Tag: Apache

Diary Of A Busker Day 603

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 603 Tuesday August 5th 2014 Chichester (1. Opposite Next, East Street, Time: 11:45-1:20pm, 2-4pm). Seeing as I did so well up the road from The Clock, I made sure I booked the same place this time. On the phone, the woman went through the same routine: take a break every half hour, this time adding… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 490

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 490 Wednesday January 8th 2014 Winchester (Opposite Bellis/O2, Time: 3:17-4:55pm). Another rainy day – actually, it’d been dry until I started walking in – typical! I start with something I’ve never started with before: the 1st. Gnossienne, in keeping with the downcast weather. In fact I keep it pretty much ‘down’ for awhile: Ne Me… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 321

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 321 Thursday January 31st Winchester High Street (1. opposite Bellis, Time: 12:54-2:30pm, 2. opposite Oxfam, Time: 3:32-5pm). My polite/always complimentary, but now opera-busker Demelza Stafford groupie, Ian, turns up, standing to my left.  When I finish the song I’m playing, I turn on him. ‘Ah, Ian. I saw you yesterday. You’re now a Demelza groupie.’… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 289

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 289 Thursday September 27th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Vodafone, Time: 2:33-4:03pm, 2. opposite Oxfam, Time: 4:32-5:10pm). A ‘good’ hour and a half in the middle spot and I manage to do the whole lot without repeating anything, although I had an embarrassing moment – a very long moment – during As Time Goes By,… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 227

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 227 Tuesday April 24th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Vodafone, Time: 11:43-1:25pm, 2. opposite WH Smiths, Time: 2:15-5:15pm). It starts raining – or “drizling” rather – just as I start to play, but it’s not too bad and stops after three songs. A couple in their early 60s stop and listen, pay a compliment (verbal… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 203

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 203 Wednesday March 7th Winchester High Street (opposite Vodafone, Time: 3:05-5:10pm). A lady in her 60s gives me a pound during Albatross, I thank her, she goes to walk off, comes back, remarks on how Albatross is “a bit Shadows-ey, like Apache” – it’s the extra reverb, I say. This brings me, naturally, on to… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 189

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 189 Thursday January 12th Winchester High Street (opposite Vodafone, Time: 2:35-4:37pm).        For my first half hour, I’m largely ignored (these days, no one ever mentions the articles in the Chronicle – and it was only a few months ago. Instant celebrity, especially of the local variety, is a cruel mistress indeed…). When this happens,… Read more →