December 2020

  • The 13th Doctor is The Good Doctor

    Doctor Who: The Good Doctor by Juno Dawson While we have been patiently waiting for new Doctor Who adventures on our television, I have been continuing her adventures through comics and novels. In this story, The Doctor and her companions save the day and help unite the inhabitants of a planet at war. But when […]

  • Don’t Blink, Here Comes 13!

    Doctor Who: Tale of Two Time Lords – A Little Help From My Friends The 13th Doctor and her companions; Graham, Ryan and Yaz, had planned to visit Woodstock but somehow the TARDIS managed to bring them back to the time when the 10th Doctor and Martha were stranded in 1969. So, not only do we […]

  • A Tribute to Axel Rosa (WIBRapRadio)

    The local hip-hop scene has suffered a great loss. Axel Rosa was more than just a music producer. He took a real interest in the young up-and-comers and did his best to nurture and develop the talent that he saw. He was at every hip-hop show in town, whether or not any of his artists […]

  • Classic Hip-Hop Radio from 1996

    I just finished digitizing tape 44 of my collection of The Mastermind Street Jam radio show. This one is from March 11, 1996 and features music by . . . CL Smooth, Cypress Hill, Das Efx, Dogg Pound, Geto Boys, Grand Puba, Group Home, GZA, Jamal, Keith Murray, LL Cool J, Method Man, Mic Geronimo, […]

  • Punctuation Matters (A Great Book)

    Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss Punctuation matters. Something as simple as leaving a comma out of a sentence can change the meaning in very humorous ways. Unfortunately, many people are making grammar errors without that intent. I often cringe at the writing I see online. But, like […]

  • A Good Neighborhood – A Great Read

    A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler I picked this one up from the library because it was on of NPR’s best books of the year. I was immediately hooked by the writing and the the author’s great use of foreshadowing. I knew something bad was going to happen, but I wasn’t sure what. I […]

  • 10 Tips to Help You Learn More Effectively

    The Surprising Truth About How We Learn And Why It Happens by Benedict Carey As a teacher and an advocate for life-long learning, I think it is important to look at the ways we learn so we can improve our practice at school and at home. That is why I am constantly reading, and taking […]

  • A Word is Bond Christmas (2020)

    Word is Bond Rap Radio is on Thursday nights at 11:00 pm on 94.9 fm Radio Western and runs for two hours. That means that this year’s holiday special starts on Christmas Eve and brings us right into Christmas morning. I wanted to share this mix with you early, however. You can listen to it […]

  • Mastermind Street Jam – Tape #43 (1996)

    It’s time for another throwback edition of the Mastermind Street Jam. Every week, I digitize and share a cassette tape from my collection of this iconic hip-hop mixshow. We are now on Tape 43. This one features music by . . . Bahamadia, Capone-N-Noreaga, Fugees, Jay-Z, Junior Mafia, Luniz, Mobb Deep, Nonchalant, Pharcyde, Raekwon, Smooth […]

  • DJ Chase March Events

    You Are Not Alone (Event Recap)

    On Saturday, we brought the third installment of the mental health awareness event, You are Not Alone to the Old East Bar and Grill in London, Ontario, Canada. It was the first bar event I’ve worked at since the Covid-19 restrictions started in March. It felt great to be rocking a crowd again, even if I couldn’t […]