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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 wouldContinue reading “OPERATION MANATEE MUSIC PRIZE 2016: THE LONG LIST”

Operation Manatee #152: Too Far, 2016, Too Far

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called “life”. Electric word, life. It means “forever”, and that’s a mighty long time. But I’m here to tell you, there’s something else… the after world: a world of never ending happiness. You can always see the sun, day or night. So whenContinue reading “Operation Manatee #152: Too Far, 2016, Too Far”

Operation Manatee #138

It’s a sad time for music and creative art. I don’t think I’ve ever witnessed social media loose its shit this bad before over the death of an artist. I must keep good company. We’re not going to go Bowie-crazy here tonight, but there will definitely be a small tribute, in typical Manatee fashion, surroundedContinue reading “Operation Manatee #138”