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!

November 5, 2010

It would be strange for a Belle and Sebastian album to come out and it not be my top song of the week. Although after the first few listens, I do have to admit, I just wasn't getting into "Write About Love", but since then it has grown on me and I had a hard decision to pick which track to play on the show. Then there was the added bonus of seeing them at Massey Hall last month, a perfect place to see one of my all time favourite bands.

In fact all the songs first set were from albums that I had recently bought (B&S, Antarctica Takes It! and The Drums) while the other two were songs from albums that haven't even been released yet (Acid House Kings, and Lykke Li). The Acid House Kings album should be out early next year while there is no time line that I have seen for Lykke Li. I love that the Acid House Kings have shared a spreadsheet on Google Docs where you can follow the progress of the album all the way from writing the melody and chorus, to recording the vocals, to final mastering. See the link below to follow along yourself.

The rest of sets went from female pop, to indie rock, ending with a slower set to take us out. I ended with a song by the late great Solomon Burke. I had the extreme pleasure of seeing him perform while attending a conference in Italy, he was a true showman who obviously greatly enjoyed what he was doing. Thus it is not surprising that he died while travelling to do a concert.

Websites I mentioned during the show

See the current progress of the latest Acid House Kings album:

First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
Belle and Sebastian - Come On Sister (Listen to the the song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dg8hemLRFr0 )

You can download the latest show directly here:

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Fireball XL5 Setlist - November 5, 2010
TALK - Theme
Belle and Sebastian - Come On Sister
Acid House Kings - Are We Lovers Or Are We Friends?
Antarctica Takes It! - C&F
Lykke Li - Get Some
The Drums - Forever And Ever Amen
Juliana Hatfield three - My Sister
Very Truly Yours - I'd Write You A Song
Pop Romantique! - Monday
The Gay - Critics (C)
Lucky Soul - Whoa Billy!
Rattail - Gas Mask (C)
The Doers - Moment Noticed (C)
The Ruth Ellis Swing Band - Still Blank
The Craft Economy - The Lives Of Captured Scientists
Unnatural Helpers - Vox Humana
Lake Holiday - Don't Stay Forever
Memphis - In The Cinema Alone (C)
Erik de Vahl - Running
Magic Castles - 10,100
The Very Sexuals - Carla
Solomon Burke - Got To Get You Off My Mind

(C) - Canadian Content

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