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, July 10, 2009

July 10, 2009

Theme: Give me the green light
On Air: Frank

Uncharacteristically I started this show with a funky set as it went well with my pick for my top song of the week. A few of the songs in that set are a bit long so I hope you can make your way through them. The rest of the show was back to the indie pop sound.

As well as a leftover set from last show's spotlight on the blog Heaven Is Above Your Head, I also played the song "Heaven Is Above My Head" by Louis Philippe that I assume the blog was named after. As coincidence would have it I heard the Philippe song on another podcast last week.

I ended with the song Istanbul (Not Constantinople) by They Might Be Giants in honour of the Toronto Raptors signing free agent Hedo Turkoglu (I stole this idea from Peter).

Also, a note to anybody looking for something to do on the evening of Saturday, July 18th that I'll be DJing live at the Jane Bond Cafe in Waterloo starting at 10 pm. So if you can make it that would be great and as I wanted to have a more "indie-pop" name I'm calling the DJ nights "The coolest thing about love" after the song by the Smittens.

Things I referenced on the show:

The One and Other art project -

Fireball XL5 Setlist - July 10, 2009
TALK (Theme)
Johnny Legend - Green Light
Cut Glass - Without Your Love
All Because Of You - Dramatics
Greyboy featuring Jeremy Ellis - Colour In Between The Lines
Johnny Burnette Trio - Honey Hush
TALK (leftover HIAYH set)
Ann Perry - That's The Way He Is
Lois Lane - Turn Me Loose
Jackie Deshannon - Find Me Love
Bobble Smith And The Dreamgirls - Now He's Gone
Patti And The Emblems - It's The Little Things
TALK (Female indie pop)
Pocketbooks - Fleeting Moments
Comet Gain - A Kind Of Loving
Steso Songs - The Worse
The Popguns - Where Do You Go?
God Help The Girl - God Help The Girl
My Teenage Stride - To Live And Die In The Airport Lounge
The Mary Onettes - Dave
Fireflies - Butterscotch
Hotels - Kite Flight
Louis Philippe - Heaven Is Above My Head
Little Big Adventure - Happiest Time
The Paper Merchants - I Don't Care
Loney Dear - Airport Surroundings
Ketch Harbour Wolves - So Long To The Ground
The Blind King - Driving In America
AA-Awesome - I Wish I Were A Belgium **From Karim
Harlem Shakes - Sunlight **From Sari or Michelle
Candy Panic Attack - What's He Got That I Haven't
Love Is All - Wishing Well
Project A-Ko - Molten Hearts
They Might Be Giants - Istanbul (Not Constantinople) **Stolen from an idea by Peter

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