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, September 28, 2007

September 28, 2007

Theme: Another poppolar.com set
On Air: Frank

As a carry over from the last show, there were still lots of new releases at the station that I played for this show. I also got in a set of new CDs that came in the mail from www.poppolar.com , the best place to get Indie pop in Canada. Erico had the new album by Irene on his website a week after it was released in Sweden.

And I had to wait some 30 odd years, but I finally got to play the Shadowy Men From A Shadowy Planet song "5 American, 6 Canadian" and say "They will have to rename the song 5 American, 5 Canadian". However, it was difficult to plan it out so that my show would come on the first day since 1976 that the Canadian dollar finished the day worth more than the American one, but it was worth it for the joke in the end.

TALK-Theme
Murder Mystery - Love Astronaut
Theoretical Girl - It's All Too Much
Taken By Trees - Julia **See Note 1
All Girl Summer Fun Band - Grass Skirt
TALK
Stars - The Ghost Of Genova Heights (c)
Square Root Of Margaret - Things People Do (c)
Pender - Laundry In London (c)
Hot Little Rocket - Like Killers (C)
TALK (poppolar set)
Irene - Last Forever
The Saturday People - Conditonal Tense (Now It's Gone)
California Snow Story - Brook Line
The Go! Team - The Wrath Of Marcie
TALK
Junior Senior - Like Music
Galactic - Bounc Baby
Russian Futurists - Why You Gotta Do That Thing? (c)
DD/MM/YYYY - Twin Star (c)
TALK
Little Name - I Always See The Sunrise
Honey Bunch - Mine Your Own Business
Emma Pollock - Paper and Glue
Rocketship - Your New Boyfriend
TALK
Bella - Give It A Night (c)
Sylvie - Rise And Fall (c)
Neighbourhood Noise - Another Face In The Crowd (c)
The Weakerthans - Civil Twilight (c)
Arthur and Lu - The Ghost Of Old Bull Lee
TALK
Shadowy Men From A Shadowy Planet - 5 American 6 Canadian (c)
Tin Bangs - The Skinny (c)


Note 1: This is the newest project from Victoria Bergsman, the former lead singer of the Concretes, but of course most people know her when she joined Peter, Bjorn, and John for the song "Young Folks"


(C) Denotes Canadian Content