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 26, 2008

September 26, 2008

Theme: More leftovers
On Air: Frank

Not much to say about this show, still working on lots of leftover song list that just seems to get bigger each week.

One of the cool things about CKMS was the new release section, although a lot of time it didn't have much I was interested in, every once in a while it was nice to flip through a CD from somebody I had heard about. One such CD would have been the new release from Montreal's Hexes and Ohs that I happen to know is at CKMS. But I was able to find a place to stream the new album so with a bit of work anything is possible.

Here are some of the links I mentioned during the show:

Ed Greene Download
I said during the show that you could download this song by Ed Greene
from his record label, but their website is now under construction.

Airborne Toxic Event Letter to Pitchfork
http://www.theairbornetoxicevent.com/news/an-open-letter-to-pitchfork-media-from-the-airborne-toxic-event.html

Link to the very silly and slightly pornographic video for Erik Hallden
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2LzDoc9vQo



TALK-Theme
Erik Hallden - If I Ever Get Married
Montt Mardie - Names Not Forgotten **See Note 1
Voxtrot - The Start Of Something
Esther - I Can't Promise
TALK
The Second Band - The Future
Alfred Daniels Midland - Oceanside
Speedmarket Avenue - Accident
Pinto - Restless Heart
TALK
Churchbuilder - Microdancer
Tada Tata - Sticky Dumb Gum
B'Ehl - Happening Again (C)
Bonnie and clyde - Guess There's No One
Maia Hirasawa - Crackers
TALK
Ed Greene - When The Sky Is About To Fall
Damien Jurado - Gillian Was A Horse
The Social Services - The Baltic Sea
Tom Levin - I Miss Her Missing Me
TALK
The Airborne Toxic Event - Wishing Well **See Note 2
The Little Ones - Forgive Yourself
Northern Portrait - I Give You Two Seconds To Entertain Me
The Virgins - Private Affair
Ironville - Don't You Wish
WALK
Hexes and Ohs - We Remain (C)
Everything All The Time - Take Stock
Biker Boy - You Got Me Wrong
Action Biker - Ica Lappis
Melodies In Mono - Malmo Forsta utkast
TALK
Looptroop Rockers - The Building
Armand Mirpour - Lucky Lady Hotshot
Cocoanut Groove - Midsummer's Dream
DoublePark - I Don't Want To Party **Thanks to Derek
TALK
Spanky & Our Gang + Sebo K - Like To Get To Know You + Moved (Tennishero Edit)


Note 1: I have played a song by Montt Mardie the last 3 shows, he is my
favourite discovery so far this year.


Note 2: The Airborne Toxic Event has finally released an album after
last year's great single "Does This Mean You're Moving On?".


(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Friday, September 12, 2008

September 12, 2008

Theme: Holy F*%$ Mr. Sulu
On Air: Frank

I started out with the Stolen Minks from their new album "High Kicks" that I got when I saw them in Guelph. It was a great show, but I have a beef with the venue as although there were 4 bands the first one didn't go on till 11:30 pm. Once again a reminder that The Minks are doing 10 week tour that will probably be coming to a city near you.

I also played the band Holy Fuck (which I'm sure is setting off all kinds of alarms in your e-mail program) who were not only in the news lately for their name ( http://www.hour.ca/news/news.aspx?iIDArticle=15362 ) but are also playing a great festival in London Ontario this weekend ( http://www.lolafest.com/ ).

I got to play the song "The Other Side Of Mr. Sulu" by the Show Business Giants as once again George Takei got in the news: http://www.gaylesbiantimes.com/?id=13075 . The song features great samples from Star Trek including my favourite "It fires lead pellets propelled by expanding gases from a chemical explosion".

During the show I also mentioned that the new Pelle Carlberg album can be heard here: http://www.labrador.se/index_lab115.php3 and the song from Architecture in Helsinki was from the following video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3ZqjufDWBY .

Also note that as I no longer have to worry about CRTC regulations, there are some songs on this particular show that contain some very dirty words, well at least one word that is repeated more than a few times in some of these songs.


TALK-Theme
The Stolen Minks - Bring It (C)
Strip Squad - If You Don't Take Me Right Away You Might As Well Fuck Off
Anne Backeley - Underground Summer Love Song
California Snow Story - The Only One That Matters
TALK
Eskobar - Flat Earth
Pets - Rollercoaster
Heart-sick Groans - The Season For Us
Bye Bye Bicycle - Eastside
TALK
Sea Urchins - Pristine Christine
Those Dancing Days - Run Run
Architecture in Helsinki - Like It Or Not
Sunny Summer Day - So Much Fun
TALK
The National - Mistaken For Strangers
Tindersticks - The Flicker Of A Little Girl
Pelle Carlberg - Animal Lovers
Parker Lewis - Weird Turns Pro
Pale Fountains - Just A Girl
TALK (The all connected set)
She & Him - Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?
The do - Stay Just A Little Bit More **See Note 1
Ben Folds (featuring Regina Spektor) - You Don't Know Me **Again suggested by Mary
Knock, Knock, Ginger - Upsala (C)
Talk
Of Montreal - Gallery Piece
Sunday Forever - Barely
Cloetta Paris - Secret Eyes
Kitty and the K - By The Way (Euro Remix)
Holy Fuck - Safari (C)
TALK
Sprial Beach - Made Of Stone (C)
Muslims - Bright Side
Bound Stems - Happens To Us All Otherwise
The Hep Stars - Bald Headed Woman
The Fugs - CIA Man **See Note 2
TALK
Show Business Giants - The Other Side Of Mr. Sulu (C)


Note 1: The name is actually The do with a line through the o, but I couldn't get that to print.

Note 2: The song over the end credits of the movie "Burn Before Reading"


(C) Denotes Canadian Content