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, 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 ( ) but are also playing a great festival in London Ontario this weekend ( ).

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: . 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: and the song from Architecture in Helsinki was from the following video: .

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.

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
Eskobar - Flat Earth
Pets - Rollercoaster
Heart-sick Groans - The Season For Us
Bye Bye Bicycle - Eastside
Sea Urchins - Pristine Christine
Those Dancing Days - Run Run
Architecture in Helsinki - Like It Or Not
Sunny Summer Day - So Much Fun
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)
Of Montreal - Gallery Piece
Sunday Forever - Barely
Cloetta Paris - Secret Eyes
Kitty and the K - By The Way (Euro Remix)
Holy Fuck - Safari (C)
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
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

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