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!

June 20, 2008

Theme: Venus and Honey
On Air: Frank and Michelle

Michelle joined me for this show so the talking bits are lot more interesting then when I do the show solo. After my initial set I managed to squeeze in a set by artists who are going to be playing in the area and a set about honey. I got the idea for the honey set while looking for the song "Shade And Honey" by Sparklehouse and I came upon an MP3 blog entry of songs about honey, so I stole the idea. Of course Michelle rhymed off about 5 more songs about honey during the set but I only had time to play the ones I did.
Here is Michelle's description of her sets:
My first set started off with a song that was played in the final scene of the movie "Young People Fucking", a great little indie Canadian film for which the title does little justice other than publicity as it is quirky, and humorous, with absolutely no, per say, below-the-belt shots (unfortunately -- this comment added by Frank).
The rest of the set included songs I find particularly "summery" including a track from The Cloud Cult who have been releasing their albums on the Earthology Record label, a not-for-profit environmental record label (which includes 100% recycled jewel cases and paper, soy based inks, and the recycling of CD cut scraps into milk cartons). I can't get enough of "I Woke Up Today", I've been listening to it for months and my ears haven't tired in the slightest. Check out a youtube video by Throw Me The Statue - most were shot on the deck of a very windy Seattle ferry ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BacCAXDLz10 ).
Thao Nguyen put on one of the best live shows I've seen yet this year at Sneaky Dee's back in March, a tireless guitar player she whipped her hair about like the wild Vietnamese Virginian she is. At first listen to her cd "We Brave Bee Stings And All" I wasn't sure if it was a girl or a guy singing, at least at times it sounded at lot like The Flaming Lips. The album is certainly one of my favourites so far this year.
I followed my second set up with a number of British bands I've recently discovered (Life Without Buildings, Hefner, Nina Nastasia). Life Without Buildings are from Glasgow, and broke up in 2002, but that girls completely unique vocal style is mind blowing. Also, I had tickets to see Nina at The Drake the night of the radio show but sadly she cancelled. The late John Peel was a huge fan of Nina Nastasia, and he also gave enormous props to Hefner, so I have also recently looked into their back catalogue.
The final song I played was my favourite single from 2007: The Cave Singers - Seeds Of Night. That song is so beautiful it makes me ache.

Herman Dune - I Wish I Could See You Soon
Adam Green - Morning After Midnight
Bjorn Kleinhenz - The Quest For Your Heart
Joel Alme - The Queen's Corner
Fembots - Countdown Our Days (C)
Cloud Cult - Journey Of The Featherless
Port O'Brien - I Woke Up Today
Throw Me The Statue - Lolita
Thao And The Get Down Stay Down - Swimming Pools
Life Without Buildings - The Leanover
Hefner - Hello Kitten
The Replacements - Unsatisfied
Nina Nastasia - A Dog's Life
Bonnie Prince Billy - So Everyone
The Milwaukee's Best Band - The Way She Goes (C)
Parlour Steps - The Garden (C)
Knock, Knock, Ginger - Love Renee (C)
Rebekah Higgs - Parables (C)
Born Ruffians - I Need A Life (C)
TALK (Honey Set)
Sparklehouse - Shade And Honey
Jesus And Mary Chain - Just Like Honey
Daniel Johnston - Honey, I Sure Miss You
Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass - A Taste Of Honey
Jim White - Crash Into The Sun
Judd And Maggie - Sleep Interrupted
The Cave Singers - Seeds Of Night
Mystery Jets - Half In Love With Elizabeth

(C) Denotes Canadian Content

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