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, June 24, 2011

June 24, 2011

Sorry, it has been a while since the last podcast, I've been relocating and finally have all of the necessary equipment in one place to do a recording. But the result is that this is an indie poptastic show with lots of the great music that I've been collecting over the last many weeks.

I'll say right now that I expect two of the songs in the first set to end up being on my top 10 singles of this year. The second set all came from a sampler from Brassland Records of New York that you can download for free here: http://brassland.bandcamp.com/album/brassland-sampler-for-2011-free , it features such artists as The National and Baby Dayliner.

I never know what to play for the last song of the show as it is usually orphaned away from the other sets, so I'm going to try something new and take a random song from my digital music collection and use that as my last song. We'll see how it goes, but I really liked and forgotten about this week's random ending.


Websites I mentioned during the show

See the interview with The Hobbes Fanclub:

http://indiemp3couk.wordpress.com/2011/04/10/interview-with-the-hobbes-fanclub/

Learn about Amanda Mair and download her song here:

http://www.thelineofbestfit.com/2011/04/labrador-announce-newest-signing-16-year-old-amanda-mair/



First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
Generationals - Ten-Twenty-Ten (Download the song here: http://blog.kexp.org/blog/2011/04/12/song-of-the-day-generationals-ten-twenty-ten/ )


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2011-06-24_final.mp3


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Fireball XL5 Setlist - June 24, 2011
TALK - Theme
Generationals - Ten-Twenty-Ten
Phil Wilson - I Own It
The Hobbes Fanclub - Outside Myself
Help Stamp Out Loneliness - Record Shop
Sloppy Joe - Sometimes
TALK
Baby Dayliner - The Way You Look Tonight
The National - Cold Girl Fever
Pela - Episodes
Buke & Gass - Your Face Before You Left
Clogs f/ Shara Worden - Cocodrillo
TALK
Pocket Satellite - Toy Train
Sweetest Ache - Tell Me How It Feels
Maren Parusel - Days In Universe
Amanda Mair - House
The Shapiros - Gone By Fall
TALK - Random Ending
Loney Dear - Airport Surroundings
Fireball XL5 Podcast Homepage: http://www.fireballxl5.ca/

Podcast link: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/19384881/fireballxl5.rss

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