Month: April 2015

Diary Of A Busker Day 456

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 456 Sunday September 29th 2013 Winchester (1. Opposite Oxfam, Time: 12:23-1:23pm, 2. Opposite Narrow Street, Time: 1:55-2:55pm, 3. Opposite Oxfam, Time: 3:13-4:07pm, 4. Next to The Slug & Lettuce, Time: 4:20-5:20pm). They’re all out today: Sam, at The Butter Cross, although I had some warning he’d be about. I’d seen him yesterday at the train… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 455

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 455 Wednesday September 25th 2013 Chichester (1. In front of HSBC bank, The Cross, Time: 11:45-1:45pm, 2:20-3:35pm, 2. Opposite Lloyds Bank, Time: 3:40-4:21pm). Back in Chichester, and the so-called Indian Summer continues, which is good for my fingers and my mental state. And an earlier start, too, even though I’m not officially booked until 12:30.… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 454

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 454 Tuesday September 24th 2013 Winchester (1. Opposite Vodafone, Time: 1:35-2:05pm, 2. Next to The Slug & Lettuce, The Square, Time: 2:15-3:20pm, 3. Opposite Oxfam, Time: 3:30-3:36pm). Sam’s in town again, at The Butter Cross (I thought he’d moved to Brighton?!) He’s doing Here Comes The Sun – one of mine, but with words!, so… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 453

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 453 Monday September 23rd 2013 Winchester (1. Opposite Oxfam, Time: 1:42-2:22pm, 2. The Butter Cross, Time: 2:30-3:04pm). Coming down the street, I hear a familiar sound: a somewhat jazzy flavoured guitar, and I know who it is – my old friend Kanan, who I met, along with Chris, way back in the open-mic days. Weird… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 452

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 452 Saturday September 21st 2013 Winchester (Opposite Bellis/O2, Time: 3:55-5:57pm). I decided to come in because I need to get the piano tuned so I can record the old Ballad In E Major for the next album. I start off feeling quite cheerful but then no one gives any money until the 6th song –… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 451

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 451 Friday September 20th 2013 Winchester (1. Opposite Oxfam, Time: 12:40-2:17pm, 2. The Butter Cross, Time: 2:53-4:27pm, 3. Opposite Vodafone, Time: 4:50-5:50pm). A woman tells me about her friend that died. She didn’t say how he died but he was a guitarist who had to stop playing when he got arthritis – ‘his fingers became… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 450

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 450 Wednesday September 18th 2013 Winchester (1. Opposite Oxfam, Time: 1:17-2:57pm, 2. Opposite Vodafone, Time: 3:35-5:05pm). I’m always super-grateful – even sociable – to any day’s first contributors. One of today’s is a man munching on a hot dog as he contributes. I say ‘That looks tasty’, and he doesn’t reply, he just walks off.… Read more →