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, November 27, 2009

November 27, 2009

Theme: I thought she talked about Mark E Smith
On Air: Frank

As this was my last new music show for a while (Christmas show next, then best of shows) I tried to get rid of a lot of leftover songs that I have collected over the last year. Some of them seem very old to me as I have been listening to them for a while on my MP3 player, but I was surprised when I checked my archive and had never played them on the show. Nobody should be shocked that most of the show was in the indie pop/twee side of the musical spectrum.

The third set was loosly related to the Jens Lekman song "Maple Leaves" which came up during a shuffle play while a bunch of us were at Erik's place. The song is a story about a guy who misinterprets his girlfriend saying that thier love was "make believe" but he thinks they she said "Maple leaves". Similarly there is confusion between the fall of their relationship and the band with Mark E. Smith, so that's why I played the Fall and the other two songs are just related to people where were also there.

Things I referenced on the show:

Various blogs I read:

Fireball XL5 Setlist - November 27, 2009
Boa Constrictor - Out of Nothing
Butcher Boy - Carve A Pattern
Red Sleeping Beauty - Summer Tells Stories
Cars Can Be Blue - Do You Remember?
The Servants - Present
Northern Portrait - Crazy
Laura Walting - Let's go
The Hidden Cameras - In The NA (C)
TALK (Jens and related set)
Jens Lekman - Maple Leaves
The Fall - Totally Wired
Sambassadeur - Days
Woods - Born To Lose
Summer Cats - Super
Xylos - In The Bedroom
Suburban Kids With Biblical Names - World Music
The Micropops - Telephonebaby!
TALK (female pop set)
Leaving Mornington Crescent - Seventeen **See Note 1
Liechtenstein - This Must Be Heaven
Hari And Aino - A Considerate Kind Of Home
Sexy Kids - Sisters Are Forever
Fireflies - Winter
Brown Recluse - Night Train
The Late Call - Linnea
The Blind King - Driving In America
David Cassidy - How Can I Be Sure

Note 1: Dedicated to two of my nieces who are both seventeen

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