Month: June 2012

Diary Of A Busker Day 251

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 251 Sunday June 24th Winchester High Street (1. opposite where Reflex used to be, Time: 5-6:27pm). Another ‘spur-of-the-moment-late-Sunday-afternoon’ session. I was going to set up at the crossroads but the ice-ceam vendor is there, just opposite to where I usually play. Sometimes I don’t like to inflict my sound on people who are outside all… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 250

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 250 Friday June 22nd Winchester High Street (opposite Vodafone, Time: 12:55-3:01pm). There are two young guys strumming through Space Oddity – most effective with a 12-string (acoustic) guitar, of course, but they make do with a 6 string and a ukelele – under the covered bit, just down from The Buttercross, which is a good… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 249

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 249 Wednesday June 20th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Oxfam, Time: 2:30-4:01pm, 2. opposite Bellis, Time: 4:30-6:15pm). An old regular appears and I can’t remember his name – and he’s in my photo album! I’m sure it begins with ‘W’ – “It’s um…Wally, isn’t it?” I know it’s something like that but I’m sure it’s… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 248

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 248 Reading, Broad Street (1. opposite Schuh, Time: 10:57-11:10am, 2. opposite Anne Summers, Time: 1:25-1:35pm, 3. opposite Clas Ohlson, Time: 1:40-3:03pm, 4. opposite Clarks, Time: 3:10-4:30pm). I’m back in Reading – for the first of 4 Tuesdays at The College Of Integrated Chinese Medicine (acupuncture, in other words), as recomended by Duck Baker after I… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 247

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 247 Saturday June 16th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Vodafone, Time: 4:10-4:48pm, 2. opposite O2, Time: 4:55-6:12pm). A day of constant drizzle which I’m able to take for almost 40 minutes until the moisture makes it quite difficult to play – just one small drop(let) on the fretboard, when it comes into contact with a… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 246

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 246 Thursday Junw 14th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Zizzi, Time: 2-3:14pm, 2. opposite Oxfam, Time: 3:37-4:13pm, 3. opposite Bellis, Time: 4:30-5:45pm). It’s ‘choc-a-bloc’ with buskers today – starting at The Buttercross: Rob – as loud as ever, moving further down…a young guy with an acoustic guitar that I can barely hear… further down at… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 245

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 245 Saturday June 9th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Oxfam, Time: 1:07-1:31pm, 2. opposite Vodafone, Time: 1:40-2pm, 3. opposite Oxfam, Time: 2:30-4:10pm, 4. opposite Bellis, Time: 5:07-5:36pm). A couple of weeks ago I came across 92 year(s) old Ralph sitting on a bench in the High Street. He started telling me how difficult it was… Read more →