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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Operation Manatee #152: Too Far, 2016, Too Far

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called “life”.

Electric word, life. It means “forever”, and that’s a mighty long time.

But I’m here to tell you, there’s something else… the after world: a world of never ending happiness. You can always see the sun, day or night.

So when you tune in to Regina Community Radio tonight, be prepared for our small way of musical mourning.

And no, for the record, this will not just be a Prince tribute show, as much as I might want it to be.

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Operation Manatee #138

It’s a sad time for music and creative art. I don’t think I’ve ever witnessed social media loose its shit this bad before over the death of an artist. I must keep good company.

We’re not going to go Bowie-crazy here tonight, but there will definitely be a small tribute, in typical Manatee fashion, surrounded by lots of other sonic goodness.

Tune in from 11:00 to midnight for the only live programming in Regina, this time of night.

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