Month: February 2012

Diary Of A Busker Day 201

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 201 Sunday February 26th Winchester High Street (opposite Phase Eight, Time: 2:25-5:05pm). A “pleasantly temperatured” afternoon decides me to venture into town – something I don’t normally do on a Sunday. There’s just one other bloke out – a guy with an acoustic guitar outside the Vodafone shop, down at the crossroads. I walk back… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 200

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 200 Friday February 24th 1. Romsey (market, Time: 10:20-1:30pm), 2 Winchester High Street (opposite Vodafone, Time: 5:30-6:25pm). A strange thing – although practically all my busking is done in Winchester, the “landmark” days (Days 1, 100 and 200) seem to be outside. However, I haven’t been here in Romsey since early December, so it’s about… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker – Day 199

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 199 Tuesday February 21st Winchester High Street (opposite Bellis, Time: 1-2:10pm, 2. corner of Marks And Spencer, Time: 3:05-4:12pm). My polite regular, Ian, stands nearby and waits untill I’ve finished my capo-on-second-fret songs, namely Can’t Help Falling In Love and Over The Rainbow, then, stroking his chin, in thought and saying(?) “Hmm…”, carries on –… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 198

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 198 Monday February 20th Winchester High Street (opposite Vodafone, Time: 1:35-2:45pm). Walking through the Westgate, I can hear the unmistakable thunp, thump/fiddle-de-de sound that can only be from Guy and his folk franchise. And a two minutes later I pass him, at The Buttercross (we nod to each other) and I carry on down to… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 197

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 197 Friday February 17th Winchester High Street (opposite O2, Time: 4:40-6:20pm). I head down to my favourite spot these days – the crossroads, but see there’s already someone there. It’s a young lady singer, who is barely audible. In fact I thought it was just someone standing waiting to meet someone until I ws about… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 196

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 196 Tuesday February 14th Winchester High Street (opposite Vodafone, Time: 2:15-4:50pm). Today is not nearly as cold as it’s been the last two weeks so I’m able to play almost non-stop for over two hours – a rare thing. Before I set up I have a chat with Colin, one of the Incredibly Loud Saxophonists… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 195

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 195 Friday February 3rd Winchester High Street (opposite Vodafone).         Most days when I walk past WH Smiths, there’s a girl I call the Asgard Girl – on account of the placard she holds or rather leans next to her while she’s sitting on the bench reading her book opposite to where I play. Nine… Read more →