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 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