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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 17, 2021

On a blisteringly hot summer day in Tribeca, Amon Focus talks to director Charlie Ahearn about the Origin Story of his film Wild Style.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/wild-style-the-origin-story-with-filmmaker-charlie-ahearn

 

Jul 17, 2021

DJ Dirty Harry talks music production, creating his early mixtapes, working with Alicia Keys and winning a Grammy.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/inside-the-mind-of-dj-dirty-harry/

 

Jul 2, 2021

On a hot summer day in Manhattan, I had a chance to kick it with Janette Beckman for a few hours.

In this episode we talk about thinking on your feet, the skeleton key of politeness, giving back and the wonderful stories behind Janette's documentary portrait photography.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/janette-beckman-talks-witnessing-history-and-capturing-it-for-future-generations

 

Jun 15, 2021

Museum of the City of New York, the city’s storyteller for almost 100 years, today shared details for New York, New Music: 1980-1986, a new exhibition that revisits the music scene of early 1980s New York City. The exhibition examines this transformative era through the lens of emerging pivotal music genres and the influence they played on New York’s broader cultural landscape. Opening on June 11, in advance of MTV’s 40th anniversary in August, the exhibition highlights diverse musical artists—from Run DMC to the Talking Heads, from Madonna to John Zorn— to explore the broader music and cultural scene, including the innovative media outlets, venues, fashion, and visual arts centered in the city during that time.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/new-york-new-music-1980-1986-at-the-museum-of-the-city-of-new-york/

Jun 14, 2021

This week's guest on the show is Dylan "Doc" DeBusk. This episode is called Cannabis Exponential because if you ask Doc the right questions, he's going to give you a full spectrum tour on the subject. That is why it was a no brainer to have him as a guest on the show.

In this conversation about cannabis, Doc talks extractions, stigmas, genetics, hybrid vigor, hype-strains, crude hash, as well as the work ethic of producers, processors and retail stores.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/cannabis-exponential-with-dylan-doc-debusk

Jun 4, 2021

Recorded from The Trops Gallery down in the Lower East Side, Eric and Amon vibe out on beautiful sunny day in New York City.

In this episode they talk about Capturing a Moment vs Influencing a Moment, The Immortalization of Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Being a Spectator to the Smallest Details, Giving Back in an Impactful Way, Owning All of Your Intellectual Property and Letting Go.

Eric also shares a ton of great stories of when he used to capture Nas, Biggie, Tupac, RZA, ODB and other entertainers of the 90s era.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/the-art-of-capturing-moments-with-t-eric-monroe

Apr 23, 2021

In this episode we converse with Craig T. Peterson about the multidisciplinary arts, performances, exhibitions, residencies, classes/workshops and school-based programs at the Abrons Arts Center.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/abrons-arts-center-past-and-present-with-craig-t-peterson

 

Mar 18, 2021

Join us this week as Amon chops it up with Selina Miles about her debut film “Martha: A Picture Story” which documents the notable contributions of veteran graffiti and street art photographer Martha Cooper.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/selina-miles-hustlin-to-martha/

 

 

Mar 8, 2021

As we return to the Galaxy of Queens, we converse with another staple of the community: Eric Brown, but if you grew up listening to mixtapes in the late 80s and 90s, you probably know him as DJ Doggtime, one of the pioneers of the Blend Tape.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/the-dj-doggtime-origin-story/

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