This is episode is a little different. A few weeks ago I was asked by my good friends Natacha and Gary to do an engagement photography shoot. Thats not really my thing but I told them I’d be up to have a Sunday fun day in Brooklyn and I’d bring my camera to capture the fun.
So on the first day of 2017, we all met in DUMBO and I captured their day.
Now, a few years ago I had this grand idea to interview a newly wed couple and asked them how they met, their first date, blah blah blah… For some odd reason that idea never happened.
On the morning of my shoot with Natacha and Gary this little voice was like “Bring the mic, do that idea thing with the couples and stuff” and so I did.
After the shoot I asked if they’d be down to help make my idea tangible and of course they were. I really do have great and supportive friends.
They had a car, So I told Gary to take a walk and I interviewed Natacha in the back seat of their VW Jetta. And then Gary came back, then I asked Natacha to kick rocks and got Gary’s side of the story.
I really just wanted to do this interview in private and give it to them. I had no intention of making these conversations public let alone a podcast episode but as I listened to their stories, I felt compelled to share them with you.
I got their permission aaaaaaaaand here we are.
DUMBO, Brooklyn - http://dumbonyc.com
Battery Park - https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/battery-park
Pulqueria - http://www.pulquerianyc.com/#location
This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.
Happy New Year good people, welcome to the New York Said podcast. It’s a very rainy Tuesday in the Lower East Side but I’m feeling it. I love the sunshine because I appreciate the rain.
This episode is a little different. A few days ago I invited Juan back on the show to talk about his favorite podcast, music and books but we ended up talking about that and everything under the sun.
What you’re about to hear is take two. In the first take we started off great and then somehow we ended up in the super dark political place. It didn’t even make sense to publish it, I just made a new clip as we were talking and started from there.
Juan’s Podcast Picks
Drink Champs: Episode 9 w/ Too $hort - https://player.fm/series/drink-champs/episode-9-w-too-hort
Men in Blazers: : Bob Bradley Pod Special - https://soundcloud.com/meninblazers/men-in-blazers-122216-bob-bradley-pod-special
Tax Season: The T. Rodgers Episode - https://soundcloud.com/taxseason/the-t-rodgers-episode
GGN Podcast Ep. 69 - Rick Ross - https://soundcloud.com/snoopdogg/ggn-podcast-ep-69-rick-ross
Amon’s Podcast Picks
Tax Season: The Black Thought Episode - https://soundcloud.com/taxseason/the-black-thought-episode
How I Built This: Spanx: Sara Blakely - https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/national-public-radio/how-i-built-this/e/spanx-sara-blakely-46340238
The Tim Ferriss Show: Shep Gordon - http://fourhourworkweek.com/2016/09/07/shep-gordon/
License to Drive (Movie) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4KJtDxTqWQ
Flat Iron - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatiron_Building
NYCHOS Sigmund couch - http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/vienna-therapy-street-artist-nychos
40 Projects - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Jamaica,_Queens
Poconos - https://www.poconomountains.com
The High Line - http://www.thehighline.org
Bushwick Collective - https://www.facebook.com/TheBushwickCollective/
Whitney - http://whitney.org
MoMa - https://www.moma.org
Cyclone, Coney Island - http://lunaparknyc.com/attractions/cyclone/
Janes Carousel - http://janescarousel.com
Brooklyn Bridge Park - http://www.brooklynbridgepark.org
Central Park - http://www.centralparknyc.org
Dinosaur BBQ - http://www.dinosaurbarbque.com
The BBQ Spot (The Smoke Joint) - http://www.bcrestaurantgroup.com/tsj
Duke of Sandwich - http://www.earlofsandwichusa.com
Parkway Bakery Tavern - http://parkwaypoorboys.com
Mother’s - http://www.mothersrestaurant.net
Cochon - http://cochonrestaurant.com
Cane and Table - http://caneandtablenola.com
Willie Mae's Restaurant - http://www.williemaesnola.com
The Roots - http://www.theroots.com
Rock Box - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GND7sPNwWko
Dave Chappelle's Block Party - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0425598/
Yasin Bey - https://www.facebook.com/yasiinbey/
Jaguar Wright - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaguar_Wright
TMNK Episode - http://www.newyorksaid.com/episode-014-tmnk/
N.O.R.E. Superthug (What What) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoLbgMnVT6E
Too $hort - Gettin' It - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJGGzunxHmE
Groove Theory - Keep Tryin' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhL1lUzmjcs
DMX - Slippin' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ww-TQUeA3E
Premier League - https://www.premierleague.com
Arsenal Magazine - http://www.arsenal.com/home
North London - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_London
Canibus - DJ Clue Freestyle 97 ''I Speak At Frequencies'' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3rPeVvte0U
'97 Mentality - Cappadonna ft Ghostface Killah - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTauSjGsci8
Ready to Die - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ready_to_Die
The War Report - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_War_Report
Reasonable Doubt - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reasonable_Doubt_(album)
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike - https://www.amazon.com/Shoe-Dog-Memoir-Creator-Nike/dp/1501135910
Solange - http://www.solangemusic.com/
Beginning Stages - A look into Solange’s songwriting process & jam sessions that shaped ASATT - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqpZYAKJQko
The Score (Fugees album) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Score_(Fugees_album)
Comfort Crusade - https://www.mixcloud.com/comfortcrusade/
Got to Give the People What They Want by Jalen Rose - https://www.amazon.com/Give-People-What-They-Want/dp/0804138907
Michael Jordan Playground - https://www.amazon.com/Michael-Jordans-Playground-VHS-Jordan/dp/6301920996
Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court - https://www.amazon.com/Wooden-Lifetime-Observations-Reflections-Court/dp/0809230410
Young Jeezy - https://www.instagram.com/jeezy/?hl=en
Frank Ocean - http://frankocean.tumblr.com
The Weeknd: Starboy - http://theweeknd.co/Starboy
This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.