Month: June 2023

Day 2179

  Day 2179 Thursday June 22nd 2023 Salisbury In the morning, I saw a video put up by a young strummer, about his busking day in Salisbury. He played around three hours, made over £100 and said the people were really friendly so I thought I’d give it a go. In fact, the train ticket’s the same price as Reading… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 274

Diary Of A Busker Day 274 Saturday, August 25th Winchester High Street (1. opposite Oxfam, Time: 1:24-2:40pm, 2. opposite Bellis, Time: 3:14-4:11pm, 3. opposite Oxfam, Time: 4:28-5:28pm). It’s gone back to like it was a couple of months ago – mainly rain, either pouring down or drizzling, so I set up next to the disused Gospel Hall doorway, just in… Read more →

Diary Of A Busker Day 199

Diary Of A Busker Day 199 Tuesday February 21st Winchester High Street (opposite Bellis, Time: 1-2:10pm, 2. corner of Marks And Spencer, Time: 3:05-4:12pm). My polite regular, Ian, stands nearby and waits untill I’ve finished my capo-on-second-fret songs, namely Can’t Help Falling In Love and Over The Rainbow, then, stroking his chin, in thought and saying(?) “Hmm…”, carries on –… Read more →

Busking In Istanbul

Busking In Istiklal Avenue, district of Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey, Tuesday December 9th 2014 (Excerpt from cruise diary) 3:15pm. Left ship to go into Istanbul to busk. Nick was going to accompany me and film me, but as his crew card hasn’t been sorted out he wasn’t allowed off the ship. On the way to the 2nd security checkpoint, in the… Read more →

Update For Day 659 – the day of the assault.

A letter I wrote, commenting on the incident of Day 659 appeared in the Hampshire Chronicle, Thursday November 6th 2014 Thanks To Women Who Came To Rescue (heading) Sir, Whilst busking yesterday in Winchester, I was subjected to an assault by a drunk man who, firstly, threatened to smash my guitar, and then lunged at me. Fortunately he was arrested… Read more →