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New York - Hosted by Amon Focus, the New York Said podcast features in-depth conversations with people you don't often hear from, to hear things that aren't often shared (said), spotlighting life in New York.

New York - Hosted by Amon Focus, the New York Said podcast features in-depth conversations with people you don't often hear from, to hear things that aren't often shared (said), spotlighting life in New York.


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New York - Hosted by Amon Focus, the New York Said podcast features in-depth conversations with people you don't often hear from, to hear things that aren't often shared (said), spotlighting life in New York.






Abrons Arts Center: Past and Present with Craig T. Peterson

In this episode we converse with Craig T. Peterson about the multidisciplinary arts, performances, exhibitions, residencies, classes/workshops and school-based programs at the Abrons Arts Center. Show Notes:


Selina Miles: Hustlin' to Martha

Join us this week as Amon chops it up with Selina Miles about her debut film “Martha: A Picture Story” which documents the notable contributions of veteran graffiti and street art photographer Martha Cooper. Show Notes:


The DJ Doggtime Origin Story

As we return to the Galaxy of Queens, we converse with another staple of the community: Eric Brown, but if you grew up listening to mixtapes in the late 80s and 90s, you probably know him as DJ Doggtime, one of the pioneers of the Blend Tape. Show Notes:


2020 Year End Wrap Up

It's that time again, Juan and Amon talk about their Top 3's of 2020 while doing their best to skip over the turn of the decade foolishness. Show Notes:


Episode Two Hundred: The New York Said EP

This particular episode is extremely special because it's by Vinny Alfano, a session guitarist, composer and mix engineer where he created an audible experience entitled, the New York Said EP. I asked him if it was cool to publish the EP on NYS and he said, "Hell yeah!” And here we are. Enjoy, Amon Show Notes:


Exploring the Mindscapes of Ryan McGinness

Ryan McGinness talks showing your work, exploiting the analog glitches, pure geometry and the burden of communication. Notes from the Conversation Prolific | Approaching Fifty | Creating an Immersive Environment | Miles McEnery Gallery | Make a Statement | One Grand Singular Statement | Street Signs | One Grand Painting | The Black Holes | Narrative Elements | A System Started to Emerge | Systematic Approach to the Work | Why 72? | Site Specific |Easily...


Sophie Bramly talks Luck, Intuition and Following your Instincts

Covered in this Conversation Rarely Nervous | YO! MTV Raps Europe | That Ice - T Episode | Never a Script | Morris Day | Started Rather Well in Paris | Got Bored and Moved to New York | Too Much is Never Enough | Taking Pictures Slowly but Surely | Fab 5 Freddy | New York City Breakers | That Club in Union Square | DJs, Rappers and Graffiti Artists | Hip Hop Story Book from '84 | RUN DMC | Profile Records | A Singles Market | Beastie Boys - Cookie Pus | Meeting Rick Rubin at NYU | The Roxy...


The Obligated Selflessness of Viceroy Troy

Viceroy Troy talks about the only two reasons to have a serious relationship, bringing fun to the party, putting skin in the game and more. The Cliff Notes


Robert "ROB-O" McCallum shares his Journey to Roots and Rooftops

Robert "ROB-O" McCallum is the founder of the causal menswear brand, Roots and Rooftops. In this episode we talk about pinnacle moments, comfort, structure, barnstorming, controlling our narrative as well as his experiences designing for Nike and Adidas. Show Notes:


The Philosophy of JoDo the Bee

Today's guest on the show is the artist JoDo. In this episode we talk about making an army of bees, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, ink on paper, rules of graffiti and being invisible. It took a minute but I tracked down JoDo to recorded an episode but with one caveat, they did not want their voice known so I had to modify it. Truth be told, I’ve been wanting to do an anonymous type of an episode for a few years now and I just recently figured out how to do it. This episode was recorded back in...


Natural Soundscape of Niagara Falls

Not too long ago I visited Niagara Falls State Park. It was a very cool experience but what truly moved me were the sounds I heard as I walked the campus. Listening to the falls, helicopters, the murmurings of passersby, birds and insects putting my spirit into a state of relaxation. This orchestration of nature clashing subtle notes of urban presences moved me so much that I thought it would be a cool idea to record these sounds and share them with you. Episodes like this one are good to...


Vinny Alfano talks Sound Design, Ice Cream and Anonymous Hair Salon

Today’s guest on the show is Vinny Alfano. In this episode Vinny shares his experiences in sound design for television, radio and film. We also go off course to converse about ice cream, key lime pie, our New York Said EP and the Anonymous Hair Salon. Show Notes:


Tommy O'Malley talks Small Business, Calendula and Zaddy Earth

Today's guest on the show is Tommy O'Malley. In this episode we talk about small business, potpourri, fragrance, botanicals, foraging, calendula oil and Zaddy Earth. Show Notes:


The Return of Comfort Crusade

Comfort Crusade returns to the show to talk about the process in making his latest music, electronic lounge and his sonic adventure. Show Notes:


L8NYTE talks Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Small Business

The good thing about technology is that creating content instantly or on the spot doesn't just apply to mobile photography. There have been countless times in the past that I've listened to a friend go off about something they're passionate about and wished could have recorded that. This is one of those episodes. While casually conversing with L8NYTE about blockchain, I stopped him and asked, "Can I record this?". In this episode L8NYTE talks Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Aragon, Tim...


RAE BK on the Process of Creating Art, Film and Life Changing Experiences

RAE BK on art, film, sculptures, cartoons, Beyond Vaudeville and life changing experiences. Show Notes:


Sunday Cigar: Rocky Patel Grand Reserve

In this recap of the season we talk about Amon's Cigaragua experience, lighting a cigar, helping combustion, passion, customer service, cigar ettiequte when entering a humidor, duty free, Hand Rolled: A Film About Cigars, Lost City (film), Grand Closing as well as Cigars and Therapy. Show Notes:


Sunday Cigar: My Father Le Bijou

In this episode we talk about the My Father Le Bijou cigar, foot bands on a cigar also known as secondary bands, Grand Robusto, strong cigars and pairing cigars with wine. Show Notes:


Sunday Cigar: Rocking with a Local Cuban

In this episode we talk about Juan's trip to Cuba, air flow through a cigar, smoking channels and Cuban experiences. Show Notes:


Sunday Cigar: Alec Bradley Mundial

In this episode we talk about attractive cigar bands, cutting the cigar, the Cuban cut, taste, what we pick up, pairing and hanging out with Allen Rubin at Mickey Blakes staff. Show Notes: