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Balearic Breakfast | Episode 137 | The Running Sun...

Updated: Oct 22, 2023

Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy broadcast the 137th episode of Balearic Breakfast on her Mixcloud and Twitch TV socials on July 4th 2023.


 

Introduction. – We're all connected in some way. We all experience similar events in our lives though we analyse them differently with our own, let's say, sensitivity. Lately, I was actually thinking about what it meant to be sensitive. A few weeks ago, a friend told me how subjective I was while writing about how I felt about the show, about Colleen, and about everything related to "Balearic Breakfast". I answered her by saying, "You bet I am being objective when I write about the show!" Feelings can only be defeated and manipulated when any interest comes into play (be it financial or even personal, for instance, anywhere where Ego lies, in fact). They can't be faked when there's nothing but happiness, freedom and joy. And this is where sensitivity comes in.

When you're not the kind of person doing things for a reason, you're vulnerable because, in this world of ours, people aren't accustomed to the generous kind; they do things for a reason (always taking Great care of their Ego), and when they meet pure souls, they feel they can somehow take advantage of them. So we, "pure souls", must protect ourselves, and that's what we do in several ways I may discuss in more detail later on. But while protecting ourselves, we should not totally close our minds to what lies ahead, and this is one of the most challenging things to do, really, because we Feel everything, every silence, we interpret every answer; while trying to be joyful, we actually may be very awkward, and we know that and every little change takes huge proportions, and we sometimes even hate ourselves for being so fragile. But we must keep going on; we only know how to share; we don't know what it is like wearing a mask; the mask we wear is one...

So, to me, being sensitive means two things: accepting to be "naked" in front of people (and accepting to be observed...) but also, knowing what it takes to be naked and where to draw the line that other people don't have the right to cross. Do I talk about this line openly, or do I keep it under cover, disengaging when I feel something is wrong, is another question, of course. But Knowing my inner feelings is essential; without that, I could not engage in society, and this doesn't mean that I can't take blame or criticism; even if it hurts, I surely wouldn't be able to take them if I refused to understand, to experience (sometimes Painstakingly...) who I am. It's a silent dialogue between me and the world out there. And this can't happen if I don't step back and if I don't see things on a global level. If I keep trying to protect myself without allowing the world to step in my sensitivity, I would end up building a Wall around myself... And that is something nobody wants, right?

 

About this episode. – This new episode (the 137th of the series) instantly made me think of that revolving sun, that shining star living continuously without thinking about what's happening around it... Isn't this something we, as humans, should try to achieve in our own lives? Wouldn't this help protect us from society's harshness and, more specifically, from people's aggressivity? And isn't this strange that these thoughts came my way on this 4th of July (wink to the US members of the Family ;-))?

With such a visual capability, with its beautiful silences, and its slow start prudently evolving into a more groovy attitude while retaining a somewhat interrogative feeling, this 137th show is for sure an inhabited entity... My dear Colleen, I swear I am objective (laughs)!


Listen back to the 137th edition of Balearic Breakfast :

 

The WOW effect. – Today's WOW effect goes out to Colleen's new Remix. Her wonderful take on Jacob Gurevitsch's track didn't come as a total surprise to me... This Remix has something I felt on some of Colleen's remixes, a certain kind of "indirect melancholy" (it's a key thing if you see what I mean...). The only surprise came from the very Balearic touch of the whole thing, which I did not expect from her (laughs)! But we shall investigate this point further on the blog one day; I am already working on it, behind the scenes, of course...

Another great moment of the show was when Colleen played Minako Yoshida's song "Town". What a trip this song is! Lastly, we can't pass the Beautiful track "Utopia" by Pete Josef whose musical structure is very close to Tina Turner's "In your Wildest Dreams"!

 

PLAYLIST


Sheila Chandra – Ever So Lonely / Eyes / Ocean

Infusion – Daylight Hours

Air – La Femme D’Argent

Junko Ohashi & Minoya Central Station – Rainy Saturday Coffee

Jacob Gurevitsch – Elevation in Minor (Cosmodelica Remix)

Pete Josef – Utopia

Circles Around the Sun – Away Team

Weldon Irvine – Music is the Key

Kate Bush – Cloudbusting

Coca Da Isla – La Guitarra (Rune Lindbaek Remix)

Tigerbalm – Cosmic Camel (Chico Mann Remix)

Minako Yoshida – Town

M&M – Black Stations / White Stations (Extended Dance Version)

Letta Mbulu – Hamba Nam We (Alek Lee Edit)

Beth Orton – Central Reservation (Joaquin Claussell Sacred Rhythm)

Findlay Brown – Losing the Will to Survive (Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve Re-animation)

Rita Lee – Lanca Perfume (Reflex Revision)

Opus III – It’s a Fine Day

 

I felt the absolute need to keep a copy of Colleen's wonderful video showing how she celebrated the second Balearic Breakfast compilation along with our friends Balearic Ultras, Luke Una (an absolutely great DJ, go and listen to his shows please if you don't know him, he's another musical treasure...) and Cosmo Sofi! They all broke the house down! Congratulations to y'all people, did we say that we Love you?

Colleen and Luke Una at the Balearic Breakfast Party
Colleen and Luke Una at the Balearic Breakfast Party

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