Diary Of A Busker Day 432 Friday August 16th Winchester (Opposite Vodafone, Time: 4:15-6:15pm).
There’s no one around the Butter Cross area, but I was there an hour and a half yesterday, so somewhere else maybe…and down at Vodafone, Madeleine is just leaving. I enquire how she’s done and she says she’s been there an hour and has made ‘enough to eat for a few days’. I bet that’s more then a tenner – my usual amount! I’d like to know how much exactly, though.
Ex-cruise guitarist Mick gives the thumbs-up during the new set addition: Satie’s Gnossienne No.1, then he comes up at the end of it – he likes that one – ‘a bit of culture’, apparently. His suggestion – and he’s always got one – of another piece to learn is something of which he says there are loads of youtube performances: Libertango, so I give the stock reply: I’ll ‘look into it’.
At the end of the zither-like Third Man arrangement, a bloke walks by and says ‘Tidy, very tidy’ – it was a bloody mess, actually, although I believe this expression (of tidy-ness,) is a modern parlance for ‘good’.
Earnings: £26.20p + 1 East Caribbean State 5 cent silver coin.