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, September 24, 1999

September 24, 1999

Believe it or not this was actually the last time Michelle and I were on
the radio and I'm just getting this out now. But before I got this out I
wanted to confirm 1) when we were going to be on the air next (Oct. 15)
and 2) thinking of a damn theme.

The Sept 24 was going to feature music from videos directed by Spike Jonze
but I ran out of time so that will become part of the next show. The
beginning of fall set filled out nicely even getting a phone in request
that was part of the theme.

Although the next show will be smack dab in the middle of Oktoberfest I
figure nobody would want to admit knowing any polka songs (however I will
be starting the show with the ultimate Oktoberfest song Blitzkrieg Polka
by the Wet Spots). So instead we are going to the squared circle, as we
are attending a sneak preview of Fight Club tonight. If you have any
suggestions about songs related to fighting or the like send them along.



Fireball XL5 Setlist Sept 24, 1999

TALK-Theme
The Sadies - I tried not to
The Sweater Girls - Scientific
Rocket Science - Going Through
Pushing Daisies - Walk out the Door
The Frantics - Mrs. G **Raisa Gorbachev passing away
TALK
Shannon Lyon - Today
James Hall & worship and praise - King of Glory
Saint Etienne - Leafhound
Leftfield - Afrika Shox
TALK
Rankin Family - Tell My Ma **Just announced break up
They Might be Giants - Whistling in the Dark **George C. Scott passing away
Pansy Division - He could be the one **playing in the area
Lloyd Cole - Chelsea Hotel **L. Cohen 65th B-day
Leonard Cohen - Suzanne **ditto
TALK (Michelle's 80s set)
Gene Loves Jezebell - Desire
Roxy Music - Dance Away
Echo & the bunnymen - Lips like Sugar
Depeche Mode - Just Can't get enough
New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
TALK (Beginning of fall set)
Blinker the Star - September Already (request)
Big Star - September Gurls
Johnathan Richman - The Summer Feeling
Lloyd Cole - Unhappy Song
Earth, Wind and Fire - September
Matthew Good Band - Hello Time bomb
JFK and the Conspiritors - Tell me Baby
TALK
Parachute Club - Love and Compasion


Saturday, September 11, 1999

September 10, 1999


First off a shameless plug, I'm going to be participating in the Terry Fox
Run this Sunday Sep 19, obviously the money raised is for cancer research,
if you would like to sponsor me for any amount it would be much
appreciated.

Now back to the radio show, we didn't have a theme as it was only a week
after the last show, however we took the opportunity to play a set of
bands who are playing in the area in the near future (or as of now, the
recent past). If anybody on the list wants to go to Guelph to see either
of the shows at the Trash in the next few weeks I'll drive.

Fireball XL5 will return on Sept 24, just after the official end of
summer, so hey that's a good enough theme for me, if you know any songs
about the end of summer or about the fall send them along.


Fireball XL5 Setlist Sept 10, 1999

TALK-Theme
Emm Gryner - Disco Lights
Spackle - Take That Ride
The Dalai Lamas - Lift it up
Guy Smiley - Funnel Vision
Don Renks - Hornet
TALK
The Cure - Purple Haze (request)
Dar Williams - The End of the Summer (request)
Solar Twins - Rock the Casbah
Belle & Sebastian - Slow Graffiti
Lo Fidelity All Stars - Vision Incision
TALK (upcoming concerts)
Magnetic Fields - All the Umbrellas in London (Lee's Palace - Sep 15)
Chicklet - Let Me Go (My Own Way) (Horseshoe - Sep 21)
Cibo Matto - Stone (Lee's Palace - Sep 12)
Pansy Division - I Really Wanted You (Trash - Sep 23)
Bruce Cockburn - Mama Just Wants to Barrelhouse All Night Long (Waterloo -
Oct 1)
Planet Smashers - Super Orgy Porno Party (Trash - Sep 28)
TALK
Meat Beat Manifesto - She's Unreal
PM Dawn - You Got Me Floatin'
Blur - She's so High
Boo Radleys - Skyscraper
Judy Bats - Jive Talkin'
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Otherside
Julie Doiron & the Wooden Stars - Dance Music
TALK
Moby - Honey



Friday, September 3, 1999

September 3, 1999

I have to get this list out early as Charlene and I are switching slots,
so Michelle and I are on this week (Sept 10) and Charlene will be on the
next week. (for those of you keeping score at home).

This means I have nothing planned for the show, however it is the end of
frosh week here on campus, so if any of you have any interesting memories
of your frosh week, or any songs which stand out in your mind from that
time send them along. Or if anybody who is within travelling distance
wants to be on the show today that would be cool as well.

The Sept 3 show featured a couple of sets about the band Unrest, but even
more about its front man Mark Robinson. He is from Washington, DC and
started a band in high school with friend Phil Krauth called Unrest in the
early 80s, then in 1991 they added bassist Bridget Cross. The band
released 3-5 albums depending on your definition of albums and EPs. After
splitting in 1994, Mark and Bridget reformed a year later as Air Miami and
released just one album. Then Mark joined with a couple of other
musicians and released an album covering old show tunes under the name
Grenadine. His latest project is the band Flin Flon which released the
ablum A-OK last year (all the songs are named after Canadian Cities) and
according to the Teenbeat website (www.teenbeatrecords.com) are releasing
another one this month. By the way Robinson also founded and runs the
teenbeat record label.

We also played some songs associated with camping as Michelle and I went
on a canoe trip to Algonquin Park a few weeks back.


Fireball XL5 Setlist Sept 3, 1999

TALK-Theme
Rocket Science - More than I should
Guy Smiley - When we went to shows
Plasticine - Something to someone
Punching Nuns - I-94
TALK
Legion of Green Men - Eternal Opuscules
Barry White - Slow Your Roll
Lo Fidelity All Stars - Pony Pressure
Chicklet - White Flag
Moby - Run On
TALK (Unrest set)
Unrest - Cath Carrol
Unrest - Isabel
Unrest - Teenage Suicide
Grenadine - Philco
Air Miami - Definitely Beachy
Flin Flon - Buffalo Narrows
TALK
Cath Carrol & Steve Albini - King Creole **from Elvis tribute album
The Sixths - Peurto Rico Way **features Robinson on vocals
Luna - City Kitty **released on Teenbeat (1 single)
Barbra Manning - Blood of Feeling **released on Teenbeat (1 album)
Cold Cut - Atomic Moog 2000 (request)
TALK
Odds - Wendy under the stars **suggested by Kenton
War Wagon - West wind and jack pine
Pretty Green - Swimming Song
Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun
TALK
Ashley MacIssac - Little House Around the Corner Jig **suggested by John