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, April 17, 2015

April 17, 2015

I have to thank someone I met during the Belle and Sebastian video for my top song this podcast.  Malcolm (one of the background dancers in the video) shared a link to the band Got a Girl which I listened to and thought was great.  Made all the better because it features Mary Elizabeth Winstead who was Ramona Flowers in the Scott Pilgrim movie and I think that's all that needs to be said about that.  See more about the band in the links below.

Best song I heard since the last show - Got a Girl - Did We Live Too Fast - See the video for the song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lKh8OoMPjU

Other links from the show:

Even more about Got a Girl:
http://got-a-girl.com/

More about Faith Healer and listen to "Again":
http://www.mintrecords.com/releases/cosmic-troubles


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2015-04-17_final.mp3


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Fireball XL5 Setlist - April 17, 2015
TALK - Theme
Got a Girl - Did We Live Too Fast
The School - When I Fall In Love
Faith Healer - Again
Hinds - Castigadas en el granero
Golden Grrrls - We've Got
TALK
Broncho - Class Historian
Tanlines - Slipping Away
The Rosebuds - In My Teeth
Travis Bretzer - Lady Red
Sea Pinks - Dream Happening
TALK
Alessi Brothers - Seabird
Fire Island Pines - Never Be Me
The Swapsies - Got Got Need
Lady Lamb and Beekeeper - Billions of Eyes
Parcel Post - Centimetres
TALK
Lloyd Cole - Baby



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

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

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