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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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Jun 20, 2018

Today's guest on the show is Light Artist Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn. In this episode we talk about growing up with artists in the family, design school, pop culture, early hip-hop, street wear, cities being the coral reefs of the human population, personal mythologies, being black adjacent, including yourself, political exclusion, gentrification and God walking out of the room. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/kenzan-tsutakawa-chinn/

Jun 12, 2018

Today's guest on the show is Robert Whitman. In this episode Robert shares how he got his start in photography, capturing Prince Pre-Fame, Mikhail Nikolayevich Baryshnikov, Pilobolus, visiting Cuba and his style of shooting. // Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/robert-whitman/

Jun 6, 2018

Amon thought it would be a good idea to create a Podcasting Class episode as a give back. This episode covers the basics, obstacles and culture of podcasting.

Interesting in starting a podcast? This episode is for you.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/podcasting-class

May 29, 2018

We made it, we made it to "Episode One Hundred" of the New York Said podcast. If you think that is something to sneeze at then my best advice is for you try it. It's not easy but it is very fulfilling.

Today's guest on the show is Shantell Martin. How cool is that? Very. We had the opportunity to stop by Shantell's studio at Mana Contemporary to talk about working with Puma, Kendrick Lamar, Tiffany & Co., living in Japan, making her way to New York, starting over, collaborations, finding the signature in her work, style, perseverance, and being nice.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/shantell-martin/

May 26, 2018

Sir Spaz B and I bumped heads in Midtown over a CD offer. I declined, we talked for a few and it only made sense to invite him on the show. He tried to do the show on another day but I declined the offer and applied the pressure. Spaz buckled and graced New York Said with his time, energy, philosophy, wisdom and bunch of great stories. In this episode we talk about hustle, vision, stealing a car, him being a rebel, food vendors, robberies and his music. // Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/spaz/

May 23, 2018

Fuse Green and I met up at Pratt University out in Brooklyn to talk about his journey as an artist, the difference between an art director and a creative director, album covers, working with Spike Lee, Jay Z, Marc Ecko, identity and street culture.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/fuse-green/

May 15, 2018

Linus Coraggio and I met up to talk growing up on the Upper West Side, the Guinness Book of World Records, adventures in the East Village, Club 57, his sculpture work, surviving as an artist, making his own rules and getting ideas from dreams.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/linus-coraggio/

May 1, 2018

Aria Nadège and I met in the Greenwich Village to talk about her music, sobriety, energy, crystals, performing, making mistakes again, staying connected to your body, saving lives, intuition, losing friends, a bunch of situations and making sure everybody feels comfortable in a room.

Heads up, at the end of the episode there is a acoustic performance by Aria Nadège Live at Pianos in the Lower East Side.

 

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/aria-nadege/

Apr 24, 2018

In this episode we met up in Tompkins Square Park to talk about better ways to communicate, letting go, intuition, instinct, ego, racism, mental health, fasting, philosophy, spiritual practice, squirrels and peanut butter cookies.

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

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

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