Fireball XL5 is the name of an indie-pop show hosted by Frank Seglenieks that for 18 years was on CKMS 100.3 FM Radio Waterloo. However, as a result of a format change in mid-2008, Fireball XL5 is now heard only as a podcast.

Of course I stole the name of the show from the 60s British Supermarionation program, which featured puppets kind of like the movie Team America.

I play alternative music that usually classified as indie-pop with the occasional feature on a particular artist or theme as well as discussions on pop culture topics of the day. I start off each show with the best song that I have heard since the last show.


Friday, February 17, 2006

February 17, 2006

Theme: Newer music
On Air: Frank


I had to start out with the Belle and Sebastian spotlight as of course the first single from their latest albums was the best song I had heard in the previous four weeks (Coupled with the fact that I was going to see them the next week in Toronto).

Unfortunately, the venue for the Belle and Sebastian show was the Docks, and it sucks royally. Never ever see a band there, I command you. First off, parking is $15 and you still have to walk a good piece, then for a large place not many people have a good sight lines to the stage, I got a bit closer for B&S, but once I moved up I couldn't move again and although I could see the band, anybody under 6 foot 5 would have had trouble.

However, the band itself was actually quite good, apart from the obligatory healthy number of songs from the new release, the rest of the setlist went really far back into their 10 year history, and unfortunately for me only one song from their previous release "Dear Catastrophe Waitress".

See another review of the concert (by listmember Derek) here: http://www.burymenot.com/2006/02/final-date.html

The Juno award set went well (congrats to Joel Plaskett for picking up the songwriter award at the East Coast Music Awards) as did the set of songs from the Poppolar podcast (available at www.poppolar.com). And if you like the last song by Jens Lekman, you can download it and many others at: www.jenslekman.com/presents.htm



TALK-Theme
Belle and Sebastian - Funny Little Frog
Belle and Sebastian - The Blues Are Still Blue
Belle and Sebastian - Stay Lose
Belle and Sebastian - I'm Waking Up To Us
Belle and Sebastian - Dirty Dream No. 2
Belle and Sebastian - The Fox In The Snow
Isobel Campbell - Johnny Come Home
TALK (Juno awards set)
Joel Plaskett - Happen Now (C)
Feist - Inside and Out (C)
New Pornographers - Broken Breads (C)
Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies) (C)
Metric - Patriarch On A Vespa (C) **See Note 1
TALK (Songs from poppolar podcast)
The Primary 5 - Mail Man
Math and Physics Club - Move Ending Romance
Instant Cafe Records - Call My Name
Nice Man - Cayo
Ashby - Getting Started
TALK
Pinstripe Mystery - NOTLD (C) **Telephone Request
DD/MM/YYYY - Blue Screen of Death (C)
Young and Sexy - Your Enemy is Asleep (C)
Barmitzvah Brothers - Little Jack (C)
TALK
The Buttless Chaps - Caboose (C)
Arctic Monkeys - Riot Van
Smokekiller - Standing In Line (C)
Burnt Oak - Oh Kiki (C)
Swearing at Motorcyclists - Still Life With Bottle Rockets
TALK
Jens Lekman - I Don't Know If She Is Worth 900 Kr.

Note 1: Dedicated to Mary and Chris, as when I was visiting them in Regina I picked up a cool red Vespa T-shirt



(C) Denotes Canadian Content