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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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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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Episodes

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

Getting Lit with Light Artist Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn

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 artist 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

Exploring Philosophy, Design, Business, Art and Tech with Shantell Martin

5/29/2018
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We made it, we made it to "Episode One Hundred" of the New York Said podcast. If you think that is something to sneeze at then my best advice is for you try it. It's not easy but it is very fulfilling. Today's guest on the show is Shantell Martin. How cool is that? Very. We had the opportunity to stop by Shantell's studio at Mana Contemporary to talk about working with Puma, Kendrick Lamar, Tiffany & Co., living in Japan, making her way to New York, starting over, collaborations, finding...

Duration:00:41:40

The Great Adventures of Sir Spaz B

5/26/2018
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Sir Spaz B and I bumped heads in Midtown over a CD offer. I declined, we talked for a few and it only made sense to invite him on the show. He tried to do the show on another day but I declined the offer and applied the pressure. Spaz buckled and graced New York Said with his time, energy, philosophy, wisdom and bunch of great stories. In this episode we talk about hustle, vision, stealing a car, him being a rebel, food vendors, robberies and his music. // Show Notes:...

Duration:00:49:30

Gun Pockets: The Triumphs and Challenges of Fuse Green

5/23/2018
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Fuse Green and I met up at Pratt University out in Brooklyn to talk about his journey as an artist, the difference between an art director and a creative director, album covers, working with Spike Lee, Jay Z, Marc Ecko, identity and street culture. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/fuse-green/

Duration:01:31:29

Linus Coraggio talks Club 57, Adventures in the East Village and his Sculpture Work

5/15/2018
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Linus Coraggio and I met up to talk growing up on the Upper West Side, the Guinness Book of World Records, adventures in the East Village, Club 57, his sculpture work, surviving as an artist, making his own rules and getting ideas from dreams. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/linus-coraggio/

Duration:01:14:23

Aria Nadège talks about her Music, Performing, Sobriety, Body Language and Sacrifice

5/1/2018
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Aria Nadège and I met in the Greenwich Village to talk about her music, sobriety, energy, crystals, performing, making mistakes again, staying connected to your body, saving lives, intuition, losing friends, a bunch of situations and making sure everybody feels comfortable in a room. Heads up, at the end of the episode there is a acoustic performance by Aria Nadège Live at Pianos in the Lower East Side. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/aria-nadege/

Duration:01:32:05

Mental Health, Fasting and Spiritual Practice with Conscious

4/24/2018
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In this episode we met up in Tompkins Square Park to talk about better ways to communicate, letting go, intuition, instinct, ego, racism, mental health, fasting, philosophy, spiritual practice, squirrels and peanut butter cookies. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/conscious/

Duration:01:04:42

The MTA and the Cost of Honesty with Christopher Taylor

4/17/2018
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Today's guest on the show is Christopher Taylor. In this episode we chop it up about driving a bus for the mta, raising children without patience, what it takes to live in NY, why live in NY, books and giving back. Show Notes: http://www.newyorksaid.com/christopher-taylor/

Duration:01:05:45

Pointing out the Elephant in the Room with Al Diaz

4/10/2018
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Today's guest on the show is Al Diaz. In this episode we talk about SAMO, razor tag, first jobs, the art world, early graffiti culture, internal motivation, Hugh Masakela, old New York and kicking heroin. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/al-diaz/

Duration:00:38:44

Wrongfully Convicted - Part 3 - Sundhe Moses

4/3/2018
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Today's guest on the show is Sundhe Moses also known as Shine. Shine was wrongly convicted of killing a 4 year girl in Brooklyn and did over 18 years in prison for it. In this episode we talk about changing lives, corruption, good people in prison, a way out, getting familiar with basic law, commanding respect and demanding respect. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/sundhe-moses/

Duration:00:49:00

Wrongfully Convicted - Part 2 - Sundhe Moses

3/27/2018
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Today's guest on the show is Sundhe Moses also known as Shine. Shine was wrongly convicted of killing a 4 year girl in Brooklyn and did over 18 years in prison for it. In this episode we talk about the system, corruption, a time computation sheet, guilt, shame and examining a person’s character over time. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/sundhe-moses/

Duration:00:35:18

Wrongfully Convicted - Part 1 - Sundhe Moses

3/21/2018
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Today's guest on the show is Sundhe Moses, but I know him as Shine. Shine was wrongly convicted of killing a 4 year girl in Brooklyn and did over 18 years in prison for it. Instead of hitting you over the head with a 3 hour episode. I'm going break it down into 3 parts. In this episode we talk about growing up in Brooklyn, karate flicks, getting locked up, Rikers Island, How to Survive Prison, wrongful conviction and never losing hope. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/sundhe-moses/

Duration:01:02:01

Will Kurtz Create Realistic Life-Size Figures and Animals out of Newspaper

3/14/2018
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Live from SCOPE Art Show today's guest on the show is Will Kurtz. In this episode we have an in-depth conversation about landscape architecture, making connections, comedy and his sculpture art. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/will-kurtz/

Duration:00:17:07

The Keys and Reeds of Grammy award-winning artist Casey Benjamin

3/6/2018
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Live from the West Village today's guest on the show is Casey Benjamin aka DJ Stutzmcgee. Casey is a 2X Grammy award winner, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, DJ, Yamaha artist and muscle car enthusiast. In this episode we have an in-depth conversation about his beginnings as a saxophonist, the vocoder, DJing, racism, Prince experiences, style, racing cars and the Robert Glasper Experiment. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/casey-benjamin/

Duration:01:03:57

Keisha "TK" Dutes - Radio, Podcasting, Making the Leap and Building an Audience

2/26/2018
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Live from Bushwick, Brooklyn today's guest on the show is Keisha "TK" Dutes. In this episode we talk about TK in the AM, independent podcasting versus corporate podcasting, gatekeepers, terrestrial radio, taking that leap, freelance life, hustling, mental health, building an audience and legacy. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/keisha-tk-dutes/

Duration:01:04:23