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Balearic Breakfast | Episode 114 | Thanksgiving on a River

Updated: Apr 30, 2023

Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy broadcast the 114th episode of Balearic Breakfast on her Mixcloud and Twitch TV socials on November 22nd 2022.

“I understand that everything is connected, that all roads meet, and that all rivers flow into the same sea.”
Paulo Coelho.

That 114th show of the series was very special on many levels. First things first, it has a Soul of its own. Very often, you read me writing about the Soul of the Balearic Breakfast shows, and this one is no exception to the rule: can you picture the beautiful river the Balearic Breakfast was on back then while listening to the show? Can you see all of us on these nice flatboats, making our way through a bushy yet gentle jungle on a Tuesday morning with the sun rising in front of our happy eyes? I definitely can! Listen to the rhythm of the waves in every song, hear the sound of water and experience the wilderness expanding around you, feel our joy of being together in this particular moment; I bet you can already hear a four-legged spirit complaining because he needs more rest (laughs)!

Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy balearic breakfast

While I leave the rest of the trip to your imagination, the second reason the show was so special is simple: we were celebrating Thanksgiving! Also, this show featured some of the books recommended by members of the Balearic Breakfast family. As you'll hear, the proposals were eclectic (the booklist is reproduced below)! Last but not least, Colleen paid a warm tribute to her daughter Ariana whose Birthday was the following day, on the 23rd of November!

And since Balearic Breakfast is the gift that keeps on giving, here is a little story : at one point of the show, Colleen made a mistake and admitted live, while stopping the record, that she played the wrong side. I vividly remember we all exploded in a laugh of absolute joy (did she really do that ?! Yes she actually did)! This was another of these moments where we all felt that we belonged to this show, to this time, to this place...

All in all, Such a Great Bealeaic Breakfast Trip on the river of life... !!!

Listen back to the 114th edition of Balearic Breakfast :


Carwyn Ellis – Thank God

Joni Mitchell – The circle game

Abunai – Sixteen hours

FC Kahuna – Hayling (feat. Hafdis Huld)

Those guys from athens – 4 your love

Stephane Sévérac – Hold on

JT Donaldson – Dis oui !

Alicia Myers – I want to thank you

David Bowie – Golden years

Daniel Wang – DSDN

Sunrise HWY – Kinky Afro ( Extended vocal mix)

Freeez – I.O.U. (12" Mix)

The Intruders – I'll always love my mama

Osunlade – Give Thanks

Will Downing – A love supreme

Honey Dijon – Love is a State of Mind

(feat. Ramona Renea)

LCD Soundsystem – All my friends

Jah Wooble, The Edge & Holger Czukay – Snake Charmer

Colleen cosmo murphy and Ariana
18 years ago today an amazing person was brought into the world - our daughter Ariana. Witnessing her grow up and evolve has been a joy and an honour. She is kind, talented, smart, funny and an old soul. I’m a very, very proud Mum. She has given me so much joy and has made me evolve as a person and I thank her for that. The world is a better place with her. Happy birthday Ariana! I love you more than words can ever express.
Colleen to her daughter, Instgr., 23/11/2022

Balearic Breakfast books recommendations
It’s the biggest shopping day of the year and as promised here are some music book recommendations suggested by the Balearic Breakfast family. There’s something here for everyone - even you. Go ahead and treat yourself.
Colleen, Instgr., 25/11/2022
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