November 2018

  • So Yesterday Novel

    On the Hunt for What’s Cool

    So Yesterday by Scott Westerfeld I found this book in the library and the premise was very intriguing. “Ever wonder who was the first kid to keep a wallet on a big chunky chain, or wear way-too-big pants on purpose? What about the mythical first guy who wore his baseball cap backwards? These are the […]

  • DJ culture on the page

    DJ Culture on the Page

    The World of DJs and the Turntable Culture by Todd Souvignier This book was published in 2003 as a basic introduction to DJ culture. It explores some of the technology we use, the history behind where it came from, and where it might be heading in the future. It features interviews with some very notable […]

  • O.C. from N.C. Interview

    O.C. from N.C. Makes a Song Cry

    No stranger to the show, O.C. from N.C. returns to talk about his new album, the use of the n-word in rap, his writing process, and all things hip-hop. And of course, DJ Chase March drops some great new jams and old school gems. We then close off this edition of Word is Bond Rap […]

  • Kindergarten Teacher Quote

    Nurture Talent in Your Classroom

    This weekend, I watched a film on Netflix entitled, The Kindergarten Teacher. There are plenty of movies about inspirational teachers who truly make a difference in the lives of their students and community. This is not one of those movies. The story revolves around a 40 year-old kindergarten teacher who sees talent in one of […]

  • Staying Fit and Active

    Staying Fit and Active This Winter

    For me, running season lasts from about April or May to October or November. I like to take the winters off for a variety of reasons. This year, however, I am not sure that is a good idea. First off, starting back in the spring is getting more difficult for me. I felt really out […]

  • Chasing Content Nov 2017

    Looking Back to November Past

    Chasing Content is a regular feature here on Silent Cacophony where we take a moment to look back at some memorable posts. You can read all of the posts from November 2016 . . . or just these highlights. Planet of the Apes – Book Vs Movie My father really enjoyed the Planet of the […]

  • We Are Robin Graphic Novel

    Too Many Robins

    We Are Robin Vol. 1: The Vigilante Business I’m not sure if this series was inspired by the Spider-Verse in Marvel comics which sees hundred of variants on Spider-Man from a variety of parallel Earths. Maybe the premise was inspired by The Dark Knight Returns. There, a female character decides to take on the mantel […]

  • Anthology of Rap Book

    How Did We Survive Passed the Novelty?

    The Anthology of Rap by Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois When rap became an official genre of music back in 1979, many people thought that it wouldn’t last. Dozens of forgettable tracks were released. There were some horrible recordings that seemed to just be cashing in on the new fad. Part of the problem was […]

  • RIP Stan Lee

    We’re All Part of the Universe (Writing and Discussion Prompt)

    Last week. we lost a creative genius who helped change the world with colourful characters and profound storytelling. Stan Lee created some of the best superheroes to ever grace the pages of comics, television, movies, and beyond. We will remember him and always treasure what we gave us. Rest in Peace, Stan Lee. This video […]

  • Word is Bond Rap Radio #338

    WIB Rap Radio #338 – Come Back Home

    No guests this week, it’s just two hours of great hip-hop music mixed live for the 338th edition of Word is Bond Rap Radio. The episode is book-ended with Kool G Rap tracks. We kick off the show with “Honest Truth” by Kool G Rap & 38 Spesh featuring AZ and close off the show […]