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, November 21, 2008

November 21, 2008

Theme: Soundtrack of my life, Part 2
On Air: Frank

This was the second part of the soundtrack to my life that I started last time, this show goes from my University days to the present. I won't say much about the show here as I have a pretty long explanation for each song both here and on the actual podcast.

Although it might not have been that interesting for most people, I quite enjoyed putting these last two shows together and I would recommend it to everyone.

Thanks for putting up with my indulgence and I promise to get back to the indie pop goodness for the next show that will hopefully be out soon.


UNIVERSITY

Beastie Boys - Fight For Your Right (To Party) (Had the album cover in my residence room)
Jay McShann - Smooth Sailing (From the first CD purchased)
The Clash - Train in Vain (Best of 80s)
Sprit of the West - Labour Day (great show at Bombshelter, saw them many times)
Stompin Tom - Bud the Spud (show on UNB radio station CHSR)

CKMS

Dave Claerhout - Wackyland Theme (show on CHRW and CKMS)
War Wagon - Dead Soldier (first band than I knew the members of and on album thank yous)
Magnetic Fields - 100,000 Fireflies (Derek put this on a mixed tape and I became a big fan of the band)
The Cure - Friday I'm in Love (Radio Show in Whitehorse)
Barry Gray - Fireball XL5 Theme (do I have to say why?)

After CKMS

Electronic - One Day (best CD of 90s)
Belle and Sebastian - Dirty Dream No. 2 (bad 30th birthday and probably best of 00s)
Yo La Tengo - Autumn Sweater (Went to see them the evening after getting married)
Acid House Kings - A lover's weekend (first real twee song)
Jens Lekman - Sky Phenomenon (best concert ever)
Jonathan Richman - Dignified and Old (probably seen more times than anybody else)
Armand Mirpour - Curly Boys Law (latest top song, one for the future)


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