Of course I named the show after the great album by the Smittens and I pay homage to the band by using a clip of their song 11:11 for my theme. I hope the band doesn't mind, but when I have talked to various members of the band after shows they seem like nice people whom I think would be good with it.

I also use this name for my DJ night happening occasionally at the Jane Bond in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Note that the links to shows older than 6 months might not be working, if you really want those shows please send me an email and I can get them to you. (Note that prior to 2018 I called my podcast FireballXL5, so don't be confused if you look at an old setlist)

Special thanks to Jeff Woods for finding my a place to host my mp3s!

December 31, 1999

First about this show, we ended up having 3 guests in the studio for the
New Year's Eve show: Sari, Derek, and Graham. We tried to keep the
talking centred on the usual themes for a year end review show: TV,
movies, music. The TV talk didn't produce a lot of insight, during the
movie discussion we all had different choices for our favourite movie but
were divided as to whether this meant it was a good or bad year for
movies. Of course everybody had different musical opinions and they are
reflected in their sets, you may notice I didn't have a specific set as I
didn't have time to finalize my list before the show (but I do reveal my
pick for number 1 single of the year at the end of the setlist). This
means that our next show (January 14) will be the Official Fireball XL5
best of 1999 show.

It also means you have a bit more time if you haven't been able to send me
your best of 1999 or best of the 1990s top three list.

Fireball XL5 Setlist Dec 31, 1999

TALK-Theme (trying to boost the Canadian Content set before
everybody plays their favourite songs and we fall
below CRTC regulations)
Stompin Tom Connors - Move Along
Swinghammer - Vostok 6
Swinghammer - White Russians
Ibycus Songs - Space Ships
Chicklet - Superficial
TALK (Movie set)
Franka Potente - Believe (Run Lola Run)
Bell & Sebastian - Slow Graffitti (The Acid House)
Len - Steal My Sunshine (Cruel Intentions)
Blur - Coffee and TV (?)
Big Gay Al - I'm Super (South Park)
The Sandpipers - Mighty Mouse Theme (Man on the Moon)
TALK (Derek's Set)
TLC - No Scrubs
Holymodal Rounders - Happy Rollin' Cowboy
Os Mutantes - Bat Macumba
Moby - Porcelain
TALK (Michelle's Set)
Magnetic Fields - Paper was a rodeo
Tom Waits - Picture in a frame
Joel Plaskett - When I have my vision
Wilco - Via Chicago
Beth Orton - Central Reservation
Kahimi Karie - What are you wearing?
TALK (Sari' Set)
Steve Earl - CCKMP
Freakwater - Harlan
The Knitters - Cryin' but my tears are far away
Ramasutra - New Wave Pernament Wave DJ
Dub Narcotic & Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Banana Meltdown
Lynard Skynard - Saturday Night Special **from the "that 70s show"
Blurtonia - Pick up the Pieces soundtrack as we just talked
Luna - La poupee qui Fait non about TV
Planet Smashers - Super Orgy Porno Party ** Number 1 single of the year

December 10, 1999

December 10, 1999
Theme: Christmas
On Air: Frank, Jayson, Attilio

Jaymz Bee and the Royal Jelly Orchestra - Space Age Santa
Jaymz Bee and the Royal Jelly Orchestra - Carol of the Bells
Wet Spots - Wet Christmas
The Bus - If Santa Claus was a Vampire
Los Straightjackets - Sleigh Ride
TALK (We talk about the differences in Christmas carols between Canada and Italy)
Grinch - You're a mean one Mr Grinch
Shane MacGowen and the Popes - Christmas Lullaby
The Pogues - Lullaby of New York
Fountains of Wayne - I Want an Alien for Christmas
Fountains of Wayne - The Man in the Santa Suit
The Flaming Lips - Christmas at the Zoo
TALK (Attilio talks about Christmas in Italy)
Steve Morse & Manuel Barruecco - Carol of the Bells
Mary Margaret O'hara - Blue Christmas
London Traditional X-mas - Silver Bells
Dandy Warhols - The Little Drummer Boy
Freedy Johnston - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Wonderful world of Joey - What Sweet Child o' Mine is This
The Wedding Present - Steppin' into Christmas
Sonic Youth - Santa doesn't cop out on dope
Southern Culture on the Skids - Merry Christmas baby
New Bad Things - Shoplifting you something for Christmas
Tiger - Rudolph the red nosed caribou
TALK (Talking about Brent Hagerman, Pond Dog, and Lid)
Brent Hagerman - Pond Dog Blues
Lid - Death comes a wanking
Lid - Shit Shack
TALK (Sign Off)
Wool - Xmas its Christmas

December 3, 1999

My day Friday December 3:

2:00 pm - get e-mail from Charlene about doing show that day
3:00 pm - call Charlene to confirm details
5:55 pm - prepare for show
6:00 pm - on air

As you can see above there wasn't much preparation time for this week's show,
but that was OK as there were tons of new stuff considering Michelle and I
missed our latest regular slot (Thanks for Heather and Trevor for filling
in). When we got to the station as usual there was nobody there, however by the
end it was like Grand Central Station; people were coming and going with stuff
happening in both the other studios, people moving drum sets, cars coming and
going, even Heather and Trevor were there to tape another show and they came
on for one talking segment.

We are on again this Friday December 10, as this will be the last time we will
be on before the 25th and I am totally unoriginal this will count as the
Christmas show, send along any suggestions we actually have a pretty large
collection of Xmas music at the station.

There are so many stories about the music this show:

The Rheostatics songs is from a just released children's album and accompanying
book that has been two years in the making, one of the songs was written by
Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip.

Tony Clifton is the nightclub singer character of Andy Kaufman from the
soundtrack to Man on the Moon

The Zamboni's song was of course dedicated to Jimmy 'Iceman' MacNeil
of the Brantford Civic Centre who easily won the Zamboni driver of the Year
with a stunning 177,556 votes (second was Al Sobotka with 97,261). Complete
results available at www.zamboni.com.

Michelle went to see Momus/Kahimi Karie/Toog at the Jane Bond Cafe while I
was in Edmonton, she said Momus sang rude and vulgar songs and she was most
impressed by the French (?) singer Toog.

I ended off with the Flying Bulgar Klezmar Band as Chanukah started at sunset.

December 3, 1999
Ibycus Songs - Spaceships
Devolver - Circle in the Sky
The Rheostatics - Monkey Bird
Andy Stochansky - Insect
Swinghammer - The First
Beastie Boys - Slow and Low
Tony Clifton - I Will Survive
The Zambonis - Andy Moog Meets Robert Moog
Prince - Everyday is a Winding Road
Pet Shop Boys - You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk
The Pixies - Dig For Fire (request)
Frank Black - Western Skies
Breeders - Divine Hammer
Arrogant Worms - Hiemlich Maneuver
Len - Feelin' Alright (Dust Brothers remix)
Cyclic Redundancy - Mike's Funky Lounge
Adrian Raso - When I'm Alone
People like us meet the Jet Black People - Song number 6
Alien Radio Station - Deep Inner Mental Forces
Momus - Stefano Zerelli
Kahimi Karie - What are you Wearing
Toog - Jonas
Beck - Mixed Bizness
Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band - Mayne Yunge Yorn

November 27, 1999

Yes, once again we were on the air this past week, I still haven't been
able to get in touch with the guy I'm "supposed" to be alternating with.
Also once again I did a spotlight on somebody I didn't see, the Wednesday
before the show Lloyd Cole played in Toronto, but because I didn't hear
about it in time as I was on vacation I couldn't get a ticket.

Fireball XL5 Setlist - November 27, 1999

Child - Coatcheck Girl
Saddlesores - Skin it off
New Grand - Girls (Treat 'em right)
Show Business Giants - Fireball XL5
Rawlins Cross - Coleen
Supreme Bagg Team - Flip, Flop, & Fly
The Gruesomes - Quand Je March Dans Ca Rue (Dedcation to the Quebec
Deadcats - Tough Enough election)
Station Twang - Jet Stream
Gaffer - Plotting Logic (Request)
Afrika Bambaataa & James Brown - Unity
Depeche Mode - Its no good
REM - Hope
Beck - Bottle of Blues
Lloyd Cole & the Commotions - Four Flights Up (Rattlesnakes)
Lloyd Cole & the Commotions - Why I love country music (Easy Pieces)
Lloyd Cole - Long Way Down (Lloyd Cole)
Lloyd Cole - Weeping Wine (Don't get wierd on me babe)
Lloyd Cole - Trigger Happy (Love Story)
Pansy Division - Bad Boyfriend
Momus - To Everyone I've ever slept with
Maynard Ferguson - Just Friends
Spritiulized - Electricity
The Crystal Method - Comin' Back (the Lights Southern Mix)
808 State - Pacific 808

November 12, 1999

Just a quick note as I'm currently in Edmonton at a meeting, which leads
to the announcement that this Friday November 26 the controls of Fireball
XL5 will be in the capable hands of Heather and Trevor.

I'm not thinking about a theme for the next show when I am back however
everybody should start thinking about their picks for best albums of this
year and also of the decade.

November 12, 1999
Arrogant Worms - Celine Dion
Huevos Rancheros - The Wedge
Birdhouse - Be There
Stan Rogers - Acadian Saturday Night
Cowboy Junkies - Leaving Normal
Mattew Sweet - What Matters
Unrest - Teenage Suicide
Madder Rose - Fade
Cocteau Twins - Wax & Wane
Joel Plasket - When I Have My Vision
Local Rabbits - When You Return
Ani Difranco - Back Back Back
Momus - Akiko Masuda
Fantastic Plastic Machine - MPF (Mezzo Piano Forte)
Cabbageboy - interstellar Love
Pet Shop Boys - You Only Say You Love Me When You're Drunk
Esthero - Superheros
Ian Knopke - Solar, Man Of The Atom
Super Friendz - Up & Running
People From Earth - Aquaman
Ramones - Spiderman
Liz Phair - Batmobile
Wesley Willis - I Whipped Batman'a Ass
Adam West - Things
Catwoman - Bobbi Got A Job
Flin Flon - Yellow Knife

Fireball XL5 - Y2K Media Hype contest details:

I have chosen the National Post as the reference newspaper (sorry if this offends
some people, but a) I wanted to keep it Canadian and b) they had the only search
engine that ordered the results by date). There are 2 parts to the contest, the
first one is to guess the last date in the year 1999 when the word (expression,
shortform, whatever you call it) "Y2K" will NOT be used in an article and the
second part is to guess the first date in the year 2000 when "Y2K" will NOT be
used in any article.

Notes: There is no National Post on Sundays and I am relying on the search engine
provided by the Website, I'm not going to actually scan the paper, so "Y2K" being
used in an advertisement or in the classifieds doesn't count. Scoring is as
follows: 5 points for getting the date right on, and then losing a point for each
day you are off, hence the maximum score will be 10 points.

In case there is a tie here is the tie-breaking question:
How many articles will contain "Y2K" on the January 1, 2000 edition of the National Post?

Please submit your contest entries to frseglen@uwaterloo.ca, the cut off date for
entries will be November 19, 1999. There will no prizes, just the admiration of all
my loser friends. You can check the current standings at:

By the way as of today the last time "Y2K" was not in an article was way back on
October 27. Good Luck.

October 29, 1999

The Halloween show was its usual scary self, however there was some controversy
between Michelle and I about the what the theme really was: Songs that actually
sounded scary (Michelle's opinion) or songs that had titles dealing with
Halloween, death, the devil, etc. (My opinion). Maybe next year we'll split the
show in half.

For the next show I'm looking for suggestions for songs about superheroes, this
is related the theme of Michelle's birthday party this year, that came about
after watching the movie Mystery Men. Send your suggestions along for the next
show on November 12.

Also, I'm starting a contest about the media and the year 2000 hype, read about
it after the setlist.

Fireball XL5 Setlist Oct 29, 1999
TALK-Theme (Songs from movies)
Acid Test - Mr. Skin
Teknakullar Raincoats - Dancing Cadavers
Klaus Nomi - Ding Dong (the witch is dead)
Juliana Hatfield - Witches Song
The Fleshtones - I was a teenage Zombie
TALK (80s set)
Ministry - Everyday is Halloween
Oingo Boingo - Dead man's Party
The Smiths - Cemetary Gates
Siouxsie & the Banshees - Peek-a-boo
Bauhaus - Bella Legosi's dead (with apologies to Trevor)
The Smugglers - Your mom's the Devil
Hank & Frank - Walk like a Zombie
Deja Voodoo - Cemetary (Request)
Deja Voodoo - Three Men, One Coffin
The Clash - City of the Dead
Jackson Phibes - Body of a boy, mind of a monster
Colour me Psycho - Sinister Urge
The Jazz Butcher - The devil is my friend
Eddy Grant - Killer on the Rampage
Sucking Chest Wound - Satan'n'Hippies'n'drugs'n'rock'n'roll
Todd Rollins & Chick Bullock - The Boogie Man
Sonic Youth - Dirty Boots (Request)
JS Bach - Fugue in G Minor
Shuffle Demons - Funkin Pumpkin
Future Bible Heroes - Death Opened a boutique

Fireball XL5 - Y2K Media Hype contest details:

I have chosen the National Post as the reference newspaper (sorry if this offends
some people, but a) I wanted to keep it Canadian and b) they had the only search
engine that ordered the results by date). There are 2 parts to the contest, the
first one is to guess the last date in the year 1999 when the word (expression,
shortform, whatever you call it) "Y2K" will NOT be used in an article and the
second part is to guess the first date in the year 2000 when "Y2K" will NOT be
used in any article.

Notes: There is no National Post on Sundays and I am relying on the search engine
provided by the Website, I'm not going to actually scan the paper, so "Y2K" being
used in an advertisement or in the classifieds doesn't count. Scoring is as
follows: 5 points for getting the date right on, and then losing a point for each
day you are off, hence the maximum score will be 10 points.

In case there is a tie here is the tie-breaking question:
How many articles will contain "Y2K" on the January 1, 2000 edition of the National Post?

Please submit your contest entries to frseglen@uwaterloo.ca, the cut off date for
entries will be November 19, 1999. There will no prizes, just the admiration of all
my loser friends. You can check the current standings at:

By the way as of today the last time "Y2K" was not in an article was way back on
October 27. Good Luck.

October 15, 1999

In a vain attempt to be cool and hip I have created a website for the
show (next I will be growing a goatee and getting multiple piercings or
it that already passe). The URL is: www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/frseglen
I tried to make it simple and easy to navigate, it includes a searchable
archive of the setlists and a history of what I have done on various
stations in my campus radio career. If you have any suggestions or notice
any glaring errors please pass them along.

As always the Oktoberfest show started with the Wetspots and the
Blitzkrieg Polka (not to be confused with the Ramones Blitzkrieg Bop)
and then more polka than anybody can stand (3 songs). As promised
there was a set of music about the Fight Club which Michelle and I had
gone to see the week before, I'm still undecided about the movie, I liked
the first part however the second half gets a be too much when they take
the Fight Club to the next level. A couple of songs I couldn't find for
the fight set were "Kung Fu Fighting" and "Momma Said Knock you Out".

The next show will be Oct 29, I know its a cliche but what the hell, its
going to be a Halloween show, I think we can actually keep it up for the
entire two hours, the hard part will be the Can/Con thing. If you have
any suggestions send them along.

Fireball XL5 Setlist Oct 15, 1999
Wetspots - Blitzkrieg Polka
Romaniacs - PJ Polka
Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper - Polka Polka
Polkacide - Martha Polka
The Sadies - Locust Eater
Huevous Rancheros - Wild Turkey Surprise
TALK (Fight Set)
Wierd Paul - Whaling the Shit out of Guys
Beastie Boys - Fight for your Right to Party
Public Enemy - Party for your Right to Fight
Brian McKnight & Diana King - When we were Kings - from the Documentary
Old 97s - Murder (or a heartattack) - from the album Fight Songs
Johnny Cash - Boy Named Sue
Local Rabbits - Stomp your British Knights down
Flashing Lights - Talk to the Hand
The Chills - Song for Randy Newman
Boo Radleys - Barney (.. and me)
G Love and Special Sauce - Rodeo Clowns
Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals - Steal my Kisses
Sarah Slean - Playing cards with Judas
TALK (one of these songs was a request, guess which one)
The Sweater Girls - Nail me to Lacrosse
Bruce Cockburn - Down the Delta
Kaiser and Plimley - Jigsawin Glass
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
Watershell - Calling Elan
Madder Rose - Something
Circle Jerks - Coup D'Etat
TALK (tribute to Wilt Chamberlain)
Kool and Gang - Slam Dunk

September 24, 1999

Believe it or not this was actually the last time Michelle and I were on
the radio and I'm just getting this out now. But before I got this out I
wanted to confirm 1) when we were going to be on the air next (Oct. 15)
and 2) thinking of a damn theme.

The Sept 24 was going to feature music from videos directed by Spike Jonze
but I ran out of time so that will become part of the next show. The
beginning of fall set filled out nicely even getting a phone in request
that was part of the theme.

Although the next show will be smack dab in the middle of Oktoberfest I
figure nobody would want to admit knowing any polka songs (however I will
be starting the show with the ultimate Oktoberfest song Blitzkrieg Polka
by the Wet Spots). So instead we are going to the squared circle, as we
are attending a sneak preview of Fight Club tonight. If you have any
suggestions about songs related to fighting or the like send them along.

Fireball XL5 Setlist Sept 24, 1999

The Sadies - I tried not to
The Sweater Girls - Scientific
Rocket Science - Going Through
Pushing Daisies - Walk out the Door
The Frantics - Mrs. G **Raisa Gorbachev passing away
Shannon Lyon - Today
James Hall & worship and praise - King of Glory
Saint Etienne - Leafhound
Leftfield - Afrika Shox
Rankin Family - Tell My Ma **Just announced break up
They Might be Giants - Whistling in the Dark **George C. Scott passing away
Pansy Division - He could be the one **playing in the area
Lloyd Cole - Chelsea Hotel **L. Cohen 65th B-day
Leonard Cohen - Suzanne **ditto
TALK (Michelle's 80s set)
Gene Loves Jezebell - Desire
Roxy Music - Dance Away
Echo & the bunnymen - Lips like Sugar
Depeche Mode - Just Can't get enough
New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
TALK (Beginning of fall set)
Blinker the Star - September Already (request)
Big Star - September Gurls
Johnathan Richman - The Summer Feeling
Lloyd Cole - Unhappy Song
Earth, Wind and Fire - September
Matthew Good Band - Hello Time bomb
JFK and the Conspiritors - Tell me Baby
Parachute Club - Love and Compasion

September 10, 1999

First off a shameless plug, I'm going to be participating in the Terry Fox
Run this Sunday Sep 19, obviously the money raised is for cancer research,
if you would like to sponsor me for any amount it would be much

Now back to the radio show, we didn't have a theme as it was only a week
after the last show, however we took the opportunity to play a set of
bands who are playing in the area in the near future (or as of now, the
recent past). If anybody on the list wants to go to Guelph to see either
of the shows at the Trash in the next few weeks I'll drive.

Fireball XL5 will return on Sept 24, just after the official end of
summer, so hey that's a good enough theme for me, if you know any songs
about the end of summer or about the fall send them along.

Fireball XL5 Setlist Sept 10, 1999

Emm Gryner - Disco Lights
Spackle - Take That Ride
The Dalai Lamas - Lift it up
Guy Smiley - Funnel Vision
Don Renks - Hornet
The Cure - Purple Haze (request)
Dar Williams - The End of the Summer (request)
Solar Twins - Rock the Casbah
Belle & Sebastian - Slow Graffiti
Lo Fidelity All Stars - Vision Incision
TALK (upcoming concerts)
Magnetic Fields - All the Umbrellas in London (Lee's Palace - Sep 15)
Chicklet - Let Me Go (My Own Way) (Horseshoe - Sep 21)
Cibo Matto - Stone (Lee's Palace - Sep 12)
Pansy Division - I Really Wanted You (Trash - Sep 23)
Bruce Cockburn - Mama Just Wants to Barrelhouse All Night Long (Waterloo -
Oct 1)
Planet Smashers - Super Orgy Porno Party (Trash - Sep 28)
Meat Beat Manifesto - She's Unreal
PM Dawn - You Got Me Floatin'
Blur - She's so High
Boo Radleys - Skyscraper
Judy Bats - Jive Talkin'
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Otherside
Julie Doiron & the Wooden Stars - Dance Music
Moby - Honey

September 3, 1999

I have to get this list out early as Charlene and I are switching slots,
so Michelle and I are on this week (Sept 10) and Charlene will be on the
next week. (for those of you keeping score at home).

This means I have nothing planned for the show, however it is the end of
frosh week here on campus, so if any of you have any interesting memories
of your frosh week, or any songs which stand out in your mind from that
time send them along. Or if anybody who is within travelling distance
wants to be on the show today that would be cool as well.

The Sept 3 show featured a couple of sets about the band Unrest, but even
more about its front man Mark Robinson. He is from Washington, DC and
started a band in high school with friend Phil Krauth called Unrest in the
early 80s, then in 1991 they added bassist Bridget Cross. The band
released 3-5 albums depending on your definition of albums and EPs. After
splitting in 1994, Mark and Bridget reformed a year later as Air Miami and
released just one album. Then Mark joined with a couple of other
musicians and released an album covering old show tunes under the name
Grenadine. His latest project is the band Flin Flon which released the
ablum A-OK last year (all the songs are named after Canadian Cities) and
according to the Teenbeat website (www.teenbeatrecords.com) are releasing
another one this month. By the way Robinson also founded and runs the
teenbeat record label.

We also played some songs associated with camping as Michelle and I went
on a canoe trip to Algonquin Park a few weeks back.

Fireball XL5 Setlist Sept 3, 1999

Rocket Science - More than I should
Guy Smiley - When we went to shows
Plasticine - Something to someone
Punching Nuns - I-94
Legion of Green Men - Eternal Opuscules
Barry White - Slow Your Roll
Lo Fidelity All Stars - Pony Pressure
Chicklet - White Flag
Moby - Run On
TALK (Unrest set)
Unrest - Cath Carrol
Unrest - Isabel
Unrest - Teenage Suicide
Grenadine - Philco
Air Miami - Definitely Beachy
Flin Flon - Buffalo Narrows
Cath Carrol & Steve Albini - King Creole **from Elvis tribute album
The Sixths - Peurto Rico Way **features Robinson on vocals
Luna - City Kitty **released on Teenbeat (1 single)
Barbra Manning - Blood of Feeling **released on Teenbeat (1 album)
Cold Cut - Atomic Moog 2000 (request)
Odds - Wendy under the stars **suggested by Kenton
War Wagon - West wind and jack pine
Pretty Green - Swimming Song
Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun
Ashley MacIssac - Little House Around the Corner Jig **suggested by John

August 20, 1999

As various members of this mailing list were our west last week (some
horseback riding), me, Michelle, and Peter Brown put on our cowboy boots,
chaps, and 10 gallon hats to play a few sets about horses and alt-country
in general. As well other songs were played for reasons I highlight

Michelle and I just got back from a 5 day canoe trip this weekend to
Algonquin park, it was very exhausting but fun. Although Michelle
threatened to play a set about camping last weekend she never did, so we
will this week, if you have songs about camping, canoeing, being outdoors,
or songs that just remind you of any of these things, send them along.

Fireball XL5 - Aug 20, 1999

Boomdaddy - Purple Rain ** Note 1
Punching Nuns - Brakin' Da Law ** Note 2
The Carnations - Your Idiot Boyfriend
King Cobb Steelie - Duotang
Chicklet - Quake ** Note 3
They Might Be Giants - Spiraling Shape
Rheostatics - Bees ** Note 4
Cub - New York City
Paul MacLeod - Giants
Beck - Soul Sucking Jerk
Sarah Mclachlin - Ice Cream ** Note 5
House of Love - Who by Fire
Cibo Matto - Sugar Water
Luscious Jackson - Christine
Len - Steal my Sunshine
Issac Hayes - Lay Lady Lay
Palace Brothers - No More Workhouse Blues
Jonathan Richman - Don't See Her Much Since She Started With Horses
The Sundays - Wild Horses
Cowboy Junkies - A Horse in the Country
Big Star - Way out West
Ween - Japanese Cowboy
Steve Earl and the Supersuckers - Creepy Jackalope Eye
Johnny Cash - Beans for Breakfast
Elvis Costello - Stranger in the House
Wilco - Outtamind (Outtasight)
Son Volt - Straightface

Note 1: Played to prove to Linda I have this album
Note 2: Dedication to people studying for a Law and Ethics exam
Note 3: I have really liked every song I've played by Chicklet
Note 4: Played because Michelle had a bad reaction to a bee sting
Note 5: Played because Michelle and I saw and really liked a Canadian film
called "Better than Chocolate", very good, but contains mature subject
matter (why do you think I went).

August 6, 1999

We came back from Boston a lot poorer, but rich in memories, thanks to
Wayne for his Pixies suggestion, however they did not have a star in front
of the Tower records in Boston, unlike New Kids on the Block, Aerosmith,
Boston, Rob Zombie, Pat Metheney, and Jonathan Richman.

This week the Ambassador (Peter Brown) is rumoured to be joining Michelle
and I, and as some of the people from the list are on a horseback riding
trip out west I want to do a set of horse (or at least cowboy/western)
music, suggestions?

Fireball XL5 - Aug 6, 1999

Chicklet - Superficial
The Punching Nuns - Teenage Kicks
The Carnations - Let me be your Ferris Bueller
Saddlesores - Skin it off
The Great Balancing Act - San Francisco Roller Disco
Lucious Jackson - Sexy Hypnotist
Lucious Jackson - Why do I Lie?
The Flaming Lips - Feeling yourself Disintegrate
The Flaming Lips - She Don't Use Jelly
Guided by Voices - Thing I will Keep
TALK (Boston Set)
The Pixies - Debaser
Jonathan Richman - Lonely financial zone
Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Someday I suppose
Pat Metheney - Three Flights Up
The Lyres - Help you Ann
South Park Residents - Blame Canada
J. Geiles Band - Centerfold
Cornershop - Sleep on the Left Side
Belly - Slow Dog
John Southworth - Stand by your masses
The Music Tapes - Wishing Well at Capers End
Moby - Honey
Random - Electric
Starbean - Gary Numan ** See Note 1
Flin Flon - Yellowknife ** See Note 1
Lloyd Cole - Si tu dois partir ** See Note 1
Wilco - Stand in our way ** See Note 1
House of Velvet - Mama Gueia

Note 1: These are the first CDs I bought on the internet from
www.absound.ca, based in Vancouver, they had a very good selection and up
to date database, have a lot of stuff on sale, shipping was $4.75 for 1 to
10 CDs. Overall I was very satisfied.

July 23, 1999

We started off with Tom Waits because of his upcoming concert in Toronto
after a 12 year absence, which Michelle is particularly excited about
since she has tickets. This led into the 2 Hillside sets (which put our
Canadian content over 50%) which occured last weekend, it was a great
festival with lots of interesting workshops (including one on canoe trip
preparation), good food and bands.

This past weekend Michelle, Derek, Sari, and I went to Boston for the
Civil Holiday long weekend, so I'm going to play a set of music of bands
from the Boston area, if you have any suggestions send them along (no New
Kids on the Block requests please).

Fireball XL5 - Setlist July 23/1999

Tom Waits - Big in Japan
Saddlesores - Pour me Whiskey
Frank Sinatra - Shadows in the Sand
Nat King Cole - Mona Lisa
Duke Ellington - Heaven
TALK (Hillside Set)
House of Velvet - Poison Ivy
Dream Warriors - Wash Your Face
The Sidemen - When the Sun Goes Down
By Divine Right - Come for a Ride
Emm Gryner - Summerlong
TALK (Hillside Set)
Sloan - Take it in
Corduroy Leda - Trigger
Jane Sibery - Temple
Sarah Slean - Angel
Ron Sexsmith - Right About Now
TALK (Moon Set)
REM - Man on the Moon (suggested by Karen)
Cowboy Junkies - Blue Moon Revisited
Nanci Griffith - Once in a Very Blue Moon
Magnetic Fields - You me and the Moon
Stompin Tom - The Man-moon Newfie
Waterboys - Whole of the Moon (suggested by Pauline)
Chemical Brothers - Out of Control
Harry Adamson/Nick Cave - Sweet Embrace
Flin Flon - Ukrania
Jonathan Richman - New England

July 9, 1999

** 1st Aniversary Edition of the Fireball XL5 Setlist - wow I've been
putting together this crappy newsletter for an entire year, note to self:
find something better to do with life **

The "misheard lyric" version of Fireball XL5 went pretty well with lots of
input from you guys, if you want to look up other lyrics check out the
website: www.kissthisguy.com . We also had the "South Park" film
soundtrack (of which only a few songs can be played during the day), and
new albums from The Flaming Lips, Lucious Jackson, and Cibo Matto.

I don't really have a theme for this week's show, but as the Hillside
Festival is coming up on the weekend we will do a spotlight on that. As
it is the 30th anniversary of the Moon Landing I was going to play a set
of songs about the moon. If you have any suggestions about moon songs
send them along (but just to me not the whole group).

Fireball XL5 Setlist July 9/1999

Paul MacLeod - Ugly Pride
King Cobb Steelie - One's A Heifer
North of America - Come Back
Wooden Stars - Bayonet Point
National Velvet - Flesh Under Skin
Stan, Kyle, Cartman - What Would Brian Boitano Do?
Rancid - 1998
Chicklet - Out of Sight
The Flaming Lips - Waitin' for Superman
Guided by Voices - I am a Scientist
TALK (misheard lyric set I)
Beck - Loser
LaiBach - Across the Universe
Belle & Sebastian - Boy with the Arab Strap
Sloan - Money City Maniacs
TALK (misheard lyric set II)
Stompin Tom Connors - Song of the Coho
English Beat - Mirror in the Bathroom
Squeeze - Pulling Mussels from a Shell
REM - The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight
John Southworth - Cute Girls, Gay Guys
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Scar Tissue
Lucious Jackson - Christine
Cibo Matto - Flowers
Dimitri From Paris - Toujours L'Amour

Misheard lyric summary:

REM Sidewinder sleeps tonight
real - Call me when you try to wake her up
misheard - Calling Chuch Yeager (Stephen P)
misheard - Calling Jamaica (Frank)

INXS Suicide Blonde
real - suicide blonde
misheard - soup and salad bar (Mary)

Chumbawumba Tubthumping
real-I get knocked down
misheard - I got no job (Pauline)

English Beat Mirrow in the Batroom
real - Mirror in the Bathroom
misheard - Meet her in the bathroom

Beck I'm a a Loser
real - Soy un Perdidor
misheard - Sores from head to toe (www.kissthisguy.com)
misheard - So your pantyhouse (www.kissthisguy.com)
misheard - Soar over Canada (www.kissthisguy.com)

Beatles Across the Universe
real - Jai guru deva (sanskrit for "Glory to the spiritual master"
misheard - jackeroodave-la-la (Dave)

Stompin' Tom Song of the Coho
real - I'm a gay young Coho
misheard - I'm a flaming homo (Dave - well not really misheard, but really
funny, actually a lot of homosexual references in the song if you listen
to the lyrics)

Sloan Money City Maniacs
real - Covered in Coke Fizz
misheard - Covered in Goat Piss (Sharla)

Squeeze Pulling Mussels from a Shell
real - Pulling mussels from a shell
misheard - Pulling mussles from Michelle (Michelle)

June 25, 1999

Well the first CD idea worked really well, I got a lot of responses and
was able to find enough of them to fill up a set as well a set of my first
five CDs. My first one was a blues compilation which I got for around
$15, a cheap CD at the time, then I sent away for 3 Spirit of the West
albums from Stoney Plain records, then I picked up The Proclaimers.

Michelle liked the idea so much she wants to do it again, this time the
theme is misheard lyrics, my example is by REM the song The Sidewinder
sleeps tonight when Stipe sings "Call me when you try to wake her up" I
always thought it was "Calling Jamaica", hey that's what is sounded like
to me OK. There have also been a series of books about this with the
title "Scuse my While I Kiss This Guy" from the Jimi Hendrix song. Anyway
send in you favourite misheard lyric.

Fireball XL5 Setlist June 25/ 1999

The Donnas - Get Rid of That Girl
The Planet Smashers - All Men Fear Women
Wooden Stars - The Summer I Drank Myself to Death
Mummble Ducks - Rocks & Bottles
Julie Dioron - Stay Now, Then Go
TALK (Other people's first CDs)
Squeeze - Another Nail in My Heart (Singles, 45s and under) Stephen
Cottage Industry - Jughead Jones (Superstar) Wayne Jenkinson
Rimsky Korsakov - The Young Prince, The Young Princess (Steven Fassnacht)
REM - The One I Love (Document) Sari Morrison or Derek Weiler
Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (IISFFGWG) Dave Claerhout
or Derek Weiler
Billy Bragg - A New England (request - the guy's first CD as well)
TALK (My first five CDs)
Aurthur Crudup - That's Allright Now Mama
Spirit of the West - John Goodman (Old Material)
Spirit of the West - Till the Cows Come Home (Tripping up the Stairs)
Spirit of the West - Darkhouse (Labour Day)
The Proclaimers - Then I Met You (Sunshine on Leith)
Wonderstuff - Caught in My Shadow (request)
Pavement - Gold Soundz
Mercury Rev - Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp
Chemical Brothers - Hey Girl, Hey Boy
Jamiroquai - Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
Cibo Matto - Sci-Fi Wasabe
Ron Sexsmith - Right About Now
Don Kerr - The Sniffing Princess
Rheostatics - Record Body Count
Beth Orton - Precious Maybe

Other people's first CDs I couldn't (or wouldn't) play:

Peter Brown - Genesis (Genesis)
Jayson Innes - Beatles (Revolver)
Mary Ference - Rick Astley or possibly Tears for Fears

Did you own a CD player before you bought your first CD:
No - 5 Yes - 4

June 11, 1999

Just a typical show, a tribute to the recently passed away Mel Torme and a
set coming from the Tragically Hip song Bobcaygeon: Does anyone know when
if the reference to "The men they couldn't hang" in the Tragically Hip
refer to the late 80s (early 90s and recently reformed) band of the same
name, in the song it talks about them having an "aryan twang", I didn't
find any evidence of this when I researched the Men the Couldn't Hang?

Also, my next show is going to be as close as I am going to be to July 1,
and no I'm not doing an all-Canadian show, but it is the 10th anniversary
of me buying my first CD player (I remember because I was on a work term
in Alberta and back then they allowed stores to open on holidays). So I'm
going to be playing selections from the first CDs I ever purchased. This
is where I want your input, just answer the questions:

1) what was the first CD you ever bought?

2) did you own a CD player at the time?

I'll try and have a set of everybody's first CD.

Fireball XL5 Setlist June 11, 1999

Show Business Giants - I've Got a Crush on Wendy Mesley
Jack Tripper - Sounds Familiar
Wooden Stars - Romantic Machinery
Planet Smashers - Super Orgy Porno Party
Rawlins Cross - Peace on the Inside
Pale Saints - Time Thief (request)
Go-Betweens - Streets of Your Town
Cracker - White Riot
The Muffs - Blow Your Mind
Mr. T. Experience - King Dork
Weird Paul - Acting like Mel Torme
Mel Torme - I've Got the World on a String
Harry Connick Jr. - Nowhere with Love
Maynard Ferguson - Chameleon
Kyp Harness - I Believe in You
Tragically Hip - Bobcaygeon
Men They Could Not Hang - Bounty Hunter
The Pogues - Misty Morning Albert Street Bridge
Kristy McColl - He Never Mentioned Love
Elvis Costello - I'll Never Fall in Love Again
Interstellar Force - Star Wars Theme
Chemical Brothers - Hey Boy, Hey Girl
Cibo Matto - Spoon
Negativeland/Chumbawumba - Smelly Water
Dee - Lite - Groove is in the Heart
PM Dawn - You've Got Me Floatin
Sugar - Helpless
Wetspots - Blitzkrieg Polka **Note 1

Note 1: This is the song I was mixing up with the Ramones Blitzkrieg Bop,
you see I'm not crazy.

May 21, 1999

I arrived back in Waterloo just in time to do my regular radio show, and
was joined by the Ambassador (Peter Brown) who brought a selection of
songs. (I labelled only one set as his, but the last half hour was
probably equally selected by the both of us)

As The Phantom Menace had just opened we played a few songs with a Star
Wars related theme, as well as playing some bands which are playing in the
area in the near future. I also had to play the Dik Van Dykes
"Beachcombers" as the Monday before the show I was visiting my cousin
Linda in Gibson's and we had lunch at Molly's Reach, and while in
Vancouver I was at the CD release party for Boomdaddy.

Fireball XL5 Setlist May 21, 1999

Mumble Ducks - North of the Ridges
Dik Van Dykes - Beachcombers
Boomdaddy - Hold Your Head High
The Planet Smashers - Too Much Attitude
Skavenjah - Sunny Side of Life
The Flashing Lights - High School
Julie Dioron - Will You Still Love Me in December
Corduroy Leda - 80 Bucks
TALK (Peter's Set)
Motorhead - Killed by Death **Note 1
Pavement - Rattled by the Rush **Note 1
Silver Jews - Advice to the Graduate
Butterglory - The Skills of the Star Pilot **Note 2
People from Earth - Join the Darkside **Note 2
Billy Bragg & Wilco - California Stars
Fountains of Wayne - Denise
Tom Waits - Eyeball Kid
Mayor McCa - Love song for Queen Victoria **Note 1
Pavement - No more Kings
Starbean - No earthly means of Transportation
Clash - Police on my back (request)
Look Blue, Go Purple - Wild rumour
Wedding Present - My Favourite Dress
Johnny Cash - Tennessee Stud
Ween - Help me scrape the mucus off my brain
Guided by Voices- Acorns & Orioles

** Note 1: Performing live in the area in the near future
** Note 2: Phantom Menace connection, Peter said that according to Derek
the song was inspired by an original Star Wars trading card of Han Solo
piloting the Millenium Falcon with the caption "skills of the star pilot",
the people from earth songs has many a sample from the original Trilogy

May 7, 1999

Although it has only been four days since the show it seems a lot longer
as in the meantime I have travelled to Banff for a conference where I am
sending this e-mail. After Banff I am travelling to Vancouver for a few
days to visit my relatives (Hey Wayne if you get this send me your phone
number so I can give you a call).

Anyway, about the show, Dave Fisher joined Michelle and I in what I called
"Dave's Revenge", as he said that he brought songs which he would like to
hear on CKMS (Dave listens to the station as much as I do) but they either
can't or won't play it. Every song had an interesting story behind it, I
gave a brief description of one in particular after the setlist. You can
contact Dave directly if you have anymore questions about his choices.

Fireball XL5 Setlist May 7, 1999

North of America - Bouyonet Point
Corduray Leda - Shut Down
The 6ths - When I'm out of town
Mayor McCa - I'm so poor, buy my CD
Piggy - The person behind the counter
The Saboteurs - Man from E.N.I.G.M.A.
Cecil Seaskull - Bells On
Dan the Radio Man - Spooky Spooky Halloween
TALK (Dave set 1)
Raymond Scott - The Happy Whistler **Note 1
The Clears - Frozen Fun
Starbean - Starbeam
The Tornadoes - Telstar
Two Dollar Guitar - Patagonia
Stereolab - Doubt
TALK (Michelle's set)
Lion Rock - Fire up the Showsaw
Poi Dog Pondering - Berry
Beck - Electric Music & the Summer people
Solex - One Louder
Bettie Seveert - What Friends?
Ben Lee - Cigarettes Will Kill You
TALK (Dave Set 2)
Spastiks - Long Cold Walk
Ajejan dro Escovedo - I was Drunk (request)
Quonset - Exodus
King Loser - Solid Sky Nine
Colour Me Pyscho - My Favourite Nightmare

Note 1: Raymond Scott was an electronic music pioneer, he experimented
with sound made entirely from synthesizers back in the early 60s. This
album was supposed to be used to sedate children and put them to sleep, he
made three albums in this vain, this one was designed for children aged
6-12 months. This particular songs didn't sound that far off of a lot of
today's electronic music.

April 22, 1999

It seems like just last week I was writing one of these, actually it was,
because Charlene (the person I alternate with) called me last Friday and
asked me to do the show because she was tired. So this show I had an
excuse not to have anything prepared before the show, I threw together
some vinyl albums that I've been gradually transporting from my parents
house. It also turned out that a lot of show was on vinyl. In case you
are interested Charlene and I are now alternating so Fireball XL5 will be
back in two weeks.

Fireball XL5 Setlist April 22/ 1999

B'Ehl - Mies Pleez *
Jim Guthrie - Roads & Paper Routes
Justin Curtis - Just Tell My Why
TALK - Theme
Piggy - Gottingen Street * These two songs were not
Spirit of the West - Gottingen Street * the same.
Ron Sexsmith - Average Joe
One Shot Left - For Granted
Sons of Freedom - Mona Lisa *
Dead Milkmen - You'll Dance to Anything * (Request) ** see Note 1
The Cure - Standing on a Beach
New Order - ICB *
Bad March + Shri - Distrubed Synapses
Random - Crate on a Sofa
Fatboy Slim - Soul Surfing
Stereolab - The Light the will Cease to fail
Saint Etienne - You're in a Bad Way
Ben Lee - Burn to Shine
Wilton Said - In My Dreams
Poi Dog Pondering - Hard Sometime
Wilco - ELT
King Missle - Detachable Penis (Request)
Grover Washington Jr - Just the Two of Us *
Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis - You Don't Need to be a Star *
Lou Rawls - You'll Never Find *
The Gap Band - Early in the Morning *
Earth, Wind, and Fire - Can't Let Go *
The Gruesomes - Why Me *

* Vinyl

** Note 1 - I always play the Cure after the Dead Milkmen song as it seems
like they are talking about Robert Smith "they come over here with their
big hair intent on taking our money" but when they go through the bands at
the end they mention the Smiths, Depeche Mode, etc. but they don't mention
the Cure. I have always wondered if this was on purpose.

April 16, 1999

My friend Jayson Innes joined me for this show which featured an absentee
set from Michelle featureing some of her favourite summer songs. I also
surprised Jayson by forcing him to put together a set and of course I had
to play one about Wayne Gretzky as it was in the middle of his retirement.
As a challenge try to guess what each song has to do with Gretzky and I'll
put the answers after the setlist.

Fireball XL5 Setlist April 16

Ron Sexsmith - Thinking Out Loud
Tom Waits - Cold Cold Ground
Cate Friesen - Broken Ship
Plumtree - Latitude
Derivation - Ancient History
TV Iris - Electric
Stereolab - Au Grand Tour
TALK (Michelle's Summer Set)
Ben Lee - I am a Sunflower
The Smiths - Please, Please, Please, Let me get what I want
Martha and the Muffins - Echo Beach
Wilco - Summer Teeth
Rufus Wainwright - Milbrook
Beat Happening - Indian Summer
Fatboy Slim - Ganster Tripping
TALK (Jayson's Set)
Lowest of the Low - So Long Bernie
Hayden - Take
BT with Richard Butler - Shineaway
Propellerheads - Skybreak
Orb - Little Fluffy Clouds
TALK (Gretzky Set)
King Missle - Jesus was way cool
Bran Van 3000 - Drinking in LA
Chixdiggit - I feel like Gerry Cheevers
Pursuit of Happiness - She's the Devil
B'Ehl - Happening Again
Creation - Making Time
Johnny Cash - Beans for Breakfast

Answer's Below:

King Missle - Jesus was way cool
- song mentions that Jesus could have scored more goals than Gretzky

Bran Van 3000 - Drinking in LA
- Gretzky playing for the Kings

Chixdiggit - I feel like Gerry Cheevers
- apart from the hockey reference, Michelle told me the band
was from Edmonton (actually from Calgary)

Pursuit of Happiness - She's the Devil
- Pursuit of Happiness is from Edmonton

B'Ehl - Happening Again
- Kind of a stretch, Gretzky's from Brantford, Alexander Graham Bell
emigrated to Brantford from Scotland before moving to the United
States and inventing something. OK so you try thinking of five
songs about Gretzky at 4:00 pm on a Friday.

Creation - Making Time
- Not actually part of the set, just something to fill up the show

March 22, 1999

I've got to get this thing out quicker.

My friend Steven Fassnacht joined me on this show, to play his angry
german music as well a tape of one his own projects (Reborne Airjects). I
finally got to my Housemartins-Beautiful South-Fatboy Slim set, the one
thing which surprised me when I was doing research for it was that the
Housemartins only released proper 2 albums, for some reason I thought they
had a lot more. There were also a few songs dedicated to events at the
Jane Bond Cafe (Tom Waits and The Pogues) where I ended up 4 times in the
week before the show, I had fun but now I have a lot really smokeyclothes.

Fireball XL5 Setlist March 22/1999

Inconnu - Green Boat
Tom Waits - I hope that I don't fall in love with you
The Pogues - Lullaby of London
The Kramdens - Down
Frank Black and the Catholics - You're such a Wire
Wilco - I'm Always in Love
Sleeter King - The End of you
Leo Soileau - Demain C'est pas dimanche
Husker Du - I Apologize
Skydiggers - Pull me down
Uisce Beatha - Bottle's End
Dwight Yoakim - Train in Vain
Brent Hagerman - Pound Dog Blues
Dayglo Abortions - Stupid World
Reborne Airjects - Shit Shack (Fassnacht's band)
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry - Talk about the weather
Strassenjungs - Daver Lutscher
Neil Young - Piece of Crap
Johnny Cowell - Carnival of Venice
Housemartins - Me and the Farmer
Housemartins - Sheep
Beautiful South - A Little Time
Beats International - Change your mind
Fatboy Slim - Praise You

March 5, 1999

For this past show I was joined by Garth Wittich of the now defunkt group
Finnigan's Tongue (formerly War Wagon), according to Garth it was a
peaceful split with the burden of weekly practices being too much without
the sense that the band was moving forward. The break up was finalized
when lead singer Mike Wirt announced he was moving to Ottawa at the end of
his summer where his girlfriend just got a job.

But enough about that, I asked Garth to bring with him a sample of what he
is listening to now, his response were the recent albums by Boards of
Canada, an American electronica band released on Matador records, which
doesn't seem to fit with most of the bands on that record label and his
other album was by Archers of Loaf, an album he described as hard to get
into as it differs greatly from their previous material.

We obviously talked a lot as we only played 22 songs, one of the subjects
was the video for the new Fatboy Slim song 'Praise You', both of us had
been told about it but at the time neither of us had seen it. The next
morning I did end up seening the video and yes it is pretty fucked up and

Fireball XL5 Playlist March 5/1999

The Rubber Dinosaurs - Lonely Girl
Stephanie Earp - Portland Maine
Cecil Seaskull - Friends Again
Grievous Angels - Thunderbird Town
Inconnu - Yukon Song
Legion of Green Men - Owls in the Apple Tree
Chris Murphy - Blowin the Horn
Fatboy Slim - Praise You
Kool & the Gang - Ladies Night
Morphine - You^Òre and Artist
Bob the Singing Bass Player - Strickly Local
Hank Dogs - Let Go
Smog - 37 Push ups
Boards of Canada - Rue the Whirl
Dimitri from Paris - Love Love Mode
Archers of Loaf - Fashion Bleeds
Buddy Rich - Beat Goes On
Hugh Cornwell - Black hair, Black Eyes, Black Suit
The Stranglers - G.m.B.H.
Paul Westerberg - Best Thing that Never Happened
The Replacements - Answering Machine
David Sinclair - Past Progressions

February 19, 1999

Michelle only took over for one set this week, so I got to play my set of
bands releasing albums this year and my final gasp of 1998 best of, all
albums Michelle and I have acquired since the Jan 1 show.

And of course a few songs about the Clemens trade and the start of spring

Fireball XL5 - Feb 19/1999

Load - Suckity II
Monarch Brothers - Rocket
The Bookmen - Hugging at my Pillow
Moody - I wouldn't trade you for the world
David Sinclair - Farruca
The Pop Narcotic - Pollen on a thorn
Bran Van 3000 - Rainshine
TALK (Michelle's girl set)
Liz Phair - Girl's Room
Jale - All Ready
Cub - New York City
Ani Difranco - Virtue
Blondie - Maria
Hole - Garbage (request)
Dave Matthews Band - Crash into me
Massive Attack - Intertia Creeps
Tobinsprout - Digging up wooden teeth
Thrush Hermit - Western Dreamz
Bob the Singing Bass Player - Supermarket Girl
Ron Sexsmith - Word we never use (Spring) Note 1
Billy Bragg - Jeane (Sept)
Magnetic Fields - You me and the Moon (Summer)
Sebadoh - Ocean (February)
Wilco - Outtasite (outtamind) (Fall)
Luna - Were both confused (Summer)
Belle and Sebastian - Chickfactor Note 2
Beck - Cancelled Check
Jonathan Richman - I Can hear her fighting with herself
Dimitri from Paris - Nothing to Lose

Note 1: Bands who should be releasing albums this year (release date in

Note 2: The final gasp of 1998

February 5, 1999

I had high hopes for this show, I planned a set of final additions to the
best of 1998 set as well as bands which are set to release albums in 1999.
But when Michelle took over after the first half hour she never let me
back in the chair to play anymore music.

I attached a few photos of the house after we had the big snowfall in
early january (apologies to those I have already sent the photos to), of
course since then almost all the snow is now gone and the high today is
supposed to be 6.

IMPORTANT: I am just putting on the finishing touches to the Fireball XL5
Best of 1998 CD, so if you could all provide me your address I'll start
sending them out next week.

Fireball XL5 - Feb 5, 1999

The Demics - I Wanna Know
Scum Element - Magick Johnson
Marina Sorbara- Where it Hurts
Jerry Jerry and the Sons of Rhythm Orchestra - Runaway Lane
Hugh Dillon & Swamp Baby - Rock N Roll is Fat and Ugly
Curiosity Shop - Mr. Unreliable
Touch Tone Gurus - On the Shelf
The Pop Narcotic - The Devil's Got a Thing for me
Lisa Germano - Cry Baby
Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
Ben Lee - Cigarettes will kill you (Playing by Heart Soundtrack)
Mercury Rev - Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp
Built to Spill - The Plan (sounded just like Mercury Rev)
Bettie Serverrt - What Friends?
Local Rabbits - Nightingale
Skydiggers - Desmond's Hip City
Phonocomb - Pummelled
New Radicals - Get What you Give
World Party - Way Down Now
Everclear - Way Down Now (request)
Television - Marque Moon (request)
The Triffids - Bury me Deep in Love (request) *Note 1
Far - Job's Eyes *Note 2
Lotion - Blind for Now *Note 2
Meryn Cadell - Why Do I Do *Note 3
BEhl - Swim by
Belle and Sebastian - Boy with the Arab Strap
Jonathan Richman - True Love is Not Nice

Note 1: A long distance request from Derek who had just heard that David
McComb of the Triffids had just passed away.

Note 2: Closing out Michelle's Buffy the Vampire Set

Note 3: Played because Michelle's boss is looking after Meryn Cadell's cat

January 15, 1999

Fireball XL5 Setlist - Jan 15/1999

San Fransico Seals - Day 12
Malchiks - Mario
Show Business Giant - I can't get Russel Johnson off my mind
The Skatalites - Black Sunday
Hugh Dillon & Swamp Baby - Edmonton Block Heater
Elad's Guitar Army - Absolute Truth
Bonaduces - Lectern Made of Seashells
Curiosity Shop - Think of our Tree
TALK (Dave's Set)
The Orb - Perpetual Dawn
Massive Attack - Rising Son
Cocteau Twins - Cherry Coloured Funk
Corky & the Juice Pigs - Pants
Afghan Wigs - Debonair
Elliot Smith - Waltz #2
Mojave 3 - Some Kinda Angel
Mercury Rev - Tonite it Shows
Dimitri From Paris - Une Very Stylish Fille
Finley Quaye - Your Love Gets Sweeter
EEK A Mouse - Safari
The Evaporators - Woof Woof I'm a Goof
The Vees - Seven Thirty
Chicago Mass Choir - Soon one morning
Sly & Robbie - Stripped to the Bone
Grievous Angles - Starting Over at Thirty

January 8, 1999

Although a new person is now alternating with us, unfortunately she was
unable to do the show this week, this means I've had to do the show 3
weeks in a row. Hopefully, soon we'll be on an alternating schedule.

Dave came on the show Jan 15, 1999, unfortunately it looks like we won't
be able to do his MP3 set, but as always he had some interesting stories
to tell.

Fireball XL5 Setlist - Jan 8,1999

Curiosity Shop - The idea of statue
Hugh Dillon & Swamp Baby - Edmonton Block Heater
Bonaduces - A separate lib behind close eye
Scratching Post - Empires will fall
The Creators - Enquiring minds
Tim - Boggie
Dayglo abortions - Stupid World
Royal Grand Prix - Damned Coverband
Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Hoochie Coochie Man
Louis Jordan - Ain't nobody here but us chickens
Edith Piaf - Non je ne regrette rein
Ella Fitzgerald - Cool Breeze
Average White Band - Cut the Cake
Treble Charger - How She Died
Ciba Matto - Sugar Water
Rasputina - Why don't you do right
Beethoviana - Theme from Clockwork orange
St. Etienne - Mario's Cafe
Donna Summer - I Feel Love
Homestyle - Dudu
Liquified - Tiny Spaces
Aretz - Rows of Green
Billy Bragg & Wilco - My 30 000
Stan Getz - Once Upon a Time
Paul Weller - Hung Up
Joe Strummer (from Chef Aid) - Its a Rockin' World
The Clash - This is England

January 1, 1999

I was lucky to be joined this show by a bevy of people who shared their
best of the year on the subjects of music, movies and tv, although there
was no concensus about anything.

Fireball XL5 Playlist Jan 1/1999

Finnigan's Tongue - Underground
Child - Coatcheck Girl
Thee Goblins - Mario Cuomo Works at Domo
Evaporators - I Gotta Rash
(Michelle's Set)
Kristen Hersh - Home
Liz Phair - Perfect World
David Holmes - Jailbreak
Beck - Tropicalla
Cake - Never There
(Frank's Set)
Beastie Boys - Body Movin'
Chixdiggit - Getting' Air
Chixdiggit - Nobody
Billy Bragg & Wilco - Heastitating Beauty
Billy Bragg & Wilco - California Stars
(Dave's Set - except the Rufus Wainwright a request)
Portishead - Glory Box
Massive Attack - Teardrop
The Orb - Little Fluffy Clouds
Bran Van 3000 - Mama Don't Smoke
Rufus Wainwright - In My Arms
(Derek's Set)
Belle & Sebastian - Dirty Dream No. 2
Barbra Manning - Your Pies
Mercury Rev - Tonite it Shows
Bruce Springsteen -Man at the Top
World Standard - Good Red Road
(Sari's Set)
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Jon Spenser Blues Explotion - Do You Wanna Get Heavy
Calexico - Trigger
Bad Livers - Captain, Oh Captain
(more of Frank's picks)
Bob Wiseman - You Don't Love Me
Ivan - Forever
Fat Boy Slim - Rockafeller Skank