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, 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


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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

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