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, May 18, 2012

May 18, 2012

A show that very much stayed in the indie pop vein with lots of fine new music.  The entire second set came from a recent compilation from Oddbox Records, I remember they did this last year and once again they have delivered with a bunch of great songs.  The bonus is that you can download all of the song I played and many more for free from their website (see the link below).


Best song I heard since the last show -    Craft Spells - Talk About The Past    - Hear the song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCTlYeIYgYI


Websites I mentioned during the show:

About April Showers:
http://www.cloudberryrecords.com/blog/?p=1383

Download the Oddbox Weekender 2012:
http://oddboxrecords.com/news.php?id=45

See the video by The School for "I Love Everything":
http://eardrumsmusic.com/2011/07/18/new-single-and-video-from-the-school/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eardrums+%28Eardrums+Music%29&utm_content=Google+Reader


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2012-05-18_final.mp3


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Fireball XL5 Setlist - May 18, 2012
TALK - Theme
Craft Spells - Talk About The Past
The Smittens - Burning Streets Of Rome
The School - I Love Everything
April Showers - Abandon Ship
Cat's Miaow - Third Floor Fire
TALK (Odd Box Weekender Set)
Standard Fare - Crystal Palatial
Pale Man Made - In Your Bed
Frozy - Eyelashes
The Give It Ups - Gremlins
Sock Puppets - Because I told You so
TALK
The Legendary Bang - Sound Of Love
Wilderness Children - Plastic Bag From Tescos
Brilliant Colours - English Cities
The Lovely Bad Things - You Done Messed Up
Eux Autres - Molly
TALK (random ending)
The Wedding Present - Swimming Pools, Movie Stars

(C) - Canadian Content

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

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

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