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Balearic Breakfast | Episode 4 | The Dancing Penguins...

Updated: Apr 30, 2023

Worldwide FM broadcast the 4th episode of Balearic Breakfast on September 22nd 2020.

"One of my favourite quotes is ‘Music is the space between the notes’, attributed to Claude Debussy and later paraphrased by Miles Davis. The silent spaces leave room for our own imagination."
Colleen, Elle Decoration, 19/05/21

The sun was hitting the waves as the Balearic Breakfast Familly approached the shore. Suddenly, someone shouted: “Look, Guys! The Penguins are having a ball !” Someone joyfully answered: “They sure do love some Balearic Breakfast music !” The loud laughter went up to the sky and slowly vanished as a light breeze came by...

So, yeah, Dancing Penguins, people! Once again, the image of this 4th edition came instantly as the first songs entered my Soul – I must admit I’ve been influenced by the opening track! Still, can you feel the Syncopated Rhythm all the songs have in common? Can you picture the somewhat clumsy yet beautiful Penguins dancing on their tiny feet on “Why can’t I be you” or on “Eminence Front”? I do believe this image fits this fourth edition well. We’re having a musical party for sure!

As always, Colleen is on point, and soundwise, you can hear the realism of the music on a lot of the tracks; that's so nice! I remember also that this 4th edition of Balearic Breakfast was very special to me as it was the first time I dared make a request! You always wonder if your request will make the final cut, so you try hard to choose songs that fit the spirit of the show see Colleen's answer on her socials to yimhoyt asking "What does Balearic mean?" :

It's a bit like jazz and is limitless in terms of structure and melody - it's more about an expansive feeling

Listen to the fourth edition of Balearic Breakfast here :


Penguin Café Orchestra – Air a Danser

Chip Wickham – Double Cross

Delegation – Oh Honey

Isaac Hayes – Never Can Say Goodbye

Lee Oskar – Haunted House

Robin Trower – Somebody Calling

Donny Hathaway – The Ghetto

Elkin & Nelson – Jibaro

Quiet Force – Listen to the Music

The Who – Eminence Front

Raw Silk – Just in Time and Space Dub

Marcel – On The Beach

Sueno Latino – Sueno Latino’ (Paradise Mix)

Depeche Mode – Enjoy the Silence (Timo Maas Mix)

The Cure – Why Can’t I Be You (Extended Mix)

Grace Jones – La Vie En Rose

The show is archived on worldwidefm :

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