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.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

October 25, 2008

Theme: Soundtrack of my life, Part 1
On Air: Frank

As this show coincided with my 40th birthday I thought it was allowable to have a show (or a couple of shows) that are self indulgent. A few years ago I heard about someone doing "the soundtrack of their life" for a school project on the CBC and I thought this sounded like a cool idea and this seemed like a good time to try it.

As I explain in the intro to the show it isn't just a list of my 25 favourite songs of all time, rather they are songs that have for various reasons been significant in my life.

As each song was special there is unfortunately a lot of talking during this show, but I felt each one needed its own introduction.

I decided to split the entire concept into two shows (I figure nobody is actually going to listen to a show about me, but even less than that would listen to a 3 hour show about me). So part one goes from my early years up till my time on my first radio station of CHRW. I will leave my time at university and CKMS for part two.

Here is a link to the video I mentioned during the show:
(as it happens I own the exact same outfit that Bobby Sherman is wearing during this video)

Fireball XL5 Setlist - October 25, 2008

Bobby Sherman - Easy Come, Early Go (Source of middle name)


Roy Orbison - Pretty Woman (First single bought with my own money)
Mendelssohn 4th symphony (High school music project)
Not The Nine Oclock News - Confrontation Song (album from London Public Library)
Wall of Voodoo - Mexican Radio (First alternative song I listen to)
Earth, Wind, and Fire - Let's Groove (best of 70s)

High school/CHRW

Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force- Renegades of Funk (first song played on radio)
Helen Reddy - I am Woman (Theme to Frank, Frank, and Frank show)
Lloyd Cole - Lost Weekend (Song played often on CHRW simply because it was short)
Eddy Grant - Electric Avenue (First Concert)
Run DMC - Rock Box (first Toronto concert, first mixed tape given by someone else)
The Pogues - Dirty Old Town (Memories of Pat and Dave)
Altogether Morris - Eaten Alive (Dave and I played this song a lot) (C)
Butthole Surfers - Sweat Loaf (More fun from CHRW)

(C) Denotes Canadian Content

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