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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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Dec 27, 2016

Today’s guest on the show is M. Tony Peralta.

I hopped a train Uptown to build with Tony about growing up in Washington Heights, his journey as an artist, his growth an entrepreneur, good music, great food and much much more.

If you’ve been enjoying New York Said, subscribe in iTunes, rate and leave a comment. That helps out a lot because we would love to get in that New & Noteworthy in podcast section.

Please enjoy.

More About M. Tony Peralta

The Peralta Project - https://peraltaproject.com

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/peraltaprjct/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/peraltaprjct

 
Links to the Stuff they Talked About

House Music - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_music

Limelight - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Limelight

Paradise Garage - https://www.facebook.com/ParadiseGarageNYC/

Larry Levan - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Levan

Keith Haring - http://www.haring.com

Graffiti Black Book - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePo8CsEB4y0

DJ Dirty Harry - https://twitter.com/dirtyharryny?lang=en

DJ Clue - https://twitter.com/DJCLUE

DJ Envy - https://www.instagram.com/djenvy/?hl=en

Ron G - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdarZbvDjIg

80s Merengue - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1APf_BaI8g

Sucka MCs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXVFNs0piP8

Club 1018/The Roxy - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roxy_NYC

Beat Street - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_ShwO10d6g

The Fun House - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8H3etwC8eS0

Keith Haring - Radiant Child, Inflatable Baby - https://www.artsy.net/artwork/keith-haring-baby-pop-shop-inflatable

Keith Haring, Pop Shop  - http://www.pop-shop.com

Spike Lee - https://www.40acres.com

Acapulco Black Film Festival - http://www.abff.com

Hype Williams - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hype_Williams_(director)

School Daze - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLT3Qu76-bw

Lean On Me - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lean_on_Me_(film)

Eyrka Badu - https://www.instagram.com/erykahbadu/?hl=en

J. Cole - http://dreamville.com

Childish Gambino - Redbone - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp7eSUU9oy8

Parliament - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parliament_(band)

Madonna - http://www.madonna.com

George Michael - http://www.georgemichael.com

Pet Shop Boys - https://twitter.com/petshopboys

Terence Trent D'Arby - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynIHsHYaig0

Fonda Rae - Fat Rat - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQSFlZ2oXCA

Slave - Just A Touch Of Love - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3ZdRU8iiw0

Roy Ayers - Running Away - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1zm1-HpW0A

Roy Ayers - We Live In Brooklyn - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfbZZByhu5E

WAR - Slippin' into darkness - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syd3Kc8U68w

Poor Righteous Teachers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDvHfQUCk78

X-Clan - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Clan

Dead Prez - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1dVx4Pfd0c

Future - F*ck Up Some Commas - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKl6umkwKfU

Travis Scott - https://twitter.com/trvisXX

The Isley Brothers - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Isley_Brothers

Joey Bada$$ - http://joeybadass.com

Latina - http://www.latina.com

Brooklyn Circus - https://thebkcircus.com

Shepard Fairy - https://obeygiant.com

Goliath http://www.stgoliath.com

PROBUS - https://probusnyc.com

APT.78 - http://www.apt78.com

Pratt Institute - https://www.pratt.edu

SVA - http://www.sva.edu

Ouigi Theodore: PSFK Conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQodxOxjP4A

El Malecon - http://maleconrestaurants.com

Elsa La Reina Del Chicharron - https://www.yelp.com/biz/elsa-la-reina-del-chicharron-new-york-2

Johns Fried Chicken - http://www.johnsfriedchicken.com

Victor Roman - http://www.victorromanstudios.com

Apple Music - http://applemusic.tumblr.com

Q-Tip Beats 1 - http://applemusic.tumblr.com/beats1

Young Thug - https://twitter.com/youngthug

Big Baby D.R.A.M. - Broccoli feat. Lil Yachty - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K44j-sb1SRY

The U.M.C.'s - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_U.M.C.'s

No Face - https://www.discogs.com/No-Face-Wake-Your-Daughter-Up/release/1603502

BWP - Two Minute Brother - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab_q-UhR44I

AMG - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK6ncRR1kO0

2 Live Crew - Banned in the USA - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU7XsoQXSW8

Uncle Luke - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luther_Campbell

Three 6 Mafia - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBjzAdpZzf0

Kool G. Rap - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Niua9KOzgrA

A Waste of Time - https://soundcloud.com/awasteoftime

Joe Budden - https://soundcloud.com/joebuddenpodcast

Tax Season - Black Thought Episode - https://soundcloud.com/taxseason/the-black-thought-episode

School of Greatness - http://lewishowes.com/category/podcast/

Desus & Mero - https://www.viceland.com/en_us/show/DESUS-and-MERO

Andy Warhol - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Warhol

 

This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.

Dec 20, 2016

Today’s guest on the show is Iva Kravitz.

Not too long ago Iva and I were working together on a Landscape Architecture project in Philly. And once filming on that project wrapped we headed to Amtrak and caught a train back to New York. While we were sitting there I asked Iva if she's be down to be a guest on the show. Even though we were clearly exhausted she was still up to kick it. Thanks again Iva.

So that being said... we are on a train, there is a lot of background noise, horns and from time you'll hear the train conductor make a few announcements. And thats all good because that's what taking this show on the road is all about.

In this episode we talk about the design community, Marketing, PR, Advertising, growing up in a Norman Rockwell painting of a town, Park Slope eats, cautious optimism and much much more.

Please enjoy.

More About Iva Kravitz 

Official Site - http://www.theivaagency.com/

Links to the Stuff they Talked About
Dec 6, 2016

Today’s guest on the show is musician and content creator Willard Hill.

We met up at Ink48, a Kimpton hotel in the heart Hell's Kitchen and talked about growing up in New Orleans, how culture is a gumbo, his process of making music, the music industry, group think, corporate culture, overcoming creative roadblocks, art being a reflection of the times and much much more.

That’s enough intro for one show, please enjoy.

I’m going to close out today’s episode with Will performing his song Future Fresh at The Gumbo NYC.

And I’ll see ya’ll, next Tuesday… Lord Willing.

More About Willard Hill

Official Site - http://www.willardhill.com

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/willardhill/

iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/willard-hill/id448858050

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/WillardHillMusic

 

Links to the Stuff they Talked About

 

Second Line - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_line_(parades)

Cash Money Records - http://www.cashmoney-records.com

No Limit Records - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Limit_Records

Pen and Pixels - http://penandpixel.com

Master P - Bout It, Bout It II - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZEjKf4gBJw

The Showboys - Drag Rap (Triggaman) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJyo1fjtNw4

DJ Money Fresh - Brown Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwDZhQyEWhc

UNLV/Bad Ass Yellow Boy - Drag Em Thru The River - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=843Nu5uJ3YM

Ira Glass on Storytelling - https://vimeo.com/24715531

Nick Hakim - I Don't Know - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8wNpiBqn_0

Quincy Jones - http://www.quincyjones.com 

Shoe Dog - https://www.amazon.com/Shoe-Dog-Memoir-Creator-Nike/dp/1501135910

6 Days to Air - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2076781/

How I Built This (Podcast) - http://www.npr.org/series/490248027/how-i-built-this

Isaiah Rashad - https://soundcloud.com/isaiah_rashad

Negotiating with Giants - https://www.amazon.com/Negotiating-Giants-Peter-D-Johnston/dp/0980942101

The Art of War - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Art_of_War

Gotham Market - http://gothamwestmarket.com

Blue Bottle Coffee - https://bluebottlecoffee.com

Cannibal - http://www.cannibalnyc.com

Ample Hills Ice Cream - http://www.amplehills.com

Platinum Sound Studio - http://www.platinumsoundny.com

Wyclef Jean - http://www.wyclef.com

Who Moved My Cheese - http://amzn.to/2g6wcxJ

Marijuana and the Bible - http://amzn.to/2g6BbP5

My Ishmael - http://amzn.to/2h21Azz

Outliers: The Story of Success - http://amzn.to/2ggPxQk

Jimmy McMillan - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_McMillan

Black Dynamite - http://blackdynamite.com

This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.

Nov 29, 2016

Today’s guest on the show is entrepreneur and strategist Holley Murchison.

We met up in Grind, a co-working space in not too far from 34th street and talked about growing up in Harlem, yoga, Lisbon, life in the hood, gambling, debate tournaments, her grade changing scandal, engaging with high-end clients, how to fire someone, shifting cultures, volunteering, the keys to creating good stuff, active listening, speaking your truth and much much more.

That’s enough intro for one show, please enjoy.

More About Holley M. Murchison

Official Site - http://holleymurchison.com

Oratory Glory - http://oratoryglory.com

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/holleymmurchison/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/holleymurchison

Creative Mornings: 8 Lessons in Love - https://creativemornings.com/talks/holley-murchison/1

Links to the Stuff they Talked About

Lisbon - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisbon

Monserrate Palace - http://bit.ly/2gR342z

PS 188 - http://ps188q.org

Notes from the Universe - http://www.tut.com/inspiration/nftu

Stoop Ball - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoop_ball

Taps - http://ask.metafilter.com/91619/Taps

21 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-one_(basketball)

Spades - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spades

Cee-lo -  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cee-lo

Numbers - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numbers_game

Frederick Douglass Academy - http://www.fda1.org

Western Texas College - http://wtcathletics.com/landing/index

Odessa College - http://wranglersports.com/sports/wbkb/index

University of the Pacific - http://www.pacific.edu

DuckTales - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DuckTales

Muppet Babies - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muppet_Babies

Darkwing Duck - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darkwing_Duck

Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chip_'n_Dale:_Rescue_Rangers

Fraggle Rock - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraggle_Rock

Fraggle Rock Cactus Episode - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUOwfbaKRgY

Zach LaVine - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifHc9fTXvTo

Rafer Alston - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafer_Alston

The Pan Pan Diner - http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/06/nyregion/06soulfood.html

West Fourth Street Courts - https://foursquare.com/v/west-4th-street-courts-the-cage/4a9ee4aef964a520ae3b20e3

Brooklyn College - http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/home.php

Angie Martinez - https://www.instagram.com/angiemartinez/?hl=en

Thirty Days of Kickstarter - http://www.newyorksaid.com/category/30-days-of-kickster/

The Combat Jack Show - https://soundcloud.com/thecombatjackshow

Combat Jack Show (D-Nice) - https://soundcloud.com/thecombatjackshow/the-dj-d-nice-episode

Bryon Summers - https://soundcloud.com/bryonsummers

Write It Down, Make It Happen: Knowing What You Want And Getting It - https://www.amazon.com/Write-Down-Make-Happen-Knowing/dp/0684850028

50 Cent - https://www.instagram.com/50cent/?hl=en

M. Tony Peralta - https://peraltaproject.com

Jamel Shabazz - http://www.newyorksaid.com/jamelshabazz/

New York Cares - https://www.newyorkcares.org

Chris Emdin - https://www.instagram.com/chrisemdin/

Hall Pass Tour - http://hallpasstour.com

Oberlin College - https://home.oberlin.edu

OC LaunchU - http://oclaunchu.com

Tom Joyner - http://www.tjms.com/stream/

The 2 AM Principle: Discover the Science of Adventure - https://www.amazon.com/AM-Principle-Discover-Science-Adventure/dp/1942872690

Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life - https://www.amazon.com/Peace-Every-Step-Mindfulness-Everyday/dp/0553351397

The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph - https://www.amazon.com/Obstacle-Way-Timeless-Turning-Triumph/dp/1591846358

The Alchemist - https://www.amazon.com/Alchemist-Paulo-Coelho/dp/0061122416

Cris Dogs - http://www.crifdogs.com

Pio Pio - http://www.piopio.com

Seasoned Vegan - http://www.seasonedvegan.com

Di Fara Pizza - https://www.yelp.com/biz/di-fara-pizza-brooklyn

The Meatball Shop - www.themeatballshop.com

This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.

Nov 22, 2016

Today’s guest on the show is documentary photographer Jamel Shabazz.

Jamel’s contributions to documentary photography are applauded the all over the world and in my humble opinion Brother Shabazz the is the Gordon Parks of my generation. I marveled at his work way before I knew his name. You have no idea how happy it made me feel to sit at a chess table in the middle of Brooklyn and kick it with some who has and still inspires me to do my best with my skill set every single day.

We met up in Dr. Ronald McNair Park across from the Brooklyn Museum to talk about growing up in Brooklyn, self publishing vs traditional publishing, his experience in the military, the summer of 1980, striving to capture images that say something profound, the importance of empathy, the crack era, giving back to the community and much much more.

As you are listening to this conversation, I highly recommend you pull up Jamel’s Instagram, website or flip through one of his many photography books as you listen. It will be a great reference to what we are talking about. I’ve provided links to it all at NewYorkSaid.com 

Side note, we are in the middle of Brooklyn. So, there will be sirens, there will be interruptions and that’s what you get when you record outside in New York, it tends to want to be present right there with you.

That’s enough intro for one show, please enjoy.

More About Jamel Shabazz

Official Site - http://www.jamelshabazz.com

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jamelshabazz/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Jamel-Shabazz-16841597946/

Shop for Books by Jamel Shabazz

Back in the Days - http://amzn.to/2f2MxIc

The Last Sunday June - http://amzn.to/2gcrRJJ

A Time Before Crack - http://amzn.to/2fNVx2W

Seconds of my Life - http://amzn.to/2gy0i1I

Pieces of a Man: Photography of Jamel Shabazz: 1980-2015 http://www.artvoicesartbooks.com/shop/51k7s88fwm6869fxpfenq2lmkhj9yd

Links to the Stuff they Talked About

West Indian Parade - http://wiadcacarnival.org

Eastern Parkway - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Parkway

Brooklyn Museum - https://www.brooklynmuseum.org

Brooklyn Botanical Gardens - http://www.bbg.org

Powerhouse Books - http://www.powerhousebooks.com

Black In White America, a book by photojournalist Leonard Freed - http://n.pr/2fBF0fK

Alex Haley: The Playboy Interviews - http://amzn.to/2fBzdXB

Platoon (1986) - Rotten Tomatoes - http://bit.ly/2flyJna

Marvin Gaye (Song) - What's Happening Brother - http://bit.ly/2gi63Oe

Luke Cage - http://bit.ly/2fZ2Jal

Puma - http://bit.ly/2fBArBT

Delancey Street - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delancey_Street

Riders Island - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delancey_Street

Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson - http://bit.ly/2gi5R1x

Short Eyes (Film) - http://bit.ly/2fnwIKR

Attica Correctional Facility - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attica_Correctional_Facility

Crack Cocaine - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crack_cocaine

Self Destruction (Song) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxyYP_bS_6s

The Central Park Five - http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/centralparkfive/

Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come (Official Lyric Video) - http://bit.ly/2fnInZN

Book of Eli - http://bit.ly/2ge0xyl

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture - https://nmaahc.si.edu

This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.

Nov 15, 2016

Today’s episode is with my good friend Rashid. We met up in Bryant Park to talk about citizen journalism, speedy digital culture, the complexities of art and social media, hard driving diving, code switching, iPhone films, growing an audience ethically, Nia Long, shooting film, defining value, A Love Supreme, growing up Baltimore, cultivating ideas and much much more.

Side note, we are in the middle of mid-town. So, there will be sirens, there will be interruptions and that’s what you get when you record outside in New York, it tends to want to be present right there with you.

That’s enough intro for show, please enjoy.

More About Rashid Zakat

Official Site - http://www.rashidzakat.com

Music - http://soulaquatics.com/listen/

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/rashidzakat/ and https://www.instagram.com/negroesofnewyork/

Tumblr - http://theawesomefarm.com

Links to the Stuff they Talked About

Black Star Film Festival -  blackstarfest.org 

The DJ D-Nice Episode - https://soundcloud.com/thecombatjackshow/the-dj-d-nice-episode

It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be - https://www.amazon.com/Its-Not-How-Good-Want/dp/0714843377

 

This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.

Nov 8, 2016

One of my favorite things to do is walk around New York just checking street art from block to block. On my walks I’ll catch the latest murals, graffiti, stickers and wheat paste art. If you don’t know what wheat paste art is, wheat paste is a gel or liquid adhesive made from wheat flour or starch and water. That glue thats usually made in a big bucket is then used for paper artwork and then pasted on smooth walls. You’ve probably seen it and ya don’t even know it. Think Shepherd Ferry and his project Obey Giant, then theres Adam Cost, or Swoon, theres Bunny M, uhh there is also JR of the Inside Out Project.

Today’s guest is Libby but most people probably know her from her street art, Phoebe New York. Phoebe can be found in the form stickers and wheatepaste art throughout the streets of New York.

I met up with Libby in Washington Square Park and she walked me through the good, the bad and the ugly of being a street artist. In this episode we talk about shooting film photography in Paris, her love of vintage book covers, writing, becoming an artist, her first solo show, transitioning into a street artist, putting up stickers, her first night of wheat pasting, getting arrested, meeting the New York City Vandal Squad, how her alter ego Phoebe was born, subliminal messaging, letting go of crutches and much much more.

Before you begin this episode or while you’re listening to this episode you should visit Phoebe instagram at phoebenewyork just to get an idea of what her work looks like and have a reference to what we are talking about as we make our way through her journey as an artist.

Of course you can find links to her IG and everything we talking about in this episode at below.

Don’t forget to subscribe, rate and leave a comment in the iTunes store aaaaand that’s enough intro for one show, please enjoy.

More About Phoebe New York 

 

Official Site - http://www.libbyschoettle.com/libby/

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/phoebenewyork/?hl=en

Twitter - https://twitter.com/phoebenewyork

Tumblr - http://phoebenewyork.tumblr.com

Links to the Stuff they Talked About

 

Mork and Mindy - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077053/

Washington Square Park - https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/washington-square-park

Andy Warhol Sleep - https://vimeo.com/4880378

English muffin - https://thomasbreads.com/products/original-english-muffins?gclid=CMjokLTyl9ACFQ1WDQod3zMEig

Chelsea Flea Market - http://www.annexmarkets.com/chelsea-flea-market/

Mast Books - https://www.yelp.com/biz/mast-books-new-york

Dash wood Books - http://www.dashwoodbooks.com

Mercer Street Books - http://www.mercerstreetbooks.com

Strand Book Store - http://www.strandbooks.com

The Catcher in the Rye - https://www.amazon.com/Catcher-Rye-J-D-Salinger/dp/0316769487

Rorschach - https://www.moma.org/collection/works/79749

Polaroid SX-70 - https://us.impossible-project.com/collections/polaroid-sx-70-cameras

Wabi-sabi - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wabi-sabi

Street Art - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_art

Wheat Paste Instructions - http://thebigpicture2013.blogspot.com/p/wheat-paste-instructions.html

Egg Shell Stickers - http://www.eggshellstickers.com

Materials for the Arts - http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcla/mfta/html/home/home.shtml

Screaming Mimi - http://www.screamingmimis.com

Lulu Lemon - http://shop.lululemon.com

Teen Vogue - http://www.teenvogue.com

Glamor - http://www.glamour.com

This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.

Oct 29, 2016

Today’s guest on the show is DJ CherishTheLuv also known as Cynthia. I met Cynthia back in the Spring and within a few minutes, I knew I wanted to invite her to be a guest on the show. Fast forward to a few days ago, our schedules aligned and we finally had a chance to meet in the East Village. I don’t want to give it away but here is some of what we talked about, growing up in the East Village, creating attractive design, the growth mentality, listening to your intuition, public speaking, talking to her phoenix, getting her doctorate in survival, meeting Oprah and declarations under good circumstances.

More About DJ CherishTheLuv

Website - https://djcherishtheluv.com

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/djcherishtheluv/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/djcherishtheluv/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DJCherishTheLuv/

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - https://www.mskcc.org/search?keys=cynthia+cherish

The Roost - https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-roost-new-york

Tonga - https://www.facebook.com/tonkanyc

 

Links to the Stuff they Talked About

 

School of Visual Arts - https://www.sva.edu

Young & Rubicam Group - http://www.yr.com

Fat Rat Press (The Matches) - http://www.fatratpress.com

Full Sail University - https://www.fullsail.edu

Jamel Shabazz - http://www.jamelshabazz.com

Golden Book - http://www.randomhousekids.com/brand/little-golden-books/

Highlights Kids - http://www.highlightskids.com

Aventura - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aventura_(band)

Sony - http://www.sony.com

Nespresso - https://www.nespresso.com/us/en/

Black Wine Glass - https://www.amazon.com/Spiegelau-Authentis-Blind-Tasting-Glass/dp/B00MX72U7O/ref=pd_sbs_79_8?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=DKBF6FKT48SJ5Z5WXVFW

Think First - http://thinkfirst.org

Dub Spot - http://www.dubspot.com

DJ Clue - https://www.instagram.com/djclue/

DJ Envy - https://www.instagram.com/djenvy/?hl=en

DJ Dirty Harry -https://twitter.com/dirtyharryny

Phil Morse - https://www.digitaldjtips.com/phil-morse/

TEDxTeen - http://tedxteen.com

How to Work a Room - https://www.amazon.com/Work-Room-Revised-Susan-RoAne/dp/0061238678

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life - https://www.amazon.com/Change-Your-Brain-Revised-Expanded/dp/110190464X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1477725058&sr=1-1&keywords=change+your+brain+change+your+life

Ippudo NY - https://www.yelp.com/biz/ippudo-ny-new-york

Robertas - http://www.robertaspizza.com

Abraço  - http://www.abraconyc.com

Robert Galinsky - http://www.galinskyplace.com

 

This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.

Oct 25, 2016

Today’s guest is my friend Natty Boom. I saw that Nat was in town from Paris and I invited her to be on the show. Turns out she wasn’t visiting, she was here to start a new chapter. So we met up in Union Square and just kicked it. In this episode we talk about growing up in the DMV, her thoughts on LA, learning new languages, siesta, fashion week, moving to Paris and much much more.

That’s enough intro for one show, please enjoy.

More About Natty Boom

https://www.instagram.com/nowlatersandnewports/

Links to the Stuff they Talked About

Chateau Marmont - http://www.chateaumarmont.com

American in Paris: Saul Williams critiques his home country from the outside looking in: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2015/09/23/american-in-paris-saul-williams-critiques-his-home-country-from-the-outside-looking-in/

Place de la République: http://en.parisinfo.com/transport/90901/Place-de-la-Republique

Silencio - https://www.theguardian.com/film/2011/aug/31/david-lynch-disco-paris

Le Comptoir Général - lecomptoirgeneral.com

Le Perchoir - https://www.timeout.com/paris/en/bars-pubs/bar-le-perchoir

La Barge -  http://www.cafebarge.fr

DJ Jacks - https://soundcloud.com/djjackss

Hotel Costes Paris - https://hotelcostes.com

Colette - http://www.colette.fr

Terry McMillan - http://terrymcmillan.com

Roald Dahl - http://www.roalddahl.com and http://www.roalddahl.com/roald-dahl/characters/magical-folk/the-big-friendly-giant

The Giving Tree - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Giving_Tree

West Indian Day Parade - https://www.timeout.com/newyork/west-indian-american-day-carnival-new-york

Anderson.Pak - http://www.andersonpaak.com

Frank Ocean - http://boysdontcry.co

Isaiah Rashad - https://soundcloud.com/isaiah_rashad

This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.

Oct 18, 2016

Amon welcomes Raeven Western to the show. They talk about learning from children, cutting school, her journey to becoming a professional model, social perspective, being committed to your dream and much much more.

More About Raeven Western

https://www.instagram.com/dreampusher/ and http://shedreamsoflove.com

 

Links to the Stuff they Talked About

Inwood, New York 

New York Models

Tom Ford

Yves Saint Laurent YSL

Tovah Klein, How Toddlers Thrive

The Tipping Point

Lemonade - Beyonce

Club Lotus

Yummy Thai

Museum of Natural History

Hall of Science 

Link to Danny Episode

Discover the Power Within You

The Pursuit of Happiness 

This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.

Oct 10, 2016

Amon welcomes Arturo Vega to the show. They talk about Arturo becoming a designer for the Ramones, moving to New York, first jobs, the music of the time plus much much more.

More About Arturo Vega

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arturo_Vega and http://hamptonsarthub.com/2016/05/20/design-ramones-arturo-vega-and-the-making-of-the-logo-heard-round-the-world/

Links to the Stuff they Talked About

Mexico City - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexico_City

Elvis - http://www.elvis.com

Orange Julius - http://www.orangejulius.com

The Bowery - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowery

Dee Dee Ramone - http://www.deedeeramone.com

Ramones - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramones

Eisenhower dollar - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eisenhower_dollar

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - http://www.metmuseum.org

CBGB - http://www.cbgb.com

The Clash - http://www.theclash.com

Sex Pistols - Sex Pistols

Lou Reed - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Reed

David Bowie - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Bowie

MC5 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MC5

This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.

Oct 2, 2016

Amon welcomes Mustafa Shakir to the show. They talk about the power of a name, growing up in Harlem, being a barber, life as a poet, yoga, meditation, music, life on set, being a struggling vegan, the difference between New York and LA plus much  much more.

More About Mustafa Shakir

http://mustafashakir.com and https://www.instagram.com/mustafaeffortless/

Links to the Stuff they Talked About

Gerard Dure Salon - https://www.yelp.com/biz/gerard-dure-salon-new-york

Negro Ensemble Company, Inc - http://necinc.org

Apollo Theater - https://www.apollotheater.org

Adina Howard - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adina_Howard

Heather Hunter - https://twitter.com/hunterheather

Michael K. Williams - http://www.michaelkennethwilliams.com

SlamNation - http://www.devlinpix.com/film/slamnation

Saul Williams - http://saulwilliams.com

Afropunk Festival - http://afropunkfest.com

National Black Theatre - http://www.nationalblacktheatre.org

Survival Soundz - http://www.allmusic.com/artist/survival-soundz-mn0000753886

Survival Soundz - Dub is Dub - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUn1mwQLzJc

Vipassana Meditation - https://www.dhamma.org/en-US/index

Integratron - http://integratron.com

Joshua Tree National Park - https://www.nps.gov/jotr/

Quarry - http://www.cinemax.com/quarry/

Sekou Sundiata - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sekou_Sundiata

Sekou Sundiata - Def Poetry - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWhnZPeW644

Sekou Sundiata Dies at 58; Performer of Text and Sound - http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/20/arts/music/20sundiata.html?_r=0

The New School - http://www.newschool.edu

The Celestine Prophecy - http://www.celestinevision.com

On the Breath of the Gods - https://www.amazon.com/Breath-Gods-Ariel-Tomioka/dp/0923490094

The Kybalion: A Study of The Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece - https://www.amazon.com/Kybalion-Hermetic-Philosophy-Ancient-Greece/dp/1603864784

Alibris  - http://www.alibris.com

The Alchemist Kitchen - http://www.thealchemistskitchen.com

Bikram Yoga NYC - https://bikramyoganyc.com

Calcifying your Pineal Gland - http://www.med-health.net/Pineal-Gland-Calcification.html

 

This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.

Sep 27, 2016

Amon Focus, in another iteration of New York Said, had the opportunity to speak with TMNK at the 2013 SCOPE event and he happened upon a very inspiring man whose message was this “Inside everybody anybody and especially you is a gift that God put that there is something that you can do that no one else can do there is a contribution that you can make to this world but you got to believe in yourself and you got to work at it every day, relentlessly. It will be difficult. But I want people to see if a nobody like me can come to the streets of New York and several years later, not ten years later within 5 years has his work exhibited around the world and to be up here in SCOPE that anybody can, anybody can make a difference, everybody can make a difference.” –TMNK

The contemporary artist’s message is truly inspiring and uplifting, he used his art and his voice to encourage those around him to master their gifts and honor the ideas of being your brothers & sisters keepers. He would not allow himself to be defined by the ignorance of others and left a legacy that stained the mind and soul of those who were lucky enough to experience his art and his message that art is a weapon. There were 3 jewels in all of his work dedicated to his 3 children. This interview is dedicated to them and his family so that they may hear and honor the legacy that was built for them by this incredible man. May he rest in power.

ART IS MY WEAPON: A Conversation with TMNK (Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl52OI1nvM8

 

More About TMNK

http://unknownnyc.tumblr.com/

http://instagram.com/tmnk/

 

This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.

Sep 19, 2016

Amon welcomes Jeff Wick to the show. They talk about the good music, creative processes, what it's like being at cop, photography and good eats.

More About Jeff Wick

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/nycwick/

Links to the Stuff they Talked About

The Music

Mos Def - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mos_Def

Ummi Says - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsihHoyqwWY

AfroPunk - http://www.afropunk.com

Outkast - http://www.outkast.com

Common - http://www.thinkcommon.com

Jame Brown - http://www.jamesbrown.com

Jill Scott - http://www.missjillscott.com

The Films

Police Academy (Movie) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087928/

Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives - http://stretchandbobbito.com/film

Miles Ahead - http://www.plosin.com/milesahead/

James Brown Movie - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2473602/

Good Eats

Jackson Hole - http://jacksonholeburgers.com

Mexicocina - http://www.mexicocinabronx.com

Smorgasburg - http://www.smorgasburg.com

Millie Peartree - http://www.milliepeartreecupcakesandmore.com/#

The Places

Harlem - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlem

Utica - http://www.cityofutica.com

Lower East Side - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lower_East_Side

Other Stuff

Monocle - https://monocle.com

House of Ink - https://www.facebook.com/House-Of-Ink-409852332382094/

Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. - http://www.weitzlux.com

Foot Locker - http://www.footlocker.com

NYPD - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_Police_Department

Gordon Parks - http://www.gordonparksfoundation.org

Super Soakers - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Soaker

Urban Youth Bike Core - http://www.columbia.edu/~adr5/uybc.html

 

This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.

Sep 13, 2016

Amon welcomes Matt FX to the show. They talk about a ton of music, a variety genres, a plethora of artists, a gaggle of geese, warehouse parties, tv shows, movies and all while learning the peaks & valleys Matt has endured to becoming the person he is today.

More About Matt FX

Sound Cloud - https://soundcloud.com/mattfxfxfxfx

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mattfxfxfxfx/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/MATTFXFXFXFX

Links to the Stuff they Talked About

THE FOOD

Lumpia Shack Snackbar - https://www.yelp.com/biz/lumpia-shack-snackbar-new-york-2

Coppelia - https://www.yelp.com/biz/coppelia-new-york

TV & FILM STUFF

Modern Family -  http://abc.go.com/shows/modern-family

Fame - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083412/

The Shining - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shining_(film)

Yellow Submarine (film) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Submarine_(film)

Skins UK - http://www.channel4.com/programmes/skins

Skins MTV - http://www.mtv.com/shows/skins

Russell Brand - http://www.russellbrand.com

The Mighty Boosh - https://www.youtube.com/show/themightyboosh

Rent - http://www.broadway.com/shows/rent/

Broad City - http://www.cc.com/shows/broad-city

THE MUSIC SECTION

Jai Paul - https://soundcloud.com/jaipaul

Diplo - http://diplo.com

A-Track - http://atrak.com

Dillon Francis - http://dillonfrancis.com

Skrillex - http://main.skrillex.com

Mushrooms (Skins us Soundtrack ) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfnK1x7x40k

Post Malone - White Iverson - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLsTskih7_I

Sleigh Bells - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkS_DAB6QA8

Jimmy Eat World - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Eat_World

Blood Orange - http://bloodorange.nyc

Blood Orange - Sutphin Boulevard - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTKgC1XSwgY

Animal Collective - https://twitter.com/anmlcollective

Phantogram - http://www.phantogram.com

M83 - http://ilovem83.com

DJ Green Lantern - https://soundcloud.com/djgreenlantern

How To Make It In America - Mixtape Vol.2 by Mick Boogie - https://soundcloud.com/thefranzous/how-to-make-it-in-america

MICK - http://mick.co

Rap Phenomenon II - DJ Vlad, Dirty Harry, DJ Green Lantern - http://www.datpiff.com/Tupac-Rap-Phenomenon-2-mixtape.503.html

Nicolas Jaar - https://soundcloud.com/otherpeoplerecords/csp06-nicolas-jaar-essential

Matthew Dear - https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear

Ludacris - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludacris

DJ Raff - Latino N' Proud - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvN2WKUP76w

vcvl - https://soundcloud.com/vhvl

Jarina De Marco - https://soundcloud.com/jarinademarcoofficial/tigre

Tony Quattro - https://soundcloud.com/tonyquattro

GoldLink - https://soundcloud.com/goldlink

Smino - https://soundcloud.com/sminoworld

monte booker - https://soundcloud.com/montebooker

Sángo - https://soundcloud.com/Sangobeats

Zero Fatigue - http://pitchfork.com/features/rising/9802-zero-fatigue-chicagos-next-hip-hop-visionaries/

Chance The Rapper - http://chanceraps.com

Alex Tumay - https://twitter.com/alextumay

James Kurd - https://soundcloud.com/jamescurd

DEEWEE - https://soundcloud.com/deewee-2

Sugar Candy Mountain - https://sugarcandymountain.bandcamp.com/album/666

J Balvin - http://jbalvin.com

Azealia Banks - http://www.azealiabanks.com

Azealia Banks- Slow Hands (Interpol Cover) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAtIGB2jiOk

Azealia Banks - "212" Video (2011) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3Jv9fNPjgk

Young Thug - https://soundcloud.com/youngthugworld

Zapp and Roger - http://www.thezappband.com/roger

Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mack - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB1D9wWxd2w

Nelly - http://www.nelly.net

Women of the Calabash - https://www.facebook.com/Women-of-the-Calabash-174079835995805/

The Beatles - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles

The White Stripes - https://thirdmanrecords.com/about/artists/the-white-stripes

Linkin Park - https://linkinpark.com/

Jet (band) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_(band)

* N S Y N C - http://www.nsync.com

A Tribe Called Quest - http://atribecalledquest.com

De La Soul - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_La_Soul

Freddie Gibbs - http://www.esgnrecords.com

VARIOUS SCENES

Rinsed - https://www.facebook.com/rinsed.it/

Shea Stadium BK - http://liveatsheastadium.com

285 Kent - http://pitchfork.com/features/article/9308-indestructible-room-the-story-of-285-kent/

Market Hotel - https://www.facebook.com/markethotel/

Electric Zoo - http://electriczoofestival.com

Webster Hall - http://www.websterhall.com

Verboten - http://www.verbotennewyork.com

The Limelight - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Limelight

Le Bain - The Standard Hotels - http://www.standardhotels.com/new-york/features/le-bain

THE SCHOOLS

Groton - http://www.groton.org/page

Choate Rosemary Hall - https://www.choate.edu

Phillips Exeter Academy - http://www.exeter.edu

Saint Thomas Choir School - http://www.choirschool.org

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School - http://laguardiahs.org

The University of Glasgow - http://www.gla.ac.uk

McGill University - https://www.mcgill.ca

OTHER STUFF

West Village - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Village

West Beth - http://westbeth.org

New Zealand - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand

Williamsburg - https://www.timeout.com/newyork/brooklyn/williamsburg-brooklyn-neighborhood-guide

Bushwick, Brooklyn - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bushwick,_Brooklyn

Art Basel - https://www.artbasel.com

Dance-punk - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dance-punk

Todd P - http://toddpnyc.com

ShowPaper - http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/38/3/dtg-showpaper-folds-2015-01-16-bk_38_3.html

DIY Band Sites - http://blog.sonicbids.com/5-new-indie-music-sites-that-care-about-diy-bands-music-not-just-social-media-numbers

This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.

Sep 6, 2016

Amon welcomesEmily Khoo to the show. They talk about growing up in Atlanta, reaching out to guests, lines of New York, regrets, struggling with Identity and Sexuality, trolling in chat rooms, trips to Louisiana, coming out, first jobs, creative processes and finding your passion.

Links to the Stuff we Talked About

Know these Folks

Stefan Sagmeister - http://sagmeisterwalsh.com

Andrew Eccles - http://www.andreweccles.com

Eat Here

Der Krung Thai Cuisine - http://www.derkrungnyc.com

Uma Temakeria - http://www.umatemakeria.com

Kimpton Ink48 - http://www.ink48.com

Gotham West Market - http://gothamwestmarket.com

Ample Hills Creamery (The Ice-cream Spot) - http://www.amplehills.com

Blue Bottle Coffee - https://bluebottlecoffee.com

Genuine Roadside -  http://www.eatgenuine.com

Ivan Ramen - http://www.ivanramen.com

Gabriel's Gate - https://www.yelp.com/biz/gabriels-gate-buffalo

Anchor Bar - https://www.anchorbar.com

Read This

Seat of the Soul - http://seatofthesoul.com

Watch This

Idiocracy  -  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387808/

Go Here

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - https://www.alvinailey.org

Corning Museum of Glass - http://www.cmog.org

The Strong | National Museum of Play - Rochester - http://www.museumofplay.org

Union Square - https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/union-square-park

Columbus Circle - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus_Circle

Buffalo - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo

Supreme - http://www.supremenewyork.com

Story - http://thisisstory.com

On Tap - http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/service/tap-featuring-genji-izakaya

More About Emily

http://emoosays.com

https://www.instagram.com/emoosays/

http://www.emkhoo.com

This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.

Aug 30, 2016

Amon welcomes The Bespoke Bloke to the show. They talk about how Tony got the name Bespoke Bloke, Neffi Walker, farm life, share-cropping, PBS, soccer, imagination, Marianna-FL, 100% organic, integrity, honesty, hard work, listening to people’s story, Up With People, music engineering, Greyhound, native Americans, race relations, learning from strangers, Project Pride, being a floater, Rodney King, Zurich- Switzerland, new languages, baby-sitting, illegal immigrant, Old Dirty Bastard, Mercedes Fashion Week, The Roots, exceptions to the rules, PR marketing, Cliff Notes, 9/11 and pregnant women.

New York Neighborhoods & Locations

Alphabet City
Bryant Park
Washington Square Park
Greenpoint

Books

The Five people you meet in Heaven
The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success

Musical Mentions

20/20- Justin Timberlake
The Roots
Wu-Tang Clan

Restaurants

B Bar at Baccarat Hotel
Guantanamera
Freeman Alley
La Esquinas

Also Mentioned

Neffi Walker
Mannequin (1987)

How to connect with Tony:

Twitter: @thebespokebloke
Instagram: @thebespokebloke
Website: www.thebespokebloke.com

This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.

Aug 23, 2016

Amon welcomes Netic Rebel to the show. They talk about Karma & Reincarnation, Mind Modes & Thought Processes, Consciousness, Picking Your Family, Power To Manifest, Rebelliousness, Parental Influences, Athletic Training, Education, The Importance of Critical Thinking and the Capacity of Desire, The Dangerous Minds Bus, Dynamic Consciousness, Self-Discipline, Absence of Evidence, Virtual Reality, Malcolm X, Vision Quest, Jay Z and Good Reads.

New York Neighborhoods 

Lower East Side (LES)
South Bronx (SoBro)

Books
The Alchemist
The Witch of Portobello
The Seventh Son
The Book of Children: Supporting the Freedom and Intelligence of a New Generation (Foundations of a New Humanity)
Osho Love, Freedom, Aloness
The Book of Women
I Am That
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Autobiography of A Yogi

Musical Mentions
Jay Z
Jay Electronica

Connect with Netic Rebel

Twitter: @Netic
Instagram: @Netic

Netic’s Podcast: This Message Will Self Destruct Podcast

This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.

Aug 16, 2016

Amon welcomes Alexandra Estevez to the show. They talk about: Nurturing The Artistic Child, SOBs, Instinct For Survival, Magic, Getting Your Ass Kicked, Is new York Still the Media Center, Building Character, Life & Learning, VH1, No Box, For The Clicks, Work that Makes You Feel, Desensitization, Beautiful Souls, Good Mornings, Karma, Big Foodie, Eats, Drinks, Tats, The Real New York, Punched In the Mouth, Maturity, Unskippable Albums and much much more.

New York Neighborhoods 
Harlem
Lower East Side (LES)
South Bronx (SoBro)
Williamsburg

Books
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

Drink Spots
Donny Brooks
Max Fish
Sophie’s

Good Eats
St. Anselm
Fette Sau
Peter Lugar
Spuyten Duyvil

Albums
Amerie - All I Have
Ashford & Simpson- Is It Still Good To Ya
Cormega
Frank Ocean- Channel Orange
Lil Wayne Love Me or Hate Me
The Beatnuts-A Musical Massacre

Musical Mentions
Bahamadia
Jay Z
Kanye West
Kurious Jorge
Sade
The Notorious B.I. G.
Meek Mill
Wu-Tang Clan

Tattoo Spots
Fun City Tattoo

How to connect with Alex?
Twitter: @_AlexEstevez

This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.

Aug 9, 2016

Amon welcomes Daniel Rush Patton to the show. They talk about fun on the block, Bikes and the BMX life, GoKarts & scars, outside, The Streetlight Rule, getting in big trouble, The Shop, building it from scratch, Toys-R-Us, 19 year old EMS Danny, pulling to the right, testing the limits, parenthood, nuclear option and being the best person.

New York Neighborhoods 

Movies

Bikes

Connect with Dan: @rush_7

This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.

Aug 2, 2016

Amon welcomes Juan Sanchez to the show. They talk about the art of a cigar, what is rolling, the difference between cigarettes and cigars, la fortaleza, hole in the wall Mom and Pop eats, good shakes, tailoring, good vibes, meditation, the importance of art, films that move you, The Godfather, TAKI183, BMX, the pride in immigrant stories, the 80’s, how to keep a secret, the Human app, synchronicity, keeping the imagination alive and a grown up kid.

New York Neighborhoods
Astoria, Queens
Lower East Side
Midtown
The Heights

Artists
NYCHOS
TAKI183

Books
Angels & Demons
Sympathy For The Devil
The DaVinci Code
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
The Godfather Returns
The Godfather’s Revenge

Movies
Above the Rim
Hoop Dreams
Showtime
The Godfather
The Pursuit of Happiness

Museums
The Guggenheim
The Whitney
5 Reasons  to Visit The Whitney

Eats
Southern Hospitality
Peanutbutter & Co.
Shake Shack
Little Italy Pizza
Brooklyn Bagel

Business
Nat Sherman
The Orchard Tailor Services

Connect with Juan: @SlvrYems

This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.

Jul 26, 2016

Amon welcomes Dusty Rhodes to the show. They talk about Dusty becoming an expert at his craft, where are the best places to play in New York City, the difference between Busking and being a Griot, how much can an independent musician make in a day, canceling your stereotypes, the art of givingthe universal language of music, no place like New York, two types of people and the good vibe zone.

New York Neighborhoods 
Chinatown
Lower East Side
Wall Street

Definition of Terms
Griot

Books
The Quran

 

This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.

Jul 19, 2016

Amon welcomes Mary J. Chery to the show. They talk about growing up in New York; the day Biggie got shot, clubbing, college life, sounds of the city, psychology vs. sociology, being a social connector, the youth hustle, summer festivals, don’t stop in the middle of the sidewalk, allergies, mom mode, 30k pre-K and guys going to baby showers.

Music Mentioned
Bachata
Freestyle
House
Merengue
Reggae
Salsa

Music Artist Mentioned
Black Moon
The Cover Girls
Menudo
Mystikal

Dance Styles Mentioned
Heel Toe
Kompa
Pepper Seed

Locations Mentioned
Brooklyn
Spanish Harlem
Upper West Side
Washington Heights

Sweet Spots Mentioned
Cake Boss aka Carlo’s Bake Shop
Cake Man Raven
Dough Doughnuts
Make My Cake
Sugar and Plumm

Restaurants Mentioned
Spring Natural Kitchen
Flor De Mayo

This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.

Jul 12, 2016

Amon welcomes Greg "Comfort Crusade" Graham to the show. They talk about Promo Only, golden age of hip hop in the late 90’s, what budget, parties before the age of social media, perks vs. payola, church in the morning, relationship building, London ambassador and match-making, the changing landscape of New York, what is electronic lounge genre, choosing to live in New York, Comfort Crusade and Drink Lounge.

Music Mentioned

Sounds from a Parallel Universe by Comfort Crusade

Skit Mentioned
Bushwick, Brooklyn 2015- Saturday Night

Locations Mentioned

Astoria, Queens

Drink Spots Mentioned

Drink Lounge

Restaurants Mentioned

Asia De Cuba

Benjamin Steakhouse

Malagueta

Peter Luger

The New York Dog House

Calle Dao

Connect with Greg Graham

@comfortcrusade

http://comfortcrusade.com/

Comfort Crusade podcast

 

 This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee

Jul 5, 2016

Amon welcomes Jasmine Howard to the show. They talk about nicknames, old school platforms of social media, what you can’t do in New York, the side hustle spirit, how to survive corporate America, why she might write a book,  the commuter experience and her favorite places to chill in New York.

Locations Mentioned

West Village

Midtown

Times Square

Bryant Park

Drink Spots Mentioned

The Four-Faced Liar

Restaurants Mentioned

Parker & Quinn

Junior’s Cheesecake

Connect with Jazmine Howard

@jaz_howard

 

This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.

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