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 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