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, December 23, 2016

December 23, 2016

Again burning through some songs I've had around for a while, that's why the last set is a bit disjointed.


Best song I heard since the last show: Zipper Club - Going The Distance, see the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp0z15cRfUQ

Links from the show:

See the super funky video for Narada Michael Walden's I Shoulda Loved Ya here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1szrrDo4VLc

Here is a video with the english translation for Jacques Dutronc's Les cactus:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMjtEYl7QE8


You can download the latest show directly here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/bwzw8gnpefh0ssn/2016-12-23_final.mp3?dl=0

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

Fireball XL5 Setlist - December 23, 2016
TALK - Theme
Zipper Club - Going The Distance
Secret Meadow - Water In The Flowing River
Floor Cry - Strawberry Milkshake
Dungeons and Dragons - Hi Pierrot
The bv's - A Ray
TALK
D Train - You're The One For Me
The Galleria - Calling Card
Shades of Love - Keep In Touch (Body To Body)
Narada Michael Walden - I Shoulda Loved Ya\
The Charmaines - I Idolize You
TALK
The Bayonets - Sucker For Love
Bearcats - New Friends\
Ash - Shining Lights
Joe Bataan - Chick-A-Boom
Jacques Dutronc - Les Cactus 67's
TALK - Random Ending
Bleached - Lovespells


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

Best albums of 2016

Fireball XL5 Best albums of 2016

Listen to each song using the links below:

1. Red Sleeping Beauty - Kristina



2. Chairlift - Moth



3. Starry Eyed Cadet - Places We Don't Belong



4. The Goon Sax - Up To Anything



5. Flowers - Everybody's Dying To Meet You




6. Frankie Cosmos - Next Thing



7. The Magic - NightFalling



8. Sea Pinks - Soft Days



9. The Radio Dept.- Running out of Love



10. The Julie Ruin - Hit Reset



11. Ice Choir - Designs in Rhythm



12. Cristina Queseda - You Are The One



13. Jessy Lanza - Oh No



14. Scenic World - Synths & Sensibilities



15. Bleached - Welcome The Words @HelloBleached



Friday, December 9, 2016

Best singles of 2016

Fireball XL5 Best singles of 2016

Listen to each song using the links below:

1. Golden Age of Reason - Summer Days



2. Youngr - Out Of My System 



3. Fluir & Jesse Marantz - I've Gotta Have You



4. Yumi Yumi Hip Hop - Enamorats



5. Chairlift - Romeo



6. Starry Eyed Cadet - Worlds Collide



7. Kero Kero Bonito - Break



8. Nice As Fuck - Door




9. Kristin Kontrol - X-Communicate



10. Bleached-Keep On Keepin' On




11. Sea Pinks - Ordinary Daze

https://seapinks.bandcamp.com/track/ordinary-daze



12. Scenic World - Star Stuff





13. Tacocat - I Hate the Weekend



14. Mass Gothic - Every Night You've Got To Save Me



15. Frankie Cosmos - Floated In



16. The Magic - Gotta Keep Moving



17. Cristina Quesada-When I'm an Aeroplane


18. Niki & The Dove - You Want The Sun



19. Ice Choir - Designs In Rhythm


20. Sunflower Bean - Easier