Tag: Chet Atkins

Diary Of A Busker Day 442

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 442 Monday September 2nd 2013 Winchester (1. The Butter Cross, Time: 2:30-4pm, 2. Opposite Oxfam, Time: 4:25-5:10pm, 3. Opposite Vodafone, Time: 5:17-6:02pm). I’m getting really brave these days: when I come in and see The Butter Cross free, I don’t bother about going somewhere less conspicuous to warm up anymore…I set up! Actually, there area… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 431

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 431 Thursday August 15th (1. Opposite Bellis/O2, Time: 3:35-5:05pm, 2. Next to The Slug & Lettuce, Time: 5:35-6:35pm). When I get to The Butter Cross, there’s a bunch of brass players promoting tonight’s show at the theatre. Actually, they’re not playing: they’re on a break, or packing up as some of them appear to be… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 421

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 421 Monday July 29th Winchester High Street (opposite Bellis/O2, Time: 5:08-6:40pm). I wasn’t going to come in today but decided to at the last minute, as I thought it might prove distracting and alleviate this depression I’ve got lately. Song Of The Day is one I’ve been working on the last two days: Erik Satie’s… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 413

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 413 Sunday July 21st Winchester (Opposite Oxfam, Time: 2:49-5:12pm). That short-haired, French (I think) accented lady in her mid-sixties (I reckon) who I see around, gives me a £10 note – amazing! Of course I do the usual ‘That’s a lot of money, do you want change? – I give change, you know’ thing. She… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 408

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 408 Tuesday July 16th Winchester High Street (1. Opposite Bellis, Time: 12:12-1:12pm, 2. Opposite Oxfam, Time: 1:23-2:26pm, 3. Opposite Bellis, Time: 2:50-4:10pm). There are four Greenpeace charity blokes, or, to use that silly modern word – chuggers, all quite close together, around the Butter Cross area. As I plonk my bags down, the one with… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 356

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 356 Sunday April 14th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Bellis, Time: 12:35-2:O3pm, 2. opposite Oxfam, Time: 2:15-4:3Opm). I’ve come in today because it was raining all day yesterday…so I missed out on my Greek snack from that nice lady from the stall. About 45 minutes into the 1st set, I’m doing James Bond and then,… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 355

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 355 Friday April 12th Winchester High Street (1. corner of Monsoon, Time: 1:45-3:15pm, 2. opposite Oxfam, Time: 4:17-5:47pm). A couple of young foreign guys contribute during The Third Man. I inform them the details of the arrangement (Chet Atkins, 1960) and of the origin – they’ve never heard the original but know it from a… Read more →