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Balearic Breakfast | Episode 152 | A Balearic Halloween...

Updated: Mar 2

Colleen ’Cosmo’ Murphy broadcast the 152nd episode of Balearic Breakfast on her Mixcloud and Twitch TV socials on October 31st 2023.

 

You're travelling through another dimension a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's a signpost up ahead: your next stop: the Twilight Zone! You unlock this door with the key of imagination...

Good evening. And Welcome to a new episode of the Twilight Zone. Tonight, we're going to meet Colleen, a ship's captain whose destiny will forever change as she will be thrown, without even knowing it, into the Twilight Zone...

The invisible friend... – April 20th 1880. In the distance, somewhere, far away from land, the Balearic Breakfast ship was facing a somewhat calm sea. Its Captain, Colleen Murphy, was heading south, searching for a small island called « Antonio Bay » so the crew could take a few days off. Watching the sun going down, Colleen decided to take a break, just before the night; it would be a long journey to the next stop, she knew it. But, as always, she stayed true to her beliefs: not a single word to anyone about the lingering fear there, somewhere, inside. And remember, just be Balearic, that’s all there was to it. Always and forever. The warm Coffee brought a nice dose of confidence to the Balearic Captain, making her feel refreshed and ready for the next trip’s leg.

Taking the con, Colleen disengaged the automatic pilot; she always preferred to do it the « old fashioned way», laughing to herself as she felt the huge ship’s strength coming through the wheel. The night was slowly coming down, and, suddenly, the Balearic Breakfast ship was engulfed in darkness, with only a handful of stars shining bright in the sky. 11:55, almost midnight. Enough time for one more story. One more story before 12:00, just to keep us warm. In five minutes, it will be April 21st. One hundred years ago, on April 21st, out in the waters around Spivey Point, a small clipper ship drew toward land. Hello Colleen, said a familiar voice, stepping into the quarterdeck. Is everything alright? Suddenly, out of the night, the fog rolled in. For a moment, they could see nothing, not a foot in front of them. I’m afraid we have a problem, Artur. The fog just got so thick that I can’t see anything. Can you please take the con? I need to check that we’re going in the right direction! Then, they saw a light. By God, it was a fire burning on the shore, strong enough to penetrate the swirling mist. They steered a course toward the light. Turn To Port Artur! Turn To Port!! But it was a campfire, like this one. We’re going to crash ourselves !! The ship crashed against the rocks, the hull sheared in two, masts snapped like a twig. The wreckage sank, with all the men aboard. At the bottom of the sea, lay the Elizabeth Dane, with her crew, their lungs filled with salt water, their eyes open, staring to the darkness. And above, as suddenly as it come, the fog lifted, receded back across the ocean and never came again. But it is told, by the fishermen, and their fathers and grandfathers, that when the fog returns to Antonio Bay, the men at the bottom of the sea, out in the water by Spivey Point will rise up and search for the campfire that led them to their dark, icy death.

[bells ring distantly] 12:00, April 21st. AAAAAAAAAH !!! Penetrating the night, Colleen’s scream lost itself in darkness. Colleen! Colleen !! It’s Okay, I’m here! Calm down, you were having a nightmare, Calm down!! Everything is OK, we’re safe!! Retaking her breath, trying to understand what just happened, Colleen started crying; the lion cub tried to reassure her the best he could. They both stayed petrified by the deafening sound of the ship crashing, sinking into its eternity. Suddenly, hearing some joyful noise in the close distance, Colleen asked in panic: « What’s that ?! » The Lioncub looked into her eyes, afraid to answer. Stepping towards the room’s door, she looked through its porthole. Penetrating the night, Collen's scream lost itself in darkness…

 

About this show. – Before each show, Colleen teases us with a small video, inviting us to join her socials for the new edition of Balearic Breakfast. Today was no exception, but when we saw the red light, the funny-shaped records, and Colleen mentioning "Halloween", we all knew we were in for a treat, and a Very good one... So we were excited, that's for sure! Little did we know the trip we were going to experience!


From the start, the show had a vibe; a soul was there, lurking in the corner of our spirits. We all enjoyed Colleen's Halloween short story but something crossed my mind as I listened to it: 3. The turntable speeded up 3 times. Number 3 is the auspicious number ruled by Jupiter that holds deep spiritual meaning in life. People belonging to numbers 3, 12, 21, and 30 are associated with the planet Jupiter, and are sincere, understanding, and spiritual. They are positive thinkers with traits like loyalty and trustworthiness... There you go... This one is for you, dear Captain...

The Balearic Family had fun during the whole show, carefully listening to our Captain telling us about Halloween's origins and meanings and dancing to the ghostly beats...

 

The Wow effect. – Usually, I always talk here about music. Still, today, I can't stress enough how much the Balearic Breakfast family was Wowed by Adam's work on the visuals (some of us even suspected he'd taken something trippy, laughs!). What a fantastic revolution of strange forms, ghostly figures and shamanic colourful ensembles! We loved today's visuals; thank you once again, Adam; we clearly saw that you had fun! We did, too!

As far as the music was concerned, we really loved the musical unity Colleen proposed to us. Indeed, that was a very Balearic Halloween! Matt Raistrick shared his thoughts on the Mixcloud chat, saying: Very impressed this has stayed credible balearic Halloween and hasn't descended into an unruly kids Halloween disco"! As expected when you listen closely, a lot of the tracks had that underlying "tension" to them, even the ones which were more relaxed (Rico Toto's "Fwa Epi Sajes" or Kenneth Bager & Findlay Brown's "Don't Give Up" are great examples of that)!

More precisely, the Balearic Breakfast Family has been Wowed by Colleen's story and by the following songs: A Mountain of One's "Bones", Skatt Brothers' "Walk the Night" and included, as often, Colleen's small mix consisting of these three wonderful tracks: Aural Exciters' "Spooks in Space"; Midnight Starr's "Freak-A-Zoid" and yours truly free four-legged spirit request, Peter Brown's "They Only Come Out At Night"!

If only you could have seen the visuals as we did, you'd surely have understood why we were all so ecstatic (comments included the following, not edited: "A bit Phantasia these ghosts", "Visuals are wild today!", "A bubbly Halloween", "Spooky visuals!!!!"). I tried to take some snapshots but they're not the best; oh well, at least we'll have something to remember!


If you're searching for more information about "Halloween"'s mask, head over here, the whole story is there for you to read.

I would like to end this longer Wow section by waving a big hello to Bradley Circle from "Find Our Balearic Spirit", whose request, Anthony Teasdale's Tango De La Boca, really hit a chord in me. I strongly encourage you to read the interviews I did with both Bradley and Anslow; really great DJs with a lot to share...

 

New tracks. This show allowed us to discover the following new songs:

  • Kenneth Bager & Findlay Brown (ft Kasper Tranberg) Don't Give Up (Bandcamp);

  • Aura Safari Patagonia (Bandcamp);

  • Infradisco Caduca (Hear & Now Remix) (archeo recordings);

  • Living in Ghosts ft. Woolfy Stay On Top (Bandcamp);

  • Flamingo Pier Remedy (JKriv Disco Dub) (Bandcamp);

  • Anthony Teasdale Tango De La Boca (Bandcamp).

 

Events. – Colleen will take part in these forthcoming events:

  • November 3rd: An Evening with Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy, host by "Find our Balearic Spirit";

  • November 4th: Nightmares on Wax presents CLUB E.A.S.E;

  • November 9th: Rough Trade Records (an evening with David Holmes);

  • December 9th: Love Affair Presents: Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy;

  • On New Year's Eve: When pigs fly (official website & tickets here).

Click on the images to buy tickets :-)

 

PLAYLIST


Neil Norman and his Cosmic Orchestra Twilight Zone

SURVIVE Stranger Things (C418 Remix)

Lee Oskar Haunted House

Rico Toto Fwa Epi Sajes

Kenneth Bager & Findlay Brown (ft Kasper Tranberg) Don't Give Up

Gary Walker & The Rain Spooky (Robot 84 Rework)

A Mountain of One Bones (Thomas Way of the Ancients Mix)

Bing Ji Ling Won't Wait for Yesterday (djut Boys Last Order Dub)

Aura Safari Patagonia

Infradisco Caduca (Hear & Now Remix)

Amanda Lear Blood & Honey (V's Queen of Acidtown Superdisco Edit)

Skatt Brothers Walk the Night

Living in Ghosts ft. Woolfy Stay On Top

Aural Exciters Spooks in Space (Discomix)

Midnight Starr Freak-A-Zoid

Peter Brown They Only Come Out At Night (Charles Dancer Edit)

Flamingo Pier Remedy (JKriv Disco Dub)

Anthony Teasdale Tango De La Boca

Marianna Faithful! Witches Song

 

GALLERY & STORIES

Click on the pictures to find out more.


PS: Don't forget, the HALLOWEEN PARTY PLAYLIST is waiting for you...


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