Month: October 2012

Diary Of A Busker Day 286

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 286 Thursday September 20th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Oxfam, Time: 12:39-1:42pm, 2. opposite Vodafone, Time: 1:50-3:10pm). Walter, my most regular ‘regular’ from down this end of the street, comes over during Can’t Help Falling In Love With You. “I could play the alto sax on that bit”, he says, after I play the middle… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 285

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 285 Tuesday September 18th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Oxfam, Time: 11:54-1:19pm, 2. opposite Bellis, Time: 1:44-2:44pm). An earlier than usual start as I need to be back home for Tom and Owen’s guitar lesson. A weird thing – I was a few songs into the set, when my Pickwickian, pipe-smoking regular and one of… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 284

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 284 Saturday September 15th Winchester High Street (1. opposite O2, Time: 3:16-4:22pm, 2. opposite Vodafone, Time: 4:32-5:41pm). My second outing with my eye-catching, possibly even psychedelic (for want of any better word) double-neck guitar, which weighs a TON – although I’ve discovered it’s not too bad if I sling the gigbag on my back, thereby… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 283

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 283 Thursday September 13th Winchester High Street (1. opposite O2, Time: 1:28-3pm, 2. opposite Oxfam, Time: 3:52-5:04pm, 3. opposite Vodafone, Time: 5:07-5:37pm). At my first session, near The Buttercross, I meet someone I haven’t seen for awhile – George, the man who loves my Chet Atkins numbers. He does his usual “Got any gigs yet?”… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 282

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 282 Wednesday September 12th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Oxfam, Time: 3:15-4:46pm, 2. opposite Bellis, Time: 5:13-6:07pm). I walk past Frank, hard at work at The Buttercross…and I’m down at the other end. I get 2 1/2 songs into the set and then have to take cover (it’s raining again) in the Gospel Hall doorway,… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 281

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 281 Friday September 7th Romsey (Market, Time: 10:16-11:33, 12:28-132pm). I’ve decided to return to Romsey – a sort of brief respite from Winchester and drunken idiots falling down and bleeding all over the pavement next to me. And it’s nice to see Bertie again – when I told him I was momentarily fed up with… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 280

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 280 Wednesday September 5th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Bellis, Time: 4:13-4:45pm, 2. opposite Vodafone, Time: 5:20-6:07pm). I wasn’t going to comein today, having decided to do a few hours tomorrow, but I thought I’d put in a short, end of the day session. As it turned out, I might not come in tomorrow after… Read more →