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.


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


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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




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