Tag: The Last Flight of Billy Balloon

Diary Of A Busker Day 623

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 623 Tuesday September 2nd 2014 Winchester (1. Opposite Oxfam, Time: 1:53-3:54pm, 2. Opposite Pavilion, Time: 4:11-5:11pm, 3. Opposite Bellis, Time: 5:20-5:55pm). After When I’m Sixty-Four an old guy comes up, leans in real close and says, ‘You’re the only proper guitar player I’ve seen today’, for which I’m most humbled, and for which I thank… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 621

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 621 Sunday August 24th 2014 Winchester (1. Opposite Pavilion, Time: 2:20-4pm, 2. Opposite Clarks, Time: 4:21-5:26pm). On the way to the first spot, I had a brief chat with Young Sam. He was feeling tired after a late session boozing last night and he didn’t know if he could last it! I suggested de-tuning his… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 618

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 618 Thursday August 21st 2014 Winchester (Opposite Oxfam, Time: 4:24-5:40pm). The temperature has got a bit cooler the last few days, which is of course giving me the BIG FEAR. I’m determined not to be doing this in the freezing cold. I think 4 years is enough for a 52 year old man. A toddler… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 617

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 617 Wednesday August 20th 2014 Chichester (1. Opposite Marks & Spencer, North Street, Time: 11:40-1:35pm, 2. Opposite Toni & Guy’s, ┬áNorth Street, Time: 2:20-4:02pm). Back in Chichester – my favourite place these days, as the populace appear to like me. And back on North Street, where I was booted off the last time I was… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 613

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 613 Saturday August 16th 2014 Winchester (1. Opposite Bellis, Time: 1:51-3pm, 2. Opposite Pavilion, Time: 3:33-4:20pm, 3. Corner Of Monsoon, Time: 4:29-5:29pm). My old mate Pierre the balloon man’s in town. I see him as I’m coming into the High Street and have a chat with him. I remember he was having a bad day… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 610

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 610 Wednesday August 13th 2014 Winchester (Opposite Bellis, Time: 4:12-5:42pm). I couldn’t believe it – I forgot the tuner! First time I’ve ever done that. In fact, I was so annoyed, I was going to come home. All the stuff was on the ground: the lead, capo, tattered old music folder, cloth, bucket…no tuner. I… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 605

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 605 Friday August 8th 2014 Winchester (Opposite Bellis, Time: 4:45-5:45pm). An end of the day session, and I should have brought the umbrella. It wasn’t raining when I started, although the sky was grey all over (like that crap Dave Clark Five song). It was 5 songs in before any coinage, and that was from… Read more →