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, November 10, 2000

November 10, 2000



Live on the radio : 6 to 11 pm Friday, November 25

Live at the radio station: also 6 to 11 pm Friday, November 25
(we'll have food/snacks and some drinks)

On the Internet: Coming soon to a constant
rebroadcast of the 10th anniversary show


OK so it's not really the tenth anniversary of this particular show
but it has been around 10 years that I've been on CKMS, starting out
way back when I called it the Frank and Friends show, going to
Wackyland, a brief 8 month hiatus, then the not so cool wagon show
and finally settling on Fireball XL5 for the last while.

I've been listening to tapes of my old shows, some of the talking
bits are hilarious. I'm recording some of them to play during the
10th anniversary extravaganza along with music that will try to
capture the atmosphere of those old shows.

Its been a long hard 10 years but with a lot of perseverance and
hard work I've been able to make it through. However this doesn't
take away from the fact that I can confidently say that going to
CKMS was the worst mistake of my life. Of course I'm joking, I've
make much worst mistakes in my life (for instance making friends
with all of you).

Quickly, this past show never really got into the election or
Remembrance Day themes as I was hoping, but I did stick
with the new release theme for most of the show.

Fireball XL5 Setlist November 10/ 2000

New Pornographers - Letter from an occupant (C)
The Cash Brothers - Near to Me (C)
Forgotten Rebels - The American in me (C)
Transylvania 500 - That's why we built the robot (C)
The Rheostatics - Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (C) **See Note 1
Ape Sounds - Monster
Libroness - Face on Backwards
Underworld - Something like a mama
Liquid Bass - Nemesis
David Sinclair - Calle Seco de Lucena
Kid Koala - Fender Bender ** Request from Zac
Jazmini - Don't Push
Yo La Tengo - Big Day Coming
Merle Haggard - Bareback
Gomez - Flavors
Sara Lee - Grace
TALK (Michelle's Endearing records set -
Salteens - Nice Day (C)
Plum Tree - Hello Again (C)
B'Ehl - What it's like (C)
Joel Plasket - I'd Rather be Deadly than Dead (C)
Ron Sexsmith - Thinking out loud (C)
Paul MacLeod - Giants (C)
Local Rabbits - Cure Me (C)
Tom Waits - Rains on me
Ron Hawkins & the Rusty Nails - Bite Down Hard (C)

Note 1: This show was on the 25th anniversary of the sinking of the
Edmund Fitzgerald so I thought it appropriate to play the whole 8
minute song. For more info see:

(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Remember the Fireball XL5 Homepage:

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