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Michael Sheldon (mike at mikeasoft dot com)

January 2, 2006

Mike @ 3:54 pm

Today I finally plucked up the courage to try my hand at a little busking. I caught a train up to Reading and spent about an hour in the finger numbing cold before my guitar strap broke (again). I didn’t make much money but that was as I expected, it being my first attempt, and I think I’ve learnt a fair amount from the experience.

I had my picture taken by some random person. I was pointed out by a mother to her child saying “Isn’t that exciting”. I was wished good luck by a friendly man and possibly mocked by a group of children, though that may just be my paranoia ;).

Oddly there was a large police presence in Reading when I arrived, which forced me in to an area that I think was a bit too noisey for my acoustic playing.

In-between the gut wrenching fear and the mild embarrassment I enjoyed myself and it’s definitely something I plan to have a go at again in the future (though perhaps not until the weather warms up a bit).


  1. hahahah, well done Mike!

    Comment by alex — January 2, 2006 @ 4:28 pm

  2. Fingerless gloves are what you need……

    Comment by mrben — January 2, 2006 @ 4:37 pm

  3. Mm, good idea Mr. Ben :). Thanks alex :).

    Comment by Mike — January 2, 2006 @ 4:49 pm

  4. Nice mate nice! 😀 did you sing or just play?

    Comment by Alasdair MacLeod — January 2, 2006 @ 9:58 pm

  5. I just played the guitar, I had planned to sing a couple of songs but I couldn’t bear to inflict further torture upon the poor Reading shoppers :P.

    Comment by Mike — January 2, 2006 @ 10:13 pm

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