Month: September 2014

Diary Of A Busker Day 415

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 415 Tuesday July 23rd Winchester (1. Opposite Oxfam, Time: 1:32-3:32pm, 2. Opposite Bellis/O2, Time: 3:51-5:05pm). An amazing occurance: a few songs in, and a couple sitting at the table across the way start clapping. Firstly, after Wouldn’t It Be Nice, then after the next one – Can’t Help Falling In Love, in fact for that… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 414

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 414 Monday July 22nd Winchester (Opposite Oxfam, Time: 2:07-3:07pm). There are quite a few out today: near The Butter Cross, a man playing The Winner Takes It All on a big flute over a backing track. My goodness, what a miserable song! At Vodafone, two young Italian-looking blokes – language students? – sitting down with… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 413

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 413 Sunday July 21st Winchester (Opposite Oxfam, Time: 2:49-5:12pm). That short-haired, French (I think) accented lady in her mid-sixties (I reckon) who I see around, gives me a £10 note – amazing! Of course I do the usual ‘That’s a lot of money, do you want change? – I give change, you know’ thing. She… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 412

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 412 Saturday July 20th Winchester (1. Opposite Bellis/O2, Time: 3:18-4:23pm, 2. Opposite Oxfam, Time: 4:35-5:40pm). The 5th song of the day – Girl, is, ahem…Song Of The Day(!), as it secured a CD sale – certainly welcome, as before that, I had only one contribution. The lucky buyer? – a foreign man in his 50s,… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 411

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 411 Friday July 19th Winchester (1. Opposite Pavillion, Time: 1:15-2pm, 2. Opposite Oxfam, Time: 2:13-3:19pm, 3. Opposite Bellis, Time: 3:43-5:33pm). Near The Butter Cross, there’s a blues pianist/singer doing that Jambalaya song, and wearing his shirt open, my goodness! I mean, this is a respectable town, doesn’t he know?! And those two ukelele girls are… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 410

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 410 Thursday July 18th Chichester/Winchester (1. Opposite Marks & Spencer, North Street, Chichester, Time: 12:03-12:57pm, 2. Opposite Bellis, High Street, Winchester, Time: 3:14-5:34pm). I finally took Tony’s advice – ‘travel, make a name for yourself’, and got on the train (that’s one down!) to Chichester. And who is the first person I see as I… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 409

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 409 Wednesday July 17th Winchester High Street (1. Opposite Vodafone, Time: 1:35-3:15pm, 2. Opposite Oxfam, Time: 3:53-5:10pm). A good start: after the second song – Londonderry Air, or Danny Boy, or whatever it’s called, a man on a disability scooter, who’d been listening on the other side of the bin I was next to, gave… Read more →