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, January 15, 1999

January 15, 1999

Fireball XL5 Setlist - Jan 15/1999

San Fransico Seals - Day 12
Malchiks - Mario
Show Business Giant - I can't get Russel Johnson off my mind
The Skatalites - Black Sunday
Hugh Dillon & Swamp Baby - Edmonton Block Heater
Elad's Guitar Army - Absolute Truth
Bonaduces - Lectern Made of Seashells
Curiosity Shop - Think of our Tree
TALK (Dave's Set)
The Orb - Perpetual Dawn
Massive Attack - Rising Son
Cocteau Twins - Cherry Coloured Funk
Corky & the Juice Pigs - Pants
Afghan Wigs - Debonair
Elliot Smith - Waltz #2
Mojave 3 - Some Kinda Angel
Mercury Rev - Tonite it Shows
Dimitri From Paris - Une Very Stylish Fille
Finley Quaye - Your Love Gets Sweeter
EEK A Mouse - Safari
The Evaporators - Woof Woof I'm a Goof
The Vees - Seven Thirty
Chicago Mass Choir - Soon one morning
Sly & Robbie - Stripped to the Bone
Grievous Angles - Starting Over at Thirty

Friday, January 8, 1999

January 8, 1999

Although a new person is now alternating with us, unfortunately she was
unable to do the show this week, this means I've had to do the show 3
weeks in a row. Hopefully, soon we'll be on an alternating schedule.

Dave came on the show Jan 15, 1999, unfortunately it looks like we won't
be able to do his MP3 set, but as always he had some interesting stories
to tell.

Fireball XL5 Setlist - Jan 8,1999

Curiosity Shop - The idea of statue
Hugh Dillon & Swamp Baby - Edmonton Block Heater
Bonaduces - A separate lib behind close eye
Scratching Post - Empires will fall
The Creators - Enquiring minds
Tim - Boggie
Dayglo abortions - Stupid World
Royal Grand Prix - Damned Coverband
Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Hoochie Coochie Man
Louis Jordan - Ain't nobody here but us chickens
Edith Piaf - Non je ne regrette rein
Ella Fitzgerald - Cool Breeze
Average White Band - Cut the Cake
Treble Charger - How She Died
Ciba Matto - Sugar Water
Rasputina - Why don't you do right
Beethoviana - Theme from Clockwork orange
St. Etienne - Mario's Cafe
Donna Summer - I Feel Love
Homestyle - Dudu
Liquified - Tiny Spaces
Aretz - Rows of Green
Billy Bragg & Wilco - My 30 000
Stan Getz - Once Upon a Time
Paul Weller - Hung Up
Joe Strummer (from Chef Aid) - Its a Rockin' World
The Clash - This is England

Friday, January 1, 1999

January 1, 1999

I was lucky to be joined this show by a bevy of people who shared their
best of the year on the subjects of music, movies and tv, although there
was no concensus about anything.

Fireball XL5 Playlist Jan 1/1999

Finnigan's Tongue - Underground
Child - Coatcheck Girl
Thee Goblins - Mario Cuomo Works at Domo
Evaporators - I Gotta Rash
(Michelle's Set)
Kristen Hersh - Home
Liz Phair - Perfect World
David Holmes - Jailbreak
Beck - Tropicalla
Cake - Never There
(Frank's Set)
Beastie Boys - Body Movin'
Chixdiggit - Getting' Air
Chixdiggit - Nobody
Billy Bragg & Wilco - Heastitating Beauty
Billy Bragg & Wilco - California Stars
(Dave's Set - except the Rufus Wainwright a request)
Portishead - Glory Box
Massive Attack - Teardrop
The Orb - Little Fluffy Clouds
Bran Van 3000 - Mama Don't Smoke
Rufus Wainwright - In My Arms
(Derek's Set)
Belle & Sebastian - Dirty Dream No. 2
Barbra Manning - Your Pies
Mercury Rev - Tonite it Shows
Bruce Springsteen -Man at the Top
World Standard - Good Red Road
(Sari's Set)
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Jon Spenser Blues Explotion - Do You Wanna Get Heavy
Calexico - Trigger
Bad Livers - Captain, Oh Captain
(more of Frank's picks)
Bob Wiseman - You Don't Love Me
Ivan - Forever
Fat Boy Slim - Rockafeller Skank