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…
Tomorrow night is the main event! In what has become the hottest Operation Manatee event of the year, Chris and Cory are back to battle it out with epicz rapz songz…
But wait… we have a twist!!
We each work with people much more schooled in the art of hip-hop than we are, so to switch things up this year we have tasked those folks with some “genres” of rap. Now that we have a list, we are each picking a “champion” of that genre to go head to head.
But wait… there’s more!!
We also are annexing an EXTRA HOUR OF SHOW!! Unfortunately The Rock Diner is off this week, but that means we’re going to start a full hour earlier to get in the maximum amount of rapz… so this week, 10 to midnight!!
Tune in and listen… then we’ll make you vote. If you are into Twitter, follow along @OpManatee and give us live play by play on how we’re doing.
It’s going down… again… Round 2 this Tuesday night!
If you aren’t familiar with the show, last year Chris ill-advisedly played a Kayne West song on a weekly episode. Much debate ensued and Cory began a tirade… this lead to the first Operation Manatee Rap Battle, where we played our choice cuts of rap tracks that were BETTER than Kayne.
It’s obvious, Cory won that battle…
It was so much fun, we promised to do it again. Here we go! This Tuesday, July 8, we’ll be bringing the phat beats back for an hour of epic rap traxxx!
Lazy-ass Cory here – I’ve updated all the shows with the links to the recordings. Yeah, I know, I know… it’s been a while… I’m going to blame the summer however and now that it’s finally over and dead, I’ll be back in the saddle and up to date.
It’s that time of year again! Mosaic 2013 is about to kick off in Regina in JUST OVER A WEEK!
And to celebrate the Mosaic tradition, Operation Manatee is going to go ALL WORLD ON YOUR ASSES!!! And ears… mostly your ears… The idea, if successful, is to play a band or two from as many pavilions that will be showcased as part of the Mosaic festival. There are 21 pavilions, so we might have to extend it over two shows but we’re going to give you a cultural taste of music from around the world. Scottish metal? First nations dance music? Yep… things you’ll hear by tuning into the Operation Manatee Mosaic special!
If you haven’t been invited to the wedding, it’s probably because he doesn’t like you. You already know the Twitter handle to use to scorn him. You should also listen to blisteringly loud punk and metal instead of crashing the wedding!