Special Show Announcement! What Planet Is This?! Show #291

Hi all! Chris here.

I just wanted to let you know that I’m doing a special fill-in show today from 4:00 to 6:00!

Some of you may recall that I used to be on the air every Wednesday at this drive time, playing jazz, electronic, folk, funk, weird stuff…

Well, opportunity knocked and I answered the call!

Tune into Regina Community Radio (91.3 FM in Regina or the CJTR app around the world) today from 4:00 to 6:00 for this rare, special appearance!

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Tape One To Armenia #13

Happy New Year, manatees!

Cory’s out tonight, so you’ve got me for an hour, starting at 11:00 PM. I’ve just recently completed (slapped together) 2018’s Operation Manatee Music Prize Long List, so you can likely expect a brief review of that, along with a spattering of other underground goodies.

So, pour yourself something nice, put on those headphones / crank up the speakers, and join me for this week’s musical escapade into the darkness.

  1. Mocky – Space Strut
  2. Noname feat. Adam Ness – Prayer Song
  3. Son Lux – Yesterday’s Wake
  4. Lonnie Holley – I Woke Up In A Fucked Up America
  5. Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois – Night MXCMPV1 P74
  6. Jean-Michel Blais – blind
  7. Wolf Willow – Me And The Moon
  8. Charlotte Day Wilson – Falling Apart
  9. Rafiq Bhatia – Before Our Eyes

OPERATION MANATEE MUSIC PRIZE 2018: THE LONG LIST

Life has a way of making you postpone things you like doing, then Christmas came. Ah well, better late than never?

Because life’s been a little extra crazy this year, I didn’t get around to paring down the long list as much as I would have liked. As usual, I re-listened to all the albums/EPs I thought were half decent, keeping off the ones that just weren’t good enough, but I just didn’t have time for a final edit, and write-up for each album.

So this year, I’m keeping it pretty simple, because the long list is long, and it’s already late. This year, it’s just the list: no album covers, no write-ups, just a big, alphabetized list. Sorry.

To make up for it, I still plan on writing up the top five albums in full regalia, within the next week or so.

Per tradition,

Previous lists, for reference:
2017-long | 2017-top 5
2016-long | 2016-top 5
2015-long | 2015-top 5
2014
2013
2012

Some rules to make it to this list:

  • Must be sonically interesting
  • No singles except full album-length/concept tracks; can be EPs
  • No compilations; can be solo artists, bands, collabs

And now… the 2018 Operation Manatee Music Prize Long List:

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Radiothon Is On This Week

Regina Community Radio is running our annual fundraiser this week!

This means top-quality programming, with special shows all week, special guests, crazy formats, and heaps of fun!

Regina Community Radio is people-powered radio. I’ve (Chris) been volunteering at CJTR for 9 years now, and co-hosting Operation Manatee for just about 6 years – partly just because I like it, but partly because I believe community radio plays a big part in local culture! CJTR is present at virtually every local event because we have something to offer the entire community.

For one week, each year, we ask the community to give back. We even throw in some very cool perks to those to donate!

Call the Radiothon hotline at 306-525-7274 or head to CJTR.ca to donate securely online!

Thanks for your support and thanks for keeping music-lovers like me and Cory on the air, all these years!