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, December 22, 2000

December 22, 2000

It seems like so long ago but this was our Christmas show, the nature
of the show is to play a lot of repeats from past years, hence I have
noted the songs that made their debut on this Christmas show. The most
exciting new release was from Mint records out of Vancouver, it was a
5 song vinyl single with one of my favourite new Christmas songs:
Dave N' Megan's I Wanna Kiss you this Christmas.

Today's show (January 5) is going to be the Official Fireball XL5
best of 2000 show, the name says it all. However, at the time I'm
writing this I still haven't finalized my top 4 for the year. I'm
also still looking for your top 3 picks of the year, so if you haven't
got back to me you still have a chance to voice your opinion and send
my your favourite top 3 releases of the year.

Fireball XL5 Setlist December 22/ 2000

TALK-Theme
Los Straightjackets - Sleigh Ride (C)
Chet Baker - Winter Wonderland
Clarence Carter - Backdoor Santa
John Southworth - Space Age Santa (C)
Grenadine - Jingle Bells
Jaymz Bee & the Royal Jelly Orchestra - Carol of the Bells (C)
TALK
Julianna Hatfield - Make it Home
Holy Cole Trio - 2000 Miles (C)
Jane Sibery - Are you Burning Little Candle (C)
Aimee Mann & Michael Penn - Christmastime
Luscious Jackson - Queen of Bliss
TALK
The Wedding Present - Stepping Into Christmas
Mack Rice - Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin' (N)
RUN DMC - Christmas in Hollis
Dandy Warhols - Little Drummer Boy
The Odds - King of Orient (C)
TALK
The Pogues - Fairytale of New York
Shane MacGowan - Christmas Lullaby
Fountains of Wayne - Man in the Santa Suit
Wonderful World of Joey - What Sweet Child O' mine is this
The Naked & the Dead - Ornament (C) (N)
The Flaming Lips - Christmas at the Zoo
TALK (Mint records EP - except for the Fountains of Wayne)
Carolyn Mark & her roomates - Christmas Song (C) (N)
Duotang - Old Man Davies Christmas Kingdom (C) (N)
Fountains of Wayne - I Want an Alien for Christmas
The Evaporators - Who are you? (C) (N)
Dave N' Megan - I Wanna Kiss you this Christmas (C) (N)
The SnowGlobe-lins - Christmas Dog (C) (N)
TALK
Aztec Camera - Walk into Winter (N)

(N) Denotes a christmas song we never played before

Friday, December 8, 2000

December 8, 2000

Not that any of you will get this before the next show, in fact many
of you are probably reading this in the new year (or ignoring it in
the new year as the case may be). But I wanted to say that I actually
got this out before the next show, which of course will be the
Christmas show on December 22.

As well, it is the end of the year, so the show after this one will be the official
Fireball XL5 Best of 2000. This means I need some audience participation, so I would like everybody to send in their best 3 albums of the year 2000.

Merry Christmas to all my loyal listeners! Thanks for making this
the best year of Fireball XL5 ever.

Fireball XL5 Setlist December 8/ 2000

TALK-Theme
Paul McLeod - Little Mary (C)
Corn Sisters - The Sea or the Ocean (C)
The New Pornographers - To Wild Homes (C)
Twist - Peaceful Sounds (C)
The Vagrants - Group Therapy (C)
TALK (Frank's leftovers from the 10th anniversary show)
Jerry Jerry and the Sons of Rhythm Orchestra - Free Love (C)
Grevious Angels - Friday Night (C)
Brenda Baker - Sex and the Bomb (C)
Ray Charles - That Thing Called Love (C)
Hard Rock Minors - Third Person
TALK
Pizzacato Five - A Perfect World
Johnny Cash - One
New Order - Sister Ray
Chemical Brothers - Music Response
TALK
Belle and Sebastian - A space boy dream
Arab Strab - The Week Never Starts round here
Yo La Tengo - Our Way to fall
King Cobb Steelie - Mayday (C)
Erykah Badu - In Love with You
Aimee Mann - Nothing is Good Enough
PJ Harvey - this Mess Were In
TALK
Kurt Swinghammer - Tammy Left Town (C)


(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Friday, November 24, 2000

November 24, 2000

It was everything you could hope for in a tenth anniversary show: good music, good talk, good friends, and of course CAKE! I was very happy with the 5 hour Fireball XL5 Tenth anniversary Extravaganza.

I of course have to thank Jayson, Derek, Sari, Peter, Shannon, Mark, and Cath for coming out to personally join in the celebration. The show was designed to start in the recent past and then slowly work our way until the start of the 90s when my history on CKMS began. Even though the show was 5 hours long I still didn't have enough time to play everything so there will probably be future sets picking up the remaining bits from this show.

And if you listen to one thing (which is probably more than most people will check out) the crazy version of the 10th anniversary theme when it skipped in the CD player at 112 minutes into the show.


10 Anniversary Extravaganza Setlist

TALK - Theme (Frank and Michelle talking about the upcoming show)
John Southworth - Food or Feminine (C)
The New Pornographers - The slow descent into alcoholism (C)
The dinner is Ruined - Ray Charles Party (C)
Blur - There's no other way
Fatboy Slim - Talking bout my baby
TALK (Frank and Michelle talk about people who have played in Waterloo recently)
Paul McLeod - Giants (C)
Ron Sexsmith & the Uncool - In this Love (C)
Swinghammer - Tammy left Town (C)
snack! - Fool (C)
King Cobb Steelie - Home (C)
TALK (my Spirit of the West spotlight)

Spirit of the West - John Goodman (C)
Spirit of the West - Political (C)

Spirit of the West - Venus is Sinking (C)
Spirit of the West - Armstrong & the Guys (C) ** See Note 1
Lyle Lovett - Ain't it something
TALK (Michelle and I go a further back in the 90s)

Looper - Burning Flies
Belle & Sebastian - Summer Wasting
Mercury Rev - Hudson Line

Billy Bragg & Wilco - Hesitating Beauty
DOA - Death to the Multinationals (C)
JFK & the Conspirators - Tell me Baby (C)

TALK (joined by Jayson laughing about the CD skipping)
Throwing Muses - Freeloader
Jale - Allready (C)
Pavement - Shady Lane

Cibo Matto - Sugar Water
Liz Phair - Jealousy
Cub - Way to Go (C)

Watchmen - Boneyard Tree (C)
TALK (Michelle went to pick up Derek and Sari so I played stuff she wouldn't like)
Pet Shop Boys - Wouldn't normally do this kind of thing
Rawlins Cross - Colleen (C)

Uische Baetha - Whose Child is this? (C)
Boo Radleys - Barney & me
Dinosaur Jr. - Start Choppin
TALK (Just Jayson and me killing time)
Belly - Slow Dog
Sugar - Hoover Dam

Hard Rock Miners - Whiskey, Whiskey (C)

Skydiggers - Accusations (C)
Jonathan Richman - I was dancing at the Lesbian Bar
Stompin Tom Connors - Jolly Jow MacFarland (C)
Sarah McLachlin - Steaming (C)

TALK (joined by Derek, Sari, and Peter, this is Peter's mid-90s set)
Beck - Loser
Beastie Boys - Hey Ladies

Bjork - Big Time Sensuality
World Party - Way Down Now
The Sundays - Here's Where the Story Ends
TALK (joined by Shannon, Derek's John Hymers - World Party story and Imprint Intrepid history)
Cocteau Twins - Heaven & Las Vegas
Trash Can Sinatras - Obscurity Knocks

Crash Vegas - Smoke (C)
Lowest of the Low - Salesmen, Cheats, and Liars (C)
Sloan - 500 Up (C)
TALK (Report from the Lowest of the Low reunion gig and a discussion of Toronto music venues, start of Derek's set)
Mercury Rev - Something for Joey
Johnny Cash - The Mercy Seat
Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek - Move Something
War Wagon - West Wind & Jack Pine (C)
TALK (joined by Mark and Cath, reminiscing about Phil's with everybody)
The Farm - Groovy Train
Jesus Jones - International Bright Young Thing
James - Laid

Dee-Lite - Grove is in the Heart
NomeansNo - Rags & Bones (C)
TALK (final talking bit with everybody when sum up my 10 years at CKMS)
Afrika Baambaataa and the Soulsonic Force - Renegades of Funk

Note 1: Played for Rob Armstrong whose father was the chief of Weights and Measures of Canada.

(C) - Denotes Canadian Content

Friday, November 10, 2000

November 10, 2000

*******************************************************************
AN INVITATION

TO THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY FIREBALL XL5
EXTRAVAGANZA

Live on the radio : 6 to 11 pm Friday, November 25

Live at the radio station: also 6 to 11 pm Friday, November 25
(we'll have food/snacks and some drinks)

On the Internet: Coming soon to www.live365.com a constant
rebroadcast of the 10th anniversary show

*******************************************************************

OK so it's not really the tenth anniversary of this particular show
but it has been around 10 years that I've been on CKMS, starting out
way back when I called it the Frank and Friends show, going to
Wackyland, a brief 8 month hiatus, then the not so cool wagon show
and finally settling on Fireball XL5 for the last while.

I've been listening to tapes of my old shows, some of the talking
bits are hilarious. I'm recording some of them to play during the
10th anniversary extravaganza along with music that will try to
capture the atmosphere of those old shows.

Its been a long hard 10 years but with a lot of perseverance and
hard work I've been able to make it through. However this doesn't
take away from the fact that I can confidently say that going to
CKMS was the worst mistake of my life. Of course I'm joking, I've
make much worst mistakes in my life (for instance making friends
with all of you).

Quickly, this past show never really got into the election or
Remembrance Day themes as I was hoping, but I did stick
with the new release theme for most of the show.


Fireball XL5 Setlist November 10/ 2000

TALK-Theme
New Pornographers - Letter from an occupant (C)
The Cash Brothers - Near to Me (C)
Forgotten Rebels - The American in me (C)
Transylvania 500 - That's why we built the robot (C)
The Rheostatics - Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (C) **See Note 1
TALK
Ape Sounds - Monster
Libroness - Face on Backwards
Underworld - Something like a mama
Liquid Bass - Nemesis
David Sinclair - Calle Seco de Lucena
Kid Koala - Fender Bender ** Request from Zac
Jazmini - Don't Push
Yo La Tengo - Big Day Coming
Merle Haggard - Bareback
Gomez - Flavors
Sara Lee - Grace
TALK (Michelle's Endearing records set - www.endearing.com)
Salteens - Nice Day (C)
Plum Tree - Hello Again (C)
B'Ehl - What it's like (C)
Joel Plasket - I'd Rather be Deadly than Dead (C)
Ron Sexsmith - Thinking out loud (C)
Paul MacLeod - Giants (C)
Local Rabbits - Cure Me (C)
Tom Waits - Rains on me
TALK
Ron Hawkins & the Rusty Nails - Bite Down Hard (C)

Note 1: This show was on the 25th anniversary of the sinking of the
Edmund Fitzgerald so I thought it appropriate to play the whole 8
minute song. For more info see: cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/wxwise/fitz.html

(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Remember the Fireball XL5 Homepage: www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/frseglen

Friday, October 27, 2000

October 27, 2000

This was of course the scary Halloween show, as well as playing
scary music I also read some scary stories, well at least I thought
they were scary, I got them from the internet just before the show
and it turns out they weren't that good. One of them had rather
bad grammar and had weird sexual imagery at some parts:
http://members.tripod.lycos.nl/iche/
The other one was just pretty stupid:
http://www.themoonlitroad.com/sopdoll/sopdoll_page001.html
Next year I'll need some pre-planning.

My big announcement is that on November 24 Fireball XL5 will be taking
over the airwaves from 6 to 11 pm to celebrate my personal 10 year anniversary on
CKMS. I'm going to try and find as many clips as I can from my years
on the radio and of course play music from each year. I'm also trying
to get as many of my former co-hosts to appear on the show. As well
it looks like CKMS probably won't be webcasting by then but I'm going to
do my best to get the anniversary show on the internet. More details
on this later.

For this week's show I want to concentrate on mostly new releases
as I seem to have been neglecting them the last few shows. But there
are also a couple of other ideas I had for sets these being the
crazy election in the states and the upcoming ones in Canada, as
well the show will be the day before Remembrance Day.


Fireball XL5 Setlist Oct 27/ 2000

TALK-Theme
Count Floyd - The Gory Story of Debbie & Dwayne (C)
3D Invisibles - Skeletons in Your Closet (C)
The Zombie Surfers - Surfin' Zombie (C)
Colour Me Psycho - Sinister Urge (C)
Cub - Killed by Death (C)
Depeche Mode - Death's Door
TALK
The Fleshtones - I was a Teenage Zombie
Harry Reser & the Radio All-stars - Mysterious Moe
Warren Zevon - Warewolves of London
Ramones - Pet Semetarey
Ministry - Everyday is Halloween
Oingo Boingo - Dead Man's Party
TALK
The Smiths - Cemetary Gates
Nick Cave - Henry Lee
Siouxie & the Banshees - Peek a Boo
Bauhaus - Belle Lugosi's Dead
Acid Test - Mr. Skin (C)
Shuffledemons - Funkin' Pumpkin (C)
TALK
Stevie Wonder - Superstition


(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Friday, October 13, 2000

October 13, 2000

If you know anything about me or the show you know that the first
set during Oktoberfest is going to be all polka. Of course starting with
the Wetspots and a song that should be played at the end of every
Oktoberfest celebration, as it mentions Kitchener and
Walter Ostenak and has the chorus EI EI O.

After that I played the Rheostatics as not only were they playing that
night at the Bombshelter on campus, but Dave Bidini was doing a talk
about his book "On a Cold Road". The book is part diary of when the
Rheostatics opened on a Tragically Hip cross country tour, part of a
history of the Rheostatics, and part recollections of other Canadian
musicians and their musical experiences. During each of the announce
break I read a few selections from the book, it's quite good and I
recommend it to anyone interested in the Canadian music scene.

There was also the Friday the 13th set, which is a preview of this
week's show: the very scary Halloween show. Michelle and I
will play the music
of warewolves and demons and hell to get you into the spirit of the
season. Send along any suggestions you have for the show.

And a couple of glaring omissions from the show, first off Steven F.
mentioned that however cliche it is Neil Young's
harvest moon would have been appropriate. He spent the night
sitting "in a friend's hot tub,
smoking cigars, enjoying a cold beer while starting at the moon". And
as it got up to 19 degrees that day (for confirmation check out:
weather.uwaterloo.ca/data.htm) I was thinking about playing Beat
Happening's "Indian Summer". Missed oportunities. But as the
scheduled temperature is 20 tomorrow maybe I'm still in luck.


Fireball XL5 Setlist Oct 13/ 2000

TALK-Theme
The Wetspots - Blitzkrieg Polka (C)
Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper - Polka Polka
The Romaniacs - Estacy of the Martyr (C)
Polkacide - Favorite Polka
The Dutchmasters - Fireman's Polka
TALK
The Rheostatics - Sweet Beautiful and mine (C)
Fan Tan Alley - I heard a Lie (C)
The Nation - Book of Losers (C)
Urban Surf Kings - Tango El pollo (C)
Jolly Llamas - Jenna's Vegan Docs (C)
King Cobb Steelie - Lady Toronto (C)
TALK (Friday the 13th set)
Warren Zevon - Warewolves of London
3D Invisibles - Friday the 13th
Mudhoney - Halloween
Damon and Naomi - Judah the the Maccabees
Jimi Hendrix - Loverman
Theivery Corporation - Focus on Sight
The New Deal - Dopamine (C)
TALK
Flaming Lips - Waiting for Superman
Liz Phair - Batmobile
Throwing Muses - Bright Yellow Gun
Cub - New York City (C)
Rebecca West - Absolute Fact (C)
Jale - Ali (C)
Dinosaur Jr. - Start Chopin'
TALK
Pixies - Monkey Gone to Heaven

(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Friday, September 29, 2000

September 29, 2000

The show was a mix of a feature on the Sixths and the Olympics. The
Sixths are a side project of Stephin Merritt the man behind one of my
favourite bands: the Magnetic Fields. The latest Sixths album is called
"Hyacinths and Thistles" (Merritt likes to have tongue twisters as album
titles for the Sixths) and features Momus, Bob Mould, Niel Hannon, Gary
Numan, Marc Almond and other semi-famous alternative singers. I played
three songs by the Sixths and then one from the other band the singer
is from. Overall this album isn't as catchy as the first one (called
Wasp's Nests) and features some songs that are hard to listen to, but
there enough gems to make it worthwhile. The set ended with another Merritt side project
The Future Bible Heroes with a song called I'm Lonely (and I Love it)
that features the best line I've heard in a while "I can almost laugh
at all the times you made me cry". If you count each CD in his
Magnetic Fields Box set it means Merritt has released 5
CDs in the last year.For those of you still interested
in more about all that is Merritt check out www.houseoftomorrow.com

I also thought my Olympic set was pretty inventive, helped along by
a suggestion by Pauline.

As the show this week will be during the middle of KWs favourite festival
Oktoberfest I'll doing my annual traditional set of polka music to start off the
show. I also see that it will be Friday the 13th, I don't know what to play
for that, but if you have any ideas send them along.

Fireball XL5 Setlist Sept 29/ 2000

October Crisis - Everyday
TALK-Theme
The Jolly Llamas - 51st State(C) (request from Steven F.)
New Model Army - 51st State
Scratching Post - Kep Looking my Way (C)
The Candidates - Barley Bruised (C)
Mary's Fire - Never Been to LA (C)
Elevator - Two Peoples (C)
TALK (The Sixths feature)
The Sixths - He Didn't Featuring Bob Mould of ...
Sugar - If I Can't Change Your Mind
The Sixths - Kissing Things Featuring Sarah Cracknell of ...
St. Etienne - Heart Failed in the Back of Taxi
The Sixths - You You You You You Featuring Katharine Whalen of ...
Squirrel Nut Zippers - Anything But Love
Future Bible Heroes - I'm Lonely (and I Love it)
TALK (Olympic Set)
Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet - Faster Santa Claus, Ho (C) Faster
Black Grape - Get Higher Higher
Strong Like Tractor - Protoype (C) Stronger
Beck - Loser Losers
Scott Joplin - The Easy Winners Winners
Rockin' Sidney - Mardi Gras Zydeco In Sydney
TALK
Moby - Cecil B. Demented Opening Credit Theme
Underworld Live - Jumbo (C)
Visonary - Rising (C)
Sulphur - 9 out of 10
Atomic Cosmonaut - Cowboy (C)
TALK
Dimitri From Paris - Le Moogy Reggae **See Note 1

Note 1: Dimitri played at the Warehouse/Orange Room in Toronto last
Friday, however a rave show is different from a Rock'N'Roll show in
that we stayed until 1:30 am and he still wasn't on, I heard that he
started 2 am and stayed on till 4:30 am.

Friday, September 15, 2000

September 15, 2000

With this setlist I'm trying to address the problem of having too
many people in the header of the e-mail. So this week hopefully you
don't see any of the other names and it will look neater. However,
this also means that you don't know how many people are still on the
list, maybe everyone else has dropped out and I'm only sending this
to YOU. In fact maybe I don't even do a radio show anymore and I'm
only keeping up this charade as an excuse to send you an e-mail
every 2 weeks. Think about it!

It was Carolyn Mark-mania on this show, I did an interview with
her before her show at the Jane Bond. The interview didn't go very
well, we got along fine, but she just wasn't that talkative. You can
hear the interview for yourself at the following link:
moses.uwaterloo.ca/~frseglen/FireballXL5/sounds/carolyn_mark_small.ram

As a bonus when listening see
if you can count all the times I say "cool" or "very cool", I'm such
a loser. All the songs I played between interview bits were songs or artists
we talked about during the interview.

The Carolyn Mark show was great by the way, very energenic just having a lot of fun on
stage goofing with her band. At one point the drummer's mother who was in
the audience came on stage and spanked him with a wooden spoon because he
broke somebody's glass, now there is something you don't see at a
concert everyday.

For this week's show on September 29 I'll be playing selections
by Magnetic Fields frontman Stephin Merrit's other pursuits The
Sixths. He writes the songs and gets famous alternative people
to sing them, I'll have more on that in the next setlist.

As well the Olympics are winding down and I should have probably
thought of this two weeks ago but what the heck, everybody can
send in their Olympic related songs.


Fireball XL5 Setlist Sept 15/ 2000

TALK-Theme (The disjointed set)
Skinny Puppy - Who's Laughing Now(C) **See Note 1
Nomeansno - Our Town(C)
Bill Bourne, Lester Quitzar, Madascar Slim(C) - Scarecrow Murders
Quartango - Taquito Militar(C)
TALK (The smooth flowing set)
Thievery Corporation - Lebenese Blonde
Ashley MacIssac - Sleepy Maggie(C)
Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup
Delerium (Featuring Sarah McLachlin) - Silence(C)
St. Etienne - Don't Back Down
TALK
Carolyn Mark - Not Another Woman(C)
Carolyn Mark Interview Part 1
Neko Case & Her Boyfriends - Whip the Blankets(C)
Carolyn Mark Interview Part 2
Show Business Giants - I Can't Get Russel Johnson off my mind(C)
Carolyn Mark Interview Part 3
Jerry Jerry and the Sons of Rhythmn Orchestra - Venus(C)
Carolyn Mark Interview Part 4
Carolyn Mark - The Way Back(C)
TALK
Jo Mama - Electric Circus or Something(C)
Caffeine - You Spin Me Round
Atomic Cosmonauts - Oscilation
Billy Childish - Can't Love You
The Sixths - He Didn't
TALK
Dinosaur Jr. - Sure Not Over You

Friday, September 1, 2000

September 1, 2000

This show was varied with lots of different sets that are explained
below. Michelle and I were joined by Karen who was there but
never got on the mike,

On Sunday I'll be participating in the Terry Fox run to raise
money for cancer research as part of Team CKMS:
http://www.garryshow.com/teamckms.html
If anyone would like to sponsor me it would be greatly appreciated.

This week's show is very special as I'll be playing an interview
I did last week with west coast artist Carolyn Mark, she is playing
at the Jane Bond on Saturday night and I would recommend it for
everyone. She has been a fixture on the west coast for the last
10 years playing her style of alt-country, she sounds similar to
Neko Case with whom she has also recorded.

I didn't want this to get lost in the shuffle, so I would like to
announce the passing of a good friend a few weeks ago: the Tulane
Restaurant. I was dropped off there after being driven back from
Toronto August 12, and when I entered the restaurant I noticed it
was very bare on the walls, after I ordered the waitress said she
would have to see if they hadn't packed it up because they were
closing the next day. I asked if they were closing for renovations,
but she said that it was for good, apparantly the location is now
so lucrative because of the big box stores that Wendy's is offering
more money for the land than the Tulane could. I thought I might be
the last customer ever, but according to the waitress there were
some people coming for breakfast the next morning (however a menu
did somehow slip into my bag before I left). I think I share
many good memories with the people on this list strolling into the
Tulane at any hour of the day for a bit to eat and it will be
missed. As a side note I passed by the other day and there is
nothing left but a hole in the ground. In honour of the restaurant
I played the song by Jerry Jerry titled "Bad Luck at Tulane".


Fireball XL5 Setlist Sept 1/ 2000

TALK-Theme
Finnigan's Tongue - Cold Summer ** Note 1
The Farrel Brothers - Dragin' Me Down
Garnet Sweathshirt - Curse of the Canadian Rock Star
The Jolly Llamas - Change Our Names
Paul MacLeod - Giants
TALK
Thievery Corporation - Lebanese Blonde ** Note 2
Livehuman - 2AM
The Stone Roses vs Rabbit in the Moon - I Wanna Be Adored
Wildchild - Renegade Master
De La Soul - Squat
TALK
The Sixths - Heaven in a Black Leather Jacket ** Note 3
The Sixths - Falling out of Love with You
The Bats - Land o' Lakes
Luna - Lost in space
The Chills - Song for Randy Newman
Treble Charger - Favorite Worst Enemy
Timber - Ride
Elastica - Mad Dog
Clark - Insufficient Time
TALK
Duran Duran - Girls on Film
Wesley Willis - Girls on Film
Emm Gryner - Lonely Boy
Austin Lounge Lizards - 40 Years old & I'm livin' in My Mom's Garage
Scott Dunbar - Sweet Mama Rollin' Stone
Buffalo Tom - Taillights Fade
TALK
Jerry Jerry and the Sons of Rhythm Orchestra - Bad Luck at Tulane


Note 1: Played because of the colder than usual summer in
southern Ontario this year, ironically on the day of the show it
went above 30 degrees for the first time this year in Waterloo

Note 2: My current favourite song, it could listen to it all the time.

Note 3: The Sixths released their latest album on the Tuesday after
the show, the band is a project of Magnetic Fields front man Stephin
Merrit, he writes the songs and he gets semi-famous alternative
vocalists to sing them. More on them next week.

Friday, August 25, 2000

August 25, 2000

Yes it was the Suvivor show last week, congrats to Jayson and Darrel who tied for
first place in my contest (www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/frseglen/survivor1.htm),
unfortunately for Gen if any of the other 3 of the final 4 would have won she
would have at least had a share of first prize. Incidentally both winners
received a copy of the pocket edition of the SAS Survival Handbook for coming
in first. See if you can see the Survivor connection in both of the specialty sets.

Apart from that nothing particularly special about the rest of the show. I ended
with an Internet request for Ian Drury, also connected with that is a plea for
information about a 60s TV show, see if you can identify the show she is talking
about after the setlist.

Next show is September 1, wow September already.

Fireball XL5 Aug 25/2000

TALK-Theme
Paul Macleod - Broken Wings (C)
Emm Gryner - Summerlong (C)
Holly Cole - Romantically Helpless (C)
Thermocline - Sonic Blonde (C)
Heavy Blinkers - Easy Living (C)
TALK
Cajun Ramblers - Venez a Louisiane (C)
Quartango - Palomita Blanca (C)
Moscow Chamber Orchestra - Concerto in Bflat
Oscar Peterson - Lulu's Back in Town (C)
TALK (General Suvivor set)
Survivor - Eye of the Tiger
Kool and the Gang - Jungle Boogie
Liz Phair - Stuck on an Island
Radio Free Vestibule - Something's Wrong with Gilligan's Island
China Crisis - Working with fire and Steel
Dead Kennedy's - Holiday in Cambodia
TALK (Specific Suvivor Set)
Village People - In the Navy
The Clash - Rudie Can't Fail
Specials - Message to you Rudy
SF Seals - Baby Blue
Scott Thompson - I'm Gay (C)
Jerry Jerry and the Sons of Rhythmn Orchestra - Runaway Lane (C)
TALK
Elastica - How he wrote Elastica Man
The Fall - Good-box
Treble Charger - Armerican Psycho (C)
Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag
Cub - Vacation (C)
Jesus and Mary Chain - Sometimes Always
Dig Circus - 18 Indians (C) **See Note 1
TALK
Ian Drury and the Blockheads - Wake up and Make Love to me ** See Note 2

(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Note 1:

Played for the Waterloo Busker Festival last weekend just because I remember
seeing Dig Circus busking on the streets of Toronto. The Festival was very
good, but as they didn't have advanced schedules it was hard to see specific
acts and as I results there were a couple I missed that I really wanted to see.

Note 2:

Internet Request from David Bloomfield who just came upon my homepage
while looking for stuff about the original Fireball XL5. Actually
this is the second message I got from random people on the Internet,
here is one I got from Australia, if anyone knows the show she is
talking about please get back to me:

When I was very young (I was born in 1960), my favourite TV program of all
time was one in which a spaceship featured with a female as part of the
crew. The only thing i remember is that the term "Gamma rays On - Delta
rays On" was always used at blast off. My Dad was sure it was Fireball XL5
as he says it was my favourite show, but I've recently watched quite a few
episodes on cable and I've never heard these words spoken. If you can could
you ask your listeners if anyone (or their parents) could tell me what show
it was, as I don't mind telling you this question is driving me to
distraction.

Friday, August 11, 2000

August 11, 2000

I was supposed to have a guest on this show, but due to scheduling
problems I had to do it alone. I did my usual set of Canadian music, most
notobly a selection from the first full length album from local
singer/songwriter Paul MacLeod, titled Close and Play. Along with Paul
the album also features Hawksley Workman playing, producing and Mixing,
it's really good. If you would like a copy for yourself you can order one
from www.maplemusic.com or www.chapters.ca, at the chapters site you used
to able to hear samples from the album but they don't seem to be there
anymore. (I ordered from maplemusic and the CD was at my house within two
days) I ran into Paul at the Hillside music festival a few weeks back and
found out that he is now a full fledged member of the Skydiggers as he is
contributing songs to their next studio album. The Skydiggers song I
played in the first set is from their most recent release which is a live
album.

The second set were just some really good songs that I wanted to hear,
after that I just got funky for the rest of the show boucing between
recent stuff and classics. I was very happy with how it all came
together. I also had time to play a longer song from my friend Steven's
band Geh Nackt, a very cool track called Insulin that reminds me a lot of
the band I ended off with Yo La Tengo. I think it will be a while until
the Geh Nackt album is available on-line.

So my 75 year old mother asked me if I was having a "Survivor Party", this
is a little too freaky so although I'm having people over to watch the
last episode of Suvivor I, nobody is allowed to call it a "Survivor
Party". Everyone is invited and everybody who was in the pool is assumed
to be coming, if you could tell me if your coming that would be cool.
Here's the deal: at 7:00 I'll BBQ for anybody who is there, (the choices
are: chicken, veggie burgers, salmon burgers, or sausages), then at 8:00
we start watching the show. Show up when you want, leave when you want.
No games, No costumes. Of course after the winner is revealed I'll also
be handing out the prize for my survivor pool, the possible scenarios for
the winner(s) are listed on the webpage:
http://www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/frseglen/survivor1.htm

Next show is this Friday August 25, as it is the week of Survivor if you
can of think of anything related to show send it in (Eye of the Tiger is
already a planned so don't send it in).

Fireball XL5 Aug 11/2000

Jerry Jerry and the Sons of Rhythmn Orchestra - Wazoo ** See Note 1
Jaymz Bee - Goosebumps
Astrokick - Anhedonia
Grandaddy - The Crystal Lake
The Skydiggers - Feel you Closer (Live)
Paul MacLeod - Listen Mary
TALK
Tothe International - Momma I'm a Communist
Lush - I wanna be your Girlfriend
Juliana Hatfield - Everbody Loves Me
The Donnas - Hook it Up
Magnetic Fields - the Night you can't remember, the night I can't forget
Billy Idol - Dancing With Myself
TALK
Electronic - Getting Away with it
Monaco - Tender
St. Etienne - Mario's Cafe
Defunkt - Eraserhead
Ivanna Santilli - Doing all the Doing
The Very Corporation - Focus on Sight
The Everymen vs. Lowest Common Denominator - Babycakes
Interstellar - The Casting Couch
TALK
Fembots - DD Drevoir
John Coltraine - Nine Inch Worm
Live Human - Everything Becomes Jellyfish ** See Note 2
OutroLugar - Salome de Hahia
South Pacific - Sound Barrier ** See Note 3
Frank Sinatra - From this moment on
Geh Nackt - Insulin
TALK
Yo La Tengo - Tired Hippo

Note 1: Jerry Jerry played in Vancouver last week to celebrate his
40th birthday, I hope he comes to Ontario soon and that his next
album doesn't suck like his last one.

Note 2: From my current favourite album title "Elefish Jellyphant"

Note 3: South Pacific is playing their last show on August 26 at Lee's
Palace, the drummer is leaving the band after this show

Friday, August 4, 2000

August 4, 2000

Fireball XL5 Setlist August 4, 2000

TALK-Theme
Johnny El Camino (C) - Big
The Jolly Llamas (C) - 51st State
Kinnie Starr (C) - Red
Reset (C) - Pressure
Kevin Westphal (C) - The Gas Song
TALK
Iggy Pop - Real Wild Child (live)
The Dandy Warhols - Sleep
Looper - These Things
Superfunk - Endless Street
R. Kelly - Up & Outta Here (from the Shaft soundtrack)
TALK (for the Queen Mum's 100th Birthday)
Tragically Hip (C) - Ahead by a Century
100 Flowers - All Sexed Up
The Zambonis - Slapshot Love (from the album 100% Hockey)
Supreme Bagg Team (C) - 20th Century Dog Faced Boy
Matthew Sweet - Sick of Myself (from the album 100% fun)
Mule - 100 Years
TALK (7 degrees of Jamyz Bee) Band members (not complete list)
Look People (C) - Stop Making Cheese Jamyz Bee, Great Bob Scott
Jamyz Bee (C) - Havabanana Jamyz Bee, Great Bob Scott
Astrogroove (C) - In the Begining Great Bob Scott, Richard Underhill
Suffle Demons (C) - Yukon Girl Richard Underhill, Mike Murley
Timewarp (C) - Catalyst Mike Murley
TALK
RunDMC - King of Rock ** See Note 1

(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Note 1: RunDMC was featured on Much More Music Behind the Music last
week, the most amazing thing I found out was that when they were first
starting out Darryl McDaniels (DMC) had stage fright so he would polish
off a 40 ouncer of beer before each show. Eventually he got hooked and
was up to 20 40 ouncers every day until he ended up in the hospital and
told that if he kept drinking it would kill him. I also found out that
RUN is now Reverend Run and preaches at his local church. They are
trying to work on an album but DMCs voice is now a lot deeper and he
doesn't want to rap in the RunDMC style anymore. I think this is good,
in fact for me they could have stopped after the King of Rock album.
One of the first "Rock and Roll" shows I ever saw was RunDMC playing
the Diamond club in Toronto in 1986 I was underage and my brother went
with me, that was very nice of him as I don't know if he was that big
of a fan of the band, I must thank him for that.

Friday, July 14, 2000

July 14, 2000

Fireball XL5 Setlist July 14, 2000

TALK-Theme
St. Etienne - Heart Failed (in the back of a taxi)
Mean Red Spiders - Compromise
Looper - Modem Song
Belle & Sebastian - Family Tree
Folk Implosion - Insinuation
Beck - Nicotine & Gravy
G. Love and Special Sauce - Cold Beverage
Planet Smashers - Super Orgy Porno Party (Michelle actually picked this one)
Lambchop - Hellmouth
Danko Jones - Bounce
The Smugglers - Dando Jones' Pants
TALK (Hillside Set)
Ivanna Santilli - Doin' all the doin'
Starling - Don't Deflate
Adrian Raso - When I'm Alone
Skydiggers - November in Ontario
Swinghammer - Dark
Sarah Harmer & Jason Euringer - Stormy Weather
Laura Smith - Matt's Tune
TALK
Air - Sexy Boy
Epsilon Minus - Waster Years (club mix)
Miles Davis - Scrapple from the apple
TALK
Superfunk - back to disco

Friday, July 7, 2000

July 7, 2000

Fireball XL5 Setlist July 7, 2000

TALK-Theme
Tijuana Bibles - Haji (Playing the Jane Bond July 22)
The Gruesomes - Come & See Me (I'm Your Man)
Furnaceface - She Thinks She's Fat
Kinnie Star - Nearer
Jamyz Bee - My Little Red Book
The Gruesomes - You Were Not Using Your Head
TALK
Belle and Sebastian - Waiting for the Moon to Rise
Looper - My Robot
St. Etienne - Downey, CA
Mean Red Spiders - Yes I Call (Playing the Jane Bond July 15)
The Dreaming - Numb (Erin H.'s brother's band)
TALK
Iggy Pop - Candy
Miles Davis - Embraceable You
Maynard Ferguson - To & Fro
Terry Hunter - Sweet Music
Donna Summer - Upside Down
Epsilon Minus - Wasted Years
TALK
Disposible Heros of Hiphoprisy - TV Drug of the Nation
Beastie Boys - Brass Monkey
Beck - Loser
G Love & special Sause - Baby's Got Sauce
Stephen Duffy - Kiss me
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come on Eileen
Duran Durn - Rio
TALK
Yo La Tengo - Let's Save Tony Orlando's House

Friday, June 23, 2000

June 23, 2000

Fireball XL5 Setlist June 23, 2000

TALK-Theme
Huevos Rancheros - Diamond Head
The Weekend - High School America
Furnaceface - The Ballad of Richard Iommi
TALK
Mean Red Spiders - Compromise
South Pacific - Interconnect
Fembots - Cha Cha
The Woodchoper's Association - Dale Don't Worry
The Gruesomes - The Deal
TALK
Weeping Tile - The Grin
Bettie Serveert - What Friends?
Billy Bragg & Wilco - Secret of the Sea
B'Ehl - Geography
Yo La Tengo - You Can Have it All
Cat Power - I Can't Get No
TALK
Louis Prima - Angelina Zoom Zoom
April Stevens - Do it Again
New Order - World in Motion (Request from Shannon)
Beastie Boys - Shadrach
St. Etienne - Boy is Crying
TALK
Supersuckers - Hungover Tonight
Neil Young - Good to See you
Sonic Youth - Renegade Princess
TALK
Moonstarr - Drama

Friday, June 9, 2000

June 9, 2000

Fireball XL5 Setlist June 9, 2000

So much to talk about, firstly about this show, Michelle was
studying for her professional landscape architect exams so I
was alone and had no game plan for the show. In one was it was
lucky then that it was SOCAN day, the day they use the setlists
to figure out how much each artist gets for royalties, but unluckily
SOCAN day means you have to fill in an extra set list with the name
of the composer of the song, sometimes this is not easy. In fact
the only thing I could do the whole show was just keep up with the
lists and getting the next song on. As I want my favourite bands
to get the royalty money a lot of what I played were smaller local
bands. In a reversal of my usual format I played non-Canadian songs
in the first set and all-Canadian from then on.

Second, its time for the CKMS pledge drive Spring for Radio 2000,
this time its going to be a week long rather than one special day.
There are a bunch of events happening in the KW area, you can find
out more at:watserv1.uwaterloo.ca/~ckmsinfo/springfolder/index.html
So each show is expected to raise a certain amount of money so if
you would like to support non-commercial radio in KW you can e-mail
me with a donation amount. Donations over $10 get a tax receipt or
prize (which do include CDs, but only for a donation of $20 or more).

Third, the line up for the Hillside music festival has just been
announced and I for one am quite exicited. Michelle and I have gone
the last 3 years and it is always a good time. Apart from the music
there is also a large craft display, good food from local restaurants,
and workshops on many interesting topics like bike repair, building
a straw house, enviro-camping, building willow furniture, paper
making, polaroid photo art. And there is a bunch of women's issues,
natural healing, hand drumming that I never get into. The festival
takes place at the Guelph Lake just outside of Guelph so you can also
go swimming if it is really hot. Although you can camp there Michelle
and I usually just drive back and forth from Waterloo. Early bird
tickets for the whole weekend are $50 compared to a one day rate of
$35-$40. Some of this year's performers are the Skydigger, Danko
Jones, Ivanna Santilli (my personal favourite, you know that during
her perfomance I'll be centre stage wearing nothing but a rose),
jack soul, john southworth, hawksley workman, andy stochansky, and
more (www.hillside.on.ca). If anybody wants to join us from out of
town you are welcome to stay at our place for the weekend.

Fourth, trip out west was good, cold and rainy in BC, went up
Grouse Mountain, saw a beached whale.


TALK-Theme
Kristen Hersh - Gazebo Tree (played for Charlene's birthday)
Tito Puente - Mambo Gallego (he passed away this week thanks
Belle and Sebastian - The Model for the suggestion from Onita)
Juliana Hatfield - Don't Rush Me
Juliana Hatfield - Using You
TALK
Show Business Giants - The Other side of Mr. Sulu
Carolyn Mark - The Way Back
Jerry Jerry and the Sons of Rhythmn Orchestra - Downhearted
Hark Rock Miners - Old Vancouver Town
The Gruesomes - You're not the boss of me
TALK (band who have or are about to play the Jane Bond)
Cecil Seaskull - 2E
Fembots - Ice Cream
Finnigan's Tongue - Maggie Moyer
Ron Sexsmith - Summer Blowin' Town
Paul MacLeod - Black Boys on Modpeds
TALK
Dead Cats - Tough Enough
CUB - Isabel
Jale - Allready
B'Ehl - My Favourite Part
The Obvious - Kiss the Moon
TALK
Huevos Rancheros - Beach Blanket Blackout ** See note 1
Chicklet - Superficial
Local Rabbits - This Lengthly Glance
Grievous Angels - Last Room on the Left Ramore Hotel
Legion of Green Men - Constellation
TALK
The 10 Commandments - Not True


Note 1: I played this song because I had made huevos Rancheros the
night before its really easy (not the recipie I used but I'm too
lazy to type it out):

Title: Huevos Rancheros
Categories: Mexican, Eggs
Yield: 6 servings

8 Eggs
4 Inch corn tortillas
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 c Salsa, heated
1 c Shredded low-fat Monterey
-Jack cheese (4 ounces)

Fry eggs in a nonstick skillet or poach in a microwave oven.
Meanwhile, lightly brush tortillas with water, wrap in paper towels
an microwave on high (100 percent power) 30 seconds. Place an egg on
each tortilla, season with salt and pepper, top with salsa and
sprinkle with cheese.

Friday, May 19, 2000

May 19, 2000

Fireball XL5 Setlist May 19, 2000

Before the show Michelle had many grand ideas for sets and with Garth
coming on I figured I wouldn't need to pick out any music. But as our
patio delivery occured on Friday afternoon (patio
update:www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/frseglen/patio.htm) Michelle didn't show up
until right at the end. And as Garth was just coming from work the only
CD he had was the one playing in his car - Arcwelder.

But the Arcwelder led into a set by fellow Minneapol band Husker Du and
its derivatives. Garth also picked out a lot from the new release section
of the library. In our first talking segment we discussed the difference
between a front end loader and a bulldozer, now that's good radio.

I'm leaving tomorrow for 2 weeks for a combination of conferences and
holiday time to Banff-Victoria-Vancouver, Michelle is coming out next week
for the holiday time in Vancouver. We will be visiting my family and our
friend Allison.

All I know about the next show is that it will be on June 9 after we get
back from out west.

(I had a suggestion to mark the Canadian songs on the setlist, I used (C)
but I don't know if I like that symbol)

Fireball XL5 Setlist May 19/2000

TALK - Theme
Janice Hall - Long Way Home (C)
Mike Short - Ry's Trailer (C)
Shecky Forme - Cartoon of a Rabbit (C)
Huevos Rancheros - Wild Turkey Surprise (C)
Pato Feo - Heart of Glass (C)
TALK
Arc Welder - Never the Same
Husker Du - Standing in the Rain
Grant Hart - Anything
Bob Mould - Can't Fight it
Sugar - Needle Hits E
TALK
OMD - Genetic Engineering
The Queers - I Wanna Know (out of 14 songs the only one I can play
The Slackers - Keep Him Away during the daytime, but I like their sound)
Nightmares on Wax - Morse
Sonic Youth - Renegade Princess
TALK
Jerry Jerry and the Sons of Rhythm Orchestra - Bad Luck at Tulane (C)
Giant Sand - Shiver
Shannon Lyon - The Hobo Song (C)
Starling - Delusional (C)
New Wet Kojak - Love Career
War Wagon - Dead Soldier (C) (wonder why we played this song?)
TALK
Pet Shop Boys - Go West (because that's where we're going)
The Cure - Boy's Don't Cry(because we finally saw the movie this week)

Saturday, May 13, 2000

May 13, 2000

Fireball XL5 Setlist May 12, 2000

TALK-Theme
White Courtesy Phone - Better
Giant Sand - Punishing Sun
Wilco - Via Chicago
Carolyn Mark - Edmonton
Hank Engel & the hossier Daddies - Ruin your life
TALK
L'Etranger - Wrestling with the nice stuff
Interview Clip 1
Grievous Angels - Saturday Night in a Laundromat (Toute La Gang)
Interview Clip 2
Grievous Angels - Kapuskasing Highway Song (One Job Town)
Interview Clip 3
Grievous Angels - A Mile Outside of Kirkland (Watershed)
Interview Clip 4
Grievous Angels - Johnny Mac (Waiting for the Cage)
TALK (Jayson and Onita's combined set)
Harry Conick Jr. - Next Door Blues
Astrogroove - Moonlink
Kristian Alexandrov - Balkan's Fairytale
Superjelly - Born in a Storm
Wayne O'maha - Palermo
TALK
B'Ehl - Waiting for June
Lemonheads - Ruderless
Len - Feelin' Alright
Built to Spill - The Plan
TALK
Yo La Tengo - Saturday

Friday, May 5, 2000

May 5, 2000

Fireball XL5 Setlist May 5, 2000

TALK-Theme
Michelle McAdorey - On a Friends being insulted
Grievous Angels - That was then
Contageous - Changes
Starling - Everything in the World
Groovy Aardvark - I feel Love
TALK
Yo La Tengo - Let's Save Tony Orlando's House
Cracker - Shake some action
The Sycamores - Props to Benny Hinn
The Sycamores - Frosh Week
Built to Spill - Step the Show
They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse in your Soul
Music from the Mist - Early one Morning
TALK
Ivanna Santilli - Cramel Sky
Bass is Bass - Funkmobile
Slave to the Square Wave - Transister
The Farm - Groovy Train
Originals - Down to Love Town
TALK
Tragically Hip - My Music @ Home
The Dreaming - Painted Birds
Janis Ian - God & the FBI
White Courtesy Phone - Car
Astogrove - In the Beginning
Shecky Forme - You'll nee a Telescope
TALK
Magnetic Fields - Come Back to San Francisco

Saturday, April 22, 2000

April 22, 2000

Fireball XL5 Setlist April 22, 2000

TALK-Theme
Jerusha Rocket Science

Scarborough RT Moonstarr

So Nice (Summer Samba) Bebel Gilberto

Shri Durga (FunDaMental DJ Cheb i Subbah
Organic Chill Mix)

Like Someone In Love Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra

Did I Imagine You Dot Allison


Fait D'Accompli (ext) Curve

Only When I Lose Myself
(Gus Gus Long Play Mix) Depeche Mode

One in 10 Words Spoons

Saviour Moev

Esja Gus Gus

They Made Me Do It Tachichi and DJ Moves

Somebody's Watching Me Rockwell

Standing in the Shadows Barry White
of Love

The Border (live) Gregory Issacs

Romy Twilight Circus Sound System

I'm Old Fashioned John Coltrane

Interlude 3 The Persuasions

Defenceless (Thievery Waldeck
Corporation Remix)

Mr. Telephone Man New Edition

Sun Goddess Nicholas Payton


TALK

Friday, April 7, 2000

April 7, 2000

Fireball XL5 Setlist April 7, 2000

TALK-Theme
Clifton Chenier - All Night Long
BooZoo Chavis - Zydeco HeeHaw
Deja Voodoo - Too Cool to Live Too Smart to Die
Whole Lotta Milka - Good Time Charlie
Akuma - Here Comes the Rain Again
TALK
Beastie Boys - Fight for your right to party
Seven Year Itch - Stranger
Strong Like Tractor - Mean
The Wedding Present - Swimming Pools, Movie Stars
Sugar - Gee Angel
Yo La Tengo - Little Honda
TALK
Christopher Just - I'm a Disco Dancer
Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force - Renegades of Funk
Public Transit Recordings - Polyrhythms
Moby - Bodyrock
Housemartins - Happy Hour
TALK
The Loud Family - Years of wrong impressions
KonKan - Harry Houdini
Rankin Family - Tell My Ma
Razorbacks - It's Saturday Night
The Jam - In the City
B'Ehl - Pink Star
TALK
Colour Me Psycho - Six Foot Jane
Anthrax - Got the Time
The Ramones - KKK Took my Baby Away
SF Seals - Day 12
Scratching Post - Get with the Program
TALK
Modern Lovers - I Wanna Sleep

Friday, March 24, 2000

March 24, 2000

This show was a lot of fun, we were able to get through the whole show
sticking with the theme of songs about people. Making it better was a
last minute visit by the Ambassador (otherwise know as Peter Brown)
who has recently switched allegiances and came to tell us about it.
In talks with the Ambassador, I realized that "songs about people" has
a very broad definition, so the final criteria was that the song had
to be about someone who is known outside of that song and could be a
real person or fictional character, here are some examples to make it
clearer:

Bad Bad Leroy Brown - No, because the character only exits in the song
Bobby Peru - Yes, a fictional movie character known outside of the song

We might have to revist this theme as there were still songs we hadn't
played after the 2 hours was up. See if you know who all the songs are
about.

For this week's show (April 7) I'm doing something that helped me stay
awake back in "the day" when I was on late Friday nights: Kicking Songs,
ie. songs that make you feel like turning up the stereo and dance around.
Although, I generally don't have a problem staying up till 8:00 pm
these days, I've had a long week recovering from a volleyball tournament
last week and having a project due tomorrow.

Send along any suggestions you might have.


Fireball XL5 Setlist March 24, 2000

TALK-Theme
Billy Bragg and Wilco - Ingrid Bergman
Grievous Angels - Bill Birilko Song
Stomin' Tom - Lady, KD Lang
Swinghammer - Karen Magnussen Song
Arrogant Worms - Celine Dion
TALK
Dik Van Dykes - Klaus Barbie (a band and a song with a
They Might Be Giants - James K. Polk person in the title)
The Frantics - Miss G (about Risa Gorbechev)
The Blackhands - Louis Riel
Jonathan Richman - Vincent Van Gough
Jonathan Richman - Walter Johnson
TALK
The Go-Betweens - Lee Remick
Yo La Tengo - Tom Courtenay
White Town - Hair Like Alain Delon
Luna - Bobby Peru
Stump - Charlton Heston
TALK
Tony Bennett - Nancy (according to the Ambassador it's
Cake - Frank Sinatra about Nancy Sinatra)
The Replacements - Alex Chilton
Starbeam - Gary Numan
Weedy Pigeons - Harrison Jones ** see Note 1
TALK
Momus - Walter Carlos
Momus - Stephen Zeeland
Beastie Boys - Tuff Guy (about Bill Lambeer)
TALK
Cub - Nicolas Bragg ** see Note 2
The Smugglers - Alan Thicke
Show Business Giants - I've got a Crush on Wendy Mesley
Unrest - Isabel
Boo Radleys - Rodney King
TALK
Finnigan's Tongue - Abigail Becker


Note 1: From Trevor:

Harrison Jones is "a true story song dedicated to this kid who's parents
loved the Indiana Jones movies so much they named their first born
Harrison. These are sad times."

Note 2:

According to the liner notes Nicolas Bragg was a journalist who invented
the term "cuddlecore" to describe Cub's music.

Friday, March 10, 2000

March 10, 2000

We made good on the new music theme as apart from the leap year set every
album we played (except for 2) was from the recent release section of the
music library (this section contains albums that have come to the station
in the last 90 days). Can you pick the two albums that weren't - answers
at the bottom).

After the show on March 9 Michelle and I are heading down to the Boathouse
Tearoom at Victoria Park to hear Pat Skinner and Friends play, I recommend
that everyone who can make to come on down.

For this week's show, March 9 is being recognized as the 300th anniversary
of the invention of the piano and so far nobody has used it to make a
decent song, just kidding, but if you want to prove me wrong send me you
favourite song that prominently features this ubiquitous instrument.


Fireball XL5 Setlist March 10, 2000

TALK-Theme
The New Pornographers & Neko - Letter From Occupant
Riff Randells - Somebody's Mom
Whole Lotta Milka - Hardly Enough
Piggy - She's Stepping Out
The Honeymans - Depopulation Dance
TALK
Christopher Just - I'm a Disco Dancer (Fatboy Slim Remix)
Air - The Word "Hurricane"
South Pacific - Analogue 9
Kid Koala - Music for Morning People
TALK
Tom Waits - The Piano has been drinking
Rufus Wainwright - Beauty Mark
The The - Uncertain Smile
Ben Folds 5 - Jane
Warren Zevon - Warewolves of London
Art Tatum - Nice Work if you can get it
Oscar Peterson - Cubano Chant
TALK
The Obvious - Only in a Dream
Carolyn Mark - Edmonton
The Gospel Miracles - We're Gonna Have a Time
The Ambassadors of Style - Prime Minister
Yo La Tengo - From a Motel 6
TALK
Dik Van Dykes - Curling

Friday, February 25, 2000

February 25, 2000

We made good on the new music theme as apart from the leap year set every
album we played (except for 2) was from the recent release section of the
music library (this section contains albums that have come to the station
in the last 90 days). Can you pick the two albums that weren't - answers
at the bottom).

After the show on March 9 Michelle and I are heading down to the Boathouse
Tearoom at Victoria Park to hear Pat Skinner and Friends play, I recommend
that everyone who can make to come on down.

For this week's show, March 9 is being recognized as the 300th anniversary
of the invention of the piano and so far nobody has used it to make a
decent song, just kidding, but if you want to prove me wrong send me you
favourite song that prominently features this ubiquitous instrument.


Fireball XL5 Setlist Feb 25, 2000

TALK-Theme
Guard - My eyes were welling with tears
The Smugglers - Danko Jones' Pants
Trigger Happy - No Luxury
Tegan & Sarah - Proud
The Sadies - Only Good One
TALK
John Southworth - Veto Valvolene
B'Ehl - Pink Star
Bob Stark - Snow (From the album Love Songs for Bueracrats)
Tanya Donnelley - Pretty Deep (From the album Love Songs for
Violent Femmes - Gone Daddy Gone underdogs)
Fembots - Spy Theme
TALK (electronica set bookended by Kid Koala)
Kid Koala - Barhopper I
South Pacific - Stay Ahead, Far Behind
Takoelectric - Ten Thousand Miles
DJ Spooky Vs Scanner - Channelfloat
Divinestyles - Contact 2
Project - All Souls
Deep Plus Thoughts - The World's made up of this & that ** Note 1
Kid Koala - Barhopper II
TALK (Leap year set)
Billy Bragg - Waiting for the great leap forward (suggested by Trevor)
Aztec Camera - Jump (I had heard the Van Halen version that day)
Emm Gryner - Hello Aquarius (from the album The original leap year)
Ray Condo & his hard rock Goners - Jumps, jiggles & shouts
Standing Waves - Reverberation (from the album Giant Leap of Faith 3)
TALK
Peter Murphy - Final Solution
Colour Me Psycho - Black Corvair (just because is was on the same
It came from Canada Compilation as Ray Condo, in fact the whole
It came from Canada was probably the best series of compilations
of Canadian Music)

Note 1: This is from a new album called Fatboy Slim's greatest
re-mixes, I heard a few more selections on CKMS, went out and
bought it last weekend, I love it, it's Norman Cook (aka Fatboy
Slim) remixing some great songs. The packaging is wierd as some
remixes are credited to Norman Cook and others to Fatboy Slim?

Songs not from the new release section:














Tanya Donnelley - Pretty Deep
Colour Me Psycho - Black Corvair
(The Violent Femmes and Peter Murphy were from Greatest Hits albums)

Friday, February 11, 2000

February 11, 2000

It was a crazy day this radio show in a nutshell: I had everything
planned out to do the Valentine's day show. I was snow surveying
about 50 km north of Waterloo all day, but I was done at 5:00 pm
so I figured I could make it to the station by 5:40 pm, however
about half way to Waterloo the Civil Engineering van kept going
slower and slower and eventually stopped and wouldn't go no
more. I decide to ditch the van and hitch hike (something
I've never done before), after about 15 cars passed by a van stops
from the University of Waterlo Earch Science department. It turns
out to be the Waterloo Alpine Ski team coming back from a meet.
They start driving me home and at 6:00 I tell them to turn on the
radio because I was supposed to be on, we hear Michelle start
the show (which she has never done before) and the driver says
"Man, we have to get you to that radio station". So not only do
they drive me to the University they bring me right to the station,
I also made the observation that with the 9 people in the van
listening it was the most people to ever hear the show and I
wasn't even on it. Overall, I was very very lucky.

Well both Michelle and I were too wired to really care about the
show after that so we did our best to finish the show with the
Valentine's day theme. To add to the confusion we got about 6 or
7 phone calls during the show, many more than usual.

I'm going to try and concentrate on music from the new release
section of library this week because I feel that I have been
looking in the past too much these last few shows. However I
am trying to put together any songs related to February 29
(leap day), any ideas?

I also am ready to start shipping the Best of 1999 CD, so if you
are outside of K-W and I don't have your address please send
it along to me.

(This is way off topic, but I have come across this free tax
preparation program called cooltax. I have used it the last
three years and have been quite impressed by it, you can
download it at www.cooltax.com)


Fireball XL5 Setlist Feb 11, 2000

TALK-Theme
B'Ehl - Geography
Andy Stochonsky - Fly
Cub - Way to Go
Mugshot - I believe in Steven Evan (request)
TALK
Pennywise - My own country (request)
Julie Doiron & the Wooden Stars - The longest Winter
Smugglers - Booze Can
Lowest of the Low - Henry needs a new pair of shoes
Neko Case & her boyfriends - Whip the Blanket
TALK (Start of Valentine's Day set)
Dimitri From Paris - Love Love Mode
The Cure - Friday I'm in Love
Johnathan Richman - Love me like I love
Grievous Angels - When Love Came Around
Hawksley Workman - Tarantulove
TALK
Pansy Division - Valentine's Day
Chet Baker - My funny valentine
Billy Bragg - Valentine's day is over
Burt Bacharach & the Posies - What the World Need Now
My Bloody Valentine - Only Shallow
TALK
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - The Ship Song (request - Karen)
Lucinda Williams - Right in Time (request - Kenton)
New Order - Bizzare love triangle
Joy Division - Love will tear us apart
(Michelle wanted to follow this with the Captain and Tenille's
Love will keep us together but we couldn't find it)
Barry White - I'm gonna love you just a little more baby
Future Bible Heros - Memories of Love
TALK
Lloyd Cole - Are you ready to be heartbroken

Friday, January 28, 2000

January 28, 2000

We could have phoned in this show, not only did we know what
we were going to play but we had all the albums as it was our
best of the 1990s show. Once again you can see all the picks on
the webpage:

http://www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/frseglen/archive/best_of_1990s.htm


For the people who have asked, yes I'm working on the year end
CD, hopefully it will be going out sometime next week.

The next show is this Friday February 11, as it is as
close to Valentine's Day as I'm going to get the theme will
be love in three parts: Love Good, Love Bad, Love Sad. So you
can send me your favourite love songs.

Fireball XL5 Setlist Jan 28, 2000

TALK-Theme (almost on the top ten)
Hard Rock Miners - Seeing Double and Feeling Single
Sarah McLachlan - Drawn to the Rhythm
Ron Sexsmith - Strawberry Blonde
Lowest of the Low - Eternal Fatalist
Rawlins Cross - Colleen
Rankin Family - Tripper's Jig
TALK
Moby - Porcelain
Yo La Tengo - Autumn Sweater
Spirit of the West - Water in the Well
TALK
Lemonheads - Rockin Stroll
Lemonheads - Bit Part in your Life
Sarah McLachlan - Ice Cream
Belle and Sebastian - The boy with the Arab Strap
TALK
Jerry Jerry and the sons of Rhythm Orchestra - She'll get it right
Grievous Angels - When Love Came Around
Beastie Boys - So Whatcha' Want
TALK
Sloan - Take it in
Lloyd Cole - Sentimental Fool
TALK
Luna - Sideshowe by the seashore
Sugar - If I can't Change your Mind
TALK
Throwing Muses - Not Too Soon
Belly - Slow Dog
Magnetic Fields - I don't want to get over you
TALK
Electronic - How Long
Liz Phair - 6'1"


Your Best of the 90s Lists:

Dave C.
Massive Attack - Mezzanine
Radiohead - OK Computer
Sarah McLachlan - Solace

Trevor D.
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
The Spice Girls - Spice

Atillio C.
The Cure - Seventeen Seconds
Various Artists - Buena Vista Social Club
Ani Di Franco - Out of Range

Steven F.
Delerium - Semantic Spaces
Miles Davis - DooBop
Motoerhead - Sacrifice

Wayne J.
Ween - Chocolate and Cheese
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
Chemical Brothers - Exit Planet Dust

Mary F.
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
The Sundays - Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic
Various Artists - RENT (soundtrack)

Sari M.
PJ Harvey - Rid of Me/4 track demos
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Orange
Jeff Buckley - Grace

Mark S.
Various Artists - Buena Vista Social Club
I Mother Earth - Dig
Natalie Merchant - Tiger Lilly

Cath S.
Dave Matthers Band - Crash
Natalie Merchant - Ophelia
Phish - The Story of the Ghost

James M.
Butthole Surfers - Electriclarryland
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet

Best of 1999

Dave C.
Blink 182 - Enema of the State
Various Artists - The Matrix Soundtrack
Chemical Brothers - Surrender

Trevor D.
The New Deal - This is Live
Chicklet - Wonderlust
Various Artists - Code 416

Wayne J.
Moby - Play
Beck - Midnight Vultures
Chemical Brothers - Surrender

Stephen P.
Wilco - Summerteeth
Beth Orton - Central Reservation
Joe Henry - Fuse

Mary F.
Prince - Rave un2 the Joy Fantastic
TLC - Fanmail
Mercury Rev - Derserter's Songs

Sari M.
Various Artists - Run Lola Run Soundtrack
Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band - The Mountain
Calexico - 98-9 Road Map

Mark S.
Santana - Supernatural
Chris Cornell - Euphoria Morning
Rheostatics - The Story of Harmelodia

James M.
Paul Westerberg - Suicaine Gratifaction
Tom Waits - Mule Variations
Luscious Jackson - Electric Honey

Derek W. (more than 3)
TLC - No scrubs
Holy Modal Rounders - Too Much Fun
Os Mutantes - Everything is Possible
Moby - Play
Fatboy Slim - Praise You
Abunai - The mystic River Sound
Godspeed you Black Emperor - Slow Riot for New Zero Kanada

Friday, January 14, 2000

January 14, 2000

It was a cold day on January 14th, and almost as cold in the station
as the furnace wasn't working, there were a couple of space heaters
around but they just took the edge off. We played a selection of songs
from both of our best of 1999 singles and album lists, if you want
to see our lists you can check them out at the Fireball XL5 homepage
at: www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/frseglen/archive/best_of_1999.htm

Also, since the last mailout we have had a winner in the Y2K Hype
contest: Although Cath had a strong start in the first half of the
contest (she got 4 points for being one day away from December 10)
Steven correctly guessed that January 12 would be the first
day that Y2K would not be mentioned in the National Post gaining
5 points and the victory (By the way January 12 is still the only
day without a mention so far in January).

This week's show is the best of the 1990s hopefully there will be
heat at the station.

Fireball XL5 Setlist Jan 14, 2000

TALK-Theme
Rational Youth - Pink Pills, Orange Pills ** I saw their show in
Len - Feelin' Alright Kitchener last week
Chicklet - Superficial
Blurtonia - Pick up the Pieces
Planet Smashers - Super Orgy Porno Party
TALK
Blur - Coffee and TV
Kahimi Karie - What are you Wearing?
Foo Fighters - Learn to Fly
Chemical Brothers - Hey Boy, Hey Girl
Os Mutantes - Cantor De Mambo
TALK
Filter - Take a Picture
The New Deal - Mind Melt
Black Male - Don Ray
Lucious Jackson - Lady Fingers
Beth Orton - Stolen Car
TALK
Wilco - Via Chicago
Ron Sexsmith - Feel for You
Tom Waits - Come on up to the House
Looper - Up a Tree Again
Luna - La Poupee Que Fait Non (From the Pop Romantique album)
TALK
Magnetic Fields - Acoustic Guitar
Magnetic Fields - Yeah, Oh Yeah
Magnetic Fields - Paper was a Rodeo