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, September 1, 2000

September 1, 2000

This show was varied with lots of different sets that are explained
below. Michelle and I were joined by Karen who was there but
never got on the mike,

On Sunday I'll be participating in the Terry Fox run to raise
money for cancer research as part of Team CKMS:
If anyone would like to sponsor me it would be greatly appreciated.

This week's show is very special as I'll be playing an interview
I did last week with west coast artist Carolyn Mark, she is playing
at the Jane Bond on Saturday night and I would recommend it for
everyone. She has been a fixture on the west coast for the last
10 years playing her style of alt-country, she sounds similar to
Neko Case with whom she has also recorded.

I didn't want this to get lost in the shuffle, so I would like to
announce the passing of a good friend a few weeks ago: the Tulane
Restaurant. I was dropped off there after being driven back from
Toronto August 12, and when I entered the restaurant I noticed it
was very bare on the walls, after I ordered the waitress said she
would have to see if they hadn't packed it up because they were
closing the next day. I asked if they were closing for renovations,
but she said that it was for good, apparantly the location is now
so lucrative because of the big box stores that Wendy's is offering
more money for the land than the Tulane could. I thought I might be
the last customer ever, but according to the waitress there were
some people coming for breakfast the next morning (however a menu
did somehow slip into my bag before I left). I think I share
many good memories with the people on this list strolling into the
Tulane at any hour of the day for a bit to eat and it will be
missed. As a side note I passed by the other day and there is
nothing left but a hole in the ground. In honour of the restaurant
I played the song by Jerry Jerry titled "Bad Luck at Tulane".

Fireball XL5 Setlist Sept 1/ 2000

Finnigan's Tongue - Cold Summer ** Note 1
The Farrel Brothers - Dragin' Me Down
Garnet Sweathshirt - Curse of the Canadian Rock Star
The Jolly Llamas - Change Our Names
Paul MacLeod - Giants
Thievery Corporation - Lebanese Blonde ** Note 2
Livehuman - 2AM
The Stone Roses vs Rabbit in the Moon - I Wanna Be Adored
Wildchild - Renegade Master
De La Soul - Squat
The Sixths - Heaven in a Black Leather Jacket ** Note 3
The Sixths - Falling out of Love with You
The Bats - Land o' Lakes
Luna - Lost in space
The Chills - Song for Randy Newman
Treble Charger - Favorite Worst Enemy
Timber - Ride
Elastica - Mad Dog
Clark - Insufficient Time
Duran Duran - Girls on Film
Wesley Willis - Girls on Film
Emm Gryner - Lonely Boy
Austin Lounge Lizards - 40 Years old & I'm livin' in My Mom's Garage
Scott Dunbar - Sweet Mama Rollin' Stone
Buffalo Tom - Taillights Fade
Jerry Jerry and the Sons of Rhythm Orchestra - Bad Luck at Tulane

Note 1: Played because of the colder than usual summer in
southern Ontario this year, ironically on the day of the show it
went above 30 degrees for the first time this year in Waterloo

Note 2: My current favourite song, it could listen to it all the time.

Note 3: The Sixths released their latest album on the Tuesday after
the show, the band is a project of Magnetic Fields front man Stephin
Merrit, he writes the songs and he gets semi-famous alternative
vocalists to sing them. More on them next week.

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