Month: September 2013

Diary Of A Busker Day 322

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 322 Friday February 1st Winchester High Street (opposite Vodafone, Time: 1:13-2:48pm). As I’m approaching the pitch, Dave – he of the “Dangerous” prefix, and his brother – of the Batman theme tune fixation, appear. Dangerous asks if I can save his ‘favourite’ (hums The Third Man) for when he comes back in half an hour.… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 321

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 321 Thursday January 31st Winchester High Street (1. opposite Bellis, Time: 12:54-2:30pm, 2. opposite Oxfam, Time: 3:32-5pm). My polite/always complimentary, but now opera-busker Demelza Stafford groupie, Ian, turns up, standing to my left.  When I finish the song I’m playing, I turn on him. ‘Ah, Ian. I saw you yesterday. You’re now a Demelza groupie.’… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 320

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 320 Wednesday January 30th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Bellis, Time: 1:30-2pm, 2. opposite Vodafone, Time: 2:24-3:43pm). I needed to go into town for a couple of hours this morning and on the way out bumped into one of the PCSOs (the young one) who, the other day, I related my unfortunate experience with the… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 319

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 319 Sunday January 27th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Oxfam, Time: 2:26-2:56pm, 2. opposite Vodafone, Time: 3:10-4:45pm). The weather – specifically the temperature, has warmed up a bit since Friday, thank ‘God’, or ‘goodness’, or whatever, for that. So they’ve all come out, including Frank – up at his traditional Butter Cross spot, and Colin… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 318

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 318 Friday January 25th Winchester High Street (opposite Vodafone, Time: 12:57-1:25pm). A freezing day, despite the melting snow everywhere. The trouble is the wind, which makes it seem twice as cold. In fact I couldn’t take more than half an hour – my fingers, especially on my left hand, were in so much pain pretty much… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 317

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 317  Tuesday January 15th Winchester High Street (opposite Vodafone, Time: 2:17-2:47pm). Probably the shortest day I’ve done, due – much like the other day – to a light yet extremely chilling breeze. And no one wants to know. In fact after no less than five songs there’s not one penny and I’m thinking ‘Is this the… Read more →