Tag: The Shadows

Diary Of A Busker Day 582

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 582 Tuesday July 1st 2014 Winchester (Opposite Pavilion, Time: 1:56-3:06pm). Another slow start: 4 songs before any coinage, and then some idiot pulls up in a car right in front of me! He gets out, opens the back – it’s a hatchback, as we used to say in the old country – and goes off… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 550

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 550 Saturday April 26th 2014 Winchester (1. Opposite Gieves & Hawkes, Time: 1:55-2:55pm, 2. Opposite Vodafone, Time: 3:05-5:25pm). Some bloke’s banging out Layla at The Butter Cross, there’s a load of Morris so-called ‘dancers’ outside the cathedral grounds entrance near Pavilion, so it’s down the road I go…and it’s really slow, which is unusual: folks… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 546

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 546 Thursday April 17th 2014 Winchester (1. Opposite Oxfam, Time: 11:53-12:38pm, 2. Opposite Gieves & Hawkes, Time: 12:50-2:20pm, 3. Opposite Oxfam, Time: 2:47-3:53pm). There’s a guy about my age (too old for a pony-tail, anyway) who’s been at The Butter Cross for hours. He was there this morning at 9:30…and there’s the two young strummers,… Read more →

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 497

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 497 Sunday January 19th 2014 Winchester (The Butter Cross, Time: 1:32-3:32pm). Wow! – a session right bang in front of the famous Butter Cross! I haven’t been here in months, I’m sure. All I can say is I must have been in a(n unusually) confident frame of mind…which unfortunately morphs into awful self-consciousness as soon… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 490

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 490 Wednesday January 8th 2014 Winchester (Opposite Bellis/O2, Time: 3:17-4:55pm). Another rainy day – actually, it’d been dry until I started walking in – typical! I start with something I’ve never started with before: the 1st. Gnossienne, in keeping with the downcast weather. In fact I keep it pretty much ‘down’ for awhile: Ne Me… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 298

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 298 Saturday, October 20th, Winchester High Street (opposite Bellis, Time: 3:45-4:13pm) Jay, the young headband-wearing busker who runs the open-mic at The Willow is sitting with his guitar on the bench near The Buttercross. I ask if he’s going to play – he’s not, so I set up. After awhile, I notice Barry – the… Read more →