Tag: The Beatles

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 388

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 388 Wednesday June 19th Winchester High Street (1. Opposite Oxfam, Time: 12:47-2:02pm, 2. Zizzi’s Restaurant, Time: 2:30-3pm, 3. Opposite Bellis, Time: 3:05-5:11pm). Like the past two days, he’s there again! – young Sam, at The Butter Cross. If he’s there the next time I come in, I’m going to ask if he’s paying rent on… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 372

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 372 Tuesday May 21st Winchester High Street (Opposite Vodafone, Time: 2:05-4:05pm). I don’t know if it was the way I was sleeping but I woke up with a really aching left shoulder…and my left hip has been ‘playing up’ again. I bet it’s with all this carting my stuff around….and on top of all that,… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 283

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 283 Thursday September 13th Winchester High Street (1. opposite O2, Time: 1:28-3pm, 2. opposite Oxfam, Time: 3:52-5:04pm, 3. opposite Vodafone, Time: 5:07-5:37pm). At my first session, near The Buttercross, I meet someone I haven’t seen for awhile – George, the man who loves my Chet Atkins numbers. He does his usual “Got any gigs yet?”… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 250

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 250 Friday June 22nd Winchester High Street (opposite Vodafone, Time: 12:55-3:01pm). There are two young guys strumming through Space Oddity – most effective with a 12-string (acoustic) guitar, of course, but they make do with a 6 string and a ukelele – under the covered bit, just down from The Buttercross, which is a good… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 233

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 233 Tuesday May 15th Winchester High Street (opposite Vodafone, Time:: 1:42-3:01pm). As I begin my set – with Albatross – I notice a man sitting on the bench about 30 feet to my right. I’ve seen him a few times and I remember him because just after I started busking in Winchester he gave me… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 232

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 232 Sunday May 13th Winchester High Street (corner of Marks And Spencers, Time: 3:33-5:40pm). A few feet in front of The Buttercross and facing down the High Street is Tony – Winchester’s premier sax player. As I walk by I think I wouldn’t mind a photo of him for my album. I stop, get my… Read more →