Month: April 2012

Diary Of A Busker Day 220

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 220 Friday April 6th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Vodafone, Time: 12:55-2pm, 2. opposite Phase Eight, Time: 3:45-5:45pm). This is the first day of the Easter holiday and there certainly are alot (of people) about. “Rockin’” Rob is just across from The Buttercross, talking to Frank…so it’s down the street I go, and I can… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 219

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 219 Wednesday April 4th Winchester High Street (1. opposite British Heart Foundation, Time: 1:40-2:25pm, 2. opposite Vodafone, Time: 2:40-3:16pm, 3. opposite Phase Eight, Time: 3:40-4:20pm). Down near The Buttercross, I walk by the latest addition to the roster of Winchester buskers – schoolgirl Constance, known as Cossie, however, being in a somewhat uncommunicative mood today,… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 218

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 218 Monday April 2nd Winchester High Street (opposite Vodafone, Time: 3:50-6:15pm). I haven’t been playing five minutes when I get my first interuption – a man, mid 60s, wearing a hat a bit small for his head comes up, he has a Scottish accent. “Hey! Ah know Helen Shapiro, y’know.” “Really?” “Yeah. And Cliff Richard… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 217

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 217 Friday March 30th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Reflex, Time: 2:43-4:09pm, 2. opposite Cheltenham & Gloucester, Time: 4:30-5:28pm, 3. opposite Bellis, Time: 5:35-6:15pm.) Kai the violinist is inbetween The Buttercross and the crossroads which means I can’t set up at either place – both are too close to him, so it’s down at the… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 216

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 216 Thursday March 29th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Vodafone, Time: 11:40-1:09pm, 2. opposite O2, Time: 1:35-2:10pm, 3. opposite Card factory, Time: 2:22-3pm). The first session – at the current popular “crossroads” spot, passed pleasantly and several people made the effort (always appreciated) to come up and pay a compliment, and the usual hourly rate… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 214

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 214 Friday March 23rd Winchester High Street (opposite O2, Time: 2:05-3:05pm). A short but lucrative session at the Buttercross end of town. Fabio from London likes my Old Man River – says it reminds him of Scott Joplin, which, although I can’t quite understand – I’m flattered by. He’s interested in busking down here and… Read more →