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Balearic Breakfast | Episode 22 | Seized Winterland

Updated: May 15, 2023

Worldwide FM broadcast the 22nd episode of Balearic Breakfast on February 2nd 2021.

Introduction. – Sometimes, a title meets your mind and makes perfect sense... The world was still amid the Covid 19 Pandemic. Some countries were in Lockdown (like the UK), while others considered enforcing it again... At this point, we were Lost. Absolutely. Nothing was going in a positive direction...

I'm not sure this is a world I belong in anymore. I'm not sure that I want to wake up.
Gayle Forman, If I Stay, Vol. 1, 2014

I remember fear taking over me... A black, thick, cold and endless fear. I remember waking up in the middle of the night not knowing what would happen on the next day... I remember feeling exhaustion, absolute exhaustion from doing the same things repeatedly, though I had no real problems back then in my life. I remember crying, of course, and shaking my head in despair while trying not to lose it totally because of the ongoing and contradictory news that were always announced on television. These were such trying times, certainly among the darkest ones of my life, though, thanks to music and thanks to my family and my friends, I was able to ease down from time to time...


About this episode. – This show, a highly inhabited one, is all about that locked situation where nothing makes sense anymore. We can feel Colleen's somewhat sad voice directly from the show's start. I remember I didn't notice it back then, but I genuinely feel some sadness involved here when listening to it again while writing these lines...

Back then, Balearic Breakfast was, as always, our harbour, and Colleen has been gracious all along, both in translating musically the dark times we were in and sharing the hope we all needed. This show showcases that duality, hence the picture I chose and the title I gave to this specific edition. There’s a “lost feeling” in here that can’t be denied and from which Colleen takes us (slowly) out towards the end of the show.

Listen back to the 22nd edition of Balearic Breakfast :

Seized Winterland

Useful Links. – Listen to Colleen's interview with Nick Mason (from Pink Floyd) here. Also, you can listen to Ego Ella May's interview with Tina Edwards on Sade ‘Diamond Life’ just here (Classic Album Sundays).



José James – Winterwind

Terry Callier – Lazarus Man

Nitin Sawhney – Sunset

I:Cube – Adore

La Bellini – Satan in love (Leo Mas & Fabrice Inferno Lovers Mix)

Jhelisa – Friendly Pressure (Lee Hamblin Paradise Revisited Remix)

Free School – Ranting & Raving (Richard Norris Second Mix)

Linkwood Family – Miles away

Sade – Paradise

Kwanzaa Posse – Wicked Funk

José Gonzales – Let it Carry you (Dino Soccio Remix)

K.I.D. – Hupendi Muziki Wangu?! (You don't like my music)

Charlie – Spacer Woman

Earth, Wind & Fire – Getaway

Solomon Burke – Let your love flow

The 5th Dimension – Stoned Soul Picnic

The Blackbyrds – Walking in Rhythm

Pink Floyd – The great gig in the sky

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