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, March 31, 2006

March 31, 2006

Theme: 80s music
On Air: Frank and bit of Barry


The first half of the show was the usual mix while the last half melded into Barry's all 80s show that followed mine.

In the second set I played a song by Meryn Cadell, most people remember her song "The Sweater" from the mid 1990s, well in a strange turn Meryn came out as transgendered in 2004 (on the CBC) and he is now a professor at UBC. The reason I know this is that Karen mentioned that he pitched a song on the former CBC show The National Playlist and his voice is as deep as mine. And speaking of The National Playlist, does anybody know why the CBC took it off the air? It seemed like a very popular show that was aimed at the demographic the CBC is looking for.

By the way you can read about Cadell here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meryn_Cadell



TALK-Theme
James Kirk - Get On Board
Belle and Sebastian - Sukie In The Graveyard
Baskervilles - It Can Happen To You
Lovedance - You Should Know Where I'm Standing
The Doers - No Right Now (C)
The Doers - Everyman (C)
TALK
Meryn Cadell - The Sweather (C)
P:ano - When You Garden In Your Garden (C)
Neko Case - Hold On, Hold On (C)
Silverhearts - New Pilgrim (C)
Buttless Chaps - Migratory Birds (C)
TALK
Whale - Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Phenomena
The Creeping Nobody's - 2nd Occupation (C)
Barmitzvah Brothers - Somewhat Conceivable's Evil Twin (C)
TALK
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers - It's You
Lloyd Cole and the Commotions - Grace
Spirit of the West - John Goodman (C)
The Go-Betweens - Bye Bye Pride
They Might Be Giants - Don't Lets Start
TALK
Echo and the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon
The Cure - Close To Me
Pet Shop Boys - What Have I Done To Deserve This?
Beastie Boys - Hey Ladies!
The The - Infected
TALK
The Smiths - Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Kon Kan - Harry Houdini (C)
TALK
New Order - Age of Consent





(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Friday, March 17, 2006

March 17, 2006

Theme: Short songs and a bit o' green
On Air: Frank


As my top song this week was only one minute and 3 seconds long, I decided to play an entire set of short songs, this resulted in 14 songs in 24 minutes, perhaps the most I have every played in a row without talking. I had to follow this fast set with a mellow one to recuperate. The show also featured the return of Digital Vinyl, because of some rearranging of my office at home it has been difficult for the past few months to do it, but now that I have a new laptop I am back in the digitizing business.

TALK-Theme
The Pipettes - It Hurst Me To See You Dance So Well -1:03-
Air Miami - You Sweet Little Heartbreaker -1:48-
Electric 6 - Nuclear War On The Dance Floor -1:16-
Swearing at Motorists - Slave To The Kettle -1:48-
Pink Mountaintops - New Drug Queens -1:47-
Young And Sexy - The Night Wears A Sombrero (C) -1:58-
Pipas - Wells Street -1:53-
Adventures in Stereo - Down In The Traffic -1:28-
Le Mans - Astronauts A.S. -1:27-
DD/MM/YYYY - So Cold (C) -1:02-
The Gruesomes - Wish You Were Her (C) -1:34-
Les Sequelles - La Machine (C) -1:50-
Les Breastfeeders - Mini Jupe Et Watusi (C) -1:57-
Deja Voodoo - Bound For Glory (C) -1:16-

TALK
Finnigan's Tongue - Abilgail Becker (C)
Honest Johns - Hollywood Affair
Sondre Lerche - Minor Details
Ben & Nathan - Geeky But Hot (C)
Jens Lekman - Cold Sweedish Winter
TALK
The Concretes - Choosen One
Essex Green - Don't Know Why You Stay
Acid House Kings - That's Because You Drive Me
I Love You But I Have Chosen Darkness - The Ghost
Math and Physics Club - You're So Good To Me
TALK
Magneta Lane - Wild Gardens (C)
Ashley MacIssac - Bitch (C)
Editors - All Sparks
Interpol - Slow Hands
MC 900 Ft Jesus - If I Only Had A Brain
TALK
Dik Van Dykes - Curling (C)
Supreme Bagg Team - 20th Century Dog Faced Boy (C)
Robocop Kraus - I Picture You
Hot Chip - The Beach Party
The Smitherines - Only A Memory
TALK
The Pogues - London Girl


(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Friday, March 10, 2006

March 10, 2006

Theme: Nothing
On Air: Frank and Wayne


It was great to have Deep Space Wayne on the show last week, even though the theme to his set was "CDs from Wayne's car". As we had to play some music during the show, we weren't able to have all the conversations we wanted, but we did our best to keep up with the "more talk, less rock" credo of the station. He was also gracious enough to offer to share his "roll up the rim to win" cup with a caller which he opened live on air at the end of the show, unfortunately it didn't win. Of course if it did win we might have had a court case like those two little girls in Quebec.

TALK-Theme
Essex Green - This Isn't Farm Life
Belle and Sebastian - Another Sunny Day
Acid House Kings - This Heart Is A Stone
Papermoon - Better Days (C)
Mike Erb Band - Tracked Me Down (C)
TALK
Issac Hayes - Theme From Shaft
Mundo Livre - Meu Esquema
Bombay Dub Orchestra - Compassion
Astrid - Running Home (C)
Richard Underhill - 3 AM (C)
TALK
The Chills - Heavenly Pop Hit
Young and Sexy - The Curious Organ (C)
Pink Mountaintops - Plastic Man, You're The Devil
The Robocops Kraus - After Laughter come Tears
White Stripes - My Doorbell
TALK
Elliot Brood - Only At Home (C)
Buttless Chaps - Migratory Birds (C)
Leeroy Stagger - Let Her Down (C)
Ben & Nathan - When Water Chokes (C)
TALK
Red Snapper - 3 Strikes You're Out
Beta Band - Liquid Bird
The Organ - Memorize The City (C)
New Pornographers - Twin Cinema (C)
The Fembots - So Long (C)
TALK
Powderfinger - These Days

(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Friday, March 3, 2006

March 3, 2006

Theme: Nothing
On Air: Frank


Yes, it was only last week that I was on, but I'm filling for Charlene this week so it will be three weeks in a row for Fireball XL5 (Lord help us all). If you want to play a game with set number 2 on the podcast try and guess the second song in each of the 3 sets of songs: In each case the first song has been compared to a well known act, the second song was by the well known act. For those you that don't want to play along, the full listing of the second set is at the very bottom of the mailout.

TALK-Theme
Acid House Kings - Do What You Want
My Morning Jacket - Off The Record
Calvin Johnson - Your Eyes
Barmitzvah Brothers - Hollow Time Of Night (C)
Belle and Sebastian - The Wrong Girl
TALK
The Radio Department - Deliverance
Jesus & Mary Chain - Between Us
The Robocop Kraus - You Don't Have To Shout
The Fall - Couldn't Get Ahead
Egger - Pixels (C)
The Inbreds - Matterhorn (C)
TALK
Elliot Brood - Oh, Alberta (C)
Clothes Make The Man - Singles Only (C)
DD/MM/YYYY - Death & Taxes (C)
DD/MM/YYYY - Culture Industry (C)
Final Fantasy - This Is The Dream Of Win & Regine (C)
Boy - French Diplomacy (C)
TALK
Skye - Love Show
Morcheeba - Otherwise
Astrid - Turn Me Loose (C)
Ivanna Santilli - Breath Inn (Moonstar Remix) (C)
Dois Irmaos f/ Mariana De Moraes - Como Vou Fazer
Ladies & Gentlemen - STAY (C)
I Am The World Trade Centre - Soiree
Cibo Matto - Sugar Water
TALK
They Might Be Giants - Ana Ng (Live)



(C) Denotes Canadian Content