Operation Manatee #167

Ohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygod! There’s new De La Soul! Also, there just might be a new Tribe Called Quest album! Also, we’ll probably play some non hip-hop something something. Definitely. Who knows?

Tune in from 11:00 to midnight to find out.

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Operation Gord Downie

Sorry crew, due to mid-summer illness, there won’t be a new Operation Manatee tonight.

In it’s place, go listen to some Tragically Hip. Even if you were part of the 1/3 of the nation’s populace that watched the CBC event on August 20, just keep listening to Gord and the crew and enjoy the soul of Canadian music.

Operation Manatee #165

I’m still riding the post-Folk Fest high. Around 30 hours of live music, meeting up with old friends, acquainting new ones, and so many snapshots. I wish every weekend were Folk Fest! The Monday afterward kind of feels like this cross between good memories and the horrible realization that it’ll be a whole year until the next one. Plus school is starting again soon, if you’re into that kind of thing (or if your wife is a school teacher), it very immediately starts to feel like summer is over.

Between all of this buzzing around my mind, my desire to get through some of the great music I haven’t played on the air yet, and you just know Cory will have found one or two recent releases from somebody super cool, I think we’ll have a pretty eclectic show tonight.

Tune in from 11:00 to midnight, pour yourself that end-of-the-day drink of something nice and warming, and enjoy!

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Operation Manatee Presents Regina Folk Fest Survival Guide 2016

I’m dusting off my summer hats, digging out my older, more festival-worn Birks, lining up my beads, stocking up on film, curating playlists, and just getting in the mood for the single most fun weekend in Regina!

This is the weekend I look forward to the most, every year. People are smiling and singing, music is playing, you’re out in the fresh air, with friends – new and old, no judgments are made. Yep. It’s pretty great. Don’t just go and expect the will of the universe to provide though (actually, you could probably get away with that, at this event)! Take these as handy tips to aid you in your delightful time.

Those who remember previous years’ Survival Guides (or those who don’t: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012), know that traditionally, I’ve focused on the settlers. This one is for the nomads, so there are two categories below…

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Operation Manatee #164: Rap Collab?

No! We’re not insane in the membrane! After some epic battles – some to the death (2015, 2014…), we’ve decided that joining forces is the only way Operation Manatee can be 2 legit 2 quit!

Tune in tonight from 11:00 to midnight for a solid hour of hip hop, I said a hip hip hop and you don’t stop.

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