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, August 19, 2011

August 19, 2011

This show was a special one as it highlighted bands that I saw last week at the Oya Festival in Oslo, Norway: http://www.oyafestivalen.com/pages/eng/1-news

I didn't get to play all of the bands that I saw but I think that this show gives a good flavour of the festival. I also tried to give you a feeling of what it was like to be there and point out some of the things they did well such as their environmental efforts.

I split the sets up into indie pop, Scandinavian bands, funky bands, and electro pop. There were some heavy metal and other harder bands but I didn't really actively watch any of those so they didn't make the show.


First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
Pulp - Common People (See the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqgXzPfAxjo )


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2011-08-19_final.mp3


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Fireball XL5 Setlist - August 19, 2011

TALK - Theme

Pulp - Common People
Sebadoh - Ocean
Guided By Voices - Chasing Heather Crazy
The Avett Brothers - Kick Drum Heart
Noah And The Whale - 2 Atoms In A Molecule
Givers - Up Up Up
TALK (Scandinavian set)
Cold Mailman - Time Is Of The Essence
Sakert - Vi Kommer Att Da Samtidigt
Team Me - Weathervanes and chemicals
Kaizers Orchestra - Knekker Deg Til Sist
Lykke Li - Get Some
TALK
Janelle Monee - Metropolis
Mayer Hawthorne - A Long Time
Sharon Jones And The Dap Kings - How Long Do I Have To Wait For You?
The Budos Band - T.I.B.W.F.
TALK
Hercules And Love Affair - Painted Eyes
120 Days - Sleepwalking
Twin Shadow - When We're Dancing
Matthew Dear - Slowdance
TALK
Aphex Twin - Window Licker


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

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

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