Tag: WH Smiths

Diary Of A Busker Day 506

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 506 Thursday February 13th 2014 Winchester (Opposite Vodafone, Time: 12:48-2:03pm). Mandolin John – although I never see him with a mandolin anymore, it’s a guitar now – is shouting at The Butter Cross, again in his dark suit – quite smart, but I think he’s a bit of a nutter…he has to be, doing it… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 431

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 431 Thursday August 15th (1. Opposite Bellis/O2, Time: 3:35-5:05pm, 2. Next to The Slug & Lettuce, Time: 5:35-6:35pm). When I get to The Butter Cross, there’s a bunch of brass players promoting tonight’s show at the theatre. Actually, they’re not playing: they’re on a break, or packing up as some of them appear to be… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 241

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 241 Thursday May 31st Winchester High Street (1. opposite Oxfam, Time: 1:35-3:01pm, 2. opposite WH Smiths, Time: 3:30-5:20pm). They’re all out today: Rob – blasting at The Buttercross, some young guy around the halfway mark and Ben complete with dog and huge bowl of water, which I’m assuming is the dog’s – opposite Vodafone. So,… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 240

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 240 Wednesday May 30th Winchester High Street (opposite Vodafone, Time: 1:52-3:05pm). At the top end of the High Street, Carol – my ‘regular’ from the North whose husband died three years ago – insists (despite my protestations) I accept two pound coins, so the day gets off to a good start before I’ve even started… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 227

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 227 Tuesday April 24th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Vodafone, Time: 11:43-1:25pm, 2. opposite WH Smiths, Time: 2:15-5:15pm). It starts raining – or “drizling” rather – just as I start to play, but it’s not too bad and stops after three songs. A couple in their early 60s stop and listen, pay a compliment (verbal… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 226

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 226 Thursday April 19th Winchester High Street (opposite Vodafone, Time: 1:45-3:25pm). On the way down the high street, I pass a young man playing a vibraphone (vibraphonist?) – unusual for here. He has a card in front which says RUSSIAN STUDENT. He’s just down from The Buttercross so I can still hear him a bit… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 213

TweetDiary Of A Busker Day 213 Thursday March 22nd Winchester High Street (opposite Vodafone, Time: 2:40-4:02pm, 4:45-6:03pm). Frank’s made himself comfortable up at his usual spot, in front of The Buttercross which is where I wanted to be today, just to give the folks at the Vodafone shop a break, but it’s not to be. I arrive to find the… Read more →