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, December 24, 2010

December 24, 2010

As has been my tradition lately I present a continous mix of Christmas music for your seasonal pleasure. Hope everybody has a great holiday. See you in the new year with my Best of 2010 shows.

First song of the show (best Christmas song I heard since the last Christmas show):
Eux Autres - Teenage Christmas (Download the song here: http://euxautres.bandcamp.com/album/another-christmas-at-home )

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://71.18.55.208/2010-12-24_final.mp3


For information on how to sign up for the podcast or join the Facebook group, see the bottom of this message.

Fireball XL5 Setlist - December 24, 2010
TALK - Theme
Eux Autres - Teenage Christmas
The Pipettes - Santa's On His Way
Komon - Poetry for the Winter
Luckly Lucky pigeons - Red Santa
Hexicon - See That Day
Parker Lewis & Matilda Berggren - All Alone on Christmas (Darlene Love cover)
The Forest & The Trees - Santa Claus is coming
The Silent Boys - Christmas Day Is Here
Jens Lekman - Run Away With Me
David Carswell and Megan Barnes - I Wanna Kiss You This Christmas
The Chills - Christmas Chimes
The Genuine Fakes - All I Want for Christmas
Sofia Talvik - Santa
Metro Jets - Jingle Jangle Christmas
Irene - Christmas on the beach
Holmes - There'll Be No Christmas Without You
Hillary and the Democrats - I Want An Alien For Christmas
Glo-Worm - Holiday
Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet - Faster Santa Claus Ho Ho Ho
The Weisstronauts - Jingle Bells
The Werewands - I've Got A Great Big Christmas Tree
The Birthday Girl vs Alexander's Festival Hall - Hey Santa
B-Lines - I'm Watching TV On Christmas Day
Boyracer - merry xmas (i don't wanna fight)
The Pointed Sticks – Power Pop Christmas
The Magnetic Fields - Everything Is One Big Christmas Tree
DJ Downfall - 2000 Miles (Meek Mix)
Mike Nicolai - christmas is for losers
belle and sebastian - Are You Coming Over For Christmas
Velocity Girl - Merry Christmas, I Love You
Annika Norlin David Sandstrom - Fairytale of New York
The Wedding Present - Holly Jolly Hollywood
Ron Sexsmith - Maybe This Christmas
Elisa Gabbai - Winter In Canada
Daryl Reimer - Merry Big Ole Christmas
Help Stamp Out Loneliness - Just Like Xmas (In Cottonopolis)
Art Acoustic - X-mas In The Woods
Sool - Sool Yule Medley
Boney M - Mary's Boy Child (Oh My Lord)
Le Sport, Montt MardiƩ & Mr Suitcase - Last Christmas
Boomdaddy f/Dj Rhymer – Must Be Santa


Fireball XL5 Podcast Homepage: www.fireballxl5.ca

Podcast link: 71.18.55.208/fireballxl5.rss

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Friday, December 10, 2010

December 10, 2010

I wanted to do one more show before my Christmas and Best Of podcasts, so I snuck this one in. Mostly a lot of leftovers that I wanted to get out of way before 2011. However the second set featured artists that played the Bowlie 2 festival in England, although it was far away and would have been expensive, it also would have been great. There is a link below that lists the bands that played, but the most important thing to know about the festival was that it was curated and starred Belle and Sebastian.

For those wanting a sneak peak into my best of shows this would be a good time to check out the Fireball XL5 website where everyday I'll be posting one more from my Best of 2010 Singles and Albums. If you can't remember to check the website then you can also get the updates from my Twitter and Facebook accounts.


Websites I mentioned during the show

See the lineup for Bowlie 2:

http://www.atpfestival.com/events/bowlie2.php

BBC Radio 6 list of the Top 40 songs of 2010:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/events/top40/2010/

Blog post about the Yeh Dealies:

http://indiemp3couk.wordpress.com/2010/07/19/yeh-deadlies-magazine-and-a-bit-more/

Popmatters top Indie Pop of 2010:

http://www.popmatters.com/pm/feature/134171-the-best-indie-pop-of-2010/P1


First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
Murder Mystery - I Am (If You Are) (Listen to the song here and see links to where to download the song : http://www.planet-mag.com/2010/music/timothy-gunatilaka/murder-mystery-review/ )

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://71.18.55.208/2010-12-10_final.mp3


For information on how to sign up for the podcast or join the Facebook group, see the bottom of this message.

Fireball XL5 Setlist - December 10, 2010
TALK - Theme
Murder Mystery - I Am (If You Are)
Bella Vista - Was The Last
Lake Holiday - Press Record Then Play
LoveDance - When You're With Him
The Sea And Cake - Too Strong
TALK
Belle and Sebastian - If She Wants Me
St. Etienne - Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Those Dancing Days - Fuckarias
Edwyn Collins - Losing Sleep
Teenage Fanclub - When I Still Have Thee
TALK
The Berndt - Walked For The Future
Jeff Melon - Smile Like A Lemon Peel, Kiss Like A Paper Cut
The Foxymorons - Out Of Control
Yeh Deadlies - Teenage Pricks (Up Yours Forever)
Versus - Into Blue
TALK
Darren Hanlon - All These Things
Klifton Fields - The Center Of A Group
Big Fox - Saturday
A Camp - Stronger Than Jesus
Sebastian Blanck - Don't Let The Darkness Gather Me
TALK
Dum Dum Girls - Jail La La


Fireball XL5 Podcast Homepage: www.fireballxl5.ca

Podcast link: 71.18.55.208/fireballxl5.rss

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