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Balearic Breakfast | Episode 148 | Ever Fading Horizons...

Updated: Oct 25, 2023

Colleen ’Cosmo’ Murphy broadcast the 148th episode of Balearic Breakfast on her Mixcloud and Twitch TV socials on October 3rd 2023.

 

Introduction. – How to find peace? Often, you’ll hear people saying: "oh, stop overthinking!" But you can’t, you can't because Life affects you. People affect you. Situations affect you. Your own sensibility affects you, and you seem to be in a position where really you’re never enjoying a free-mind moment. But that seems okay to me since we grow through “reflection”, whatever form it takes. And It all comes down to your understanding and your own experience of certain words like integrity, sincerity, truthfulness, etc. So when your reality collides with another one that you thought, at first, was similar to yours, it seems only logical that you get bewildered and that your mind and soul start asking questions...

This happened to me a few days ago, and, as always, I started to think about "slippery people", those lying, those playing games, consciously or not, those pretending they love you while really, all they are searching for is a way to control you or to use you. Still, once again, it seemed my life had a master plan in store as Steven Wilson's new album went out last Friday... When listening to it, its absolutely Balearic message hit me. These deviant behaviours make even less sense if you see life from a different perspective: a huge Kaledoiscope in which whatever you think has begun really just started ending... We're only passengers here, so why the useless bothering, the lies, the cries? Why do we keep on carrying crosses that we're not supposed to? Don't come here pretending, don't come here lying, don't preach a Reality you never cared about. One day or another, sooner or later, and ultimately, we will all disappear into the ever-fading horizons... So tell me, What will remain of us? Come on, please, Tell me...

Once again, I'm wondering, but failing is a form of success, isn't it? So, whatever you don't understand, give yourself time. If your thinking allows you to make Tori Amos’ quote a reality, disengaging you from harmful situations or situations in which you’re not desired or in which you don’t fit, then it’s all good because, in the end, all that matters is finding your own Balearic spirit… "I think that there is a place where she (Scarlet) realizes that people come in and out of your life. Sometimes for a day, sometimes for longer. And all of them make you what you are. You can't separate these people out of you. They form who you are. Even the ones that you kind of say well... you know, I don't know if I wanna be formed by them anymore. But you are in some way. You are. That's why, maybe, you don't have to look at them so harshly because they have affected you. At the end, though, you know... it's us as individuals with our... mm... with our love for the land. For something intangible, that when soul-mates come and go, you're never alone even when you're standing just you in your shoes, because she carries them with you."

 

About this show. – With all of its musical styles so perfectly blended together, this 148th episode is a real musical Kaleidoscope that exactly matches the feelings expressed in the introduction (can you see the endlessly blending colours shifting on tracks like "Aqua Marina", "Slippery People" or even "Should sleep"?)... I almost forgot to tell you that while I was preparing this post, I saw The Light and the matching colours... Yes, once again, life had a master plan...

The Balearic Breakfast Family met on Colleen's Mixcloud, Twitch TV, and the Discord group. We all had such a great time chatting about the music, about our collective memories when "Slippery People" came in (we all loved it to bits when Colleen was dancing with her slippers on; it was such a great moment!), or remembering when we were younger, listening and dancing to Soul to Soul's "Back to Life" track! What a laugh we all had! Of course, we were all Wowed by Colleen's mixing skills that really shined in the second part of this beautiful show (listen to how incredibly perfect is the mix starting with Moby's track; what a trip!!)... And I also did notice how much the visual effects made me think, for the first time indeed, of a kaleidoscope!

Also, Goldish, one of the Balearic Breakfast's family members, shared great news with all of us, saying, "in Croatia, in the capital city of Zagreb, we are organising a Cosmic Garden Party and if anyone is visiting our small but wonderful country, we would be glad to meet you there". As promised, you can find more information by following this link!


Listen back to the 148th edition of Balearic Breakfast:

 

The Wow Effect. – The first Wow effect goes out to Staple Singers' "Slippery People". This song brought up great memories on the chat and is closely linked; Destiny really has it, to today's post! The other track that Wowed the Balearic Breakfast Family was Cleo Sol's "Desire", a real and great discovery! I would also like to share with you a beautiful version of "Morning of My Life" from the German Stockfish Records label, covered by "Duo Balance" on the "Art of recording Vol. 2" compilation.

Of course, Soul II Soul's "Back to Life" was warmly welcomed, and Kieran McCann suggested we should see the latest acapella version posted on their Instagram, so here we go!

 

Events. – Colleen will participate in these events (click here to find all the forthcoming dates).

 

New Music. – Today's show allowed us to discover these new records:

  • Anders Ponsaing ft. Reinhard Vanbergen – Offshore (Sunset Edit) (Bandcamp)

  • Sven Wunder – Snowdrops (Bandcamp)

  • Kamaal Williams – City of God (Bandcamp)

  • Cleo Sol – Desire (Bandcamp)

  • Pure Silk – What You Do For Me (Bandcamp)

  • Moby ft J.P. Bimeni – Should Sleep (Prins Thomas Diskomix) (Beatport)

  • More Amour – Solar Flare (Juno)

  • Joan Bibiloni – Valerie (Kiko Navarro & Willie Graff) (discogs)

 

PLAYLIST


Bee Gees – Morning of my Life

Dusty Springfield – Summer is Over

Anders Ponsa ing ft. Reinhard Vanbergen – Offshore (Sunset Edit)

Sven Wunder – Snowdrops

Kamaal Williams – City of God

Cleo Sol – Desire

Soul II Soul – Back to Life (Original Club Mix)

Pure Silk – What You Do For Me

40 Thieves – Backward Love

The Countach – Aqua Marina

Ban – Excessio Aqui

Staple Singers – Slippery People (Club Version)

Chris Rea – It's All Gone (Pete Blaker Edit)

Moby ft J.P. Bimeni – Should Sleep (Prins Thomas Diskomix)

Velmondo & Priorat ft Jonny Spencer – Out of Here

More Amour – Solar Flare

Joan Bibiloni – Valerie (Kiko Navarro & Willie Graff)

Ingram – Mi Sabrina Tequana

Lazybatusu – Trumpet Deluxe

 

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