Diary Of A Busker Day 445 Monday September 9th 2013 Winchester (1. Opposite Vodafone, Time: 2:05-2:10pm, 2. Entrance to the alleyway opposite Marks & Spencer, Time: 2:30-3:05pm).
I get through one song – La Vie En Rose, during which I start thinking about Marie-Therese – she loved that song, and I think – ‘I’m already thinking about her, and quite naturally, too, in the past tense’ – ‘loved’, because I’m sure she’s died. Then, as soon as I start the second one, When I’m Sixty-Four, which was Colin’s favourite (I know for a fact HE’S definitely dead), it starts raining. Even so, I get through it although I’m pretty wet and so is the guitar. I move the stuff back against the wall and ponder what to do: 1. Play in the fire exit doorway at Debenhams. 2. Play in the alleyway opposite Marks & Spencer, or 3. Go home. After no less than TWENTY MINUTES, because I can’t decide on anything these days, I go for playing in the alleyway…
…but just as I’m about to start, a young guy comes up and asks if I’m leaving because he too wants to play somewhere, even though he doesn’t seem to have a guitar. I say I’ll be half an hour, if that’s alright (why ask if it’s alright – just to play for 1/2 an hour?). He says OK, he’ll go up the road, and off he goes, around the corner…returning a minute later with a guitar (where was he hiding it, I wonder) and going up the road, like he said he would.
I can’t stay long as I’ve got a lesson with Tom at 3:50. Song Of The Day – for what it’s worth is Wouldn’t It Be Nice: it earned about £2.50. Also, I saw the guy who gave me the £10 note the other day, this time with the addition of a black headband, to add to the general blackness of his attire. But this time, he walked by me – right past, and didn’t even look at me! I reckon I was right about the time before – he’d definitely had a few.