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, February 19, 1999

February 19, 1999

Michelle only took over for one set this week, so I got to play my set of
bands releasing albums this year and my final gasp of 1998 best of, all
albums Michelle and I have acquired since the Jan 1 show.

And of course a few songs about the Clemens trade and the start of spring
training.

Fireball XL5 - Feb 19/1999

Load - Suckity II
Monarch Brothers - Rocket
The Bookmen - Hugging at my Pillow
TALK-Theme
Moody - I wouldn't trade you for the world
David Sinclair - Farruca
The Pop Narcotic - Pollen on a thorn
Bran Van 3000 - Rainshine
TALK (Michelle's girl set)
Liz Phair - Girl's Room
Jale - All Ready
Cub - New York City
Ani Difranco - Virtue
Blondie - Maria
Hole - Garbage (request)
TALK
Dave Matthews Band - Crash into me
Massive Attack - Intertia Creeps
Tobinsprout - Digging up wooden teeth
Thrush Hermit - Western Dreamz
Bob the Singing Bass Player - Supermarket Girl
TALK
Ron Sexsmith - Word we never use (Spring) Note 1
Billy Bragg - Jeane (Sept)
Magnetic Fields - You me and the Moon (Summer)
Sebadoh - Ocean (February)
Wilco - Outtasite (outtamind) (Fall)
Luna - Were both confused (Summer)
TALK
Belle and Sebastian - Chickfactor Note 2
Beck - Cancelled Check
Jonathan Richman - I Can hear her fighting with herself
TALK
Dimitri from Paris - Nothing to Lose

Note 1: Bands who should be releasing albums this year (release date in
brackets)

Note 2: The final gasp of 1998



Friday, February 5, 1999

February 5, 1999

I had high hopes for this show, I planned a set of final additions to the
best of 1998 set as well as bands which are set to release albums in 1999.
But when Michelle took over after the first half hour she never let me
back in the chair to play anymore music.

I attached a few photos of the house after we had the big snowfall in
early january (apologies to those I have already sent the photos to), of
course since then almost all the snow is now gone and the high today is
supposed to be 6.

IMPORTANT: I am just putting on the finishing touches to the Fireball XL5
Best of 1998 CD, so if you could all provide me your address I'll start
sending them out next week.


Fireball XL5 - Feb 5, 1999

The Demics - I Wanna Know
Scum Element - Magick Johnson
Marina Sorbara- Where it Hurts
TALK-Theme
Jerry Jerry and the Sons of Rhythm Orchestra - Runaway Lane
Hugh Dillon & Swamp Baby - Rock N Roll is Fat and Ugly
Curiosity Shop - Mr. Unreliable
Touch Tone Gurus - On the Shelf
The Pop Narcotic - The Devil's Got a Thing for me
TALK
Lisa Germano - Cry Baby
Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
Ben Lee - Cigarettes will kill you (Playing by Heart Soundtrack)
Mercury Rev - Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp
Built to Spill - The Plan (sounded just like Mercury Rev)
TALK
Bettie Serverrt - What Friends?
Local Rabbits - Nightingale
Skydiggers - Desmond's Hip City
Phonocomb - Pummelled
New Radicals - Get What you Give
World Party - Way Down Now
TALK
Everclear - Way Down Now (request)
Television - Marque Moon (request)
The Triffids - Bury me Deep in Love (request) *Note 1
TALK
Far - Job's Eyes *Note 2
Lotion - Blind for Now *Note 2
Meryn Cadell - Why Do I Do *Note 3
BEhl - Swim by
Belle and Sebastian - Boy with the Arab Strap
TALK
Jonathan Richman - True Love is Not Nice

Note 1: A long distance request from Derek who had just heard that David
McComb of the Triffids had just passed away.

Note 2: Closing out Michelle's Buffy the Vampire Set

Note 3: Played because Michelle's boss is looking after Meryn Cadell's cat