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Balearic Breakfast | Episode 130 | On a Musical Cruise...

Updated: May 4, 2023

Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy broadcast the 130th episode of Balearic Breakfast on her Mixcloud and Twitch TV socials on May 2nd 2023.

 

Introduction. – I woke up at night a few days ago, and a question came to my mind. Why are you working on this blog? WHY? I tried to think objectively without letting my emotions get in the way. Pretty quickly, the same, and quite frankly unique, answer came back to me: because of the unity each show proposes, because of the way it allows my mind to travel, because of the pictures it carries within itself each time, because of its philosophical dimension and also because of Colleen's mixing skills, and foremost, because I feel a Soul is living in here, with me. If I can feel it and have these visions, every time, it Means Something. I receive Something. If I do, I bet other listeners feel the same. So I Need to Share that. I need it. It gives me joy; it allows me to share my love for Music. This show is all about Music, Feelings, and emotions. So why should I think twice? I love what I do; it gives people joy, and it brings me a Thrill. And I am proud to share my love for the show online too! There was no denying it. I was addicted for a Reason, a good one, a soulful one, not one that could be easily explained, but that answer just got me back to sleep (laughs)!

 

About this episode. – Once again, the Balearic Breakfast Family's requests allowed Colleen to create a vibe we didn't reach before, and the image that came very quickly to my mind from the two/three first songs of the show was the one of a Cruise ship, a big one (laughs), sailing towards the sea...

Listen back to the 130th edition of Balearic Breakfast :


Can you picture the cruise ship? Can you feel the wind on your face, and can you see the birds flying high as we sail towards the Pacific Ocean? There you go! I told you we didn't reach that image before! Isn't it Absolutely lovely to feel all that while just listening to Music? There lies the Power of the Show we all created with Colleen's support !! And I need to share with you the Tremendous body of Work Colleen puts into every show; we don't talk a lot about that, so I'm going to do it right here, right now :

  • Each Saturday, Colleen puts the request line on her socials, asking the Balearic Breakfast Family to post requests that she will play the following Tuesday (this means preparing a picture for the request line and posting it on her socials). On average, she receives 60 requests or slightly more (and, all in all, a hundred comments regularly) ;

  • Then, she decides which songs she wants to play and finds a way to assemble them, musically speaking: she has to listen to tracks she doesn't know, find the records she has, and possibly buy some of the tracks she doesn't have or ask for our help so we can send her our copies ;

  • Colleen must also prepare the structure of the show and take notes with pieces of information she wants to share with us during the show about the songs she's going to play or about her forthcoming events ;

  • Show day arrives; Colleen announces the streaming of the show via a small video she publishes on her socials one hour before the start of the stream; she then presents the show (Live, s'il vous plait, in French dans le texte (laughs!)) and, with the help of Adam, records it (also taking pictures that will be published later on and talking with the Balearic Breakfast Family live) ;

  • Colleen uploads the show on Mixcloud and shares it on her socials.

All of these steps are done each week in a mere four days... If that's not Dedication, nothing else will ever be... Hats off to you, Colleen... See you Next Tuesday!

 

Events. – Colleen's Balearic Breakfast (Vol. 2) compilation is coming out on Heavenly Recordings on Friday, 05th May 2023 (50 first copies will be signed personally) and Monday, 30th June 2023, a Balearic Breakfast Party will be held at Night Tales in London.

Colleen will also be heading to Detroit at the end of May, joining friends at Motorcitywine during the city’s Movement Festival.

 

The WOW effect. – Released in April 1983 as the lead single from their second studio album Mange Tout (1984), Blancmange's "Blind Vision 121", got the whole Balearic Breakfast Family in absolute Awe.

 

PLAYLIST


Greg Foat & Gigi Masin Viento Calido

Jaye P Morgan Can't Hide Love

L.T.D. Love Ballad

Seawind The Two of Us

Marvin Gaye I Wanna Be Where You Are (Alternate Version)

James Bright Sway (2023)

Quinn Lamont Luke No Getting Over You (Ron Basejam Mix 2023)

Fred & Luna People Mambo (Peter Kruder Mix)

Phil Manzanera Listen Now

(Velvet Season and the Hearts of Gold Unlimited Financial Resources Remix)

The Doors Ghost Song

Cymande Bra

Midlake Roscoe (Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve Reanimation)

Blancmange Blind Vision 121 (Long Version)

Joe Jackson Stepping Out

Dave Angel Arabian Nights

Fat Freddy's Drop Mother Mother (Cosmodelica Remix)

Joshua Let the Spirit

Billy Paul East (Harvey & Diesel Re-adjustment)

Richie Havens The Hawk

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