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 22, 2013

March 22, 2013


A bit of electro-pop, a bit of funk, and then a few older songs in the last set.  A special note for a song in that set, I don't know much about Freshwater Drum, but I got a cassette way back when when I was working on the University of Waterloo newspaper The Imprint.  The rest of the album is just OK, but man the song "Part of your Painting" is just one of the best songs out there.  Also in the last set I played Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, who I saw in Toronto recently in a show that truly rocked.


Best song I heard since the last show - Capital Cities - Safe and Sound - See the video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWZr2F0qohA

Websites I mentioned during the show:

More about the Parquet Courts:
http://parquetcourts.wordpress.com/


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2013-03-22_final.mp3


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Fireball XL5 Setlist - March 22, 2013
TALK - Theme
Capital Cities - Safe and Sound
Kisses - A Weekend in Brooklyn
Mathematiques Modernes - Disco Rough (Long Version)
Warm Morning - I'll Be Fine
School Of Seven Bells - Windstorm
TALK
The Tokays - Clap Your Hands
Harmonettes - Shame, Shame, Shame
Johnny Harris - Odyssey Pt 1
James Taylor - This Girl
Orange Juice - Flesh Of My Flesh
TALK
Parquet Courts -Borrowed Time
Freshwater Drum - Part Of Your Painting (C)
The Proctors - Black Tattoos
Safe - Twenty Years On
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - We No Who U R
TALK (random ending)
Groove Armada - Superstylin'

(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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