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 16, 2014

May 16, 2014

This show started with a funky set after a fantastic top song called "Fantastic Man" by a mysterious man named William Onyeabor.  Basically he released 8 albums in the late 70s and early 80s in his native Nigeria and then pretty much disappeared.  Recently the albums have be re-discovered, even prompting a tour this year of musicians such as David Bryne doing his songs.  You can see his entire story in the video link below.
For the rest of show I presented some recent indie pop along with a lo-fi sort of set at the end.

Best song I heard since the last show - William Onyeabor - Fantastic Man - See the great video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyL4c_LDCl0&feature=kp

Websites I mentioned during the show:

See the video about William Onyeabor here:
http://noisey.vice.com/en_uk/you-need-to-hear-this/fantastic-man-full-length----a-film-about-william-onyeabor

Video for Jacques Dutronc f. Francoise Hardy - Mini, Mini, Mini:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye7XYuW_fE8&feature=kp

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2014-05-16_final.mp3


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Fireball XL5 Setlist - May 16, 2014
TALK - Theme
William Onyeabor - Fantastic Man
S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time
Donna Loren - Love's A Secret Weapon
Midnight Star - Midas Touch
Odyssey - Don't Tell Me Tell Her
TALK
The Swapsies - Another Game On Saturday
Finnmark! - Everyone's Dying
Making Marks - Lemon Sheets
The Prophet Hens - High Times
Quiz Kids - Hey You
TALK
Cath Carroll and Steve Albini - King Creole
Jacques Dutronc f. Francoise Hardy - Mini, Mini, Mini
The Groupies - Primative
Melodica, Melody and Me - Piece Me Back Together
Hannah Peel - Tainted Love
TALK
Kidstreet - Birthday Boy

Fireball XL5 Podcast Homepage: http://www.fireballxl5.ca/

Podcast link: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/19384881/fireballxl5.rss

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