Month: September 2012

Diary Of A Busker Day 278

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 278 Saturday September 1st Winchester High Street (1. opposite Oxfam, Time: 3:25-4:29pm, 2. opposite Bellis, Time: 4:44-6:10pm). Today marks the worldwide debut of my psychedelic-painted double-neck guitar kit – the two-headed monster. It’s so heavy that by the time I’ve got into the high street, my arms are an inch longer, and it’s taken me… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 277

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 277 Friday August 31st Winchester High Street (1. opposite Vodafone, Time: 1:55-2:54pm, 2. opposite Oxfam, Time: 3:02-4:24pm). Young Sam’s at The Buttercross – I’ve come to the conclusion that, for a young guy, he’s pretty good. His voice is quite nice and he does alot of finger picking – his performance of Anjie is very… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 276

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 276 Thursday August 30th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Oxfam, Time: 4:13-5:21pm, 2. opposite Bellis, Time: 5:30-6:45pm). Guy and his tweedle-dee folk ensemble (three of them today) are at The Buttercross, young Sam’s at The Crossroads, so I’m down in front of C & H Fabrics…and the totally inapropriate, out-of-season Xmas window display is gone… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 275

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 275 Tuesday August 28th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Oxfam, Time: 1:48-3:49pm, 2. opposite Bellis, Time: 4:23-5:30pm). As I’m playing When I’m Sixty-Four, Walter comes out of C & H Fabrics, next door. “You were playing that the last time I was ‘ere!” I’m about to apologise but then think – why?, he just happens… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 274

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 274 Saturday August 25th Winchester High Street (1. opoosite Oxfam, Time: 1:24-2:40pm, 2. opposite Bellis, Time: 3:14-4:11pm, 3. opposite Oxfam, Time: 4:28-5:28pm). The weather’s gone back to like it was a couple of months ago – mainly rain, either pouring or drizzling, so I set up near the disused Gospel Hall doorway, just in case.… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 273

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 273 Friday August 24th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Oxfam, Time: 1:15-2:37pm, 2. opposite Bellis, Time: 3-4:05pm, 3. opposite Vodafone, Time: 4:22-5:35pm). I’ve forgotten to bring the usual five pound coins to put in the bucket when I start, so it’s there, in front of me, empty…for twenty minutes before the first donation – a… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 272

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 272 Tuesday August 21st Winchester High Street (1. opposite Vodafone, Time: 2:46-4:05pm, 2. opposite Oxfam, Time: 4:20-5:42pm). Looking for a place to set up, I come across Frank, just up from the Vodafone spot. He’s standing in the middle of the street, looking up. I ask if he’s alright. “Yeah, just seems quite difficult warming… Read more →