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The Bourbon Break – EP. 35: The “WASH HOUSE” Episode w/ Nikki and Ci

February 20, 2019

On Episode Thirty-Five of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with his fellow ‘97 Washington Eagles, Nikki and Ci, about growing up in 1980’s and 1990’s San Francisco, gentrification, Black People Shit, dating, marriage, divorce, parenting, The ‘Burb Life, music and of course, topics of the fuckery persuasion. This episode’s musical theme is “WALKMAN […]

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The Bourbon Break – EP. 34: The “VALENTIMEZ” Episode w/ Crish

February 13, 2019

On Episode Thirty-Four of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with his community homie, Crish, about LOVE, tech and gentrification and it’s affects on the Bay Area dating market, Black Woman Shit,  Black Dude Shit, marriage, divorce, parenting, Singles Awareness Day, and of course, topics of the fuckery persuasion. This episode’s musical theme is […]

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The Bourbon Break – EP. 33: The “FILTHY” Episode w/ Brandon a.k.a. Jealous Cloud

January 30, 2019

On Episode Thirty-Three of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with his childhood neighborhood homie, Brandon a.k.a. Jealous Cloud, of the podcast “TOTALLY  INAPPROPRIATE”, about growing up in 1990’s San Francisco, FILLMOE/THA MOE/THAT FILTHY, NYC, gentrification, that podcast life, comedy, predatory behavior, Black Dude Shit, and of course, topics of the fuckery persuasion. This […]

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The Bourbon Break – EP. 32: The “NO NEW FRIENDS?” Episode w/De’Juan (a.k.a D-Nice)

January 23, 2019

On Episode Thirty-Two of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with the community homie, De’Juan (a.k.a. D-Nice), about Oakland, events, “This Week In Gentrification”, Transplants, ‘Hood Snacks, The Cheeto-In-Chief, Dance and of course, topics of the fuckery persuasion. This episode’s music selections are from LL Cool J, Khruangbin, B-Legit, OSHUN and D’Angelo.  For previous […]

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The Bourbon Break – EP. 21: The “HATED IT!!!!” Episode w/ Crystal Clear (Encore)

December 5, 2018

On Episode Twenty One of The Bourbon Break, Xave sits with the Oakland homie, Full-Time Black Woman and Modern Mystic, Crystal Clear, to discuss current events, Oakland shit, Top Five Things We Hate, But Everyone Else Loves and topics of the fuckery persuasion. This episode’s music selection theme is “OAKLAND (IS) EVERYTHING”, with joints from […]

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The Bourbon Break – EP. 27: The “BLACK MENtal HEALTH” Episode – Part II w/ Tia Barnes, MFT

November 21, 2018

On Episode Twenty-Seven of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with Marriage & Family Therapist, Tia Barnes, about Black Male Fragility, Black Superwoman Syndrome, mental illness, family, love, marriage, parenting, dating, sex and of course, topics of the fuckery persuasion. This episode’s music selections are from Buddy, A$AP Ferg, T.L. Williams and Two Another.  […]

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The Bourbon Break – EP. 25: The “QUEENZ” Episode w/ Robin (Encore)

November 14, 2018

We’ll be back at it next week (November 21, 2018), discussing Black MENtal Health with Therapist Tia Barnes.  Until then, enjoy this replay of my favorite episode thus far, number Twenty-Five, where I chop it up with my Mom, Robin, about current events, San Francisco, Oakland, generational gentrification, race, equality, the #MeToo Movement, family, love, marriage, parenting, parenting your parents and of […]

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The Bourbon Break – EP. 26: The “FUCKERY” Episode w/ Dominick Riley-Williams

November 7, 2018

On Episode Twenty-Six of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with his (probably only) millennial homeboy, Image Consultant and Fashion Enthusiast, Dominick Riley-Williams, about current events, the drug epidemic, being participants in The Special Olympics of Dating, LBGTQLMNOPX societal stuff, and topics of the fuckery persuasion. This episode’s music selections are from YG, Ty Dolla […]

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The Bourbon Break – EP. 25: The “QUEENZ” Episode w/ Mama Robin

October 31, 2018

On Episode Twenty-Five of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with his Mom, Robin, about current events, San Francisco, Oakland, generational gentrification, race, equality, the #MeToo Movement, family, love, marriage, parenting, and of course, topics of the fuckery persuasion. This episode’s musical theme is a tribute to one of Xave’s mom’s favorite artist, The Queen […]

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The Bourbon Break – EP. 24: The “MACKALICIOUS” Episode w/ Nicole Mack-Bailey

October 24, 2018

On Episode Twenty-Four of The Bourbon Break, Xave sits with Phenomenal Woman,  Nicole Mack-Bailey, to discuss current events, comedy, Oakland, love shit, love of music, sports, being a “Jackie” of all trades and topics of the fuckery persuasion.  This episode’s musical theme is, “THE LIVE SHOW”, with a dope selection of recorded live performances by […]

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The Bourbon Break – REPLAY: The “REAL HOUSEHUSBANDS OF OAKLAND” Episode w/ Comedian Marcus Williams

October 17, 2018

We’ll be back at it next week. Until then, enjoy this encore episode with the Oakland homie, Comedian Marcus Williams, where we discussed current events, Oakland, comedy and topics of the fuckery persuasion, over a multitude of Gin & Tonics.  This episode’s music selection theme was “SOULFUL HOUSE” with joints from Erykah Badu and Four7 […]

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The Bourbon Break – EP. 23: The “UNCONTAINED” Episode w/ Aaron “Static” Render

October 10, 2018

On Episode Twenty Three of The Bourbon Break, Xave sits with comedian and host of the highly entertaining, “UNCONTAINED PODCAST”, Aaron “Static” Render, to discuss current events, comedy, that podcast life, Growin’ up Iowan, and topics of the fuckery persuasion. This episode’s music selection theme is “BAY AREA O.G.”, with joints from Bay Area legends, […]

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The Bourbon Break – The “BAY ROSÉ” Episode w/ La-La (Replay)

October 3, 2018

We’ll be back at it next week. Until then, enjoy this encore episode with the homie, La-La, where we discussed current events, Oakland, the wonderful world of dating, tendin’ bar and other topics o’ fuckery.  Music selections, for this episode, are from Too $hort, Lil’ Kim, Trina, Steph Lecore and LoKey.  To check out other previous […]

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