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

Note that the links to shows older than 6 months might not be working, if you really want those shows please send me an email and I can get them to you.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Best albums of 2014

Fireball XL5 best albums of 2014

1. Alvvays - Alvvays

2. Alpaca Sports - Sealed With A Kiss

3. Peaking Lights - Cosmic Logic

4. Future Islands - Singles

5. Lykke Li - I Never Learn

6. The Smittens - Love Record Breaker

7. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Days of Abandon

8. Chromeo - White Women

9. Fear Of Men - Loom

10. The Popguns - Pop Fiction

Friday, December 19, 2014

December 19, 2014

A nice electro-pop start to the show with my top song from a band a know very little about, but I do like their name "Kero Kero Bonito".  That grove continued for the duration of the first set which was then followed by a couple of sets of indie pop.

Best song I heard since the last show - Kero Kero Bonito - Fortune Teller - See the video for the song here:

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Fireball XL5 Setlist - December 19, 2014
TALK - Theme
Kero Kero Bonito - Fortune Teller
Navigateur - Bright Lights
Gui Boratto f/ Come and Hell - Take Control
The Juan MacLean - Love Stops Here
Lia Ices - Higher
The June Brides - Being There
Icepops for Breakfast - Keep Up, Don't Catch Up
The Airplanes - Paper Hearts
The Dentists - Gas
Drowners - A Button on Your Blouse
Wild Balbina - Stay Alive
Day Ravies - Sun Up
Indiepop or Whatever - When Nalda Became Punk
The Autumn Stones - Endless War
The Creases - Static Lines
The Russian Futurists - Why You Gotta Do That Thing?

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