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.... Show More

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July 9, 2020 34 min

In this episode of New York Said we spoke to Brother Steve about crying, injuries, the state of the world, narrating his life, God, shady people, his funeral, accomplishments and valuables.

Show Link: https://www.newyorksaid.com/brother-steve/

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In this episode we talk about the La Aurora Puro Vintage 2006, aging in cigars, value of aging, rarity in a cigar, Dominican Republic, falling in love with cigars, interaction with a cigar, a real smoke-along moment, buying a box of cigars, humidity, preserving cigars and Guillermo Leon.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/la-aurora-puro-vintage-2006/

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In this episode we talk about the design of a cigar band, aging cigars, the V-Cut, the affect of a v-cut on a perfecto cigar, stories of the beginning of the Timeless Line, traveling with cigars, enjoyment of a cigar, Wu-Tang Clan as well as a brief history of the Nat Sherman store and brand.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/nat-sherman-timeless-prestige-divino

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In this episode we talk about, Arturo Fuente, pairing with Eagle Rare, connecting with cigars, geeking over cigars and uniqueness in a cigar.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/fuente-casa-cuba/

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June 20, 2020 33 min

Helixx C. Armageddon is a Performance Artist, Lyricist, Experimental Music Producer, Mother, NYC resident, 1/5 of the Anomolies and a Philosopher.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/helixx-c-armageddon/

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In this episode we talk about collaborations, aging, limited production, machine gun puffs, Culebra Cigar, construction and its affect on taste.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/pappy-van-winkle-tradition/ 

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June 13, 2020 48 min

Helixx C. Armageddon is a Performance Artist, Lyricist, Experimental Music Producer, Mother, NYC resident, 1/5 of the Anomolies and a Philosopher.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/helixx-c-armageddon/

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In this episode Juan and Amon talk about curing and curing barns, fermentation, cuts and the affects on draw, combustion and Cuba.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/la-flor-dominicana-air-bender-matatan

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June 3, 2020 75 min

I pray everyone is heathy and safe.

New York is changing, rapidly I might add. I can say Old New York and if you live here, you’d think I was talking about 2019.

For the last 5 years or so I’ve been recording the ambient sounds of New York. It’s been awhile since I put out one these soundscapes. This recording is a few years old. My plan was to amass like 52 of them and release an episode every week. But since things are changing s...

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May 31, 2020 42 min

In this episode we talk about lighters, enjoying a Cigar, cutting a Cigar, toasting the foot, taking your time, Connecticut grown tobacco and palette awareness.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/latelier-maduro-54/

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In this episode we talk about Christian Eiroa, blending seminars, blind tasting, taking your time with a Cigar, corojo and the cigar speaking.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/eiroa-first-20-years/

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May 21, 2020 65 min

In this episode The Mazeking and Amon talk Meditation, Marcel Duchamp, Buddhism, film, physics, the big bang theory, being bullied, the process of living and the purpose of art.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/the-mazeking-interview/

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May 17, 2020 47 min

In this episode we talk about nicotine & its affects on the body, humidors, Foundation Cigars and Nick, Boveda Packs, some Shade at the boring podcasts that exist on cigars, construction, master blending and fermentation.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/the-tabernacle-by-foundation/

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May 14, 2020 60 min

In this episode The Mazeking and Amon talk Meditation, Marcel Duchamp, Buddhism, film, physics, the big bang theory, being bullied, the process of living and the purpose of art.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/the-mazeking-interview/

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May 10, 2020 36 min

In this episode Juan and Amon talk about the Quesada Family, design of esthetics, buying a cigar and buying a fake Cuban.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/quesada-espana/

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May 6, 2020 63 min

In this episode The Mazeking and Amon talk Meditation, Marcel Duchamp, Buddhism, film, physics, the big bang theory, being bullied, the process of living and the purpose of art.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/the-mazeking-interview/

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In this episode we talk about Tatuaje as a brand, Pete Johnson, cutting a cigar, Boutique Brands and Production, Valleys in Nicaragua, Long Filler vs Non Premium, and refilling a Butane lighter.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/tatuaje-tattoo-by-pete-johnson/ 

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In this episode we talk about, Crowned Heads Group, Nashville cigar making, lighters, Lieberman method/too, Maduro wrapper, flavor and body, time and enjoyment, contributions to the industry, walk in humidors in a brick and mortar, mild to medium bodied, strength and delivery of a cigar.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/crowned-heads-four-kicks-maduro/

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Krink: Graffiti, Art, and Invention should have been the title of this week's podcast episode but it's already the title of Craig Costello's new book that just dropped with Rizzoli.

In this episode Craig and Amon talk about growing up in Queens, life in San Francisco, the birth of Krink, Alife, minimizing risk, field testing, racking and the challenges of growing a small business.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com...

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April 19, 2020 29 min

In this episode we talk about the Plasencia Family, cap line , Nestor Senior , the luxury of time, combustion, size of a cigar and affects of burn ingredients and factors in a cigar, challenging the palette and pairing a cigar.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/plasencia-nestico/

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