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, September 15, 2006

September 15, 2006

Theme: No Theme
On Air: Frank

Not a lot to say about this show, I think I played lots of great songs, but not much of an overall theme even within individual sets. There were a couple of notable new releases by both Yo La Tengo and Memphis, I was really excited by both of them so I played a set of double shots so I could hear more of each album. I talked about Yo La Tengo in the last mailout while Memphis is a side project of Torquil Campbell of the Stars. From this initial listen it sounds much more developed than the first Memphis album and more my style than Amy Milan's solo effort.

Another song of note was by the Shakers, a band that featured Dave Rave, formerly of Teenage Head and many other bands. He has just released a great Anthology featuring songs from his long career. Find more about him here: .

For the rest of the show I played lots of other great songs, a few from some CDs in the new release section that I had never heard of before the show: the aforementioned Violet Lyal, The Golden Dogs, and The Balling Jacks.

TALK - Theme
The Gresham Flyers - Shiftwork
Irene - Little Things (That Tear Us Apart)
The Ballet - In My Head
Peace In Our Time - Everyone or Anyone
Serenade - The Sweetest
TALK (Double Shot Set)
Yo La Tengo - I Feel Like Going Home
Yo La Tengo - Mr. Tough
Memphis - I Dreamed We Fell Apart (C)
Memphis - In The Cinema Alone (C)
Violet Lyal - Camera (C)
Violet Lyal - Ready To Go (C)
Those Transatlantics - In Your Neighbourhood
The San Marios - Half A Million
The Tidy Ups - Dizzy Hieghts
Acid House Kings - That's Because You Drive Me
The Shakers - Let's Face It (C)
Pointed Sticks - Marching Song (C)
The Skatomatics - Pop Song (C)
The Balling Jacks - Going Insane (C)
Wax Mannequin - The Price (C)
Annemarie - Apple (Suicide On Your Stereo)
Klavey Y Kongo - Ay Candela!
Mary Margaret O'Hara - Dream I Had (I) (C)
Regina Spektor - Hotel Song
The Dears - Whites On Party (C) **See Note 1
The Golden Dogs - Construction Worker (C) **See Note 2
The New Pornographers - Sing Me Spanish Disco (C)
Elliot Brood - Second Son (C)

Note 1: This song was dedicated to the new edition of Survivor where the initial split of contestants is along racial lines.

Note 2: The Golden Dogs reminded me a lot of The New Pornographers, so I had to play them next.

(C) Denotes Canadian Content

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