Month: November 2011

Diary Of A Busker Day 174

TweetDiary Of A Busker Wedenesday October 26th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Vodafone, Time: 1:20-3:30pm, 2. opposite Card factory, Time: 4:45-6:05pm, 3. opposite O2, Time: 6:15-6:35pm).              Three songs into my first set and I have to pack up as it starts raining. I’m back 15 minutes later…and the money’s a bit slow coming…then I play Tammy and a man… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 173

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 173 Monday October 24th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Clinton Cards, Time: 2:58-4:40pm, 2. opposite Card Factory, Time: 5:05-5:35pm).        A young shop guy, taking a break, says my pumpkin bucket’s now finally in season. “Yeah, just for one day of the year”, I say. “Well, for a week”, he says. The money’s really slow,… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 172

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 172 Sunday October 23rd Winchester High Street (opposite Vodafone, Time: 5-5:30pm).        A last minute session at the day’s end – I reckon I can “get” a few people on their way home. I pass two men sitting on a the bench opposite The Buttercross, one says “You’re a bit late, aren’t you? – everybody’s… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 171

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 171 Thursday October 20th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Card Factory, Time: 1-1:35pm, 2. opposite Phase Eight, Time: 1:50-3:33pm, 3. opposite Vodafone, Time: 4:15-5:45pm).        It’s another cold day and after just half an hour I’m fed up with my first spot – at the un-busy part of the street. At my second spot, it’s… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 170

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 170 Tuesday October 18th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Phase Eight, Time: 12:55-2:35pm, 2. opposite O2, Time: 3:10-4:45pm).        After chatting with one of my aged regulars about hand warmers (it’s the first truly cold day) – for a good half-hour, I set up near The Buttercross. My old Italian lady, Delia, visits me, wrapped up… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 169

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 169 Monday October 17th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Phase Eight, Time: 1:15-2:35pm, 2. opposite Vodafone, Time: 3:12-5:05pm).        I reckon this so-called Indian Summer is drawing to a close: the sky’s grey and “threatening” rain, as they say. My always-dapper, always well-spoken and always complimentary regular – Ian, comes out from the shadows after… Read more →