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Balearic Breakfast | Episode 144 | Balearic Rootings

Updated: Sep 7, 2023

Colleen ’Cosmo’ Murphy broadcast the 144th episode of Balearic Breakfast on her Mixcloud and Twitch TV socials on August 29th 2023.

 

Introduction. – I already said that before, but saying it again can't hurt, after all. Balearic Breakfast became a home to me. I live with the show, I dream about the show, I wake up in the morning thinking about the show, and when I do anything, I think about Colleen's sentence, "And remember, just be Balearic". And, quite often, even when I read something, I think about the blog and the next show to come (laughs)!

This is precisely what happened yesterday as I was reading Simone Weil's book "Uprootedness", written in 1949, where the French Philosopher wrote: "To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul. It is one of the hardest to define. A human being has roots by virtue of his real, active and natural participation in the life of a community which preserves in living shape certain particular treasures of the past and certain particular expectations for the future. This participation is a natural one, in the sense that it is automatically brought about by place, conditions of birth, profession and social surroundings. Every human being needs to have multiple roots. It is necessary for him to draw wellnigh the whole of his moral, intellectual and spiritual life by way of the environment of which he forms a natural part.

Reciprocal exchanges by which different sorts of environments exert influence on one another are no less vital than being rooted in natural surroundings. But a given environment should not receive an outside influence as something additional to itself, but as a stimulant intensifying its own particular way of life. It should draw nourishment from outside contributions only after having digested them, and the human beings who compose it should receive such contributions only from its hands. When a talented painter walks into a picture gallery, his originality is confirmed. The same thing should apply to the various communities throughout the world and the different social environments."

 

About this show. – As always, the show confirmed the feeling I had in my mind; it's not me imposing my feelings (sometimes I have ideas that I don't share because I don't feel the show is telling me that story, so they stay somewhere on my phone!).

This 144th edition of Balearic Breakfast is all about being rooted somewhere in a specific time and space frame... As always, we all gathered on Colleen's Mixcloud, welcoming one another, giving virtual hugs, taking the time to talk about the problems we face sometimes (a speedy recovery to our friends who got hurt lately!), about our holidays, laughing together (hello to this little Frenchie, by the way ^^), talking about Colleen's last musical journeys and of course about the music we all love and share thanks to the show. Colleen's Mixcloud is such a nice Balearic vibe to experience! I don't know how to put it, but the chat Feels Different when we're all together with Colleen (I experienced it when Colleen was doing other shows on other radio stations and I didn't feel the same connection. Of course, the Happiness is always there, but, definitely, there is that "Balearic Breakfast Family" feeling when we meet on Tuesdays!!).

Musically, and as expected, Colleen was On Point, but I can't help feeling that on this episode, there was something More, that precision took another dimension; it's not just precision, it's the vibe created by the way music is put together. Some DJs are precise, delivering great and rhythmically perfect mixes, but you feel like these mixes lack soul, because, it seems that in the end soul comes from the variations offered by the different musical genres that Colleen puts together for the show... I discovered that when listening to David's "Prince St Reels", some people could say "Oh, yeah, he just plays music randomly" but they are wrong. Keeping the beat is an easy thing; anyone can do it. But taking the listeners or the dancers to another dimension is something else; you have to feel it inside to be able to share it. And this is why I once said to Colleen that I was attracted to her because of her Musical Soul. It's really there on this 144th edition of Balearic Breakfast. It's not complex, it does not show off, it just exists...

These are just some of the ideas that came to my mind during the first hour of the show, leading me to choose this title for today's post...


Listen back to the 144th episode of Balearic Breakfast:

 

New Records. – This edition of Balearic Breakfast allowed us to discover new tracks by the following artists:

  • Isaac Birituro & The Rail Abandon (ft. Wiyaala) – Hado Deeli (Wah wah 45s)

  • Django Django ft Yuuko Sings – Don't Touch That Dial (Make a Dance Remix) (Bandcamp)

  • Axner – Shout from the Rooftop (John Morales M&M Main Mix) (Bandcamp)

 

Events. – Colleen will take part in these events :

  • 9th September - Margate Arts Club (tickets)

  • 16th September - Parks & Records (tickets)

 

The Wow Effect. – Smooth (and sometimes even almost imperceptible!) transitions (listen to what happens between Louis Vega and Cerrone... Pure and absolute craziness, right?), melodies dropping rhythmically (and "spiritually") one after the other, this show is one to remember for sure! The chat absolutely bounced when Colleen played Grecamac's request "Don't Touch That Dial" and other requests, like Simon's "Happiness is Just Around the Bend" really wowed the Balearic Breakfast Family, including of course Axner's "Shout from the Rooftop (John Morales M&M Main Mix)"!

On a more personal level, the track that almost moved me to tears was Delia Renee's "You're Gonna Want Me Back" (Moplen Edit). That record is so great and, Musically, it perfectly embodies the show's "Balearic Roots" (listen to what Colleen says about it and you'll understand!)... Told you, everything is linked together! After all, it's a Family affair...

 

PLAYLIST


David Crosby – Music is Love

Sons and Daughters of Lite – Let the Sunshine In

Isaac Birituro & The Rail Abandon (ft. Wiyaala) – Hado Deeli

Eddie Henderson – Inside You

The New Rotary Connection – Love Has Fallen on Me

Diana Ross – One Love in My Lifetime (Edit by Mr. K)

Al Green – Wait Here

Daryl Hall – Eyes for You (Ain't No Doubt About)

Erykah Badu – Honey (Ron Trent Remix)

Frankie Knuckles (ft. Lisa Michaelis) – Rain Falls (FK Original Mix)

Kitty Grant – Glad to Know You

Cuba Gooding – Happiness is Just Around the Bend

Delia Renee – You're Gonna Want Me Back (Moplen Edit)

Django Django ft Yuuko Sings – Don't Touch That Dial (Make a Dance Remix)

Axner – Shout from the Rooftop (John Morales M&M Main Mix)

Louie Vega & Jay Sinister Sealee ft Julie McKnight – Diamond Life (Masters at Work Remix)

Cerrone – Love in C Minor (Dimitri from Paris Remix)

Deniece Williams – Free (Dave Lee ReGrooved Remix)



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