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!

December 8, 2006

Theme: Playing Catch-up
On Air: Frank

After the last few shows I had a whole lot of leftover songs that didn't get to play and with the Christmas show up next and the Best of show after that I figured I should start out the new year with a clean slate. Thus there wasn't an overall theme to the show but I still think the show went together very well.

The only set that had a theme was one inspired by an article I saw in the Globe and Mail by Russel Smith, in it he discusses the fine division of Indie Pop music called Twee Pop. A lot of music I have been listening to and playing on the show lately could be classified as twee. Most of the article is pretty factual discussing the major bands in twee and describing the sound, he calls the Smiths the proto-twee band and that Belle and Sebastian are the current most famous twee band (I think this might have been true with a lot of their early stuff but no so much lately). But, the parts of the article that I really had problems with were his assertions that somehow the music is part of an organized movement striving to be anti-establishment, in my opinion its just happy music that sounds good. He ends the article by saying that the people who like twee are "uniformly women" (based on my gender I disagree) and you outgrow this type of music as you get older (again based on my advanced age I disagree). However, an upside of the article is that I found out about a great band called "I'm from Barcelona" which is how I started out that set.

See the original article here:

Find out more about Twee here:

TALK - Theme

The Positions - Back To Me
Starflower - Dance Till Morning Light
Los Abandoned - Van Nuys (Es Very Nice)
Psapp - Hi
The Exteriors - The Hates
Knock, Knock, Ginger - You Could've Been My Johnny Marr (C)
D'Ubervilles - We're Blowing Up (C)
Kelly and the Kelly Girls - Ferris Wheel (C)
Duke Spirit - House Is Not A Motel
The Pants Situation - Fifty Fifty (C) **I love the name of this band!
Los Straightjackets - Peppermint Twist
Moses Mayes - Tell Me (C)
Sasha Dobson - Without You
Evy - Quel Genre De Fille
El Perro Del Mar - Here Comes That Feeling
Dion - I Was Born To Cry
Robyn - Be Mine
Goldstoned - Always On My Mind
Peter, Bjorn, and John - Let's Call it Off
Kings of Convenience - Misread
From Barcelona - We're From Barcelona
Shade Tree - Stupidest Thing
The Broken Hearts Club - Abbotsford and Flemington (C)
The Diskettes - Jump Up (C)
Henry Faberge and the Adorables - Lonely Postcards (C)
Lake Holiday - In Whisper (C)
Tom Waits - Lie To Me
Blow Monkeys - It Doesn't Have To Be That Way

(C) Denotes Canadian Content

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