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Teacher, sales associate, officer, tobacconist, rebel, MTA worker, artist, drifter - who? These are the people in your neighborhood. Hosted by Amon Focus, the New York Said podcast features in-depth artful conversations with people you don't often hear from, to hear things that aren't often shared (said), spotlighting life in New York. This is what New York Said. New episodes available on Tuesdays.

Teacher, sales associate, officer, tobacconist, rebel, MTA worker, artist, drifter - who? These are the people in your neighborhood. Hosted by Amon Focus, the New York Said podcast features in-depth artful conversations with people you don't often hear from, to hear things that aren't often shared (said), spotlighting life in New York. This is what New York Said. New episodes available on Tuesdays.
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New York, NY

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Teacher, sales associate, officer, tobacconist, rebel, MTA worker, artist, drifter - who? These are the people in your neighborhood. Hosted by Amon Focus, the New York Said podcast features in-depth artful conversations with people you don't often hear from, to hear things that aren't often shared (said), spotlighting life in New York. This is what New York Said. New episodes available on Tuesdays.

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@newyorksaid

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English


Episodes

Kenny Vera talks Ecuador, LOOT Lifestyle and Poco a Poco

12/10/2018
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Kenny Vera talks running a small business, launching his LOOT Lifestyle brand, learning new languages and overcoming mistakes. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/kenny-vera/

Duration:00:51:47

BlusterOne Part 2: The Birth of a PNB Nation

11/27/2018
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Today’s episode is a continuation with our guest is James K. Alicea aka BlusterOne. This is the 2nd part of a two part episode. In this episode, Bluster and I talk about PNB Nation, dogma, street wear, quality of life and keeping your word. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/blusterone/

Duration:00:43:44

BlusterOne Part 1: Graffiti, Lyrics and Spirituality

11/8/2018
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Today’s guest is James K. Alicea aka BlusterOne and this is going to be a two part episode. In this episode, Bluster and I talk about growing up in the Lower East Side, his early graffiti days, Rakim lyrics, religion, spirituality, the Five Percent Nation and his introduction to Islam. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/blusterone/

Duration:00:40:23

One Time for Chopped Cheese and Beacon Youth Program Students

10/30/2018
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What’s up good people welcome to the New York Said podcast, I’m your host Amon Focus. This week I headed to Metropolitan High School out in the Bronx to talk to some of the kids in the Beacon Youth Program. I was asked to talk about Podcasting. I kept it simple, I showed them the audio equipment but I said the best way to learn about podcasting is to record one… So we did. If you’re a long time listener to the show then you’re familiar with the card game I created called New York Said...

Duration:00:42:37

Getting a Contact High from 40 Years of Hip-Hop Photography with Vikki Tobak

10/16/2018
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We're back in Brooklyn, DUMBO to be exact and this time we are kicking it with Vikki Tobak. Vikki is a journalist, producer and the author of Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop. In this episode we talk about growing up in Detroit, her photography moment, working with Gang Starr, working at Paper Magazine, interviewing Diddy when he was on the come up and her journey to Contact High. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/vikki-tobak/

Duration:01:08:40

Social Programming, Paradigms and the Art of Unlearning with Blahzay Blahzay

10/9/2018
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Put out the word Blahzay has emerged to give New York Said an hour of his time. We appreciate that. In this episode we talk about his early days in hip-hip, eating right, dream hunters, the G.O.B. project with Al Skratch and going inward. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/blahzay-blahzay/

Duration:00:52:08

Resiliency, The Music Industry and Investing in Oneself with Al Skratch

10/2/2018
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On a pretty hot day in Washington Square Park I met up with Al Skratch to talk about his journey through the music industry, life, loss, family and resiliency. We also talked about Al's new project called G.O.B. (Get on Board) with Blahzay Blah, his early Ill Al Skratch days, collaborations with Brian McKnight, Michael Jackson, loving your craft, investing in oneself, travel, no expectations and other life lessons. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/al-skratch/

Duration:00:58:04

History, Longevity and the Tompkins Square Park Polices Riots with Clayton Patterson

9/24/2018
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Today's guest on the show is Clayton Patterson. Clayton is a documentarian, an artist, a historian and staple of the Lower East Side. In this episode we talk about how to survive as an artist, the Clayton Cap, the 80s, the forgotten ones, citizen surveillance, documenting history and the Tompkins Square Park police riots. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/clayton-patterson/

Duration:01:19:36

Shirt King Phade - A Pioneer in Streetwear and Hip Hop Fashion

9/10/2018
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Today’s episode is very, very special to me. Today’s guest on the show is Phade of the Mighty Shirt Kings. If you’ve a been a long time listener, then you’ve heard me speak about Phade and the Shirt Kings about a dozen or so times in previous episodes. Before I even knew I was a creative or before I was into art like that, I was into the the work of Phade. If you’re not familiar with Phade or the Shirt Kings, you are, you just don’t know you are. Whenever you see any airbrushed Disney or...

Duration:00:49:57

Food Stories, Music and Good Eats with Jackie Gordon Singing Chef

8/28/2018
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I hope you've eaten because this is with Jackie Gordon Singing Chef. In this episode we talk about fried English muffins, Montgomery's Cheddar, chicken wings, umami as well as food stories, music and Jackie's family history. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/jackie-gordon/

Duration:01:14:41

A Night in the Life of Tiger Hood

8/16/2018
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Today’s guest on the show is Tiger Hood also known as Patrick Barr. This episode happened because my train decided to take a detour and out of my utter frustration I decided to get out and just walk home. If you’ve ever ridden the Subway in New York on the weekend then you full understand my frustration. On this summer hike to the Lower East Side I ran into my friend Tiger Hood. Now I’ve known Tiger for some years now. If you don’t know Tiger Hood, he is famous for his photography and the...

Duration:00:50:04

Cold Crush Brothers and DJ Grand Wizzard Theodore at 35th Anniversary Wild Style Park Jam

8/10/2018
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Today you guys are in for a Wild Style treat. I’m going to take you to a Park Jam. I’m talking about a straight up old school hip hop Park Jam. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/wild-style-reunion-park-jam/ ‎

Duration:00:35:31

A Better Day A Better Night with Comfort Crusade

8/3/2018
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Today's guest on the show is Greg Graham also known as Comfort Crusade. In this episode we talk about traveling the world, thinking about dying, taking chances, making God laugh, the art of cultivating relationships, staying curious, performing social alchemy and the Comfort Crusade sound. Definitely keep listening when the interview is over to listened to Day & Night (Comfort Crusade 312 Remix). Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/comfort-crusade/

Duration:01:11:13

Jeremiah Moss talks Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul

7/28/2018
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Today's guest on the show is Jeremiah Moss, author of Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul. We met up in Tompkins Square park to talk about the suburbanization of New York, the importance of policy, monoculture, Jane Jacobs, eminent domain, the impact of the High Line, Coney Island, neoliberalism, poor doors, colonial myopia and hyper-gentrification. I think it is safe to say that you should listen to this episode, twice. Enjoy. Show Notes:...

Duration:00:58:32

Ambient New York - Staten Island Ferry

7/17/2018
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Today’s episode is not an interview. Today’s is a preview. It’s preview to a series that I’m working on called Sounds of the City. I literally walk around the city with a documentary microphone capturing the pulse, the heartbeat, the music, the voices, the sounds and sirens of a particular area in New York. Today we'll be listening to the Staten Island Ferry. I’ve been taking the ferry as far back as I can remember. I can remember as a kid, I always wanted to order something from the snack...

Duration:00:45:44

‘Rock Rubber 45s’ Q&A with Bobbito Garcia a.k.a. Kool Bob Love

7/10/2018
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The other day I headed to the Metrograph Theater in the Lower East Side to catch the premiere of Rock Rubber 45s, an autobiographical documentary by Bobbito Garcia aka Kool Bob Love. I’m not a film critic but I will say this, I friggin’ love it. I laughed a lot, had a ton of nostalgic moments plus I learn a ton of stuff about Bob that I did not know. After the film, Bob and I kicked it for a few but he was gracious to give us access to record the Q&A after the movie. // Show Notes:...

Duration:01:03:56

Into the Mind of The Suck Lord

7/2/2018
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Today we go into the mind of The Suck Lord. In this episode we talk about bootlegging toys, our love for Oregon, old/new school hip-hop, how he got the title "The Suck Lord", turning up once a month, the best horror films, secular humanism, NY blackouts and speculative science fiction. // Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/the-suck-lord/

Duration:00:59:58

Lighting Artist Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn talks Personal Mythology, LED Art Design and Innovation

6/20/2018
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Today's guest on the show is Light Artist Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn. In this episode we talk about growing up with artists in the family, design school, pop culture, early hip-hop, street wear, cities being the coral reefs of the human population, personal mythologies, being black adjacent, including yourself, political exclusion, gentrification and God walking out of the room. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/kenzan-tsutakawa-chinn/

Duration:01:30:23

Robert Whitman talks photographing Prince Pre-Fame and the Common Humanity

6/12/2018
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Today's guest on the show is Robert Whitman. In this episode Robert shares how he got his start in photography, capturing Prince Pre-Fame, Mikhail Nikolayevich Baryshnikov, Pilobolus, visiting Cuba and his style of shooting. // Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/robert-whitman/

Duration:00:33:02

Getting to Episode 100: An Informal Podcasting Class

6/5/2018
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Amon thought it would be a good idea to create a Podcasting Class episode as a give back. This episode covers the basics, obstacles and culture of podcasting. Interesting in starting a podcast? This episode is for you. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/podcasting-class

Duration:01:45:21