Of course I named the show after the great album by the Smittens and I pay homage to the band by using a clip of their song 11:11 for my theme. I hope the band doesn't mind, but when I have talked to various members of the band after shows they seem like nice people whom I think would be good with it.

I also use this name for my DJ night happening occasionally at the Jane Bond in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Note that the links to shows older than 6 months might not be working, if you really want those shows please send me an email and I can get them to you. (Note that prior to 2018 I called my podcast FireballXL5, so don't be confused if you look at an old setlist)

Special thanks to Jeff Woods for finding my a place to host my mp3s!


September 2021

First set had some great indie pop, with some flashbacks to artists from years ago. 

Various sets of (mostly) recent indie pop.

Best song I heard since the last show: Pronoun - I Wanna Die But I Can't (Cuz I Gotta Keep Living), see the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iROYUn_B6w

Links from the show:

Find out about Strawberry Generation:
 
Get the full story behind The Last Detail song "I'm Sorry":
 
 
You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2021-09_final.mp3

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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - September 2021

TALK - Theme
Pronoun - I Wanna Die But I Can't (Cuz I Gotta Keep Living)
Cherym - She's Enough Going On 
Chemtrails - Forever Watching The Skies
My Idea - Stay Away Still
Colleen Green - I Wanna Be A Dog
TALK
DVC Refreshments - Heaven Plus
Strawberry Generation - Hannah
Sunspire - The Waves
Pale Spectres - Supermarket Love
The Marias - Carino
TALK 
Yumi Zouma - Give It Hell
Geoffrey O'Connor (feat. Laura Jean) - Foolish Enough
Lily Konigsberg - Owe Me
The Last Detail - I'm Sorry
Nilufer Yanya - Baby Luv
TALK - Random Ending
Black Kids - Look At Me (When I Rock Wichoo)
 

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August 2021

 

Various sets of (mostly) recent indie pop.

Best song I heard since the last show: John Moods - So Sweet So Nice, see the vide here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQQ7Q9SEhf4

Links from the show:

See the fun video for Lunar Vacation's "Mold":
 
Check our the Bandcamp page for Ginger Root:

Read about Babygirl:

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2021-08_final.mp3

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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - August 2021

TALK - Theme
John Moods - So Sweet So Nice
Massage - Sticks and Stones
Motorists - Vainglorious
Avery Springer - Bored Man With A Knife
CASTLEBEAT - Into
TALK
The Arctic Flow - Rehearsals
Ginger Root - Neighbor
Harlequin Gold - Way Back
Miljon - Your Brother
Lunar Vacation - Mold
TALK 
Shook - Lullaby
Men I Trust - Sugar
MICHELLE - FYO
Eyeclimber - Doomed
Babygirl - Soft
TALK - Random Ending
The Gresham Flyers - Shiftwork
 

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July 2021

Lots of great indie pop in the first set including a song very closely related to my best album from last year.  More of the same in second set, but not quite as twee, and I ended the show by getting funky.

Best song I heard since the last show: Judah Just Kidding - All My Life, listen to it here: Judah Just Kidding - All My Life - YouTube

Links from the show:

See the exhibition that commissioned the song by The Smittens:
See the original version of Let's Get Together by Hayley Mills:

Get the new album by SAULT here:


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2021-07_final.mp3

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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - July 2021

TALK - Theme
Judah Just Kidding - All My Life
The Smittens - Wanna Go Dancing (So Far Away)
Acid House Kings - A Little Dancing
Starry Eyed Cadet - Feathers
Cristina Quesada - Let's Get Together
TALK
The Goon Sax - In The Stone
Goth Babe - I Wanna Help Your Mind
Syd - Fast Car
EGOISM - Lonely But Not Alone
2nd Grade - Favorite Song
TALK 
SAULT - Free
Khruangbin - So We Won't Forget
Jungle - Talk About It
Jelani Aryeh - Marigold
PawPaw Rod - Glass House
TALK - Random Ending
Yuck - Get Away

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June 2021

The top song this week was by The Slow Summits a four-piece band from Link√∂ping, Sweden who were nice enough to message me to share their latest song.  This song went well with the rest of the indie pop first set, then note the various space references in the second set and the more laid back third set.

Best song I heard since the last show: The Slow Summits - Then Again, listen to it here: Then Again | The Slow Summits (bandcamp.com)

Links from the show:

Find out about The Sunday Records compilation Something Beautiful:

See the Bandcamp page for Space Cubs:


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2021-06_final.mp3

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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - June 2021

TALK - Theme
The Slow Summits - Then Again
Fortitude Valley - Cassini
Hazy Sour Cherry - I Need Your Heart
Letting Up Despite Great Faults - Gold
Mariana In Our Heads - Next Night
TALK
Space Cubs - Space Playboy
Space Daze - Don't Mind
Beach Vacation - Mustang
Das Beat - Jackie
Poster Paints - Number 1
TALK 
Grace Ives - Mirror
Jaja Bu - Bibles
Goth Babe - I Wanna Help Your Mind
Sedona - Drifting Days
Boski - SayHiToUrDog
TALK - Random Ending
Mr. Scruff - So Long


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May 2021

As my top song was on the electro side, the rest of the first set also went that way.  The next set went a bit harder before ending the show very, very laid back.

Best song I heard since the last show: Jordana - Push Me Away (ft. Magdalena Bay), see the video  here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiMuVlJKpYA

Links from the show:
See the article on Enumclaw:

Link to T.hanks Bandcamp page:


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http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2021-05_final.mp3

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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - May 2021

TALK - Theme
Jordana - Push Me Away (ft. Magdalena Bay)
Amiture - Thief
Dreamer Boy - Lightspeed
Cold Cave - Night Light
Boy Harsher - Country Girl
TALK
Enumclaw - Fast N All
Sweeping Promise - Cross Me Out
Soft Kill - New Age (Blitz)
David Bazan - Keep Trying
Wy - Shiba Inu
TALK 
Denyah - Easy Baby
Island Letter - Shuggie Otis
oddCouple - Reflections (ft. Jamila Woods)
Doss - Strawberry
T.hanks - All The Boys I Know
TALK - Random Ending
Vancouger - Distance


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April 2021

A couple of new indie pop followed by a groovy set to end off the show.  Also note that in talking about the second set I guess I had Toronto on my mind when describing a concert I saw by the Go! Team, so when I said that Hannah Jadagu was now living in Toronto, I of course met New York.  

Best song I heard since the last show: Pronoun - I Wanna Die But I Can't (Cuz I Gotta Keep Living), listen to the song  here: Pronoun - I Wanna Die But I Can't - YouTube

Links from the show:

Find out more about the band Shelly:

See the article about Hannah Jadagu:


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2021-04_final.mp3

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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - April 2021

TALK - Theme
Pronoun - I Wanna Die But I Can't (Cuz I Gotta Keep Living)
Peaness - Kaizen
Goat Girl - P.T.S. Tea
Dad Sports - Gf Haircut
Horsegirl - Sea Life Sandwich Boy
TALK
Shelly - Steeeam
Fanclubwallet - C'mon Be Cool
Hannah Jadagu - What Is Going On
Kero Kero Bonito - 210420
The Go! Team - World Remember Me Know
TALK
Jessie Ware - Please
Jayda G - Both Of Us
Valiant Vermin - My Own Skin (ft. Camino 84)
Sorry - Cigarette Packet
Alle - Er Du Alene
TALK - Random Ending
King Curtis - Memphis Soul Stew

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March 2021

Finally a chance to play some newer music after the best of shows.  I managed to start off each set with a song from 2021 along with some others during the sets.  After 2 sets of indie pop more on the electro/pop side, the last set when more towards rock, with Kiwi Jr. starting if off.  They remind me of the Canadian garage bands of the 90s. 

Best song I heard since the last show: The Very Most - I Live My Boring Dreams, listen to the song  here: Claud - Overnight - YouTube

Links from the show:

Find out more about Luna Li here:

Buy the latest album by Kiwi Jr.:


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2021-03_final.mp3

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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - March 2021

TALK - Theme
Claud - Overnight
Frances Forever - Space Girl
Luna Li - Cherry Pit
MICHELLE - Unbound
Rubblebucket - Fruity
TALK
Petite League - New Tricks
Neil Brogan - 20/20
Nudista - Masters Of The Universe
Mitch Davis - Bear The Cold
Terry vs. Tori - Heathers
TALK
Kiwi Jr. - Cooler Returns
bis - Life As We Know It
Randolph's Lane - Serious
Grrrl Gang - Ghost To You
Olivia Jean - Hot Sauce
TALK - Random Ending
New Order - Crystal

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