Diary Of A Busker Day 288 Wednesday September 26th 2012 Winchester High Street 1. Opposite Bellis, Time: 1:45-2:54pm, 2. Opposite Oxfam, Time: 3:04-4:15pm
It’s been raining pretty much all day every day since I last went out but it’s cleared up today…for a bit…I hope. I get through two songs, then most of Here Comes The Sun, then it rains so I move back a foot, under cover. It’s a good thing there’s no one else out playing because they would have been in this spot. I try out a new tune, my arrangement of The Prisoner theme, one of Ron Grainer’s finest. A bit of a weird one; I bet I’m the only busker in England who’s got this in his set. I think it sounds quite good on my double-neck as I’m sure there’s a 12-string guitar in the original, but it sounds good enough on my Epiphone, which is such a good sounding guitar, anything sounds alright on it.
After an hour, I pack up and head down the road and get through an hour and ten minutes before it pours, and that’s me done. No one really bothers to speak to me, either here or during the first session, apart from a man in a suit who asks me where McDonalds is. I point up the road, ‘See Marks & Spencer?’ ‘Yes,’ he says. ‘Turn right there, then take the next left and go up a bit and you’ll see it.’ ‘OK, so I go past Marks & Spencer.’ ‘No, turn RIGHT at Marks & Spencer, then the next left.’ And for all that, he never contributed. I can count on the fingers of one hand how many suit-wearers have contributed over the past two years.