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, May 27, 2016

May 27, 2016

My recap of this year's NYC Popfest ( http://www.nycpopfest.org/ ) which, as always, was great.  As usual it was a mix of great band starting out as well as ones from the 80s who got together and played the Popfest.  Also continuing the pattern of band from far away (Sweden, UK, Australia, New Zealand) and an indie-pop related movie.  I hope that I will have the opportunity to go again next year.

Best song I heard since the last show: Cristina Quesada - When I'm An Aeroplane, see a live version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVtcbrF5ADA

Links from the show:

See the fun video for The Spook School's "Speak When You're Spoken To":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxnGUUgNlhc

Find out about the movie "Big Gold Dream" here;
http://louderthanwar.com/film-preview-big-gold-dream-scottish-post-punk-infiltrating-mainstream-1977-82/

Video of Young Romance and their stand up drummer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5IksuMmQ9s


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2016-05-27_final.mp3


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Fireball XL5 Setlist - May 27, 2016
TALK - Theme
Cristina Quesada - When I'm An Aeroplane
Free Cake for Every Creature - First Summer In A City
Chorusgirl - No Mon
The Hermit Crabs - Stuart Murray
The Snow Fairies - The Life Of A Total Square
TALK
The Spook School - Speak When You're Spoken To
Young Romance - Wasting Time
Witching Waves - Red Light
Bent Shapes - 86'd in '03
The Hairs - Beef
TALK
The Chills - Heavenly Pop Hit
The Chesterfields - Ask Johnny Dee
The Railway Children - Brighter
Even As We Speak - Falling Down The Stairs
The Primitives - Rattle My Cage
TALK
Scars - All About You


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

Podcast link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/rcfrkn1ii687w5s/fireballxl5.rss?dl=0

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fireball-XL5-Podcast/225528710795185