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, November 23, 2007

November 23, 2007

Theme: Fun with Bruce
On Air: Frank

My top song this week was by a band from Florida called the "Black Kids" and their great tune called "I'm Not Going To Teach Your Boyfriend To Dance". As opposed to the Shout Out Louds songs (see the August 17 setlist) that sounded like it was a cover of a song by The Cure that I had not heard about before, this song sounds like a song the The Cure might write in the future.

By the way it came from a great podcast that highly recommend, it is the KEXP song of the day ( ) every weekday you get a new song, it is hit and miss but when I love a song I really love it like this one.

Yes, I promise this was the last time I will do a direct comparison between Jens Lekman and Jonathan Richman, but if you listen to the two songs the "Bum-ba-bum-ba-bum-ba-bum-ba-bum-ba-bum-ba-bum" part is identical. I'm not alone in thinking this as I managed to find 2 other references to this similarity:

Congratulations to Dave and Michael who won the tickets to "Control", the movie about Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis.

Black Kids - I'm Not Going To Teach Your Boyfriend To Dance
All Girl Summer Fun Band - Girl #3
Postal Blue - Puzzle
Edson - Sunday, Lovely Sunday
Masonic - Way Gone By **See Note 1
Neverending White Lights - Always (C)
Shock Hop Arousal - Rhythm Thief (C)
The Hives - Won't Be Long
Joy Division - Ice Age **Suggested by Dave F.
Joy Division - Decades **Suggested by Michael T.
New Order - Waiting For The Siren's Call
Small Sins - It Keeps Me On My Toes (C)
Hidden Cameras - Smells Like Happiness (C)
Ostrich - Ice Cold Killers
TIAC - Catalogue of Failures
The Evaporators - Do The Eggbeater (C)
Jonathan Richman - Walter Johnson
Jens Lekman - Sweet Summers Night on Hammer Hill
Jens Lekman - You Can Call Me Al
The Pipettes - Judy
The Brunettes - If You Were Alien
Basia Bulat - Before I Knew
Chicklet - Whitewashed
Lykke Li - Tonight **See Note 2
Belle and Sebastian - A Century of Fakers **Thanks to Karen
The Golden Dogs - 1985

Note 1: I got this song from Derek's Bury Me Not MP3 Blog -

Note 2: She is supposed to be the next Robyn.

(C) Denotes Canadian Content

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