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