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: Chris’ Top 5 Albums Of 2013

1. Chvrches – The Bones Of What You Believe
2. Knower – Let Go
3. Charles Bradley – Victim Of Love
4. Death Grips – Government Plates
5. The Parlour Trick – A Blessed Unrest
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Operation Manatee #17: What’s Up With Stuff On The Radio?

What type of music do you like to listen to when tuned in to the radio late at night? Cory a Chris try to delve into the whats and whys of late-night radio and just end up playing a bunch of cool tracks for fun.

The Guest Bedroom
The Guest Bedroom

Welcome to Operation Manatee, very likely the only live radio you can hear from 11:00 to midnight in Regina on a Tuesday night. This week, we’re wondering what you’re listening for on the radio when it’s late. Do you like something a little louder to keep you awake? Something quite to keep the liquor headache down? Something weird? Obscene? Normal? Safe?

Let us know, below and tune in from 11:00 to midnight tonight so we can fight over your answer on the air or hold it up as the holy grail of answers from which future generations can learn and become better people.

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Don’t forget to leave comments, or else, we will ask you again.

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Operation Manatee #13: The One Where Chris Keeps His Pants On

With Cory away, Chris goes insane with power, playing non rock things like KNOWER and PDF Format. It’s actually pretty cool.

Knower
KNOWER

Join Chris tonight as he talks and types about himself in third-person, making for a generally really annoying experience.

Naw, just kidding. I’m going to be flying solo tonight as Cory is out of the studio, possibly doing/selling/making drugs.*

With Cory out of the way, be prepared for the most horrifying episode of OpMan, yet. Maybe dubstep, maybe hip hop, maybe heavy-rock-meets-free-jazz, maybe even pop/rock. Maybe. Only one way to find out. Stay up late with me and tune in from 11:00 to midnight. As always, follow @OpManatee for updates.

*Please note that neither Chris nor CJTR or Radius Communications or any of its programmers, affiliates or listeners advocate the use of illicit substances. Cory does though. He’s a fiend for that stuff.

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