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, 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


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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


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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


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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


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