Tag: the Rain Song

Diary Of A Busker Day 599

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 599 Wednesday July 30th 2014 Winchester (1. Corner of Monsoon, Market Street, Time: 4:33-5:12pm, 2. Opposite Pavilion, Time: 5:17-6:12pm). I must remember: avoid playing on Market Street from 4:30-5:30, as all the market people bring their vans around to load up. It’s only a little street and I had to stop and rescue the bucket… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 430

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 430 Wednesday August 14th Winchester (Opposite Bellis/O2, Time: 3:45-5:35pm). As I’m about to sit down and start up, Mandolin John turns up. He doesn’t want to play, though – he did the morning session, he says. He tells me he’s had a bit of bother with his landlord, who’s contacted the police about a bit… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 419

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 419 Saturday July 27th Winchester (1. Opposite Bellis/O2, Time: 1:40-3:08pm, 2. Opposite Oxfam, Time: 3:25-5:32pm, 3. Opposite Bellis, Time: 5:39-6:05pm). The guy who runs Reeves bakery behind me – a nice bloke, actually – is a few feet to the right, doing well, selling stuff from a table. I reckon this is worthy of a… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 321

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 321 Thursday January 31st Winchester High Street (1. opposite Bellis, Time: 12:54-2:30pm, 2. opposite Oxfam, Time: 3:32-5pm). My polite/always complimentary, but now opera-busker Demelza Stafford groupie, Ian, turns up, standing to my left.  When I finish the song I’m playing, I turn on him. ‘Ah, Ian. I saw you yesterday. You’re now a Demelza groupie.’… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 297

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 297 Friday October 19th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Vodafone, Time: 1:40-2pm, 2. opposite Oxfam, Time: 2:07-2:54pm). It’s another drizzling day and unfortunately – for me – there’s some young strummer in place at The Buttercross, which means I can’t set up under-cover at The Pentice, a few feet away. Actually, why’s he not there?… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 296

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 296 Wednesday October 17th (1. opposite Bellis, Time: 2:23-3:25pm, 2. opposite Oxfam, Time: 3:47-4:59pm). The other day I was approached by Victoria – the manager of the cinema, about playing a laid-back set in the foyer before they showed the film of the 2007 Led Zeppelin concert Celebration Day. There was no money in it… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 225

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 225 Wednesday April 18th Winchester High Street (opposite O2, Time: 2:53-4:13pm). A windy day – with rain, which keeps stopping/starting, starting/stopping… There are no other buskers out today (I don’t blame them) so I can go anywhere I want and as I want to keep all my stuff as dry as I can, I head… Read more →