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 #14: The Summer Solstice Episode

Team #OpMan goes crazy and plays a bunch of neat stuff. Also, Cory enters a moment of blind rage as Chris plays Kanye West. It’s kind of fun!

Fritz Helder and the Phantoms
Fritz Helder and the Phantoms

This Friday is the longest day (most daylight) of the year. Kind of makes me sad, actually. I won’t use this time to complain about the weather, though. Rather, let’s take advantage of the time of year and all spend more time outside, with a portable radio, of course, and if anything isn’t going quite right for you, tell it to fuck right off and leave you alone!

Tonight is about playing good music, having a good time and not worrying about a thing. I have a feeling Cory just may bring some of the small goldmine he found at the CJTR Garage Sale, and I’m going to be bringing a shwakk of new music.

If sleep isn’t really your thing, stay up and keep it loud with us from 11:00 to midnight tonight.

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