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, October 19, 2012

October 19, 2012

Started out with a great song from Gold Motel that turns out be a song from a few years ago, I'm sad to have missed it when it first came out.  The set also featured a song by the Housemartins a band from a while ago that I should probably listen to more.  This was followed by a bit of stripped down set that all happened to feature female lead vocals.

Got a bit funky in the last set, started with a great group from Toronto who I was introduced to by seeing them perform outside of the Younge-Bloor subway station.  The last song of the set was close to my top song and I only found out about it randomly with someone I know watching a bad movie on Netflix, it was a bad movie, but it featured this great song so I guess that is something.

Best song I heard since the last show -   Gold Motel - Slow Emergency   - Listen to the song here

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See the great video for the song "Back in Stride" by MAZE featuring Frankie Beverly

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Fireball XL5 Setlist - October 19, 2012
TALK - Theme
Gold Motel - Slow Emergency
Jens Lekman - I Know What Love Isn't
The Housemartins - I Smell Winter
Tyson And His Game Boy - The Only One (C)
The Ice Choir - I Want You Now And Always
The XX - Angels
Esther Grey - A Gift (C)
The Do - Travel Light
TOPS - Diamond Look (C)
Thee Headcoatees - First Plane Home
Turbo Street Funk - Ghostbusters (C)
Lee Fields And The Expressions - Ladies
Charles Wright And The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - Love Land
Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly - Back In Stride Again
Blue Magic - Just Don't Want To Be Lonely
TALK (random ending)
The Drums - Blue Stripes

(C) - Canadian Content

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