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 17, 2013

May 17, 2013

The first set stuck to the indie pop while the second was a bit on the more rocking end of the spectrum, starting with a great song by a band with a great name "The All Girl Summer Fun Band" and their song Car Trouble (see the link to video below).  The last set got some electro-pop out my system. 

Best song I heard since the last show - Slow Club - Giving Up On Love - See the video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qzOOg4pxw8

Websites I mentioned during the show:

See the video for Car Trouble by The All Girl Summer Fun Band:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWeCWv-TZsc

Find out more about Lily's Allen's cover of Straight to Hell and War Child here:
http://www.warchild.org.uk/music/discography/heroes-album

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2013-05-17_final.mp3


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Fireball XL5 Setlist - May 17, 2013
TALK - Theme
Slow Club - Giving Up On Love
Mates of State - Palomino
Howling Bells - Low Happening
Widowspeak - Puritan
Arc In Round - One Sided
TALK
All Girl Summer Fun Band - Car Trouble
Puzzle People - Frank and I
Dolly Mixture - Dead Rainbow
Dum Dum Girls - Always Looking
Cloud Nothings - Can't Stay Awake
TALK
Silver Swans - On The Quiet
Metronomy - She Wants
The Black Ghosts - Even In The Darkness
Small Black - Photojournalist
Lily Allen Featuring Mick Jones - Straight To Hell
TALK (random ending)
Flin Flon - Odessa


(C) - Canadian Content

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