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 27, 2015

March 27, 2015

Started out with a funky set as my top song was a track guaranteed to make you move your feet called "Can't Control My Love".  But imagine my surprise when I saw the video and that the song is done by 5 white guys from Australia.  Speaking of videos check out the one by The Avalanches for the title track from their first album "Since I Left You" in the links below.  The second set all came from the 5th anniversary release from February Records while the third set all came from 2014 releases that I picked up at the end of last year from other people's best of lists.


Best song I heard since the last show - Total Giovanni - Can't Control My Love - See the video for the song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=93&v=m3EBvWdFTZw

Other links from the show:

See the crazy video for the Avalanches "Since I Left You":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUyKdaNKHzo

Information on the February Records 5th anniversary release:
http://februaryrecords.bandcamp.com/album/5-a-february-records-anniversary-compilation

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2015-03-27_final.mp3


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Fireball XL5 Setlist - March  27, 2015
TALK - Theme
Total Giovanni - Can't Control My Love
Yumi Zouma - Dodi
The Avalanches - Since I Left You
Tei Shi - Basically
The D'ubervilles - The Receiver
TALK
Onward Chariots - Let The Windows Open Wide
Finnmark! - Quiet Night In Stockholm
Secret Charisma - The First Few
Cozy Catastrophes - Why Won't They Let Us Fall In Love!
The Halamays - Jenny
TALK
Pale Lights - Another Broken Heart
Me And The Bees - Blue
The Wendy Darlings - Growing Up
The Zebras - Another Copy
Big Quiet - You're Gonna Find Out
TALK
Robyn - Don't F***** Tell Me What To Do

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

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

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