Tag: colin

Diary Of A Busker Day – 140

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 140 Friday August 5th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Card Factory, Time: 2:15-5:01pm, 2. opposite Reflex, Time: 5:40-6:05pm, 3. opposite Clarks, Time: 6:12-7:15pm). A long session – 5 hours, but fortunately financially lucrative, in that the hourly rate worked out at just over £12. My first visitors are two ladies – Janet, a quite glamourous… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker ~ Day 131

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 131 Friday July 15th Winchester High Street (1. outside Pizza Hut, Time: 10:55-1pm, 2. opposite Vodafone, Time: 1:34-5:05pm). There are a few buskers out today – one, not a musical busker but a puppeteer. He has a little puppet show with a very old fashioned backdrop and puppets which he operates from above and has… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day ~ 125

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 125 Tuesday July 5th Winchester High Street (outside Debenhams, Time: 1:04-2:10pm). As I’m setting up, a suited lady in her early 30s puts a £2 coin in my bucket. “Thanks, I haven’t even played anything yet!” This is Annelies, who manages Goadsby – a nearby business. She’s read the article of diary extracts (the 2nd one)… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day ~ 123

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 123 Thursday June 30th Winchester High Street (outside Debenhams, Time: 2:20-4:37pm).         A medium length session down at the current favoured spot – the less busy, yet (occasionally) profitable “arse” end of the High Street.     I’ve just started when my pipe-smoking, Pickwickian regular walks by. He sometimes gives me money, but usually doesn’t. “Why… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day ~ 120

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 120 Thursday June 23rd Winchester High Street (1. outside Debenhams, Time: 10:40-12:40pm, 2. opposite Vodafone, Time; 1:15-2pm, 3. opposite WH Smiths, Time: 2:10-2:25pm, 4. opposite The Body Shop, Time: 2:30-4:35pm.)      I make an early start – to go through a couple of “numbers” (Cavatina, Georgia On My Mind) before the crowd builds up. I… Read more →