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, August 20, 1999

August 20, 1999

As various members of this mailing list were our west last week (some
horseback riding), me, Michelle, and Peter Brown put on our cowboy boots,
chaps, and 10 gallon hats to play a few sets about horses and alt-country
in general. As well other songs were played for reasons I highlight
below.

Michelle and I just got back from a 5 day canoe trip this weekend to
Algonquin park, it was very exhausting but fun. Although Michelle
threatened to play a set about camping last weekend she never did, so we
will this week, if you have songs about camping, canoeing, being outdoors,
or songs that just remind you of any of these things, send them along.


Fireball XL5 - Aug 20, 1999

TALK-Theme
Boomdaddy - Purple Rain ** Note 1
Punching Nuns - Brakin' Da Law ** Note 2
The Carnations - Your Idiot Boyfriend
King Cobb Steelie - Duotang
Chicklet - Quake ** Note 3
TALK
They Might Be Giants - Spiraling Shape
Rheostatics - Bees ** Note 4
Cub - New York City
Paul MacLeod - Giants
Beck - Soul Sucking Jerk
TALK
Sarah Mclachlin - Ice Cream ** Note 5
House of Love - Who by Fire
Cibo Matto - Sugar Water
Luscious Jackson - Christine
Len - Steal my Sunshine
Issac Hayes - Lay Lady Lay
TALK
Palace Brothers - No More Workhouse Blues
Jonathan Richman - Don't See Her Much Since She Started With Horses
The Sundays - Wild Horses
Cowboy Junkies - A Horse in the Country
Big Star - Way out West
TALK
Ween - Japanese Cowboy
Steve Earl and the Supersuckers - Creepy Jackalope Eye
Johnny Cash - Beans for Breakfast
Elvis Costello - Stranger in the House
Wilco - Outtamind (Outtasight)
TALK
Son Volt - Straightface

Note 1: Played to prove to Linda I have this album
Note 2: Dedication to people studying for a Law and Ethics exam
Note 3: I have really liked every song I've played by Chicklet
Note 4: Played because Michelle had a bad reaction to a bee sting
Note 5: Played because Michelle and I saw and really liked a Canadian film
called "Better than Chocolate", very good, but contains mature subject
matter (why do you think I went).


Friday, August 6, 1999

August 6, 1999

We came back from Boston a lot poorer, but rich in memories, thanks to
Wayne for his Pixies suggestion, however they did not have a star in front
of the Tower records in Boston, unlike New Kids on the Block, Aerosmith,
Boston, Rob Zombie, Pat Metheney, and Jonathan Richman.

This week the Ambassador (Peter Brown) is rumoured to be joining Michelle
and I, and as some of the people from the list are on a horseback riding
trip out west I want to do a set of horse (or at least cowboy/western)
music, suggestions?


Fireball XL5 - Aug 6, 1999

TALK-Theme
Chicklet - Superficial
The Punching Nuns - Teenage Kicks
The Carnations - Let me be your Ferris Bueller
Saddlesores - Skin it off
The Great Balancing Act - San Francisco Roller Disco
TALK
Lucious Jackson - Sexy Hypnotist
Lucious Jackson - Why do I Lie?
The Flaming Lips - Feeling yourself Disintegrate
The Flaming Lips - She Don't Use Jelly
Guided by Voices - Thing I will Keep
TALK (Boston Set)
The Pixies - Debaser
Jonathan Richman - Lonely financial zone
Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Someday I suppose
Pat Metheney - Three Flights Up
The Lyres - Help you Ann
TALK
South Park Residents - Blame Canada
J. Geiles Band - Centerfold
Cornershop - Sleep on the Left Side
Belly - Slow Dog
John Southworth - Stand by your masses
The Music Tapes - Wishing Well at Capers End
TALK
Moby - Honey
Random - Electric
Starbean - Gary Numan ** See Note 1
Flin Flon - Yellowknife ** See Note 1
Lloyd Cole - Si tu dois partir ** See Note 1
Wilco - Stand in our way ** See Note 1
TALK
House of Velvet - Mama Gueia

Note 1: These are the first CDs I bought on the internet from
www.absound.ca, based in Vancouver, they had a very good selection and up
to date database, have a lot of stuff on sale, shipping was $4.75 for 1 to
10 CDs. Overall I was very satisfied.