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, April 25, 2008

April 25, 2008

Theme: Carl!! and Wesley Willis
On Air: Frank

My top song this week was most definitely the oldest top song I have ever had, the reason I heard it was that I watching a documentary on the rise of British music in the 60s and they discussed the Yardbirds who originally featured Eric Clampton on guitar. But this particular song "For Your Love" is the song that drove him out of the band as he considered himself a serious musician and didn't want to do the kind of light fare that the band was doing. Of course the song fits pretty well into the type of pop that I play on my show.

Before this show I went to see a couple of music related documentaries at the HotDocs festival in Toronto, you can hear my reviews on the podcast. There was also a set of music about the CARL! festival that went on the weekend after the show at the fantastic Trepid House, a private house in Waterloo that puts on a lot of great shows.

And on a sad note, I ended the show with the Frank Sinatra song "I'll be seeing you" as a tribute to Mr. Jeffery Millar who unfortunately passed away a few weeks before the show. Jeffery was a friend from Waterloo back in my IMPRINT days, he was a fantastic person who will be missed.

TALK-Theme
The Yardbirds - For Your Love
Under the Pines - My Architechs
Data Rock - I Will Always Remember You
Doug Hoyer - Emma (C)
Must Be Tuesday - My Boyfriend's Girlfriend (Isn't Me) (C)
TALK
Bellevue - I've Been Meaning To Get Thearapy (C)
The Wet Secrets - Get Your Own Apartment (C)
Minus The Bear - Throwin' Shapes
The Sound Of Arrows - Danger!
TALK
Wesley Willis - Jello Biafra
Dead Kennedys - Viva Las Vegas
The Johnnys - I'm Hot (I Get What I Want) (C)
Cassius - Rock Number One
TALK (Carl!! Festival Set)
The Liptonians - Charlie's Back (C)
Mixylodian - Free For All (C)
Sunparlor Players - If The Creeks (C)
Horses - 14 Years (C)
Lake Of Stew - Water Bill (C)
TALK
Katie Stelmanis - Join Us (C)
Rick White - Birds And Bees (C)
Los Campesinos - Knee Deep At ATP
The Heavy - Coleen
Lyrics Born - Like It, I Love It
Little Dragon - No Love
TALK
Frank Sinatra - I'll Be Seeing You




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Friday, April 11, 2008

April 11, 2008

Theme: RIP NQRS
On Air: Frank

For this show I spent the first set lamenting the loss of a great podcast that after about a year of putting out great indie-twee called it quits. The podcast was called Not Quite Rocket Science and each show had a theme like boy/girl vocals, cover songs, and one titled "Pa pa pa pa ra pa pa pa pas!". And if you remember back a few months, most of the my last Christmas was stolen from them. It looks like the main website is no longer working, but you can get see some of the shows here:

http://www.last.fm/user/miss_ladybug/journal/

There was also a set based on a link that Derek sent to me (http://www.saidthegramophone.com/archives/2008_04_07.php) that mentioned David Barclay who was a member of show favourite The Diskettes, along with many other musical projects. As well as music that David actually made, I also got a few ideas for the set from the mp3 blog that he contributes to : http://www.popsheep.com/

I also went through a lot of my backlog of leftover songs but I was glad to get suggestions from Michelle, Milosz, and Stephen P.



TALK-Theme (Not Quite Rocket Science set)
The Maybellines - On And On
Boy Crazy - Stark Street
Breezy Porticos - Ramona, Just The Other Day
The Lil'Hospital - Big Sister In Hollywood
Pocketbooks - Every Good Time We Ever Had
TALK
B'ehl - My Everydays (C)
Urban Surf Kings - And The Horse You Rode In On (C)
Moofish Catfish - Lightbulbs
Fishboy - Taqueria Girl
Henry Faberge and the Adorables - Favourite Kisses
Lacrosse - Sunshiner
TALK (David Barclay set)
The Endless Bummer - Ride On (C)
Hedgehog - I Am On Your Own
Lady Bird - Forgot How I Roar
Terry Jacks - It's Been There From The Start (C)
The Diskettes - Close Friends Go (C)
TALK (Rockin' set)
The Constantines - Hard Feelings (C)
Scratching Post - Blood Flame (C)
Merry Makers - Monument To Me
Throw Me The Statue - About To Walk
Light Speed Champion - Dry Lips
TALK
Simply Saucer - Almost Ready Betty (C)
TacocaT - Peeps **Thanks to Michelle
Strip Squad - You Cream My Pants
High Water Marks - The Leaves
S'Ambassadeur - That Town **Thanks to Milosz
TALK (Dancing set)
Los Campesinos - Drop It Doe Eyes
The Ting Ting - Great DJ
Kim Kio - Kapali Kapali Kapali
Parker Lewis - Disappear Here
Electronic - For You **Thanks to Stephen P
TALK
Crystal Castles - Vanished


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