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 23, 2021 35 min

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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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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December 22, 2020 29 min

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: https://www.newyorksaid.com/episode-number-200-the-new-york-said-ep

 

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December 16, 2020 43 min

Ryan McGinness talks showing your work, exploiting the analog glitches, pure geometry and the burden of communication.

https://www.newyorksaid.com/

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 App...

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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 | B...

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November 30, 2020 53 min

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

https://www.newyorksaid.com/the-obligated-selflessness-of-viceroy-troy

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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: https://www.newyorksaid.com/robert-rob-o-mccallum-shares-his-journey-to-roots-and-rooftops

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November 10, 2020 32 min

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 ...

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November 3, 2020 41 min

Not too long ago I visited Niagara Falls State Park.  It was a very cool experience but what truly moved me were the sounds I heard as I walked the campus. Listening to the falls, helicopters, the murmurings of passersby, birds and insects putting my spirit into a state of relaxation.

This orchestration of nature clashing subtle notes of urban presences moved me so much that I thought it would be a cool idea to record these sounds ...

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Today’s guest on the show is Vinny Alfano. In this episode Vinny shares his experiences in sound design for television, radio and film. We also go off course to converse about ice cream, key lime pie, our New York Said EP and the Anonymous Hair Salon.

Show Notes:

https://www.newyorksaid.com/vinny-alfano-talks-sound-design-ice-cream-and-anonymous-hair-salon

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Today's guest on the show is Tommy O'Malley. In this episode we talk about small business, potpourri, fragrance, botanicals, foraging, calendula oil and Zaddy Earth.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/tommy-omalley/

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October 13, 2020 19 min

Comfort Crusade returns to the show to talk about the process in making his latest music, electronic lounge and his sonic adventure.

Show Notes:

https://www.newyorksaid.com/the-return-of-comfort-crusade/

 

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The good thing about technology is that creating content instantly or on the spot doesn't just apply to mobile photography. There have been countless times in the past that I've listened to a friend go off about something they're passionate about and wished could have recorded that.

This is one of those episodes. While casually conversing with L8NYTE about blockchain, I stopped him and asked, "Can I record this?"...

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RAE BK on art, film, sculptures, cartoons, Beyond Vaudeville and life changing experiences.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/rae-bk-interview/

 

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September 6, 2020 52 min

In this recap of the season we talk about Amon's Cigaragua experience, lighting a cigar, helping combustion, passion, customer service, cigar ettiequte when entering a humidor, duty free, Hand Rolled: A Film About Cigars, Lost City (film), Grand Closing as well as Cigars and Therapy.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/rocky-patel-grand-reserve/

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August 30, 2020 37 min

In this episode we talk about the My Father Le Bijou cigar, foot bands on a cigar also known as secondary bands, Grand Robusto, strong cigars and pairing cigars with wine.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/my-father-le-bijou/

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In this episode we talk about Juan's trip to Cuba, air flow through a cigar, smoking channels and Cuban experiences.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/rocking-with-a-local-cuban/

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August 16, 2020 28 min

In this episode we talk about attractive cigar bands, cutting the cigar, the Cuban cut, taste, what we pick up, pairing and hanging out with Allen Rubin at Mickey Blakes staff.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/alec-bradley-mundial/

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