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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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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.

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