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Balearic Breakfast | Episode 28 | Balearic Vortex...

Updated: Aug 27, 2023

Worldwide FM broadcast the 28th episode of Balearic Breakfast on March 16th 2021.


Sometimes, the title of a show comes from a slightly different place than usual. When listening to these "first" Balearic Breakfast episodes, I, sadly enough, still have the "COVID-19" light flashing in my memory... Strangely enough, this title has, intellectually speaking, a dual meaning.

The first one is of course what the show itself "sends" to me, and this episode is absolutely Balearic in its spirit. I don't feel like I can take a more precise image of it other than the one of a musical trip because of the songs played. So, we are close to the definition of the Vortex, which really is "a mass of fluid (such as a liquid) with a whirling or circular motion that tends to form a cavity or vacuum in the centre of the circle and to draw toward this cavity or vacuum bodies subject to its action".

The second interpretation, a more indirect one, finds its logic when you take into account the other definition of what is a vortex "a dangerous or bad situation in which you become more and more involved and from which you cannot escape". And this is where I stopped, asking myself, "Can you use this word and link it to this episode?" But I quickly loved the duality of the title, bringing up what the show was all about, helping us to fight that other reality the Balearic Breakfast Family was experiencing, with a huge amount of resilience, and hope, but also loads of sadness and despair, not to mention courage, we all had tremendous courage. So I kept this title. And it is so true that the times were at a cross point where some of us were going out of lockdown (Great Britain) whereas others were about to experience a new period of constraints (France)...

Listen back to the 28th episode of Balearic Breakfast:


David Baron – Ashokan Dreams

Nina Simone – Baltimore

Sade – Soldier of Love

War – Low Rider

Allez allez – African Queen

Maze & Frankie Beverly – Joy and Pain

Teena Marie – Revolution

Dee Dee Bridgewater – Sweet Rain

Drizabone – Real Love

Rhinanna – World Love

Rudy Norman – Back to the Streets (Flying Mojito Bros Refrito)

Luke Temple – Katie

Stevie Nicks – Stand Back

Joe Jackson – Steppin Out

Deep Dish – Stay Gold

Soul Renegades – Speak to me (James L'Estraunge Orchestra Mix)

Teddy Pendergrass – Get up, Get down, Get Funky, Get Loose

D-Train – You're the one for me

George Duke – I want you for myself

Bohannon – Have a Good Day

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