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, December 24, 2010

December 24, 2010

As has been my tradition lately I present a continous mix of Christmas music for your seasonal pleasure. Hope everybody has a great holiday. See you in the new year with my Best of 2010 shows.

First song of the show (best Christmas song I heard since the last Christmas show):
Eux Autres - Teenage Christmas (Download the song here: http://euxautres.bandcamp.com/album/another-christmas-at-home )

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://71.18.55.208/2010-12-24_final.mp3


For information on how to sign up for the podcast or join the Facebook group, see the bottom of this message.

Fireball XL5 Setlist - December 24, 2010
TALK - Theme
Eux Autres - Teenage Christmas
The Pipettes - Santa's On His Way
Komon - Poetry for the Winter
Luckly Lucky pigeons - Red Santa
Hexicon - See That Day
Parker Lewis & Matilda Berggren - All Alone on Christmas (Darlene Love cover)
The Forest & The Trees - Santa Claus is coming
The Silent Boys - Christmas Day Is Here
Jens Lekman - Run Away With Me
David Carswell and Megan Barnes - I Wanna Kiss You This Christmas
The Chills - Christmas Chimes
The Genuine Fakes - All I Want for Christmas
Sofia Talvik - Santa
Metro Jets - Jingle Jangle Christmas
Irene - Christmas on the beach
Holmes - There'll Be No Christmas Without You
Hillary and the Democrats - I Want An Alien For Christmas
Glo-Worm - Holiday
Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet - Faster Santa Claus Ho Ho Ho
The Weisstronauts - Jingle Bells
The Werewands - I've Got A Great Big Christmas Tree
The Birthday Girl vs Alexander's Festival Hall - Hey Santa
B-Lines - I'm Watching TV On Christmas Day
Boyracer - merry xmas (i don't wanna fight)
The Pointed Sticks – Power Pop Christmas
The Magnetic Fields - Everything Is One Big Christmas Tree
DJ Downfall - 2000 Miles (Meek Mix)
Mike Nicolai - christmas is for losers
belle and sebastian - Are You Coming Over For Christmas
Velocity Girl - Merry Christmas, I Love You
Annika Norlin David Sandstrom - Fairytale of New York
The Wedding Present - Holly Jolly Hollywood
Ron Sexsmith - Maybe This Christmas
Elisa Gabbai - Winter In Canada
Daryl Reimer - Merry Big Ole Christmas
Help Stamp Out Loneliness - Just Like Xmas (In Cottonopolis)
Art Acoustic - X-mas In The Woods
Sool - Sool Yule Medley
Boney M - Mary's Boy Child (Oh My Lord)
Le Sport, Montt MardiƩ & Mr Suitcase - Last Christmas
Boomdaddy f/Dj Rhymer – Must Be Santa


Fireball XL5 Podcast Homepage: www.fireballxl5.ca

Podcast link: 71.18.55.208/fireballxl5.rss

Facebook group page: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2437232020

Friday, December 10, 2010

December 10, 2010

I wanted to do one more show before my Christmas and Best Of podcasts, so I snuck this one in. Mostly a lot of leftovers that I wanted to get out of way before 2011. However the second set featured artists that played the Bowlie 2 festival in England, although it was far away and would have been expensive, it also would have been great. There is a link below that lists the bands that played, but the most important thing to know about the festival was that it was curated and starred Belle and Sebastian.

For those wanting a sneak peak into my best of shows this would be a good time to check out the Fireball XL5 website where everyday I'll be posting one more from my Best of 2010 Singles and Albums. If you can't remember to check the website then you can also get the updates from my Twitter and Facebook accounts.


Websites I mentioned during the show

See the lineup for Bowlie 2:

http://www.atpfestival.com/events/bowlie2.php

BBC Radio 6 list of the Top 40 songs of 2010:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/events/top40/2010/

Blog post about the Yeh Dealies:

http://indiemp3couk.wordpress.com/2010/07/19/yeh-deadlies-magazine-and-a-bit-more/

Popmatters top Indie Pop of 2010:

http://www.popmatters.com/pm/feature/134171-the-best-indie-pop-of-2010/P1


First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
Murder Mystery - I Am (If You Are) (Listen to the song here and see links to where to download the song : http://www.planet-mag.com/2010/music/timothy-gunatilaka/murder-mystery-review/ )

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://71.18.55.208/2010-12-10_final.mp3


For information on how to sign up for the podcast or join the Facebook group, see the bottom of this message.

Fireball XL5 Setlist - December 10, 2010
TALK - Theme
Murder Mystery - I Am (If You Are)
Bella Vista - Was The Last
Lake Holiday - Press Record Then Play
LoveDance - When You're With Him
The Sea And Cake - Too Strong
TALK
Belle and Sebastian - If She Wants Me
St. Etienne - Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Those Dancing Days - Fuckarias
Edwyn Collins - Losing Sleep
Teenage Fanclub - When I Still Have Thee
TALK
The Berndt - Walked For The Future
Jeff Melon - Smile Like A Lemon Peel, Kiss Like A Paper Cut
The Foxymorons - Out Of Control
Yeh Deadlies - Teenage Pricks (Up Yours Forever)
Versus - Into Blue
TALK
Darren Hanlon - All These Things
Klifton Fields - The Center Of A Group
Big Fox - Saturday
A Camp - Stronger Than Jesus
Sebastian Blanck - Don't Let The Darkness Gather Me
TALK
Dum Dum Girls - Jail La La


Fireball XL5 Podcast Homepage: www.fireballxl5.ca

Podcast link: 71.18.55.208/fireballxl5.rss

Facebook group page: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2437232020

Friday, November 26, 2010

November 26, 2010

I never really know when to consider that an album has actually been released? Maybe I'm old school but I like to see the physical copies before I think of an album as being released. So although the new Knock, Knock, Ginger album "We're headed for a fall" is available from the
Dadmobile website: http://www.dadmobile.com/kkg/fall/ the physical CDs won't be available until sometime next year, thus in my mind it is a 2011 release.

But that doesn't take away from the fact that everybody should go to the site and download the
album for free and of course a little bit of monetary support to the band would also be cool (which can be done right on the website above).

I had my favourite song from the album narrowed down to two songs, in the end I picked "Safety in Letters", I'll leave the other one for another show. The rest of the first set was some newer indie pop followed by the second set where I went a bit retro with songs from The Magic Numbers, Sloan, and the Go-Betweens. The next two sets went from electo-pop to some funky old soul.


Websites I mentioned during the show

The Muffs video for Really Really Happy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-95YiV82YA&feature=channel

See all of Wild Nothing's 50 favorite songs of the 80s:

http://best.complex.com/lists/wild-nothings-50-favorite-songs-of-the-80s


First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
Knock Knock Ginger - Safety In Letters (Download not just this song but the whole thing : http://www.dadmobile.com/kkg/fall/ )

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://71.18.55.208/2010-11-26_final.mp3


For information on how to sign up for the podcast or join the Facebook group, see the bottom of this message.

Fireball XL5 Setlist - November 26, 2010
TALK - Theme
Knock Knock Ginger - Safety In Letters (C)
Pipas - Basements
Starry Eyes - Veronica Falls
Snog 6 - Sainsburys
The Muffs - Really Really Happy
TALK
Magic Numbers - Love Me Like You
Sloan - Everything You've Done Wrong (C)
Rorschach - Gabriel
June Brides - In The Rain
The Go-Betweens - Right Here
TALK
Eels - Spectacular Girl
LCD Soundsystem - North American Scum
Sally Seltmann - Harmony To My Heartbeat
The Wake - O Pamela
TALK
Daft Punk - High Life
Dancehall Free For All - Something Collective (C)
Confunktion - Time
Kool Blues - I'm Going To Keep On Loving You
Faithless - Miss U Less, See U More
TALK
Calvin Johnson And The Sons Of The Soil - Can We Kiss

(C) - Canadian Content


Fireball XL5 Podcast Homepage: www.fireballxl5.ca

Podcast link: 71.18.55.208/fireballxl5.rss

Facebook group page: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2437232020

Friday, November 5, 2010

November 5, 2010

It would be strange for a Belle and Sebastian album to come out and it not be my top song of the week. Although after the first few listens, I do have to admit, I just wasn't getting into "Write About Love", but since then it has grown on me and I had a hard decision to pick which track to play on the show. Then there was the added bonus of seeing them at Massey Hall last month, a perfect place to see one of my all time favourite bands.

In fact all the songs first set were from albums that I had recently bought (B&S, Antarctica Takes It! and The Drums) while the other two were songs from albums that haven't even been released yet (Acid House Kings, and Lykke Li). The Acid House Kings album should be out early next year while there is no time line that I have seen for Lykke Li. I love that the Acid House Kings have shared a spreadsheet on Google Docs where you can follow the progress of the album all the way from writing the melody and chorus, to recording the vocals, to final mastering. See the link below to follow along yourself.

The rest of sets went from female pop, to indie rock, ending with a slower set to take us out. I ended with a song by the late great Solomon Burke. I had the extreme pleasure of seeing him perform while attending a conference in Italy, he was a true showman who obviously greatly enjoyed what he was doing. Thus it is not surprising that he died while travelling to do a concert.


Websites I mentioned during the show

See the current progress of the latest Acid House Kings album:
http://bit.ly/musicsoundsbetterwithyou


First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
Belle and Sebastian - Come On Sister (Listen to the the song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dg8hemLRFr0 )

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://71.18.55.208/2010-11-05_final.mp3


For information on how to sign up for the podcast or join the Facebook group, see the bottom of this message.


Fireball XL5 Setlist - November 5, 2010
TALK - Theme
Belle and Sebastian - Come On Sister
Acid House Kings - Are We Lovers Or Are We Friends?
Antarctica Takes It! - C&F
Lykke Li - Get Some
The Drums - Forever And Ever Amen
TALK
Juliana Hatfield three - My Sister
Very Truly Yours - I'd Write You A Song
Pop Romantique! - Monday
The Gay - Critics (C)
Lucky Soul - Whoa Billy!
TALK
Rattail - Gas Mask (C)
The Doers - Moment Noticed (C)
The Ruth Ellis Swing Band - Still Blank
The Craft Economy - The Lives Of Captured Scientists
Unnatural Helpers - Vox Humana
TALK
Lake Holiday - Don't Stay Forever
Memphis - In The Cinema Alone (C)
Erik de Vahl - Running
Magic Castles - 10,100
The Very Sexuals - Carla
TALK
Solomon Burke - Got To Get You Off My Mind

(C) - Canadian Content


Fireball XL5 Podcast Homepage: www.fireballxl5.ca

Podcast link: 71.18.55.208/fireballxl5.rss

Facebook group page: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2437232020

Friday, October 8, 2010

October 8, 2010

The show started out with yet another song that I got from the show Central Services on CFRU, it is a song by the Divine Comedy which might just be dismissed as a novelty song that is an excuse to mention a bunch of indie pop bands. But Neil Hannon just captures the spirit of going to the same place every week with the same bunch of friends listening to the same songs so well that it works. Although it wasn't a Thursday night and we didn't call it the "indie disco", with all the years that my friends and I used to go to a little place called "Phil's Grandson's Place" in Waterloo every weekend back in the day, this song could have been about us.

Also in that set I played the Library Voices, I know that I talked about them when they were my top song a few shows ago, but having seen them live again a few weeks ago I have to again recommend doing what you can to see them live, they put on such a great, fun, high energy show.

The rest of the show consisted of great indie pop from the various podcasts and blogs that I frequent and as I had a backlog of electropop, I played a set of it at the end. And do yourself a favour and listen to the last song of the show "Roving Woman" by Connie Converse as it gives some good advice to the ladies out there.


Websites I mentioned during the show:

Link to "oh Hell, I married an indie pop girl":
www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5uo60kfx6A

Link to Murdery Mystery songs (free to download):
murdermysterymusic.com

Link to strange video by the Silly Kissers:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYy97nDKCcU

Link to south east asia indie myspace page:
www.myspace.com/southeastasiaindie


First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
The Divine Comedy - At The Indie Disco (See the video for the song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB--qzE4JhE )

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://71.18.55.208/2010-10-08_final.mp3


For information on how to sign up for the podcast or join the Facebook group, see the bottom of this message.


Fireball XL5 Setlist - October 8, 2010
TALK - Theme
The Divine Comedy - At The Indie Disco
Lake Holiday - In Whispers
The Tomatometers - Boys Would Always Look Down
Murder Mystery - Change My Mind
Library Voices - Insider Trading (On Outsider Art) (C)
TALK
Kisswhistle - Simply So
LoveDance - New Plans
Strawberry Whiplash - Stop, Look and Listen
Silly Kissers - Halloween Summer (C)
Buggy - Angel
TALK
The Doris Days - Another Day
Dance Contest Winners - Loverboy
Bella Vista - Was The Last
Carnival Park - Portland, Oregon
The Jumping Balloon - Send Me A Message
TALK
Beat Connection - In The Water
Jonesin' - Rollerskates
Burning Hearts - Night Animal
Lindstrom and Christabelle - Lovesick
Crash City Saints - Out From The Storm
TALK
Connie Converse - Roving Woman


(C) - Canadian Content


Fireball XL5 Podcast Homepage: www.fireballxl5.ca

Podcast link: 71.18.55.208/fireballxl5.rss

Facebook group page: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2437232020

Thursday, September 16, 2010

September 10, 2010

I urge you to listen to the link below of my top song of the week, it is one of those top songs that I just have to listen to at least once a day. Unfortunately I fell in love with this acoustic version of the song that of course is different than the one on the album, has that ever happened to you? I guess I will have to learn to love them both.

As it turns out, although it wasn't my original intent, the first set worked out as all female singers while the second set was all male.

The soul set I mostly stole from the former CKMS and now CFRU show Central Services where Cory and Trevor did a special feature a few months back called "Spring into soul". I loved so many of the songs, that I just had to put them on the podcast. Find out more about Central Services here: http://www.cfru.ca/showinfo.php?show_id=241

And as a bonus on this one, try and figure out the talking bit when I was out of breath and just barely keeping it together.

Websites I mentioned during the show:

Download the Jens Lekman song here:
http://stereogum.com/450972/jens-lekman-the-end-of-the-world-is-bigger-than-love/mp3s/

Download the Math and Physics Club here:
http://blog.kexp.org/blog/2010/06/28/song-of-the-day-math-and-physics-club-love-or-loneliness/


First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
Antarctica Takes It! - Try, Try, Try (See the video for the song here: http://brixtonsessions.com/antarctica-takes-it-018/ )

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://71.18.55.208/2010-09-10_final.mp3


For information on how to sign up for the podcast or join the Facebook group, see the bottom of this message.


Fireball XL5 Setlist - September 10, 2010
TALK - Theme
Antarctica Takes It! - Try, Try, Try (acoustic)
Saint Etienne - Hobart Paving
Blake Babies - Lament
Chicklet - Glycerine (C)
The Liminanas - I'm Dead
TALK
Jens Lekman - The End Of The World Is Bigger Than Love
Math and Physics Club - Love Or Loneliness
James Kirk - Krach Auf Wiedersehen
Standard Fare - Dancing
The Silent Boys - Never Fall In Love Again
TALK (soul set)
Donny Elbert - A Little Piece Of Leather
The Esquires - How could It Be
Willie Hutch - California My Way
The Chilites - Living In The Footsteps Of Another Man
Dusty Springfield - Some Of Your Lovin'
TALK (Canadian indie pop circa 2000ish)
Chixdiggit - Gettin' Air (c)
The Sin-Tones - Knot Of Wood (c)
The Midways - A Lot Like Me (c)
Les Sequelles - La Machine (c)
The Grope Toads - Ambivalence (c)
TALK
Death In Vegas - Aisha


(C) - Canadian Content


Fireball XL5 Podcast Homepage: www.fireballxl5.ca

Podcast link: 71.18.55.208/fireballxl5.rss

Facebook group page: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2437232020

Monday, August 23, 2010

August 20, 2010

Although it seems like so long ago, this was the show where I played songs by bands that I saw at this year's Hillside Festival. Although there wasn't a big name band there that I had not seen before, there were still enough smaller surprises that it was good time.

Then came a set of cool new indie pop from the likes of Juni Jarvi, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, and the Salteens. I also noticed that the Salteens were playing some shows around Canada, but I was surprised that they were doing 2 shows a day during the afternoon in really big arenas. So it turns out they are playing as part of the traveling Yo Gabba Gabba show. This is a kids program that for some reason has had a crazy list of indie pop bands who have appeared on the show including the Salteens.

It was also far too long since I managed to squeeze in an electro-pop set so I did. And I even managed to find a song with sound bytes from Stephen Hawking who spent the summer working at a physics institute in Waterloo. However, I was disappointed that I didn't see him around town, I thought that he might be hanging out at the Jane Bond or at the Princess.

Websites I mentioned during the show:

Video for The Pains of Being Pure at Heart's "Say no to love"
http://stereogum.com/412761/the-pains-of-being-pure-at-heart-say-no-to-love-video-stereogum-premiere/house300/?utm_source=ha&utm_medium=300

Site to download the Salteens song:
http://salteens.bandcamp.com/track/if-love-is-gone-where-do-we-go-from-here?action=download&from=embed

Information on Yo Gabba Gabba (check out all the bands that have played on the show)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yo_Gabba_Gabba!

First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
Young Rival - The Ocean (See the video for the song here: http://vimeo.com/7858467 )

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://71.18.55.208/2010-08-20_final.mp3


For information on how to sign up for the podcast or join the Facebook group, see the bottom of this message.


Fireball XL5 Setlist - August 20, 2010
TALK - Theme (Hillside set)
Young Rival - The Ocean (C)
The Hidden Cameras - In The NA (C)
Holy Fuck - Super Inuit (C)
Shapes and Sizes - Teller Seller (C)
Shane Koyczan and Short Story Long - Apology (C)
TALK
Juni Jarvi f/Annika Norlin - (I Love It When You Call Me) Baby
The Shermans - Sunday Morning
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Say No to Love
The Salteens - If Love Is Gone Where Do We Go From Here (C)
The Record's - Rodolfo
TALK
The Very Sexuals - Carla
The Hurries - Not That Easy
Thieves Like US - Your Heart Feels
Mr. Wright - Anna Karina
Pop Romantique! - Monday
Erik de Vahl - running
TALK
Florrie - Call 911 (Fred Falke remix)
Yes Cadets - Rufio
Walter Meego - Forever
Lake Heartbeat - Blue Planet
Pallers - The Kiss
TALK
John Boswell f/Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking - A Glorious Dawn

(C) - Canadian Content


Fireball XL5 Podcast Homepage: www.fireballxl5.ca

Podcast link: 71.18.55.208/fireballxl5.rss

Facebook group page: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2437232020

Monday, July 19, 2010

July 16, 2010

For this show I did a spotlight on the 'net-label' eardrumspop ( www.eardrumspop.com ) which appears to be a 'label' in the sense that they release compilations for free (with permission of the bands) on the hope that people will fall in love with the bands and buy their stuff. Although they suggest making a donation to a charity when you download an album.

With 2 sets from eardrumpop it meant that over half of the songs on the podcast can be freely downloaded, that's kind of cool.

Now, if they put out hard core metal I wouldn't be that interested, but of course with the sweet indie pop that comes from their factory I'm hooked. At the beginning of the summer they put out 3 separate compilations, each with a slightly different sound, Volume 3 is my favourite.

In the last set I finally broke out of the indie-pop straightjacket and brought the funk back to Fireball XL5.


Websites I mentioned during the show:

Eardums pop site where you can download the three Between The Waves albums:

http://www.eardrumspop.com/mp3s/

Website with great video about the Brite Futures' name change:

http://www.myspace.com/music/blog/2010/6/17/natalie-portmans-shaved-head-change-name-release-new-song-as-free-download


First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
Library Voices - Haunt This House (See a live performance of the song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TKslZMUynI )

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://71.18.55.208/2010-07-16_final.mp3


For information on how to sign up for the podcast or join the Facebook group, see the bottom of this message.


Fireball XL5 Setlist - July 16, 2010
TALK - Theme
Library Voices - Haunt This House (C)
Churchbuilder - French Kiss Conspiracy
Gentle Waves - Falling From Grace
Lightning Love - Everyone I Know
B. Fleischmann f. Chris Knox - Not Given Lightly
TALK (Eardrums pop spotlight 1)
Starlight Recorder - Girl From Outer Space
Snippet, Paisley, Charlie - Funny Kind Of Love
The Postcard Music - The Perfect Song!
Violet Twilight - Octopus Arms
Boa Constrictor vs The Honeydrips - Please Do Not Lie
TALK (Eardrums pop spotlight 2)
Baffin Island - You Make Two Weeks Two Days
Joyeux Noel Is How You Say Merry Christmas In French - Left Behind
Heart Attack vs The Lonely Ghosts - Heart Beats Hard And Fast
Funny Little June - There's Something I Need To Tell You
Loud Off & Ant - Crying No Tears
TALK (funky set)
Orgone - Lookout
Breakestra - Lowdown Stank
the Impossibles - California
Don Ray - Got To Have Loving
Aloe Blacc - I Need A Dollar
TALK
Brite Futures - Dog Eared Summer

(C) - Canadian Content




If you want to taken off this mailing list please e-mail me.

Fireball XL5 Podcast Homepage: www.fireballxl5.ca

Podcast link: 71.18.55.208/fireballxl5.rss

Facebook group page: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2437232020

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

June 18, 2010

This show was all about the NYC Popfest that I went to a few weeks back. Although they didn't have the big names like last year and the fact that I missed some bands I really wanted to see because of transportation problems, it was still a good time.

The band I enjoyed the most was a band from way back called The Wake who were on Factory Records with New Order and then went on to have some releases on Sarah Records. I really enjoyed their show and I feel embarrassed that I didn't know anything about them beforehand. They broke up in the mid-90s but have reformed in the last 6 months and have played a handful of shows including the NYC Popfest, they are also planning on releasing a new album this year.

As a started the show with 2 sets from bands that played the Popfest, I stuck to indie pop for the rest of the show.


Websites I mentioned during the show:

Great site about the NYC Popfest:

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2010/05/a_massive_guide.html

Info about The Wake:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wake_%28band%29


First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
The Wake - Pale Spectre (Download the song here: http://mp3.imposemagazine.com/the-wake-pale-spectre.mp3 )


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://71.18.55.208/2010-06-18_final.mp3


For information on how to sign up for the podcast or join the Facebook group, see the bottom of this message.


Fireball XL5 Setlist - June 18, 2010
TALK - Theme
The Wake - Pale Spectre
The Embassy - It Pays To Belong
Apple Orchard - Half-steps Toward Bright Skies
The Young Friends - Make Out Point
Neverever - Young Runaways
TALK
Allo Darlin - My Heart Is A Drummer
Gold-Bears - Tally
Mustache of Insanity - Postcards To Strangers
BOAT - We've Been Friends Since 1989
Tender Trap - Girls With Guns
TALK
Lucky Soul - A Coming Of Age
Gigi - Impossible Love (C)
The School - Valentine
Cave Weddings - Never Never Know
Emma Pollock - Hug The Harbour
TALK
Wintersleep - New Inheritors (C)
Shampoo Tears - Frozen Weekend
The Radio Dept. - This Time Around
Turn To Flowers - People Change Like The Weather
Wallflowers - Blushing Girls, Nervous Smile
TALK
The New Sound Spectrum - Summer Girl

(C) - Canadian Content



If you want to taken off this mailing list please e-mail me.

Fireball XL5 Podcast Homepage: www.fireballxl5.ca

Podcast link: 71.18.55.208/fireballxl5.rss

Facebook group page: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2437232020

Monday, May 17, 2010

May 21, 2010

Not much to say about this show, lots of really nice indie-pop, I was trying to get a show out before I went to the New York City Popfest which will probably be a major theme of the next show.


Websites I mentioned during the show:

The Maybelines - Wait For You:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQK-uSKtWAM

Story about the Kamikaze Sex Pilots:

http://cloudberryrecords.com/blog/?p=1884

Video of Hot Pants Romance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wux9RM2AY2g


First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
She & Him - Gonna Get Along Without You Now (See a live performance of the song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apEQ3mNN6To )


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://71.18.55.208/2010-05-21_final.mp3


For information on how to sign up for the podcast or join the Facebook group, see the bottom of this message.


Fireball XL5 Setlist - May 21, 2010
TALK - Theme
She & Him - Gonna Get Along Without You Now
The Maybelines - Wait For You
The School - Let It Slip
Palms On Fire - Sweet Desire
Avi Buffalo - What's In It For?
TALK
The Kamikaze Sex Pilots - Sharon's Been Deflowered
The Groove Farm - Surfin' Into Your Heart
Madamm - Ornen
Title Tracks - Every Little Bit Hurts
Girls Names - Don't Let Me In
TALK
The Electric Pop Group - Not By Another'
The Hardy Boys - Let The World Smother You
She Spliters Mortar - Man Ray
This Gigantic World - Raft
Brotherhood Of Broken Hearts - Aeroboy
TALK
Gorillaz - On Melancholy Hill
Brazilian Girls - Don't Stop
Pink Nights - It Takes Long
Bottlesmoker - Free Hugs
Cats On Fire - Your Woman
TALK
Hot Pants Romance - Just because



If you want to taken off this mailing list please e-mail me.

Fireball XL5 Podcast Homepage: www.fireballxl5.ca

Podcast link: 71.18.55.208/fireballxl5.rss

Facebook group page: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2437232020

Friday, April 30, 2010

April 30, 2010

Lots of pop, some rock, and some funky stuff this show. As well I played some older material from my CD collection that I'm trying to archive to save shelf space.

The second set started with a disappointment from the past week when my chance to see The Mary Onettes in Chicago was canceled because of the Icelandic volcano. And the odds of my being back in Chicago when they (hopefully) reschedule their tour are pretty bad. Needless to say Chicago was still pretty cool.

I'm also getting better at finding out where I first heard songs so I can give credit to the great music I find out about from other people's podcasts and blogs.

Websites I mentioned during the show:

The story of the Maulies:
http://cloudberryrecords.com/blog/?p=1821


First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
The Very Most - Sod Off (See a live performance of the song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apEQ3mNN6To )


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://71.18.55.208/2010-04-30_final.mp3


For information on how to sign up for the podcast or join the Facebook group, see the bottom of this message.


Fireball XL5 Setlist - April 30, 2010
TALK - Theme
The Very Most - Sod Off
Hari and Aino - All That Remains
The Maulies - Rude Limey
Strange Idols - Berlin
The Secret History - My Life With The Living Dead
TALK
The Mary Onettes - The Night Before The Funeral
Great Scott - The Very Best Part
The Heartbreaks - Save Our Souls
Clem Snide - Denise
Bear Pilot - The Bravest Year
TALK
Adam West - Things (C)
The Band From Planet X - Wigs For Sale, Rooms For Rent (C)
Love Is All - Bigger Bolder
Lone Lady - Intuition
The Fizzbombs - Cherry Cherry
TALK
Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings - I Learned the Hard Way
Jenny Wilson - The Wooden Chair
Carmel - Easy For You
Gino Soccio - Try It Out
David Byrne - Independence Day
TALK
Atomic 7 - You Ain't Having Fun Till You're Dailing 911 (C)


(C) - Canadian Content


If you want to taken off this mailing list please e-mail me.

Fireball XL5 Podcast Homepage: www.fireballxl5.ca

Podcast link: 71.18.55.208/fireballxl5.rss

Facebook group page: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2437232020

Friday, April 9, 2010

April 9, 2010

I started the show with a song from the most recent release of the Waterloo band Bocce, their sound has really matured since their last release and I encourage everyone to go to their website (listed below), download their album, and if you like it support the boys with a donation.

This past week I was looking at clearing some space from a computer and found a directory where I once downloaded the entire content of the famous C86 cassette compilation from the New Music Express (NME). It came out in 1986 and featured some of the best indie-pop bands of the time. I sprinkled the show with songs from the compilation and I was amazed at how well the songs stand the test time after almost 25 years. You can find out more about C86 here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C86_%28music%29 .

Websites I mentioned during the show:

Information about the compilation If You Like Everything There's Nothing Left To Love:
http://www.skatterbrain.org/2009/01/if-you-like-everything-theres-nothing.html

Video from The School:
http://theschoolband.blogspot.com/2010/03/is-he-really-coming-home.html

Website to download the Lykke Li song:
http://lykkeli.com


First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
Bocce - Highlighter (Reverse Video) (Download the entire album here: http://kwbocceclub.com/disambiguation.php )


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://71.18.55.208/2010-04-09_final.mp3


For information on how to sign up for the podcast or join the Facebook group, see the bottom of this message.


Fireball XL5 Setlist - April 9, 2010
TALK
Bocce - Highlighter (Reverse Video) (C)
Scarboro Aquarium Club - Black Swan Days (C)
Bear Hands - What A Drag
Class Actress - Let Me Take You Out
Hot Chip - I Feel Better
TALK
The Mary Onettes - Puzzles
The Up Set - Couldn't Lose Our Youth
The Bodines - Therese (C86)
The Autumn Leaves - Summer Sunshine Girl
Flin Flon - Ukrania
TALK
Shout Out Louds - Walls
Mighty Mighty - Law (C86)
The School - Is He Really Coming Home?
The Sugarplums - A Pop Wedding In The Winter Weather
Faunts - It Hurts Me All The Time
TALK
Ossian Ekenger - Ivan, There's Trouble
Tiny Microphone - You Disappear
The Pastels - Breaking Lines (C86)
The Depreciation Guild - Dream About Me
Lyyke Li - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
TALK
The 6ths - San Diego Zoo **for Derek


(C) - Canadian Content
(C86) - From the NME-C86 Cassette


If you want to taken off this mailing list please e-mail me.

Fireball XL5 Podcast Homepage: www.fireballxl5.ca

Podcast link: 71.18.55.208/fireballxl5.rss

Facebook group page: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2437232020

Friday, March 19, 2010

March 19, 2010

Date: March 19, 2010
Theme: Going Undercover
On Air: Frank

I got into a dancey/electropoppy mood with my top song of the week and it just continued from there for most of the show.

The second set started with Ted Leo and the Phamacists covering "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" originally by Tears For Fears. This was the first song from The Onion's musical arm: the AV club and their project called Undercover. As they describe it: 25 bands, 25 cover sosngs, 1 small round room. It looks like some interesting covers are coming up, everything from Hall and Oats, to M.I.A. to Neutral Milk Hotel to The Replacements. See details of the Undercover project here ( http://www.avclub.com/articles/tears-for-fears,38869/ )

I also stole a set idea from the podcast of Paul the Advanced Warning Guy ( http://www.advancedwarning.cjb.net ) who played the Pipettes and some other bands with the same kind of style, so I went with it and played a single from the upcoming CD from the Pipettes. Now I would be very excited by this if these were the same Pipettes as before, but unfortunately 2 of the members have left the band and it is now down to Gwenno and her sister. I unfortunately don't hold out much hope, however in the set I also played something from Electric Blue a band led by Rebecca Stephens who was one of the woman that left the Pipettes. I don't know much about Electric Blue, but I really like all the songs on their myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/electricblue82 .


Fireball XL5 Setlist - March 19, 2010
TALK - theme
Groove Armada - Paper Romance
The Clientele - I Wonder Who We Are
Papas Fritas - Way You Walk
Acid House Kings - The Boy Still Dreams
Still Flyin' - Good Thing It's A Ghost Town Around Here
TALK
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Spaghetti Anywhere - Girlfriends With Boyfriends
Wave Machines - Keep The Lights On
Headlights - Secrets
TALK
Jonna Lee - My High
Miss Li - Bourgeois Shangri-La
The Atlantics - Baby I Need You
C.O.D.'s - Coming Back Girl
TALK (Stolen from Paul set)
Lucky soul - Whoa Billy
Gigi - No, My Heart Will Go On (C)
Maxine Darren - How Can I Hide It From My Heart
The Pipettes - Our Love Was Saved By A Spaceman
Electric Blue - Somebody's Help
TALK
The Lightning Seeds - Sense
Washed Out - Phone Call
Delorean - Deli
Port-Royal - The Photoshopped Prince
Nilof - Be Kind Rewind
TALK
Big Star - Don't Lie To Me

(C) - Canadian Content

Friday, March 5, 2010

March 5, 2010

Date: March 5, 2010
Theme: I believe
On Air: Frank

Finally a chance to play some new music after many themed shows, this of course created a log jam for my top song of the week as I had lots to choose from. So any of the first three songs could have been the one, but I went with the one I listened to the most over the last few weeks. As it turns out all three are from the labrador record label and are availabe either from the record label website ( www.labrador.se ) or here ( http://bit.ly/bC9Ykj ).

Although I would like to keep the podcast coming out every 2 weeks it seems like I can't do more than one a month. This time I blame the Olympics as I went to Vancouver and that kind of took me off my schedule. However, I did manage to see quite a few bands while I was out there and used that as a theme for a set.


Fireball XL5 Setlist - March 5, 2010
TALK
The Mary Onettes - Dare
The Radio Dept. - Heaven's On Fire
Sambassadeur - Stranded
The Ogdens - Rachel Put Your Arms About Me
The Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again
TALK
Very Truly Yours - Every Little Word
Strawberry Whiplash - Picture Perfect
The Close-ups - 20,000 Groups
Je Suis Animal - Painted My Face
Leaving Mornington Crescent - April Song
TALK (Vancouver 2010 set)
Devo - Secret Agent Man
couer De Pirate - Printemps (C)
Hawksley Workman - No Sissies (C)
Great Lake Swimmers - Pulling On A Line (C)
Library Voices - Kundera On The Dance Floor (C)
TALK
The Ravonettes - Last Dance
The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition
Bye Bye Bicycle - Westside
Best Coast - Sun Was High (So Was I)
The Lightning Seeds - Sense
TALK
The Fall - Hit The North
Sisty Wish - Float
CC Baxter - Ry Cooder
Metro - Girls In Love
Bag Raiders - Shooting Stars
TALK
Sweedish Shoes - Sleep and Eat
Vetiver - Everyday
Pants Yell! - Cold Hands
Javelins - Nosebleeders On The Track
Moustache Of Insanity - 16,000 Kilometres
TALK
EJ Brule - Killer Whale Attack (C)

(C) - Canadian Content

Friday, February 5, 2010

February 5, 2010

Date: February 5, 2010
Theme: Best of 2000s
On Air: Frank

Wow, has it been 10 years already, yes I remember doing my best of the 1990s radio show way back when. Who would have thought then that my next best of the decade recap would be on an internet only podcast distributed on something called the internet created on a magical box called a laptop.

I decided to be uninspired in the order of the show as all I did was play my top singles of the decade from 1 to 15 and then my top albums of the decade from 15 to 1. If you want to see the complete list of my top 50 singles and top 23 albums at the Fireball XL5 Facebook page. (which I think is accessible even if you aren't on Facebook)

See a graphical representation of my 20 of the decade here:

http://www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/frseglen/archive/setlists/best_of_2000s.htm


Fireball XL5 Setlist - February 5, 2010
TALK - Theme (Singles 1-5)
The Pipettes - Pull Shapes (2006) (L)
Bran Van 3000 - Astounded (2001) (C) (1)
Peter, Bjorn, and John - Young Folks (2006) (L) (1)
Hard-Fi - Hard to Beat (2006)
Lykke Li - Little Bit (2007) (L)
TALK (Singles 6-10)
Black Kids - I'm not going to teach your boyfriend to dance (2007) (L) (1)
I'm From Barcelona - Treehouse (2007)
Suburban Kids With Biblical Names - Loop Duplicate My Heart (2005) (L)
Roisin Murphy - Let Me Know (2007)
Los Campesinos! - You!Me!Dancing! (2007) (L)
TALK (Singles 11-15)
Junior Senior - Move Your Feet (2003) (1)
The Drums - Let's Go Surfing (2009) (L) (1)
Tim Armstrong - Into action (2007)
My Teenage Stride - Ears Like Golden Bats (2007) (L)
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Everything With you (2008) (L)
TALK (Albums 15-11)
The Icicles - Crazy - Arrivals and Departures (2007) (L)
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Come Saturday - S/T (2009) (L)
The Diskettes - ABCs of Love - S/T (2003) (C) (L)
My Teenage Stride - To Live And Die In The Airport Lounge - Ears Like Golden Bats (2007) (L)
Black Kids - Hurricane Jane - Partie Traumatic (2008) (L)
TALK (Albums 10-6)
The Pocketbooks - Every Good Time We Ever Had - Flightpaths (2009) (1)
Acid House Kings - This Heart Is A Stone - Sing along with ... (2005)
Yo La Tengo - Our Way To Fall - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out (2000) (L)
Belle and Sebastian - I'm A Cuckoo - Dear Catastrophe Waitress (2003) (L) (1)
Stars - Set Yourself On Fire (2004) (C) (L)
TALK (Albums (5-1)
Irene - Waterfront - Apple Bay (2006)
Jens Lekman - Your Arms Around Me - Night Falls Over Kortedala (2007) (L) (1)
Lykke Li - Tonight - Youth Novels (2008) (L) (1)
The Pipettes - You're Kisses Are Wasted On Me - We are the Pipettes (2006) (L)
TALK
Belle and Sebastian - Funny Little Frog (live) - The Life Pursuit (2006) (L) (1)


(C) - Canadian Content
(L) - Song I have seen performed live
(1) - Songs or albums that were number 1 during their release year

Friday, January 1, 2010

January 1, 2010

Date: January 1, 2010
Theme: Best of 2009
On Air: Frank

My annual best of show highlighting my picks for 2009. I started off with the singles and worked up to the albums ending with double shots of the top 4.

You can listen to the comments about the songs on the podcast, but I just want to say that I might be crazy by putting a CD I just got in the beginning of December as my top pick however I'm just loving it that much.

It is the best pure twee pop songs together in one place for many years. Catchy songs, references to public transit, waiting in line for concert tickets, and the boy/girl vocals just hits all my buttons.

See a graphical representation of both my album and single Best of 2009 picks here:

http://www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/frseglen/archive/setlists/best_of_2009.htm


Fireball XL5 Setlist - January 1, 2010
TALK-Theme
The Drums - Let's Go Surfing
Suburban Kids With Biblical Names - 1999
The Sound Of Arrows - M.A.G.I.C.
Sandstream - Teenage Love
TALK
Town Bike - Hey Hey Ho
Juni Jarvi - Looking At You Is Like Looking At The Sun
Dent May and His Magnificent Ukulele - Meet Me In The Garden
Tesco Chainstore Mascara - You Lost Me At Hello
TALK
The Legends - Always The Same
Library Voices - Step Off The Map & Float
The XX - VCR
Camera Obscura - French Navy
TALK
Yo La Tengo - Nothing To Hide
Yo La Tengo - If It's True
TALK
God Help The Girl - Come Monday Night
God Help The Girl - Hiding Neath My Umbrella
TALK
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Come Saturday
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - Young Adult Friction
TALK
The Pocketbooks - Fleeting Moments
The Pocketbooks - Footsteps