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, January 21, 2011

January 21, 2011

The second part of my Best of 2010 series with my best albums of the year. Unlike the singles I did this show in order from number 10 to number 1.

You can see the full list of my top albums of 2010, along with where to buy the music and support the bands, at www.fireballxl5.ca


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://71.18.55.208/2011-01-21_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 - January 21, 2011
TALK - Theme
Lucky Soul - Woah Billy!
Bocce - Highlighter (Reverse Video) (C)
She & Him - Gonna Get Along Without You Know
Gigi - The Marquee (C)
Math and Physics Club - Jimmy Had A Polaroid
TALK
Library Voices - Insider Trading (On Outsider Art) (C)
Library Voices - Party Like It's 2012 (C)
The School - Is He Really Coming Home?
The School - Let It Slip
TALK
The Drums - Best Friend
The Drums - Me And The Moon
TALK
Antarctica Takes It! - C&F
Antarctica Takes It! - Straight To Your Heart
TALK
Belle And Sebastian - I Want The World To Stop
Belle And Sebastian - Write About Love

(C) - Canadian Content

Fireball XL5 Podcast Homepage: www.fireballxl5.ca

Podcast link: 71.18.55.208/fireballxl5.rss

Facebook group page: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2437232020

Friday, January 7, 2011

January 7, 2011

What else to say except that this show simply showcased all of my top singles from the year 2010. Apart from playing my number one single of the year at the beginning, for the rest of the show I put songs together that worked better musically.

You can see the actual order of my singles list at www.fireballxl5.ca


First song of the show (best song I heard since the last best of show):
The Divine Comedy - At The Indie Disco (Video of Neil Hannon talking about writing the song: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/video/2010/may/20/neil-hannon-how-i-wrote )


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://71.18.55.208/2011-01-07_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 - January 7, 2011
TALK - Theme
The Divine Comedy - At The Indie Disco
Murder Mystery - I Am (If You Are)
Groove Armada - Paper Romance
Hot Chip - I Feel Better
TALK
Antarctica Takes It! - Try, Try, Try (Brixton Sessions)
Juni Jarvi f/ Annika Norlin - I Love It When You Call Me Baby
Gorrillaz - On Meloncholy Hill
Starlight Recorder - Girl From Outer Space
TALK
The Radio Dept. - Heaven's On Fire
S'ambassadeur - Days
Math And Physics Club - Love Or Loneliness
TALK
Best Coast - Boyfriend
Aloe Blacc - I Need A Dollar
Young Rival - The Ocean (C)
Avi Buffalo - What's In It For?

(C) - Canadian Content

Fireball XL5 Podcast Homepage: www.fireballxl5.ca

Podcast link: 71.18.55.208/fireballxl5.rss

Facebook group page: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2437232020

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Fireball XL5 Best of 2010 - Albums








1. Belle and Sebastian - Write About Love Buy it here









2. Antarctica Takes It! - Constellations Listen to and buy the album here









3. The Drums - The Drums Buy it here









4. The School - Loveless Unbeliever Buy it here









5. Library Voices - Denim Denim Buy it here









6. The Math and Physics Club - I Shouldn't Look As Good As I Do Buy it here









7. Gigi - Maintenant Buy it here









8. She and Him - Volume 2 Buy it here









9. Bocce - Disambiguation Download the album here (and support the band with some cash)









10. Lucky Soul - A Coming of Age Buy it here