January 2014

  • Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero

    Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero This story takes place two years before the mini-series that re-launched the Battlestar Galactica franchise. The first third of this graphic novel moved a little slowly but then I got so invested in the story that I couldn’t put the book down. This is the first Battlestar Galactica comic I’ve read […]

  • Create Visual Poems With Your Students

    Here are a few visual poems. Can you read them? 1. Follow the map. 2. Connect the dots. The first one is a map, of sorts. You have to follow the arrows to read the phrase . . . “You can’t get lost if you don’t know where you’re going.” I like that visual image […]

  • Know Your History Season 4

    Know Your History is a documentary radio series that I do once a month for DOPEfm Radio and The Word is Bond Rap Radio Hour. I explore a different topic related to hip-hop music and culture every month. The show is normally half an hour long but I expanded several episodes to a full hour […]

  • Access: Random aka Mega Ran (Live Interview TODAY)

    Random will be our special guest for this week’s live and interactive radio show. This program is a partnership between Our Show, Kevin Nottingham, The Word is Bond, DOPEfm, and Silent Cacophony. Conshus runs the segment live on the radio in Florida on 91.5 WPRK and I join him via the magic of Google Hangouts. You can listen to the show online […]

  • Winter Camping

    Winter Camping – Scouter Wally and the Venture Company This is one of my favourite photos of all time and does it ever have a story. My father had been involved in Boy Scouts for most of his life. He was a youth member and a Cub Scout leader before I was even born.  When […]

  • 8 Tips for Young Musicians

    Here are 8 tips you can use in your music classroom. I hope they will inspire the young musicians in your class. I think using the term “young musician” is very important too. Some students won’t see themselves as musicians whatsoever. They won’t feel comfortable playing an instrument at first. They might stop trying. That’s […]

  • The Avengers Tripping Through Time

    Avengers: Volume 1 by Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita Jr, and Klaus Janson This is a time travel story involving two generations of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. I was glad that I’d seen this animated film before reading it because it ties in rather nicely. In the movie, the Next Avengers are actually the children of […]

  • Access: Has-Lo (Live Radio Interview)

    Has-Lo will be our special guest for this week’s live and interactive radio show. This program is a partnership between Our Show, Kevin Nottingham, The Word is Bond, and Silent Cacophony. Conshus runs the segment live on the radio in Florida on 91.5 WPRK and I join him via the magic of Google Hangouts. You can […]

  • Know Your History 42 – Metaphor Concepts

    Welcome to Know Your History, your monthly dose of hip-hop knowledge. Today, I want to start out our journey in 1995. That was the year that a member of the Wu-Tang Clan dropped a seminal hip-hop classic. The album is brilliant with banger after banger but there is one track that was so unique that […]

  • An Unconventional Skateboarder

    video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player This video pretty much blew me away. Guo Miyagi has a very unconventional style when it comes to skateboarding. He celebrates some old school traditions and combines them with parkour techniques and new school tricks. I can’t say enough good things about this. Press play and be amazed.