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!

August 28, 1998

The biggest set of this week's show was devoted to Stephin Merrit the
man behind such projects as the Magnetic Fields, Future Bible Heroes and
the Sixths, whom Michelle and I went to see in Toronto the Monday before
the show (with Derek and Sari). Even though I only recognized one song
all night it was the best concert I've seen in a while for some of the
following reasons: Lee's Palace is a good venue, they didn't turn the
music up too loud, you could understand everything Merrit said, nobody
in the audience was talking and Merrit just writes really good songs.
I've only really enjoyed two other concerts when I wasn't famillar with
the music: Spirit of the West the first time they played the Bombshelter
and Jerry Jerry when I saw him at the Hoodoo Lounge in Kitchener.

Anybody else have a positive experience with bands they wern't that
familiar with?

Next week I'll be joined by David Kreller for the show.

Fireball XL5 Aug 28/1998 Playlist

Anagnson & Kinton - Molta Allegro
John Bottomley - Friendship
Thee Headcoatees - Money
Juke Joint - Supply & Demand
House of Velvet - Poison Ivy
Sianspheric - Can't Get it up
Finnigan's Tongue - Kaiser's Bust
Newfoundland Kitchen Party - Black Velvet Band
Ultrababyfat - What He Said
Beastie Boys - Song for Junior
Mix Master Mike - Jack Knyfe
7% Solution - Built on Sand
Shonen Knife - Fist Eyes
Tragically Hip - Chagrin Falls
Social Distortion - Ring of Fire
Johnny Cash - Going by the Book
Shudder to Think w/ Liz Phair - Erecting a movie star
Liz Phair - Ride
Snowpony - Titanic
The Magnetic Fields - 100 000 Fireflies
The Sixths - San Diego Zoo
Barbra Manning - Blood of Feeling
The Sixths - Falling out of Love with you
Luna - Pup Tent
The Sixths - Movies in my head
Yo La Tengo - From a Motel 6
The Sixths - Puerto Rico Way
Unrest - Cath Carrol
Future Bible Heroes - Blond Adonis
White Town - Hair like Alain Delon
PayBack - She Won't Tell Me ** request
The Demics - New York City ** Dedicated to Mary&Chris
The Sweaters - Barbra
Men Without Hats - Sideways
Child - Coatcheck Girl
Juliana Hatfield - Bad Day
Joe Jackson - Is she really going out with him
Spandau Ballet - True

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