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, August 25, 2000

August 25, 2000

Yes it was the Suvivor show last week, congrats to Jayson and Darrel who tied for
first place in my contest (,
unfortunately for Gen if any of the other 3 of the final 4 would have won she
would have at least had a share of first prize. Incidentally both winners
received a copy of the pocket edition of the SAS Survival Handbook for coming
in first. See if you can see the Survivor connection in both of the specialty sets.

Apart from that nothing particularly special about the rest of the show. I ended
with an Internet request for Ian Drury, also connected with that is a plea for
information about a 60s TV show, see if you can identify the show she is talking
about after the setlist.

Next show is September 1, wow September already.

Fireball XL5 Aug 25/2000

Paul Macleod - Broken Wings (C)
Emm Gryner - Summerlong (C)
Holly Cole - Romantically Helpless (C)
Thermocline - Sonic Blonde (C)
Heavy Blinkers - Easy Living (C)
Cajun Ramblers - Venez a Louisiane (C)
Quartango - Palomita Blanca (C)
Moscow Chamber Orchestra - Concerto in Bflat
Oscar Peterson - Lulu's Back in Town (C)
TALK (General Suvivor set)
Survivor - Eye of the Tiger
Kool and the Gang - Jungle Boogie
Liz Phair - Stuck on an Island
Radio Free Vestibule - Something's Wrong with Gilligan's Island
China Crisis - Working with fire and Steel
Dead Kennedy's - Holiday in Cambodia
TALK (Specific Suvivor Set)
Village People - In the Navy
The Clash - Rudie Can't Fail
Specials - Message to you Rudy
SF Seals - Baby Blue
Scott Thompson - I'm Gay (C)
Jerry Jerry and the Sons of Rhythmn Orchestra - Runaway Lane (C)
Elastica - How he wrote Elastica Man
The Fall - Good-box
Treble Charger - Armerican Psycho (C)
Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag
Cub - Vacation (C)
Jesus and Mary Chain - Sometimes Always
Dig Circus - 18 Indians (C) **See Note 1
Ian Drury and the Blockheads - Wake up and Make Love to me ** See Note 2

(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Note 1:

Played for the Waterloo Busker Festival last weekend just because I remember
seeing Dig Circus busking on the streets of Toronto. The Festival was very
good, but as they didn't have advanced schedules it was hard to see specific
acts and as I results there were a couple I missed that I really wanted to see.

Note 2:

Internet Request from David Bloomfield who just came upon my homepage
while looking for stuff about the original Fireball XL5. Actually
this is the second message I got from random people on the Internet,
here is one I got from Australia, if anyone knows the show she is
talking about please get back to me:

When I was very young (I was born in 1960), my favourite TV program of all
time was one in which a spaceship featured with a female as part of the
crew. The only thing i remember is that the term "Gamma rays On - Delta
rays On" was always used at blast off. My Dad was sure it was Fireball XL5
as he says it was my favourite show, but I've recently watched quite a few
episodes on cable and I've never heard these words spoken. If you can could
you ask your listeners if anyone (or their parents) could tell me what show
it was, as I don't mind telling you this question is driving me to

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