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, March 30, 2012

March 30, 2012


A song from 1987 that I have never heard of was my top song of the week, thanks to the Popcasting podcast ( http://popcastingpop.com/ ) for exposing it to me.

The second set was interesting as it mostly stemmed from a few of the openers that I have seen lately and really enjoyed, bands names Bleached and Hospitality.  Although I wasn't paying a great deal of attention to them when I saw them, I now wish I had as I have enjoyed listening to since seeing them.  Just goes to show you that you should always try and at least listen to the opening acts to see if you should get the venue early.  This is similar to what happened last year as I enjoyed the albums by both the Craft Spells and Veronica Falls more than the bands they opened for.


Best song I heard since the last show -  Apple Boutique - Love Resistance  - See the video here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNaPCUz9FS0


Websites I mentioned during the show:

About the Mary Onettes:
http://themaryonettes.net/


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2012-03-30_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 - March 30, 2012
TALK - Theme
Apple Boutique - Love Resistance
Bandana Splits - Sometimes
Nervous Curve - Touch Wood
Pepper Rabbit - Rose Mary Stretch
The Mary Onettes - Ready
TALK
Bleached - Searching Through The Past
Tennis - Origins
Hospitality - Eighth Avenue
Heartless Bastards - The Mountain
Youth Lagoon - Afternoon
TALK
La Sera - Never Come Around
Lawrence And The Comfortable Society - Heartache
King Creosote And Jon Hopkins - Honest Words
Cat's Eyes - The Best Person I Know
Gayngs - The Gaudy Side Of Town
TALK (random ending)
Sunny Intervals - Sunset on Parliament Hill


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, March 2, 2012

March 2, 2012

Finally a show of relatively new music after all of the best of shows.  I have been waiting a while to play the Dimitri From Paris remix of Sister Sledge which just gives me a great feeling whenever I listen to it.  That led to funky opening set which I followed by a couple of sets featuring songs that have been on my MP3 player for a while.

Best song I heard since the last show - Sister Sledge - Thinking Of You (Dimitri From Paris Remix) - Listen to the song here 


Websites I mentioned during the show:

The Brassland Records page about Baby Dayliner, however the song of the day isn't from them anymore: 
http://www.brassland.org/  

The Labrador Records page on Amanda Mair:
http://www.labrador.se/artists/amandamair.php3


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2012-03-02_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 - March 2, 2012
TALK - Theme
Sister Sledge - Thinking Of You (Dimitri From Paris Remix)
Mayer Hawthorne - Your Easy Lovin' Ain't Pleasin' Nothin'
The Intruders - Love Is A Baseball Game
Charles Bradley - The World (Is Going Up In Flames)
The Sparkles - Hipsville 29 BC
TALK
The Henry Clay People - Two Lives At The End Of The Night
Jeremy Jay - Caught In A Whirl
Yellow Ostrich - Hate Me Soon
The Give It Ups - Let's Be Frank
Bleached - Searching Through The Past
TALK
Baby Dayliner - When I Look Into Your Eyes
Kurt Vile - Jesus Fever
Big Troubles - Bite Yr Tongue
Mike Snow - Billie Holiday
Amanda Mair - Doubt
TALK (random ending)
Yo La Tengo - Take Care


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