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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.
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Apr 18, 2018

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/

 

Apr 10, 2018

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/

Apr 3, 2018

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/

Mar 27, 2018

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/

Mar 21, 2018

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/

Mar 14, 2018

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/

Mar 6, 2018

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/

Feb 26, 2018

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/

Feb 21, 2018

Live from Washington Square Park today's guest on the show is Joey Golden. In this episode we talk about his latest EP, NY childhood games, getting into trouble, mixtape culture, fitting a description and entering the music industry.  Show Notes - https://www.newyorksaid.com/joey-golden/

Feb 13, 2018

Recorded right in Midtown NYC, today's guest on the show is Rasheed Flake. In this episode we talk about South Jamaica Queens, drumming in the church, the importance of reading music, Reverend Flake, reality checks and how love goes a long way. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/rasheed-flake/ 

Feb 7, 2018

Today you’ll be listening to drummers in Washington Square Park. I recorded this on a summer night about a year ago. First thing you’ll hear is a dude playing a sax and then from there I walked over to the drummers. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/washington-square-park/

Jan 30, 2018

Recorded right in midtown at a spot called Grind.NoMad, today's guest on the show is Martha Cooper. In this episode we talk about the Peace Corps, traveling across Asia, publishing books, capturing the Yakuza, anthropology, street play, photography, National Geographic, the New York Post and documenting graffiti culture as well as street art. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/martha-cooper/

Jan 23, 2018

Recorded right by the water at Brookfield Place, today's guest on the show is Stephen R. McFadden. In this episode we talk about building trust, catfish with a gold tooth, being out of tune with and traditional eating. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/stephen-mcfadden-2/

Jan 18, 2018

Recorded right in the heart of Union Square, today's guest on the show is Silent Lee. In this episode we talk about the secret to a good life, misconceptions about depression, Hooliganrad Guitarfive, TrueExclusives, Puerto Rico, faith in your dreams and know that you've got to start somewhere to get anywhere. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/silent-lee/

Jan 9, 2018

Recorded in from Bushwick, Brooklyn today's guest on the show is Sophia Wallace. In this episode we talk Cliteracy, art shows, the pressures of being a creative, priorities, photography, the importance of saying no, focusing on patience and the anatomy of the clitoris. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/sophia-wallace/

Jan 2, 2018

Recorded from the far side of Alphabet City, today's guest on the show is my father Akil Talib Bey. In this episode we talk about traveling to heated lands, lessons from his father, hard decisions, God, death, heaven, love, truth, freedom and justice. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/akil-talib-bey

Dec 27, 2017

Twenty-Seventeen is clearly a wrap, good people, so I met up with Juan Sanchez to do a Year-End Review. Recorded on the steps that head toward Tudor City. Juan and I talk about the the loss of Combat Jack also known as Reggie Joseph Ossé, what we’ve learned over the past year, favorite New York Said episodes, we geek out over cigars, talk new podcasts, docs and music. // Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/year-in-review/

Dec 20, 2017

Recorded live from Brooklyn, today's guest on the show is Barney Murray. In this episode we talk about TV theme music, self help books, managing regret, Zelda, Meteoroid, archery and pie. // Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/barney-murray/

Dec 12, 2017

Recorded live from SCOPE Miami Beach today's guest on the show is Laolu NYC. In this episode we talk about Nigeria, his experience as a Human Rights Lawyer, working with Beyonce, Yoruba Culture, Sacred Art of the Ori, collaborations and his TED Talk. // Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/laolu-nyc-senbanjo/ 

Dec 5, 2017

Recorded live from an undisclosed location in New York, today's guest on the show is Jerkface. I would give you an intro to his work and accomplishments but you’re better off just visiting his instagram, search for incarceratedjerkfaces or just jerkface and just scroll through his paintings/murals while you listen.

In this episode Jerkface talks about his excitement for creation, painting, work ethic, cubism, street life, murals, style, incarceration and the School of Visual Arts.

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

Nov 28, 2017

Recorded live from Tomkins Square Park, today's guess on the show is Jahan Nostra. Jahan talks poverty, what it means to be thorough, having faith in yourself, musical influences, hope and moral equity.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/jahan-nostra

Nov 22, 2017

Recorded at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, we chop it up with one of the best Tour Guides in NYC. Today's guest on the show in Gary Dennis. In this episode we talk about the history of the Subway, film, architecture, cathedrals, theaters, old New York and the best places to find a restroom in the city. // Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/gary-dennis/

Nov 15, 2017

Recorded in Union Square Park, one day prior to the Subway Therapy project Anniversary, we chop it up with guest Matthew “Levee” Chavez. We talk about creative projects, going viral, secrets, the importance of skipping ‘why’, how to create luck, crying and NYC wildlife. // Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/matthew-levee-chavez/

Nov 7, 2017

Recorded somewhere in the Lower East Side, today's guest on the show is Delano Isaac. Del is a childhood friend and we reminisced for a spell, or shall I say think back 30+ years ago to keep it on track... just kidding, we cracked mad jokes, talked about bad jobs, deciphered a few dreams and drank a few beers. Basically, we just kicked it. // Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/delano-isaac/

Oct 31, 2017

Live from SoHo, today's guest on the show is Baptiste'. In this episode we talk about making a name, cutting up his mom’s Louis Vuitton bag, how to have a successful pop-up shop, style versus fashion, the hustler's mentality and losing iPhones. // Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/baptiste/

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