Category Archives: Chasing Content

Chasing Content – Last December

Chasing ContentRead all of the posts from last December, 

or just these personal favs . . .

Celebrate Christmas with 3 Hours of Music

I had fun making these Christmas-themed mixtapes. I have stepped up my game a lot since then and really should work on making a new one this year. I think I will. Stay tuned!

Write About It

I used to collect sayings and quotations from a variety of different sources. Not sure why I stopped being so proactive about that. This is a great quote about the power of writing.

Bubble Bobble on My Phone

Bubble Bobble is my all-time favourite video game. Playing it on a phone just isn’t the same as the old school arcade, or even my Commodore 64. That’s why I have dusted off my old computer to play it the way it was meant to be played once again.

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We do this every month to help keep some of the great posts from getting buried in the archive and completely forgotten. Thanks for clicking links and reliving these great moments with me!

Chasing Content – November

Chasing Content (1)At the start of every month, we take a moment to look back at what was happening exactly one year ago. This lets us look back at the best posts this blog has to offer and to relive some great moments.

Read all of the posts from last November,

or just these favs . . .

The Write Club – National Novel Writing Month at School

It’s National Novel Writing Month and there are all sorts of great resources that you can use in the classroom. I tried it last year and had kids excited about writing. It was a beautiful thing.

The Taylor Swift – Tiffany Connection

Taylor Swift has amassed more records, tours, and album sales than Tiffany ever did. But there is a connection between my love of both artists. I was surprised when I made this connection.

Northern Lights Art Project

This is one of my favourite art lessons to teach. It’s based on a photograph and looks closely at how a background source of light affects a foreground image. Plus, I just really love this picture and the art it inspires.

Fanshawe Park – Lake Trail

This trail is 21 kilometers and traverses through some very nice scenery. I really enjoyed running the small portion of it that I did. I need to go back and run more of it.

How Successful Teachers Lead

I get teaching inspiration from everywhere . . . even a book aimed at business.

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Chasing Content – The Best of Last October

Chasing Content OctoberIt’s hard to believe that it is October already.

Time is absolutely flying by, as are the blog posts. Let’s not let them get lost in the archives.

If you find something that speaks to you here, please share it on Facebook, Twitter, or any of the other places you hang out online.

You can read all of the posts from October 2014,

or just these personal favs . . .

Trail Run to Albion Falls

This is one of my favourite places to visit. I hadn’t been there in years, so it was really nice to see that nothing has changed. It is still beautiful and captivating.

Classroom Newsletter – Comic Strip Style

Last year, I made the communication between home and school a bit more fun. Instead of prose newsletters, I sent home ones in comic strip form. I found that they were eagerly anticipated and read. Regular newsletters are often just trashed. Why not give it a try?

Barracks Skatepark in London, ON.

This is a great skatepark with many unique features and ramps. It also has a bowl. I highly recommend visiting this park for a great skateboard session.

Is the new Spider-Man truly Superior?

He might not be, but the story is such a great read. And it keeps the possibility of Peter Parker returning to don the costume once again. Until he does though, I am in rapt attention with this series.

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We do this every month to look back at the month that was last year. It let’s us all reflect on those times and helps make sure that great posts don’t get buried in the archives.

Chasing Content – Is it September Already?

Chasing ContentChasing Content is a monthly feature here on Silent Cacophony.

This is how it works, at the start of each month I look back at the blog entries I posted the previous year in that month and highlight some of my favourites. This gives us a chance to dig through the old posts and unearth some gems that might otherwise get buried in the archives.

It’s now time for the September 2014 edition.

Read all of the posts from Last September . . .

or just these personal favourites.

Reading Salad 

A great lesson that teaches students that they need to think while they read. It uses a hands-on and is quite visual. It is simply brilliant and a great way to start off the school year.

Hula-Hoops on the First Day of School

Still my favourite activity to kick off the school year. Click through and you’ll see why. It’s a bit unconventional but a lot of fun.

The New Spider-Man, Miles Morales

I really enjoyed this comic book series and would love to see this version of Spider-Man on the big screen one day. I highly recommend you read it.

Daredevil Autographs

I collected a few more autographs last year at Fan Expo. I’m really excited about going back to the event this weekend. Alex Maleev is going to be there this year. I would so love to get his autograph. I probably won’t be able to though since he is doing a signing at the same time at the Doctor Who panel. 🙁

Doctor Who at Fan Expo

Last year was so much fun.  This year, the ladies of Doctor Who will be on hand. I can’t wait to see Karen Gillan and Jenna Coleman. Should be a lot of fun!

First Day of School Lesson Plan

I’ve used a variation of this plan every year for the past several years and it has never failed. It’s due for a tweaking though. I never just re-use units or lesson. I always strive to improve and build upon past successes.

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It’s always nice to look back and see what was. Hopefully this month will be just as good as it was last year.

Chasing Content – The Best of Last August

CC AugIt’s hard to believe that it is August 2015 already. Time seems to be flying by. That’s one of the reasons I love having this blog. I can take a moment to look back at what was. Won’t you do that with me right now?

It’s time for another edition of Chasing Content.

Read all of the posts from last August,

or just these highlights . . .

Grade 2/3 Long Range Plan

This is my newly revised year plan that I used to teach a combined Grade 2 / Grade 3 class last year. It is very detailed and can help you in your planning. Feel free to download it as a PDF or as a MS Word document that you can customize to your needs. Happy Teaching!

D-sisive Shout -Out

I got some great praise from a musician that I have been following his entire career.  I was so stoked to see this interaction on Twitter and Instagram.

Coyotes and Deer, Oh My!

It’s amazing what you can come across during a quiet and peaceful trail run.

Classroom Management for Dummies

A great video full of tips for both new and experienced teachers.

The Best of August 2013

I love doing these posts every month. It’s great to look back and relive / remember all of these great events, topics, and articles. I like how I wrote this particular one too!

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Chasing Content – July 2014

Chasing Content JulyIt’s time for another edition of Chasing Content!

Read all of the posts from last July,

or just my personal highlights

(a best of from what this month had to offer last year)

West Lions Skatepark

One of the few outdoor parks with a full-sized half-pipe. I love skating here. If you are ever in the London, Ontario area, I highly recommend a visit!

Women in Hip-Hop 4 Complete Broadcast

Once a year, I produce a radio special to celebrate International Women’s Day. This is last year’s show with 8 hours of content shining a spotlight on hip-hop’s better half.

Star Trek Scrabble Win

I bought this game as a present for my dad. We share a love of Scrabble and Star Trek, so it only made sense. I made an incredible play that was noteworthy. Click through to see what it was.

5 Words

A great post about varying sentences and how much power 5 words can truly have.

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Chasing Content – The Best of Last June

Chasing Content (2)It’s time for another edition of Chasing Content, that monthly feature that looks back at what was happening last year at this time.

You can read all of the posts from last June . . . 

or just these favourites!

Artists Don’t Have a Never-Ending Well

Art is worth something. It actually takes work and not everyone has an infinite amount of creative potential within them. This is a great post explaining how that works.

Classrooms are Irrelevant 

The public education system is broken. I’ve known that for a long time. I tried to fight against all the aspects of it I didn’t like, but it was impossible to enact any sort of change. Instead, I just got more and more discouraged. I am seriously thinking about starting my own school. Hopefully I can make that happen.

Get It Done – It Only Takes 15 Minutes a Day

Great advice for anyone who wants to create and simply can’t find the time. All you need is fifteen minutes, Seriously. It’s that easy!

The Rap Guide to Evolution

Baba Brinkman combines stage theatre, education, and hip-hop into brilliant presentations. I interviewed him on my radio show and also ran one of his TED talks on the program. Be prepared to be educated and entertained at the same time. Science and hip-hop unite!

What’s the Point of All This?

Here’s what to say next time a student asks you this question about what you are learning in the class.

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Chasing Content – May 2014

Chasing Content (1)Blog posts get buried in the archives so quickly. That is why once a month, I look back at the posts that were published exactly a year ago with a little feature called Chasing Content.

You can read all of the posts from last May,

or just these presonal favourites.

When Will I Ever Use This Stuff?

Learning can be its own reward and sometimes it is impossible to predict what things you might need to know in the future. Don’t you agree? This is a great post to read if your students have ever asked you this question.

The Big Payback

This is the book I wish I had written. It’s absolutely brilliant and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves hip-hop music and culture.

My Top 10 TV Shows of All-Time

I might need to tweak this list once again. I am currently watching Rita via Netflix and it is incredible. It may bump off the number 10 show as it stands right now. Still though, these show rock!

It’s Not Garbage, It’s Beautiful Music

Music is truly powerful and I believe everyone should have the chance to play. That is why it is so inspiring to see low cost instruments being made from garbage. I saw the band live last year at this time and was completely blown away. You will be too!

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Chasing Content – April 2014

Chasing ContentToday, we can travel back in time with the simplicity of a mouse click. And that is no April Fools joke.

We do this at the start of every month by looking back at all the things this month had to offer last year. It’a best of list, making sure that great posts don’t get buried in the archives.

Read all of the posts from last April . . . 

or just these highlights . . .

Arthur and the Dragon: Integrated Drama Unit

I love this drama unit that brings a very good picture to life in creative ways. Arthur finds a large egg one day and decides to bring it home. He helps raise a nice and friendly dragon, but some people can’t see passed the fact that it is a dragon. Children love this book and all of the activities that you can do with it. This unit is completely free too. Why not use it in your classroom or theatre group?

Ruby Sparks – I fell in love with you too!

This was such an amazing movie. It shows the true power of writing and does so with a quirky story and great acting. I implore you to watch it and not fall in love with the title character. It’s just not possible to do so, in my humble opinion!

Short Term Self vs Long Term Shelf

Sometimes a picture really does speak a thousand words. I found this great image on Tumblr and it really got me thinking. This image would be great to use as writing prompt in school too.

Life on Mars – Perfect Television 

While this show was only on the air for two seasons, it really captivated my attention with a unique premise that was delivered it beautifully. The final episode tied everything together and gave us a great sense of closure. I love when television shows actually do that.

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Let’s Go Back to February 2008

Chasing ContentAt the start of every month, I take a moment to look back at what I wrote last year at this time. This serves as a “Best-of” list and helps highlight great pieces from the archive.

I’ve missed a few months of doing this, case in point is February 2008.

Let’s fix that omission right now!

You can read all of the posts I wrote seven years ago this month . . .

or just these highlights!

Need Something to Blame, Why Not Hip-Hop?

I went to a conference where one of the speakers blamed the erosion of values on “Chuck E. Cheese” and “hip-hop culture.” Those were his exact words. I’m glad we finally pinned down this problem. Now we can do something about it. Did you get the sarcasm there?

This kind of ignorant thinking really infuriates me. Both Chuck E. Cheese and hip-hop music have great things to offer. I hate my culture being used as a scapegoat all the time. It needs to stop.

The Third World is Right Here

This is not a metaphor either. We have people living in this very province who live in Third World conditions. It’s hard to believe that this could happen in the rich and abundant country we live in. This is something we should be rallying behind. Let’s do something!

Be Happy With the Little Things

It’s a hard thing to do when we see everyone around us having things we don’t have. It’s the human condition to want more. But perhaps, we should be content with what we have and appreciate all of the little things more. Rest in Peace, Lucas Tait!

A Brief History of Hip-Hop

I did this series before I started working in radio. It’s a nice little series. You should check it out!

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Chasing Content – The Best of Last January

Chasing ContentIt’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.

So, jump on the train and lets travel back to last January.

Read all of the posts from January 2014 or just these highlights . . .

Create Visual Poems with Your Students

It’s important to get students creating in the classroom. I really love the idea of playing with poetry to make it visual somehow. Why not try this with your class and see what brilliant things your students can do.

Winter Camping

My dad passed away last year. I wanted to share some of my favourite memories with him. The time we went Winter Camping was one of those great stories that I will tell again and again. I’m glad I finally wrote it down.

8 Tips for Young Musicians

I paraphrased these tips from a book I was reading on creativity to fit the needs of the young musicians I teach. I think it is a great list for anyone just learning to play an instrument.

Know Your History Season 4

Know Your History is a monthly documentary radio series I produce about hip-hop music and culture. Last year, I did episodes about the history of radio broadcasting, women in hip-hop, hashtag rap, storytelling rhymes, metaphors, concept songs, and much more. You can download the entire fourth season  in one handy zip file.

Recommended Read – Will and Whit

I really loved this graphic novel by Laura Lee Gulledge. I had to add it to my recommended reads list.

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Chasing Content – The Best of Last December

Chasing ContentIt’s time for another edition of Chasing Content.

This gives us the chance to look back at the blog entries I posted the previous year at this time and highlight some of my favourites. So, let’s dig through the old posts and unearth some gems that might otherwise get buried in the archives.

Read all of the posts from last December

or just these favs . . .

A DOPEfm Christmas 2

The second installment of Christmas-themed rap music mixed by yours truly. Enjoy the sounds of the season all month long!

The Final Days of Captain America

The story is very well done. I didn’t want to put it down. It is inspiring and tells a superhero story that is grounded in the real-life heroes we don’t seem to celebrate as much as the fictional ones in this culture.

A Free Band Method Book

I love this book so much. Who cares if it is out of print? It is an amazing book for young musicians and a great part of my music program at school. That is why I have made it available for you to download for free. Enjoy!

Writing by the Seat of Your Pants Can Work Wonders

One of the most brilliant pieces of television fiction ever was written by a pantser. If that’s not an endorsement for writing without a complete outline or plan, I don’t know what is.

Batman, Robin, and Red Hood Join Forces

Another great comic book read and an animated film that does it justice. We live in a golden-age of superheroes. I love it!

Silent Cacophony is Moving

I moved from Blogger to WordPress last year at this time. I enjoy the freedom of having the blog hosted on my own domain. I hope you have been enjoying the new digs.

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Chasing Content – The Best of Last November

Chasing ContentIt’s time for another edition of Chasing Content, that monthly feature that has us looking back at the highlights from this blog exactly one year ago.

Read all of the posts from last November . . .

or just these favs . . .

Jet Aircraft Museum 

The Jet Aircraft Museum was a great place to visit last year during Doors Open London. I went back again this year and saw a Lancaster Bomber up close. I even got to see it take off. It was amazing!

A Birthday Cookie For Day

My father passed away last year on Halloween, so I spent the next week sharing stories and memories of him on my blog. This is one of my favourites. My dad never had much of a sweet tooth. He didn’t care for birthday cakes, so my brother and I made him a giant birthday cookie.

Know Your History – A Tribute to My Dad

I dedicated a radio show to him as well. I will be re-running this on my radio show tonight as well. It seems fitting somehow. And I know he’d appreciate it.

Star Trek: Destiny

This was a great trilogy of books. About halfway through Book 3, there was a reveal that was absolutely mind-blowing. I never saw it coming but it made perfect sense. I actually yelled at the book in delight. I love it when a story can do that.

Family of Referees 

Here’s another great story about my dad and how supportive he always was. He truly is missed.

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Chasing Content – October 2013

Chase MarchWelcome to Club Awesome!

What better name is there for what I do online? Seriously!

I hope you are following me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Tumblr. Lots of great things happening on each of these platforms.

This is a “Best Of’ post from last year at this time for this particular blog.

You can read all of the posts from last October . . . 

or just these favs . . .

The Word is Bond Haunted Rap Radio Hour

A Halloween-themed edition of my hip-hop radio program. It’s like the Peanuts TV special; you know you watch it every year. This show is required listening. Happy Halloween!

Hip-Hop History is Every Month

I do a documentary radio program every month focusing on hip-hop history. It’s entertaining and educational. Give it a listen. I promise not to disappoint.

Latest Daredevil Finds

I love adding toys, books, and merchandise to my Daredevil collection. Definitely my favourite super-hero!

Swimming Through a Corn-Maze

This was crazy! A flash flood made the corn maze a lot more difficult that it probably should have been. It was cold and wet when the water was close to being knee-high. At least I was able to document it.

Classroom Management Books Worth Reading

Some good advice here for new and experienced teachers alike!

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Make sure you come back Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday for regularly scheduled posts!

Chasing Content – September Past

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Photo by Jon Sullivan

It’s time for Chasing Content, that monthly trip through the archives to see what was happening last year at this time right here on Silent Cacophony.

Read all of the posts from last September . . .

or just these favourite ones . . .

Know Your History – Don’t Quit Your Day Job

This is a radio special I did about actors who decided to try their luck in the rap game. These career moves weren’t the best idea, however. Tune in to hear some great stories about how hard it is to make this transition. Other than Drake, not too many people have been able to pull it off. So, don’t quit your day job people!

Basil Grover Skatepark

This isn’t the best skatepark I have ever seen but it is a nice place for an afternoon skate. The grind areas are perfect for someone just starting out or an old cautious guy like me.

Juliet Lives

I love this play that my students and I co-authored. It’s a great spin on the iconic tale of Romeo and Juliet. In our version, Romeo is murdered and Juliet and her friends try to discover who did it and why. It is hilarious and you can download the PDF for free. Enjoy!

Summer’s Gone Lesson Plan

Here is a great lesson plan using the song, “Summer’s Gone” by Buffalo Tom. I adopted the Literature Circle approach for the music classroom. These free worksheets can be used in many different ways too. It’s well worth the click-through.

The History of Radio Broadcasting

I loved this episode of Know Your History. I traced back the popularity of radio to the first on-air woman deejay over one hudnred years ago. Pretty amazing stuff!

Our Classroom Rules Apply to the Teacher Too

I’ve been doing a lot of reading over the past few weeks about classroom management. I think I am going to keep my rules as they are though. I already made these snazzy posters and I like how the are phrased and pictured.

Use Class Rules to Correct Behaviour

These are great tips for handling discipline problems by simply referring back to the classroom rules.

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No sense in letting these great posts get buried in the archives. Make sure to explore the Chasing Content archive for Best-Of posts for every single month I’ve blogged.

Chasing Content – The Best of Last August

Summer from Flickr via Wylio
© 2011 Kevin Dooley, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio

The summer is slipping by . . .

It’s August already and I am wondering where the time went . . .

And as I look back at what was happening on Silent Cacophony last year at this time, I remember some of these posts like they were yesterday.

Time is such a strange thing, isn’t it?

That’s just one of the reasons we take a moment at the start of every month to look back at the month that was last year.

Welcome to the August 2013 edition of Chasing Content. Please click on the links and enjoy this trip down memory lane. There’s no need for these great posts to get buried in the archives!

Read all of the posts from last August or just these highlights!

Stratford’s All Wheels Skatepark

I had a great skate here last year. I should go back this summer! If you love skateboarding, you should click through so you can see the ramps and explore some of the other great skateparks in Southern Ontario, Canada.

Breathtaking Sidewalk Art

These chalk drawings that seamlessly blend it to the environment are amazing! Don’t take my word for it either, click through and be blown away!

Connected by Books

I just read a book quite similar to this one, Six Pixels of Separation. It’s amazing to see how close we all are. We really should remember this and be nicer to each other.

Scrabble Wars

I managed to win two back-to-back Scrabble games last year with the exact same score. Pretty cool!

Know Your History – Storytelling Rap

I love this episode of my hip-hop documentary series. It’s all about the power of storytelling and how it is done in rap music. I know I have been slacking with the blog this year in transcribing and posting episodes. I hope you have been following the podcast on The Word is Bond so you’ve heard them all. If not, go now and check out this year’s episodes.

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Chasing Content – July 2013

Chasing Content JulyIt’s time to grab the excavator and dig through the archives.

We do this at the start of every month to look back at what was happening last year at this time.

Read all of the posts from last July, 

or just these favourites . . .

A Run to the Lighthouse

I never ran to a lighthouse before. That was a pretty cool trail run!

Hash-Tag Rap Explained

Twitter revolutionized the way we communicate and it even influenced a new poetic style in hip-hop. Or is it that new?

I explore the history of Hash-Tag rap and trace it’s origins back to the very start. You’ll be surprised at where this journey takes us. Read, listen, or download the podcast / radio show. It’s one of my favourite episodes.

The Word  is Bond Rap Radio Hour

I started doing The Word is Bond Podcast over two years ago.

Last year at this time, we decided to rebrand the show as The Word is Bond Rap Radio Hour. 

More recently, I started a new two-hour radio program on 94.9 CHRW so I dropped the word “hour” and now refer to the program as Word is Bond Rap Radio or WIB Rap Radio for short.

Gareth Malone and the Power of The Choir

Gareth Malone inspires me. I’m not a singer but his ability to bring a group of musicians together in any situation is absolutely incredible. BBC documents his journeys is several different television series. The Choir is one of the best and I have enjoyed every season.

This book is a behind-the-scenes look at the television series and it was a great read too!

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No sense in letting these great post getting buried in the archive. So, dig them up, click on the links above, and enjoy!

Chasing Content – June 2013

Chasing ContentIt’s time for another edition of Chasing Content!

Read all of the posts from last June . . . 

or just these favs . . .

Daredevil Reboots

Comic creators love to recreate origin stories. We’ve seen the origin of Daredevil retold four times so far, once from the legendary writer Frank Miller. But I much prefer Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s take in Daredevil: Yellow.

Reflect Now to Improve Your Teaching Next Year

I know that I am already thinking about the first day of school in September. This is the perfect time to stop and take count of the things that worked well this year and the things that didn’t. As teachers, we should always strive to improve our own practice and student learning.

Legendary Writers Working With Pictures

We live in a society that is becoming more and more visual. It makes sense to combine words and pictures in this day and age. I’m glad to see there are some brilliant writers working with pictures, either in comic book form or in picture books. I love this medium!

Exams, Grades, and Marks Miss the Point

It’s time to do away with arbitrary ways of assigning worth to school work. The worth is in the work itself and not a letter grade or percentage. I wish I could throw away marks entirely and provide descriptive feedback to my students instead. That would be so much better.

Running the Devil’s Creek Trail 

I dared to run this trail. See what I did there?

You can see my entire route with some beautiful pictures.

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We do this at the start of every month to highlight the best of Silent Cacophony from last year at this time. This way, great posts don’t get buried in the archive.

Make sure you click the link above to see these “Best Of” posts for every single month of this blog.

Chasing Content – May 2013

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Photo by terinea via Flickr

It’s time to go digging through the archive to uncover all of the great things that were happening on Silent Cacophony last year at this time.

Read all of the posts from last May,

or just these favs . . .

The TARDIS Console Room Mega Set

Doctor Who Lego? This is just too awesome! There are other sets that I want to collect as well. But for now, this is the only one I have.

30 Things Wrong with Star Trek into Darkness

This movie was beyond horrible. I am often critical of movies. I like things like plot and story when it comes to my films. Call me picky. This was the laziest Star Trek vehicle I have ever seen. There is still life in this property. It just needs someone at the helm that respects the history and vision of Star Trek. I have high hopes that something nice will come together for the 50th Anniversary in two years.

My TARDIS is complete!

I love the full-size TARDIS I made last year. I think it turned out great! I’m working on the console room right now. And then I plan on making a fan film this summer. Stay tuned!

A Hip-Hop Tribute for Mother’s Day

I like this episode of Know Your History, your monthly dose of hip-hop knowledge. It’s about time we show love and appreciation for mothers in hip-hop music and culture.

Perfect Movie – Wreck it Ralph

This movie is so good. It manages to capture the old school single-screen video game world to life in a Toy Story kind of way.  It is completely original, has a great story, awesome animation, and amazing voice acting. It is quite simply, perfect, and I don’t say that often.

I Won a Skateboard Competition

I still can’t believe I won! That was a great day and I’ve been enjoying this board for several weeks now. Skateboard season is back in session!

Thanks for Chasing Content with me! We do this at the start of every month to highlight the best of the best from last year at this time. Check the archive for more great posts!

Chasing Content – April 2013

ExcavationChasing Content is a monthly feature here on Silent Cacophony.

This is how it works, at the start of each month I look back at the blog entries I posted the previous year in that month and highlight some of my favourites. This gives us a chance to dig through the old posts and unearth some gems that might otherwise get buried in the archives.

Let’s start the excavation.

I’d hate for these great posts to get buried in the archives never to have been seen again.

Read all of the posts from last April

or just these favs . . .

Putting the Roof on my TARDIS

Making a full-sized TARDIS was a lot of fun. I loved blogged about every step of its creation as well. This summer, I will be working on making a fan film using it. I hope to share that with you here too.

Get Professional Sounding Recording on Audacity

It took me a long time to learn how to put together great radio shows using the free program Audacity. I hope you can use the tips that I’ve picked up over the years. My earlier work isn’t nearly as polished as it should have been. These tips work!

Lessons We Can All Learn From Skateboarding

This TED talk is phenomenal! Dr Tae suggests that the educational system can learn a lot from skateboarding. Being an educator and a skateboarder, this video really spoke to me. But we can all learn from his advice and unique take on learning in the classroom.

The History of Women in Hip-Hop

I transcribed last year’s Women in Hip-Hop special. I used to transcribe all my radio shows but simply don’t have the time to do it any more. This one is a great show. You can download it for free, stream it, or read it. Enjoy!

Hip-Hop’s Better Half

We do have one. Females have been running this game for 100 years. I’m not exaggerating either. Click through to read the transcript or download the show and hear for yourself.

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