New York Said

New York Said

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.

Episodes

April 26, 2022 26 min

Listen to a short but in-depth conversation with Artist and Art Critic, Ricky Amadour about the 2022 Whitney Biennial.

Show Notes:

https://www.newyorksaid.com/2022-whitney-biennial-talk-with-art-critic-ricky-amadour

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Larry and Sonia Wright Perform a Masterpiece in the Union Square Subway Station 

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/larry-and-sonia-wright-perform-a-masterpiece-in-the-union-square-subway-station

 

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Director Jay Rosenblatt shares some insight on creating his Oscar-Nominated Short Documentary, ‘When We Were Bullies’ with Amon Focus.

Show Notes: 

https://www.newyorksaid.com/director-jay-rosenblatt-on-his-oscar-nominated-short-documentary-when-we-were-bullies

 

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February 28, 2022 57 min

From being a Make A Wish kid to growing up to have twins of her own, Savannah doesn't look at being born HIV+ as a curse bestowed upon her.

In this talk Savannah shares her journey and what she has learned along the way.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/born-with-hiv-savannahs-story/

 

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An in-depth conversation about the importance of On Air Fest advancing the culture of audio with founder, Scott Newman.

Show Notes:

https://www.newyorksaid.com/how-on-air-fest-is-advancing-the-culture-of-audio-with-scott-newman/

 

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January 28, 2022 26 min
It's been a minute. Happy New Year. It's snowing outside. It's cold in New York. So you know what that means, it's time to release another new episode of "Sounds of the City".

This summer I went back to my old neighborhood in Southside Jamaica, Queens to record the fireworks. I recorded about four hours of the festivities that night, and then edited it down into a nice 25.

It's not boom, boom, boom conse...

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December 30, 2021 127 min
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: https://www.newyorksaid.com/2021-year-end-wrap-up/

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December 26, 2021 58 min

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:  https://www.newyorksaid.com/step-inside-the-mind-of-suckybat/

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

Show Notes

https://www.newyorksaid.com/julie-grahame-talks-acurator-photography-consulting-and-the-yousuf-karsh-archive

 

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

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/des-rocs-a-real-good-person-in-a-real-bad-place/

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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: https://www.newyorksaid.com/wild-style-the-origin-story-with-filmmaker-charlie-ahearn

 

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July 16, 2021 82 min

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

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/inside-the-mind-of-dj-dirty-harry/

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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: https://www.newyorksaid.com/janette-beckman-talks-witnessing-history-and-capturing-it-for-future-generations

 

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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 anniversa...

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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 pr...

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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 ...

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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: https://www.newyorksaid.com/abrons-arts-center-past-and-present-with-craig-t-peterson

 

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March 18, 2021 50 min

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: https://www.newyorksaid.com/selina-miles-hustlin-to-martha/

 

 

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March 8, 2021 22 min

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: https://www.newyorksaid.com/the-dj-doggtime-origin-story/

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December 28, 2020 99 min

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: https://www.newyorksaid.com/2020-year-end-wrap-up/

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