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, 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