Eaten Opiate Manor #4 + What Planet Is This?! Show #290

Whooooa! Could this be a Tossback Tuesday (a coin I termed, just now, without internet help)? It sure could be.

Ladies and gentlemen, back from the dead, for just one show only, because Cory won’t be there to defend the station, I present to you: a little taste of yesteryear…

For those who don’t know, way back in the dark ages, I (Chris) used to host a little Tuesday night program called What Planet Is This?!, featuring jazz, funk, folk, electronic, and a variety of weirdness. It went on to achieve great things (getting bumped to a two-hour drive-time slot), only to eventually be abandoned by a burned-out me.

Well, the time has come for a small glimpse into the past.

Pour yourself a glass of Scotch/brandy/whisky – the good stuff you save for special occasions – and tune in from 11:00 to midnight for something a little different.

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Operation Manatee #182

Working late? Can’t sleep? Have to beat that level (do games have levels anymore?)? Well, high five, motherfuckers!

Get out those headphones, pour yourself a drink of something nice, and turn it up (but not too much – you’re wearing headphones – take care of yourself, for fuck’s sake)!

Tune in tonight from 11:00 to midnight.

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Operation Manatee Music Prize: Top Five Albums of 2016

A little late, but here are the top five albums of 2016:

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OPERATION MANATEE MUSIC PRIZE 2016: THE LONG LIST

There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. (Cohen)

This has been a fucked up year for music. We weren’t ready for Bowie to go, we didn’t see it coming with Prince, we thought Sharon Jones had it beat… Even with the old-timers – part of me thought Leonard Cohen would make to 200, and Leon Russell would at least make it to his 80s. Despite the darkness, though, there has been so much great new music come into the world – including some by those greats we’ve lost.

That’s the thing about music though, man – and I’m trying to avoid a bad cliche, but – music will be here forever, and certainly they really do live on in each note we hear again.

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