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, June 25, 1999

June 25, 1999

Well the first CD idea worked really well, I got a lot of responses and
was able to find enough of them to fill up a set as well a set of my first
five CDs. My first one was a blues compilation which I got for around
$15, a cheap CD at the time, then I sent away for 3 Spirit of the West
albums from Stoney Plain records, then I picked up The Proclaimers.

Michelle liked the idea so much she wants to do it again, this time the
theme is misheard lyrics, my example is by REM the song The Sidewinder
sleeps tonight when Stipe sings "Call me when you try to wake her up" I
always thought it was "Calling Jamaica", hey that's what is sounded like
to me OK. There have also been a series of books about this with the
title "Scuse my While I Kiss This Guy" from the Jimi Hendrix song. Anyway
send in you favourite misheard lyric.

Fireball XL5 Setlist June 25/ 1999

TALK-Theme
The Donnas - Get Rid of That Girl
The Planet Smashers - All Men Fear Women
Wooden Stars - The Summer I Drank Myself to Death
Mummble Ducks - Rocks & Bottles
Julie Dioron - Stay Now, Then Go
TALK (Other people's first CDs)
Squeeze - Another Nail in My Heart (Singles, 45s and under) Stephen
Robinson
Cottage Industry - Jughead Jones (Superstar) Wayne Jenkinson
Rimsky Korsakov - The Young Prince, The Young Princess (Steven Fassnacht)
REM - The One I Love (Document) Sari Morrison or Derek Weiler
Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (IISFFGWG) Dave Claerhout
or Derek Weiler
Billy Bragg - A New England (request - the guy's first CD as well)
TALK (My first five CDs)
Aurthur Crudup - That's Allright Now Mama
Spirit of the West - John Goodman (Old Material)
Spirit of the West - Till the Cows Come Home (Tripping up the Stairs)
Spirit of the West - Darkhouse (Labour Day)
The Proclaimers - Then I Met You (Sunshine on Leith)
TALK
Wonderstuff - Caught in My Shadow (request)
Pavement - Gold Soundz
Mercury Rev - Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp
Chemical Brothers - Hey Girl, Hey Boy
Jamiroquai - Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
Cibo Matto - Sci-Fi Wasabe
TALK
Ron Sexsmith - Right About Now
Don Kerr - The Sniffing Princess
Rheostatics - Record Body Count
Beth Orton - Precious Maybe

Other people's first CDs I couldn't (or wouldn't) play:

Peter Brown - Genesis (Genesis)
Jayson Innes - Beatles (Revolver)
Mary Ference - Rick Astley or possibly Tears for Fears

Did you own a CD player before you bought your first CD:
No - 5 Yes - 4



Friday, June 11, 1999

June 11, 1999

Just a typical show, a tribute to the recently passed away Mel Torme and a
set coming from the Tragically Hip song Bobcaygeon: Does anyone know when
if the reference to "The men they couldn't hang" in the Tragically Hip
refer to the late 80s (early 90s and recently reformed) band of the same
name, in the song it talks about them having an "aryan twang", I didn't
find any evidence of this when I researched the Men the Couldn't Hang?

Also, my next show is going to be as close as I am going to be to July 1,
and no I'm not doing an all-Canadian show, but it is the 10th anniversary
of me buying my first CD player (I remember because I was on a work term
in Alberta and back then they allowed stores to open on holidays). So I'm
going to be playing selections from the first CDs I ever purchased. This
is where I want your input, just answer the questions:

1) what was the first CD you ever bought?

2) did you own a CD player at the time?

I'll try and have a set of everybody's first CD.


Fireball XL5 Setlist June 11, 1999

Theme
TALK
Show Business Giants - I've Got a Crush on Wendy Mesley
Jack Tripper - Sounds Familiar
Wooden Stars - Romantic Machinery
Planet Smashers - Super Orgy Porno Party
Rawlins Cross - Peace on the Inside
TALK
Pale Saints - Time Thief (request)
Go-Betweens - Streets of Your Town
Cracker - White Riot
The Muffs - Blow Your Mind
Mr. T. Experience - King Dork
TALK
Weird Paul - Acting like Mel Torme
Mel Torme - I've Got the World on a String
Harry Connick Jr. - Nowhere with Love
Maynard Ferguson - Chameleon
Kyp Harness - I Believe in You
TALK
Tragically Hip - Bobcaygeon
Men They Could Not Hang - Bounty Hunter
The Pogues - Misty Morning Albert Street Bridge
Kristy McColl - He Never Mentioned Love
Elvis Costello - I'll Never Fall in Love Again
TALK
Interstellar Force - Star Wars Theme
Chemical Brothers - Hey Boy, Hey Girl
Cibo Matto - Spoon
Negativeland/Chumbawumba - Smelly Water
Dee - Lite - Groove is in the Heart
PM Dawn - You've Got Me Floatin
Sugar - Helpless
TALK
Wetspots - Blitzkrieg Polka **Note 1

Note 1: This is the song I was mixing up with the Ramones Blitzkrieg Bop,
you see I'm not crazy.