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, October 27, 2000

October 27, 2000

This was of course the scary Halloween show, as well as playing
scary music I also read some scary stories, well at least I thought
they were scary, I got them from the internet just before the show
and it turns out they weren't that good. One of them had rather
bad grammar and had weird sexual imagery at some parts:
http://members.tripod.lycos.nl/iche/
The other one was just pretty stupid:
http://www.themoonlitroad.com/sopdoll/sopdoll_page001.html
Next year I'll need some pre-planning.

My big announcement is that on November 24 Fireball XL5 will be taking
over the airwaves from 6 to 11 pm to celebrate my personal 10 year anniversary on
CKMS. I'm going to try and find as many clips as I can from my years
on the radio and of course play music from each year. I'm also trying
to get as many of my former co-hosts to appear on the show. As well
it looks like CKMS probably won't be webcasting by then but I'm going to
do my best to get the anniversary show on the internet. More details
on this later.

For this week's show I want to concentrate on mostly new releases
as I seem to have been neglecting them the last few shows. But there
are also a couple of other ideas I had for sets these being the
crazy election in the states and the upcoming ones in Canada, as
well the show will be the day before Remembrance Day.


Fireball XL5 Setlist Oct 27/ 2000

TALK-Theme
Count Floyd - The Gory Story of Debbie & Dwayne (C)
3D Invisibles - Skeletons in Your Closet (C)
The Zombie Surfers - Surfin' Zombie (C)
Colour Me Psycho - Sinister Urge (C)
Cub - Killed by Death (C)
Depeche Mode - Death's Door
TALK
The Fleshtones - I was a Teenage Zombie
Harry Reser & the Radio All-stars - Mysterious Moe
Warren Zevon - Warewolves of London
Ramones - Pet Semetarey
Ministry - Everyday is Halloween
Oingo Boingo - Dead Man's Party
TALK
The Smiths - Cemetary Gates
Nick Cave - Henry Lee
Siouxie & the Banshees - Peek a Boo
Bauhaus - Belle Lugosi's Dead
Acid Test - Mr. Skin (C)
Shuffledemons - Funkin' Pumpkin (C)
TALK
Stevie Wonder - Superstition


(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Friday, October 13, 2000

October 13, 2000

If you know anything about me or the show you know that the first
set during Oktoberfest is going to be all polka. Of course starting with
the Wetspots and a song that should be played at the end of every
Oktoberfest celebration, as it mentions Kitchener and
Walter Ostenak and has the chorus EI EI O.

After that I played the Rheostatics as not only were they playing that
night at the Bombshelter on campus, but Dave Bidini was doing a talk
about his book "On a Cold Road". The book is part diary of when the
Rheostatics opened on a Tragically Hip cross country tour, part of a
history of the Rheostatics, and part recollections of other Canadian
musicians and their musical experiences. During each of the announce
break I read a few selections from the book, it's quite good and I
recommend it to anyone interested in the Canadian music scene.

There was also the Friday the 13th set, which is a preview of this
week's show: the very scary Halloween show. Michelle and I
will play the music
of warewolves and demons and hell to get you into the spirit of the
season. Send along any suggestions you have for the show.

And a couple of glaring omissions from the show, first off Steven F.
mentioned that however cliche it is Neil Young's
harvest moon would have been appropriate. He spent the night
sitting "in a friend's hot tub,
smoking cigars, enjoying a cold beer while starting at the moon". And
as it got up to 19 degrees that day (for confirmation check out:
weather.uwaterloo.ca/data.htm) I was thinking about playing Beat
Happening's "Indian Summer". Missed oportunities. But as the
scheduled temperature is 20 tomorrow maybe I'm still in luck.


Fireball XL5 Setlist Oct 13/ 2000

TALK-Theme
The Wetspots - Blitzkrieg Polka (C)
Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper - Polka Polka
The Romaniacs - Estacy of the Martyr (C)
Polkacide - Favorite Polka
The Dutchmasters - Fireman's Polka
TALK
The Rheostatics - Sweet Beautiful and mine (C)
Fan Tan Alley - I heard a Lie (C)
The Nation - Book of Losers (C)
Urban Surf Kings - Tango El pollo (C)
Jolly Llamas - Jenna's Vegan Docs (C)
King Cobb Steelie - Lady Toronto (C)
TALK (Friday the 13th set)
Warren Zevon - Warewolves of London
3D Invisibles - Friday the 13th
Mudhoney - Halloween
Damon and Naomi - Judah the the Maccabees
Jimi Hendrix - Loverman
Theivery Corporation - Focus on Sight
The New Deal - Dopamine (C)
TALK
Flaming Lips - Waiting for Superman
Liz Phair - Batmobile
Throwing Muses - Bright Yellow Gun
Cub - New York City (C)
Rebecca West - Absolute Fact (C)
Jale - Ali (C)
Dinosaur Jr. - Start Chopin'
TALK
Pixies - Monkey Gone to Heaven

(C) Denotes Canadian Content