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

Note that the links to shows older than 6 months might not be working, if you really want those shows please send me an email and I can get them to you.

Friday, August 17, 2012

August 17, 2012

This show started with some songs from a funky mix released by Dent May that he called "Escape From Groove Mountain".  The songs are great and I just can't stop listening to it, what is cool is that you can download it yourself from the links below.  Going along well with this funky set was a request by Milosz for the band White Shoes And The Couples Company.

After a set of some recent indie releases, I ended with some bands that I had either seen live or picked up their recent releases.  In particular I played a selection by The Hive Dwellers which is the recent project by Calvin Johnson.  He recently did a series of lower key shows around Southern Ontario and I was lucky enough to see him twice in Hamilton.  I had  forgotten how much I loved his live show.

Best song I heard since the last show -  Colonel Abrams - I'm Not Gonna Let (Shuffle Inc. Radio Edit) Download it here:

Websites I mentioned during the show:

Dent May Groove Mountain

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Fireball XL5 Setlist - August 17, 2012
TALK - Theme
Colonel Abrams - I'm Not Gonna Let (Shuffle Inc. Radio Edit)
Andrea True Connection - What's Your Name, What's your number?
Kid Creole And The Coconuts - I'm A Wonderful Thing Baby
Dr. Togo - Be Free
White Shoes And The Couples Company - Senja Menggila
Yuma - Live Your Life
Frankie Rose - Know Me
The Smittens - Party Time
Koko Beware - I Just Wanna Dance
The Little Ones - Lovers Who Uncover
The Hive Dwellers - A Woman Named Trudy
Katie And The Lichen - Misbehavning
Dylan Mondegreen - It Takes Two
Dent May - Fun
Hey Ocean! - Make A New Dance Up (C)
Page France - The Ruby Ring Man

(C) - denotes Canadian content

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