Episode 2 is LIVE!! (in recorded form…)

GOOD NEWS everyone! My recording last night didn’t break the internet nor did it break the CJTR signal. So in case you missed Operation Manatee, episode 2, you can now listen to it here:

Operation Manatee – Episode 2

So now if you’ve missed the show because “we’re on too late” or “I have to get up early on Wednesdays” or “I don’t know how to work tech-mologies”… here you go!

Operation Manatee #2: In which Cory mourns a piece of his youth…

In this show, Cory and Chris play a selection of hard-hitting, ear-bleeding rock like Grade 8 to modern hip hop such as Cadence Weapon and dubstep from Borgore. Also, Cory laments a little over the loss of a band.

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Yes, yes, we’re back! Every Tuesday night from 11:00 PM to midnight, Chris and Cory will lead you on a small musical journey through some of our favorite songs to some new hits to some just plain, weird noises.

This week will be an experiment. We’ve always wanted to try to record the show so those of you who aren’t night owls can listen as well. There might be a breakthrough and we’re not sure if it will work in glorious fashion or take down the whole radio station. You’ll have to listen to find out!

……or of course, if it works, then listen later… (cough).

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Operation Manatee Official Show #1, Suckas! 11:00 PM, Tonight.

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Saul Williams

That’s right, as long promised (threatened?), we @OpManatee have our own precious little piece of Heaven here on Regina’s best community radio station! Starting this very night from 11:00 PM to 12:00 AM, you can hear us play a no doubt riveting selection of some of our favourite tunes.

Stay up late with us and tune in at 11:00 tonight for a good time, or at least something cool to listen to that won’t bore you to tears at that hour!
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NO No Doubt… Bad!

Last night, I saw a tweet across my Twitter feed from the wonderful Eric Alper (@ThatEricAlper) that read;

No Doubt are back in the studio working on their next album. They plan to postpone some of their 2013 touring so they can record new tunes.

Firstly, if you have Twitter and you’re a music fan that ISN’T following Eric you need to give your head a quick shake. Then find the follow button. That man is genius and posts a ton of useful industry related news, high in Canadian content as well.

But for the crux of my post: I saw this tweet and the first thing that I immediately thought of is “Wow, that’s pretty cool. There will be new No Doubt later this year.” I turned off my phone and rolled back over in my bed. But as I’m prone to do while trying to fall asleep I began to over-think this tweet and it began to bum me out. Postponing their tour to record new music ultimately pushes out content, which drives up revenue. AND it’s probably easier to control your recording times than to spend time on the road, interacting with your fans and spreading your message and music.

The last thought I had made me sad… essentially, I feel that No Doubt is going back to squirrel away in a recording studio because it’s easier and more profitable to record new music instead of being with your fans. And new music is awesome, but postponing a tour to do this feels selfish.

Operation Manatee: Fill-In Show #2, Featuring Skavenjah!

Skavenjah
Skavenjah
Cory and Chris are filling in at your very own Regina Community Radio once again. Be sure to tune in TODAY (Sunday) from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM for some great music, including a spotlight on local ska legends Skavenjah!
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Operation Manatee, version 0.2

Here we go again! Another opportunity to listen to Operation Manatee on 91.3 CJTR, Regina Community Radio! This time we’re filling in from 11am to noon tomorrow (Sunday), January 27.

I can think of few better ways that to get up on a Sunday morning, relax with a cup of coffee of your favorite flavor and get started with your day, the Operation Manatee way!! There are three ways to listen… tune your knob to 91.3 FM in the Queen City, stream online from www.cjtra.ca or find an app on your mobile device and listen in (TuneIn from the Apple App Store carries CJTR).

Operation Manatee takes over Regina Community Radio!

Man Man
Man Man

That’s right, Regina. When things go wrong and it seems like the world is coming to a brutal, horrible, community radio-less death, they call us: Operation Manatee – and while we may not save the world, we will at least save you from pop radio.

Chris and Cory have lined up a batch of great music (mostly new rock, some electro, little bit of weirdness and other selections)! It’ll be spectacular!

We’ll be making our radio debut (at least, as Operation Manatee) filling in for The Conductor in Black (The Prairie Lilly Special) from 6:00 to 8:00 tonight. Be sure to tune in and turn it up! Continue reading “Operation Manatee takes over Regina Community Radio!”