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, June 22, 2012

June 22, 2012


At the end of May I went to Barcelona to attend the Primavera Music Festival, it was a great experience with a crazy number of bands that played till 5 am for 3 nights.  The festival site was along the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, the weather was beautiful and the city itself is pretty amazing.  The highlight of the festival was the 3 hour set that The Cure did, but it was also good to find out about some bands that I didn't know about that I really enjoyed.

Best song I heard since the last show -  The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
See the classic video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8CDERzun4k

Websites I mentioned during the show:

Hopefully everybody can see my set of pictures of the bands I saw at Primavera here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150942725736794.415617.604426793&type=1&l=708909d260

See 36 different Primavera performances:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3C4159AC134B4447&feature=plcp

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2012-02-22_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 - June 22, 2012
TALK - Theme
The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
Pegasvs - Atlantico
Beach Fossils - Sometimes
Saint Etienne - Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Girls Names - I Lose
TALK
M83 - Don't Save Us From The Flames
Sandro Perri - Impossible Spaces
Bleached - Think Of You
Chairlift - Bruises
Girls - Ghostmouth
TALK
Neon Indian - Polish Girl
Death In Vegas - Dirt
Boxeur The Coeur - Our Glowing Days
The XX - Islands
B. Fleischmann and Mr. John Soda - Here She comes
TALK
I'm From Barcelona - We're From Barcelona


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