Month: January 2014

Diary Of A Busker Day 369

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 369 Friday May 17th Romsey market, Time: 11:25-12:55pm. What better way to start my 51st birthday than a spot of busking in a nearby picturesque market town? What better way indeed. I was actually thinking of coming here last Friday but it was raining, and, unlike in Winchester, with The Pentice bit, there’s no place… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 368

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 368 Thursday May 16th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Bellis, Time: 12:20-1:37pm, 2. opposite Oxfam, Time: 1:50-2:25pm). One of my nameless old lady regulars says she would give me something but all she has is a £20 note, which she produces and waves in front of me(!), and this is just a few minutes in… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 367

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 367 Saturday May 11th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Vodafone, Time: 11:55-12:35pm, 2. opposite Oxfam, Time: 1:26-3pm, 3. opposite Bellis, Time: 3:48-5:23pm). And there he is, like he said he would be – Marcus and his big Red Cross banner with his stitched on regiment badges, and today he’s wearing his full camouflage combat gear:… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 366

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 366 Friday May 10th Winchester High Street (opposite Bellis/O2, Time: 12:55-2:30pm) The sky’s cloudy for most of the time but the temperature’s acceptable: 13 degrees (56 Fahrenheit). I set up a few feet from a Red Cross guy collecting money in a plastic bucket. Quite an old guy. These people are amiable enough – I’m… Read more →

Dairy Of A Busker Day 365

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 365 Thursday May 9th Winchester High Street (opposite Oxfam, Time: 1:48-3:18pm). A very windy day – the weather has ‘changed’, as they say. I feel a bit of an idiot – I’m used to at least a couple of people sitting outside Maison Blanc but there’s no one today. It gets off to a slow… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 364

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 364 Tuesday May 7th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Vodafone, Time: 1:42-3:20pm, 2. opposite Oxfam, Time: 4-4:45pm). A man says ‘You look like Tommy Emmanuel’, after which I inform him that Mr. Emmanuel is no less than 7 years older than me, if you don’t mind. But it reminds me that although I’m doing Borsalino… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 363

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 363 Monday May 6th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Oxfam, Time: 12-1:45pm, 2. opposite Bellis, Time: 2:10-2:35pm). It’s pretty full up today, with the usual suspects: Demelza – at The Butter Cross, Rob (today without his cowboy hat) – at Vodafone, and Tony – at Marks & Spencer, who I have a chat with. He… Read more →