December 2016

  • Top 16 Albums of 2016

    A few years back I wrote a post about the best albums of that year. I called it the Top 9 Albums of ’09 and unknowingly started a tradition. Every year now, I have to add one more album to the list. This year, I had no problem finding 16 albums to rank. It was […]

  • End of the Year Hip Hop Anonymous Bash

    We are closing off the year with one more edition of Hip Hop Anonymous featuring performances by Tempomental, Sankdafied, Typewriters, Laura Leger, Traffimatics, KRouge, Revelated Me, and T Will. There will also be a beat showcase by AdD. DJ Chase March on the 1s and 2s all night long. WHAT: Hip Hop Anonymous – End of […]

  • Star Trek Dropped the Ball in 2016

    2016 marked the 50th Anniversary of the biggest science fiction franchise of all-time. I was really looking forward to a year-long celebration of all things Trek. Unfortunately, those in charge of Star Trek dropped the ball, the anniversary passed with very little fanfare, and an opportunity was missed. I have been championing Star Trek my […]

  • Star Trek Revisited and Reinterpreted

    Star Trek: The New Adventures – Volume 2 The first volume of this graphic novel series didn’t sit right with me. I was pretty harsh in my review of it. In fact, I recommended skipping the title altogether. It was advice that even I didn’t take. I saw the second volume at the library and […]

  • A Chase March Hip-Hop Christmas Mix

    I did this mix of underground Christmas-themed hip-hop live on the radio Monday night. I get tired of the same-old, same-old Christmas music every year. That’s why I did some digging and found some new and new-to-me tunes to spin. Merry Christmas everyone. I hope you have a safe and happy holiday and enjoy the […]

  • The King of Rock-Bottom

    Ten Ways to Not Commit Suicide by Darryl McDaniels (DMC) I am a huge Run-DMC fan. They are my all-time favourite group. So when I saw this book at the public library, I knew I had to pick it up. I had heard DMC talking about this book on the radio, and to tell you […]

  • 12th Annual Xmas Wrap (Biggest Rap Show of the Year)

    One of the first hip-hop concerts I ever went to in London, Ontario was The 4th Annual Xmas Wrap. I was strictly a fan back then and just starting my career in radio. I wasn’t really known yet, especially outside of Hamilton. A lot has happened in the past eight years. DJ Hullewud distinctly remembers meeting me […]

  • Failure Breeds? Doesn’t it?

    Life Lessons from a Total Failure by M.J. Dougherty M.J. Dougherty has certainly had his share of ups and downs. He’s not afraid to open up and tell us about them in his new memoir, Life Lessons from a Total Failure. I can relate to feeling like a failure. I think we all can. We […]

  • Truth Found in an Ancient Manuscript

    Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho Words have power. They have the power to inspire, to educate, to entertain, and they even have a calming quality that can make a anxious time more bearable. Perhaps that is why a group of people gathered around an elder back in the year 1099 as their city […]

  • Medical Ngajuana: The Prescription Tour (Brantford – Dec 16)

    Ngajuana is one of the most talented artists I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He is prolific in his output, having written over 500 songs and now he is launching his very first headlining tour.  If you haven’t seen this man live yet, do yourself a favour and come to the show this […]