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 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

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
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)
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
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

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