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Kevin Couldn’t Save Television

Kevin Probably Saves the World is the kind of television show that we really need more of.

It’s a unique hour-long drama that is fully of charm and humour. It has elements of fantasy and spirituality in every episode that could be a little off-putting to some people. Maybe that is the reason we won’t be getting a second season of it. However, if you get a chance to see the first (and now only) season of it, I think you will fall in love with it like I did.

It starts out with Kevin, being extremely down on his luck. After a suicide attempt, he moves back to his hometown and in with his widowed twin sister. There he meets a person that no one else can see. She claims that Kevin is one of thirty-six righteous beings and he has a duty to find the others and save the world. She is there to protect him and make sure he can complete his mission.

The interesting thing about the show is that his guardian angel had to leave heaven to help him in this mission and she can never return. As Kevin becomes a more angelic person, she starts to become more human.

Upon learning of this series, I immediately drew connections to Joan of Arcadia. Jason Ritter, who plays Kevin, was also in that series. It was about a teenage girl who was regularly visited by God and given special missions to complete. Each mission had huge impacts for both Joan and the people her deeds touched. The same thing happens with this series. And Kevin is finding redemption and becoming a better person.

The final episode actually brought tears to me eyes. I really hope this series gets a longer run than Joan of Arcadia, which only lasted two seasons. The show is amazing and I probably haven’t done it justice in this post.

I was really looking forward to a second season of Kevin Saves the World (Probably). Unfortunately, the show has not been picked up and we are left with only the first outing of a series that should have continued for a few more years. Maybe it is my fault for not posting about this sooner. If you love something, you need to support it and let people know. This is the day and age we live in. Maybe we could have saved Kevin. Maybe he could have saved television.  Maybe.

Sareem Poems Live on WIB Rap Radio

Sareem Poems has been putting it down for 20 years. From his group, LA Symphony, to his work with various producers, to his solo tracks, he has been putting in work for a long time now.

It was a honour being able to chat with him this week live on the radio. We have world premiere joints from his forthcoming album “Mind Over Matter” produced entirely by Ess Be. And we have a great discussion about hip-hop, youth outreach work, and much more.

Press play, download it and take it with you, and bump this loud. Enjoy!

Skeptika ft SPNDA, Reks, and Relentless – The Hour of Death
Chris Orrick ft Bruce Wain – Stories
Sleep ft Ceschi and Onry Ozzborn – Substances
Chuckie Campbell – The Streets
Primal Winds ft Fortunato – Mexican Stand Off
Apollo Brown and Locksmith – Litmus
Muneshine – Lower Level
Cquel – Slow Down
Sareem Poems & Terem – Walk and Talk
LA Symphony – Timeless
Sareem Poems & Ess Be – Eyedentity
Sareem Poems & Ess Be ft Sean C. Johnson – Way Up There
Sareem Poems & Terem ft Chris Orrick (Red Pill) – Breathe
Special Ed – Ready to Attack
Classified ft Anjule – Changes
Drake – Duppy Freestyle
Wiser ft Diztrikt Apollo – Writer’s Block
Big Sproxx & Adam Bomb – Lemme Tell ‘Em
The Quarter Inch Kings ft Five Steez – Get Props
Touch – The Jade Emperor
Wu-Tang Clan – Frozen
Wordsworth & J Soul – Satellite
Traffimatics – Freestyle (live)
Constant Deviants – Candle

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High Road Tour Comes to Brantford

Come join TempoMentalChuckie Campbell & The Black Den Band,Labeled Minority and DJ Chase March as we hit the road to get you musically high. It’s the High Road Tour, brought to you by DWG Entertainment.

With Local Openers

Capital E
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MLNY
Nos Insidious
OB1

Here’s a taste of what you can expect . . .

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MLNY

WHAT: High Road Tour (London, ON)
WHEN: Sunday May 20, 2018
WHERE: Club Scorpio. 20 Dalhousie Street, Brantford, ON.
EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/556163741420951/
TICKETS: $10
DOORS: 9:00 p.m.
SHOW: 9:30 p.m.

I hope to see you there!

Running Trails and Skateparks

Running Trail Tours

I love finding new places to run. I often take my camera along with me and stop every few minutes to snap a picture. This way I can present you with a photographic story that captures the scenery of my run. This page is a table of contents for these Photographic Tours. Hopefully, you will discover a new trail to explore.

Skatepark Tours

There are some amazing skateboard parks just waiting to be discovered. I love coming across a new one. Every time I do, I document it here. Hopefully, you will find a new park to skate in the process.

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You can find any other sports related posts by continue to scroll down or by clicking on the categories in the side bar (on a web browser)

Be active and have fun!

Von Pea and The Other Guys on WIB Rap Radio

I podcasted this one over at The Word is Bond last year but forgot to post it here.

Oops!

This one was recorded live on the radio back in December. Enjoy!

Von Pea of Tanya Morgan and Von Pea and the Other Guys calls in to kick with Chase March in this edition of Word is Bond Rap Radio. Bad weather kept Traffimatics away from his in-studio appearance but he still kicked a dope freestyle over the phone lines. All this plus two hours of great hip-hop.

Mega Ran – Snow Business
Basement Freaks ft James Brown and Dead Pres – I Feel Good With This Hip Hop
Duffle Bag Hottie ft Bennie – Dirty Money
Masta Ace – Take a Walk
Code Nine – Melba toast
Langston Hughes III – Je Ne Sais Quoi
The Alchemist ft Budgie and Evidence – By My Side
Defari – I’m here
Von Pea and The Other Guys – Oh Yeah
Von Pea and The Other Guys ft Verbal Kent, J-Live & Wordsworth – Talent
Von Pea and The Other Guys – Everything
Traffimatics ft Mad Hattr and Chase March – Y’allready Know
Traffimatics – The People
Derty Mac ft Traffimatics – Unfriend Me
Traffimatics and Chase March – freestyle
Mobb Deep – So Long
Eminem – Any Woof
Fortunato – What I Got to Say
Big L – Danger Zone

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Women in Hip-Hop 8 Spectacular (Part 3 of 3)

Women in Hip-Hop 8Every year for International Women’s Day we shine a spotlight on hip-hop’s better half by dedicating the overnight’s worth of radio programming to the Women in Hip-Hop.

This is the third and final podcast episode for Women in Hip-Hop 8 and it features . . .

Know Your History – 1981

The third year rap music was recorded, we had some amazing female voices on record. Here are some of them and a little bit of history behind them.

Solo Sound – Get the Party Jumpin’
Afrika Bambaataa & The Cosmic Force – Cosmic Punk Jam
Missy Dee & The Melody Crew – Missy Missy Dee

TJ Edward’s Jams

Local emcee, TJ Edwards walks us through some of his favourite joints from the women in hip-hop featuring . . .

MC Lyte – Cha Cha Cha
Queen Latifah – U.N.I.T.Y.
Lauryn Hill – Everything is Everything
Foxy Brown – Oh Yeah
Erykah Badu – On and On
Da Brat – Funkdafied
Lil Kim – Don’t Mess With Me
Missy Elliot – I Can’t Stand the Rain
Eve – Eve of Destruction

WIHH 8 Outro

And I close things off with a mixset to bring the 8th annual women in hip-hop spectacular to a close.

pHoenix Pagliacci – Dearest Dilla
Wynne – An Open Letter to Donald Trump
Encyclopedia Brown & Psalm One – Bionicles
Dynesti WIlliams – Take It
Lyrica – Stay Woke
Chezale – My Story
Chris Jay – Break a Dawn

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Women in Hip-Hop 8 Spectacular

DOPEfm and Word is Bond Rap Radio present . . .

Women in Hip-Hop 8

Our 8th annual women in hip-hop spectacular where we dedicate the entire overnight’s worth of programming to hip-hop’s better half.

This is the first of three podcast episodes in celebration of International Women’s Day.

We start off with a mixset of underground female-fronted rap, follow that up with a roundtable discussion with Queen Herawin (Juggaknots) and Chezale, and then have an in-depth and exclusive interview with Tee Krispil.

Press play, enjoy the show, and celebrate the women in your life for International Women’s Day this week.

DJ Mel Boogie ft Rah Digga, Keysha Freshh, Lola Bunz, & Lady J – Blazin
Medusa ft MC Lyte – Lay Down
Wynne – Team Back Cypher
Aliyah – Don’t Bother Me
Sum-01 – Come Back
Lola – Streetz Made Me
Marquee – Lean So Hard
Lyric Jones – Lush Lux Life

Roundtable Panel with Queen Herawin and Chezale

Chezale – Hip-Hop Nation
Queen Herawin – Return of the G
Chezale -Our World
Queen Herawin – Get Away

Tee Krispil Interview

Tee Krispil – Let it Slide
Tee Kripsil – Paris in July

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Queen Herawin – Twitter, Facebook
Tee Kripsil – Twitter

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Jux Cain kicking it on Word is Bond

Jux Cain paid a visit to Radio Western Monday night to kick it with me on Word is Bond Rap Radio. He brought some music to share, kicked a freestyle, and talked about his birthday concert going down Friday night.

The concert features some amazing talent, including the headliner Adam Bomb, one of Canada’s finest emcees. So, head on out to this show on London, Ontario, Canada and wish Jux a Happy Birthday while catching a dope show.

Original Sound Invented – Radio
Napoleon Da Legend – Constantly Armed
Cloud City Projects – Menace
Summer Sons – The Feeling
Fraction & Finsta – That Ain’t Me
Eh Vee – Get Ya Bars Up
Gary Rue – Phantomz
Jamo Gang – All Eyes On Us
Junia-T – LegoLegoLego
Paperchasers – Cake It
Big Sproxx and Adam Bomb – The Blindfold
Dre Specz – No Refunds
Big Sproxx and Adam Bomb – Lemme Tell ‘Em
Skyzoo – Heirlooms & Accessories
Jux Cain – Mastermind
E.Dot Famous – Rampage
JR Fillion and Jux Cain – That’s Life
Joe Stu – Day Job
Planet Asia ft Turbin – Shots at Your Highness
Apathy, Pharoahe Monch, Pete Rock – I Keep On
Crash Silverback and Max Muthaphukin’ Stax – 10 For Sale
Royce Da 5’9″, Joyner Lucas, Black Thought – Wrote My Way Out (Remix)
Jux Cain – Freestyle
JR Fillion – Reunite
J Downz, Jux Cain, Young Stitch – Violins

Go to the show

WHAT: Urban Legends Jux Cain Birthday Bash featuring The Legend Adam Bomb
WHEN: Friday February 9, 2018
WHERE: Old East Bar and Grill – 765 Dundas Street, London, ON.
EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/428843364199630/
TICKETS: $15
SHOW: 9:00 p.m.

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Students Working Together on Tests? (Brilliant!)

I subscribe to this ten-minute podcast series specifically meant for teachers.

In this episode, a teacher shared a brilliant idea.

After he gives his students a test, he has them retake it in groups. This lets them discuss the questions and the answers they originally provided. It gives them a new perspective on how to answer the questions and fills in any gaps they might have had the first time around.

This is such a great idea that I had to try it out in my own classroom. It worked.

Have you had any experience with this method? Is there anything different you do when it comes to test. Please leave a comment below letting us know.

Teaching Tip Tuesday – inspiration, tips, and lessons from my classroom to yours

Best of 2017 Mixset

2017 was a great year for Word is Bond Rap Radio.

We had plenty of in-depth interviews with legends and underground hip-hop heads.

We spun some amazing music week in and week out.

We counted down the Top 17 Albums of 2017.

And now we say goodbye in style with two hours of some of our favourite tracks from last year.

Skillz – 2017 Wrap Up
Maestro ft Skyzoo – Designated Driver
Jazz Spastiks – Midnight Mode
MC Eiht and DJ Premier – Got That
Alpha Faktion – System Shutdown
Superior ft Blu and Edo.G – Make the World Go Round
M-Dot ft Krumb Snatcha – Nomads
Word Burglar – If It Rhymes It’s Real
Gift of Gab, RA The Rugged Man, and A.F.R.O. – Freedom From Flowing
Defari – I’m Here
Evidence – Throw It All Away
Tone Chop and Frost Gamble ft Kool G Rap – Walk the Walk
King Magnetic ft Masta Ace, and Slug – Alone
Kool Krys ft Nilla – Knockout
Local-Mu12 ft Sadat X, Torae, and Foki – Never Had
Notion ft Cee – Something Inside
DJ Premier ft ASAP Ferg – Our Streets
Dres – Patience
Venom ft Rah Digga – Ruff and Tuff
Sareem Poems & Terem – Walk and Talk
Koss ft Torae – And You Don’t Stop
Chan Hays ft Homeboy Sandman, John Robinson, and Ghettosocks – The Shoes
Dan-e-o ft Thrust, Maestro, Moka Only, Big Kish, Eternia – League of Legends (Rock Out Remix)
Jovan – Premium Rush
Def3 – Fill Your Soul
Beneficience – Hostile Lifestyle
Da Dysfunkshunal Familee ft Greg Nice – She’s My
WarPorn Industries – Keep Your Distance
Wu-Tang Clan – People Say
Traffimatics ft Mad Hattr with DJ Chase March – Y’allreadyknow
Tempomental – Blow Up
Skillz – Murda Gram

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