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 17, 2007

Theme: The Stolen Minks Interview
On Air: Frank, Tiina, and Erica

I was very excited before this show as for the first time in a while I was going to have a band come and visit me. I first had the idea when I saw that the Stolen Minks were playing Waterloo the same night as my show, so I e-mailed them and they agreed to come to CKMS before their gig. Unfortunately on the day of the show, they called a little after 6 saying they were just leaving London and didn't know if they would make it to the station time and suggested perhaps making it a phone interview. That's why I might seem a little frazzled in the first half of the show as I was running around looking at the logistics of doing a phone interview.
Luckily, they managed to make it to the station around 7:15 pm and drop of two members of the band, Erica and Tiina (yes that is how she spells it) who came on the show for a couple of great interview segments. They talked about touring across Canada in a van, their albums, day jobs, and there was even a reference to Henry Rollins. It was a lot of fun and they put on a great show that night that I had the pleasure of witnessing.

Before the Ladies came to the show I got in a ska set that stemmed from my top song of the week: a great, great song by Tim Armstrong (former lead singer of Rancid) called "Into Action" that is guaranteed to get you moving. I also played an Elvis set as the show was a day after the 30th anniversary of his death. In looking around the web for songs to play I found the Belle and Sebastian song "Century of Elvis" from an EP back in 1997. As it was back in the days when Stuart David was part of the band he does one of his telling a story over the music type songs, it is funny and definitely worth a listen.

TALK-Theme (Ska Set)
Tim Armstrong - Into Action
The Planet Smashers - Explosive (C)
The Planet Smashers - Raise Your Glass (C)
Chris Murray - Dangerous Hearts (C)
Dappled Cities - Beach Song
TALK (Elvis Set)
Deja Voodoo - Elvis Is Dead (C)
Belle and Sebastian - Century of Elvis
New Pornographers - Graceland (C)
Chris Houston - Baby Jesus Looked Like Elvis (C)
Elvis Presley - Hard Headed Woman
Lucknow Pact - A Few Drinks, A Few Laughs
The Rosebuds - Get Up, Get Out
The Brilliant Corners - Trudy Is A Squeel
The Bartlets - You Are Still Beautiful
Two Hours Traffic - When We Finish (C)
Karen Dalton - Something On Your Mind **See Note 1
Jens Lekman - Black Cab
Katie Stelmanis - Hittem (C)
The Guest Bedroom - We Need Trips (C)
The Stolen Minks - Stop Talking (C)
TALK (Stolen Minks Interview Part 1)
The Stolen Minks - Peppy Twist (C)
The Maynards - Kustom 250 (C)
TALK (Stolen Minks Interview Part 2)
Ray Condo and His Hard Rock Goners - Sunset Blues (C)
All Girl Summer Fun Band - Later Operator
Shout Out Louds - Tonight I Have To Leave It **See Note 2
The Cure - Friday I'm In Love
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson - Cleanhead Blues **See Note 3

Note 1: One more Hillside throwback, I heard cover versions of both this song and the next while at Hillside.

Note 2: As Derek wrote to me, the song sounds so much like the Cure that it should have been called "In Between Fridays I'm in Love Just Like Heaven"

Note 3: I played this song as it was from the first CD I every purchased, a blues compilation that I picked up the same day as I bought my first CD player in 1989 in Edmonton.

(C) Denotes Canadian Content

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