Month: June 2012

Diary Of A Busker Day 244

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 244 Wednesday June 6th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Vodafone, Time: 2:30-4:03pm, 2. opposite Oxfam, Time: 5:19-5:49pm, 3. opposite Phase Eight, Time: 5:55-6:30pm). Things go ok at my first spot – I sell a cd to an Iranian Roy Orbison lookalike and anage to accumulate just under £20 – slightly above the hourly average. I… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 243

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 243 Sunday June 3rd Oxford Street Reading (opposite Anne Summers, Time: 11:36-12:58pm). Having arranged a fingerstyle tutorial with my new aquaintance – legendary American (now residing in Reading) jazz, blues, folk and swing guitarist Duck Baker – at two o’clock, I took the opportunity to kill not two but three birds with one stone, as… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 242

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 242 Friday June 1st Winchester High Street (opposite Vodafone, Time: 1:45-3:15pm). A woman with three teeth comes up during Tammy. She remembers the tune but has forgotten the name so I tell her – and also the year (1957), at no extra charge. “I was living in Reading. They used to call me Tammy –… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 241

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 241 Thursday May 31st Winchester High Street (1. opposite Oxfam, Time: 1:35-3:01pm, 2. opposite WH Smiths, Time: 3:30-5:20pm). They’re all out today: Rob – blasting at The Buttercross, some young guy around the halfway mark and Ben complete with dog and huge bowl of water, which I’m assuming is the dog’s – opposite Vodafone. So,… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 240

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 240 Wednesday May 30th Winchester High Street (opposite Vodafone, Time: 1:52-3:05pm). At the top end of the High Street, Carol – my ‘regular’ from the North whose husband died three years ago – insists (despite my protestations) I accept two pound coins, so the day gets off to a good start before I’ve even started… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 239

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 239 Monday May 28th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Vodafone, Time: 11:50-1:30pm, 2. opposite Oxfam, Time: 2:10-3pm). At my first spot I manage to sell no less than two cds. This was fortunate, as, until then ‘business’ was extremely slow despite there being alot of people about. A lady was talking to me when an… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 238

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 238 Friday May 25th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Cheltenham & Gloucester Building Society, Time: 2:10-2:50pm, 2. opposite Vodafone, Time: 2:54-3:12pm). Korean violinist Kai is in between The Buttercross and the crossroads. I ask him how it’s going. Very slow – he hasn’t been here long but might pack up soon. It’s warm and sunny… Read more →