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, December 22, 2000

December 22, 2000

It seems like so long ago but this was our Christmas show, the nature
of the show is to play a lot of repeats from past years, hence I have
noted the songs that made their debut on this Christmas show. The most
exciting new release was from Mint records out of Vancouver, it was a
5 song vinyl single with one of my favourite new Christmas songs:
Dave N' Megan's I Wanna Kiss you this Christmas.

Today's show (January 5) is going to be the Official Fireball XL5
best of 2000 show, the name says it all. However, at the time I'm
writing this I still haven't finalized my top 4 for the year. I'm
also still looking for your top 3 picks of the year, so if you haven't
got back to me you still have a chance to voice your opinion and send
my your favourite top 3 releases of the year.

Fireball XL5 Setlist December 22/ 2000

TALK-Theme
Los Straightjackets - Sleigh Ride (C)
Chet Baker - Winter Wonderland
Clarence Carter - Backdoor Santa
John Southworth - Space Age Santa (C)
Grenadine - Jingle Bells
Jaymz Bee & the Royal Jelly Orchestra - Carol of the Bells (C)
TALK
Julianna Hatfield - Make it Home
Holy Cole Trio - 2000 Miles (C)
Jane Sibery - Are you Burning Little Candle (C)
Aimee Mann & Michael Penn - Christmastime
Luscious Jackson - Queen of Bliss
TALK
The Wedding Present - Stepping Into Christmas
Mack Rice - Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin' (N)
RUN DMC - Christmas in Hollis
Dandy Warhols - Little Drummer Boy
The Odds - King of Orient (C)
TALK
The Pogues - Fairytale of New York
Shane MacGowan - Christmas Lullaby
Fountains of Wayne - Man in the Santa Suit
Wonderful World of Joey - What Sweet Child O' mine is this
The Naked & the Dead - Ornament (C) (N)
The Flaming Lips - Christmas at the Zoo
TALK (Mint records EP - except for the Fountains of Wayne)
Carolyn Mark & her roomates - Christmas Song (C) (N)
Duotang - Old Man Davies Christmas Kingdom (C) (N)
Fountains of Wayne - I Want an Alien for Christmas
The Evaporators - Who are you? (C) (N)
Dave N' Megan - I Wanna Kiss you this Christmas (C) (N)
The SnowGlobe-lins - Christmas Dog (C) (N)
TALK
Aztec Camera - Walk into Winter (N)

(N) Denotes a christmas song we never played before

Friday, December 8, 2000

December 8, 2000

Not that any of you will get this before the next show, in fact many
of you are probably reading this in the new year (or ignoring it in
the new year as the case may be). But I wanted to say that I actually
got this out before the next show, which of course will be the
Christmas show on December 22.

As well, it is the end of the year, so the show after this one will be the official
Fireball XL5 Best of 2000. This means I need some audience participation, so I would like everybody to send in their best 3 albums of the year 2000.

Merry Christmas to all my loyal listeners! Thanks for making this
the best year of Fireball XL5 ever.

Fireball XL5 Setlist December 8/ 2000

TALK-Theme
Paul McLeod - Little Mary (C)
Corn Sisters - The Sea or the Ocean (C)
The New Pornographers - To Wild Homes (C)
Twist - Peaceful Sounds (C)
The Vagrants - Group Therapy (C)
TALK (Frank's leftovers from the 10th anniversary show)
Jerry Jerry and the Sons of Rhythm Orchestra - Free Love (C)
Grevious Angels - Friday Night (C)
Brenda Baker - Sex and the Bomb (C)
Ray Charles - That Thing Called Love (C)
Hard Rock Minors - Third Person
TALK
Pizzacato Five - A Perfect World
Johnny Cash - One
New Order - Sister Ray
Chemical Brothers - Music Response
TALK
Belle and Sebastian - A space boy dream
Arab Strab - The Week Never Starts round here
Yo La Tengo - Our Way to fall
King Cobb Steelie - Mayday (C)
Erykah Badu - In Love with You
Aimee Mann - Nothing is Good Enough
PJ Harvey - this Mess Were In
TALK
Kurt Swinghammer - Tammy Left Town (C)


(C) Denotes Canadian Content