No Manatee Tonight

Hey all! Chris is a sick sick bastard, so he’s going to bed long before this show would start. Cory’s using the time to brush up on his Gaelic for next week’s St Paddy’s Day special thing. Tune in next week, barring any Corona Virus-related problems. đŸ€§

Operation Manatee #298 – Here Comes The Big Chief!

Yeah, it’s hard to be festive up here in the cold Canadian prairies on Mardi Gras, but we can still celebrate in a small way.

Tonight, amongst the usual assortment of top-of-mind radio (basically just a bunch of really cool, semi-carefully curated music you might want to know about), expect one or two little shouts to Mardi Gras!

Iko Iko!

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Operation Manatee #296 – Let’s Stay Up Late And Listen To Music Together On CJTR

The title of this post is misleading. The show is actually about how to tranq and train formerly “wild” animals. Tonight’s episode focuses on the common, yet majestic Frigatebird, and how it can be trained to bring you beer and snacks. Tune in. It’ll be neat!
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Operation Manatee Music Prize 2019: The Long List

Bwah Bwah Bwah Bwaaaaah!

It’s finally here! The only best album list that truly matters. The Operation Manatee Music Prize Long List.

This was the longest, most involved long list I’ve done. There were 170 albums to choose from. Only 103 made the cut. These are below. The Top 5 albums of 2019 will be posted soon.

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
  • No reissues

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Operation Manatee #291

1. Run The Jewels – Ticketron
2. SAULT – Feel So Good
3. Madeline Duke – How Villians Are Made
4. Begonia – Hanging On A Line
5. My Chemical Romance – Honey, This Mirror Isn’t Big Enough For The Two Of Us
6. Ibibio Sound Machine – Tell Me (Doko Mien)
7. Chromeo – Count Me Out
8. OBUXUM – Don’t Blame Them
9. Ghost Loft – Holding On
10. Pan Amsterdam x Iggy Pop – Mobile

Fire In the Sky Fest with The Lincoln Loggers, Friday, November 8

Hey manatees,

Chris here. I’m playing with The Lincoln Loggers this Friday. We dress in Buffalo plaid and play songs like ‘Taking The Treeline Down” and Snoop Doggy Dogg’s “Gin and Juice”. Would love it if you came and said ‘Hi.’

The Cure, 2323 11th Ave, Regina

Friday, November 8, 9:00 PM

FB event.

Operation Manatee #284

1. Dragonforce – Troopers Of The Stars
2. Lars Lucy 8legions – Teto
3. Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
4. Royal Canoe – Peep This
5. Bombargo – Let It Grow
6. Sault – Feel So Good
7. Sturgil Simpson – Sing Along
8. Afrotronix – Sinon le pays va tomber
9. Dizzy – Calico
10. Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah – I Own The Night

Operation Manatee #281

1. Refused – Blood Red
2. VKNGS – SEVEN
3. Single Mothers – Metropolis
4. FET.NAT – Tapis
5. IDLES – I Dream, Guillotine
6. Sudan Archives – Confessions
7. Grimes – Violence
8. BABYMETAL feat. F.HERO – PA PA YA!!
9. Iron Bunny – Lightning Speed
10. SPAZA – Sunlight, Glycerine, 2 loose draws