Music, Radio, Books, and More (Chasing Content)

Chasing Content 12-2018

It’s time for another edition of “Chasing Content,” that monthly feature that has us digging through the archive to see what was happening last year at this time here on “Silent Cacophony.”

Read all of the posts from last December

or just these highlights.

Top Albums of 2017

There were some great albums released last year. I still have a few of these in heavy rotation. This shows the staying power of great music. Look out for this year’s list soon! [Keep Reading]

5 Storytelling Secrets from the Masters of Radio

Jessica Abel loves radio too and it’s obvious from this book she has created. It’s a graphic novel exploration of what goes into making narrative radio shows that use personal stories to explore greater ideas and issues. She speaks to writers and creators of some of the most popular radio shows in the genre including; This American Life, The Moth, Planet Money, Snap Judgement, Serial, and more. [Keep Reading]

Do Audio Books Count as Reading?

I love audio books. I think they are a great way to experience literature during a long drive. This is time that might otherwise be wasted by listening to songs on the radio. Instead, I can immerse myself in a story, learn something new through a work of non-fiction, and help keep my mind active in what otherwise might be boring and tedious trip. So when I saw this book, I knew I had to read it. Truth be told, I listened to it, but I think that was rather fitting for this title. [Keep Reading]

The Punisher – Judge, Jury, and Executioner

Last year at this time, I went on a binge read of Punisher comics. I was watching the Netflix television series at the same time. It really was a deep dive into the Marvel Comics character and universe. [Keep Reading]

Word is Bond Rap Radio – Christmas Special

It’s time to celebrate Christmas with two hours of great hip-hop music mixed live on the radio.

We start off with the classic “Christmas Rappin’” by Kurtis Blow and ask the question, “Why isn’t this song in popular culture?” Why isn’t it heard right alongside Mariah Carey or Wham? Why are there people who don’t know this song? Or “Christmas in Hollis” by Run-DMC?

Both of these songs are Christmas classics with a lot of appeal. I wonder why they haven’t crossed over.

What say you? Why don’t we hear Christmas rap songs on regular radio, in the shopping malls, and everywhere we go this time of year. We really should! [Keep Reading]

Thanks for Chasing Content with me!

Click through to find a list of ‘Best of” posts just like this one, dating all the way back to the start of this blog in 2007. [Keep Reading]

Photo Information – Capt. Geoff Cameron, 99th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron, chases a U-2 being piloted by Maj. Jon Burdick, 99th ERS, July 30. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stephen Linch)