Month: January 2017

Diary Of A Busker Day 644

TweetDiary of A Busker Day 644 Tuesday October 7th 2014 Winchester (Opposite Oxfam, Time: 12:53-2:56pm). I’d just started setting up when an offender (thankfully, the day’s only one) turns up. It’s that old bugger who said maybe I was playing the wrong stuff, when I told him I didn’t make any money on the underground. He never contributes, either…which is… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 643

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 643 Sunday October 5th 2014 Winchester (Opposite Pavilion, Time: 2:08-4:01pm). Got off to a good start: Albatross, which got a contribution from a couple a bit older than me…and that’s not all. As they were walking off, they stopped, listened some more, then came back and BOUGHT A CD!!! I was so HAPPY!, especially after… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 642

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 642 Saturday October 4th 2014 (1. Opposite Bellis/O2, Time: 3:45-4:14pm, 2. Opposite Oxfam, Time: 4:20-5:40pm). I was going to go to Hythe in the morning, but it was raining and it didn’t stop for hours. I’d even bought the train ticket so I had to get a refund. Anyway, by 3 o’clock it had cleared… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 641

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 641 Friday October 3rd 2014 Winchester (Opposite Oxfam, Time: 2:25-4:37pm). First time in since my near-breakdown on Monday and I definitely needed the few days off. The weather’s still fine: temperature warm, but it’s changing over the weekend, apparently. I was mildly offended when, after 45 minutes, a family of three: man, woman, teenage daughter… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 640

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 640 Monday September 29th 2014 Winchester (1. Opposite Vodafone, Time: 3:20-3:40pm, 2. Opposite Gieves & Hawkes, Time: 3:45-4:02pm, 3. Opposite Bellis, Time: 5:45-6:20pm). I think this was the day I decided I’d finally had enough – of Winchester, anyway. I thought I’d get a short one in before the guitar lesson at 4:15. The middle… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 639

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 639 Sunday September 28th 2014 Winchester (1. Opposite Gieves & Hawkes, Time: 2:35-3:05pm, 3:09-3:13pm, 2. Opposite Oxfam, Time: 3:20-4:45pm). Five minutes into the set, in the middle of Blowin’ In The Wind (appropriate today), I could hear something in the background. All was revealed soon enough: those bloody bells from the cathedral. I forgot it… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 638

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 638 Saturday, September 27th 2014 Winchester (1. Corner Of Monsoon, Market Street, Time: 1:40-2:05pm, 2. Opposite Oxfam, Time: 2:10-3pm). I thought I’d get an hour or so in, before the paid gig tonight: Clive and Tessa’s 40th anniversary, round the corner in the cathedral refectory. WOW a PAID gig! So, a sort of rehearsal…which started… Read more →