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!


September 2018

The first set consisted of albums that I have picked up recently including a couple of very cool coloured vinyl.  This was followed by a set of electropop and then one on the harder side of indie pop (but as I said in the show not New Metal hard, but just slightly over the edge from indie pop).

Best song I heard since the last show: The Perfect Kiss - Indebted To You, listen to it here: here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuNneHaJC04


Links from the show:

See the cool white vinyl of Alpaca Sports' From Paris With Love:
https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/1/720x410_00004441.jpg

See the fun video for Valiant Vermin's Online Lover:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2_BgXeDHU4

See the strange video for Action by Cassius featuring Cat Power, Mike D:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA0z0b7tNLg

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2018-09_final.mp3


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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - September 2018
TALK - Theme
The Perfect Kiss - Indebted To You
Alpaca Sports - Feel Like Going Home
The Goon Sax - Make Time 4 Love
Holy Now - Feel It All
Ultranol - Patitos De Goma
TALK
Valiant Vermin - Online Lover
Holy Ghost! - Say My Name
Cassius ft. Cat Power, Mike D - Action
Das Body - Graceland
α=f_m - Illusions
TALK
Boyracer - North Yorkshire Coastline
The Baby Seals - Vibrator
Sugar Rush! - Seen, No Reply
Gurr - Hot Summer
The Orielles - I Only Bought It For The Bottle
TALK - Random Ending
Mr. Scruff - Shanty Town



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August 2018

After an opening set of mostly electropop inspired by my top song 4EVER by Clario, I put together a set of band I saw at the Osheaga music festival in Montreal.  I only went for 1 day as all the acts I wanted to see played the first day of the festival and with the heat it would have been a tough slog going for the entire 3 days.  You can hear my thoughts on the bands I saw on the podcast.

Best song I heard since the last show: Clario - 4EVER, listen to it here: here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlGUom_AV4o


Links from the show:

See the Osheaga music festival:
https://www.osheaga.com/en

Read about Rex Orange County:
https://i-d.vice.com/en_uk/article/a3ewy8/10-things-you-need-to-know-about-rex-orange-county


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2018-08_final.mp3


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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - August 2018
TALK - Theme
Clario - 4EVER
Spike - Kanti Dadum
Seaside - Golden Girl
Nadine - Ultra Pink
Happy Spendy - Flex
TALK
Rex Orange County - Sunflower
Slyvan Esso - Die Young
St. Vincent - Los Angeless
Cigarettes After Sex - Apocalypse
Lykke Li - Hard Rain
TALK
Cheryl Lynn - Shake It Up Tonight
Melvin Davis - About Love
Black Ivory - Mainline
The Equals - I Won't Be There
Aretha Franklin - I Say A Little Prayer
TALK - Random Ending
Kool And The Gang - Ladies Night



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July 2018


Not only a set of music highlighting the bands that played the great IndieTracks festival this month (I say great but have never been, but hope to one day), but also an opening set mostly stolen from a list of the best songs so far from 2018 put together by Shadow Music.  Then I ended if off with a bit of a down-tempo set of music that I think went together well.

Best song I heard since the last show: Palm Ghosts - Love In Winter, listen to it here: here: http://spillmagazine.com/spill-music-premiere-palm-ghosts-love-winter/


Links from the show:

See the full list of Shadow Music's top songs of mid-2018:
https://twitter.com/hashtag/sm_top25ofmidyear2018?f=tweets&vertical=default&src=hash

Get the great compilation of bands that played at Indietracks here:
https://indietracks.bandcamp.com/album/indietracks-compilation-2018

Pre-order (or if you are reading this after August) just order the new album by The Smittens:
https://shop.fikarecordings.com/album/city-rock-dove


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2018-07_final.mp3


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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - July 2018
TALK - Theme
Palm Ghosts - Love In Winter
Night Flowers - Losing The Light
Ta Toy Boy - Sunday Afternoon
We Are Scientists - One In, One Out
Sinestar - Recognize Me
TALK
All Ashore! - Perfect Pop Song
Strange New Places - Trombone
Tigercats - Planet Thanet
Mighty Kids - Window
The Smittens - Cats For Cats
TALK
Barrie - Canyons
You'll Never Get To Heaven - Caught In A Time So Far Away
Boy Pablo - Everytime
Shormey - Party Down
Caroline No - Alex
TALK - Random Ending
Bob Sinclair - I Feel For You (Original Club Mix)


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June 2018


I started the show with a song that will probably turn out to be a contender for my top song of the year by a band called the Cellars and their great song All The Time.  Also make sure you listen to the end because Hana Vu's song Cool (the last song of the third set) is such a nice summertime groove.

Best song I heard since the last show: Cellars - All The Time, listen to it here: here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHUlQqNz_FI

Links from the show:

Find out more about Hop Along:
https://www.hopalongtheband.com/

See the video for Holy Now's Tainted Heart:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StGKrCN49Y4


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2018-06_final.mp3


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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - June 2018
TALK - Theme
Cellars - All The Time
Ocean Hope - Devotion
Aurora Shields - One You Can Make Be Blue
Black Marble - Frisk
Brett - On Account Of Your Love
TALK
Hop Along - How Simple
Anna Burch - 2 Cool 2 Care
Avalon - Deadbeat Boy
Gus Dapperton - Prune You Talk Funny
The Pantones - For The Ones Who Love You
TALK
Holy Now - Tainted Heart
Jakob Ogawa - Velvet Light
Buzzy Lee - Walk Away
Caroline Says - I Tried
Hana Vu - Cool
TALK - Random Ending
The Shangri-Las - Leader Of The Pack


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May 2018


My top song came from Kero Kero Bonito, they released an album a couple of years ago which I liked and now they have released the first single from their upcoming album.  I kept on the electro-pop theme for the first set, then when a bit more rock in the second set, and brought the tempo down for the last set.  The last song of that set by Kevin Krauter is a beautiful song and I'm looking forward to his full album out later this year.

Best song I heard since the last show: Kero Kero Bonito - Time Today, listen to it here: here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WqcPYOr--g

Links from the show:

See the video for Laura Jean's "Girls on the TV":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu5wM9EsW7Q

Find out about the upcoming album by Kevin Krauter:
https://kevinkrauter.bandcamp.com/album/toss-up


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2018-05_final.mp3


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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - May 2018
TALK - Theme
Kero Kero Bonito - Time Today
Shine 2009 - Happy
Launder - Annie Blue
Totally Mild - Move On
Laura Jean - Girls on the TV
TALK
Middle Kids - Edge Of Town
Romantic States - Take My Hand And Run
Baby Blue - I Like You
Value Void - Back In The Day
Nancy Sin - Again and Again
TALK
Tirzah - Gladly
V.V. Lightbody - Fig Leaves
Alice Boman - Heartbeat
DENA (feat. Eyedress and Rhxand) - Things That Mean A Lot
Kevin Krauter - Keep Falling In Love
TALK - Random Ending
New Order - Fine Time

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April 2018


Really any of the first 3 songs could have been my top song for this show, they are all just so good.  After that initial electro-pop set I settled in to some nice indie pop with the South Korean band Say Sue Me whom I have seen on a few playlists lately.  Then I started the last set with one of my favourite bands Wallflower and their great song Nowhere.

Best song I heard since the last show: Falqo - Across The Sea, listen to it here: here: https://soundcloud.com/surfinwavs/across-the-sea


Links from the show:

See the neat video for Youngr's Remember:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KooG93B0D_Y

Pick up the lastest from Wallflower here:
https://wllflowr.bandcamp.com/album/nowhere


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2018-04_final.mp3


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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - April 2018
TALK - Theme
Falqo - Across The Sea
Boycrush (f. Yumi Zouma/Madeira) - Flirt
Youngr - Remember
Myd- The Sun
Times Beach - Tell Me
TALK
Say Sue Me - Old Town
The Fireworks - Better Without You Now
Why We Love - The Boy You Knew
Lightning Seeds - Pure
Tuff Love - Slammer
TALK
Wallflower - Nowhere
Snails - Winter Hearts
Nah... - This Light Will Always Shine
SNØSKRED - Puzzle
Ponytails - Young Hearts
TALK - Random Ending
The Salteens - Let Go Of Your Bad Days

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March 2018


I finally got to play some newer music as the last two shows were recaps from last year.  As such I tried my best to put in some releases from 2018 from Alpaca Sports, The Math and Physics Club, and The Spook School.  But I also had some funky stuff left over from last year that I included in the last set.

Best song I heard since the last show: Alpaca Sports - Summer Days see the video here:
Links from the show:

Learn more about The Spook School here:
https://thespookschool.com/

See the future tour dates of Lee Fields and the Expressions so you don't miss a show:
http://leefieldsandtheexpressions.com/


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2017-03_final.mp3


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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - March 2018
TALK - Theme
Alpaca Sports - Summer Days
Math and Physics Club - Broadcasting Waves
Rose Selavy - Glossed
SALES - Off And On
Faye Webster - She Won't Go Away
TALK
Luby Sparks - Thursday
Romantic States - Take My Hand And Run
Colour Me Wednesday - Don't Tell Anyone
The Buildings - Different Shade Of Blue
The Spook School - Less Than Perfect
TALK
Jay And The Techniques - Apples Peaches Pumpkin Pie
Chairmen Of The Board - Everything's Tuesday
Lee Fields And The Expressions - Precious Love
The Joneses - Sugar Pie Guy
The Drifters - Ruby Baby
TALK - Random Ending
Niko Bellotto - Live For You/I Get Deep (Dimitri From Paris remix)


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February 2018


This year there were two albums that were vying for my top spot and it could have gone either way.  On another day perhaps the second album from Alvvays titled "Antisocialites" may have come out on top, as it also really great with a multitude of great songs.  But in the end I went with the album "Lovers" by Anna Lotterud who goes by the name Anna of the North, I just love every song,  it was telling that I had a really hard time to choose just two songs from it to play.


Links from the show:

See a list of my best albums of 2017:
https://thecoolestthingaboutlove.blogspot.ca/2017/12/best-albums-of-2017.html

Find out more about the artist with my favourite album - Anna of the North:
https://www.facebook.com/annaofthenorth/

You can download the latest show directly here:
2018-02_final.mp3


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Fireball XL5 Setlist - February 2018
TALK - Theme
The Drums - Mirror (Abysmal Thoughts)
She-Devils - Hey Boy (S/T)
Blue Hawaii - Versus Game (Tenderness)
Jens Lekman - Wedding In Finistere (Life Will See You Know)
TOPS - Cutlass Cruiser (Sugar At The Gate)
TALK
Molly Nilsson - Not Today Satan (Imaginations)
Nite Jewel - I Don't Know (Real High)
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - My Only (The Echo Of Pleasure)
Yumi Zouma - Persphone (Willowbank)
The Perfect Kiss - Clubbing At Thirty (Disconnect)
TALK
Alvvays - Not My Baby (Antisocialites)
Alvvays - In Undertow (Antisocialites)
TALK
Anna Of The North - Friends (Lovers)
Anna Of The North - Feels (Lovers)

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January 2018


My favourite songs from 2017 counted down in order starting from the top.


Best song I heard since the last best of show: Forever - Falling see the video here:  http://www.gorillavsbear.net/video-premiere-forever-falling/

Links from the show:

See my list of list of top singles of 2017:
https://thecoolestthingaboutlove.blogspot.ca/2017/12/best-singles-of-2017.html


You can download the latest show directly here:
2018-01_final.mp3


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Fireball XL5 Setlist - January 2018
TALK - Theme
Forever - Falling
Nite Jewel - 2 Good 2 Be True
Anna of the North - Someone
Rex Orange Country - Loving Is Easy
Yumi Zouma - Depths (Pt. I)
TALK
Starry Eyed Cadet - Kind
The Pains Of Being Pure at Heart - When I Dance With You
Molly Nilsson - About Somebody
Alvvays - Dreams Tonight
Morly - Sleeping In My Bed
TALK
TOPS - Petals
The Perfect Kiss - Disconnect
Aldous Harding - Imagining My Man
Blue Hawaii - No One Like You
The Drums - Blood Under My Belt
TALK
Wazonek - Christine
Jens Lekman - How we me the long version
Friend Request - Outside
Men I Trust - Tailwhip
Alex Lahey - Lets Go Out
TALK
Charmpit - Vacation


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