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, September 25, 2009

September 25, 2009

Theme: I heart Cloudberry Records
On Air: Frank

This show started with two sets dedicated to the record label Cloudberry records ( www.cloudberryrecords.com ). Their website describes themselves as "an indiepop label purveying the sound of jangly guitars based in sunny Miami, Florida", how could I not love them. They look to specialize in shorter products such as 7 inch vinyl, split CD singles, and mini-CDs. The other cool think is that for pretty much all their releases they have at least one song that you can download for free.

I also put in an ectro-pop and funky set, something I haven't done in a while, so that was nice.


Things I referenced on the show:

Maia Hirasawa - The Wrong Way Live:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEnMc9xakeg

link to soul sides blog:

http://soul-sides.com/


Fireball XL5 Setlist - September 25, 2009
TALK (Cloudberry Records 1)
The Parellelograms - Dream On Daisy
The Shandy Express - Surfing On Love's Wave
Girl Alliance - Frances And The Dancing Fairies
Pale Man Made - In Your Bed
Play People - Goes Out
TALK (Cloudberry Records 2)
Twig - Ciao Ciao Bomb
Kevin McGrother - A Week Of Wednesdays
The Tartans - My Baby Doesn't Care For You
The Westfield Mining Disaster - Hank Williams Saved My Life
The Cavalcade - Meet You In The Rain
TALK
So Many Dynamos - New Bones
Golden Glow - Adore Me
Voxtrot - Trepanation Party
Astrid Swan - Unrelated
Bad Hands featuring Nina Kinert - Badn Hands
TALK
Jenny Wilson - Only Here For The Fight
The Bandwagon - Breaking Down The Walls Of Heartache
Lydia Marcell - The Girl He Needs
The Impossibles - Easy To Be Heard
Melvin Bliss - Synthetic Substitution
TALK
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Higher Than The Stars
Horse Shoes - The Imperial School
Rubik - No Escape
Afternoon Naps - Beach Bums
Maia Hirasawa - The Wrong Way
TALK
Free Energy - Free Energy
The singles - can you go out tonight


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Saturday, September 5, 2009

September 5, 2009

Theme: I Wanna Go Surfin'
On Air: Frank

This was a 4 song set kind of show, just kind of worked out that way. My top song for the show was a song that I heard a while back at the NYC popfest this spring. But I was reminded of the great performance by Karim and his Brown Coach of Leisure podcast ( http://silenttalkie.com/ ). I just can't get the song out of my head. They are also releasing their first EP soon that I'm very much looking forward to.

I tried not to talk a lot during this show as I felt there was a lot of talking during the Hillside review show. Keeping with the same sentiment I won't write a lot about the show except to say that I was happy with how it came together. Even got a slow set in which is relatively rare for me.

And do listen to the end of the show as the last song by the band Death By Chocolate was fighting to be my top song, but I still can't describe it, you just have to listen.


Things I referenced on the show:

See video of the performance by The Drums at the NYC Popfest:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RC4W5SEwdOk

Download the Celestial song here:
http://musicismygirlfriend.com/celestial/hop-you-know/


Fireball XL5 Setlist - September 5, 2009
TALK (Theme)
The Drums - Let's Go Surfing
Dylan Mondegreen - Wishing Well
Girl Alliance - Straight To My Heart
The Champagne Socialists - Blue Genes
TALK
Papermoon - What are you going to do with me? (c)
The San Marinos - On Our Way
The School - And Suddenly
The Darling Buds - Burst
TALK
Downdime - Lessons
The Charade - A tough Decision
Cut Off Your Hands - Happy As Can Be
The Mugs - Could It Be
TALK
The Faintest Ideas - Procrastination Of Every Day Tasks
Knight School - Pregnent Again
Candy Panic Attack - Heartbreaker
Casa Murilo - 19th Floor
TALK
Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream
Horse Shoes - Changing Winds
Voxtrot - Berlin, Without Return
The Radio Dept. - David
TALK
Margo & The Nuclear So and So's - As Tall As Cliffs
Landon Pigg - Falling In Love At A Coffee Shop
Tiny Microphone - Home
Celestial - Hope, You Know
TALK
Phantogram - When I'm Small
Glass Cake - We'll Work It Out
Jenny Wilson - Like A Fading Rainbow
The Understudies - Flickknives
TALK
Death By Chocolate - Magpie



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