Month: December 2013

Diary Of A Busker Day 355

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 355 Friday April 12th Winchester High Street (1. corner of Monsoon, Time: 1:45-3:15pm, 2. opposite Oxfam, Time: 4:17-5:47pm). A couple of young foreign guys contribute during The Third Man. I inform them the details of the arrangement (Chet Atkins, 1960) and of the origin – they’ve never heard the original but know it from a… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 354

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 354 Thursday April 11th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Oxfam, Time: 2:30-4pm, 2. opposite Vodafone, Time: 4:37-5:45pm). A look at the Winchester weather website reveals the temperature: a sweltering 10.4 degrees. I make that about 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Even so, after a ‘good’ hour and a half, my hands are starting to freeze up somewhat.… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 353

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 353 Wednesday April 10th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Bellis/O2, Time: 4:05-4:55pm, 5:25-5:53pm). I get through four songs before I get any money: 50p from someone, then, amazingly, a £5 note from an old lady. I’m so thrilled I say she can have a CD, which she wasn’t even going to ask for! At about… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 352

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 352 Tuesday April 9th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Bellis, Time: 1::32-3:32pm, 2. opposite Vodafone, Time: 4:30-5:45pm). Although I intended to do one 1 hour spot, as usual I ended up doing more – twice as more in this case, although it certainly wasn’t because I was having a good session, money-wise, because it wasn’t.… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 351

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 351 Sunday April 7th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Oxfam, Time: 2:33-3:18pm, 2. opposite Vodafone, Time: 3:25-5:15pm). I would have gone for the middle spot if not for some young strummer right near there. Strangely, I can’t remember what he was crucifying today although it’s just come to me what he was doing the other… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 350

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 350 Saturday April 6th Winchester High Street (1. corner of Monsoon, Time: 11:45-1:45pm, 2. opposite Oxfam, Time: 2:30-4:30pm). The street’s pretty full up today: there’s what’s-his-name’s rockabilly trio at The Butter Cross, there’s one of those statue people painted all in black, standing on a crate a bit further down, there’s the animal balloon maker… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 349

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 349 Friday April 5th Winchester High Street (corner of Monsoon, Time: 2-3:15pm). Temperature: 8.5 degrees. On the way in, I come across the mandolin busker playing in the Westgate – the first time I’ve ever seen anyone playing there. I mean, it’s so far away from The Butter Cross, for goodness sake! I decide to… Read more →