Operation Manatee #16: My Canadian Bits Are Tingling

Canada: it’s fuckin cool. This week Chris and Cory demonstrate why, in musical form.

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Well, it was Canada Day yesterday. Not a big deal for some, a really big deal for others. Here at OpMan, we mostly just look at it as a good excuse to play a bunch of great Canadian music.

And why not? There’s no shortage of great Canadian music. CRTC requires that at least 33% of what we hear on Canadian radios is Canadian Content. Because of this, we often get lost in a sea of of perpetual aural sludge as stations quickly find out what sells and just play it on repeat because it’s easier than digging to find better music or more variety that isn’t as popular.

Thank everyone’s various gods for Community Radio! We’re lucky in Regina (like most major centers) to have an option that is far less guided by the pop charts and based much more on programmer’s eagerness to show off cool music that you may not have heard before.

Tune in tonight from 11:00 to midnight for a selection of Canadian music that you could not possibly hear anywhere else in Regina. We promise.

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Operation Manatee #7: While Chris is away…

With Chris out sick or fighting zombies or something, Cory fires it up at Regina Community Radio with some pop stuff, rock stuff, punk stuff and maybe even a soulful rendition of Ol’ Man River. Or maybe not.

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Mwa-hahahahahahahaha….

The flu is a bitch… Being all “flu-y”… making people sick. Well, making Chris sick anyways. Cory will be venturing into unknown territory and delivering a solo episode of Operation Manatee tonight, from 11:00 to midnight.

What could happen? What could go wrong?? Famous last words or brash sensationalist statements to make you listen? Hey, if it works for Fox News it HAS to work for us, right?

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Operation Manatee #6: Junos, Japan, Juicy Jabberwocky!

This week, Cory and Chris talk a bit about and play tracks related to the 2013 Junos in Regina. They also manage to include a Nine Inch Nails cover by Devo.

Deerhoof
Deerhoof

With the Junos recently passed, we figured it might be nice to give an appropriate nod to the long-time Canadian award and music series. After fighting over which Beebs tune is the best, we pared down a few Juno-related favs that we think you’ll enjoy. We also agreed on a few ground rules including the following:

1. No Beebs tune is better than another.
2. No Beebs tune should be played on OpMan.
3. No Operation Manatee host will be able to stop the other from playing Beebs if he is away.

It wont all be about that, though. There will be a strong collection of the usual fun things. Kind of like that CD you have – you know the one – that fell behind your CD shelf and has been housing a family of spiders for the last 8 years, and you forgot it existed, but when you found it you were all like, “HOLY CRAP! I remember this! This is the best CD I ever owned! I need to listen to this RIGHT NOW or my head will explode!”

Stuff like that.

Tune in tonight from 11:00 to midnight or we will broadcast NUDE! Wait…… no.

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Operation Manatee: Chris’ Top 5 Albums of 2012

1. Victor Wooten – Sword And Stone / Words And Tones
2. Christine Leakey – Tapping Trees In A Trinket Box Full Of Treasure
3. Scott Walker – Bish Bosch
4. Deerhoof – Breakup Song
5. ΞLə☪ŧrɹ¡ᑦ ∑gビᑭ⏄ – Exotica
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