgiun couple on the other… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 176

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 176 Tuesday Noember 1st Winchester High Street (opposite Vodafone, Time: 12:20-2:10pm).        …and the so-called Indian summer continues. Coming into the High Street, I chat to Frank – minus accordion but with dog – Kazoo, sitting near The Buttercross. “You’ve got the whole street to yourself today, and it’s a nice day.” He’s right about… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 175

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 175 Friday October 28th Romsey Market, Time: 10:25-12:00am, 12:50-2:05pm.        My 3rd trip to Romsey – it appears to be becoming a bi-monthly excursion. I remember the last time I was here – the general opinion amongst the market traders was that I would make double the money if I moved out a few feet,… Read more →