Month: May 2015

Diary Of A Busker Day 464

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 464 Friday October 18th 2013 Winchester (Opposite Bellis, Time: 12:45-2:15pm). A ‘farewell’ session, before the cruise ship gig with two scousers* and a West Midlands copper**. In fact, I have to leave tonight for Coventry, as the flight from Birmingham to Italy is at a ridiculously early time in the morning, which seems to be… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 463

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 463 Tuesday October 15th 2013 Winchester (1. Opposite Vodafone, Time: 1:45-2:15pm, 2. The Butter Cross, Time: 2:25-4pm). Started off with a lousy half hour, which was all I could take, at the crossroads. Got only one donation – £1.20. And yet AGAIN I think – ‘How can hundreds of people walk by and only one… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 462

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 462 Saturday October 12th 2013 Winchester (1. Opposite Oxfam, Time: 3:15-3:50pm, 2. Next to The Slug & Lettuce, Time: 4:05-5:05pm). Things are slow down the arse-end. I give it half an hour – no, thirty-five minutes (the benefit of the doubt), then count-up: £4.40 – slightly under the average. Just after I pack up, I’m… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 461

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 461 Wednesday October 9th 2013 Chichester (The Cross, Time: 11:40-1:40pm, 2:35-4:10pm). Today’s the day I try out Kai’s theory about setting up in the middle of the pedestrian thoroughfare. I remember he was on a round metal bit – like a drain cover, which is where I want to go. However, when I get there,… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 460

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 460 Tuesday October 8th 2013 Winchester (1. Opposite Vodafone, Time: 1:13-2:50pm, 2. Next to The Slug & Lettuce, The Square, Time: 3-3:45pm). Another full house. Mandolin John’s at the top of the High Street, the old bearded bloke with the flute and toy percussion stuff’s near The Butter Cross, the foreign guy doing the sculpture… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 459

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 459 Friday October 4th 2013 Winchester (1. Opposite Oxfam, Time: 1:38-2:38pm, 2. The Butter Cross, Time: 2:54-3:54pm, 3. Next to The Slug & Lettuce, Time: 4:08-5:38pm). When I left the house, there was a bit of drizzling which I thought might stop, however, by the time I got into town, it was more or less… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 457

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 457 Tuesday October 1st 2013 Winchester (Opposite Bellis/O2, Time: 1:18-3:18pm). I’m not going to overdo it today, as I’ve booked myself into Chichester tomorrow from 11:30-5:30, and that’ll be the usual marathon of at least 4 hours of playing. My 80 years ‘young’ regular, Ian, is talking to someone near where I’m setting up and… Read more →