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, May 26, 2006

May 26, 2006

Theme: Vancouver Special
On Air: Frank



I didn't have an overall theme to this show, however I did start off each set with one of the albums I had purchased on my trip to Vancouver. And as I explained during the show I don't know the artist or title or my first song, I heard it on a Spanish language podcast and although the host says in English "Alan Clapp and his orchestra - Something strange happens" right before playing the song, I listed to an online version of that song and it isn't the same. Also the song doesn't contain those lyrics, the chorus is "leave all your old lives in the past". I have searched for songs with that lyric and haven't found anything. If you happen to know the song please tell me what it is, this is also a good incentive to listen to the podcast (remember you don't need an IPOD or even an MP3 player to listen, you can listen on any computer).

If you are thinking that it has been a longer than normal time between shows you are correct. After debating for a while, I finally decided to put a permanent fix on the ACL in my right knee that I tore a few years back. The surgery involved taking part of my hamstring and using that to replace the ACL. My last radio show would have been the day after my surgery, I was feeling pretty good that day but getting around the station would have been difficult, so it was probably a good thing I got a replacement for the show. By the way, the knee is feeling great, 10 days after the surgery and I'm walking without crutches, unfortunately I didn't come off the anesthetic very well and the pain drugs actually gave me headaches, nausea, and caused me to spend Sunday curled in the fetal position praying for death. As I said I'm much better now.



TALK - Theme
Mystery Song - Unknown
Alan Clapp and His Orchestra - Whenver We're Together
Beach Boys - Break Away
Salteens - You Stood Out From the Crowd (C)
James Kirk - Houston, Texax
TALK
The Doers - We're Open (C)
The Paper Cranes - I'll Love You Until My Veins Explode (C)
The Leather Uppers - On The Mic (C)
The Matadors - Rock'N'Roll Freakshow (C)
The Sin-Tones - Knot of Wood (C)
Colour Me Psycho - Mother's Worry (C)
TALK
The Goodies - Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)
Kathly Lynn & The Playboys - I Got A Guy
Language of Flowers - It's Not You
Cub - Way to Go (C)
The Besties - Space Song
TALK
Herb Albert (Thievery Corporation remix) - Lemon Tree
Thievery Corporation with Astrud Gilberto - Who Needs Forever
Champion - The Plow (C)
Judee Sill - Soldier of our Heart
Cab Calloway - Everybody Eats When The Come To My House
TALK
The Concretes - Sunbeams
Eugene Ripper - Pulverizer Revealed (C)
Amy Millan - He Brings Out The Whiskey In Me (C)
Sarah Harmer - Uniform Grey (C)
TALK
Tokyo Police Club - Citizens Of Tomorrow
Destroyer - Water Colours Into The Ocean (C)
The White Stripes - Walking With The Ghost
TALK
Magnetic Fields - All The Umbrellas In London



(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Friday, May 12, 2006

May 12, 2006

Theme: Grand McClennan spotlight
On Air: Frank and Michelle


I had a few nice tidy sets for this show. The call and response set just kind of happened putting together a few of the new releases at the station with a song off of Derek's music blog (www.burymenot.com), I think the Cab Calloway song is the most well known song of this type.

The Grant McLennan set is pretty self explanatory, the reason for playing the Church is that Jack Frost consisted of McLennan and Steve Kilbey of the Church. In one of the articles I read about his passing it said that the Australian senate passed a motion recognizing his contribution to the country, that's cool.

There was also a set of music by some of the people who have been confirmed at the Hillside festival.



TALK - Theme
Irene - Baby I Love Your Way
The Doers - The Next Level (C)
Marianne Mendt - Wie Glockn
Koop - Summer Sun
Small Sins - Big Within (C)
TALK
Danielson - Did I Step On Your Trumpet
Cab Calloway - Minnie The Moucher
The Stolen Minks - Peppy Twist (C)
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers - Double Chocolate Malted
TALK
The Go-Between - That Way
Jack Frost - Over You
GW McClennan - Easy Come, Easy Go
GW McClennan - Lighting Fires
The Church - Metropolis
TALK
Peter Mansbridge and the CBCs - Tilsonburg (C)
The Fembots - Demolition Waltz (C)
Grievous Angels - Gordie and My Old Man (C)
Irma Thomas - Flowers
Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas - Time To Do My Thing
TALK
Great Lake Swimmers - Various Stages (C)
Matt Mays and El Torpedo - Ain't So Heavy (C)
Final Fantasy - He Pos Clouds (C)
Hidden Cameras - Fear Is On (C)
Feist - Mushaboo (Postal Service Mix) (C)
TALK
Clexico/Iron and Wine - A History of Lovers
Destroyer - European Oils (C)
Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah - Over and Over Again
TALK
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers - This Love Of Mine


(C) Denotes Canadian Content