Month: January 2012

Diary Of A Busker Day 193

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 193 Thursday January 26th Winchester High Street (1. Opposite Bellis, Time: 1:20-2:20pm, 2. opposite Vodafone, Time: 2:45-4pm).        As I’m setting up (on this sunny but cold day) I’m visited by my well-spoken/polite regular, Ian, who works at one of the nearby offices or shops – I don’t know where exactly as I get the impression… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 192

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 192 Wednesday January 25th Winchester High Street (opposite Card Factory, Time: 1-2:15pm).        The weather has been “bad” the last week so I haven’t been out and it’s another grey day today, but at least it’s dry. I pass a young lady (20s) at The Buttercross, singing into a mic with a small amplifier/backing track –… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 191

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 191 Wednesday January 18th Winchester High Street (opposite Vodafone, Time: 12:40-2:18pm).        The sky’s grey all over, it’s rained and looks like it will rain again but for the moment it’s dry and the temperature’s fine. Another slow start – I’m ignored for 15 minutes, then an old guy (a regular) appears and stands next… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 190

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 190 Friday January 13th Winchester High Street (outside Debenhams, Time: 3:10-4:10pm).        It seems like only yesterday (because it was) when I was bemoaning and mourning the apparent death of my short lived local celebrity, when, just after I start, a woman comes up and says “Are you the chap who sometimes writes for the Chronicle?” So… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 189

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 189 Thursday January 12th Winchester High Street (opposite Vodafone, Time: 2:35-4:37pm).        For my first half hour, I’m largely ignored (these days, no one ever mentions the articles in the Chronicle – and it was only a few months ago. Instant celebrity, especially of the local variety, is a cruel mistress indeed…). When this happens,… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 188

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 188 Monday January 9th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Clarks, Time: 12:15-1:40pm, 2. opposite Vodafone, Time: 2:20-3:40pm).        Down at the corner of Marks And Spencer (I must visit again soon, I haven’t busked there for ages) is an ILSWELBT* I think this is Colin – I know it’s not Tony, who works at Sainsbury’s and… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 187

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 187 Thursday January 5th Winchester High Street (opposite O2, Time: 2:30-4:32pm).        A cold and windy day – more cold than windy… but still cold. The last couple of days have been extremely unhospitable and busker-unfriendly, ie: a lot of rain. I head for the Vodafone spot, roughly half-way down the High Street but it’s… Read more →