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, August 18, 2006

August 18, 2006

Theme: Advertising Music
On Air: Frank


The advertising music set didn't go that well, of course I should realize by now that if I want to make sure that
I will be able to play a song I have to bring it myself. I wanted to play some more songs in the set but I didn't
have them. I also should have remembered that the song by Joel Plaskett I was looking for is only available as a
mini-CD included in his DVD.

I did manage to find a good website that lists music used in commercials (adtunes.com). The best part of the site
is the searchable forum section, so you can look up a song, artist, or product you want to know about and usually
somebody has started a thread about it.

As I missed doing the previous show, there were 4 weeks of songs vying for the top song of the week, you can see
the winner and other contenders in the setlist below. A few songs from the first set (and the top song) came from
a great new podcast I found this week called indiepopradio ( http://indiepopradio.blogspot.com/ ), there are only
5 of them on the site but they are all very good. He also has a live365 site that plays a new set of 50 songs
every week.

And I swear I had not heard of Corinne Bailey Rae before I played the song during the show, but a few days after
the show, I was driving to Montreal and flipping around stations when I heard the song on America's Top 20 with
Kasey Kasem (yes he is still doing the show and it is 20 now instead of 40). I have also seen stories on Bailey
Rae in various newspapers and on-line. That is the danger of not listening to commercial radio, I can hear a song
on somebody's podcast and I think that nobody else knows about it but it turns out to be a popular song.

There was also the "bands that sound like Franz Ferdinand" set, especially the song by Cribs which could have been
a Franz Ferdinand cover, some people don't agree with me about the concept of the set, but listen to it and decide
for yourself. Speaking of sound-a-like songs, I ended with a song by the band "Boys" that sounds exactly like
Morrissey, check below to see to whom the song was dedicated.

TALK - Theme
The Mayfields - Deeper Than The Ocean
Hidden Cameras - Awoo (C)
Little Name - You Tear My Love Apart
The Bicycles - I Know We Have To Part (C)
Smoosh - Find A Way
TALK (bands that sound like Franz Ferdinand)
Hard-Fi - Hard To Beat **Also a strong contender for top song
HelloGoodbye - All Of Your Love
Cribs - Martell
Controller, Controller - PF (C)
Shout Out Out Out Out - Self Loathing Rulz (C)
TALK
Corinne Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On **Also a strong contender for top song
Nouvelle Vague - Blue Monday
The Souljazz Orchestra - The Blind Leading The Blind (C)
Someday Baby - Running To The Judgment
TALK (Advertising Music Set)
Telepopmusik - Breathe - Mitsuibishi
Deeds Plus Thoughts - The World's Made Up Of This And That (Fatboy Slim Remix) - Toyota
I Am The World Trade Center - Me To Be - Five Alive
The Magnetic Fields - I Think I Need A New Heart - Ceasar's Dog Food
TALK
Geoff Berner - The Way That Girl Drinks Beer (C) **Appearing at the Ebar Aug 24
The Barmitzvah Brothers - Hollow Time Of The Night (C) **Appearing at the Ebar Aug 24
Andre Ether - The Best We Ever Had (C)
The Diskettes - Museum (C)
Wood Pigeon - Hymn For Two Walks (C)
TALK
The Firey Funaces - Waiting
The Marble Index - All That I Know (C)
The Anit-Qs - Little Jesus
Spencer Dickinson - The Man Who Lives For Love
Matt Pond PA - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
TALK
Boys - A New Girl Born **Dedicated to Keira Innes who turned 1 year old the day after the show



(C) Denotes Canadian Content