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, 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