Crazy Twain of Yinzers (Hazy Shade of Winter)


A parody of a song by The Bangles.  Recorded by robert berg in Pittsburgh, PA
Recorded: 10/13/2016  Released: 10/13/2016  First aired: 10/26/2016
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Howard Fineman, sidecar-ing with Torie
Reminiscing about Iron City. Hey, let’s go to Primanti’s!
And get a kielbasa and cheese!

Satchmo frowns
At the sound
On the show, of the Crazy Twain of Yinzers

Hear the Donnie Iris cover band
Down on the South Side, I need to get an Uber ride
There’s no one driving this van
How am I gonna get to the Warhol n’at?

Hands down
these awful sounds
Out of the mouths of the Crazy Twain of Yinzers

In terms of critical commentary, native Pittsburghers often cultivate a grotesque panoply of lazy vowels and an abhorrent idiom that reduces a sentence like:

“Are you two going to Heinz Field for the Steeler game?”
“Hey, Yinz goin’ dahntahn ta da Stiller game n’at?”

Icy roads are “slippy,”
nosy people are “nebby,”
and Narisetti is a “jag-off.”

It is enough to make an English Writing major want to stick a meat thermometer in his ears.

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Daryn in Michigan
So great!
201 days ago.
Swingmonalisa in Bel Air, MD
We need this to be sung as a duet between Robert and the Pittsburgh Dad (for all you yinzers who know who he is ;-)).
203 days ago.
Dave Putt
Laughed so hard pop came atta my nose n'at.
203 days ago.
Tony Beeson
Talent !
204 days ago.
jreljac in Pittsburgh, PA
Simultaneously insulted and made so proud...I'm going out side to sit on my parking chair and listen to this on a loop...
204 days ago.
Kj Ohnstad in Red Wing, MN
I've got nothing new to add that hasn't already been said so I'll just echo the brilliant.
239 days ago.
gchoff in Evans City
243 days ago.
Luke Overbey in Charleston, SC
I listened to this first on the podcast and had no idea what you said but it sounded great. Great reaction.
243 days ago.
Swingmonalisa in Bel Air, MD
As someone married to a yinzer, I couldn't stop laughing at this. Incredible!
244 days ago.
Mr. Scott Anthony in Los Angeles, CA
Only a local could tie that all together so well. And add my voice to the chorus impressed by your workaround on the time limit.
244 days ago.
Jolene in Grand Island, NE
The bigs loved it!!!
244 days ago.
mrlip in Springfield, VA
Rob Berg beat the laws of time. Is there anything he can't do?
244 days ago.
robert berg in Pittsburgh, PA
i gotta admit, their reaction to this stupid jingle was very gratifying. and steve, the subversive part of me really wanted to break that 1 minute rule somehow and this was my workaround.
244 days ago.
mrlip in Springfield, VA
Also love the twist you put in it - if you let the music stop and continue talking, you can go over a minute. Genius! It's such a fine line between stupid and clever...
244 days ago.
Brad Weiss in Williamsburg, VA
Know your audience! Greatness.
244 days ago.
Sean Morrissey in Frederick,MD
Yuuuuge laughs. Love it.
245 days ago.
John Fitzpatrick in Arlington, VA
Bravo, Rob! There hasn't been an in-studio reaction like that in a very long time. Certainly not in the podcast era, and probably well before. Prize that!
245 days ago.
joeythejammer in Ellicott City, MD
Now THAT reaction is what we all look for!!! #affirmation
245 days ago.
Jenny Robbins in Annapolis, MD
Absolutely brilliant. Forwarded the link to Beaver Falls & Oil City people I know. They loved it.
252 days ago.
robert berg in Pittsburgh, PA
this is a cartoonish, over the top version of it...but this is mostly what it actually sounds like.
252 days ago.
mrlip in Springfield, VA
Totally agree Joe - this has some Mur-land sprinkled in there.
252 days ago.
joeythejammer in Ellicott City, MD
Plus, if this is a Pittsburgh accent you are doing I am noticing undeniable similarities with the way the fine folks of DUNDALK, MARYLAND talk, hon.....
253 days ago.
joeythejammer in Ellicott City, MD
Damndamndamn this is hilarious!!!!!!
253 days ago.
Rob Newland in Mishawaka, IN
Like I told you before, I laughed my ass off! Great stuff Rob!
255 days ago.
Anita from Alaska
I thought Simon and Garfunkel did this? Nice job on making fun of Pittsburgh accents (says the girl from Philly)
257 days ago.