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, August 21, 2015

August 21, 2015

I haven't done one of these in a while, but this show was an expansion of my random ending but instead of just the last song, the entire show consisted of random songs from my music collection.  I have been doing this a lot at work lately and it always sounds really good, unfortunately I'm not sure if this show really clicked, but that's the way the shuffle goes sometime.

Links from the show:

See Jonathan Richman perform Vampire Girl on Conan:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPHuZ_8xGGM

Wikipedia page on Jerry Jerry:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Jerry_and_the_Sons_of_Rhythm_Orchestra


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2015-08-21_final.mp3


For information on how to sign up for the podcast or join the Facebook group, see the bottom of this message.

Fireball XL5 Setlist - August 21, 2015
TALK - Theme
Jessie Ware - Still Love Me
The Parliaments - (I Wanna) Testify
Betty Burke - New Job
The Magnetic Fields - Old Orchard Beach
Pocketbooks - The Sky At Night
TALK
Cassius - Barocco
Looper - Money Hair
Jonathan Richman - Vampire Girl
Eleni Mandell - Girls
The Sixths feat.  Dominique A.  - Just Like A Movie Star
TALK
Jeffery Osborne - I Really Don't Need No Light 
Moses Mayes - Needle To The Groove
Brothers Of Soul - Come On Back
Jerry Jerry And The Sons Of Rhythm Orchestra - Banner Day
Sloppy Joe - Winter Song
TALK
Kaiser Chiefs - Time Honoured Tradition


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