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, 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:

Fireball XL5 Setlist - January 1, 2010
The Drums - Let's Go Surfing
Suburban Kids With Biblical Names - 1999
The Sound Of Arrows - M.A.G.I.C.
Sandstream - Teenage Love
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
The Legends - Always The Same
Library Voices - Step Off The Map & Float
The XX - VCR
Camera Obscura - French Navy
Yo La Tengo - Nothing To Hide
Yo La Tengo - If It's True
God Help The Girl - Come Monday Night
God Help The Girl - Hiding Neath My Umbrella
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Come Saturday
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - Young Adult Friction
The Pocketbooks - Fleeting Moments
The Pocketbooks - Footsteps