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 14, 2013

June 14, 2013


This show was all about the 2013 edition of the New York Popfest which I attended this year after missing it for a few years.  As always it was a great event with lots of great music from bands both that I hard heard of before and ones that were new.  Just a warning that I did lots of talking during this show.

Best song I heard since the last show - Alpaca Sports - Just For Fun - See the video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkNHDfgpevs

Websites I mentioned during the show:

See everything about New York Popfest 2013:
http://www.nycpopfest.org/

Information on the band Flowers as is it hard to find them on the web:
https://www.facebook.com/flowersdomusic

Link to K Records documentary:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shield_Around_the_K:_The_Story_of_K_Records

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2013-06-14_final.mp3


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Fireball XL5 Setlist - June 14, 2013
TALK - Theme
Alpaca Sports - Just For Fun
The School - Is He Really Coming Home?
Thee Ahs - Ooooh (They're Inside Me) (C)
The Smittens - First Bus
Math and Physics Club - April Showers
The Proctors - Perfect World
TALK
Azure Blue - The Catcher In The Rye
StarTropics - Into The Night
The Ballet - Chinatown
Zipper - Mirror
The Hobbes Fanclub - Your Doubting Heart
TALK
The Wolfhounds - Anti-Midas Touch
The Bats - North By North
Close Lobsters - Just Too Bloody Stupid
French Films - When People Like You Filled The Heavens
Flowers - Stuck
TALK
Beat Happening - T.V. Girl

(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