Operation Manatee #142

There’s so much good new music out, these days. Old favourites coming back from the dead, recent favourites coming out with new albums, random finds on the internet… You should tune in from 11:00 to midnight and enjoy some recent finds.

Alos, I think Cory is back, but don’t take my word for it.

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Operation Manatee #20: Operation Fam-atee

With Chris still away, possibly in the hospital after a bear attack, Cory decides it’s a good idea to bring in his little brother to pick some tracks. And actually, it is!

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Despite the requests of our hypothetical lawyers, we’re doing it anyways: Tonight, we have the first ever guest host of Operation Manatee. While Chris is still out of town (I hear he’s recovering from a malicious bear attack), Cory is proud to invite his own brother to join him in the CJTR station, Jordan!

We’re not exactly sure what will come of this, but I would expect a different tone than most other nights… obviously the sultry, smooth tones will be a little different, but Jordan brings the musical yang to Cory’s heavy ying… or something like that… We all know it’s hard to measure up the ying, but it’s always about how you can swing your yang.

Tune in tonight! 11:00 pm on 91.3 FM in Regina or stream live on www.cjtr.ca

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Operation Manatee #19: Satisfaction GWAR-anteed!

With Chris away on vacation, probably being mauled by bears, Cory is free to play stuff that Chris doesn’t like – like Gwar! Take THAT Chris, you bastard!

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With Chris on holidays for a couple weeks, I now have free reign over the Operation Manatee switchboard and will get to play all those tracks that Chris is too scared to broadcast. Especially the original Scumdogs of the Universe, the Masters of All, GWAR!!

The Masters compel me to play their newest track… an homage to a fallen friend and new chapter in the legacy of all GWARkind!

Come join the other Slaves of YQR and listen in, 11:00 pm on 91.3 FM within the city reaches or at www.cjtr.ca to stream online. ODERUS COMMANDS YOU!!!

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Magneta Lane’s New Video

Earlier this year I blogged about albums I was looking forward to and Magneta Lane was on my list, albeit only plans for an EP. Well, it’s been out for a while, it’s TOTALLY FANTASTIC and something everyone should buy and enjoy multiple times. But here’s their new video for the lead single “Burn”. Again, the track is really good but the video has such a positive message for young girls. Enjoy and comment below on your feelings.

Kobo Town – Jumbie in the Jukebox

Cory discovers a super-cool calypso artist called Kobo Town, of all things, and gives a brief overview.

Kobo Town - Jumbie in the Jukebox

“Jumbie in the Jukebox” generally isn’t the kind of album I’d pick up on my own. I rarely browse through music sections outside of my mainstays; rock, heavy metal, punk. But every once in a while I listen to something, usually on a recommendation (or threat) from a friend, that makes me re-think my listening strategy. Kobo Town’s new album definitely falls into this category… and no, I wasn’t threatened.
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Operation Manatee #4: “Spring” Fresh Tracks

Zombies in April? Cory and Chris keep it fairly heavy in this show including stuff like Rob Zombie & White Zombie, spicing it up with Sublime and even some Joel Plaskett.

Rob Zombie
Rob Zombie

Wow! It’s later in the day to be writing a blog post about something “fresh”…

Operation Manatee will be back this evening at 11:00 pm for your aural pleasures! I know I’m always pleased… pleasured… um… happy?

But whatever your status, tune in later tonight to hear some new tracks just in time for the spring to summer rush; new Queens of the Stone Age, new The Transplants and yes… new Rob Zombie as well!

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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.

What Cory’s Looking Forward to in 2013 (Until at least April…)

5. Magneta Lane
4. How to Destroy Angels
3. Atoms for Peace
2. Tool
1. Sparta
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