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!

October 29, 1999

The Halloween show was its usual scary self, however there was some controversy
between Michelle and I about the what the theme really was: Songs that actually
sounded scary (Michelle's opinion) or songs that had titles dealing with
Halloween, death, the devil, etc. (My opinion). Maybe next year we'll split the
show in half.

For the next show I'm looking for suggestions for songs about superheroes, this
is related the theme of Michelle's birthday party this year, that came about
after watching the movie Mystery Men. Send your suggestions along for the next
show on November 12.

Also, I'm starting a contest about the media and the year 2000 hype, read about
it after the setlist.

Fireball XL5 Setlist Oct 29, 1999
TALK-Theme (Songs from movies)
Acid Test - Mr. Skin
Teknakullar Raincoats - Dancing Cadavers
Klaus Nomi - Ding Dong (the witch is dead)
Juliana Hatfield - Witches Song
The Fleshtones - I was a teenage Zombie
TALK (80s set)
Ministry - Everyday is Halloween
Oingo Boingo - Dead man's Party
The Smiths - Cemetary Gates
Siouxsie & the Banshees - Peek-a-boo
Bauhaus - Bella Legosi's dead (with apologies to Trevor)
The Smugglers - Your mom's the Devil
Hank & Frank - Walk like a Zombie
Deja Voodoo - Cemetary (Request)
Deja Voodoo - Three Men, One Coffin
The Clash - City of the Dead
Jackson Phibes - Body of a boy, mind of a monster
Colour me Psycho - Sinister Urge
The Jazz Butcher - The devil is my friend
Eddy Grant - Killer on the Rampage
Sucking Chest Wound - Satan'n'Hippies'n'drugs'n'rock'n'roll
Todd Rollins & Chick Bullock - The Boogie Man
Sonic Youth - Dirty Boots (Request)
JS Bach - Fugue in G Minor
Shuffle Demons - Funkin Pumpkin
Future Bible Heroes - Death Opened a boutique

Fireball XL5 - Y2K Media Hype contest details:

I have chosen the National Post as the reference newspaper (sorry if this offends
some people, but a) I wanted to keep it Canadian and b) they had the only search
engine that ordered the results by date). There are 2 parts to the contest, the
first one is to guess the last date in the year 1999 when the word (expression,
shortform, whatever you call it) "Y2K" will NOT be used in an article and the
second part is to guess the first date in the year 2000 when "Y2K" will NOT be
used in any article.

Notes: There is no National Post on Sundays and I am relying on the search engine
provided by the Website, I'm not going to actually scan the paper, so "Y2K" being
used in an advertisement or in the classifieds doesn't count. Scoring is as
follows: 5 points for getting the date right on, and then losing a point for each
day you are off, hence the maximum score will be 10 points.

In case there is a tie here is the tie-breaking question:
How many articles will contain "Y2K" on the January 1, 2000 edition of the National Post?

Please submit your contest entries to frseglen@uwaterloo.ca, the cut off date for
entries will be November 19, 1999. There will no prizes, just the admiration of all
my loser friends. You can check the current standings at:

By the way as of today the last time "Y2K" was not in an article was way back on
October 27. Good Luck.

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