Month: September 2015

Diary Of A Busker Day 484

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 484 Friday December 27th 2013 Winchester (opposite Vodafone, Time: 3:10-4:34pm). After The Third Man, an old lady says – ‘And you’re not using synthesizers! (she looks at the amp)…what have you got, just that?’ (Of course! I’m the real deal, lady!) I say ‘Yeah, it’s just a battery-powered amp’. She says ‘Yes, there’s a bloke… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 483

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 483 Tuesday December 24th 2013 Winchester (Opposite Oxfam, Time: 2:37-3:46pm). My first day back after a break of exactly three weeks – a long time out of circulation. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever been away this long since I started. However, doctor’s orders: I’m supposed to ‘ease off’, so the thumb can get… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 482

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 482 Tuesday December 3rd 2013 Winchester (Opposite Vodafone, Time: 1:50-3:30pm). I’m in a better frame of mind than usual of late. I’m not sure why, though. The temperature’s not too bad, I suppose, and no wind. Maybe three days off the streets helped. Anyway, I’m a bit more cheerful when Delia turns up this time… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 481

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 481 Saturday November 30th 2013 Winchester (Market Square, Time: 1:15-3:17pm). The order of play: 1. In front of the disused JB Sports shop: two loud shouting strummers. 2. The Butter Cross: man singing and playing blues/boogie-woogie piano. 3. Next to The Slug & Lettuce: My old mate from the open-mic days, now residing in Salisbury… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 480

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 480 Thursday November 28th 2013 Winchester (1. Corner of Monsoon, Market Street, Time: 2:55-3:50pm, 2. Opposite Bellis, Time: 4:35-5:47pm). For a change of scenery – for me and also the bloke in the Vodafone shop – I set up just around the corner…and get lucky: Before I’ve even set up, a young guy out with… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 479

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 479 Wednesday November 27th 2013 Winchester (1. The Butter Cross, Time: 2:05-3:05pm, 2. Next to The Slug & Lettuce, Time: 3:57-5:07pm). Man, I was in a fowl mood yesterday – I was just reading some of it. Delia must have thought ‘What a miserable so-and-so’. But I was really worried and depressed about the hearing.… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 478

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 478 Tuesday November 26th 2013 Winchester (Opposite Vodafone, Time: 2:03-3:06pm). I don’t know what happened in the night but when I woke up, my hearing seemed to have got worse. Not only is there some volume loss but everything sounds different! I’m really worried about it so I phoned up to see if a nurse… Read more →