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Balearic Breakfast | Episode 1 | The Landing Seagull...

Updated: Apr 30, 2023

Worldwide FM broadcast the first episode of Balearic Breakfast on September 01st 2020.

It took 2 months, 6 shows, a lot of requests, Colleen’s willingness to build a community and a Friend's naming Idea to finally see "Balearic Breakfast" come to life. In the trying times we were all experiencing, Colleen seemed solidly positive, strong, confident and willing to take us through a new Journey (as she says at the beginning of the show, "Feels like a new era"). Also, and for the first time in such a "readable" way, she proposed here the show we all know and love in all of its glory: presenting tracks, their story, explaining facts about the production or the composition of the songs/albums and doing some shoutouts to the listeners.

It's no longer a summer staycation but a Balearic Breakfast. Join me every Tuesday morning from 9 to 11 am BST throughout September on for an eclectic mix of music for mind travel. And of course I would love to take some requests so please fire away.
Colleen (30/08/2020)

Though the show is divided into musical sections, the first hour is trippy, and the mix helps you fly above the ocean like only a seagull can do (there is a dreamy tension in the music). Strangely enough, we keep that mental representation as the show unfolds in the second hour. There is an absolute sense of freedom, a “known, experienced, controlled and enjoyed freedom”. Talking about the hidden message of the show? Who knows, maybe! But that’s also what Colleen’s selection does. The members of the Balearic Breakfast Familly often praise her ability to create musical pictures, but it's the result of our Commune effort, which is why that show has such an important place in our hearts. We all work together aiming to request meaningful songs, and we know Colleen will make the best out of this effort.

“You will begin to touch heaven, Jonathan, in the moment that you touch perfect speed. And that isn’t flying a thousand miles an hour, or a million, or flying at the speed of light. Because any number is a limit, and perfection doesn’t have limits. Perfect speed, my son, is being there.”
Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, 1970

Overall, it's a beautiful first show, perfectly showcasing its “themed-like capability” (see the seagull flying during Ashford & Simpson's Babies ?).

Listen back to the first "Balearic Breakfast" show here :


Michael Shrieve, Kevin Shrieve, Klause Schulze – Communique: Approach Spiral The Durutti Column – Otis Antenna – Camino Del Sol (Todd Terje Remix) Max Berlin – Elle et Moi Vangelis – Let It Happen Ned Doheny – Get It Up For Love Lola – Wax the Van Tulio De Piscopo – Stop Bajon It’s Immaterial – Driving Away from Home Findlay Brown – Stallions Suite (ft The Stallions) Nu Guinea – Je Vulesse Chris & Cosey – Exotika Kutiman – Maasai Bhundu Boys – Teque Nick William Pitt – City Lights Ashford & Simpson – Babies (Francois Kevorkian Dub Version) David Sylvian – Red Guitar Lou Reed – September Song

The show is archived on Worldwidefm:

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