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?