Tag: Erik Satie

Diary Of A Busker Day 519

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 519 Saturday March 8th 2014 Winchester (1. Opposite Oxfam, Time: 1:15-2:15pm, 2. Opposite Gieves & Hawkes, Time: 2:30-3:30pm, 3. Opposite Pavillion, Time: 3:45-4:45pm). I’m in a good mood! The weather’s fine…unfortunately the whole street’s full up: a shouting strummer at The Butter Cross, a 10 year old boy with a music stand and classical guitar… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 517

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 517 Thursday March 6th 2014 Winchester (1. Opposite Bellis, Time: 2:52-3:50pm, 2. Opposite Vodafone, Time: 4:30-5:45pm). A depressing set – the first one. It’s easily twenty minutes before the first donation. In fact I was sure it was going to be THE DAY NOT ONE PERSON DONATES. It might as well have been: I counted… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 513

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 513 Friday February 28th 2014 Winchester (Opposite Bellis/O2, Time: 12:55-2:28pm). A sunny but cold session: one and a half hours, straight through…long enough! Two songs in, and I notice that guy who plays all the fast stuff with his guitar on his lap – he’s just sat down on the bench across the way with… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 484

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 484 Friday December 27th 2013 Winchester (opposite Vodafone, Time: 3:10-4:34pm). After The Third Man, an old lady says – ‘And you’re not using synthesizers! (she looks at the amp)…what have you got, just that?’ (Of course! I’m the real deal, lady!) I say ‘Yeah, it’s just a battery-powered amp’. She says ‘Yes, there’s a bloke… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 464

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 464 Friday October 18th 2013 Winchester (Opposite Bellis, Time: 12:45-2:15pm). A ‘farewell’ session, before the cruise ship gig with two scousers* and a West Midlands copper**. In fact, I have to leave tonight for Coventry, as the flight from Birmingham to Italy is at a ridiculously early time in the morning, which seems to be… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 452

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 452 Saturday September 21st 2013 Winchester (Opposite Bellis/O2, Time: 3:55-5:57pm). I decided to come in because I need to get the piano tuned so I can record the old Ballad In E Major for the next album. I start off feeling quite cheerful but then no one gives any money until the 6th song –… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 450

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 450 Wednesday September 18th 2013 Winchester (1. Opposite Oxfam, Time: 1:17-2:57pm, 2. Opposite Vodafone, Time: 3:35-5:05pm). I’m always super-grateful – even sociable – to any day’s first contributors. One of today’s is a man munching on a hot dog as he contributes. I say ‘That looks tasty’, and he doesn’t reply, he just walks off.… Read more →