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, September 23, 2011

September 23, 2011

I had a hard time picking my top song this week and either of the first two songs could have made the cut, but in the end I went Cold Mailman, one of the bands that I saw at the Oya festival in Norway this summer.  However, the other song by Craft Spells is also awesome and that album has a good chance of being one of my favourite albums of the year.  I also really liked the rest of the first set making it one of the best ones I've played in a while.

I planed the second set to be more on the rocking side of indie pop, but I'm never sure if it ever works out, and I ended with a funky set, that I'm pretty sure that worked.


Websites I mentioned during the show,

Download the Pocketbooks song Promises Promises here:


http://pocketbooks.bandcamp.com/track/promises-promises

Download the Generationals EP here:

http://www.parkthevan.com/mediumrarities/

The great How Does It Feel To Be Loved Podcast:

http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/podcast.html

Find out about the Heavyweights Brass Band here:

http://www.heavyweightsbrassband.com/


First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
Cold Mailman - Pull Yourself Together And Fall In Love With Me (Watch the video for the song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2V3jp3e1Fg )


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2011-09-23_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 - September 23, 2011
TALK - Theme
Cold Mailman - Pull Yourself Together And Fall In Love With Me
Craft Spells - After The Moment
The Kooks - Junk Of The Heart (Happy)
Pocketbooks - Promises, Promises
P.S. I Love You - Facelove 
TALK
Yuck - Get Away
Electric Trickle Machine - Part Of Me
Tilly And The Wall - Nights Of The Living Dead
Generationals - Greenleaf
Kids On A Crime Spree - I Don't Want To Call You Baby, Baby
TALK
Eddie Hollins - I Couldn't Cry If I Wanted To
Shirley Ellis - Waiting
Michael Dunston - Soul Revolution
Heavyweight Brass Band - Beat It
Simian Mobile Disco - Cruel Intentions
TALK - Random Ending
The Style Council - Speak Like A Child

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

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

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

Friday, September 9, 2011

September 9, 2011

It was a funky start to this show all stemming from the top song, Erik Hassle's Hurtful, which turns out to be a song from a few years ago that was recently made a free download on Amazon that caused its resurgence.  I found out about it from the great popcasting podcast ( http://popcastingpop.com/ ).

The next set consitsted of recent indie-popular songs that I discovered through satellite radio when my rental car was upgraded.  There are a couple of great satellite radio stations that play indie pop and at one point they were both playing The Cults, that was a sign that I had to play them at my DJ night at the Jane Bond (details here: http://thecoolestthingaboutlove.blogspot.com/ ) as well as on the podcast.

The last set were a bunch of songs that I have been listening to forever on my MP3 player and finally had a chance to get them out.  The Random Ending song, randomly chosen from my music collection, was Sloan's Everything You've Done Wrong, still my favourite Sloan song.

Websites I mentioned during the show

Great video for Birthday Boy by Kidstreet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lwWvxnnCJw/

Find out about Sirius XMU here:

http://www.siriusxm.com/siriusxmu


First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
Erik Hassle - Hurtful (Watch the video for the song hereDownload the song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXAbXYE8iQk )


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2011-09-09_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 - September 9, 2011
TALK - Theme
Erik Hassle - Hurtful
Kidstreet - Crazy (C)
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffitti - Round And Round
The Chambers Brothers - Uptown
Kool And The Gang - Ladies Night
TALK
Cults - Bumper
Real Estate - It's Real
TV Girl - Baby You WereThere
Smith Westerns - Still New
Here We Go Magic - Collector
TALK
Burning Hearts - Into The Wilderness
Jane Pow - Sophia Green
The Definite Article - Six Foot Two And Real
The Andersen Tapes  - Visual Explanations
The Momeraths - The Boyfriend Song
TALK - Random Ending
Sloan - Everything You've Done Wrong


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

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

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