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!


July 2020

OK I really liked the first set of some great recent indie pop.

Best song I heard since the last show: Boy Pablo - Hey Girl, see the video here here:


Links from the show:

See the fun video for The Booyah! Kids - Don't You Trust Me

Buy The Magnetic Fields album "Quickies" here:

Pick up the latest recording by Beach Bunny here:

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2020-07_final.mp3

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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - July 2020

TALK - Theme
Boy Pablo - Hey Girl
Lionel Boy - Are You Happy Yet
The Booyah! Kids - Don't Trust Me
Best Youth - Never Belong
Joy Again - Looking Out For You
TALK
The Magnetic Fields - (I Want To Join A) Biker Gang
Popguns - Landslide
Helen Love - Lemon Squash Day
Beach Bunny - Ms. California
Gladie - When You Leave The Sun
TALK
Vansire - Central Time (feat. Mick Jenkins)
Tape Tension - Moving Pictures
Nolan Garrett - Give A Little
Coyote Clean Up - Can't Shake The Full Moon
Jordann - Connecting Visitors Up To Fun
TALK - Random Ending
Big Audio Dynamite - The Tea Party

June 2020

Starts with the indie pop and gets a bit chillwave by the end.

Best song I heard since the last show: Alice Phoebe Lou - Witches, see the video here here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuklRMZj7CA

Links from the show:

Find out about Jelani Aryeh:
https://www.onestowatch.com/blog/meet-jelani-aryeh-the-alternative-rb-artist

Read about the song Toronto from Jamws:

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2020-06_final.mp3

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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - June 2020

TALK - Theme
Alice Phoebe Lou - Witches
Braids - Young Buck
Snow Coats - Pool Girl
bis - We Dream Of Canada
Dream Wife - Temporary
TALK
Purple Mountains - All My Happiness Is Gone
Dad Sports - This Must Be The Place
Yot Club - Go Away
Pia Fraus - Hidden Parks
Hater - Sift
TALK 
Amtrac - Accountable
Jelani Aryeh - Stella Brown
Club Intl - Crush
Jamws - Toronto
Chase Cegile - All I Want Is You
TALK - Random Ending
Castlebeat - Tennis

May 2020

Starts with the indeo pop and gets a bit dancey by the end.

Best song I heard since the last show: TOPS - I Feel Alive, see the video here here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG79QGmKt7U

Links from the show:

Get the full album by TOPS here:
https://tops.bandcamp.com/album/i-feel-alive

Find out about the the 14 year old Lebanese girl who goes by the name of Japan Man:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Japan-Man-315164955849173/about/?ref=page_internal

See the great 80s video for 9.9's "All of me for all of you":

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2020-05_final.mp3

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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - May 2020

TALK - Theme
TOPS - I Feel Alive
Phoebe Bridgers - Kyoto
A Girl Called Eddy - Jody
Sam Florian - Morning Light
Young Prisms - Better Days
TALK
A Certain Ratio - Houses In Motion
Band A Part - Templos Y Neones
Baltra - Ahead Of Time
Negative Gemini - You Weren't There Anymore
Japan Man - I Like To Wait
TALK 
9.9 - All Of Me For All Of You
Anderson Paak - Twilight
Diamond Cafe - Real Thing
Steven A. Clark - Found
Pretty Poison - Catch Me I'm Falling
TALK - Random Ending
Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You

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April 2020

More songs from 2020, but also some older ones.

Best song I heard since the last show: Caroline Rose - Feel The Way I Want, see the video here here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3EwDk1zY6g

Links from the show:

Pick up your copy of the new album by Yumi Zouma here:
https://yumizouma.bandcamp.com/album/truth-or-consequences

See the fun video for the cheerbleederz song disco"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGDOHUf9ojU

See the Boyracer performance on From A Social Distance:
https://www.facebook.com/FromASocialDistance/videos/fsd005-boyracer/576533682955926/


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2020-04_final.mp3

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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - April 2020

TALK - Theme
Caroline Rose - Feel The Way I Want
MUNYA - Boca Chica
Pastel Coast - Vacation
Noble Oak - In Series
Yumi Zouma - Sage
 TALK
The Belafontes - Big Man
Boyracer - Normalcy
Whirr - Ease
Cheerbleederz - Disco
EGOISM - Enemies
TALKMen Only - I Don't Like You Anymore
Sea Pinks - Crocuses
Massage - Michael Is My Girlfriend
Pup Tent - Bystander
Hater - It's A Mess
TALK - Random Ending
Yo La Tengo - Let's Save Tony Orlando's House

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March 2020

Finally some new music, even a few songs from 2020.

Best song I heard since the last show: Inner Wave - Rose, see the video here here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFCmz7PN2ls

Links from the show:

Information on the Luminelle Records label:

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2020-03_final.mp3

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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - March 2020

TALK - Theme
Inner Wave - Rose
Desire - Don't Call
Amateur Best (feat. Empress Of) - Create Your Love
Sam Florian - Morning Light
Magdalena Bay - Story
TALK
Jeanines - Winter In The Dark
Grrrl Gang - Dream Grrrl
Pale Lights - You And I
Sugar World - We Fell In Love
Thanks For Coming - Friends Forever
TALK
Diner - Turn Me On
Art Feynman - Small House Blues
Say Sue Me - Good For Some Reason (Spring Version)
Jordana - I Wanna
Claud - Don't Say You Love Me
TALK - Random Ending
Jonathan Richman - When I Dance

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February 2020


The best albums of 2019 played in order.


Links from the show:

See the videos for all the songs here:
You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2020-02_final.mp3

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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - February 2020
TALK - Theme
Benny Sings - Not Enough
Kythira - Change My Mind
Men I Trust - Days Go By
Anemone - Daffodils
Belle and Sebastian - This Letter
TALK
Kiwi Jr. - Salary Man
Hatchie - Stay With Me
Cigarettes After Sex - Cry
Claud - Miss You
MUNYA - Des Bisous Partout
TALK
Cristina Quesada - Crush The Flowers
Bleached - Somebody Dial 911
Nilufer Yanya - Paralyzed
True Blossom - Flu Punks
Anna Of The North - Playing Games
TALKAnna Of The North - Time To Get Over It


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January 2020


All the songs that made my best singles of year played in order.

Best song I heard since the last Best of the Year show:  Nilufer Yanya - In Your Head, see the video here here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsxf541UI-8

Links from the show:

See the videos for all the songs here:

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2020-01_final.mp3

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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - January 2020
TALK - Theme
Nilufer Yanya - In Your Head
Claud - Easy
Cristina Quesada - Think I Heard A Rumour
Bleached - Hart To Kill
Stella Donnelly - Tricks
TALK
SG Lewis and Clairo - Better
Anna Of The North - My Love
Barrie - Clovers
Kiwi Jr. - Leslie
Pure Bathing Culture - Devotion
TALK
True Blossom - Me & U
Hatchie - Without A Blush
Belle and Sebastian - Sister Buddha
MyKey - Was It Something I Said
SOAK - Knock Me Of My Feet
TALK
Caroline Polacheck - So Hot You're Hurting My Feelings
MUNYA - Hotel Delmano
Anemone - Sunshine (Back To The Start)
Sugar World - Sad In Heaven
TALK - Random Ending
Cigarettes After Sex - Heavenly

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Best albums of 2019


The Coolest Thing About Love best albums of 2019:


1. Anna of the North - Dream Girl  




2. True Blossom - Heater  




3. Nilufer Yanya - Miss Universe  




4. Bleached - Don't You Think You've Had Enough  




5. Cristina Quesada - Think I Heard A Rumour  





6. MUNYA - MUNYA 



7. Claud - Sideline Star  




8. Cigarettes After Sex - Cry  




9. Hatchie - Keepsake   



10. Kiwi Jr - Football Money  




11. Belle and Sebastian - Days of the Bagnold Summer




12. Anemone - Beat My Distance




13. Men I Trust - Oncle Jazz  




14. Kythira - Cut Though  




15. Benny Sings - City Pop  



Best singles of 2019

The Coolest Thing About Love best singles of 2019

Listen to each song using the links below:

1. Nilufer Yanya - In Your Head 



2. Claud - Easy 



3. Cristina Quesada - Think I Heard A Rumour 



4. Bleached - Hard To Kill 



5. Stella Donnelly - Tricks 



6. SG Lewis and Clairo - Better



7. Anna of the North - My Love



8. Barrie - Clovers



9. Kiwi Jr. - Leslie



10. Pure Bathing Culture - Devotion



11. True Blossom - Me & U




12. Hatchie - Without A Blush



13. Belle and Sebastian - Sister Buddha



14. MyKey - Was It Something I Said




15. SOAK - Knock Me Off My Feet



16. Caroline Polacheck - So Hot You're Hurting My Feelings





17. MUNYA - Hotel Delmano





18. Anemone - Sunshine (Back To The Start)





19. Sugar World - Sad In Heaven





20. Cigarettes After Sex - Heavenly