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.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

August 9, 2009

Theme: Hillside review
On Air: Frank

A lot of this show was dedicated to my review of the Hillside Festival that took place in Guelph in late July. Apart from the artists that I previously knew about, it is always cool to find out about bands that I didn't know existed. My favourite find this year were the Library Voices, as I said in the show, if Los Campesinos! grew up in Regina instead of Wales, they would have been the Library Voices. Another band I quite enjoyed was FRED, apologies to Bernard for not seeing them at the Starlight for St. Patrick's Day.

The first song of the show I first heard on a patio overlooking Niagara Falls, thanks to S for helping to find out the name of the song. The last song was from the movie "500 Days of Summer", a movie I liked on its own but the peppering of indie music throughout made it all the better, thanks to M for getting the song for me. The rest of the show was my usual indie mix.

Things I referenced on the show:

link to lightning strike at Hillside:

link to Final Fantasy at Hillside:

Acid House Kings twitter:

Fireball XL5 Setlist - August 9, 2009
TALK (Theme)
Lavender Diamond - Open Your Heart
Ivy - Get Enough
Basil Pieron - Don't Ever Go Away Again
Stars In Coma - Invisibility Trick
Pop Art Toasters - Go Ahead
TALK (Hillside Review 1)
Library Voices - Love In The Age Of Absurdity (C)
Winter Gloves - Hillside (C)
Gentlemen Reg - We're In A Thunderstorm (C)
Coeur De Pirate - Ensemble (C)
Dancehall Free For All - Kelsey (C)
TALK (Hillside Review 2)
FRED - Skyscrapers
Sunparlour Players - If the Creeks Don't Rise (C)
Great Lake Swimmers - Concrete Heart (C)
Clues - Crows (C)
Final Fantasy - The Butcher (C)
The Acid House Kings - Boyish Holiday
The Legends - Always The Same
Love Is All - Wishing Well
The Fizzbombs - The Words That
The Pooh Sticks - Girl Who Made Me Smile
The Mockingbirds - That's How It's Gonna Stay
Francis - Beat, Beat, Beat
Hey Marseilles - Rio
The Mayfair Set - Desert Fun
The Paper Merchants - I Don't Care
Mumm-Ra - She's Got You High

(C) Denotes Canadian Content