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, September 22, 2017

September 22, 2017

I finally got around to spotlighting the great festival called Indietracks which takes place each year in a historical train station in England.  I have never been to the festival but if there is no NYCpopfest again next year I will have to look into it.  As well they always put out a compilation of the bands that are playing each year, from that I got my first set and my Top Song.


Best song I heard since the last show: Evripidis and his Tragedies - Fifteen Again, see the video for the song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL_hxlEW4pU


Links from the show:

Information on the Indietracks Festival:
http://www.indietracks.co.uk/

Where you can buy the annual Indietracks Festival compilation:
https://indietracks.bandcamp.com/

Read about the strange story of superorganism:
https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/ypazdb/superorganism-its-all-good-something-for-your-mind


You can download the latest show directly here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/5lf433fzj4by28e/2017-09-22_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 - September 22, 2017
TALK - Theme
Evripidis and his Tragedies - Fifteen Again
The Orchids - Bemused, Confused, and Bedraggled
Charmpit - Vacation
Milky Wimpshake - Putting Things Right
Luby Sparks - Pop. 1979
TALK
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - When I Dance With You
No Vacation - Mind Fields
Alvvays - In Undertow
Nap Eyes - Don't Be Right
Superorganism - Something For Your m.i.n.d
TALK
The Homie - Too Late
Computer Magic - Been Waiting
Giraffage - All That Matters
Mall Grab - Cant
Freeez - I.O.U.
TALK - Random Ending
Boomdaddy - Big Life


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

Friday, August 25, 2017

August 25, 2017

Three sets of differing music, I stole a lot of the music for the first electro set from from the great Satellite radio show/music blog Gorilla vs. Bear, then was a bit more an indie pop set, which was followed by a pure funk set.  All in all I think it was a good show.


Best song I heard since the last show: Forever - Falling, see the video for the song here: http://www.gorillavsbear.net/video-premiere-forever-falling/


Links from the show:

Get more information about Gorilla vs. Bear here:
http://www.gorillavsbear.net/

And from Gorilla vs. Bear find out more about Blue Hawaii:
http://www.gorillavsbear.net/jacques-greene-x-gorilla-vs-bear-takeover-blue-hawaii-interview/


You can download the latest show directly here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/stpdqm0klg0y9yf/2017-08-25_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 - August 25, 2017
TALK - Theme
Forever - Falling
Games - Stawberry Skies
Blue Hawaii - No One Like You
Rosemary Fairweather - Moonlight
Austin White - East 2 Please
TALK
Popinjays - Monster Mouth
Sugarcube - Bleach
Pastel Coast - Northern Beach
Adults Mom - Full Screen
Hoops - Sun's Out
TALK
Curtis Hairston - I Want You (All Tonight)
First Choice - Let No Man Put Asunder
Fat Larry's Band - Looking For Love
The Galleria - Mezzanine
Archie Bell and the Drells - Strategy
TALK - Random Ending
Bent Shapes - Samantha West


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

Friday, July 21, 2017

July 21, 2017

Lots of great indie pop, but of course as of late I have been focusing on more of the electro side of the equation starting with my top song from Anna of the North (I still can't figure out where exactly she is from).


Best song I heard since the last show: Anna Of The North - Someone, see the video for the song here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuccTS0xLtc

Links from the show:

Remind yourself of my best songs of 2014 (including the Silent Love):
http://fireballxl5podcast.blogspot.ca/2014/12/best-singles-of-2014.html


You can download the latest show directly here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/1vslxmodbzbn743/2017-07-21_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 - July 21, 2017
TALK - Theme
Anna Of The North - Someone
You'll Never Get To Heaven - Beyond The Clouds
Tuskany - Better Time
Culkin - Head
Orchin - Dark
TALK
The Silent Love - Unloved
Amber Arcades - Fading Lines
Oscar - Sometimes
Egoism - Crowd
Dyan - St. James
TALK
Morgan Delt - I Don't Wanna See What's Happening Outside
Innerspace Orchestra - One Way Glass
The Vernes - H. Roark
Naps - Bad Vibrations
STAR - Cock Swain
TALK - Random Ending
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back


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

Friday, June 23, 2017

June 23, 2017

As promised last time a more indie-pop centered show, made all the easier by finding out about a great compilation of recent great music from a Scottish radio program, see the links below on how to get the compilation for yourself.


Best song I heard since the last show: Nite Jewel - 2 Good 2 Be True, here the song here:
https://alansmidweekmadhouse.bandcamp.com/track/kind

Links from the show:

Get the Enormous Pop album here:
https://alansmidweekmadhouse.bandcamp.com/album/alans-midweek-madhouse-presents-enormous-pop-vol-1

See more about Alan's Midweek Madhouse here:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/alansmidweekmadhouse/about/?ref=page_internal

You can download the latest show directly here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/y9nw7kd37qz73he/2017-06-23_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 - June 23, 2017
TALK - Theme
Starry Eyed Cadet - Kind
The Arctic Flow - Waiting For The Right Time
Pallenberg - Sweet Suicide
Baker Island - Artichoke Heart Attack
The Very Most - I Live My Boring Dreams
TALK
Bubblegum Lemonade - Fifty Shades Of Pale
MJ Hibbett and the Validators - Leaping Hare In Broadgate
The Thyme Machine - Jonny's Writing A Novel
Stanton - Catch That Train
Faith Elliot - Katie
TALK
Hater - Mental Haven
The Model Spy - Chinaski
Pet Milk - Ostalgia
Major Leagues - It Was Always You
Closure - Slow Drive
TALK - Random Ending
Nite Jewel - In The Dark


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

Friday, May 26, 2017

May 26, 2017

Lots of funky sounds in this edition, starting with a band that is coming to Toronto in the next couple of months that I hope to see.  I promise more indie pop next time.

Best song I heard since the last show: Nite Jewel - 2 Good 2 Be True, see the video for the song here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDeiQvoCT_A

Links from the show:

See the great video for the Sister Sledge song "Thinking of You":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAe54eFGp1o

See how to spell L'espaniel:
http://www.espaniel.co.uk/Our-Songs.php

Find out more about the Chemtrail conspiracy here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemtrail_conspiracy_theory

You can download the latest show directly here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/41smxtz549gpnn4/2017-05-26_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 - May 26, 2017
TALK - Theme
Nite Jewel - 2 Good 2 Be True
Arona Mane - Things You Do
Molly Nilsson - Not Today Satan
Lunch Ladies - Love Is Overrated
Dusty Springfield - Stay Awhile
TALK
The Brilliant Corners - Why Do You Have To Go Out With Him
E'splaniel - Just Another Day
Luke Reed - Sarah
The Hazy Seas - Kite Dodging
Chemtrails - Deranged
TALK
Pascale Project - 7 am
BoyBoy - None Of Your Love
Closing Eyes - Bambole
Tom Redwood - I've Fallen For You
Phil Good - Sleeping In
TALK - Random Ending
DJ Gregory - Don't Know Malendro


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

Friday, April 21, 2017

April 21, 2017

An indie pop set, a kind of strange set, and a downbeat set pretty much sums up this show.  Note that when introducing the Random Ending I couldn't think of the first name of Bruce MacDonald the director of Roadkill and Highway 61.

Best song I heard since the last show: Alex Lahey - Let's Go Out, see the video for the song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTrajo-tHMc

Links from the show:

Video for Selector Dub Narcotic's "Hotter Than Hott":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDgRAPWfEJk

Buy the song "Outside" by Friend Request and support the TREVOR project:
http://friendrequestmusic.com/album/outside


You can download the latest show directly here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/grbxy2vr262d0vo/2017-04-21_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 - April 21, 2017
TALK - Theme
Alex Lahey - Let's Go Out
Nice Try - Glow
Brunch Club - Bed Bugs
Wedding Camp - Pal
Bearcats - New Friends
TALK
Selector Dub Narcotic - Hotter Than Hott
Femny - Duck Jesus
The Drums - Blood Under My Belt
Disclosure - Feel Like I Do
Friend Request - Outside
TALK
The Pooches - Rhythm Of The Rain
High Highs - How Could You Know
Imperial Daze - Man Out Of Myself
Hand Habits - Demand It
Heaven - Its Not Enough
TALK - Random Ending
Tom Jones - It's Not Unusual



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

Friday, March 24, 2017

March 24, 2107

My first show of new songs in a while, I really like how the first three songs of the first set went together.  I also talk about meeting Jens Lekman and finding the answer a question that has bugged me for a while.

Best song I heard since the last show: Still Corners - Horses At Night, listen to the song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqRhZlWSsfY

Links from the show:

Video of Jens Lekman playing the Tiny Record Shop before the show:
https://www.facebook.com/tinyrecordshop/videos/1836163129985360/

The song Walter Johnson by Jonathan Richman:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpUd7t5gQYU

The song Sweet Summer's Night On Hammer Hill by Jens Lekman:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN4fPZpV1dU



You can download the latest show directly here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wy7gr22szxyfig4/2017-03-24_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 - March 24, 2017
TALK - Theme
Still Corners - Horses At Night
Saya - Wet Dreams
Julia Knight - Ghost Of You
Cellars - Do You Miss Me
Little Scream - Love As A Weapon
TALK
Jens Lekman - How We Met, The Long Version
Posture - I Just Can't Wait To See My Girl
Peppermint B - Becasue We're Together
Las Vagueness - Plug Me In
Moon Tapes - Back In Love
TALK
Puro Instinct - Peccavi
Lovespeake - DNA
Lapre - Gone Away
AMAARA - Black Moon
Vanishing Twin - The Conservation of Energy
TALK - Random Ending
Frankie Cosmos - I'm 20



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

Friday, February 24, 2017

February 24, 2017

My best albums of 2017 counted down from 15 to 1, sorry about the music being a bit disjointed but that's the way the list went.


Links from the show:

See the very nice tweet that Red Sleeping Beauty put out:
https://twitter.com/redsleepingbeau/status/815856068349796352


You can download the latest show directly here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/2h3fi42gj27oprn/2017-02-24_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 - February 24, 2017
TALK - Theme
Bleached - Keep On Keepin' On
Scenic World - Sandy
Jessy Lanza - Never Enough
Christina Quesada - Just Like Honey
TALK
Ice Choir - Windsurf
The Julie Ruin - I Decide
The Radio Dept. - Swedish Guns
Sea Pinks- Yr Horoscope
The Magic - If I Were You
TALK
Frankie Cosmos - Fool
Flowers - Pull My Arm
The Goon Sax - Sweaty Hands
Starry Eyed Cadet - My Funny Friend
TALK
Chairlift - Crying In Public
Chairlift - Moth To The Flame
TALK
Red Sleeping Beauty - Cheryl, Cheryl, Bye
Red Sleeping Beauty - Tell Me More


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

Friday, January 27, 2017

January 27, 2017

Simply my favourite singles from 2016.

Best song I heard since the last show: Golden Age of Reason - Summer Days, see the video here: https://soundcloud.com/the-golden-age-of-reason/summer-days

Links from the show:

See the video for Youngr's Out Of My System here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDRdikMNwi8

You can download the latest show directly here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/csbyxg1z2v7drnb/2017-01-27_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 - January 27, 2017
TALK - Theme
Golden Age of Reason - Summer Days
Youngr - Out Of My System
Fluir & Jesse Marantz - I've Gotta Have You
Yumi Yumi Hip Hop - Enamorats
Chairlift - Romeo
TALK
Starry Eye Cadet - Worlds Collide
Kero Kero Bonito - Break
Nice As Fuck - Door
Kristan Kontrol - X-Communicate
Bleached - Keep On Keepin' On
TALK
Sea Pinks - Ordinary Daze
Scenic World - Star Stuff
Tacocat - I Hate The Weekend
Mass Gothic - Every Night You've Got To Save Me
Frankie Cosmos - Floated In
TALK
The Magic - Gotta Keep Moving
Cristina Quesada - When I'm An Aeroplane
Niki & The Dove - You Want The Sun
Ice Choir - Designs In Rhythm
TALK - Random Ending
Sunflower Bean - Easier Said

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