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, 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