Why I Love Archive

  • What’s the first thing you think of when someone says drums to you? Animal from The Muppets? Loud noise? Jungle drums? Marching band? Drum and bass? Me? I get excited when anyone mentions drums to me, which is a good thing as a I’m a drummer in a band! I […]

    Why I Love… Drums!

    What’s the first thing you think of when someone says drums to you? Animal from The Muppets? Loud noise? Jungle drums? Marching band? Drum and bass? Me? I get excited when anyone mentions drums to me, which is a good thing as a I’m a drummer in a band! I […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Winter is here, the mornings are frost-bitten and Christmas is looming. So naturally my thoughts at this time of the year turn to… cricket. Yes, the greatest of summer sports (in my mind the greatest of all sports) is the focus of attention in the bleak mid winter as England […]

    Why I Love… Cricket!

    Winter is here, the mornings are frost-bitten and Christmas is looming. So naturally my thoughts at this time of the year turn to… cricket. Yes, the greatest of summer sports (in my mind the greatest of all sports) is the focus of attention in the bleak mid winter as England […]

    Continue Reading...

  • I guess in a world where practically everyone has a camera on their phone I should start with an explanation as to what a pinhole camera actually is. It is photography in its most basic sense. In order to make a pinhole camera you need to start off with a […]

    Why I Love… Pinhole Photography

    I guess in a world where practically everyone has a camera on their phone I should start with an explanation as to what a pinhole camera actually is. It is photography in its most basic sense. In order to make a pinhole camera you need to start off with a […]

    Continue Reading...

  • I first discovered the work of Jackson Pollock when I was living in London about 5 years ago. At the time my housemates and me were lucky enough to have moved into a flat with a very large lounge complete with very large magnolia walls, one of them commented that […]

    Why I Love… Jackson Pollock

    I first discovered the work of Jackson Pollock when I was living in London about 5 years ago. At the time my housemates and me were lucky enough to have moved into a flat with a very large lounge complete with very large magnolia walls, one of them commented that […]

    Continue Reading...

  • What, politics?! A bunch of boring old farts with grey hairs coming out of their nose! Nooo, this does not rock, no no no. I’m on about music you silly goose. Think about it, why do people promote gigs? I’d like to think that people do it out of genuine […]

    Why I Love… Political Promoters

    What, politics?! A bunch of boring old farts with grey hairs coming out of their nose! Nooo, this does not rock, no no no. I’m on about music you silly goose. Think about it, why do people promote gigs? I’d like to think that people do it out of genuine […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Almost a year ago I remember going to Oaklands to celebrate the grand (partial) re-opening of the museum. Building work was ongoing, and much of the museum was just as I remembered it. Almost everyone who grew up in the area remembers the huge brown bear that used to tower […]

    Why I Love… Oaklands Park Museum

    Almost a year ago I remember going to Oaklands to celebrate the grand (partial) re-opening of the museum. Building work was ongoing, and much of the museum was just as I remembered it. Almost everyone who grew up in the area remembers the huge brown bear that used to tower […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Walk into many pubs these days and you are bombarded by claims of just how cold their beer is. Apparently having the coldest beer around is something to shout about. Why is this the case? Why should cold beer matter so much? Mainly because they are always talking about watery, […]

    Why I Love… Real Ale

    Walk into many pubs these days and you are bombarded by claims of just how cold their beer is. Apparently having the coldest beer around is something to shout about. Why is this the case? Why should cold beer matter so much? Mainly because they are always talking about watery, […]

    Continue Reading...