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, January 19, 2007

January 19, 2007

Theme: Best of 2006 Leftovers
On Air: Frank

In past years I often tried to play only songs from the new release section of CKMS during the first real (ie. non-specialty) show of the new year. But now I find that most of the new music I play comes from podcasts and blogs and the new release section doesn't really intrigue me as it once did. So most of the stuff I played on this show was new along with some of your suggestions for the Best of 2006.

A few random notes on some of the other songs from the show:

I played the The Cardigans' Lovefool as it was part of an episode of The Office, when Jim was trying to annoy an office mate by singing the lyrics. At first I couldn't place the lyrics but a web search revealed the name of the song.

And for anybody in need of their Indian pop music fix be sure to check out Pretty, Pretty, Priya (which I found out is common female Hindu name also from the web).

I ended with the George Krantz song Din Daa Daa which was used in one of the commercial's in the Cannes Best of 2006 commercial movie that I saw the week before the show. I thought the song sounded familiar and when I did some research I saw that it was on the Breakin' 2 Electric Boogaloo soundtrack ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086999/ ) , I actually thought I might own the vinyl of this soundtrack but I was getting it confused with the soundtrack to Krush Groove ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089444/ ). Krush Groove was obviously cooler starring the likes of: Sheila E., the Beastie Boys, The Gap Band, Run DMC, and the Fat Boys.


TALK - Theme

Math and Physics Club - Last Dance
Knock, Knock, Ginger - The Great Escape (C)
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - I Am Warm And Powerful
S'Ambassadeur - The Only Living Girl
The The - Slow Emotional Replay
TALK (Other people's Best of 2006)
Barmitzvah Brothers - Hollow Time Of The Night (C) **Suggested by Milosz
Beirut - Postcards From Italy ** Kind of suggested by Sari
Glissandro 70 - Portugal Rua Rua (C) **Suggested by Derek
Destroyer - European Oils (C) **Suggested by Michelle and Derek
TV On The Radio - Hours **Suggested by Michael T.
TALK
Amy Whinehouse - Rehab
Gems - I Can't Help Myself **Also suggested by Derek
James Brown - Get On The Good Foot
Jenny Wilson - Summertime (The Roughest Time)
Todd Rundgren - I Saw The Light
TALK
The Cardigans - Lovefool
Dressy Bessy - All The Right Reasons
Jale - All Ready (C)
Plumtree - Sodium Chloride (C)
The Awkward Stage - We're Going For A Ride (C)
TALK
Anand Prayag and Chorus - Pretty, Pretty, Priya
Niza - El Much Acho De Los Otos Tristes
The Pursuit of Happiness - Hard To Launch (C)
Dave Rave - Everybody Needs Somebody (C)
Statues - Quality Assurance (C)
Swan Lake - The Partisan But He's Got To Know (C)
TALK
George Krantz - Din Daa Daa


(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Friday, January 5, 2007

January 5, 2007

Theme: Best of 2006
On Air: Frank

Nothing much to say about this one, the first half were my top singles of the year while the second half were my top albums. By definition my best show of the year.

You can see all of my top choices listed in order here : http://www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/frseglen/archive/setlists/2006/best_of_2006.htm

The astute among you may notice that I didn't play The Math and Physics Club on this show but they appear on the Best of 2006 page. In my own defense, I did mention during the show that I had not heard the album and they might make the top 10.

Behind the songs I have done my best to list where I first heard about the song, see the legend below the setlist.

TALK - Theme

Peter, Bjorn and John - Young Folks (popcasting)
The Concretes - Chosen One (The Wedge)
Essex Green - Don't Know Why (You Stay) (bury me not)
Cats On Fire - Higher Ground (poppolar)
The Tidy Ups - Dizzy Heights (indiepopradio)
TALK
The Stolen Minks - Peppy Twist (C) (CKMS)
The Doers - We're Open (C) (CKMS)
Henry Faberge and the Adorables - Out Of Your League (C) (Live - Grad House)
Lake Holiday - Press Record Then Play (C) (poppolar)
Lovely Feathers - Right Where You Are (C) (Live - Hillside)
TALK
Amp Fiddler - Right Where You Are (The Wedge)
Herb Alpert - Whipped Cream (Zulu Records)
Blaze presents UDA featuring Barbra Tucker - Most Precious Love (The Wedge)
Hard Fi - Hard To Beat (The Wedge)
Bocce - Bicycle Cops (C) (Live - Starlight)
TALK
Good On Paper - The Message (indiepopradio)
El Perro Del Mar - God Knows (You Gotta Give What You Get) (KCRW Song of the Day)
Regina Spektor - Fidelity (myboytheriotgirl)
Psapp - Hi (KCRW Song of the Day)
The Gresham Flyers - Shiftwork (indiepopradio)
TALK
Knock, Knock, Ginger - Love Renee (C)
The Bicycles - Paris Be Mine (C)

TALK
Memphis - In The Cinema Alone (C)
Junior Boys - In The Morning (C) (myboytheriotgirl)
TALK
Camera Obscura - Lloyd, I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken (myboytheriotgirl)
Yo La Tengo - Mr. Tough (bury me not)
TALK
The Pipettes - Pull Shapes (poppolar)
Irene - Little Things That Tear Us Apart (poppolar)

TALK
Belle and Sebastian - Sukie In The Graveyard


popcasting - http://www.geocities.com/popcastingpop/
indiepopradio - http://indiepopradio.blogspot.com/
bury me not - http://www.burymenot.com
poppolar - http://www.poppolar.com
CKMS - http://www.ckmsfm.ca
Hillside - http://www.hillside.on.ca/
Zulu Records - http://www.zulurecords.com/
The Wedge - http://www.muchmusic.com/tv/thewedge/
KCRW Song of the Day - http://www.kcrw.com/
My Boy the Riot Girl - http://www.myboytheriotgirl.com/

(C) Denotes Canadian Content