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Balearic Breakfast | Episode 115 | Songbird in heaven...

Updated: May 8, 2023

Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy broadcast the 115th episode of Balearic Breakfast on her Mixcloud and Twitch TV socials on December 6th 2022.

A Time of peace had arrived. It is often the case when December knocks on someone’s door. It is also a reflective time, where everyone thinks about the year that has passed, the successes, the trials, the failures, the new friends that came in and, sadly, the ones we lost... This December marked Balearic Breakfast's 115th show and it was impacted by the passing of Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac’s singer and songwriter. So when Colleen opened the request line on December 3rd 2022, several members of the Balearic Breakfast Family suggested a tribute should be made to the late and beloved singer.

We all were deeply saddened by this loss and I remember walking the Parisian streets on December 1st with tears in my eyes while thinking about Christine’s "Songbird" song.

“In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all; and, to the young, it comes with bitterest agony, because it takes them unawares. The older have learned to ever expect it. I am anxious to afford some alleviation of your present distress. Perfect relief is not possible, except with time. You can not now realize that you will ever feel better. Is not this so? And yet it is a mistake. You are sure to be happy again. To know this, which is certainly true, will make you some less miserable now. I have had experience enough to know what I say; and you need only to believe it, to feel better at once.”
Abraham Lincoln

No need to tell you I got emotional once again at the end of the show when I heard what Colleen had in her bag for the musical tribute…

“I woke up in the middle of the night and the song just came into my head,” said McVie of Fleetwood Mac’s classic Rumours ballad. “I got out of bed, played it on the little piano I have in my room, and sang it with no tape recorder. I sang it from beginning to end: everything.” She added, “I can’t tell you quite how I felt. It was as if I’d been visited. It was a very spiritual thing. I was frightened to play it again in case I’d forgotten it."
“It doesn’t really relate to anybody in particular; it relates to everybody. “A lot of people play it at their weddings or at bar mitzvahs or at their dog’s funeral. It’s universal. It’s about you and nobody else. It’s about you and everybody else. That’s how I like to write songs.”
Christine Mc Vee

But before that closing moment, we had a beautiful show that had a nice "musical unity".

Listen back to the 115th episode of Balearic Breakfast :


Alina Bzezhinska & HipHarpCollective Meditations

Rickie Lee Jones Living it Up

Pharao Black Magic ft Peter Coyle Amulet (Begin Remix)

Gabriels Angels (Leo Zero Edit)

Donald A Ver, a Ver (Ric Piccolo Edit)

Skyy First Time Around (Larry Levan Remix)

Barbie Bertisch After the Storm (Gene Tellem Remix)

Tortured Soul ft Saucy Lady It’s Your Turn

The Orb Apple Tree (Abacus Remix)

Malcolm McLaren Paris Trois


Barry Can’t Swim Like the Old Days

Touchdown Ritmo Suave

Fleetwood Mac World Turning (Flying Mojito Bros Refrito)

Fleetwood Mac Everywhere (Psychemagik Remix)

Fleetwood Mac Keep On Going

Fleetwood Mac Songbird

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