OPERATION MANATEE MUSIC PRIZE 2016: THE LONG LIST

There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. (Cohen)

This has been a fucked up year for music. We weren’t ready for Bowie to go, we didn’t see it coming with Prince, we thought Sharon Jones had it beat… Even with the old-timers – part of me thought Leonard Cohen would make to 200, and Leon Russell would at least make it to his 80s. Despite the darkness, though, there has been so much great new music come into the world – including some by those greats we’ve lost.

That’s the thing about music though, man – and I’m trying to avoid a bad cliche, but – music will be here forever, and certainly they really do live on in each note we hear again.

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Operation Manatee #168

Where would you be without us? Listening to those other guys? Of course not. There are no other guys programming live radio on a Tuesday night, in Regina. F’ril.

So tune in, sit down, sing along, and… I don’t know… maybe call yer gramma and get her to tune in, ’cause your gram’s hip.

11:00 to midnight. You know what to do.

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Operation Manatee #25: A Good Way To Spend An Hour Without Delta Waves

Tool
Tool

Good evening ladies and gentlemens. Tonight, while you lay awake, unable to sleep, do try to remember that we at Operation Manatee are here for you. It is our opinion that you would serve yourself best not by sleeping like the normals, but by staying up, just that little bit, and letting the sweet sounds of the radio take you away to a better place. A place where guitars are always distorted, synthesizers beep and squawk their oddest, singers yell their yellest and bassists keep doing that thing they does.

Tune in from 11:00 to midnight tonight for what will almost certainly be the best live radio in Regina, at the time.

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