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.


Thursday, October 29, 2009

October 29, 2009

Theme: What I stole from Cental Services
On Air: Frank

A lot of this show, especially the first set was stolen from the show Central Services, a great radio show that was formerly on CKMS but can now be found on CFRU (www.cfru.ca). Corey and I have very similar tastes in music as you can see from the description of his show:

Host Corey W. Schmidt delves into his massive record collection and shares with you some independent pop music delights from around the globe. Side trips are also taken into the worlds of 60s sugar, 70s prog noodling, disco thunder and hot buttered soul, 80s synthesized glam, 90s shoegazing as well as other strangeness that lurks in thrift shop dollar bins. All in all, the best pop music you'll hear all week.

You can download the last few Central Services shows from the CFRU website, I highly recommend them.

Back to this current show which started out with a funky set that followed along from my top song and then an electro pop set because it seemed to fit there, it was only after these that I got back to my bread and butter indie pop sets.

And my big ending that was over 10 years in the making didn't happen. Here is the story, back when I was doing my Masters I remember playing a song with the lyrics "going for my Masters, calling bullshit on my PhD". At the time I thought I would never do a PhD, but then I did do one and I thought that I should really play that song when I was done. Well fast forward to the present and a few weeks ago I had my convocation for my PhD so I thought I should play the song. I had it in my mind that it was by a guy named Wierd Paul (who was popular at CKMS as the time), I went so far as to borrow the album from a friend, but when I listened to the album I couldn't find the song. My search continues for that song I was looking for, but in the meantime I ended with a song by Wierd Paul song anyway.


Things I referenced on the show:

Weird Paul's website http://weirdpaul.com/


Fireball XL5 Setlist - October 29, 2009
TALK
Pizzicato Five - Happy Sad (CS)
Gila - Why Don't We Do It (CS)
Gino Soccio - Turn It Around (CS)
Brandi Disterheft - Twilight Curtain
Sandy Edmonds - Daylight Saving Time **See Note 1
TALK
Lioness - You're My Heart
Fritz Helder and the Phantoms - Lagerfeld Lady
Mr. Suitcase - You Don't Smile Anymore
Nakatomi Towers - Cut Me Out
Lusine - Two Dots
TALK
Afternoon Naps - Postcard (CS)
Dylan Mondegreen - Girl In Grass
The Gladeyes - Monika
Wildwood lights - Town and Country
Milky Way - In Love (CS)
TALK
Red Sleeping Beauty - Season's Change
My Teenage Stride - We'll Meet At Emily's
Marching Band - Make No Plans
Hari and Aino - Maple
Dent May And His Magnificent Ukulele - You Can't Force A Dance Party
TALK (sort of kinda the British set)
The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir - One Night Stand
Town Bike - Hey Hey Ho
The Apple Moths - Miserable Town
Golden Glow - Streetligher ** See Note 2
Joy Division - Transmission
TALK
Wierd Paul - Whalin' the Shit Out Of Guys

(CS) - Song stolen from Central Services


Note 1: The show was recorded the weekend before the clocks changed for daylight saving time

Note 2: This song sounded so much like Joy Division I had to play them after.