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!


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:


You can download the latest show directly here:
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


The Coolest Thing About Love Podcast Homepage: thecoolestthingaboutlove.ca

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

The Coolest Thing About Love Podcast Homepage: thecoolestthingaboutlove.ca

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

The Coolest Thing About Love Podcast Homepage: thecoolestthingaboutlove.ca

February 2021

 All the songs that made my best albums of year played in order.


Links from the show:

See the videos from all the albums here:


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2021-02_final.mp3

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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - February 2021
TALK - Theme
Jordana - I Wanna
THIBAULT - Drama
True Blossom - Yours
Vansire - After Filmore County
TALK
Even As We Speak - Forgiving
Habibi - Angel Eyes
The Harriets - Cafe Disco
Honey Cutt - Hung Up On Me
TALK
All Ashore! - Radio Sunshine
TOPS - Pirouette
The Magnetic Fields - My Stupid Boyfriend
Beach Bunny - Ms. California
TALK
Best Ex - Bad Love
Best Ex - Good At Feeling Bad
TALK 
The Very Most - Her Three-Year Old Laugh or The Time The Microphones Played in My Living Room
The Very Most - To Just Be Good
TALK 
Boy Pablo - Leave Me Alone
Boy Pablo - Come Home


January 2021

 All the songs that made my best singles of year played in order.


Best song I heard since the last Best of the Year show:  Boy Pablo - Hey Girl, see a live version of the song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16-H1CozG3g

Links from the show:

See the videos for all the songs here:


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2021-01_final.mp3

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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - January 2021
TALK - Theme
Boy Pablo - Hey Girl
Khruangbin - Time (You And I)
TOPS - I Feel Alive
Vansire - Central Time
The Very Most - I Live My Boring Dreams
TALK
Alice Pheobe Lou - Witches
Pheobe Bridgers - Kyoto
Caroline Rose - Feel The Way I Want
MICHELLE - Sunrise
The Booyah! Kids - Don't Trust Me
TALK
Lionel Boy - Are You Happy Yet
Best Ex - Gap Tooth (On My Mind)
The Harriets - Darlin'
The Magnetic Fields - (I Want To Join A) Biker Gang
Hannah Georgas - That Emotion
TALK
George Clanton and Nick Hexum - Driving In My Car
Poolside ft. Amo Amo - Around The Sun 
Snow Coats - Poor Girl
Japan, Man - I Like To Wait
TALK 
Jelani Aryeh - Stella Brown

Albums of the year 2020

 The Coolest Thing About Love best albums of 2020

Listen to a song from the album using the links below and buy the album from the Bandcamp link:


1. Wachito Rico by Boy Pablo

Bandcamp link




2. Needs Help by The Very Most 

Bandcamp link



3. Good At Feeling Bad by Best Ex



4. Honeymoon by Beach Bunny

Bandcamp link



5. Quickies by The Magnetic Fields



6. TOPS - I Feel Alive

Bandcamp link



7. Stayin' Afloat by All Ashore!



8. Coasting by Honey Cutt

Bandcamp link



9. Hopefuls by The Harriets



10. Anywhere But Here by Habibi

Bandcamp link



11. Adelphi by Even As We Speak


12. After Fillmore County by Vansire

Bandcamp link



13. In Bliss by True Blossom

Bandcamp link



14. Or Not Thibault by THIBAULT

Bandcamp link



15. Classical Notions of Happiness by Jordana




Best singles of 2020

The Coolest Thing About Love best singles of 2020

Listen to each song using the links below:

1. Boy Pablo - Hey Girl

2. Khruangbin - Time (You and I)  



3. TOPS - I Feel Alive 


4. Vansire - Central Time


5. The Very Most - I Live my boring Dreams 


6. Alice Pheobe Lou - Witches


7. Pheobe Bridgers - Kyoto


8. Caroline Rose - Feel The Way I Want 



9. MICHELLE - Sunrise  



10. The Booyah! Kids - Don't Trust Me



11. Lionel Boy - Are You Happy Yet



12. Best Ex - Gap Tooth (On My Mind)   



13. The Harriets - Darlin'   



14. The Magnetic Fields - (I Want To Join A) Biker Gang   



15. Hannah Georgas - That Emotion



16. George Clanton and Nick Hexum - Driving My Car 



17. Poolside - Around The Sun (ft. Amo Amo)  



18. Snow Coats - Pool Girl 



19. Japan, man - I Like To Wait 



20. Jelani Aryeh - Stella Brown