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, March 11, 2011

March 11, 2011

The entire first set came from a sampler that was put out before the New England Popfest last November, I finally got around to playing some of the great songs that were on it. In particular my top song was done by the Smittens (who of course do the theme to my DJ night at the Jane Bond) and is one of those songs that I had to listen to everyday for about 2 weeks.

And a note about the last song I played, the song "Love Bath" by Smokey Robinson is just as good as you might image a song like this might be. I was quite surprised to learn that the song comes from a release from last year.

Websites I mentioned during the show

Interview with Blue Summer, also where you can download their song:

Interview with The Gits, also where you can download their song:

Download the Naivepop or Petitfool song here and learn about the Japanese magazine it came from:

First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
The Smittens - Sapphire (Stock-Aitken-Waterman Mix by Nixon) (Download the song here: )

You can download the latest show directly here:

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Fireball XL5 Setlist - March 11, 2011
TALK - Theme
The Smittens - Sapphire (Stock-Aitken-Waterman Mix by Nixon)
Strega - Too Hot Master
The Hush Now - The Other Ones
Bourgeois Heroes - I Wanna Be Nice To You
Onward Chariots - Seven Miles Away
Blue Summer - Listen To Me
The Gits (UK) - Two Many People
Smith Westerns - Weekend
The Avett Brothers - Kick Drum Heart
The Hotrats - Damaged Goods
Seapony - Dreaming
Naivepop or petitfool - Sunday Morning
Gold-Bears - Something To Think About
Bordeauxxx - Heartstrings
Burning Hearts - Iris
Smokey Robinson - Love Bath

(C) - Canadian Content

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