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