Category Archives: Chasing Content

Chasing Content – No Fooling

Chasing Content PictureIt’s April Fools Day and I won’t be playing any pranks on you this year. It feels wrong to play jokes on Easter weekend. Instead, I will run the regular feature of Chasing Content.

This is a monthly spotlight on the best posts from this blog last year at this time. You can read all of the posts from last April . . .

or just these highlights.

My Everything Birthday

Turning 42 felt like a milestone last year. I liked the pun from The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy as well. Too bad I can’t freeze this age and remain 42 a little while longer.

Record Store Day Broadcast

I did a live broadcast on Radio Western last year on Record Store Day. It was a lot of fun and lives on through the power of podcasting.

A New Favourite Skatepark (Sarnia, Ontario)

Aamjiwnaang First Nation has an amazing skatepark that I visited a lot last year. It is just outside of Sarnia and definitely one of my favourite places to skate. I hope to see you there at some point this season.

Word is Bond Rap Radio Turns 5

The 5th Anniversary broadcast of Word is Bond Rap Radio was a lot of fun. I had a bunch of guests live in the studio, played posse cuts featuring 5 emcees, asked trivia questions about rapper’s fifth albums, and gave away packs of 5 gum. It was a great way to celebrate the milestone.

Chasing Content

Thanks for Chasing Content with me. We do this once a month to highlight the best content so it doesn’t get buried in the archives. Click through and explore 120 of these “best of” posts.

Chasing Content – February 2009

Let’s take a moment to travel back in time and explore posts from nine years ago. It’s time for a bonus edition of Chasing Content. Let’s go!

Read all of the posts from February 2009, 

or just these highlights . . .

Who Watches TV on a TV anymore?

Nine years ago, it was still a novel idea to watch TV shows on something other than a TV. It seems to be common practice now. Although, television is still holding on and hasn’t gone extinct yet.

Everwood – Perfect Television

And still my all-time favourite TV show. It’s a shame that it isn’t on Netflix for everyone to enjoy. My wife and I just watched the show in its entirety. It was her first time watching it and my fifth or sixth. I am so glad that she loved it as much as I do.

Teaching Tip – Keep it at School

I started teaching again last year and I have been doing a lot of work at home. That is almost a necessity when you start teaching. However, everyone needs a home / work balance. As a teacher, it is sometimes hard to do that. That is why I recommend doing all of your school work at school so that when you are home, you can truly relax.

My Customized Batmobile

This was a lot of fun to build. I still have it too!

The Very First Teaching Tip Tuesday

I revived this series last year but didn’t keep it up as regularly as I had hoped. I plan to write many more tips this year. It’s a great way to share things that work in my classroom that will hopefully inspire you or save you time. This one is a personal favourite for classroom organization. And it is so simple!

Belly Sunday

I miss this band. I found that t-shirt and have it safely tucked away in my closet. I plan to break it out soon.

Thanks for Chasing Content with me!

I do this at the start of every month to relive the best posts from the year before. I have a missed a few months here and there but plan to catch up on them all. This trip down memory lane was a lot of fun. Thanks for being for being on the journey with me.

October Past

It’s time for another edition of Chasing Content, that monthly feature that has us looking back at what was happening here last year at this time.

Click through to read all of the posts from last October

. . . or take in these highlights.

Please don’t let great posts get buried in the archive.

The MIX(ed)TAPE

I am so proud of this project that DJ Hullewud and I tag-teamed to release. We even released it on cassette to harken back to the age we grew up in. It is available as a free download and I have CDs every time I play live. So, pick it up and get ready for the second installment coming early next year.

The Ultimate Guide to Book Publishers

This is a great book that is updated frequently and offers all sorts of resources for authors. The new edition will probably be out soon.

This Used to be My Playground

Blogging has changed a lot since I published my first post over then years ago. Back then, there seemed to a community of bloggers to connect with, share content, comment on each other’s blogs, and read new material daily. Many of my favourite blogs have since gone silent.

My blog has changed significantly since day one but I will continue to blog. I love it and I hope you do too.

I’m Thankful

Thanksgiving happens in October and it is one of my favourite times of the year. I love enjoying a nice meal with family and taking the time to reflect on how lucky and blessed I am. I will be making another post like this one for the occasion next week.

Thanks for Chasing Content with me!

See you at the start of November for the next installment of Chasing Content.

Chasing Content – A Lazy Summer Month

It’s time for another edition of Chasing Content, that monthly feature that has us looking back at what was happening here last year at this time.

Click through to read all of the posts from last August . . .

or take in these highlights.

Please don’t let great posts get buried in the archive. Leave a comment or share any of the posts that speak to you. I really appreciate it. Thanks.

Sons of Boombap Mixtape

I am proud to be part of this worldwide hip-hop collective. We have some amazing artists that come together to create and share great music. I enjoyed putting together this mixtape along with two other deejays. Click through to stream or download it for free.

Laurier Creek Trail

This is part of a trail that runs through Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. It is a fully accessible trail but does opens up to some grassy and dirt areas.

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See you at the start of September for the next installment of Chasing Content.

Highlights from Last July

Chasing Content (3)It’s time to go exploring!

Let’s dig through the archives and blow the dust off some posts you might have missed.

Here are a few highlights from last year at this time.

Read all of the posts from last July,

or just these favs . . .

Old School Skateboarding with Rodney Mullen

Rodney Mullen is a pioneer when it comes to skateboarding tricks. His flatland style is breathtaking and this new video shows that he is still the master of old school tricks and routines.

DJs Run It and Run With It

This book about DJs who use laptops and other electronic equipment specifically in the EDM (electronic dance music) genre. It does have some things to say about hip-hop music and culture and is a good read for anyone who loves the art of deejaying.

Guest-hosting The Come Up Show

I had the chance to guest-host and DJ for The Come Up Show last year. As a late-night radio disc jockey, it was nice to spin some great hip-hop in the day time over the airwaves. If you missed it, you can click through and listen to the podcast.

Thanks for Chasing Content with me!

Please click on the above links to read some of the best of Silent Cacophony from last year at this time. Don’t let great content get buried in the archive. Thanks!

Chasing Content – Highlights from Last June

Chasing Content (2)It’s time to go exploring!

Let’s dig through the archives and blow the dust off some posts you might have missed.

Here are a few highlights from last year at this time.

Read all of the posts from last June,

or just these favs . . .

London DJ Showcase

This was a lot of fun. It was so nice to share the stage with some of the best DJs in London, Ontario.

Paying Tribute to Muhammad Ali

I had to dedicate an edition of Word is Bond Rap Radio to one of the founding fathers of hip-hop. Even though Ali was an athlete and not a musician, he was hugely influential for what hip-hop would become. He might have been the first rapper too.

Instagram Immemorial

This was such a great idea. I need to do more of theses posts that highlight some of the content I post to Instagram. It spreads the memories a bit and helps curate the posts in a more concrete way.

Teaching Yard Sale

I still have some teaching material for sale. If you need or want anything, just let me know.

Thanks for Chasing Content with me!

Please click on the above links to read some of the best of Silent Cacophony from last year at this time. Don’t let great content get buried in the archive. Thanks!

May the Posts be With You

Chasing Content (1)It’s time to go exploring!

Let’s dig through the archives and blow the dust off some posts you might have missed.

Let’s get ready for some annual events that happen each May.

Let’s Chase some Content!

You can read all of the posts from last May,

or just these favs . . .

Trilliums on the Trail Side

I love the short period of time when the trillium flower is in bloom. It is absolutely beautiful to go on a trail run and see these flowers alongside the trail. Keep an eye out for them this month. They aren’t in bloom for long and you won’t want to miss our provincial flower in all of its glory.

The Inner Game of Work

A great book that has a lot to say about education if you read it with your teacher hat on. It wasn’t written for teachers at all, however. Some of the best books about education aren’t. This book can help you manage employees, work with your team, or help you in your coaching. Highly recommended.

Hip-Hop Anonymous

This show was a lot of fun. I love the poster too and seeing my name as the DJ for the night.

Free Comic Book Day

Keep an eye out for this event which is always the first Saturday of May. Your local comic book shop will have special events, activities, and free books and giveaways. I’ll see you at the shops on May 6th!

Happy Star Wars Day

May the 4th. May the force by with you. Such a great pun! Here are all of the posts I have done on Star Wars too!

Thanks for Chasing Content with me!

Please click on the above links to read some of the best of Silent Cacophony from last year at this time. Don’t let great content get buried in the archive. Thanks!

Chasing Content – April 2016

Chasing ContentIt’s time for another edition of Chasing Content, that monthly feature that has us looking back at the best content featured on this blog from this month one year ago.

Read all of the posts from last April

or just these highlights

Scott Pilgrim’s London, Ontario Connection

The famous comic book series that spanned a movie featuring Michael Cera has a pretty cool local connection.

James Kirkpatrick – Circuit-Bending Toys

James Kirkpatrick aka Thesis Sahib performed last year for Record Store Day. If you have never seen him live, click through to see the cool instruments he creates out of toys.

A Secret Stash of Medicine Music

The secret is out. Here are my picks. What are yours?

Wolverine is Dead

Our favourite Canadian super-hero gets a fitting end in a great comic book story arc.

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Let’s not let great posts like these get buried in the archives, never to be seen again. Keep them alive with a click of your mouse and a share via social media. Thank you for being on this journey with me.

March to the Past (Chasing Content)

vLet’s March into a new month by looking back at what was going on last year at this time right here on Silent Cacophony.

Read all of the posts from last March

or just these highlights . . .

How I Feel Doing Midnight Radio

This comic by Ehud Lavski and Yael Nathan is absolutely brilliant and it’s exactly how I feel about doing my radio show.

The Gift Must Always Move

The First Nations’ people have a great concept of gift-giving. This story clears up the misconception of an “Indian Giver” too.

Look At Me – Making Our Students Visible

Our students need to see themselves reflected in the texts that we have available in the classroom. It might take a little bit of work to build a diverse classroom library, but it is worth it.

A Novel of Scribbled Notes 

This novel takes place entirely on the refrigerator door with notes that family members leave for each other. The concept pulled me in and the story kept me engaged.

Thanks for Chasing Content with me! 

Click the links above to explore theses great posts that otherwise might get lost in the archive. Thanks for being on this journey with me.

Continuing the Chase in 2017

chasing-contentEvery month, I like to take a glimpse back into the past to see what was happening exactly one year ago.

I highlight some of my favourite posts from that month and share them here in a little feature I call “Chasing Content.”

Read all of the posts from last January

or just these highlights

Exploring Swearing in Hip-Hop

I had a lot of fun producing this radio documentary on swearing in hip-hop music. It’s part of the monthly series I do entitled, Know Your History. 

How to Properly Reboot a Franchise

I hope filmmakers can learn something from the Planet of the Apes movies. The reboot movies are extremely well done and are faithful to the original material in a way that can only please fans both new and old.

Classic Material: The Hip-Hop Album Guide

This is a fun read for anyone who truly loves hip-hop. The editor takes us on a journey through 60 classic albums with in-depth articles from noted music journalists.

The Death of Spider-Man

I did a lot of comic book reading last January. If you scroll through all the posts for the month, you’ll see tons of great Spider-Man reviews including Superior Spider-Man, Miles Morales, and this huge event that brought tears to many an eye.

Star Wars: The Force Retread

I still haven’t seen Rogue One yet, although I have heard good things about it. It can’t be worse than The Force Awakens. I was so disappointed with that movie that lacked any originality and I vented about it here.

Thanks for Chasing Content with me! 

We do this at the start of every month. Don’t let great content get lost in the archive. Click the links above, leave comments, and share stuff on your social media accounts.

Thank you!