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 31, 2007

Theme: Pop songs your new boyfriend is too stupid to know about
On Air: Frank and Milosz

Another week, another guest on the show, this time it was Milosz from the band Knock, Knock, Ginger who came on without his band so we could talk about music. It was also good that Milosz brought his music enabled phone as one of the CD players at the station was broken so it was difficult for me to play consecutive MP3s. His influence can be seen in the second half of the show where we pretty much swapped songs and we also had some good conversations including an interesting one about the importance of editing in music.

Milosz supplied me with my top song of the week, The Ladybug Transistor song "Like A Summer Rain" which to me sounded a lot like the Magnetic Fields so I had to play them right after.

As it happens, in the two weeks before the show I was made aware of a Tullycraft song from two different people, strange as the song is a couple of years old. The name of the song is "Pop Songs Your New Boyfriend Is Too Stupid To Know About" and in it he mentions other bands that he likes to listen to, so the rest of the set contains some of those bands.

I ended with a song from the movie "24 Hour Party People" which is a movie about the Manchester music scene and in particular about Tony Wilson the found of Factory Records (Factory Records released such legendary Manchester bands Joy Division, New Order, and the Happy Mondays). The reason I played the song was that Tony Wilson passed away a few weeks before the show, and here is an interesting tidbit from his Wikipedia entry (of course this means it might not be true): As with everything else in the Factory empire, Tony Wilson's coffin was also given a Factory catalogue number - FAC 501. This will be the last Factory catalogue number.

The Ladybug Transistor - Like A Summer Rain
The Magnetic Fields - Busby Berkeley Dreams
Page France - The Ruby Ring Man
Bellevue - Carry On (C)
Griffin and the True Believers - Tivoli (C)
All Girl Summer Fun Band - Later Operator
TALK (Funky set)
Calvin Harris - Merry Making At My Place
The Grey Boy Allstars - Still Waiting
Champion - The Plow (C)
Azure Ray - New Resolution
Wild Magnolias - Somebody's Got (Soul Soul Soul)
The Flirtations - Nothing But A Heartache
Belle and Sebastian - For The Price Of A Cup Of Tea
Crowded House - Even A Child
Acid House Kings - Say Yes If You Want Me
Vampire Weekend - Mansard Roof (Live at KEXP) **See Note 1
TALK (Tullycraft set)
Tullycraft - Pop Songs Your New Boyfriend Is Too Stupid To Know About
The Pastels - Mandarin
Alan Clap and His Orchestra - Something Strange Happens
Cub - New York City (C)
Heavenly - Hearts and Crosses
Stars - Take Me To The Riot (C)
Miracle Fortress - Maybe Lately (C)
Ohbijou - The Woods (C)
The Beautiful South - You Keep It All In
Happy Mondays - 24 Hour Party People

Note 1: Saw them at Sneeky Dees in Toronto the week before the show.

(C) Denotes Canadian Content

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