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 21, 2014

March 21, 2014

My first show with new music for a while that started out with a great band that I heard about through the new radio station in Toronto called Indie88, which is definitely the best commercial radio station I have heard in a long time.  The band is named Alvvays and that isn't a mistake, they use 2 "v"s instead of a "w", I assume that is because there is another band named Always (but I haven't been able to find them).  Anyvvays, I saw the band live a few weeks band and they were really good, I hope to hear a proper album or at least some more songs very soon.


Best song I heard since the last show - Alvvays - Adult Diversion - See the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZHPCcFmEjc&noredirect=1

Websites I mentioned during the show:

Information about The Fireworks:
http://whenyoumotoraway.blogspot.ca/2013/11/the-fireworks-runaround-7.html

Information about the Males:
http://whenyoumotoraway.blogspot.ca/2013/01/introducing-males.html

See the lyrics to the Girl From Ciputat:
http://thesilentlove.bandcamp.com/track/the-girl-from-ciputat


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2014-03-21_final.mp3


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Fireball XL5 Setlist - March 21, 2014
TALK - Theme
Alvvays - Adult Diversion
Habibi - Sweetest Talk
Tiny Migrants - Fishpond Goldmine
Popguns - Still A World Away
The Silent Love - The Girl From Ciputat
TALK
Tender Trap - Could This Be The Last Time?
The Farmers Boys - I Built The World
Males - So High
The Fireworks - Runaround
French Films - Where We Come From
TALK
Billy Watkins - The Ice-Man
J.J. Jackson And The Jackals - Oo-Ma-Liddi
The Charmaines - I Idolize You
Eddie Johns - More Spell On You (One More Time)
Blood Orange - You're Not Good Enough
TALK
Catatonic Youth - I've Had It

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