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!

January 6, 2006

Theme: Best of 2005
On Air: Frank

I didn't really have an overall strategy on how I played the songs on the Best of 2005 show, however I did leave my picks for the top 3 albums of the year until close to the end.

I had a tough time picking the top album from my top three. But in the end, I chose the CD that I most consistently wanted to be in my player, New Order's "Waiting For The Siren's Call". I know it is old school but even after all these years they still managed to put out a solid album. I put the Diskettes down as number two with their album "Weeknights at Island View Beach", their low-fi sound is about as far from New Order's as you can get. The Magic Numbers self-titled CD was number three, the album is filled with lots of incredibly catchy songs.

You can see all my picks for the best of 2005 here: http://www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/frseglen/archive/setlists/2005/best_of_2005.htm

One of the hardest things I had to do was to make sure that the albums and singles were actually released in 2005. I was good with most of the albums, but I was surprised at how many of my picks for singles were actually from 2004. Then there is also the difficulty in deciding what to do about albums that were released in their native countries in 2004 but not in Canada till 2005. That is why my number one single is "Heartbeat" by Annie, although it was released in Europe in 2004, it only came out here in 2005.

Le Sport - Tell No One About Tonight
The Futureheads - Decent Days and Nights
Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot
SS Cardiacs - Noo Noo (C)
Russian Futurists - Paul Simon (C)
Dandy Warhols - Smoke It!
Elefant - Misfit
Magneta Lane - The Constant Lover (C)
The Cloud Room - Hey Now, Now
Novillero - The Hypothesist (C)
Elliot Brood - President (C)
Carolyn Mark & Corb Lund - Sweet Thing (C)
Kathleen Edwards - In State (C)
Clap Your Hands And Sey Yeah! - The Skin Of My Yellow Country Teeth
Sharon Jones & The Dapkings - How Do I Let A Good Man Down
Oneself - Bluebird
Ivy - Thinking Of You
Lemon Jelly - Make Things Right
Antony and the Johnsons - Fistful Of Love
Calvin Johnson - When Hearts Turn Blue
Firefly - Made Me Glad (C)
Crooked Fingers - Call To Love
Portastatic - I Wanna Know Girls
The Mountain Goats - This Year
Jens Lekman - Julie (Remix)
Magic Numbers - Forever Lost
The Diskettes - Get Together (C)
New Order - Krafty
Black Mountain - Modern Music

(C) Denotes Canadian Content

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