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 17, 2014

October 17, 2014

A big source of songs that I get for my podcast in general comes from the twitter feed of Indie Pop Saved My Life (see link below).  This show seemed to be a bit heavier on those songs so I thought I would highlight this musical source and recommend it for everyone.

As I didn't recognize my random pick when it came up during the show, I can now say that it came from a great compilation that I picked up this year called Too Slow To Disco (music you can almost dance to).

Best song I heard since the last show - Ariel Pink - Put Your Number On My Phone - See the great video for the song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYoQ6WLuMq4

Other links from the show:

You can download The Popguns song here:
https://soundcloud.com/matinee-recordings/the-popguns-red-white-and-blue

See the Twitter feed for Indie Pop Saved My Life here:
https://twitter.com/indiepopsml

And his list of the best of the first half of 2014:
https://www.facebook.com/indiepopsavedmylife/posts/672691192812835

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2014-10-17_final.mp3


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Fireball XL5 Setlist - October 17, 2014
TALK - Theme
Ariel Pink - Put Your Number On My Phone
Space Daze - Line Up On The Solstice
My Favorite - Dance With A Stranger
The Bilinda Butchers - Heaven Holds A Place
Yumi Zouma - The Brae
TALK
The Popguns - Red White and Blue
The Icicles - Margie
The Church Grims - Seen It All
Starry Eyed Cadet - On The Run
Melbourne Cans - Final Fight
TALK
Strange Babies - Holiday
Cosines - Out Of The Fire
Bill Pritchard - Invisible State 1989
Boyish - Blindfold
Let's Be Loveless - A Boy's Irrational Bedtime Fear
TALK
Alessi Brothers - Do You Feel 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