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.

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:

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:

Download the Math and Physics Club here:

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: )

You can download the latest show directly here:

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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
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)
Death In Vegas - Aisha

(C) - Canadian Content

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