Tag: Musicians

Diary Of A Busker Day 157

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 157 Friday September 16th  Winchester High Street (1. opposite Reflex, Time: 1:45-4pm, 2.  opposite Clarks, Time: 4:40-6:30pm).        It’s one of those days when I get too many people talking to me – which is all very sociable but means I have to stop playing, unless it’s The Third Man or La Vie En Rose… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day – 136

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 136 Sunday July 24th Winchester High Street (opposite Reflex, Time: 11:36-3:33pm). I plan on doing only a couple of hours today as my right hand thumb is causing me some concern and after today I want to give it a few days rest. I’ve also arranged to meet three Scouse ladys in town – Fran,… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day – 134

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 134 Wednesday July 20th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Card Factory, Time: 10:45-1:15pm, 2. opposite Oxfam, Time: 2:05-4:57pm). I need a good day’s busking, as the last few days haven’t been too good, money-wise. It’s early but Guy and a couple of his folk “franchise” have already been set up at The Buttercross since 9:30.… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day ~ 133

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 133 Tuesday July 19th Winchester High Street (1. outside Pizza Hut, Time: 11:45-12:47pm, 2. opposite Maison Blanc, Time: 1:25-2:25pm). There are three sets of buskers out today, spread out evenly, so the only place for me to go is right down to Pizza Hut where I’m almost out of earshot of two guys, wearing long,… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day ~ 132

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 132 Monday July 18th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Clinton Cards, Time: 2:05-2:55pm, 2. opposite Whittard, Time: 3:10-4pm). Another temperamental day of grey sky with sudden bursts of rain. I open my set with a new (and appropriate) tune – The Rain Song by Led Zeppelin. I’ve been wanting to learn this for years, and… 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 ~ 119

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 119 Tuesday June 21st Winchester High Street (1. opposite The Body Shop, Time: 12:30-3:01pm, 2. corner of Marks And Spencer, Time: 3:13-5:30pm.)       It’s 20 minutes until my first “customer” – Delia, comes along. I get up to speak to her, “Oh, you don’t have to stand up for me.” “Yes I do, I need… Read more →