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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.






2021 Year End Wrap Up

Time is clearly riding on a bullet train because Juan and I are here yet again to sum up another beautiful year of ups and down. Can you believe we've been doing these wrap up episodes for 5 years now? Crazy. Thank you for rocking with us and supporting NEW YORK SAID. Happy New Year! Show Notes:


Step Inside the Mind of Suckybat

On a super brick New York night in December, I took an anonymous zoom call from the Suckybat. For about an hour we talked about learning things the hard way, sobriety, graffiti, feeding demons and making bad decisions. Show Notes:


Julie Grahame talks aCurator, Photography Consulting and the Yousuf Karsh Archive

In this episode Julie Grahame talks curating photography, editing, legacy, provenance, audience engagement and photo agency life. Show Notes


Des Rocs: A Real Good Person In A Real Bad Place

Join us as we take a wonderful walk through the sound and mind of Des Rocs. Show Notes:


Wild Style, The Origin Story with Filmmaker Charlie Ahearn

On a blisteringly hot summer day in Tribeca, Amon Focus talks to director Charlie Ahearn about the Origin Story of his film Wild Style. Show Notes:


Inside the Mind of DJ Dirty Harry

DJ Dirty Harry talks music production, creating his early mixtapes, working with Alicia Keys and winning a Grammy. Show Notes:


Janette Beckman talks Witnessing History and Capturing it for Future Generations

On a hot summer day in Manhattan, I had a chance to kick it with Janette Beckman for a few hours. In this episode we talk about thinking on your feet, the skeleton key of politeness, giving back and the wonderful stories behind Janette's documentary portrait photography. Show Notes:


New York, New Music with Sean Corcoran

Museum of the City of New York, the city’s storyteller for almost 100 years, today shared details for New York, New Music: 1980-1986, a new exhibition that revisits the music scene of early 1980s New York City. The exhibition examines this transformative era through the lens of emerging pivotal music genres and the influence they played on New York’s broader cultural landscape. Opening on June 11, in advance of MTV’s 40th anniversary in August, the exhibition highlights diverse musical...


Cannabis Exponential with Dylan "Doc" DeBusk

This week's guest on the show is Dylan "Doc" DeBusk. This episode is called Cannabis Exponential because if you ask Doc the right questions, he's going to give you a full spectrum tour on the subject. That is why it was a no brainer to have him as a guest on the show. In this conversation about cannabis, Doc talks extractions, stigmas, genetics, hybrid vigor, hype-strains, crude hash, as well as the work ethic of producers, processors and retail stores. Show Notes:...


The Art of Capturing Moments with T. Eric Monroe

Recorded from The Trops Gallery down in the Lower East Side, Eric and Amon vibe out on beautiful sunny day in New York City. In this episode they talk about Capturing a Moment vs Influencing a Moment, The Immortalization of Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Being a Spectator to the Smallest Details, Giving Back in an Impactful Way, Owning All of Your Intellectual Property and Letting Go. Eric also shares a ton of great stories of when he used to capture Nas, Biggie, Tupac, RZA, ODB and other entertainers...


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...