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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. 31: The “IT’S THE REMIX TO CONVICTION” Episode w/ Comedian Marcus Williams

January 9, 2019

On Episode Thirty-One of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with his homie, Comedian Marcus Williams, about comedy, upcoming events, Black Woman Appreciation, Surviving R. Kelly, Cyntoia Brown, The Bumpy Road to 40, This Week In Gentrification, and of course, topics of the fuckery persuasion. This episode’s music selections are from Mary J. Blige, […]

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The Bourbon Break – EP. 29: The “BABY BROTHER” Episode w/ My Little Brother Jah

December 26, 2018

On Episode Twenty-Nine of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with his favorite human being, his little brother Jah, about Growing Up Just Enuff For The Sucka Free City, closing out 2018, what to anticipate for 2019, brotherly love, being a fiancé, educational obstacles and of course, topics of the fuckery persuasion.  Music selections […]

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The Bourbon Break – EP. 28: The “SUSAN!!!” Episode w/ The Honeys

December 19, 2018

On Episode Twenty-Eight of The Bourbon Break, Xave chops it up with four of his favorite ladies, Al, Kat, Vern and Les, about friendship, good times, pinnacle moments, 2018, 2019, and of course, topics of the fuckery persuasion. Tonight, we pay homage to LaFace Records, with music selections from TLC, After7, Karyn White and Outkast.  […]

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The Bourbon Break – EP. 20: The “BROWN LIQUOR” Episode w/ Robert Collins (Encore)

December 12, 2018

We’ll be back at it next week.  Until then, enjoy this encore episode, of The Bourbon Break,  where Xave sat with Homie, Audiophile, Technophile and one of The Most Interesting Men In The World, ROBERT COLLINS, to discuss current events, BAY AREA shit, dude stuff, music and topics of the fuckery persuasion.  This episode’s music selections […]

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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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The Bourbon Break – EP. 22: The “ART STRUGGLE” Episode w/ Robbin Rae

September 26, 2018

On Episode Twenty Two of The Bourbon Break, I chop it up with Filmmaker and Educator, Robbin Rae, about Bay Shit, dating, The Over 30 Art Struggle, Los Angeles and topics of the fuckery persuasion.  The musical theme for the evening is “SILKY FUNK”, with selections are from The Emotions, Isaac Hayes, Soulive, Amel Larreiux […]

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

September 19, 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. 20: The “BROWN LIQUOR” Episode w/ Robert Collins

September 12, 2018

On Episode Twenty of The Bourbon Break, Xave sits with Homie, Audiophile, Technophile and one of The Most Interesting Men In The World, ROBERT COLLINS, to discuss current events, BAY AREA shit, dude stuff, music and topics of the fuckery persuasion.  This episode’s music selections are from Goldlink, Wale, Radiant Child, Q-Tip, Mobb Deep and Stephanie Mills.  […]

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