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.