Month: April 2012

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 →

Diary Of A Busker Day 213

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 213 Thursday March 22nd Winchester High Street (opposite Vodafone, Time: 2:40-4:02pm, 4:45-6:03pm). Frank’s made himself comfortable up at his usual spot, in front of The Buttercross which is where I wanted to be today, just to give the folks at the Vodafone shop a break, but it’s not to be. I arrive to find the… Read more →