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

Note that the links to shows older than 6 months might not be working, if you really want those shows please send me an email and I can get them to you.

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 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)
Arc Welder - Never the Same
Husker Du - Standing in the Rain
Grant Hart - Anything
Bob Mould - Can't Fight it
Sugar - Needle Hits E
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
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?)
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)

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