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

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.

Friday, April 21, 2006

April 21, 2006

Theme: Playing Catch Up
On Air: Frank

On this show I managed to take care of a lot of songs that I had been bringing to the station for a few months but never playing, that might be why some of the sets are a bit disjointed.

I also found some various CDs in the CKMS delete pile that brought back some memories (and made me feel old) so I had to play them:

Ian Knope - Solar, Man of the Atom (from an Edmonton compilation that I remember from way back)

Altogether Morris - Eaten Alive (I remember that when Dave and I first played this song many years ago, he guessed that the band name came from an episode of Tales of the Riverbank (starring Hammy Hamster), but this has never been confirmed, unfortunately the CD is showing its age and didn't play very well in the CKMS CD players)

The Vinaigrettes - PS I Hate You (I never played this album when it first came out, but this was Carolyn Mark's first band)

Maxine Brown - Oh No Not My Baby
The Shangri-las - Out In The Streets
Massive Attack - Live With Me
Ivy - Four In The Morning
The Clientele - I Can't Seem To Make You Mine
Tiga - You Gonna Want Me
Prodigy - Voodoo People
Russian Futurists - Still Life (C)
Hot Chip - Over and Over
Scarboro Aquarium Club - Black Swan Days (C)
The Clash - City Of The Dead
NOFX - The Man I Killed
The Sainte Catherines - Burn Guelph Burn (C)
Stolen Minks - Boys On The Floor (C)
Hawksley Workman - No Sissies (C)
James Kirk - Felicity
The Concretes - On The Radio
Jens Leckman - A Man Walks Into A Bar
Sondre Lerche - The Curse Of Being In Love
Final Fantasy - Arctic Circle (C)
The Diskettes - 1 2 3 4 5 (C)
The Diskettes - Jump Up (C)
The Doers - Step To The Left, Step To The Right (C)
The Doers - Moment Noticed (C)
Ian Knope - Solar, Man Of The Atom (C)
Altogether Morris - Eaten Alive (C)
The Vinaigrettes - PS I Hate You (C)
Suburban Kids With Biblical Names - Rent A Wreck
Shapes And Sizes - Wilderness (C)
The Lovely Feathers - In The Valley (C)

(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Friday, April 14, 2006

April 14, 2006

Theme: New CDs
On Air: Frank

This past week I got to play songs from the six new CDs that I had received in the mail before the last show, in fact I got them the day before the last show so some of them I didn't even get to listen to before I played them on the air. The rest of the sets were a mis-mash of new stuff and the usual upcoming shows at the Starlight set.

Knock, Knock, Ginger - Virginia Black (C)
The D'Ubervilles - War on the Poor (C)
The Doers - Wicked World (C)
Daniel Johnson - Crazy Love
The Miniatures - Any Day Now (C)
The Stolen Minks - Chug A Lug (C)
Suburban Kids With Biblical Names - Parakit
The Honest Johns - Judas In Me Singing
Lovejoy - Everybody Hates Us And We Don't Care
James Kirk - Rehab
The Silent Boys - Wishing Well Eyes
Of Montreal - Requim for O.M.M.
Acid House Kings - 7 Days
S'Ambassadeur - Between The Lines
Morrissey - You Have Killed Me
The Charade - Monday Morning
Carolyn Mark - 2 Days Smug and Sober (C)
Luther Wright and Wrongs - Celia (C)
Oh Susanna - King's Road (C)
Young and Sexy - Conventional Lullabies (C)
Gentleman Reg - Plan On Including Me (C)
Jonathan Richman - Roadrunner #1 **Digital Vinyl
Pretty Girls Make Graves - Parade
We Are Scientists - Nobody Move, Nobody Gets Hurt
Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs - Fancy
Look People - Stop Making Cheese (C) **Digital Vinyl
Scarbora Aquarium Club - Queen of the Beach (C)
Massive Attack - Be Thankful For What You've Got

(C) Denotes Canadian Content