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 18, 2008

January 18, 2008

Theme: The Gig Theatre, Au Revoir Simone, Best of 2007, and Juno
On Air: Frank


There was a set of music that was bookended by a couple of bands that were playing The Gig Theatre that night and now that CKMS has wireless internet I was able to play songs directly from the Myspace pages of the local bands, that was pretty cool.

There was a set of music inspired by the band "Au Revoir Simone" whom I saw the week before this show in Toronto (Do you know where that name came from? Answer is after the setlist). I started this set with a cover they did for their encore by David Bowie, with the average age of the audience I'm sure that only about 3 people there recognized the song. Luckily, I was standing beside one of them (Derek). After playing Au Revoir Simone the rest of the set was just kind of low-fi stuff that reminded me of the show.


There was a set of music inspired by the movie Juno mostly stolen from this website:
http://www.youaintnopicasso.com/2008/01/07/songs-for-juno/


There was a set of music inspired by the Best of 2007 lists that I got from everybody, Thanks to Mary, Derek, and Michael T.

TALK-Theme
The Magnetic Fields - Too Drunk To Dream
Those Dancing Days - Those Dancing Days
Plastic Operator - Folder
Second Hand Furniture - Nice Try, Sunshine
Sakert - Vikommer Att Posamtigt
TALK (The Gig inspired set)
Spy Machine 16 - Disappointed Tourist (C)
The Assistants - Fiction (C)
Gaye Rage - Nothin' (C)
Pet Politics - Taken Away By Aliens
Battlecreek - The Lion's Tale (C)
TALK (Au Revoir Simone inspired set)
David Bowie - Oh! You Pretty Things
Au Revoir Simone - Sad Song
Remote Kid - Casual Day At The Carnegie Endowment (C)
The Little Penguins - Say It Once
The Consonant C - Distance (C)
TALK (Juno inspired set)
The Moldy Peaches - Anyone Else But You
Adam Green - Jessica
The Awkward Stage - Heaven Is For Easy Girls (C)
The Replacements - Bastards Of Young
TALK (Other people's best of 2007 inspired set)
Flight of the Chonchords - The Most Beautiful Girl In The Room
Page France - Here's A Telephone
Feist - I Feel It All
LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great
TALK
Blood Music - Eagles In The Water
Lolligags - Wired Up
Stars - Bitches In Tokyo (C)
Echo Beach Surf Club - Turf Dream (C)
TALK
The Go! Team - Keys To The City


(C) Denotes Canadian Content


The name Au Revoir Simone comes from the movie Pee Wee's Big Adventure:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRP42OS5mjo

Friday, January 4, 2008

January 4, 2008

Theme: Best of 2007
On Air: Frank

I was actually giddy with excitement as I was putting together the music for this show, I was excited about being able to play a selection of the great songs that I played over the year. The first part of the show featured my favourite singles of 2007 and the final 10 songs were from my top albums.

You can see all of my picks here:
http://www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/frseglen/archive/setlists/best_of_2007.htm

I did my best to indicate on the setlist where I first heard about each song.

TALK-Theme
Black Kids - I'm Not Going To Teach Your Boyfriend To Dance **KEXP**
Tim Armstrong - Into Action **KEXP**
The Airborne Toxic Event - Does This Mean Your Moving On **KEXP**
Sweet Homewreckers - Wild America (C) **The Wedge**
Major Maker - Rollercoaster (C) **Maynard's commercial**
TALK
Dance Hall Free For All - Something Collective (C) **Hillside**
Roisin Murphy - Let Me Know **Popcasting**
The Flight Of The Chonchords - Business Time **Wayne**
Small Sins - We Will Beak Our Own Hearts (C) **CKMS**
TALK
Lykke Li - Little Bit **Swedesplease**
Juni Jarvi - If We Just Want To **Swedesplease**
Young Galaxy - Outside The City (C) **The Wedge**
Keren Ann - Lay Your Head Down **Popcasting**
TALK
The Weakerthans - Tournament of Hearts (C) **CKMS**
The Superfantastics - Oh! How You Used To Know Me Well (Back Then) (C) **Halifax**
The Doers - We're Open (C) **CKMS**
Murder Mystery - What My Baby Said **Bury Me Not**
Amida - Class of 2000 **Poppolar**
Shout Out Louds - Tonight I Have To Leave It **KEXP**
California Snow Story - Suddenly Everything Happens **Poppolar**
TALK
Los Campensinos - You Throw Parties, We Throw Knives **KEXP**
Immaculate Machine - Jarhand (C) **CBC**
Little Name - For The Attention Of **Indie Pop Radio**
TALK
Annemarie - The Living Model **Popcasting**
Pelle Carlberg - I Love You, You Imbecile **Swedesplease**
TALK
Lucky Soul - Get Outta Town **Poppolar**
The Icicles - Snowbird **Motorola commercial**
TALK
Irene - Always On My Mind **Poppolar**
TALK
I'm From Barcelona - We're From Barcelona **Globe and Mail**
TALK
Jens Lekman - Sipping On The Sweet Nectar **Me**


KEXP - KEXP song of the day ( www.kexp.org )
Swedesplease - www.swedesplease.net
Bury Me Not - www.burymenot.com
Poppolar - www.poppolar.com
Indie Pop Radio - www.indiepopradio.co.uk
The Wedge - www.muchmusic.com/tv/thewedge/


(C) Denotes Canadian Content