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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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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.

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