June 2019

Word is Bond #371: Sharp as a Knife

June 23, 2019

Every Tuesday night, Word is Bond Rap Radio brings you the best in underground hip-hop mixed live. I do my best to keep it as sharp as a knife. I hope you’e been enjoying the 371 episodes so far. Keeping the tradition of college and campus [Keep Reading]

Write With Confidence in 7 Steps

June 19, 2019

Seven Steps to Confident Writing by Alan Gelb Everybody could benefit from learning how to express themselves clearly and persuasively in a piece of writing. Unfortunately, many of us see writing as “the thing we had to do back in school that [Keep Reading]

Word is Bond Remembers Bushwick Bill

June 16, 2019

Bushwick Bill passed away last week due to pancreatic cancer. He was planning on doing a farewell tour to say goodbye to his fans. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen and we lost him too soon. Fortunately, his music and influence live on. We [Keep Reading]

Brill Building Historical Fiction

June 12, 2019

I’m Glad I Did by Cynthia Weil The Brill Building is a place where songwriting magic happened. Dozens of professional musicians worked there to churn out some of the most popular songs from the 1950s and 1960s. The author of this book was one [Keep Reading]

Teachers Should Dress Professionally

June 11, 2019

We are Teachers is a Twitter account that “offer ideas, inspiration, and information for your best days—and double that for your hard ones. Supporting kids means supporting educators, always.” A few days ago, they posed a question to [Keep Reading]

WIB Rap Radio with FalconCrest

June 9, 2019

The Falcon Outlaw and DNTE of hip-hop group FalconCrest called in to Word is Bond Rap Radio to talk to DJ Chase March in this in-depth interview. Make sure you cop DNTE’s solo album “Crystal Pianos” that drops on Friday. And look [Keep Reading]

Composing with Tapes and Vinyl

June 6, 2019

Yesterday, we looked at some of the things that stood out to me while reading Capturing Sound by Mark Katz. If you missed that post, you can go back and read it now. Or, just keep reading to find out how musicians started composing with cassette [Keep Reading]

Technology Changed Everything in Music

June 5, 2019

Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music by Mark Katz This was an interesting read and I will write a few posts about the observations I made and things I learned while reading it. The 4 Minute Restriction “For seventy-one years [Keep Reading]
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