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, 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.