August 2009

  • The Summer’s Gone

    I played this song last night and again this morning. It’s sort of a yearly tradition. I love Buffalo Tom and play them a lot. However, I feel like need to hear this particular song to mark the end of my summer ever year. I don’t know why. I just do. Summer is now officially […]

  • Brother Ali is Phenomenal

    Brother Ali is a talented artist and an amazingly gifted MC. He is definitely my favourite MC out right now. It’s amazing to see how he has used live musicians in the studio to record his new album. I’m patiently waiting for it to drop next month. I usually get music for free from the […]

  • My Summer Reading List

    I did a lot of reading this summer. Here is a list of what I read. I didn’t keep track of all the graphic novels that I got from the public library so this is not a complete list. I’ve often thought that I should keep a detailed reading log. Perhaps this will be the […]

  • Three Types of Listeners

    I have found that there are three types of music listeners. The first is the casual listener who doesn’t pay much attention to the music whatsoever. This listener often doesn’t know the name of the artists or the songs that they listen to. They don’t own much in the way of music. They might not […]

  • Teaching Tip Tuesday – First Day of School

    My best advice for the first day of school is to plan, plan, plan, and over-plan. You should have your day structured so well that there will never be any lag time. You need to involve the students in some easy work right away, first thing in the morning. I usually have them do an […]

  • Komoka Running Tour

    Komoka Provincial Park is a beautiful place to go for a walk or a nice trail run. It is located along the Thames River, just outside of London, Ontario, Canada. I’m not sure why it is considered a provincial park since it really only offers a nice trail. There aren’t any facilities here at all. […]

  • Soulstice Interview Conclusion

    Here is the wrap up of the interview I did with Chicago native and talented MC SoulStice. Make sure you check out Part 1, 2, and 3 and be sure to download the podcast for free. We had a lot of fun doing this interview. Without further ado, here is the conclusion. CHASE: I wanted […]

  • SoulStice Interview Part 3

    SoulStice is a talented rapper with a lot to say. Gamma Krush and I interviewed him on our radio show Saturday night. You can download the podcast of the show for free from the Dope fm page. Or you can read Part 1 and Part 2 of the interview here. Without further ado, here is […]

  • SoulStice Interview Part 2

    This is Part 2 of the interview I did with SoulStice. You can listen to it as a stream here, or you can download it for free from the Dope FM page. At the end of Part 1, we played the song “Strange Kind of Love” off of the Beyond Borders album from SoulStice. If […]

  • SoulStice Interview

    Gamma Krush and I interviewed SoulStice this past weekend for Dope FM on 93.3 CFMU on the campus of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. We discussed his music, some relevant issues of the day, and spun tracks from his extensive discography. I typed up the interview so that you can read it here or you […]