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Balearic Breakfast | Episode 23 | Snowy Memories

Updated: Jun 12, 2023

Worldwide FM broadcast the 23rd episode of Balearic Breakfast on February 9th 2021.



“Snowflakes are pretty patterns etched in water’s dreams.”
Anthony T. Hincks

I remember this like it happened yesterday, writing from time to time on Colleen's socials: "This show had a soul of its own; it was inhabited!" I would not change these kinds of statements to this very day. Many of the shows Colleen crafted in the 2020/2021 period were musical treasures (both because of the selections and because of their "aura"). Of course, the Balearic Breakfast Family was there, solidly requesting (laughs)! Still, we all owe Colleen the final result, and it must be repeated: she's a heavy and sensible worker. And this show proves it once again. When I say Balearic Breakfast is a home, you need to listen to that 23rd edition to understand it!

It is sometimes painful to listen to some of the earlier shows because of the circumstances, but it is always a Joy in the end because Music takes over the strange, bizarre and unwanted bad memories. The first thing that struck me in this edition is Colleen's younger voice! You can hear her younger self on the mic; it is heart-warming (though it seems she still carries a light sadness in her voice here...). Also, all of the tracks played during this 2-hour show share the same philosophy: they all have a solid rhythm, inviting you to keep walking through life's challenges. I called these songs the "Willing Tracks" (laughs). Of course, the title of this show (Snowy Memories) is linked to the snowy weather that hit Europe back then.

Musically speaking, Collen was really in a top-notch form: I mean, listen to how the songs follow each other seamlessly; the mini-mix she created in the first part of the show is Gorgeous. Some songs feel like they were played yesterday (I mean, listen to the musicianship on George Benson's track; you can't get this track out of your soul once you discover it!). Also, Colleen was already introducing us to Great artists/bands like Jim (listen to Colleen interviewing Jim here in 2023)! As she once said, Balearic Breakfast is not solely a memory lane but also a show that should propose New Music. So here you go!

One last memory I had to share, and I feel you will have a good laugh with me! I remember that when I subscribed to Mixcloud, I kept my surname in all of its long glory (Artur the Lioncub). Then, I was happily surprised when Colleen started sending us some shout-outs, spelling all of our NAMES (laughs), and some of them were really long or difficult to pronounce! At one point, I said to myself: I can't keep my surname in all of its glory; Colleen has enough strange/long/difficult names to say! So I shortened it up to Artur ^^

Last but not least, we were ALL ABSOLUTELY EXCITED because a Cosmodelica Party would take place on February 20th!


PLAYLIST


Jim – Phoenix

Herbie Hancock – Bubbles

Webby Jay – In the rain

Marcia Griffiths – Everywhere

George Benson – Love X Love (Live)

The Invisible Session – People all around the world, can make it

Tommy Stewart – Bump and Hustle Music

Siouxsie & The Banshees – Israel

Fashion – Love Shadow

The THE – Giant

Yutaka – Sao Jorge

Gwen Guthrie – Padlock (Larry Levan Mix)

Africano – Open your Hearts (Mark Grusane Edit)

Presence (feat. Shara Nelson) – Sense of Danger (98 Version)

Kronoss – Maddening

Goldie – State of Mind

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