December 2010

  • What A Great Year! (The 300th Post of 2010)

    2010 has been a great year here at Silent Cacophony. The First Season of Know Your History.  It has been a lot of fun researching and producing these monthly radio shows focusing on the rich, cultural history behind hip-hop. I am quite proud of this first season of the show. We have aired twelve original […]

  • We All Deserve a Christmas Vacation

    Image via Wikipedia I’ve spent the last two days recovering from the holiday hubbub. I’m so glad that I have had the chance to just kick back and relax after all of the Christmas visiting, parties, and holiday functions. I so needed that. I think everyone should get a week off for Christmas. I remember […]

  • Graffiti is Art

    Image via Wikipedia I think the first time someone ever saw a permanent marker, they had a desire to write their name on the wall. It’s almost primal, that need to create on the surfaces available. We could get slabs of rock or canvases to write on and leave the walls of the city alone. […]

  • Know Your History: Episode 8 – Graffiti

    Welcome to Episode 8 of Know Your History, your monthly dose of hip-hop knowledge. Today we will be focusing on graffiti art, which may prove to be a challenge because I can’t show you what we are talking about on this radio show (download this show for free, stream it with the player below, or […]

  • A Baseball Bat, Golf Club, and Tennis Racket to Use in Your… Livingroom?

    When I was growing up we had an Atari and then we moved up to a Commodore 64. I was playing games and doing some BASIC programming on both of these computers. My dad and my brother would play along with me. However, I don’t ever recall my mom playing a video game with us. […]

  • Awesome Christmas Images

    I found these great images online this Christmas and thought I’d post them all up here. from Agent M from Andy Beal from Fox Trot by Bill Amend from Parade I so love that Santa Hulk one. How cute is that? Baby Wolverine is right on character too. Perfect!  Stormtroopers watching How The Grinch Stole […]

  • Best Gift I Gave This Year

    About a month ago, I found the remastered DVD box set of Season 3 of the original series of Star Trek. I found it in a cheap bin and couldn’t believe that it was priced at $19.99. When the show first came out on DVD years ago, I remember seeing it priced at $199.99. I […]

  • Canadian Christmas Rappin’

    Every year George Stroumboulopoulos assembles some of the best musical talent we have in this country for a special Christmas Eve broadcast of his talk show. This year is no different. Tonight’s extravaganza features this amazing remake of Kurtis Blow’s Christmas Rappin’. It really is a Christmas treat to hear Kardinall Offishall, Maestro Fresh Wes, […]

  • In 1986 Rap Moved to Philly

    Today we continue our coverage of Know Your History: Episode 7 – Rap Moves Out of New York. If you missed Part 1 you can go back and read it now or you can stream the entire show with the player below. Don`t forget that you can download it for free as well. Without further ado, […]

  • Know Your History: Episode 7 – Rap Moves Out of NY

    Welcome to Episode 7 of Know Your History, your monthly dose of hip-hop knowledge.  You can stream this show with the player below, download it for free, or read this transcript.  It’s important to remember that everything is built upon what has come before. We take it for granted that we have samplers, laptops, and […]