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, October 8, 2010

October 8, 2010

The show started out with yet another song that I got from the show Central Services on CFRU, it is a song by the Divine Comedy which might just be dismissed as a novelty song that is an excuse to mention a bunch of indie pop bands. But Neil Hannon just captures the spirit of going to the same place every week with the same bunch of friends listening to the same songs so well that it works. Although it wasn't a Thursday night and we didn't call it the "indie disco", with all the years that my friends and I used to go to a little place called "Phil's Grandson's Place" in Waterloo every weekend back in the day, this song could have been about us.

Also in that set I played the Library Voices, I know that I talked about them when they were my top song a few shows ago, but having seen them live again a few weeks ago I have to again recommend doing what you can to see them live, they put on such a great, fun, high energy show.

The rest of the show consisted of great indie pop from the various podcasts and blogs that I frequent and as I had a backlog of electropop, I played a set of it at the end. And do yourself a favour and listen to the last song of the show "Roving Woman" by Connie Converse as it gives some good advice to the ladies out there.

Websites I mentioned during the show:

Link to "oh Hell, I married an indie pop girl":

Link to Murdery Mystery songs (free to download):

Link to strange video by the Silly Kissers:

Link to south east asia indie myspace page:

First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
The Divine Comedy - At The Indie Disco (See the video for the song here: )

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Fireball XL5 Setlist - October 8, 2010
TALK - Theme
The Divine Comedy - At The Indie Disco
Lake Holiday - In Whispers
The Tomatometers - Boys Would Always Look Down
Murder Mystery - Change My Mind
Library Voices - Insider Trading (On Outsider Art) (C)
Kisswhistle - Simply So
LoveDance - New Plans
Strawberry Whiplash - Stop, Look and Listen
Silly Kissers - Halloween Summer (C)
Buggy - Angel
The Doris Days - Another Day
Dance Contest Winners - Loverboy
Bella Vista - Was The Last
Carnival Park - Portland, Oregon
The Jumping Balloon - Send Me A Message
Beat Connection - In The Water
Jonesin' - Rollerskates
Burning Hearts - Night Animal
Lindstrom and Christabelle - Lovesick
Crash City Saints - Out From The Storm
Connie Converse - Roving Woman

(C) - Canadian Content

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