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!

April 18, 2014

Yes, I know that everyone has heard of Future Islands by this point, but it would have been a great shame if they were not one of my top songs this year.  I had heard them before on Satellite radio but seeing their performance on Letterman (link below) really put them over the top.

This led to a set of electro pop that I quite enjoyed, followed by a more traditional indie pop set.  After the final set that was more on the rockin' side the random ending were The Diskettes a great band that I haven't heard in a long time (I guess that is the point of the random ending).

Best song I heard since the last show - Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting On You) - See their great performance on Letterman here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ee4bfu_t3c

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Fireball XL5 Setlist - April 18, 2014
TALK - Theme
Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting On You)
Pendentif - Embrasse Moi
Frankie Rose - Gospel/Grace
PHEDRE - In Decay
Lemaitre - Cut To Black
The Blanche Hudson Weekend - Let Me Go
Chocolate Barry - Popmusic Crazy
Let's Whisper - It'll Be OK
Math and Physics Club - That's What Love Is
Alpaca Sports - Telephone
Shrag - Faux Coda
Marnie Stern - Immortals
The Sparkles - No Friend Of Mine
DIANA - Strange Attraction
Weaves - Take A Dip
The Diskettes - Art

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