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, October 21, 2011

October 21, 2011

My top song this week came from a mix that was made for the New York City Popfest way back in May (yes I finally got to it) by the website Brooklyn Vegan.  I missed the popfest this year partly because I didn't recognize any of the bands, but listening to this collection of songs makes me think it still would have been a great time.  You can download the songs yourself from the link below.

The second set featured someone that I had not heard from in too long of a time, the old timers out there will remember a band from KW called War Wagon which eventually evolved into Finnegan's Tongue.  After releasing an album of songs that were all based on historical events or people from the Waterloo Region the band went their separate ways.  Well Mike Wert from that band is finally writing some new material and with help from his former FT bandmates he sent me the song "Tom Longboat".  Hopefully the is just the first of much new material coming from him.


Websites I mentioned during the show,

Download the NYC popfest mix from Brooklyn Vegan:

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2011/05/a_guide_to_nyc.html

See the video for the Let's Whisper song "All Happy Endings":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWTXPLFxzlI



First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
Go Sailor - Windy (Watch the video for a liver version of the song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D45gRalwSio )


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2011-10-22_final.mp3


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Fireball XL5 Setlist - October 21, 2011
TALK - Theme
Go Sailor - Windy
Shrag - Rabbit Kids
Chalk And The Numbers - He Knew
The Felt Tips - Boyfriend Devoted
CUFFS - Albert Knox 
TALK
Mike Wert - Tom Longboat (C)
Joe Jack Talcum - Sex Sting
Wan Light - Two Worlds Away
Wakey!Wakey! - Twenty-Two
Jeffery Lewis And The Junkyard - Broken Broken Broken Heart
TALK
The New Division - Starfield
Metromony - The Look
Let's Whisper - All Happy Endings
Hyperbubble - Better Set Your Phasers On Stun
Kidstreet - Penny Candy (C)
TALK - Random Ending
Fatboy Slim featuring Macy Gray - Demons


(C) - Canadian Content

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

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