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, November 4, 2011

November 4, 2011

Interesting story behind my top song of the week, Anika Norlin is a Swedish artist who sings under the band name Säkert! when she sings in Swedish and Hello Saferide when she sings in English.  In a strange but cool twist she decided to translate the Swedish songs almost word for word into English and record the songs again.  The result is an album called "på engelska" which translates to "in English" and although the songs were written in a different language they really work well (of course it doesn't hurt that I have a crush on Norlin as well).  She explains her songwriting process in more detail here: http://cani.saekert.com/about

The rest of the show was a selection of my recent indie pop acquisitions ending with a softer low-key set.  And I know it really looks like a set up, but my random ending song was by Prince who I happen to be seeing perform live in a few weeks for the first time, I swear it just worked out that way.

Websites I mentioned during the show,

Download "Man of God" by Stevie Jackson here:
http://soundcloud.com/john1306/man-of-god

See what song is today's Brassland 10th Anniversary song-a-day giveaway:
http://brassland.org/giveaway/


First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
Säkert! - Weak Is The Flesh (Listen to it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcVkS2_Fcf4 )


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2011-11-04_final.mp3


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Fireball XL5 Setlist - November 4, 2011
TALK - Theme
Säkert! - Weak Is The Flesh
Razika - Why Have We To Wait
Wild Nothing - Summer Holiday
Kisses - People Do The Most Amazing Things
Stevie Jackson - Man of God
TALK
Veronica Falls - The Fountain
The Front Bottoms - The Boredom Is The Reason
Brilliant Colours - Value Lines
Comet Gain - Clang Of The Concrete Swans
The Slow Club - Giving Up On Love
TALK
The National - High Beams
Steel Train - You And I Under Cover
The Morning Benders - Excuses
The Weeknd - The Morning
Pocketbooks - Sparklers
TALK - Random Ending
Prince And The New Power Generation - Daddy Pop


(C) - Canadian Content

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

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