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, April 29, 2011

April 29, 2011

A lot of new material this show with the first set consisting entirely of albums released in 2011, many of which will probably end up in my top 10 for the year. These included songs by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Go! Team, Acid House Kings, Those Dancing Days, and Lykke Li. And I now know that I mis-interpreted the lyric in The Pains song, instead of "you look so hard in fishnets and leather" I thought it was "you look so hot ...", I like my version better.

After a set of some more rocking indie music I ended with a funky set, something I haven't done in a while. Sorry about the sound quality on the Archie Bell and the Drells song, but the I just loved the song too much not to play it.


Websites I mentioned during the show

Download the Those Darlins song:

http://blog.kexp.org/blog/2011/04/07/song-of-the-day-those-darlins-be-your-bro/

Learn about the Shop Assistants:

http://indiemp3couk.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/shop-assistants-safety-net/

See the Archie Bell & the Drells video:

http://didnotchart.blogspot.com/2011/04/soul-investigators-make-it-mellow.html


First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - The Body (Listen to the song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IsntCSfn1c )


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2011-04-29_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 - April 29, 2011
TALK - ThemeThe Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - The Body
The Go! Team - Ready To Go Steady
Acid House Kings - (I'm In) A Chorus Line
Those Dancing Days - Help Me Close My Eyes
Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers (Acoustic Version)
TALK
Orca Team - Vancouver, BC (C)
Casper & The Cookies - Jennifer's House
Those Darlins - Be Your Bro
Dum Dum Girls - He Gets Me High
Shop Assistants - Safety Net
TALK
Fitz And the Tantrums - Rich Girls
Mr President - The Best Is Yet To Come
Breakestra - Need A Little LoveArchie Bell & the Drells - Tighten Up
The Equals - Mary Jane
TALK
Arcade Fire - Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (C)
(C) - Canadian Content

Fireball XL5 Podcast Homepage: http://www.fireballxl5.ca/

Podcast link: 71.18.55.208/fireballxl5.rss

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fireball-XL5-Podcast/225528710795185

Friday, April 1, 2011

April 1, 2011

The show started with an album that has been a long time coming, the last Acid House Kings album was way back in 2006 and although the band members have done various other projects, this was the first proper Acid House Kings release since then. The album is called Music Sounds Better With You and is filled with all the happy feel good indie pop that you would expect from them.

The rest of the show was a random selection of great music that I've come across in the last little while as well as an indie pop classic from Guided By Voices.

**podcast bonus - can you find my big mistake in the first talking bit? **


Websites I mentioned during the show

Listen to the entire Red Shoe Diaries here:

http://redshoediaries.bandcamp.com/

Download the Young Galaxy song here:

http://www.listenbeforeyoubuy.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Young%20Galaxy/Young%20Galaxy%20-%20Peripheral%20Visionaries.mp3

Get the free Jonny EP here:

http://www.mergerecords.com/audio/jonny/Jonny_FreeEP.zip



First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
Acid House Kings - Would You Say Stop? (Download the song here: http://www.labrador.se/stop/ )


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2011-04-01_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 - April 1, 2011
TALK - ThemeAcid House Kings - Would You Say Stop?
Pencil Tin - Poignant
The Friend - New Berlin Wall
Red Shoe Dairies - Underage Disco
Happy Dead Men - The Age Of ChivalryTALK
Jonny - I Want To Be Around You
The Year's Model - No Miracles
Phil Wilson - I Own It
Don Lennon - Rats!
Guided By Voices - Chasing Heather Crazy
TALK
Young Galaxy - Peripheral Visionaries (C)
New Socks - Trampoine
Chad Valley - Up And Down
Wesafari - Matchbox
de Montevert - High On You
TALK
Stevie Wonder - That Girl

(C) - Canadian Content


Fireball XL5 Podcast Homepage: http://www.fireballxl5.ca/

Podcast link: 71.18.55.208/fireballxl5.rss

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