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, 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

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

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