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!

January 1, 2010

Date: January 1, 2010
Theme: Best of 2009
On Air: Frank

My annual best of show highlighting my picks for 2009. I started off with the singles and worked up to the albums ending with double shots of the top 4.

You can listen to the comments about the songs on the podcast, but I just want to say that I might be crazy by putting a CD I just got in the beginning of December as my top pick however I'm just loving it that much.

It is the best pure twee pop songs together in one place for many years. Catchy songs, references to public transit, waiting in line for concert tickets, and the boy/girl vocals just hits all my buttons.

See a graphical representation of both my album and single Best of 2009 picks here:


Fireball XL5 Setlist - January 1, 2010
The Drums - Let's Go Surfing
Suburban Kids With Biblical Names - 1999
The Sound Of Arrows - M.A.G.I.C.
Sandstream - Teenage Love
Town Bike - Hey Hey Ho
Juni Jarvi - Looking At You Is Like Looking At The Sun
Dent May and His Magnificent Ukulele - Meet Me In The Garden
Tesco Chainstore Mascara - You Lost Me At Hello
The Legends - Always The Same
Library Voices - Step Off The Map & Float
The XX - VCR
Camera Obscura - French Navy
Yo La Tengo - Nothing To Hide
Yo La Tengo - If It's True
God Help The Girl - Come Monday Night
God Help The Girl - Hiding Neath My Umbrella
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Come Saturday
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - Young Adult Friction
The Pocketbooks - Fleeting Moments
The Pocketbooks - Footsteps