Silent Cacophony was born a long, long time ago. I remember exactly how it started.I was fishing through the dictionary and came across this wonderful word “cacophony.” It meant a harsh or discordant sound. I didn’t even know how to pronounce the word at the time, but it resonated with me for some reason. I also immediately thought of the oxymoron “Silent Cacophony.”
This term energized me. It felt like a description of who I was. I didn’t feel like I fit in anywhere. I hadn’t yet discovered my place in the world. I tried to make noise so people could know me but it didn’t work. I felt invisible. This was the perfect term to describe myself.
It was also the perfect term to describe the act of writing. Words can speak volumes even though they make no noise at all.
So I decided this term would be the title of the book I had always wanted to write. I was a teenager at the time and I thought I had all the answers (boy was I naive.) Anyway I wrote my observations about life in a coil notebook. I didn’t follow through with it though. The book was never completed.
Years later, I decided to start writing seriously. I wrote a screenplay and had a few other ideas floating around in my head for some novels. I thought I should have an online presence if I wanted to become an author so I established this blog. Right away, I knew my blog needed to be titled “Silent Cacophony.”
NAVIGATING THIS BLOG
Since then, I have written a great many things and my blog has been a smorgasbord of topics. You can search this website for all of the content by staying on the home page.
You can also zone in on particular topics by clicking on the page tabs or the following pictures.
Teachers will be interested in Teaching Tip Tuesdays, a regular feature where I share some of the things that have worked successfully in my classroom. Clicking on the Teach tab will let you scroll through all of the posts related to teaching.
I share my passion for DJing here. You will find posts on any upcoming concerts I will be performing at, news about my radio show,and highlights on any technology or gear.
Here you will find my radio specials and segments on hip-hop history as I continue to champion and celebrate this music and culture.
I write about every single book that I read. I have exclusive interviews with authors, hold contests, and celebrate the written word.
I run regular features that highlight some great running trails and amazing skateparks. You can find information about skateboard competitions, interviews with athletes, and everything sport.
I have written screenplays, novels, and am working on a few different projects. I share my passion for writing with advice and tips for writes. This page will also feature any works in progress and samples of my work.
The podcast is currently hosted at The Word is Bond but will be navigated here soon. It is posted weekly and features the best in underground hip-hop music and talk. I interview artists, craft DJ mixes, and spin live on the air every week.
Please “Contact Me.” I’m always eager to hear from you. I’d love to hear your comments and questions. I would also like to have some teachers write guest posts for the Teaching Tip Tuesday series. If you are interested in that, please let me know.
“Chasing Content” is a great place to start exploring the Silent Cacophony archives. Every month, it features the best of what that month had to offer.
If you are new to Silent Cacophony, you might be interested in these personal favourites.
Five Year Mission – My very first post
A Nice Short Story – Survived by Stuff
The Title Here Says It All – Nothing
Hip Hop Commentary – Rap Isn’t Music
Relationships – Whatever Happened to Commitment
Update on Silent Cacophony – Reclaimed My Name
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