June 2021

  • Having a Blast at the First Nations Video Shoot

    I had a lot of fun this weekend providing the music for a special day on the Chippewas of the Thames First Nations Reserve. They were shooting a music video there to help call attention to the horrors of Residential Schools. Dave from NYC Stylz was on hand providing orange shirts to people and I […]

  • The Gift of Gab Tribute Mix on Word is Bond

    I had a really tough time programming this week’s edition of Word is Bond Rap Radio because it happens to fall on Canada Day and I knew that I needed to do something different this year. I had to acknowledge the First Nations artists we have in hip-hop. I asked for artist and song suggestions […]

  • Mastermind Street Jam – Extra Day

    I’m pretty sure the date on this tape is wrong. June 26, 1996 was a Wednesday and the Mastermind Street Jam aired on Mondays and Tuesdays. I knew the date was wrong when I labelled the tape too. I titled it “Extra Day.” Not sure what the real deal is here, but it’s great hip-hop […]

  • First Nations Video Shoot

    The horrors of Canada’s Residential School system are just starting to come to light. I am surprised that people were unaware of this terrible part of our history until the terrible news broke a few weeks ago. Members of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation are getting together Saturday to shoot a video to […]

  • The Surprisingly Simple Skill of Listening

    I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships by Michael S. Sorensen Do you ever read a book that just drags on and on. This one doesn’t do that. “As you’ve no doubt noticed, this book is pretty short. I was tempted to add additional (read: unnecessary) chapters, stories, and other fluff in […]

  • Grand Analog Throwback (Word is Bond Rap Radio)

    Time to jump back in time and replay an interview that I did with Odario of Grand Analog in 2010. This was before Word is Bond Rap Radio even existed. It originally aired on DOPEfm on 93.3 CFMU in Hamilton. Shouit-out to Daddy J still holding it down for that program. I start off this […]

  • Mastermind Street Jam – Tape 72 (June 1996)

    Here is Tape 72 from my collection of Mastermind Street Jam episodes. If you are not familiar with the show, get familiar. This is classic Canadian radio right in the midst of the second golden era of hip-hop. DJ Mastermind broke records and gave us all our weekly hip-hop fix. This show was required listening. […]

  • Is Blogging Dead?

    I started blogging back in 2007 and it was a great way to express myself, build a community of like-minded writers, and read some insightful articles and commentary. I used to start my day by perusing the blogosphere. I don’t do that anymore. I don’t think too many people do. My favourite bloggers stopped publishing […]

  • Hooked on a Thriller

    Hooked: A Thriller About Love and Other Addictions by Matt Richtel I don’t read thrillers very often but I’ve been reading a lot of non-fiction lately and hoped to get roped in to a great story. This one started that way and I was hoping to get hooked on it, as the title suggested. The […]

  • WIB Rap Radio – Branded Moore Throwback

    We take it back this week with an interview I did with London, Ontario emcee Branded Moore. I met him for the first time at The Jack Richardson London Music Awards back in 2009. Word is Bond Rap Radio didn’t even start until 2012 so it’s unlikely you’ve heard this one. It first aired on […]