Vinnie Paz Presents The Broad Street Breakdown

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Ep. 51 – “Why Is Cubsey in the Oven?”  

Right out the gate, the OG decides he hates episode 51 and his mood sets the tone. The Sicko comes bearing a gift for the show that pops everyone. After catching up, the BSB crew gets into it with a discussion of feminism and the issues of men vs. women, gender politics and roles, suppression and oppression in our culture. In Biz talk, Vinnie and the OG wrap up the Royal Rumble and then look towards the upcoming Wrestlemania and offer some predictions. As usual, the squad brings you your favorite gimmicks: The Professor has a new Cheapo Tip for you, and everyone settles in for another round of Word Association while a special guest and brand new friend joins the game. Vinnie travels down the dark path that is “Dear Vin,” Pablo reads some Gimmick Gang emails, and the boys wrap it all up with some elegant recommendations for youse. It’s The Broad Street Breakdown:  Send our regards to a nation on fire and, with love, a bouquet of barbed wire…

Ep. 50 – “I Don’t Even Care Enough About You to Chuck a Fuckin’ Apple”  

Broad Street Breakdown hits the half-century mark with episode 50, and the crew celebrates with a very spirited discussion about the Trump inauguration and the recent marches and protests assembled in his honor. Punching Nazis, Transgender issues, the Feminist Movement, and several other complex social issues are touched upon in this lively conversation. The OG calls an audible and deviates from the show’s format by dropping his recommendation in the first half of the show, then tells a Man of the People story about a recent movie production near Cresson St. Tattoo. In Biz talk, Vinnie and The OG rundown a new top 10 list for youse to ponder. Afterwards, the usual gimmicks take place as the crew dives into Word Association, “Dear Vin,” letters from the Gimmick Gang in the BSB mailbag, and, of course, a whole new set of recommendations. It’s The Broad Street Breakdown: I know the world’s got problems, I got problems of my own…

Ep. 49 – “Trust Your Wang, That’s What I Say”  

Episode 49 starts with some revealing information about an encounter the Professor had, and the examination of the incident goes down some strange paths. The gang gets it together enough to talk about the death of an icon: Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, who recently passed, and after a discussion of his long and storied career a topic is proposed about the misdeeds of public figures we admire. The question is: how does one reconcile the personal life of an admired figure when that personal life is less than exemplary? When does the private life of a public person begin to affect their legacy and where does one draw the line between acceptable and abhorrent? It’s a topic that explores the dichotomy of morality in art, and the squad is up to the challenge. Then, in more Biz talk, The OG and Vinnie delve deeper into their predictions on who will show up at the upcoming Royal Rumble. As always, the usual gimmicks make their presence known: word association, “Dear Vin,” letters from the Gimmick Gang, and THE LIST even makes an appearance! We wrap it all up with some heavy recommendations for everybody. It’s The Broad Street Breakdown: This is my riot…

Ep. 48 – “Jerk Leno”  

The Sicko gets things started in episode 48 by throwing out a question for the squad. Bringing back the old “What’s Worse?” song game, The ‘Ko pits his personal pick for worst song of all time against The OG’s reigning champ; “Escape (The Pina Colada Song).” Will there be a new champion? After that, The Professor poses a question for the crew: Whatever happened to all those Satanic backwards messages from ‘80s metal that were supposed to be the ruin of us all and lead us to worship the unholy horned one? Back in the ‘80s we were all supposedly doomed from evil backwards messages "strategically" placed in rock songs from the likes of Judas Priest and Ozzy and so on, now you don’t seem to hear a thing about the cloven-hoofed master coming for your soul in a Zeppelin record. Where did the danger go? The conversation leads to a discussion of the PMRC and censorship in the 1980s. Later, the gang trots out the usual gimmicks: word association, the bloodbath that is “Dear Vin,” Pablo’s Cheapo Tip of the Week, letters from the mailbag, and, as always, the boys set youse up with some nice recommendations. It’s The Broad Street Breakdown: This is your last warning, it isn’t just a threat…

Ep. 47 – “Break Down the Banter”  

It’s the Professor’s birthday, and that can only mean one thing: ice cream KECK! The crew surprises The Talent with the traditional BSB gimmicks of ice cream keck and cards. The OG calls an audible right out the box: no thinking about it, who are your top 3 hardcore singers of all time? The question goes around the table and leads into a nuanced discussion of the nature of the artist and what it means to grow along with one’s art. We all know of those certain artists that dropped that one life-altering album and never came close to catching that same lightning in a bottle. What is the science behind “falling off,” in an artistic sense? It’s an interesting discussion that wends its way through hardcore, punk, hip-hop, and any other genre of subculture music the guys can think of.  Afterwards, The OG and Vinnie talk Biz stuff, getting ready for the Royal Rumble and discussing the Hardy brothers. Without fail, the usual gimmicks make their appearance: word association, “Dear Vin,” letters from the BSB mailbag, and The Professor’s Cheapo Tip of the week (complete with a new twist and rating system). The gang wraps it all up and sends youse home with some personal recommendations. It’s the Broad Street Breakdown: We’ll teach you a lesson in violence you won’t soon forget...

Ep. 46 – “Geoff Cougar Gavincamp”  

It’s a brand new year and that means it’s time for a brand new Broad Street Breakdown.  The crew reconvenes after a holiday absence and there is no shortage of material for conversation. Stories abound as Vinnie, The OG, The Professor, and The Sicko recount tales from their time off, discussing everything from first boners to getting banned from restaurants. An immediate “Who’s Worse” gets thrown into the mix. And, as usual, when the BSB is away, people die. The crew reflects on the continuing curse of 2016 as they discuss Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, as well as George Michael’s departure. One recent loss really hits home, and the boys render a nice tribute to a recently fallen friend: the inimitable Dave Vision. A special surprise is waiting for the squad as they receive personalized gifts from an original Gimmick Ganger: Dynamite Kid. In Biz talk, Vinnie and the OG discuss Hall of Fame nominations and inductees and, among other stuff, Rhonda Rousey. The regular gimmicks are back for youse: word association, The Professor has another Cheapo Tip, the bloodbath that is “Dear Vin,” the mailbag and, of course, new recommendations for a new year. It’s the Broad Street Breakdown: We always hit first and call it self-defense…

Ep. 45 – “David Jerkowitz: Nephew of Sam”  

It’s a huh-wha bonanza as a Sicko hog story leads into the OG telling a delinquent’s tale of smoking in the high school bathroom. After that, the crew dives into a conversation about the son of Malcolm McLaren, Joe Corre, and his burning of thousands of dollars’ worth of punk memorabilia. “Who’s worse?” also makes an appearance during the course of the discussion. Then, it’s time for another round of nominations for the B.S.B. Hall of Fame. Who makes it through the hallowed gates of the only hall of fame that matters? As usual, the gang gets down with your favorite gimmicks: word association, the BSB mailbag, and, of course, everyone’s favorite: “Dear Vin.” We wrap it up real nice for youse and send you off to the holidays with some serious recommendations. It’s The Broad Street Breakdown:  Droogs don’t run…

Ep. 44 – “I’ve Been Insulted for the Last Time”  

And we’re back! The Broad Street Breakdown returns after some time off and there is plenty to discuss. The Sicko tells of spending time with Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind and a possible road trip out west. Could a new sitcom be in the works? After that the crew takes a moment to memorialize the legendary Micky Fitz from the Business as the curse of 2016 continues. Vinnie is presented with a YouTube button, then recounts his trip to Vegas and the “Bleed for This” premiere. The OG talks about almost tapping from too many Thanksgiving ravioli (again). In Biz talk The OG ain’t happy with the way things are. Is the Biz still on THE LIST? Later, the gang throws out the usual gimmicks: Professor Pablo brings the cheapness for you, everyone jumps into a round of word association, Vinnie walks you through the nightmare of “Dear Vin,” and, as always, we send youse home with some recommendations. It’s The Broad Street Breakdown: The public wants what the public gets…

Ep. 43 – “Episode 43 is on The List”  

It’s time for another round of Hall of Fame honors. Four nominations; four votes. Who makes it in this time? Vinnie and The OG lead the discussion for the latest class of B.S.B Hall of Fame nominees. Who will join inaugural members Black Flag in the only Hall of Fame that matters? Then, it’s back to the writers’ room as the insane progress on the about-to-be-hit sitcom “Heads in a Hell Basket” continues with new characters and new storylines and all kinds of new weirdness. Wacky neighbors, cryogenic hijinks… its got all the elements of sitcom brilliance. Later, the crew bangs out the usual gimmicks: word association, “Dear Vin,” Professor Pablo reads from the mailbag and the boys set youse up real nice with some recommendations. It’s The Broad Street Breakdown: You’re only here to fill a void…

Ep. 42 – “Protect the Business”  

After some time off the BSB crew comes back to witness the aftermath of a Donald Trump presidency and the fallout from the contentious 2016 election is examined and discussed. As with life, politics can sometimes make for a volatile pidcast subject. In Biz talk there is no Biz talk… except when there IS Biz talk. The OG and Vinnie find something amidst the fall of the fall and while a Goldberg return means the drizzling shits, the genius of Broken Matt Hardy is enough to keep things moving. Is the Biz still on THE LIST? Later, the usual gimmicks return: word association, “Dear Vin,” and the strange world that is Pablo’s Cheapo Tip of the Week all make an appearance, Professor Pablo reads your emails, and, as always, the guys send you home with some stellar recommendations. It’s The Broad Street Breakdown: There’s no justice, there’s just us…

Ep. 41 – “The Halloween Spectacular”  

Dust off your Samhain records, cue up The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and get ready ghouls and goblins and Gimmick Gangers: The BSB is bringing you a punk rock Halloween special South Philly style. Ghost stories abound as the Mistress of Darkness Jackie Brown sits in with the crew and tells one of the craziest haunted stories you’ll ever hear. It’ll have you shook. After that, the evil that is Jackie Brown leads the crew in an Ouija board session that sends Vinnie running for the hills. The Die-Vul is back, and he sits in for a very spooky edition of word association and he brings his full arsenal for this one. “Dear Vin” ramps up the crazy a few notches and delivers a frightful look into Vinnie’s world, where every day is Halloween when you’re reading some thoughts from some maniacs. Turns out the Die-Vul is just as cheap as his human counterpart, and just because it’s Halloween doesn’t mean you can’t be frugal. Blood rituals and listener emails go hand in hand, and even the crew recommendations take a spooky slant. Everyone is costumed and ready to go, and make sure you check out our facebook page for pictures of everyone dressed up: https://www.facebook.com/BroadStreetBreakdown/.  It’s The Broad Street Breakdown Halloween Spectacular: I feel like having a séance…

Ep. 40 – “What, Are We New to This Dance?”  

What is going on with the punk rock world? First the Bad Brains get nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, now Rollins is a Calvin Klein model? It’s Thunderdome! A discussion of the newly released Don Letts documentary, "Skinhead," leads into talk about the controversial Rollins billboard in NYC and the topic of “selling out” comes back into play. What does the term mean? To whom does it apply? Later, questions arise about the parameters of THE LIST, and an entirely new dimension of criteria for listing is explored. Who is exempt from THE LIST? Who gets pit on THE LIST this episode? *tap tap tap* You might be surprised…  Professor Pablo brings back the Cheapo Tip for another round, word association comes back, Vinnie leads youse into the black pit of despair known as “Dear Vin,” Pablo dips into the mailbag and, as always, we line up some very excellent recommendations for everyone. It’s The Broad Street Breakdown: Do you remember in 1969 seeing all the skinheads standing in a line…

Ep. 39 – “How Long Am I Expected to Be in a Good Mood?”  

Back to the writers’ room! In another burst of creativity, Vinnie and The OG dive back into the script for The Heads show. More twists and turns; more absurd plotlines and character development take place as we watch this brilliant masterpiece evolve. Then, the punk rock topic that everyone’s been talking about gets aired out by the crew: The Bad Brains have been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. What does it mean? What does the BSB think of it? The discussion that ensues explores the ramifications of what happens when subculture is thrust into the mainstream and the end result is the creation of a new BSB institution. Later, the Biz talk returns with Vinnie and the OG devising a plan the will include some audience participation, so all youse marks better take heed. The regular gimmicks get their shine too, with a special “guest star” sitting in on word association. The OG delivers a verdict on the controversial Cheapo Tip of the Week. Will it return? Will it be banished forever? Vinnie relives the horror show that is “Dear Vin,’ The Professor reads from the mailbag, and we send you home with some succulent recommendations. It’s The Broad Street Breakdown: This is the voice of a generation, of unemployment and aggravation…

Ep. 38 – “Respect the Shooters”  

The time-honored art of show flyers and band art is examined in this episode of the Breakdown, with The OG and Vinnie leading a discussion that encompasses the enduring art of the punk rock flyer. What makes a band logo “iconic?” The crew discusses the band art that has stuck with them the most and how it has impacted their lives. In Biz talk, Vinnie and The OG bring you another list, and this one ain’t as generous as the last one. As usual the favorite gimmicks make their regularly scheduled appearances: word association, the mail bag, That pit of unending horrors known as “Dear Vin,” and, like we always do, the BSB crew hooks you up with some recommendations to check out. It’s The Broad Street Breakdown: My only wish, my one desire: set your fucking world on fire…

Ep. 37 – “It’s Us Just Trying to Get Through the Day, Man”  

Oh, you thought we were done with the whole “Head to the Future” TV show gimmick? Not even close. A listener’s social media comment sparks even more insight into the strange world of Vinnie and The OG’s cryogenic head saga, and the ensuing ruminations of a body-less existence get even more demented than last time. Re-writes to the script see Professor Pablo’s head pit onto a kangaroo’s body as he becomes a heavy for the heads. Did we lose you yet? No worries; it’ll all be explained in the pitch meeting. Also: The OG wants to punch out a horse. In Biz talk: Billy Pumpkins is suing EVERYBODY and once again Vinnie and the OG discuss the possible return of Goldberg. The OG continues to impose his embargo on the Professor’s Cheapo Tip, but the usual gimmicks all make an appearance. Everyone gets into a round of word association, Vinnie walks youse through the nonsense that is “Dear Vin,” Professor Pablo reads your emails and we wrap it all up with some recommendations for youse. It’s The Broad Street Breakdown: ONE STEP BEYOND….

Ep. 36 – “Be on the Lookout When Hell Arises and the Tides of Pain Run the Streets”  

Get ready Gimmick Gang: this might be the strangest (and funniest) episode of the Breakdown yet. The topic: extending one’s life through cryogenics. The question: would you choose to live forever if given the opportunity. The catch? You can only be a head. Yep. A head. The conversation, as you can imagine, goes to some really strange places and, somehow, an idea for a sitcom is born. In Biz talk, Vinnie and the OG discuss Lucha Underground not being readily available in Philly and then talk about the Smashing Pumpkins du and the idea of Vince possibly buying TNA. Later, the usual gimmicks abound: Sad Sicko comes out for Word Association, Vinnie walks you down that scary path known as “Dear Vin,” Professor Pablo reads your emails, and we wrap it all up with some recommendations for everyone. It’s The Broad Street Breakdown: Payback is a bitch, you can’t afford the price…

Ep. 35 – “Maybe He Missed His Daily Meal of Dick-Flavored Alpo”  

It’s the birthday show! Broad Street Breakdown is all about family, and this week the crew and the Gavin family celebrate Vinnie’s recent birthday with cards, gifts and a Carvel ice cream keck. Then, it’s time for… THE LIST. And, trust us: you do NOT want to be on the list. Paz and OG unveil their newest gimmick: a book that records and keeps track of all transgressions and fuck ups. You fuck around? YOU’RE ON THE LIST. We don’t like you? ON THE LIST! Anybody can end up on the list, and you won’t believe who is the first entry. Later, a conversation begins about the origins of MTV, but quickly gets derailed and devolves into the crew remembering late-‘70s Philadelphia local TV shows like Larry Ferrari and dear old Captain Noah. Vinnie and The OG get into the Biz talk by discussing the potential return of Goldberg. Then, in a stunning turn of events, Professor Pablo puts an end to the Cheapo Tip after getting harassing messages from a listener who has now ruined it for EVERYONE. The OG even has to step in and set things straight. The usual, less controversial gimmicks get their go-round; Word Association, “Dear Vin,” the BSB Mailbag, and, of course, the crew puts it to bed with some more recommendations. It’s The Broad Street Breakdown: Everywhere we go they shout: “you got a chip on your shoulder”

Ep. 34- “That’s Not My Hardcore. That’s Not Punk Rock to Me”  

Where do all the hippies meet? You know how the song goes, and episode 34 takes the Broad Street Breakdown crew back to the Philadelphia street that was both an inspiration and a foundation for many shared stories. Vinnie and The OG lead a memory-laden trip down the fabled stretch of Philadelphia road known as South Street and give you some firsthand recollections of what it was like living and working there in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Riots, lunatics, rats, junkies, punk rock shows, and dogs in the hallway… it all happened. Later, after the Professor insists he has no Cheapo Tip for the week, Vinnie and The Sicko beg to differ as they watch one unfold right before their eyes. The usual gimmicks are out for another go-round; Word Association, “Dear Vin,” The BSB mailbag, and the crew sets you up with another serving of recommendations. It’s The Broad Street Breakdown: Everybody’s got something to hide, except for me and my monkey…

Ep. 33 – “The Heart of Darkness Needs to be Smooth”  

Somebody call Phil Amino, Vinnie may be needing his services after a “mishap” that leads to a discussion on personal grooming. After that: we got recommendations for youse. This episode finds the BSB crew digging even deeper into their collective obsessions and expanding the “recommendations” part of the show into something more intricate and involved; talking about some of their favorite rare records and songs that youse need to be hipped to.  Later, Vinnie and The OG break down more Biz talk. Professor Pablo hits you with what might be his most disturbing, disgusting, and horrifying Cheapo Tip yet. Sad Ian and Stupid Sicko continue their ridiculous exercise in absurdity. Word Association goes another round, Pablo reads your emails, Paz walks us through another chapter of “Dear Vin,” and we round out the show with even more recommendations. It’s The Broad Street Breakdown: I’ll kill myself, I’d rather die, if you could see the future, you’d know why…

Ep. 32 – “Oh, It’s Whatever… Unless it’s not Whatever. So, if it’s Not Fucking Whatever Let Me Know”  

Remember back in the day, like the ‘60s and ‘70s, when what was called “protest music” was also known as “pop” music, and some of the biggest artists charted high and had mass popularity with songs that tackled social issues? You don’t see much of that anymore, and it’s a topic that Vinnie, The OG, and the boys get into in this episode. Mrs. X joins the show for this episode to add her thoughts on the subject, and it makes for an interesting conversation. Later, The OG and Vinnie complete their countdown, revealing their top 5 workers right now and letting you know what’s what. The Professor comes back with another Cheapo Tip that will blow your mind. Stupid Sicko and Sad Ian continue their depressing dialogue. Everybody joins in for a round of Word Association and Vinnie takes you down that dark and deeply disturbing path known as “Dear Vin.” Pablo reads your emails and the gang sends you home with some more choice recommendations. It’s The Broad Street Breakdown: I thought that if you had an acoustic guitar then it meant that you were a protest singer…

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