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 21, 2001

December 21, 2001

Date: December 21/2001
Theme: The Christmas Show
On Air: Frank, Michelle, and Dave

TALK-Theme
Chet Baker - Winter Wonderland
Bing Crosby - Let it Snow
Los Strightjackets - Sleigh Ride
Shuffle Demons - Father Hipness (C)
Grenadine - Jingle Bells
TALK
Dave'N'Megan - I Wanna Kiss You This Christmas (C) ** See Note 1
Old 97s - Holly Jolly Christmas
Luscious Jackson - Queen of Bliss
Jaymz Bee and the Royal Jelly Orchestra - Space Age Santa (C)
Carolyn Mark and her Roomates - Christmas Song (C)
TALK
Yo La Tengo - Little Honda (request)
Dread Zeppelin - All I want for X-mas is my two Front Teeth
Madonna - Santa Baby
Bif Naked - I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (C)
Victoria Williams - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Ashely MacIssac - Go Tell it on the Mountain (C)
The Odds - Kings of Orient (C)
Mack Rice - Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin'
TALK
Montreal Jubiliation Choir - Mary had a Baby (C)
Oblivion Seekers - Christmas in the City
Hopping Penguins - I Didn't Know Santa was a Rasta Man (C)
Bob Rivers - Twisted Chipmunk Song
Thurl Ravenscroft - You're a Mean one Mr. Grinch ** See Note 2
XTC - Thanks for Christmas
The Naked and the Dead - Ornament (C)
TALK
Pond - Gloria in Excelcious Deo
The Space Negros - Deck the Halls (with poison Sumac)
Dandy Warhols - Little Drummer Boy
Clarence Carter - Back Door Santa
TALK
Jim Cuddy - New Year's Eve (C)


(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Friday, December 7, 2001

December 7, 2001

Date: December 7/2001
Theme: what Stephen Malkmus likes
On Air: Frank and Michelle

TALK-Theme
General Rudie - Road Trip (C)
Duotang - The Evidence Comes From All Directions (C) - Request by Zac
Just Like the Movies - Lover Share the Covers Baby (C)
Kevin Hearn & Thin Buckle - The Good One (C)
The Sweaters - Gary's Dad (C)
Montreal Jubilation Choir - Just a Little Walk with Jesus (C)
TALK
Weeping Tile - I'm Late (C)
Be Good Tanyas - Light Enough to Travel (C)
Mike O'Niell - What Happens now (C)
Gordon Downie - Canada Geese (C)
Inbreds - North Window (C)
TALK
Jale - Ali (C)
Joel Plaskett - In Need of Medial Attention (C)
Beth Orton - Stolen Car
Bob Marley & the Wailers - Sun is Shining
Beachwood Sparks - Something I Don't Recognize
The Shins - New Slang
Stephen Malkmus - Jenny and the Ess-Dog
TALK
Belle and Sebastian - I'm Waking up to us
OP:L Bastards - If I was Your Girlfriend
David Holmes - Gritty Shaker See Note 1
Quincy Jones - Blues in the Heart
The Fabricators - Feels so Right (C)
Kardinal Offishall - Maxine (C)
Tenacious D - Wonderboy
The Headcoatees - The First Plane Home
Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm
TALK
The The - Slow Emotional Replay



(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Friday, November 23, 2001

November 23, 2001

Date: November 23/2001
Theme: Lloyd Cole Spotlight
On Air: Frank and Michelle

TALK-Theme
Iz Cox - Somedays (C)
The Fabricators - Good Advice (C)
Mel Brown and the Homewreckers - I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man (C)
Curley Bridges - Ya Ya (C)
TALK
Adrian Raso - The Batcave (C)
Music for Mapmakers - Don't Know What You're Trying to Say (C)
Soundcinema - Jet Lag Girl (C)
Stone Addison - Radiate (C)
the Pop Shove Its - Three Day Stay (C)
TALK
The Smiths - The Queen is Dead ** See Note 1
Lara St. John - Double Concerto in D Minor by Vivace
Vincent Gallo - Yes I'm Lonely ** See Note 2
Future Bible Heroes - I'm Lonely and I Love it
TALK
Lloyd Cole and the Commotions - Perfect Skin (from Rattlesnakes )
Lloyd Cole and the Commotions - Brand New Friend (from Easy Pieces)
Lloyd Cole and the Commotions - Jennifer She Said (from Mainstream)
TALK
Lloyd Cole - No Blue Skies (from Lloyd Cole) featuring Matthew Sweet on backup
Lloyd Cole - Weeping Wine (from Don't Get Weird on me Babe)
Lloyd Cole - So You'd Like to Save the World (from Bad Vibes)
TALK
Lloyd Cole - Sentimental Fool (From Love Story)
Lloyd Cole - Past Imperfect (From The Negatives)
Matthew Sweet - Don't Go The song features Lloyd Cole on backup
TALK
Lloyd Cole - Famous Blue Raincoat (For Kenton)



(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Friday, November 9, 2001

November 9, 2001

Date: November 9/2001
Theme: New Order Spotlight
On Air: Frank and Michelle

TALK-Theme
Rocket Science - Everybody Wins (C)
Steve Angel - Hollywood Venus (C)
Iz Cox - Sunday Afternoon (C)
National Dust - Whyte Ave Pinwheel (C)
Zeke's Wedding All-Stars - A Wedding Thank You (C)
TALK
The Cramps - Bikini Girls with Machine Guns
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - Her Hair Hang's Long
Trimmed Navel Beef - Gold Star (C)
Huevos Rancheros - Beach Blanket Bingo (C)
The Sweaters - The Kick Me Generation (C)
The Rheostatics - P.I.N (C)
Royal City - Spacy Basement (C)
The Fabricators - I Need Your Love (C)
Tom Third - Free Fall (C)
Control Change - Explode Upon Impact (C)
TALK
Joy Division - Atmosphere
New Order - Tempation (1982)
New Order - Blue Monday (1983)
New Order - Perfect Kiss (1985)
New Order - Age of Consent (1983)
New Order - All the Way (1989)
New Order - 60 Miles and Hour (2001)
New Order - Turn my Way (2001)
Electronic - Getting Away with it
TALK
Monaco - What do you want from me?



(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Friday, October 26, 2001

October 26, 2001

Date: October 26/2001
Theme: SOCAN Day
On Air: Frank and Michelle

TALK-Theme
Finnigan's Tongue - Abigail Becker
Weeping Tile - Unshaven
Blurtonia - Pick up the Pieces
Destroyer - The Temple
JFK & The Conspirators - Tell Me Baby
Mayor McCA - I Love the Summer Cause I Love the Women
Jerry Jerry - Venus
TALK
Be Good Taynas - Don't You Fall
Julie Doiron - Au Contraire
Grievous Angels - Friday Night
Carolyn Mark - In a Valley
Ron Sexsmith - Riverbed
Wooden Stars - Hands to Work
TALK
The Jukejoint - Muta
The Corn Sisters - Corn on the Cob
Joel Plaskett - Down at the Khyber
Spookey Ruben - Glenn, Take Care
Paul MacLeod - Cruelty
The Dears - C'etait Pour la Passion
TALK
Dik Van Dykes - Klaus Barbie
Hard Rock Miners - Single Girl
The Gruesomes - Wish you were Her
Jolly Llamas - Change our Names
Chixdiggit - Gettin' Air
They Might be Giants - Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet Head
Boomdaddy - Number One
John Southworth - Pumpkins
Acid Test - Mr. Skin



(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Friday, October 12, 2001

October 12, 2001

Date: October 12/2001
Theme: Polka, Polka, Polka
On Air: Frank and Michelle

I actually started off with almost a half hour of polka (or polka type) music for the Oktoberfest show, longer than usual, I've marked the songs from that set that I have never played before. After that it was sampling the new relases until we ended off with the Jonathan Richman spotlight to highlight the fact that me, Michelle and the Ambassador saw him play at Lee's Palace the week before.

The theme to the next show is being determined by outside forces, first off, although it will be almost a week before Halloween I think I'll have to play a few ghouly selections. But most of the show will feature Canadian artists as it SOCAN time at CKMS. To explain, SOCAN is the agency that distributes royalty money to artists, to judge how much each artist should get they survey stations at different times during the year to see what they are playing. In the case of a campus station like CKMS we get surveyed for 4 consecutive days every 3 months. I don't know exactly how much an artist gets each time I play them during a SOCAN period but I think (and hope) that it is betwen $0.50 and $1.00, although it also depends on the length of the song so it's not easy to say. I know a few people on the list have songs registered with SOCAN so they might be able to give me more details. The long and the short of it is... request a local artist who is registered with SOCAN then the next time you see them you can say "Hey I requested you during SOCAN week - you owe me a beer!".

We also might have a guest on the show, but I don't want to jinx it.

And I know that New Order released an album since the last show, but I didn't think a spotlight on them would fit in this upcoming show so I'll leave it until the first show of November.

I have also attached a list of the upcoming shows at the Jane Bond for the next while. I'm looking forward to both the Spookey Ruben and Joel Plaskett shows especially.



Fireball XL5 Setlist Oct 12/2001

TALK-Theme
Polka Dogs - 30 Reasons (C)
Brave Combo - Mystery Spot Polka (C)
Stompin' Tom - Zakusda Polka (C)
The Czech Harvesters - Wanderer Waltz
Buckwheat Zydeco - Lache pas la Patate
The Romaniacs - Ecstacy of the Martyr (C)
Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper - Polka, Polka
TALK
Joy Division - Transmission
The Wolfgang Press - Mama Told me not to Come
Groove Armada - Fogma
The New Deal - Sub Sky (C)
Sonny Boy Williamson - Bye Bye Bird
TALK
Operation Makeout - Neon Eyes (C)
Duotang - Rise and Fall of the GQBC (C)
The Logans Band - Suburban White Dream (C)
The Benny - The Perfect Wonder (C)
Spookey Ruben - Born on Labour Day (C)
Starving Friday - Borrow (C)
John Critchley - Stokholm (C)
TALK
Camille Yardbrough - Take Yo' Praise
Spiritulized - Do it all over again
More Plastic - Silverline (C)
The International Noise Conspiracy - Capitalism Stole my Virginity
TALK
Jonathan Richamn - You Can't Talk to the Dude
Jonathan Richamn - I was Dancing in the Lesbian Bar
Jonathan Richman - Let's Take a Trip
TALK
Jonathan Richman - Surrender



(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Friday, September 28, 2001

September 28, 2001

Date: September 28/2001
Theme: Mr. Dressup Tribute
On Air: Frank and Michelle



Fireball XL5 Setlist Sep 28/2001

TALK-Theme
Spookey Ruben - Over and Out (C)
Luther Wright and the Wrongs - One of my Turns (C)
Stompin' Tom - Bridge Came Tumbling Down (C)
The Watchmen - Slomotion (C)
Martin Tielli - That's How They do it Warsaw (C)
TALK (New Orleans Set)
Buckwheat Zydeco - YaYa
Beau Jocque & Zydeco Hi-Rollers - Do it All Night
Clifton Chenier - Zydeco Cha Cha
Beausoliel - Le Chanky-Chank Francais
Cajun Ramblers - Venez a Louisiane (C)
TALK
Miles Davis - Woody'N'You
Sonny Boy Williamson - Pontiac Blues
The Wolfgang Press - Going South
Jamiroquai - Twenty Zero One
New Order - Sub-Culture
Blue Man Group - Drumbone
TALK
Wild Strawberries - Conch Y Toro (C)
The Moldy Peaches - Who's Got the Crack?
Guided by Voices - Fair Touching
The International Noise Conspiracy - Bigger Cages, Longer Chains
TALK (Tribute to Ernie Coombs, aka Mr. Dressup)
Radio Free Vestibule - Exclusive Interview with Mr. Dressup
They Might be Giants - Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet Head
War Wagon - Dead Soldier (From the Album Finnegan's Tongue)
Lisa Germano - Puppet
Casey Bill Weldon - WPA Blues
Hallelujah Funky Bummer - Mort's Blue Comb (C)
TALK
The Benny - Clutter (C)

(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Friday, September 14, 2001

September 14, 2001

Date: September 14/2001
Theme: Murder Records Spotlight
On Air: Frank and Michelle



Fireball XL5 Setlist Sep 14/2001

TALK-Theme (Jane Bond Set at least the first 4 songs)
Martin Tielli - My Sweet Relief (C)
Buttless Chaps - Six Strong Men (C)
Hayden - The Closer I Get (C)
Paul MacLeod - Broken Wing (C)
The Benny - Radio (C)
Spookey Ruben - My Femael Friends (C)
Spookey Ruben - Tricky Boy Wonder (C)
TALK
Mercury Rev - You're My Queen
Guided by Voices - Chasing Heather Crazy
The Stranglers - Peaches
The Fall - Just Waiting
The Rollins Band - Your Number is One
TALK
The Vees - Circumstance (C)
Jale - Wash my Hands (C)
Inbreds - North Window (C)
Eric's Trip - Girlfriend (C)
Local Rabbits - Nightingale (C)
Superfreindz - No Good Reason (C)
Thrush Hermit - The Day we Hit the Coast (C)
Sloan - The Good in Everyone (C)
TALK
New Order - Crystal
Beau Jocque - Tighten Up
Jamiroquai - You Give me Something
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - The Summer of '42
Money Mark - Chocochip
TALK
The Magnetic Fields - All the Umbrellas in London

(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Friday, August 31, 2001

August 31, 2001

Date: August 31/2001
Theme: Mint Records 10th Anniversary
On Air: Frank and Michelle


Fireball XL5 Setlist Aug 31/2001

TALK-Theme
Chocolate Genius - Planet Rock
Malcolm Catto - Metropolis
The Crystal Method - Ready for Action
New Order - 60 Miles and Hour
Beau Jocque & The Zydeco Hi-Rollers - Give Him Cornbread
TALK (Start of Mint Records Spotlight)
Tankhog - So What (001) (C) - See Note 1
New Town Animals (050) (C)
Maow - Sucker (019) (C)
Maow - Ms. Lefevre (019) (C)
Huevos Rencheros - Ace O'Spades (C)
Coal - Ace of Spades (C) - Birthday request/dedication for Steven F.
TALK (Neko Case Related Set)
New Pornographers - Letter from an Occupant (043) (C) -Request from Zach
Neko Case and Her Boyfriends - High on Cruel (027) (C)
The Corn Sisters - Fist City (042) (C)
Carolyn Mark - Edmonton (037) (C)
TALK (Cub related set)
Cub - Everything's Geometry (005) (C) - From the best selling album of all time on Mint - Come Out, Come Outa
Cub - Motel 6 (002) (C) - From the second best selling album of all time on Mint - Betti-Cola
I am Spoonbender - Replaced by Toys (C)
Pansy Division - I Really Wanted You
TALK (Last Mint Set)
The Evaporators - Brainwashed (018) (C)
The Smugglers - To Serve, Protect, and Entertain (016) (C)
Duotang - Toast to the Life-Long Friends (051) (C)
The Mr. T. Experience - Can I Do One Thing (017) (C)
TALK
Mike O'Niell - Are We Waiting (C)
Inbreds - North Windows (C)
Henry Mancini - Lujon
Groove Armada - Superstylin'

(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Friday, August 17, 2001

August 17, 2001

Fireball XL5 Setlist Aug 17/2001

TALK-Theme
Modern Lovers - Astral Plane
Mercury Rev - All is Dream
Emm Gryner - Striaght to You (C)
King Cobb Steelie - Drowning (C)
Gaffer - A Shallow Victory (C)
TALK
Utah Saints - Power to the Beats
The Satisfactions - Daddy, You Just Gotta Let Him in
Cibo Matto - Everyone Loves the Sunshine
Harmony Rockets - I've Got a Golden Ticket
Joel Plaskett - True Patriout Love (C)
TALK (Drought Set)
Sting - Heavy Cloud No Rain (request by Ted)
The Waterboys - We Are Jonah (request by Pauline)
Ron Wiseman - Running Dry (C)
The Haymakers - Dry (C)
Weather Grils - Its Raining Men
TALK
The Magnetic Fields - The Death of Ferdinand De Saussure
Earth, Wind, and Fire - Changing Times
The Clash - Clash City Rockers
Inbreds - North Window (C)
Pat Skinner - Epistolary Exhibitionist (C) ** See Note 1
The Crystal Method - Name of the Game
Monster Magnet - Down in the Jungle (C)
Rolling Thunder - Twilight Circus Dub Sound System
Carolyn Mark - Edmonton

(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Friday, August 3, 2001

August 3, 2001

Fireball XL5 Setlist Aug 3/2001

TALK-Theme
Mike O'Neill - Are we Waiting (C) ** see Note 1
Piggy - She's Stepping Out (C)
Eric's Trip - Smoke (C)
Danny Michel - In the Belly of a Whale (C)
Lindy - Florence Street (C)
TALK
Husker Du - Love is All Around ** See question below
Saint Etienne - Mario's Cafe
The Magnetic Fields - A Chicken with its head cut off
The Heavy Blinkers - Baby Smile (C)
Juliana Hatfield - Everybody Loves Me
Shonen Knife - Top of the World
Len - Steal My Sunshine (C)
TALK
Mayor McCa - I Love the Summer (cause I love the women) (C)
Bran Van 3000 - Astounded (C)
Hawksley Workman - Your Beauty Must by Rubbing Off (C)
Cub - Vacation (C)
Belly - Slow Dog
Local Rabbits - BKS (C)
Zumpano - Here's the Plan (C)
Salteens - Nice Day (C)
TALK
Junior Kimbrough and Charlie Feathers - I Feel Good Again
The Clash - I Fought the Law **Why did I play this song with the Husker Du?
The Beta Band - Broke
The Crystal Method - Roll it up
Morning Kids - Free Lovin'
TALK
The Be Good Taynas - Up against the wall (C)


(C) Denotes Canadian Content

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Friday, July 20, 2001

July 20, 2001

Fireball XL5 Setlist July 20/2001

TALK-Theme
The be Good Tanyas - The Coo Coo Bird (C)
The Heavy Blinkers - As Long as I'm Able (C)
Royal City - The Sound of the Street Cars(C)
Ken Nordine - A Thousand Bing Bangs
The Magnetic Fields - Crazy for You (but not that crazy)
TALK
Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros - Cool'N'out
The Clash - Clash City Rockers
The Beta Band - Al Sharp
Mono Puff - Unsupervised, I Hit my Head
Built to Spill - The Host
TALK
Stinkcharmer - This Manic Marker (C)
Travis 0 Side
Cake - Short Skirt / Long Jacket
Perry Farrell - Song Yet to be Sung
Gomez - Get Myself Arrested
The Misfits - Pumpkinhead
TALK
Hawksley Workman - No Sissies (C)
Danny Michel - I Don't Wanna Hear it (C)
Matthew Osborne - William (C)
Martina Sorbara - Funnyface (C)
The New Deal - Bullet (C)
Luc Ducet - Another Woman (C)
Gordon Downie - Truck Rider (C)
Bruce McCulloch - Our Love (C)
Saint Etienne - Love's Theme
TALK
Joel Plaskett - True Patriot Love (C)




(C) Denotes Canadian Content

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Friday, July 6, 2001

July 6, 2001

Fireball XL5 Setlist July 06/2001

TALK-Theme
LaL - Corners (remix by Nick Holder)
Second Crusade - May the Funk be with you (from the new Dimitri from Paris re-mix album)
Liquified - Big Ol' Daddy
My Red Hot Car - My Red Hot Car
DJ Si Unyil - Net Congestion >> Please Wait
Exampl - Lady Afro Funk
Bran Van 3000 - Love Cliche
TALK
The Be Good Tanyas - The Littlest Birds
Lucinda Williams - Steal Your Love
Emmy Lou Harris - Red Dirt Girl
Rufus Wainwright - Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk
Kurt Swinghammer - Camouflage
TALK
John Southworth - Pumpkins
John Southworth - Only a Bunny
Joel Plaskett - When I have my Vision
Joel Plaskett Emergency - There's Love in the Air
Treble Charger - Red
TALK
G Love and Special Sauce - Praise Up
The Dears - This is a Broadcast
Kristen Hersh - Candyland
Plumtree - Regret
Cub - Cast a Shadow
Ramones - I Wanna be Sedated
TALK
Jacob Two-Two - Tomorrow Afternoon



(C) Denotes Canadian Content

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Friday, June 22, 2001

June 22, 2001

Fireball XL5 Setlist June 22/2001

TALK-Theme
The Planet Smashers - Stupid Present (C)
The Evaporators - Touch Wood (C)
New Town Animals - Lose that Girl (C)
The Explorers - Not Like You (C)
Rufus Wainwright - Shadows (C)
TALK
Belle and Sebastian - Jonathan David
The Lemonheads - The Outdoor Type
REM - Beat a Drum
Lloyd Cole - What's Wrong with this Picture
The Tindersticks - Can our Love ...
TALK
Liz Phair - Polyester Bride
Beth Orton - Live as you Dream
Lucinda Williams - Essence
Leslie Spit Treeo - Angel From Montgomery (C)
John Prine - Angel From Montgomery
Johnny Cash - I Won't Back Down
Wilco - Via Chicago
TALK
Starling - Die Hard Crush (C)
Joel Plasket - Waiting to be Discovered (C)
Bran Van 3000 - Astounded (C)
New Order - True Faith (Philip Steir Edit)
LaL - Projaproti (remix by Moonstarr) (C)
John Lee Hooker - I Love You Honey
TALK
Iggy Pop - Raw Power


(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Remember the Fireball XL5 Homepage is at www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/frseglen

Friday, June 8, 2001

June 8, 2001

Fireball XL5 Setlist June 8/2001

TALK-Theme
Mayor McCA - The McCampaign Song (C)
Ron Sexsmith - Don't Ask Why (C)
The Cash Brothers - Nerve (C)
Rufus Wainwright - Rebel Prince (C)
The Joel Plasket Emergency - Clueless Wonder (C)
TALK
The Evaporators - I'm Going to France (C)
Daft Punk - One More Time
McRackins - Bologna
Burning Sensation - Pable Picasso
Jonathan Richman - Give Paris one more Chance
Jonathan Richman - Theme from Moulin Rouge
Fatboy Slim - Because we Can
TALK
Kurt Swinghammer - The Signature of Marylyn Churley (C)
Duotang - Bitterman (C)
Bran Van 3000 - More Shopping (C)
Cub - Get off the road (C)
TALK
Cinerama - Come Dienne
Cinerama - Dance, Girl, Dance
Cinerama - Superman
Wedding Present - Dallince
Wedding Present - Flying Saucer
Wedding Present - Jet Girl
Wedding Present - My Favorite Dress
TALK
Swirlies - Track II (Telephone request)
The Stokes - The Modern Age
Squirrel - Monkey Bone (C)
David Byrne - Like Humans Do



(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Remember the Fireball XL5 Homepage is at www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/frseglen

Friday, May 11, 2001

May 11, 2001

Fireball XL5 Setlist May 11/2001

TALK-Theme
Luther Wright and the Wrongs - Goodbye Blue Sky (C)
Bob Schneider - Big Blue Sea (C)
Kyp Harness - All Roads Lead the Happiness in Their Way (C)
Kevin Laliberte - Elation
Veda Hille -
TALK
Badly Drawn Boy - The Shining
Billy But - I Wish (C)
Ron Sexsmith - Feel For You (C)
Chixdiggit - I Feel Like Gerry Cheevers (C)
Chicklet - Superficial (C)
TALK
Old 97s - Barrier Reef
Sea of Green - People of Earth
The Dirtmits - These Hands
King Cobb Steelie - Swiss Crumb
Ken Nordine - For the Birds
David Byrne - Everyone's in Love With You
TALK
Hawksley Workman - Jealous of your Cigarette (C)
Jerry Jerry and the Sons of Rhythmn Orchestra - The Hard Way (C)
Finigan's Tongue - Underground (C)
I am Spoonbender - Stopwatch Static (C)
Carolyn Mark - Not Another Other Woman (C)
Soviet Loop Syndicate - Spanish Inquition Funk (C)
Jo Momo - Sealed (C)
Moonstar - Imperial Starr Cruiser (C)
TALK
Yo La Tengo - Double Dare
Jonathan Richman - You're the One for me


(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Remember the Fireball XL5 Homepage is at www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/frseglen

Friday, April 27, 2001

April 27, 2001

Fireball XL5 Setlist April 27/2001

TALK-Theme
Detroyer - Beggars Might Ride (C)
The Papillomas - We're the Golden Cleats United (C)
BA Baracus - Roxanne (C)
Lloyd Cole - Past Imperfect
TALK
Cat Power - Satisfaction
Chris Sand - M for Montana
Dan Bryk - She Doesn't Mean a thing to me (C)
Badly Drawn Boy - Another Pearl
Belle and Sebastian - Don't leave the Light on Baby
ATLK
Sweetfall - Safe in Tharel (C)
Ricki Lee Jones - Show Biz Kids
Arun Pal - Letter (C)
The Rheostatics - Loving Arms (C)
Pat Skinner - Epistolong Exhibitionist (C)
TALK
Luther Wright and the Wrongs - The Happiest Days of our Lives (C)
Luther Wright and the Wrongs - Another Brick in the Wall (part 2) (C)
Stevie Ray Vaughn - Lenny
A Perfect Circle - 3 Libras
John Hiatt - Only the Strong Survives
Phish - Birds of a Feather
TALK
April March - Garden of April (request)
Hawksley Workman - You Beauty Must be Rubbing Off (C)
Ramones - I don't Want to Grow up

(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Remember the Fireball XL5 Homepage is at www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/frseglen

Friday, April 13, 2001

April 13, 2001

Fireball XL5 Setlist April 13/2001

TALK-Theme
Chris Wilson - Lady Lust (C)
Undertakin' Daddies - When Someone Wants to Leave (C)
Lungbutter - Naive (C)
The Continentals - Hours in the Sun (C)
Tricky Woo - Don't Get the Music Worried (C)
The People vs. Funk - Telepersonality (C)
TALK
Couch - Was Alles Halt
Mandalay - This Life (Kevin Fisher Dub)
Scanner - Speechless
Daft Punk - Fact to Face
TALK
Bruce Cockburn - Always Look on the Bright Side of Life (C)
Anne Bourne - Robin't Egg Blue
Alice Donut - Egg
Egg - Big Bottom
Dead Can Dance - Monther Tounge (from the album Serpent's Egg)
TALK
Kristian Hersh - Silica
Throwing Muses - Counting Backwards
Stephen Malkmus - Phantasies
Sebadoh - Ocean
Hawksley Workman - Your Beauty Must by Rubbing off (C)
Bettie Severt - Rudder
Luther Wright and the Wrongs - Another Brick in the Wall (C)
TALK
King Cobb Steelie - Rational (C)
Luna - Sideshow by the Seashore (live)
Lindy - Bliss (C)
TALK
B.A. Baracus Band - It's Tricky (C)


(C) Denotes Canadian Content

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Friday, March 30, 2001

March 30, 2001

I was joined this show by Trevor and Heather who share my love of baseball and in particular the Toronto Blue Jays, we had a few talking bits about the Jays and baseball. Of course we had to get all of the baseball take out of the way before Michelle came and banned any more of it.

Yes, yes I know I promised the year end CD last week, well a certain colour laser printer went down last week and has been very slow in returning from the shop, all I know is that they'll get out eventually.

The next show is Good Friday April 13th (yes I know it's also Friday the 13th but it seems like a did a show with that theme just a little while ago), don't really have an idea of what to play, but as it is the easter season and some of us might be decorating eggs before the show are there any songs about EGGS?

I'm also interviewing Andras Jones (who is playing the Jane Bond on April 21) before the show, so depending on how it goes I might play some of it during the show.

Happy Easter Everybody!

Fireball XL5 Setlist March 30/2001

TALK-Theme
Lindy - You Let Yourself Go (C) Saw him the next day at the Jane Bond
Hawksley Workman - Clever not Beautiful (C)
The Sadies - The Creepy Butler (C)
Piggy - North End Skarumble (C)
The Tighties - Fernando (C) **See Note 1
TALK (Baseball Talk 1)
Barbra Manning - Joltin' Joe DiMaggio
The Bookmen - Huggin' at my Pillow (C)
Courtney Love - Baseball Bat
TALK (Baseball Talk 2)
The Sixths - Puerto Rico Way The Jays opened the season in Puerto Rico
Sonic Youth - The Diamond Sea
Base is Base - FunkMobile (C)
TALK (Baseball Talk 3)
Electric Rollergirl - Disco Holiday
Mummy the Peep show - Boys Don't Cry
TALK
The People vs. Funk - Ultrasound (C)
Glamour Puss - Zydeco Boogaloo
RL Burnside - Mellow Peaches
United Future Organization - Good Luck Shore
BullFrog - SlowDown (C)
Daft Punk - High Life
Run DMC - Crown Royal
TALK
Andras Jones - The Firecracker Kid Playing April 21 at the Jane Bond
Blake Babies - Baby Gets High
Arab Strap - Scenery
Luc Doucet - Leroy
TALK
The Waterboys - It's All Gone

Note 1: I didn't like the song, but album cover features a Commodore 64 setup with keyboard, monitor, and disk drive. The name of the album is load"*",8,1 which for you old timers like me will remember fondly

(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Remember the Fireball XL5 Homepage is at www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/frseglen

Friday, March 16, 2001

March 16, 2001

I had more fun than I was expecting during the St. Patrick's Day show, we split the music into a set of celtic sounding music and then bands that have some Irish connection even if they don't sound celtic, ie. I don't think My Bloody Valentine was played as too many Irish Pubs on St. Patrick's Day. But looking over the setlist now I realize that all of the celtic music I have listened to is 5 - 10 years old, I just haven't been into that kind of music in many years, I don't know why.

The next show (Friday March 30) will be just a couple of days before one of the most important dates on my calendar - Opening Day of the Baseball Season. Any baseball themed requests would be appreciated.

I know I've been saying it for the last 4 weeks, but this time the Official Fireball XL5 CD is really almost ready to be shipped, they will start going out this weekend.

One last thing, once again Team CKMS is climbing the CN tower to raise money for the World Wildlife Fund (www.wwf.ca) on April 21, if you feel like sponsoring me please contact me.


TALK-Theme
Nomeansno - I Need You (C) See Note 1
Mad Bomber Society - Shotgun (C)
Les Fabian - Lady (C)
Les Sequels - Quatre Cheveau dans le ? (C)
The Sadies - Flash (C)
ShroomJob - Groovy Little Hippie Chick (C) See Note 2
TALK
Otis Taylor - My Souls in Louisana
Jelly Roll Morton - ? Rag
James Cotton - She's My Baby
Odetta - ?
? - I want to be Ready Ben Harper Cover
TALK
Uisce Beatha - Purple Heather (C)
War Wagon - Madawaska Rain (C)
Spirit of the West - Our Station (C)
The Pogues - Dirty Old Town See Note 3
Rawlins Cross - O'Neil's March/ Haugs of Cromdale (C)
Thomas Trio and the Red Albino - Sun Rising (C)
TALK
The 4 of Us - Mary
Waterboys - Don't Bang the Drum
World Party - Way Down Now
Hothouse Flowers - Don't Go
Therapy? - Teeth Grinder
My Bloody Valentine - Only Shallow
TALK
Kristen Hersh - Cold Water Coming
Hawksley Workman - Little Tragedies (C)
Arab Strap - Love Detective
TALK
Pizzicato Five - Happy Birthday For Norm whose birthday is on St. Patrick's Day

Note 1: For Steven Fassnacht as he recently went to see them in concert in Arizona

Note 2: Got a request for this band because they were playing in Kitchener, they are the worst band ever, stay far away from ShroomJob

Note 3: Request for Steven P. Robinson, fitting as both of us used to be able to play the beginning of this song on the harmonica


(C) Denotes Canadian Content

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Friday, March 2, 2001

March 2, 2001

I know I was a little nervous about the Inner city Surfers coming on the show last week, I downloaded a few of their songs and they were a bit heavier than I was expecting. For some reason I had visions in my head of Hell Angel's pulling up to the station, but it turns out they were just a couple of white suburban kids being punk rockers. They were articulate and friendly and left after half and hour, overall it went as well as could be expected. They were playing that night at the Bombshelter opening for former local band Paintbox (featuring Greg Hood-Morris for you Imprint alums).

I also finally got to play a few leftovers from the kiss set, including some of Kenton's suggestions. I also had a set of CDs that I was listening to in my office, Michelle doesn't get to listen to CDs in her office. Here's a good setlist question:

1) Are you allowed to listen to music during work
2) Do you?

I was also hoping to have started distributing the official "Fireball XL5 Best of 2000" CD by the time I wrote this. Although I'm close the first CD is still a few days off. But I WILL be distributing them before the next setlist so if you don't think I have your mailing address please e-mail it to me (not for KW people of course).

The next show (March 16) is of course the day before St. Patrick's Day, not really my favourite celebration, lining up all day, people drinking green beer, not really my scene (Of course I'll probably find myself at the Jane Bond on Saturday night watching Bernard in his band the Wagon Wheels anyway). So if you want to send along your favourite Irish themed selections it would be appreciated.

See the current Survivor Contest standing, right now Michelle is looking hard to beat:

www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/frseglen/survivor2.htm


Fireball XL5 Setlist March 2/2001

TALK-Theme
Paintbox - Life Ability (C)
Paintbox - Window Surfer (C)
TALK - Interview I
Inner City Surfers - Whole Lot Happier (C)
TALK - Interview II
Inner City Surfers - Goin' Out (C)
TALK - Interview III
Reverend Horton Heat - Baddest of the Bad
Meat Puppets - Backwater
Superchunk - 10000 Fireflies
TALK (Kiss set revisited)
Magnetic Fields - Kiss Me Like You Mean It
Del Lords - Judas Kiss
Brian Ferry - Kiss and Tell
Shirley Bassey - Hey, Big Spender
Andras Jones - Six Million Dollar Ken
TALK (Office CDs)
Badly Drawn Boy - Dissilusion
Chaos for Comfort - Steelway (request) (C)
The Gruesomes - Love Got in the Way (C)
Electronic - Out of my League
New Order - Sub-culture
TALK
The Sadies - Glass of Wine (C)
Weeping Tile - I'm Late (C)
The Januaries - Chocolate and Strawberries
St. Etienne - Queen of Polythene
Soviet Loop Syndicate - Spanish Inquisition Funk (C)
Fuck - Its Unbelievable
Otis Rush - Sit Down Baby
TALK
Oyster Band - Love Vigilanties


(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Remember the Fireball XL5 Homepage is at www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/frseglen

Friday, February 16, 2001

February 16, 2001

The kiss set went well, in fact if I could have found all the songs I was looking for I probably could have done the whole show on that theme. Especially with all the suggestions I got from different people with quite a few from Kenton, unfortunately me being a big doufus forgot to print out Kenton's e-mail and I couldn't play any of his songs, for this I apologize. I'll try to play a couple of them this show.

For this week's show (March 2) a band that is playing the Bombshelter on Friday, the Inner City Surfers has asked to come on the show. I haven't had a band on the show since my days of doing the Friday afternoon show with Kenton and Derek, but I remember it was always fun to have people on the show. I have no idea what they sound like but I have decided to go for it, I hope that wasn't a mistake.

Official Survivor II Contest:

After tonight's show we know who the 10 people will be to make the merge, so this is the time to pick your finalists for the Official Survivor II Pool.

Pick the last four contestants on Survivor (10 Points)
Pick the winner of Survivor (15 points)

Tie-breaker - (Only used if two people tie for the most number of points)
How many total votes will Jerri get during the course of the show (she currently has
2 votes).

VOTES MUST BE E-MAILED TO ME BY 8:00 PM MARCH 8/2001


Fireball XL5 Setlist February 16/2001

TALK-Theme
Astream - Annoying (C)
Papa Boa - La Mer a Boire (C)
Wonder Brass - Peau de Chat
Stampede queen - Sunshine Annie (C)
Alex Bugnon - Scirocco (C)
Wayne Omaha - Intermission (C)
TALK
Young Fresh Fellows - Amy Grant - Saw Amy Grant on Millionaire
They Might Be Giants - Twisting - mentions Amy Grant
The Caribbean - Help Would one Confuse Me
The Recoilers - Change the Record (C)
Jolly Llamas - Looks Too Good (C)
Dinner is Ruined - Ray Charles Kind of Party (C)
The Pursuit of Happiness - Edmonton Block Heater (C) Request by Steven
TALK (Kiss set 1)
Cocteau Twins - Tishbit (from Milk and Kisses)
Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Detroit Rock City (from Kiss my Ass)
White Town - Hair Like Alain Delon (from One Last Kiss)
Shirley Bassey - Kiss me Honey, Honey
Solarbaby - Wasteland Kiss
Jonathan Richman - When She Kisses Me
New Order - Perfect Kiss
TALK (Kiss set 2)
Hall and Oates - Kiss on my List
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Kiss them for me
Tom Jones w(Art of Noise) - Kiss
Prince - Kiss
Kiss - I Was Born for Loving You
TALK
Soviet Loop Syndicate - Breather
The Lemonheads - Big Gay Heart Request for Charlene


(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Remember the Fireball XL5 Homepage is at www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/frseglen

Thursday, February 1, 2001

February 2, 2001

Fireball XL5 Setlist February 2/2001

TALK-Theme
Les Graules - La Bombe (C)
Tijuana Bibles - Cua Esta en una muchacha (C)
Omega Ad - Whale (C)
Arun Pal - Lover's Dream (C)
The Heat - Take it all back (C)
Shawn O'Shea - Get Outside
TALK
Brassy - I Can't Wait
St. Etienne - Shoot out the Lights
Jo Moma - Alive (C)
Epsilon Minus - Lost (C)
Ganymede - Lady of the Night
TALK
Hugh Ragin Trumpet Ensemble - Finger Filibuster
Soggy Bottom Boys - In the Jailhouse Now
J. Mascis and the Fog - Back Before you go
Stephen Malkmus - Discretion Grove
Twilight Circus Dub Sound System - Bin sharer bub plate
TALK (Ground Hog Day Set)
Boss Hogg - I Dig You
Nat King Cole - Almost Like Being in Love (from the Groundhog Day Soundtrack)
Dar Williams - February
Coffin Break - Hole in the Ground
Big Sugar - Groundhog Day (C) - Request
TALK
Lemon Jelly - The Staunton Lick
Twigs - Divulge
TALK
Jazz Butcher - Sex Engine

(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Remember the Fireball XL5 Homepage is at www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/frseglen

Friday, January 19, 2001

January 19, 2001

New music abounded during this show, this meant I liked some of the music and hated some of it, but if you don't take chances how are you going to find new music you like? The show then ended with my tribute to the departed Al Waxman and songs that Michelle thinks are similar so we played them together.

After the setlist are your best of 2000 lists, thanks for all who submitted them and bad on you that didn't (maybe I should make submitting a top 3 list a requirement for getting the Best of 2000 CD, which I've been asked about and yes we are in the early planning stages for it). In the meantime here the official Fireball XL5 Best of 2000 webpage is now ready for viewing:
www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/frseglen/archive/best_of_2000.htm

This week's show (February 2) is of course Groundhog Day, I have no idea what to play to honour this day of international celebration (and incidently the birthday of list member John Shimeld) so if you have any ideas send them along.

And one more thing:

Can you believe they voted Kel off!

Fireball XL5 Setlist January 19/2001

TALK-Theme
Tijuana Bibles - High School Ring (C)
Pigeon-Hole - We're not going to take it (C) Yup, a Twisted Sister Cover
Original Soup - Nothing that you do (C)
The Undercurrents - I thought you knew before (C)
The Cartel - Cold Embrace (C)
Philip Rummel - Holy Maton (C)
TALK
The Stranglers - Golden Brown From the Snatch Soundtrack
Frank Black and the Catholics - Robert Onion
J Mascis & the Fog - Darlin' of Discoteque
Joe Moma - Interstellar
Uphold - Devil Girl!
TALK
The Chemical Brothers - Freak of the Week
New Order - Age of Consent
Scanty Sandwich - Because of You
Olivia Tremor Control - Hideway
TALK (Al Waxman Tribute)
Teddy Orchestra - Cagney & Lacey Theme Obvious connection
Chixdiggit - King of Kensington (C) Not the actual theme song
Jonathan Richman - I must be King He was the King
Lowest of the Low - Salesmen Cheats and Liars (C) Michelle and I saw him in Death of a Salesman
The Look People - Trucker Butt (C) **See Note 1
TALK
Crash Vegas - Red Earth (C) **See Note 2
The Lemonheads - Outdoor Type
Billy Bragg - Great Leap Forward
The Caribean - Verse by Verse
TALK
The Soggy Bottom Boys - I am a man of Constant Sorrow

Note 1: I played the Look People because the lead singer Jaymz Bee always said he
was the president of the Al Waxman fan club and that he had a tatoo of Waxman on
his arm. I looked for him on the TV coverage of the funeral but I didn't see him.

Note 2: Ever since I have played the Lemonheads' song Outdoor Type from the Tao
of Steve soundtrack Michelle said that it reminded her of both the Crash Vegas
song and the Billy Bragg song, after hearing them played together I agree that the
beginning of all three songs are almost identical. Who is stealing from whom?

(C) Denotes Canadian Content

Listmembers Best of 2000

Karen M:

Albums:
Sarah Harmer, You Were Here
PJ Harvey, Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
Sleater Kinney, All Hands on the Bad One

Concerts:
Sleater Kinney, Opera House
Saint Etienne, Opera House
Macha and Go-Betweens, Bowery Ballroom (CMJ, NYC)

Derek W:

Johnny Cash, Barbara Manning's singles-and-B-sides
compilation, Under One Roof, and Neuseiland (who contain members of Thrush
Hermit and/or the Super Friendz I believe). I also liked Mojave 3 and Badly
Drawn Boy.

Dave C:

Radiohead - Kid A (yes, predictable)
Dandy Warhols - Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia (ahh... overproduction)
Dido - No Angel (a relaxing mix... beats out Enya... at least
alphabetically.)

Trevor D:

My one and only pick for best album of 2000-
Napster. It's all I now need, and has changed the way I go about listening
to music forever. It's also changed the music industry forever too..it's
set the ball in motion for the end of the record companies and more power to
the individual artist.

Steven F:

1) Jolly Llamas - Shangra Llama
2) Motoerhead - we are motoerhead
3) Johnny Cash - American III: Solitary

Stephen R:

Radiohead "Kid A".

Ted T:

1. Asian Dub Foundation - Community Music
2. St. Germain - Tourist
3. Jurassic 5 - Quality Control

...Screw you!, I gotta add another...

4. Thievery Corporation - The Mirror Conspirasy


Remember the Fireball XL5 Homepage is at www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/frseglen

Wednesday, January 10, 2001

January 5, 2001

Another easy show as we own almost all the music played on the show, with
the exception of the first set which came other people's top 10 lists. This
year I actually had 10 albums of the year (last year I only had 7), but there
wasn't one album that really stood out above the rest, just a lot of good
albums that made choosing the top 4 difficult. In fact I didn't make my
final decision until the end of the show.

Here are my top 5:

1. The Gruesomes - Cave-In
A Canadian garage band from the early 90s, so maybe it's just me re-living
my younger days and sure all their songs sound the same, but they are
goofy and fun and everybody should have at least on Gruesomes album (this is
my second).

2. Looper - The Geometroid
Stuart David left Belle and Sebastian and formed Looper after the lastest
(disappointing) album by Belle and Sebastian, I think he left just in time. This
album by Looper just has a certain energy that makes me keep listening to it.

3. Various Artists - Tao of Steve Soundtrack
Normally I don't like putting soundtracks on best of lists, but this one is
different as a few of the songs were written specifically for the movie and
the rest are intimately associated with it.

4. King Cobb Steelie - Mayday
The boys from Guelph really put it together for this one, radio friendly and
catchy, some say sell-out I say all the power to them.

5. Paul MacLoed - Close & Play
Paul finally comes out with the album he was capable of, his association with
Hawksley Workman has greatly improved the energy in his songs.


And Michelle's:

1. Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out
The Hoboken Trio produced an album just for me (i.e. no marathon electric guitar feed-back sessions). The more I listen, the more the songs repeat through my head all day long, and I'm just not getting sick of them.

2. Sarah Harmer - You Were Here
I really liked Weeping Tile but passed over Sarah Harmer last summer at Hillside. That was a mistake - I can't stop listenting to her dreamy voice. Listening to Loadstar alone in a quiet room is simply amazing.

3. Badly Drawn Boy - The Hour of Bewilderbeast
After recent rave reviews I had to hear this album - no disapointments here.

4. Twilight Singers - Twilight
Greg Duli from the Afghan wigs delivers a melodic masterpiece. No real singles on this album, it just works as a whole experience.

5. King Cobb Steelie - Mayday
More reminiscent of "Rational" - so I love it.


Here are some other sources of top 10 lists:
http://www.radiosonic.com/content/week/top10s2000.htm
http://www.exclaim.ca/common/display.php3?articleid=411
http://www.ckmsfm.uwaterloo.ca/top10folder/index.html
http://www.mrg2000.com/merge/news.html

And once Michelle tells me her whole list I'll update the Fireball XL5 Best of 2000 webpage.

Next week I'll send out the top 3 of the people who get this mailing, so there is
still time to send my your top 3 of 2000 if you haven't already done so.

For this week show (January 19) I want to concentrate on new material as we
have been neglecting it during the Christmas show and the Best of show.
However with the unfortunate passing of Canadian Legend Al Waxman I want
to have a set devoted to him, pass along any suggestion you have.


Fireball XL5 Setlist January 5/2001

TALK-Theme (From other people's lists)
The Dears - Heartless Romantic (C)
International Noise Conspiracy - Smash it up
Go-Betweens - Magic in Here
Sleather-Kinney - You're no Rock'N'Roll Fun
Brassy - I can't Wait
TALK
The Sixths - You You You You You
Haskley Workman - No Sissies (C)
Carolyn Mark - Not Another Woman (C)
Paul MacLeod - Listen Mary (C)
Yo La Tengo - Our Way to Fall
TALK
Madonna - Don't Tell Me
Supergrass - Pumping on your Stereo
Salteens - Nice Day (C)
New Pornographers - Letter From an Occupant (C)
Treble Charger - Brand New Low (C)
TALK
Epsilon Minus - Wasted Years (C)
South Pacific - Analogue 9 (C)
Thievery Corporation - Lebonese Blonde
Fatboy Slim - Talking About my Baby
TALK
Twilight Singers - The Twilight Kid
King Cobb Steelie - Below the Stars (C)
Badly Drawn Boy - Magic in the Air
Looper - Modem Song
Sarah Harmer - Uniform Grey (C)
Eythn Mirsky - I just Wanne be your Steve McQueen (From the Tao of Steve Sndtk)
TALK
The Gruesomes - Stop it, Girl (C)

(C) Denotes Canadian Content

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