Day 2353

Diary Of A Busker Day 2353 Tuesday April 23rd 2024 Salisbury.   It looks like I picked the wrong day to go to Salisbury. There was a duo – a violinist and guitarist, on the high street and some old singer/strummer on that platform at one of the corners of the market square, so I had no choice but to… Read more →

Day 2348

Diary Of A Busker Day 2348 Wednesday April 17th 2024 Southampton.   As I’ve got to go back to Chichester on Friday, I thought a shorter train trip was in order today so I went to Southampton.  Up opposite the mall, there’s a girl doing a semi-operatic rendition of Hallelujah and if I’ve heard it done that way once, I’ve… Read more →

Day 2347

Diary Of A Busker Day 2347 Tuesday April 16th 2024 Chichester.   First day back in Chichester for months and the Chichester debut for the newly-acquired Gretsch Streamliner in fetching Torino Green. It’s a distinctly louder guitar than the Electromatic so quite good for places bigger than Winchester, and especially at The Cross, as it’s the meeting place for all… Read more →

Day 2330

Diary Of A Busker Day 2330 Friday March 22nd 2024 Winchester High Street.   I finally did it. I got through a rendition of Julia Florida and made it to the end. It was my fourth attempt in as many days AND I made only one mistake – a bloody miracle. AND it secured three donations, earning me £4, which… Read more →

Day 2329

Diary Of A Busker Day 2329 Thursday March 21st 2024 Winchester High Street.   Rick Tarrant and his banjoist buddy are at the top spot and there’s a bloke a bit younger than me inbetween them and the crossroads – a bit to near for me to set up there, so after chatting with Don Lavelle at the crossroads (he’s… Read more →

Day 2328

Diary Of A Busker Day 2328 Wednesday March 20th 2024 Winchester High Street.   It’s weird the things that suddenly come into your mind. I was cycling down North Walls and thinking I hadn’t seen that awful shouting man, Gary Page, for months, and ten seconds later I hear a shouting and it’s him, on the pavement on the other… Read more →