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 13, 2000

If you know anything about me or the show you know that the first
set during Oktoberfest is going to be all polka. Of course starting with
the Wetspots and a song that should be played at the end of every
Oktoberfest celebration, as it mentions Kitchener and
Walter Ostenak and has the chorus EI EI O.

After that I played the Rheostatics as not only were they playing that
night at the Bombshelter on campus, but Dave Bidini was doing a talk
about his book "On a Cold Road". The book is part diary of when the
Rheostatics opened on a Tragically Hip cross country tour, part of a
history of the Rheostatics, and part recollections of other Canadian
musicians and their musical experiences. During each of the announce
break I read a few selections from the book, it's quite good and I
recommend it to anyone interested in the Canadian music scene.

There was also the Friday the 13th set, which is a preview of this
week's show: the very scary Halloween show. Michelle and I
will play the music
of warewolves and demons and hell to get you into the spirit of the
season. Send along any suggestions you have for the show.

And a couple of glaring omissions from the show, first off Steven F.
mentioned that however cliche it is Neil Young's
harvest moon would have been appropriate. He spent the night
sitting "in a friend's hot tub,
smoking cigars, enjoying a cold beer while starting at the moon". And
as it got up to 19 degrees that day (for confirmation check out:
weather.uwaterloo.ca/data.htm) I was thinking about playing Beat
Happening's "Indian Summer". Missed oportunities. But as the
scheduled temperature is 20 tomorrow maybe I'm still in luck.

Fireball XL5 Setlist Oct 13/ 2000

The Wetspots - Blitzkrieg Polka (C)
Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper - Polka Polka
The Romaniacs - Estacy of the Martyr (C)
Polkacide - Favorite Polka
The Dutchmasters - Fireman's Polka
The Rheostatics - Sweet Beautiful and mine (C)
Fan Tan Alley - I heard a Lie (C)
The Nation - Book of Losers (C)
Urban Surf Kings - Tango El pollo (C)
Jolly Llamas - Jenna's Vegan Docs (C)
King Cobb Steelie - Lady Toronto (C)
TALK (Friday the 13th set)
Warren Zevon - Warewolves of London
3D Invisibles - Friday the 13th
Mudhoney - Halloween
Damon and Naomi - Judah the the Maccabees
Jimi Hendrix - Loverman
Theivery Corporation - Focus on Sight
The New Deal - Dopamine (C)
Flaming Lips - Waiting for Superman
Liz Phair - Batmobile
Throwing Muses - Bright Yellow Gun
Cub - New York City (C)
Rebecca West - Absolute Fact (C)
Jale - Ali (C)
Dinosaur Jr. - Start Chopin'
Pixies - Monkey Gone to Heaven

(C) Denotes Canadian Content

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