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 19, 2008

Theme: Christmas show 2008
On Air: Frank

This was my annual Christmas show and as usual I didn't play your typical holiday songs. I kept the show short to reflect the amount of really good new Christmas songs I found this year, but still had time to add a few Fireball XL5 Christmas classics.

The best new holiday song I heard this year was by The Wedding Present featuring Simone White with Holly Jolly Hollywood. I've had to listen to it a few times every day because it is that good. The video is also incredibly fun and insanely cute (well at least Simone is insanely cute), do yourself a favour and watch it from the link below.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Links to some of the things I mentioned during the show

Fireball XL5 Setlist - December 5, 2008

The Wedding Present featuring Simone White - Holly Jolly Hollywood
Hello Saferide - Ipod X-mas
The Chills - Christmas Chimes
David Carswell and Megan Barnes - I Wanna Kiss You This Christmas (C)
The Diskettes - Noel (C)
Belle and Sebastian - Are You Coming Over For Christmas
Ron Sexsmith - Maybe This Christmas (C)
Soda Fountain Rag - Jullaten 2007
The Ravonettes - Come On Santa
Velocity Girl - Merry Christmas, I Love You
Au Revoir Simone - Christmas Time Is Here
Figurine - The Holiday Behind Us
Sally Shapiro - Anorak Christmas (Piano Mix)
Glo-Worm - Holiday
Le Sport, Montt Mardie and Mr. Suitcase - Last Christmas
Lucky, Lucky, Pigeons - Red Santa
The Headcoatees - Santa Claus
Irene - Christmas On The Beach
Darryl Reimer - Merry Big Ole Christmas
Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet - Faster Santa Claus Ho, Ho, Ho (C)
Elisa Gabbai - Winter In Kanada

(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Remember the Fireball XL5 Homepage is at www.fireballxl5.ca

December 5, 2008

Theme: Back to the indie pop with lots of new stuff
On Air: Frank

It was good to finally get back to a regular show that wasn't all about me. As I had not done a show like this
in a while I had a large backlog of new music to play, as evidenced by the fact that this show clocks in at a little over 2 hours and even then I cut out two entire sets that I was originally going to play.

I'll just highlight one of the things I talked about on the show: Every year the BBC asks a list of music
critics and broadcasters to find out which bands will they think will make it big in the next year. They did
pretty good last year as the 2008 list included The Ting Tings, Adele, Vampire Weekend, The Black Kids, and
MGMT. You can check out the BBC Sound of 2009 site using the link below.

In the third set I played a couple of songs to commemorate those who recently passed away: Odetta and
Levi Stubbs (see links below for more information)

Links to some of the things I mentioned during the show:

Link to BBC Sound of 2009:

Link to Pitchfork review of Black Kids

Link to Wee Pop records

Link to Heaven's Just A Kiss Away

Link to information about Odetta:

Link to information about levi Stubbs:

Fireball XL5 Setlist - December 5, 2008

TALK (Theme)
The Ting Tings - Be The One
Masonic - Lifetime of Deception
Marching Band - Gorgeous Behaviour
Detektifbryån - Neonland
TALK (recent CD set)
Black Kids - Look at me (When I Rock Wichoo)
Vancouger - unmanned (C)
Los Campesinos! - Ways To Make It Through The Wall
Don Lennon - Really Dave Matthews
Herman Dune - On A Saturday
TALK (lo-fi)
The Endless Bummer - Baseball in China (C)
Kevin Ayers - Girl On A Swing
Tvärvägen - September
Charles Douglas - Where Did I Go
The 6ths (with Odetta) - Waltzing Me All The Way Home
Billy Bragg - Levi Stubbs' Tears
TALK (Female voices)
Firefox AK - City To City
Santa Maria - Lalalalalaaa
Point Junction WA - Melon Bird
Minisnap - Leave It To You
The Passions - I'm In Love With A German Film Star
BlueJuice - Vitriol (Pious Edit) **See Note 1
Japanese Motors - Better Trends
Salut!machaut - Tom and Joanna
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Everything With You
Lizards From Afar - Just A Girl **See Note 1
+/- - Snowblind
We and Lisa - Ana
The Lovekevins - Private Life Of A Cat
Firefly - Love (Is Gonna Be On Your Side) **See Note 2

Note 1: Both of these songs were sent to me.

Note 2: This is not the Waterloo band Firefly but one from a compilation CD of Italian Disco songs.

(C) Denotes Canadian Content