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

Note that the links to shows older than 6 months might not be working, if you really want those shows please send me an email and I can get them to you.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Best albums of 2017

Fireball XL5 Best albums of 2017

Listen to a song from each album using the links below:

1. Anna of the North - Lovers

2. Alvvays - Antisocialites

3. The Perfect Kiss - Disconnect

4. Yumi Zouma - Willowbank

5. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - The Echo Of Pleasure

6. Nite Jewel - Real High

7. Molly Nilsson - Imaginations

8. TOPS - Sugar At The Gate

9. Jens Lekman - Life Will See You Now

10. Blue Hawaii - Tenderness

11. She-Devils - S/T

12. The Drums - Abysmal Thoughts ‏

Best singles of 2017

Fireball XL5 Best singles of 2017

Listen to each song using the links below:

1. Forever - Falling

2. Nite Jewel - 2 Good 2 Be True

3 (tie). Anna of the North - Someone

3 (tie). Rex Orange Country - Loving Is Easy

4. Yumi Zouma - Depths (Pt. I) @YumiZouma

5. Starry Eyed Cadet - Kind

6. The Pains Of Being Pure at Heart - When I Dance With You

7. Molly Nilsson - About Somebody

8. Alvvays - Dreams Tonight

9. Morly - Sleeping In My Bed

10. TOPS - Petals

11. The Perfect Kiss - Disconnect

12. Aldous Harding - Imagining My Man

13. Blue Hawaii - No One Like You

14. The Drums - Blood Under My Belt

15. Wazonek - Christine

16. Jens Lekman - How we met, the long version

17. Friend Request - Outside

18. Men I Trust - Tailwhip

19. Alex Lahey - Lets Go Out

20. Charmpit - Vacation

Friday, December 22, 2017

December 22, 2017

Trying to get through some songs from 2017 during this the last show of the year.  Starting off with yet another great song that I found out from the great website/SIRIUS XMU show Gorilla vs Bear (see his list of the best songs of 2017 linked below) and ending with a funky set.

Best song I heard since the last show: Men I Trust - Tailwhip see the video here:

Links from the show:

See Gorilla vs. Bear's list of top singles of 2017:

See the video of "Imaging My Man" by Aldous Harding:

You can download the latest show directly here:

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Fireball XL5 Setlist - December 22, 2017
TALK - Theme
Men I Trust - Tailwhip
You'll Never Get To Heaven - Beyond The Clouds
Van She - Kelly
Patience - White Of An Eye
Rococode - Panic Attack
Aldous Harding - Imagining My Man
Desire - Under Your Spell
Sheer Mag - Need To Feel Your Love
Worries - Voice
Swimming Tapes - Souvenirs
Footnotes - The Entertainer
Entertainers  - I Wanna Be Your Everything
Indeep - Last Night A DJ Saved My Life
First Choice - Let No Man Put Asunder
Alfa Anderson - Perfectly Chic
TALK - Random Ending
Husker Du - I Don't Know For Sure

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