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, July 23, 1999

July 23, 1999

We started off with Tom Waits because of his upcoming concert in Toronto
after a 12 year absence, which Michelle is particularly excited about
since she has tickets. This led into the 2 Hillside sets (which put our
Canadian content over 50%) which occured last weekend, it was a great
festival with lots of interesting workshops (including one on canoe trip
preparation), good food and bands.

This past weekend Michelle, Derek, Sari, and I went to Boston for the
Civil Holiday long weekend, so I'm going to play a set of music of bands
from the Boston area, if you have any suggestions send them along (no New
Kids on the Block requests please).


Fireball XL5 - Setlist July 23/1999

TALK-Theme
Tom Waits - Big in Japan
Saddlesores - Pour me Whiskey
Frank Sinatra - Shadows in the Sand
Nat King Cole - Mona Lisa
Duke Ellington - Heaven
TALK (Hillside Set)
House of Velvet - Poison Ivy
Dream Warriors - Wash Your Face
The Sidemen - When the Sun Goes Down
By Divine Right - Come for a Ride
Emm Gryner - Summerlong
TALK (Hillside Set)
Sloan - Take it in
Corduroy Leda - Trigger
Jane Sibery - Temple
Sarah Slean - Angel
Ron Sexsmith - Right About Now
TALK (Moon Set)
REM - Man on the Moon (suggested by Karen)
Cowboy Junkies - Blue Moon Revisited
Nanci Griffith - Once in a Very Blue Moon
Magnetic Fields - You me and the Moon
Stompin Tom - The Man-moon Newfie
Waterboys - Whole of the Moon (suggested by Pauline)
TALK
Chemical Brothers - Out of Control
Harry Adamson/Nick Cave - Sweet Embrace
Flin Flon - Ukrania
TALK
Jonathan Richman - New England



Friday, July 9, 1999

July 9, 1999

** 1st Aniversary Edition of the Fireball XL5 Setlist - wow I've been
putting together this crappy newsletter for an entire year, note to self:
find something better to do with life **

The "misheard lyric" version of Fireball XL5 went pretty well with lots of
input from you guys, if you want to look up other lyrics check out the
website: www.kissthisguy.com . We also had the "South Park" film
soundtrack (of which only a few songs can be played during the day), and
new albums from The Flaming Lips, Lucious Jackson, and Cibo Matto.

I don't really have a theme for this week's show, but as the Hillside
Festival is coming up on the weekend we will do a spotlight on that. As
it is the 30th anniversary of the Moon Landing I was going to play a set
of songs about the moon. If you have any suggestions about moon songs
send them along (but just to me not the whole group).

Fireball XL5 Setlist July 9/1999

TALK-Theme
Paul MacLeod - Ugly Pride
King Cobb Steelie - One's A Heifer
North of America - Come Back
Wooden Stars - Bayonet Point
National Velvet - Flesh Under Skin
TALK
Stan, Kyle, Cartman - What Would Brian Boitano Do?
Rancid - 1998
Chicklet - Out of Sight
The Flaming Lips - Waitin' for Superman
Guided by Voices - I am a Scientist
TALK (misheard lyric set I)
Beck - Loser
LaiBach - Across the Universe
Belle & Sebastian - Boy with the Arab Strap
Sloan - Money City Maniacs
TALK (misheard lyric set II)
Stompin Tom Connors - Song of the Coho
English Beat - Mirror in the Bathroom
Squeeze - Pulling Mussels from a Shell
REM - The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight
TALK
John Southworth - Cute Girls, Gay Guys
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Scar Tissue
Lucious Jackson - Christine
Cibo Matto - Flowers
TALK
Dimitri From Paris - Toujours L'Amour

Misheard lyric summary:

REM Sidewinder sleeps tonight
real - Call me when you try to wake her up
misheard - Calling Chuch Yeager (Stephen P)
misheard - Calling Jamaica (Frank)

INXS Suicide Blonde
real - suicide blonde
misheard - soup and salad bar (Mary)

Chumbawumba Tubthumping
real-I get knocked down
misheard - I got no job (Pauline)

English Beat Mirrow in the Batroom
real - Mirror in the Bathroom
misheard - Meet her in the bathroom

Beck I'm a a Loser
real - Soy un Perdidor
misheard - Sores from head to toe (www.kissthisguy.com)
misheard - So your pantyhouse (www.kissthisguy.com)
misheard - Soar over Canada (www.kissthisguy.com)

Beatles Across the Universe
real - Jai guru deva (sanskrit for "Glory to the spiritual master"
misheard - jackeroodave-la-la (Dave)

Stompin' Tom Song of the Coho
real - I'm a gay young Coho
misheard - I'm a flaming homo (Dave - well not really misheard, but really
funny, actually a lot of homosexual references in the song if you listen
to the lyrics)

Sloan Money City Maniacs
real - Covered in Coke Fizz
misheard - Covered in Goat Piss (Sharla)

Squeeze Pulling Mussels from a Shell
real - Pulling mussels from a shell
misheard - Pulling mussles from Michelle (Michelle)