Author: Marvin

Day 2396

Diary Of A Busker Day 2396 Thursday June 27th 2024 The Square, Winchester.    If you hang around long enough you’ll meet the world and his wife…or at least the friend of an ex-wife of a Beatle, who holds his phone towards me so she can hear me play a song her ex-husband wrote.   I’d just done an hour… Read more →

Day 2395

Diary Of A Busker Day 2395 Wednesday June 26th 2024 The Buttercross Winchester.   The second hot day in a row; 25 degrees. There’s a girl singing at the top spot, Meeta at the crossroads but no flower seller opposite Marks & Sparks so I set up, in the shade, thankfully…and just after I start, there’s the distant sound of… Read more →

Day 2394

Diary Of A Busker Day 2394 Tuesday June 25th 2024. Winchester.   My second time out to do my own songs, and in Winchester even…AND at the top spot, the Buttercross, no less. I must be feeling brave as I swore never to sing here, fearing a lynching by the regulars who, for nigh on 14 years, have only ever… Read more →

Day 2390

Diary Of A Busker Day 2390 Thursday June 20th 2024 Southampton.   The day has arrived when I finally build up the courage to do my own songs and what more appropriate place to do it than the place where I first busked, Southampton, fourteen years ago. In fact, I’m only a few yards away from the exact location. Back… Read more →

Day 2388

Diary Of A Busker Day 2388 Monday June 17th 2024 Winchester.   A landmark day – the first time out with the old Sigma 12-string acoustic. And it really is an old friend as I’ve had it since the summer of 1987. I thought it would be a good idea to ease myself into the singer/songwriter busker mode so I… Read more →

Day 2386

Diary Of A Busker Day 2386 Saturday June 15th 2024 Winchester.   When will this rain stop? I managed twenty minutes at The Square before I had to pack up. I quickly put the guitar in the case, closed the lid and moved it under the tree near the bench, went back and put all the other stuff on top… Read more →