2010 has been a great year here at Silent Cacophony.
The First Season of Know Your History.
It has been a lot of fun researching and producing these monthly radio shows focusing on the rich, cultural history behind hip-hop. I am quite proud of this first season of the show.
We have aired twelve original episodes this year. The seires is subtitled, “Your Monthly Dose of Hip-Hop Knowledge” since that is my goal with the program.
I look forward to bringing you a second season in 2011. We still have lots of music history to cover. I hope you have enjoyed the twelve episodes that have already aired on DOPEfm and hope you will enjoy the next twelve coming at you in the new year.
My First Winterlude
I had so much fun going to Ottawa and taking in one of Canada’s best winter festivals. I’m glad I finally got to do that. The ice sculptures were amazing. The snow sculptures were spectacular. The bed races were funny. And the fireworks were breathtaking. Hip-hop culture was even represented there.
If you get a chance to go to this festival, you really should go.
The Olympics In Canada
I interviewed Gold-winning speed skater Christine Nesbitt too.
I never knew my blog and radio show would take me that far. I am honoured to have had all these experiences. It took my enjoyment of the Olympics to a whole new level this year.
Meeting My Favourite Musicians
I am still blown away by all the celebrities I met and interviewed this year. It was an absolute honour to sit down with Brother Ali for an intense and in-depth two hour interview.
I love Eternia even more after having met her and getting this amazing radio interview.
In fact, I did so many interviews that I can’t even list them all on this one post. Click on the Artist Interviews tab to read and download each one for free.
I took part in Script Frenzy for the very first time this year as well. I wrote a 100 page screenplay in one month and am really happy at how it turned out.
I started a new monthly feature that gives us all a chance to look back at the best posts written last year at this time. We Chase Content together at the start of each month because there really isn’t any reason some that these great posts should get buried in the archives.
This year-end post is full of great links for you to click on and chase down that great content as well.
Teaching Tip Tuesdays
Every Tuesday is Teaching Tip Tuesday where I publish a tip that I hope fellow teachers will find useful in their classrooms. This series is quite popular. The posts receive lots of hits every week. We also have had a handful of guest posts. So far, we are 85 tips deep and won’t be slowing down in the New Year.
300 Posts in 1 Year
I published 300 blog posts this year. That is a new record for me. Stay tuned though as I will hit another milestone soon. We are slowly approaching the 1000th post here in Silent Cacophony. I can’t wait!
- To every reader who has ever visited the site.
- To all of you who have taken the time to leave comments.
- To those of you who have left links to my blog on Twitter, Facebook, or on your own sites.
- To the guest posters (if you’d like to be one, contact me)
- And thanks for sticking with me throughout the year!
Happy New Year to all of you and all the best in 2011!