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!

October 29, 2009

Theme: What I stole from Cental Services
On Air: Frank

A lot of this show, especially the first set was stolen from the show Central Services, a great radio show that was formerly on CKMS but can now be found on CFRU (www.cfru.ca). Corey and I have very similar tastes in music as you can see from the description of his show:

Host Corey W. Schmidt delves into his massive record collection and shares with you some independent pop music delights from around the globe. Side trips are also taken into the worlds of 60s sugar, 70s prog noodling, disco thunder and hot buttered soul, 80s synthesized glam, 90s shoegazing as well as other strangeness that lurks in thrift shop dollar bins. All in all, the best pop music you'll hear all week.

You can download the last few Central Services shows from the CFRU website, I highly recommend them.

Back to this current show which started out with a funky set that followed along from my top song and then an electro pop set because it seemed to fit there, it was only after these that I got back to my bread and butter indie pop sets.

And my big ending that was over 10 years in the making didn't happen. Here is the story, back when I was doing my Masters I remember playing a song with the lyrics "going for my Masters, calling bullshit on my PhD". At the time I thought I would never do a PhD, but then I did do one and I thought that I should really play that song when I was done. Well fast forward to the present and a few weeks ago I had my convocation for my PhD so I thought I should play the song. I had it in my mind that it was by a guy named Wierd Paul (who was popular at CKMS as the time), I went so far as to borrow the album from a friend, but when I listened to the album I couldn't find the song. My search continues for that song I was looking for, but in the meantime I ended with a song by Wierd Paul song anyway.

Things I referenced on the show:

Weird Paul's website http://weirdpaul.com/

Fireball XL5 Setlist - October 29, 2009
Pizzicato Five - Happy Sad (CS)
Gila - Why Don't We Do It (CS)
Gino Soccio - Turn It Around (CS)
Brandi Disterheft - Twilight Curtain
Sandy Edmonds - Daylight Saving Time **See Note 1
Lioness - You're My Heart
Fritz Helder and the Phantoms - Lagerfeld Lady
Mr. Suitcase - You Don't Smile Anymore
Nakatomi Towers - Cut Me Out
Lusine - Two Dots
Afternoon Naps - Postcard (CS)
Dylan Mondegreen - Girl In Grass
The Gladeyes - Monika
Wildwood lights - Town and Country
Milky Way - In Love (CS)
Red Sleeping Beauty - Season's Change
My Teenage Stride - We'll Meet At Emily's
Marching Band - Make No Plans
Hari and Aino - Maple
Dent May And His Magnificent Ukulele - You Can't Force A Dance Party
TALK (sort of kinda the British set)
The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir - One Night Stand
Town Bike - Hey Hey Ho
The Apple Moths - Miserable Town
Golden Glow - Streetligher ** See Note 2
Joy Division - Transmission
Wierd Paul - Whalin' the Shit Out Of Guys

(CS) - Song stolen from Central Services

Note 1: The show was recorded the weekend before the clocks changed for daylight saving time

Note 2: This song sounded so much like Joy Division I had to play them after.

October 24, 2009

Live DJ show Jane Bond.
The Coolest Thing About Love 2 - Convocation edition
October 24, 2009