Month: October 2013

Diary Of A Busker Day 330

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 330 Friday March 1st Winchester High Street (1. opposite Bellis, Time: 1:14-2:04pm, 2. opposite Vodafone, Time: 2:39-3:09pm). I’ve been playing barely three minutes before my first interruption but, as it’s from Delia, who I’ve found out is still alive, I don’t mind. She asks me if I like chocolate. ‘Of course – who doesn’t? I… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 329

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 329 Thursday February 28th Winchester High Street (opposite Vodafone, Time: 5-6:10pm). I meant to come in a bit earlier but started to work out BJ Thomas’s Mama, to play at The Thomas Lord on Mothers’ Day. I don’t know what it is about that song – I remember working it out – it must have… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 328

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 328 Tuesday February 26th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Bellis, Time: 12:50-1:10pm, 2. opposite Vodafone, Time: 2-3:07pm). My first day in for over a week, as its been so cold. It was a good job I had a proper (ie: paying) gig last weekend, down in Plympton, courtesy of my old mate, Mr. Isbell, drummer… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 327

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 327 Thursday February 14th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Bellis, Time: 1:10-2:42pm, 2. opposite Vodafone, Time: 2:55-3:26pm). For once its warmed up a bit. For once I’m not dreading the prospect of playing – the pain increasing with every song and every minute! A short lady about my age (or old enough to know better)… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 326

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 326 Friday February 8th Winchester High Street (opposite Vodafone, Time: 1:30-2:45pm). Another bitter(ly cold) day. I have a chat with Janet halfway through. I hadn’t seen her since well before Christmas and was fearing the worst for her, along with some of my other regulars I haven’t seen, although at 63, Janet’s one of the… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 325

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 325 Wednesday February 6th Winchester High Street (opposite Vodafone, Time: 1:04-1:33pm, 4:20-4:50pm). Another very cold day – the wind, as usual, but I have an appointment to keep with two college girls, Lucinda and Siobhan, who are travelling from Brighton and Bournemouth, (respectively)¬†to interview me for a project¬†they’re doing about busking. I am to meet… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 324

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 324 Tuesday February 5th Winchester High Street (opposite Vodafone, Time: 1:38-3:01pm). Quite a cold day but fortunately the wind’s not too bad – not like up near WH Smiths. I debut my revised arrangement of Norwegian Wood, which is: instead of playing the melody at the bottom of the neck, like on the record –… Read more →