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, February 29, 2008

February 29, 2008

Theme: Bisextile Day
On Air: Frank

I started a new Leap Day tradition with this show as I had two songs that I couldn't decide between for my top song of the week, so this week there are officially two top songs of the week. Both of the these (along with the third song) all came from the excellent Popcasting podcast ( www.geocities.com/popcastingpop ).

There were also two sets of music from bands that had either just played or were about to play locally. I managed to see most of them, including a short but very fun set by Catriona Sturton, it was only afterward that I found out that she was once a member of the great Halifax indie-pop band from the the 90s called Plumtree. However, as it turns out she hadn't joined the band when the song by Plumtree was recorded.

And can I tell you how much I am lovin' the way that I can now play songs live off the internet using the Wi-Fi capabilities at CKMS. For example on my European Capitals (well almost) set I remembered during the show that I have been meaning to play a song by Jens Lekman that I found on a blog once. I managed to find it again thanks to technorati and play it on the show.

I ended with the only "Leap" song I could think of: a live (and updated) version of his song "Waiting For The Great Leap Forward".


TALK-Theme
Kings Have Long Arms F. - Big Umbrella
Adele - Chasing Pavement
The Duke Spririt - The Step and the Walk
The Higher Elevations - Breaking The News
The Heavenly States - Lost In The Light
TALK (Owen's Birthday Party)
Burning Hell - Grave Situation Part 1 (C)
Wax Mannequin - The Price (C)
Catriona Sturton - Digger (C)
Plum Tree - Sodium Chloride (C)
TALK (Playing Waterloo this week)
D'Ubervilles - This Is The Life (C)
Superfantastics - Lullaby Punches (C)
Laura Barrett - Deception Island Optimists Club (C)
Elbow Beach Surf Club - Its Not Working (C)
Immaculate Machine - Secret Affliction (C)
TALK (European Capitals Set - sort of)
The Arcade Fire - All The Umbrellas In London
The Last Party - Come Back To Stockholm
Billie the Unison and the Dancers - A Beautiful Night In Oslo
The Blue Seeds - Barcelona (C)
Jens Lekman and The Silver Ages - Paris
TALK
Pinto - Iron and Rust
Indurain - The Moment
Le Futur Pompists - It's Not You
My Darling You! - We Break Up On Friday
TALK
Miss T-Bones - Voodoo Doll
Strip Squad - Damn You
Foals - Balloon
Santa Maria - Dogs
Paper - To Her
Vampire Weekend - Oxford Comma
TALK
Billy Bragg - Waiting For The Great Leap Forward (live at Barbicon)

(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Friday, February 15, 2008

February 15, 2008

Theme: That's What She Said
On Air: Frank



TALK-Theme
Hercules & Love Affair (f. Antony Hegarty) - Blind
Hot 8 Brass Band - Sexual Healing
One Self - Cupid Smiling The Smile
Chris Joss - I Want Freedom
New Order - Guilt Is A Useless Emotion
TALK
Tindersticks - Don't Ever Get Tired *TWSS*
The National - Fake Empire
Emma Hasselband - Fall
Velcro Stars - Brand New
Bat For Lashes - What's A Girl To Do?
TALK
Firefly - Made Me Glad (C) *TWSS*
The Doers - No Right Now (C) *TWSS*
Henry Faberge & The Adorables - Out Of Your League (C) *TWSS*
The Bicycles - Sure Was Great (C) *TWSS*
Acid House Kings - That's Because You Drive Me *TWSS*
TALK
Neko Case - Hold On, Hold On (C)
Kate Nash - We Get On
Saturday Looks Good To Me - Hands In The Snow
Celestial - Dream On
TALK
The Tom Fun Orchestra - When You Were Mine (C)
The Superfantastics - Turn On Me (C) *TWSS*
The Honeydrips - I Wouldn't Know What To Do *TWSS*
The Roadside Poppies - Just Another Love Song
TALK
Pants Yell! - Tried To Be Good
Le Futur Pompists - The Air That Surrounds US
Lightspeed Champion - Dry Lips
TALK
MGMT - Kids


*TWSS* - Songs that go well followed by "That's What She Said

(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Friday, February 1, 2008

February 1, 2008

Theme: I also heart Labrador Records
On Air: Frank


As I never pass up a chance to play bands from the great label Labrador Records, I couldn't resist playing a set of music by bands from the label when I heard the song "I heart Labrador Records" by the band Jam on Toast. All the bands I played in the set are mentioned in the song which contains the great line "All Swedish kids are born with little indie pop hands".

I have to admit that the reason I first listened to the band Parker Lewis (my top song of the show) was because I was a big fan of the TV show Paker Lewis Can't Lose ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parker_Lewis ), although looking at some clips on youtube I don't know if the show stands the test of time.

And although the song by Parker Lewis was the top song I had heard in the two before the show, the best new song during the show was by "Foundations" by Kate Nash, do yourself a favour and check it out.

I also want to mention that the band The Summerlad that started out the third set are from Calgary and one of the members is the brother of setlist member Iain G. The song has also been on the CBC Radio 3 Top 30 for the past few weeks.


TALK-Theme
Parker Lewis - Dirty Dancing
The Royal We - All The Rage
Postal Blue - The World Doesn't Need You
Tellus About The Moon - Wwwm
Springfactory - No More
TALK (Female Indie Pop)
Au Revoir Simone - Fallen Snow
The Icicles - Snowbird
B'Ehl - Hey! I've Got A New Friend (C)
Sakert - Allt Som Ar Ditt
TALK
The Summerlad - City Of Noise (C)
The Dick Ends - Living The Good Life (C)
Echo Beach Surf Club - Same Side (C)
Scratching Post - Don't Sweat It (C)
The Evaporators - Suharto Stomp (C)
TALK
Milk Bag Brother - Swim Naked (C)
Stephen Trothen - Shoe Song (C)
Kate Nash - Foundations
Belle and Sebastian - Expectations
TALK (Dance set)
Chris Joss - Luna Rides Back
Roisin Murphy - Movie Star
Velella Lelella - Alex Boom Selector
Muscles - Hey Muscles I Love You
TALK (Labrador Records Set)
Jam on Bread - I Heart Labrador Records
Irene - Seaside
Pelle Carlberg - I Touched You At Sound Check
Acid House Kings - I Write Summer Songs For A Reason
Suburban Kids With Biblical Names - Marry Me
TALK
Magnetic Fields - Please Stop Dancing
First Fall - Bonnie and Clyde

TALK
White Williams - New Violence

(C) Denotes Canadian Content