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 18, 1998

December 18, 1998

It was the Christmas show of course, although the Christmas music box was
smaller than in past years. Next show will be the best of 1998.

Merry Christmas everyone.

Fireball XL5 Playlist December 18/1998

Spackle - Wunder Boogie
Art Bergmann - Out Little Secret
Scratching Post - It's a Feeling
TALK-Theme
Shane MacGowan - Christmas Lullaby ** Note 2
The Pogues - Fairlytale of New York
The Flaming Lips - Christmas at the Zoo
The Gruesomes - Helluva Christmas
Sonic Youth - Santa Doesn't Cop out on Dope
Wedding Present - Stepping into Christmas
TALK
Run On - Xmas Trip
Holly Cole Trio - 2000 Miles
Wonderful World of Joey - What Sweet Child O'mine is this **Note 1
Jaymz Bee and the Royal Jelly Orchestra w/John Southworth - Space Age
Santa
Kaoukawan - Xmas Rule **Note 1
Mary Margaret O'Hara - Blue Christmas
Chet Baker - Winter Wonderland
Los Straightjackets - Sleigh Ride
TALK
Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hot Christmas
Fountains of Wayne - Man in the Santa Suit **Note 1
Luscious Jackson - Queen of Bliss
Victoria Williams - Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Diana Crawl - Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Robbie Robertson - Christmas must be Tonight
Fountains of Wayne - I want an Alien for Christmas
TALK
Wilco - California Stars
Dayglow Abortions - Stupid Songs
Paul Weller - Above the Clouds
Mideveal Babaes - Kinderley
TALK
London Philharmonic Orchestra - Hallelujah


Note 1: All of these Christmas songs mention Jerry Garcia, what a strange
world we live in.

Note 2: My favourite Christmas song

Friday, December 4, 1998

December 4, 1998

Yes, once again I had to do a show last week, but I finally got in touch
with the guy I'm supposed to be switching with and he told me that he is
too busy and will be quitting CKMS. Hopefully, next year I will be able
to get someone more reliable to switch off with so I can have a regular
schedule. I'm off this week, but on Dec 18 its the Christmas show.


Fireball XL5 Playlist December 4/1998

Fryertuck - Hill St
Puirta Baroque - Robert Mackintosh Sonata
TALK
Art Bergmann - Faithlessly Yours
The McGarrigles - NaCl (Sodium Chloride)
Treble Charger - Ever She Flows
Station Twang - Sweat Suit
Station Twang - James Brown's Doing Time
TALK
Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force - Renegades of Funk **Note 1
Maynard Ferguson & Big Bop Nouveau - I Love You
Jon Lucien - Sailing
Issac Hayes - Life's Mood
TALK
Fat Boy Slim - Rockafeller Skank (request)
Wicked Wicked Pepperseed - No Time
Rude Bones - Loosen Up
JFK & the Conspiritors - The Fight
Professor Nuts - Ragga Muffin Natty Dread
TALK
Golden Smog - V
Son Volt - Straight Face
Billy Bragg & Wilco - California Stars
Yo La Tengo - One PM Again
Supersuckers - Creepy Jackalope Eye
TALK
Ani Difranco - Gravel (request)
Sarah McLachlin - Sweet Surrender (Roni Size Mix V2)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Into the Groove *Note 5
808 State - Cubik '98 *Note 3
Edith Piaf - La Vie En Rose *Note 2
TALK
Bruce Cockburn - If I had a Rocket Launcher *Note 4

Note1: This song by Afrika Bambaataa was the first song I ever played on
the radio when I started so many years ago on CHRW Radio Western.

Note2: Looking at the linear notes of this best of Edith Piaf album she
looks a lot like my mother.

Note3: Although they had no pictures on the album, I don't think 808 State
bears any resemblence to my mother (an ad lib from the show).

Note4: Of course dedicated to "Rocket" Roger Clemens for his demand of a
trade from the Toronto Blue Jays.

Note5: This is an album of orchestral versions of Madonna songs, doesn't
it seem like they should have done this 5 years ago when she was more
popular?

Friday, November 20, 1998

November 20, 1998

Fireball XL5 Nov 20/1998 Playlist

Johnny Millenium - Warewolves of London
Saddlesores - Supermodel Blues
Too Many Cooks - Raise you glass
Show Business Giants - Fireball XL5
TALK
Undercovers - Johnny Star
Hayden - Niel Young Song
Rhythm Activism - Jesus was gay
Art Bergman - Buried Alive
Jerry Alfred & the medicine Beat - Nay a Nay
TALK
Blake Babies - Temptation Eyes
Juliana Hatfield - Everybody Loves me
Juliana Hatfield 3 - My sister
Juliana Hatfield - Swan Song
Violent Femmes - Gone Daddy Gone
TALK
Throwing Muses - America
Galaxy 500 - Snowstorm
Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Royal Oil
Cake - Never there
Mazzy Star - Flowers in December
Tom Waits - The Fall of Troy
TALK
Beautiful South - Perfect 10
David Holmes - Jailbreak
REM - Daysleeper
The Flaming Lips - Chrome Plated Suicide
Son Volt - Flow
Beck - Tropicalla
Rheostatics - Baby I love you
Pansy Division - Tinted Windows
TALK
Magnetic Fields - Candy



Friday, October 30, 1998

October 30, 1998

Fireball XL5 Oct 30/1998 Playlist (Halloween Show)

Ripchordz - Just have fun
Immigrants - Satellite
Undercovers - Darkness
TALK
Dump - Everlasting Love
Micheal Jackson - Thriller
Klaus Nomi - Ding Dong
The Cramps - The creature from the black leather lagoon
The Cure - Lullaby
Ramones - Pet Cemetary
Deja Voodoo - 3 men, 1 coffin
TALK
Hank & Frank - Walk Like a Zombie
Sucking Chest Wound - Satan'N'Hippies'N'Rock'N'Roll
Warren Zevon - Warewolves of London
The Smiths - Cemetary Gates
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Red Right Hand (Request)
TALK
Mark Snow - X-Files Theme
Colour me Pyscho - Sinister Urge
The Smugglers - Your mom's the devil
Bauhaus - Bela Legosi's dead
Oingo Boingo - Deadman's party
TALK
Juliana Hatfield - Witches song
Eddy Grant - Killer on the rampage
MC 900 ft Jesus - Killer inside me
Todd Rollins & Chick Bullock - the Boogie man
Jazz Butcher - Devil is my friend
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Voodoo priestress
Teknakullar Raincoats - Dancing Cadavers
TALK
Quincy Jones - Superstation

Friday, October 16, 1998

October 16, 1998

OK, so I'm really really late with some of these, what can I say,
Michelle and I went on vacation down to Arizona, I went to a couple of
conferences. As a result there are 3 set lists, the second one is from
the halloween show, while the last one from last week had a spotlight on
Juliana Hatfield, whom I didn't go see the night before at Federation
Hall.


Fireball XL5 Oct 16/1998 Playlist

Broomfiller - Old but new
Deja Vodoo - 3 men 1 coffin
Nomeansno - 2 lips, 2 lungs and 1 tongue (request for Mary)
TALK-Theme
Wet Spots - Blitzkrieg polka
The Smugglers - Kiss like a nun
Heavy Blinkers - All Choked Up
Shyne Factory - Give me a break
Ron Hawkins & the rusty nails - Be my alibi
TALK
The Cramps - Naked girl falling down the stairs
Frank Black and the Catholics - The man who was too loud
Bad Livers - I'm convicted
Lisa Germano - Tomorrowing
The Clash - Train in vain
The Magnetic Fields - Fear of Trains
TALK
DOA - I played the fool
The Klezmatics - Veres Hot
George Clinton - Sick'em
Smilin' Myron - Johnny
Umo - The number
Spiritulized(Chemical Brothers Re-mix) - I think I'm in love
TALK
Throwing Muses - Ruthie's knocking
Pulp - This is hardcore
Bjork - Cover me (request)
Beastie Boys - Putting shame in your game (request)
The Muffs - Big mouth
Kajagogoo - Too shy
Belle & Sebastian - Simple things
Son Volt - Driving the view
Burt Bacharach - After the fox
TALK
B'Ehl - Breathe you


Friday, September 25, 1998

September 25, 1998

Fireball XL5 - Sep 25/1998

Payback - I get dizzy
John Bottomley - Oh my love
The Smugglers - Alan Thicke
TALK-Theme
the Evaporators - Suharto Stomp
Heavy Blinkers - Fishes
Piegoma Rulana & Pacande - Ana Juaquina
the Swing Set - For a Better World
Tamara Williamson - Get an Ulcer
TALK
Billy Bragg & Wilco - Walt Whitman's Niece
Liz Phair - Headache
Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach - The Long Division
Natalie Merchant - Break you heart
Squirrel Nut Zippers - Wash Jones
TALK
Thee Goblins - Mario Cuomo works at Domo **Note 1
The Goblins - Teabagging
Belle and Sebastian - Dirty Dream No. 2
Child - Beads
Mercury Rev - Hudson Line
Pansy Division - Sidewalk Sale
TALK
Hole - Celebrity Skin
Blondie - Call Me
Beastie Boys - Intergalactic
Local H - All the kids are right
Rheostatics - Frank
Ron Sexsmith - Clown in Broad Daylight
TALK
They Might Be Giants - Ana Ng
Bad Livers - I'm convicted
Morrissey - Sister I'm a Poet
Frank Black & the Catholics - I Gotta Move
TALK
Barbra Manning - Blood of Feeling


Note 1: When thee Goblins (band featuring Narduwar) sing "Mario Cuomo
works at Domo" what does Domo stand for? Perhaps Domino's Pizza? And the
following song by the Goblins is called Teabagging, which director John
Waters says is the act of hitting your parter in the face with your
scrotum, I think that is what the Goblins song is about.

Friday, September 18, 1998

September 18, 1998

These are the lists from the first two shows at the 6-8 pm timeslot.  The
most pleasant surprise has been the Belle and Sebastian CD, it seems
everybody is talking about them, they are in every magazine and David
Wisdom was talking about them on Radiosonic on CBC last week. They are
also playing Toronto in October.

Fireball XL5 - Sept 18/ 1998
Payback - This and That
The Real MacKenzies - Thistle Boy
Henry and the Folk - Dave
TALK-Theme
Mercury Rev - Hudson Line
Liz Phair - Johnny Feelgood
Snowpony - Bad Sister
Bob Mould - Classifieds
Tom Waits - Cold Cold Ground
Elvis Costelle & Burt Bacharach - Such Unlikely Lovers
Flock of Seagulls - Space Age Love Song
TALK
Spirit of the West - Our Ambassador **Note 1
Lucinda Williams - Can't Let go
Zumpano - Behind the Beehive
Tragically Hip - Twist my arm
The Rheostatics - Frank
Capercaillie - Aignish
Ultrababyfat - Jonesin
TALK
Juliana Hatfield - Swan Song
Shonen Knife - Fish Eyes
They Might be Giants - Why Does the Sun Shine?
The Smugglers - Kiss like a man
Belle and Sebastian - East yourself into the sea
Madder Rose - Stop
Magnapop - Open the Door
TALK
Squirrel nut zippers - Fat Cat keeps getting fatter
the Killjoys - Honesty mistake
Mrs. Torrence - Wish
Rob Zombie - Dragula (request of course)
TALK
The Fall - Leave the Capitol



Note 1: This set was because I had interviewed Geoffrey Kelly of Spirit of
the West that day and asked him what he was listening to and he went on
and on about the Lucinda Williams new CD. The rest of the set were people
he mentioned in the interview.

Friday, September 11, 1998

September 11, 1998

Well this certainly took a long time, sorry about that.  The big news is
that I changed the time of the show, Fireball XL5 can now be heard Friday
from 6-8 pm. Right now it's kind of a random schedule but hopefully it
will get more regular in a few months (the guy I am switching with has an
erratic work schedule). So remember if you want to ignore the show you
have to ignore it on Friday afternoons.

On this show I was joined by former roomate from a long time back Mr.
David Kreller who even took the time to record a few songs for us to play
on the air.

Also I played a set of music I got off the internet, I was going to
include the places I got them from but I didn't bookmark them and I can't
find them anymore, the only one I remember is www.liveconcerts.com which
is a good site.

I'll post the setlist from the other two times I've been on in the next
couple of days.

Fireball XL-5 Sep 11/1998

John Bottomley - Raggle Taggle
Equinox - Eben? .. Ne Andro Lontana
The Bookmen - Huggin' at my Pillow
TALK-Theme
The Smugglers - What do you want me to do
Equilibrium - Over Again
Nomeansno - You are not one
Big Daddy G - T-Bone Shuffle
Grievous Angles - When Love Came Around
TALK
Magnetic Fields - Hopeless (Dance Remix) **Internet set
The Cure - In Between Days (Live)
Buckwheat Zydeco - Ma 'Tite Fille (Live)
Smashing Pumpkins - 1979 (Live)
Edward Luo - Desperado (live)
TALK
Greg Kellor - Redemption
Mark Perak - Purple
Matt Osborne - Breath
Henry and the Folk - Spaceship Song
Scott Wicken - Clouds
Tatiana - Misguided Angel
Rob Juneau - Nuages
TALK
The Verlains - Heavy 33 (request)
Juliana Hatfield - Bad Day
Bob Mould - First drag of the day
They Might Be Giants - Ana Ng
Liz Phair - Polyester Bride
TALK
David Kreller - Half a World Away
David Kreller - Composting
David Kreller - How Soon is Now
The Smiths - Panic
New Order - Blue Monday 88
Spirit of the West - Save this House
TALK
Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach - Such Unlikely Lovers
Colour Me Psycho - Untamed World



Friday, August 28, 1998

August 28, 1998

The biggest set of this week's show was devoted to Stephin Merrit the
man behind such projects as the Magnetic Fields, Future Bible Heroes and
the Sixths, whom Michelle and I went to see in Toronto the Monday before
the show (with Derek and Sari). Even though I only recognized one song
all night it was the best concert I've seen in a while for some of the
following reasons: Lee's Palace is a good venue, they didn't turn the
music up too loud, you could understand everything Merrit said, nobody
in the audience was talking and Merrit just writes really good songs.
I've only really enjoyed two other concerts when I wasn't famillar with
the music: Spirit of the West the first time they played the Bombshelter
and Jerry Jerry when I saw him at the Hoodoo Lounge in Kitchener.

Anybody else have a positive experience with bands they wern't that
familiar with?

Next week I'll be joined by David Kreller for the show.

Fireball XL5 Aug 28/1998 Playlist

Anagnson & Kinton - Molta Allegro
John Bottomley - Friendship
Thee Headcoatees - Money
TALK-Theme
Juke Joint - Supply & Demand
House of Velvet - Poison Ivy
Sianspheric - Can't Get it up
Finnigan's Tongue - Kaiser's Bust
Newfoundland Kitchen Party - Black Velvet Band
TALK
Ultrababyfat - What He Said
Beastie Boys - Song for Junior
Mix Master Mike - Jack Knyfe
7% Solution - Built on Sand
Shonen Knife - Fist Eyes
TALK
Tragically Hip - Chagrin Falls
Social Distortion - Ring of Fire
Johnny Cash - Going by the Book
Shudder to Think w/ Liz Phair - Erecting a movie star
Liz Phair - Ride
Snowpony - Titanic
TALK
The Magnetic Fields - 100 000 Fireflies
The Sixths - San Diego Zoo
Barbra Manning - Blood of Feeling
The Sixths - Falling out of Love with you
Luna - Pup Tent
The Sixths - Movies in my head
Yo La Tengo - From a Motel 6
The Sixths - Puerto Rico Way
Unrest - Cath Carrol
Future Bible Heroes - Blond Adonis
White Town - Hair like Alain Delon
TALK
PayBack - She Won't Tell Me ** request
The Demics - New York City ** Dedicated to Mary&Chris
The Sweaters - Barbra
Men Without Hats - Sideways
Child - Coatcheck Girl
Juliana Hatfield - Bad Day
Joe Jackson - Is she really going out with him
TALK-Theme
Spandau Ballet - True


Friday, August 14, 1998

August 14, 1998

I was alone this past week as Venus (Michelle) didn't have the energy to
make it to Space City (CKMS). As I was alone I made it random show,
just picking a CD from the top of each pile, mixed in with a set related
to the movie "Something about Mary" and a tribute to the Jane Bond's
"Fag Night" (which Michelle took her mother to by the way), I'll let you
figure out which set it was.

The Monica & Bill thing was a CD with the the presidential seal and
Monica & Bill written on it, the songs just has a man saying "monica"
and a women saying "bill", very strange.

My favourity surprise song was UltraBabyFat's Jonesin, quite good.

Also, does anybody know which city Messenjah is from?


Fireball XL5 Playlist for Aug 14/1998

Finnigan's Tongue - Maggie Moyer
Uische Beatha - Whose Child is This?
Maynard Ferguson - To & Fro
TALK-Theme
Louis Jordan - What's the use in getting sober (when you're only going
to get drunk again)
Yo La Tengo - Tom Courtenay
Pavement - Texas Never Whispers
Pizicato Five - Twiggy Twiggy
Lounge Act - Sometimes I wonder
Beastie Boys - first half of Intergalactic
Beastie Boys - The New Style
Beastie Boys - second half of Intergalactic
TALK
Andrew Vincint - Brown Bike
Simon Fraser University Pipe Band - Duet
Messenjah - Crazy
Newfoundland Kitchen Party - Farewell to Nova Scotia
Monica & Bill - Monica & Bill (** See Note Above)
Ultra Baby Fat - Jonsin (** See Note Above)
TALK
Jonathan Richman - There's Something About Mary
Ben Lee - How to Survive a Broken Heart
Jonathan Richman - Cerca
Lloyd Cole - Love Ruins Everything
Quartango - Barracuda
Tatinana - Jupiter or Mars
Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Right Round
TALK
The Pixies - Subbacultcha
Martha & the Muffins - Echo Beach
Shonen Knife - Cookie Day
Chixdiggit - Nobody
Squirrel Nut Zippers - My Drac
Kyp Harness - Cat's Pajamas
808 State - Variations on Te Deum
TALK
Erasure - Chains of Love
Morrissey - November Spawned a Monster
New Order - Thieves Like Us
Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy
Pet Shop Boys - Saturday Night Forever
REM - Nightswimming
Bob Mould - Can't Fight it
Future Bible Heroes - Hopeless
The Queers - Get a Life & live it loser
Men Without Hats - Safety Dance
Buddy Guy - Heavey Love
TALK Theme
Jerry Jerry and the sons of Rhythm Orchestra - Superpowers


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Friday, July 17, 1998

July 17, 1998

Fireball XL5 Setlist - July 17/98

This show featured a showcase of artists appearing at this weekends
Hillside music festival in Guelph and a spotlight on Sportsguitar/Matador
records.

The Frantics - Mrs G **song about Risa Gorbechov, played as
Kip Harness - Gold Old Days a tribute to Czar Nicholas
Chixdiggit - Quit Your Job
Chixdiggit - My Restaurant
TALK - Theme
Finnigan's Tounge - Homer Watson
Barenaked Ladies - One Week
Cowboy Junkies - Good Friday
54-40 - Since When
Planet Smashers - Repo Man
The Plugz - El Clavo Y La Cruz
TALK
Billy Bragg & Wilco - She Came Along
Billy Bragg - She's Got a New Spell
Wilco - Say You Miss Me
Son Volt - Picking up the Signals
Uncle Tupelo - True to Life
Brady Kids - Its a Sunshine Day
TALK
New Meanies - Letting Time Pass **Hillside Festival set
Treble Charger - Sick Friend Called
Wild Strawberries - Speak of the Devil
Elevator Through - To Breath
Wooden Stars - Hands to Work
Julie Dioron - So Fast
Bruce Cockburn - Tokyo
TALK
Jeff Buckley - Open Book
Beastie Boys - Intergalactic
Shane MacGowen and the Popes - What's Another Year
The Propellerheads - Bang On
New Jam - Detour
PJ - Happy Daze
The Mission - Tower of Strength (Casbah Mix) **request
TALK
Sportsguitar - Romeo Knows
Sportsguitar - Happy Already
Sportsguitar - Chord
Sportsguitar - Glory Gone
Barbra Manning - Rickity Tickity Tick
Yo La Tengo - Moby Octopad
Chavez - Pentagram Ring
Pavement - No Tan Lines
Fuck - Sometimes
Pizicato Five - Sweet Soul Revue
TALK-Theme
Peter Murphy - Final Solution








Friday, July 3, 1998

July 3, 1998

For people who have been or are thinking of coming on my radio show I
thought I might start mailing out my set list for Fireball-XL5
on CKMS every other Friday 11pm to 2 am.

By the way if you don't want to be on this setlist-mailing list just
contact me and I'll take you off and my feeling won't be hurt, also if you
think of anybody else who might want to be on you can also contact me.

Frank
frseglen@uwaterloo.ca

July 3, 1998 - Fireball XL5 setlist

Bughouse 5 - Big Black Train
Duotang - Deep in Heart Deep in Mind
TALK-Theme
The Sadies - Sweet Paulie
Nomeansno - I can't stop talking
DOA - Sweet
Andrew Vincint - The Lake
JFK & the Conspirators - Tell me Baby **
King Missle - Jesus was Way Cool
TALK
Dead Kennedys - Terminal Preppie
Ed Hamiliton - Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time
Denny Christenson - C'est Quoi
Red Holliday - Moving On
Gene Hammonds - Twisting in the Jug
Cecil Taylor - Trance ** Request **
Charles Brown - New Orleans Blues
Fire Island - Shout it to the Top
TALK
Violent Femmes - American Music | Ode to
Royal Jelly Orchestra - American Woman | America
Bruce McCulloch - What America Means to Me | Set
Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet - 5 American, 6 Canadian |
Ugly Americans - Texas is not big enough |
FM - Just Like You
Chemical Brothers - Electrobank
Fat Boy Slim - Rockafella Skank **
Crystal Method - Coming Back
TALK
Pansy Division - He Could be the one **
Nancy Griffith - Yarrington Town
B-52s - Deadbeat Club
Sportsguitar - Youth
Billy Bragg & Wilco - Heastating Beauty **
Boss Hogg - I Dig U
TALK-Theme
Finnigan's Tongue - Oromocto

** - Songs I really liked