Diary Of A Busker Day 437

Diary Of A Busker Day 437 Monday August 26th 2013 Winchester (Opposite Vodafone, Time: 4:35-6:05pm).

A late afternoon, Bank Holiday session, not too long: an hour and a half!…and there aren’t too many people about, although the money turned out about the same per-hour as any normal ‘crowded’ day.

I played a few things I’ve been neglecting recently: The Stripper, Dixie McGuire, Sleepwalk, and (Farewell My) Bluebell which I really should get back in the set. The last twenty minutes was spent trying to play over the sound of a big Greggs truck, parked down the road while the driver was making a delivery. He left the engine on – a jet engine by the sound of it, but as I wanted to get a neat hour and a half in, I had to put up with it.

While packing up, Jeremy stopped by, firstly to talk about Demelza, and he made the same mistake as me, calling her Zemelda! I said he should have a look at her website and he can see where she’s singing her opera stuff. He then asked me about the Gnossienne No.5, which I said I was working on awhile back. I said it was still not ready to play out here – I’ve neglected that one, too. Something I need to address, starting tonight.

Earnings: £25.01p

  3 comments for “Diary Of A Busker Day 437

  1. alex
    17/02/2015 at 8:01 PM

    Is a Gregg’s truck anything like Gregg shorthand? Seen spray painted on the side of a signal control box in Munich: “diesel ist laut und stinken” LOL!

    • 18/02/2015 at 9:24 AM

      No Alex. Greggs is a chain of snack shops! They sell cups of tea, coffee and pastries!

  2. alex
    19/02/2015 at 12:57 AM

    Hm, I still suspect they take down your order in …. Gregg shorthand.

    You’re making good dough, though. I’d not complain too loudly … as the weather warms up I plan to get back out there; I figure I’ve got to put in 2x the hours to make what you do, which is part of the reason I’ve gone from trumpet to clarinet (and later sax). It’s tons easier, even as a beginner I can hit crazy high notes.

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