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, October 18, 2013

October 18, 2013


It seems that I got a lot of ideas for this show my new favourite twitter feed from Indie Pop Saved My Life ( @indiepopSML  and see the link to their facebook page below).  They are always posting about great up and coming as well as established indie pop artists.  Those songs made up a lot of the first two sets and then I ended off the show with some funky songs that I've had around for along time

Best song I heard since the last show - The Short Stories - Are You Listening Now? - Here the song here http://theshortstories.bandcamp.com/album/are-you-listening-now-ep

Websites I mentioned during the show:

All about the TURF festival:
http://torontourbanrootsfest.com/

Facebook page of Indie Pop Saved My Life:
https://www.facebook.com/indiepopsavedmylife

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2013-10-18_final.mp3


For information on how to sign up for the podcast or join the Facebook group, see the bottom of this message.

Fireball XL5 Setlist - October 18, 2013
TALK - Theme
The Short Stories - Are You Listening Now?
The Wee Cherubs - Dreaming
Red Sleeping Beauty - Sick And Tired
Cassolette - Ricki Lake
Males - So High
TALK
She and Him - Together
The Fontaines - Bernadette
Red Buckets - Jane September
Let's Whisper - Paperclip Chains
Au Revoir Simone - Crazy
TALK
The Whispers - I Can Make It Better
Skyy - Start Of A Romance
The O'Jays - 992 Arguments
Smokey Robinson - Being With You
Louis Armstrong - We Have All The Time In The World
TALK
Jonathan Richman - Our Swinging Pad


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