Month: July 2013

Diary Of A Busker Day 313

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 313 Wednesday January 2nd 2013 (opposite Vodafone, Time: 4:12-5:30pm). A sad day. It was 4:45. I’d been playing for almost 40 minutes and doing OK – lots of coins from young children out with their parents (one lady requested Stardust so I said I’d ‘look into it’) – and the temperature wasn’t too cold, when,… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 312

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 312 Saturday December 22nd Winchester High Street (opposite Oxfam, Time: 12:17-1:54pm, 3:30-4:15pm). ‘Thank goodness’ – for want of a better expression, finally – a mild day of no wind. My poor hands are certainly grateful. The whole street’s full of the usual: part-time Xmas buskers, brass trios/quartets – however many ther’re too many, groups of… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 311

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 311 Thursday December 20th Winchester High Street (opposite Bellis, Time: 5:20-6:52pm). I come into town during a break in the rain although by the time I arrive it had started again – moderately. Moderate rain. So it was a good thing there was no one – not even the omnipresent pack of carol singers (carollers?)… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 310

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 310 Tuesday December 18th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Vodafone, Time: 12:07-1:04pm, 2. corner of Marks & Spencer, Time: 1:29-2:44pm). Near The Butter Cross there’s a student-aged girl I’ve seen many times. She’s dressed in a white Victorian gown or dress, her face is painted white and she’s standing dead still on a box…I don’t… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 309

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 309 Monday December 17th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Oxfam, Time: 2:42-4pm, 2. opposite Vodafone, Time: 4:31-5:39pm). My mission – to provide an alternative to the hordes of pre-pubescent kids blasting out boring Christmas carols, thereby cashing in…hopefully. Or at least get a better hourly average than yesterday. Oh yes, I still refuse to follow… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 308

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 308 Sunday December 16th Winchester High Street (1. opposite WH Smiths – Parchment Street, Time: 1:42-2:29pm, 2. opposite Oxfam, Time: 2:58-4:27pm). As it’s just over a week before Xmas, there’s loads of people about – and loads of people out busking, or should I say loads of kids out playing 15 second Christmas carol melodies… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 307

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 307 Friday November 16th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Vodafone, Time: 12:49-1:53pm, 2. opposite Bellis, Time: 2:11-3:03pm). I’m visited by Carol of The North – ‘I’m thinking of having my tea outside today’ she says. ‘Outside?’ I say, ‘Well I hope you enjoy it – it’s a bit cold for me.’ ‘Ah, you forget where… Read more →