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 29, 2000

September 29, 2000

The show was a mix of a feature on the Sixths and the Olympics. The
Sixths are a side project of Stephin Merritt the man behind one of my
favourite bands: the Magnetic Fields. The latest Sixths album is called
"Hyacinths and Thistles" (Merritt likes to have tongue twisters as album
titles for the Sixths) and features Momus, Bob Mould, Niel Hannon, Gary
Numan, Marc Almond and other semi-famous alternative singers. I played
three songs by the Sixths and then one from the other band the singer
is from. Overall this album isn't as catchy as the first one (called
Wasp's Nests) and features some songs that are hard to listen to, but
there enough gems to make it worthwhile. The set ended with another Merritt side project
The Future Bible Heroes with a song called I'm Lonely (and I Love it)
that features the best line I've heard in a while "I can almost laugh
at all the times you made me cry". If you count each CD in his
Magnetic Fields Box set it means Merritt has released 5
CDs in the last year.For those of you still interested
in more about all that is Merritt check out

I also thought my Olympic set was pretty inventive, helped along by
a suggestion by Pauline.

As the show this week will be during the middle of KWs favourite festival
Oktoberfest I'll doing my annual traditional set of polka music to start off the
show. I also see that it will be Friday the 13th, I don't know what to play
for that, but if you have any ideas send them along.

Fireball XL5 Setlist Sept 29/ 2000

October Crisis - Everyday
The Jolly Llamas - 51st State(C) (request from Steven F.)
New Model Army - 51st State
Scratching Post - Kep Looking my Way (C)
The Candidates - Barley Bruised (C)
Mary's Fire - Never Been to LA (C)
Elevator - Two Peoples (C)
TALK (The Sixths feature)
The Sixths - He Didn't Featuring Bob Mould of ...
Sugar - If I Can't Change Your Mind
The Sixths - Kissing Things Featuring Sarah Cracknell of ...
St. Etienne - Heart Failed in the Back of Taxi
The Sixths - You You You You You Featuring Katharine Whalen of ...
Squirrel Nut Zippers - Anything But Love
Future Bible Heroes - I'm Lonely (and I Love it)
TALK (Olympic Set)
Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet - Faster Santa Claus, Ho (C) Faster
Black Grape - Get Higher Higher
Strong Like Tractor - Protoype (C) Stronger
Beck - Loser Losers
Scott Joplin - The Easy Winners Winners
Rockin' Sidney - Mardi Gras Zydeco In Sydney
Moby - Cecil B. Demented Opening Credit Theme
Underworld Live - Jumbo (C)
Visonary - Rising (C)
Sulphur - 9 out of 10
Atomic Cosmonaut - Cowboy (C)
Dimitri From Paris - Le Moogy Reggae **See Note 1

Note 1: Dimitri played at the Warehouse/Orange Room in Toronto last
Friday, however a rave show is different from a Rock'N'Roll show in
that we stayed until 1:30 am and he still wasn't on, I heard that he
started 2 am and stayed on till 4:30 am.

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