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!

May 16, 2014

This show started with a funky set after a fantastic top song called "Fantastic Man" by a mysterious man named William Onyeabor.  Basically he released 8 albums in the late 70s and early 80s in his native Nigeria and then pretty much disappeared.  Recently the albums have be re-discovered, even prompting a tour this year of musicians such as David Bryne doing his songs.  You can see his entire story in the video link below.
For the rest of show I presented some recent indie pop along with a lo-fi sort of set at the end.

Best song I heard since the last show - William Onyeabor - Fantastic Man - See the great video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyL4c_LDCl0&feature=kp

Websites I mentioned during the show:

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Video for Jacques Dutronc f. Francoise Hardy - Mini, Mini, Mini:

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Fireball XL5 Setlist - May 16, 2014
TALK - Theme
William Onyeabor - Fantastic Man
S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time
Donna Loren - Love's A Secret Weapon
Midnight Star - Midas Touch
Odyssey - Don't Tell Me Tell Her
The Swapsies - Another Game On Saturday
Finnmark! - Everyone's Dying
Making Marks - Lemon Sheets
The Prophet Hens - High Times
Quiz Kids - Hey You
Cath Carroll and Steve Albini - King Creole
Jacques Dutronc f. Francoise Hardy - Mini, Mini, Mini
The Groupies - Primative
Melodica, Melody and Me - Piece Me Back Together
Hannah Peel - Tainted Love
Kidstreet - Birthday Boy

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