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

Note that the links to shows older than 6 months might not be working, if you really want those shows please send me an email and I can get them to you.

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

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
Pale Saints - Time Thief (request)
Go-Betweens - Streets of Your Town
Cracker - White Riot
The Muffs - Blow Your Mind
Mr. T. Experience - King Dork
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
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
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
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.

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