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!


December 2018


I had so many songs that I wanted to get through before the end of the year this show featured a bonus song in each set so the show is bit longer than usual.  The three sets go through pretty much my typical repertoire: twee, electo, indie pop.

Best song I heard since the last show: Hey Paulette - I Really Do Love Penelope, see the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ3-8GYNJ_w

Links from the show:

See the laid back video for Morabeza Tobacco's TTYL:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOLux0X7bLw

See the fun video for Lawn's Blood on the Tracks:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_eYMD-zEsI


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2018-12_final.mp3

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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - December 2018
TALK - Theme
Hey Paulette - I Really Do Love Penelope
The Treasures of Mexico - Super Cute
Sharesprings - We Don't Have To Talk But Please Hold My Hand
Stephen's Shore - Please Say
The Orchids - Echos (Have Hope)
Men I Trust - Show Me How
TALK
Jungle - Heavy, California
Skylar Spence - Carousel
Morabeza Tobacco - TTYL
Joni - Omens
FADE - Fall In Love
Otha - I'm On Top
TALK
Lawn - Blood On The Tracks
Lewsberg - The Smile
Calvin Johnson - Kiss Me Sweetly
Many Voices Speak - Chances
Jessica Pratt - The Time Around
Miles Bandit - Fantasy
TALK - Random Ending
Jacob Borshard and Helena Sundin - Summer Will Have It's Way

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November 2018


I dare you not to fall in love with my top song, it is by a New Zealand group called the Beths and it is insanely catchy.  The rest of the show was trying to get through some of the music I have found on some early best of 2018 lists, obviously some good stuff there.

Best song I heard since the last show: The Beths - Future Me Hates Me, see the video here: here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVImwSb4EYU

Links from the show:

Go to the bandcamp page of Anemone:
https://anemonelovesyou.bandcamp.com/


You can download the latest show directly here:

http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2018-11_final.mp3

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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - November 2018
TALK - Theme
The Beths - Future Me Hates Me
Marine Life - The Young And The Free
Young Scum - Freak Out
Bootchy Temple - The Man With The Cane
Friends - You'll Never See That Summertime Again
TALK
The Suede Crocodiles - Power Of Love
Home Base - Poe Boy
High Sunn - Holding Hands
Jerry Williams - Mother
Jetstream Pony - Self-Destruct Reality
TALK
Julietta - Hard Love
Worries - Voice
Cyrill Hahn ft. Say Lou Lou - Inferno
Anemone - Beat My Distance
Red Sleeping Beauty - Ruin My Life
TALK - Random Ending
Capital Cities - Chartreuse

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October 2018

Kind of disjointed show I will admit, but do yourself a favour and listen to the top song by Your Smith (linked below) as is great.  The rest of the show featured some more indie pop ending with a great gospel inspired song from The Flying Stars of Brooklyn, NY.

Best song I heard since the last show: Your Smith - The Spot, listen to a live version of it here: here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbKrEa5yTjs


Links from the show:

Find out more about Jade TV:
https://jurassicpoprecords.com/jade-tv/

Find out more about The Flying Stars Of Brooklyn, NY:
http://www.waxpoetics.com/blog/music/new-releases/flying-stars/

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2018-10_final.mp3


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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - October 2018
TALK - Theme
Your Smith - The Spot
Keep Dancing Inc. - Don't Know
Best Youth - Nightfalls
Jonathan Bree - Say You Love Me Tonight
DJ Plastic - Safe Ground
TALK
Hatchie - Sugar and Spice
Even As We Speak - Must Be Something Else
Hater - It's So Easy
Bart and the Bedazzled - Your Sorrow
Massage - Lydia
TALK
Panic Pocket - Front Teeth
Melby - Reject
The Radar Post - Lifeline
Jade TV - Dream
The Flying Stars Of Brooklyn, NY - Live On
TALK - Random Ending
Matthew Dear - Monkey


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September 2018

The first set consisted of albums that I have picked up recently including a couple of very cool coloured vinyl.  This was followed by a set of electropop and then one on the harder side of indie pop (but as I said in the show not New Metal hard, but just slightly over the edge from indie pop).

Best song I heard since the last show: The Perfect Kiss - Indebted To You, listen to it here: here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuNneHaJC04


Links from the show:

See the cool white vinyl of Alpaca Sports' From Paris With Love:
https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/1/720x410_00004441.jpg

See the fun video for Valiant Vermin's Online Lover:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2_BgXeDHU4

See the strange video for Action by Cassius featuring Cat Power, Mike D:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA0z0b7tNLg

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2018-09_final.mp3


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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - September 2018
TALK - Theme
The Perfect Kiss - Indebted To You
Alpaca Sports - Feel Like Going Home
The Goon Sax - Make Time 4 Love
Holy Now - Feel It All
Ultranol - Patitos De Goma
TALK
Valiant Vermin - Online Lover
Holy Ghost! - Say My Name
Cassius ft. Cat Power, Mike D - Action
Das Body - Graceland
α=f_m - Illusions
TALK
Boyracer - North Yorkshire Coastline
The Baby Seals - Vibrator
Sugar Rush! - Seen, No Reply
Gurr - Hot Summer
The Orielles - I Only Bought It For The Bottle
TALK - Random Ending
Mr. Scruff - Shanty Town



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August 2018

After an opening set of mostly electropop inspired by my top song 4EVER by Clario, I put together a set of band I saw at the Osheaga music festival in Montreal.  I only went for 1 day as all the acts I wanted to see played the first day of the festival and with the heat it would have been a tough slog going for the entire 3 days.  You can hear my thoughts on the bands I saw on the podcast.

Best song I heard since the last show: Clario - 4EVER, listen to it here: here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlGUom_AV4o


Links from the show:

See the Osheaga music festival:
https://www.osheaga.com/en

Read about Rex Orange County:
https://i-d.vice.com/en_uk/article/a3ewy8/10-things-you-need-to-know-about-rex-orange-county


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http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2018-08_final.mp3


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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - August 2018
TALK - Theme
Clario - 4EVER
Spike - Kanti Dadum
Seaside - Golden Girl
Nadine - Ultra Pink
Happy Spendy - Flex
TALK
Rex Orange County - Sunflower
Slyvan Esso - Die Young
St. Vincent - Los Angeless
Cigarettes After Sex - Apocalypse
Lykke Li - Hard Rain
TALK
Cheryl Lynn - Shake It Up Tonight
Melvin Davis - About Love
Black Ivory - Mainline
The Equals - I Won't Be There
Aretha Franklin - I Say A Little Prayer
TALK - Random Ending
Kool And The Gang - Ladies Night



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July 2018


Not only a set of music highlighting the bands that played the great IndieTracks festival this month (I say great but have never been, but hope to one day), but also an opening set mostly stolen from a list of the best songs so far from 2018 put together by Shadow Music.  Then I ended if off with a bit of a down-tempo set of music that I think went together well.

Best song I heard since the last show: Palm Ghosts - Love In Winter, listen to it here: here: http://spillmagazine.com/spill-music-premiere-palm-ghosts-love-winter/


Links from the show:

See the full list of Shadow Music's top songs of mid-2018:
https://twitter.com/hashtag/sm_top25ofmidyear2018?f=tweets&vertical=default&src=hash

Get the great compilation of bands that played at Indietracks here:
https://indietracks.bandcamp.com/album/indietracks-compilation-2018

Pre-order (or if you are reading this after August) just order the new album by The Smittens:
https://shop.fikarecordings.com/album/city-rock-dove


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2018-07_final.mp3


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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - July 2018
TALK - Theme
Palm Ghosts - Love In Winter
Night Flowers - Losing The Light
Ta Toy Boy - Sunday Afternoon
We Are Scientists - One In, One Out
Sinestar - Recognize Me
TALK
All Ashore! - Perfect Pop Song
Strange New Places - Trombone
Tigercats - Planet Thanet
Mighty Kids - Window
The Smittens - Cats For Cats
TALK
Barrie - Canyons
You'll Never Get To Heaven - Caught In A Time So Far Away
Boy Pablo - Everytime
Shormey - Party Down
Caroline No - Alex
TALK - Random Ending
Bob Sinclair - I Feel For You (Original Club Mix)


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June 2018


I started the show with a song that will probably turn out to be a contender for my top song of the year by a band called the Cellars and their great song All The Time.  Also make sure you listen to the end because Hana Vu's song Cool (the last song of the third set) is such a nice summertime groove.

Best song I heard since the last show: Cellars - All The Time, listen to it here: here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHUlQqNz_FI

Links from the show:

Find out more about Hop Along:
https://www.hopalongtheband.com/

See the video for Holy Now's Tainted Heart:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StGKrCN49Y4


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2018-06_final.mp3


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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - June 2018
TALK - Theme
Cellars - All The Time
Ocean Hope - Devotion
Aurora Shields - One You Can Make Be Blue
Black Marble - Frisk
Brett - On Account Of Your Love
TALK
Hop Along - How Simple
Anna Burch - 2 Cool 2 Care
Avalon - Deadbeat Boy
Gus Dapperton - Prune You Talk Funny
The Pantones - For The Ones Who Love You
TALK
Holy Now - Tainted Heart
Jakob Ogawa - Velvet Light
Buzzy Lee - Walk Away
Caroline Says - I Tried
Hana Vu - Cool
TALK - Random Ending
The Shangri-Las - Leader Of The Pack


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