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.


Monday, March 22, 1999

March 22, 1999

I've got to get this thing out quicker.

My friend Steven Fassnacht joined me on this show, to play his angry
german music as well a tape of one his own projects (Reborne Airjects). I
finally got to my Housemartins-Beautiful South-Fatboy Slim set, the one
thing which surprised me when I was doing research for it was that the
Housemartins only released proper 2 albums, for some reason I thought they
had a lot more. There were also a few songs dedicated to events at the
Jane Bond Cafe (Tom Waits and The Pogues) where I ended up 4 times in the
week before the show, I had fun but now I have a lot really smokeyclothes.

Fireball XL5 Setlist March 22/1999

Inconnu - Green Boat
Tom Waits - I hope that I don't fall in love with you
The Pogues - Lullaby of London
TALK-Theme
The Kramdens - Down
Frank Black and the Catholics - You're such a Wire
Wilco - I'm Always in Love
Sleeter King - The End of you
Leo Soileau - Demain C'est pas dimanche
TALK
Husker Du - I Apologize
Skydiggers - Pull me down
Uisce Beatha - Bottle's End
Dwight Yoakim - Train in Vain
Brent Hagerman - Pound Dog Blues
TALK
Dayglo Abortions - Stupid World
Reborne Airjects - Shit Shack (Fassnacht's band)
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry - Talk about the weather
Strassenjungs - Daver Lutscher
Neil Young - Piece of Crap
Johnny Cowell - Carnival of Venice
TALK
Housemartins - Me and the Farmer
Housemartins - Sheep
Beautiful South - A Little Time
Beats International - Change your mind
TALK
Fatboy Slim - Praise You




Friday, March 5, 1999

March 5, 1999

For this past show I was joined by Garth Wittich of the now defunkt group
Finnigan's Tongue (formerly War Wagon), according to Garth it was a
peaceful split with the burden of weekly practices being too much without
the sense that the band was moving forward. The break up was finalized
when lead singer Mike Wirt announced he was moving to Ottawa at the end of
his summer where his girlfriend just got a job.

But enough about that, I asked Garth to bring with him a sample of what he
is listening to now, his response were the recent albums by Boards of
Canada, an American electronica band released on Matador records, which
doesn't seem to fit with most of the bands on that record label and his
other album was by Archers of Loaf, an album he described as hard to get
into as it differs greatly from their previous material.

We obviously talked a lot as we only played 22 songs, one of the subjects
was the video for the new Fatboy Slim song 'Praise You', both of us had
been told about it but at the time neither of us had seen it. The next
morning I did end up seening the video and yes it is pretty fucked up and
cool.

Fireball XL5 Playlist March 5/1999

The Rubber Dinosaurs - Lonely Girl
Stephanie Earp - Portland Maine
TALK-Theme
Cecil Seaskull - Friends Again
Grievous Angels - Thunderbird Town
Inconnu - Yukon Song
Legion of Green Men - Owls in the Apple Tree
Chris Murphy - Blowin the Horn
TALK
Fatboy Slim - Praise You
Kool & the Gang - Ladies Night
Morphine - You^Òre and Artist
Bob the Singing Bass Player - Strickly Local
Hank Dogs - Let Go
Smog - 37 Push ups
TALK
Boards of Canada - Rue the Whirl
Dimitri from Paris - Love Love Mode
Archers of Loaf - Fashion Bleeds
Buddy Rich - Beat Goes On
TALK
Hugh Cornwell - Black hair, Black Eyes, Black Suit
The Stranglers - G.m.B.H.
Paul Westerberg - Best Thing that Never Happened
The Replacements - Answering Machine
TALK
David Sinclair - Past Progressions