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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 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/

Dec 28, 2020

It's that time again, Juan and Amon talk about their Top 3's of 2020 while doing their best to skip over the turn of the decade foolishness.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/2020-year-end-wrap-up/

Dec 22, 2020

This particular episode is extremely special because it's by Vinny Alfano, a session guitarist, composer and mix engineer where he created an audible experience entitled, the New York Said EP.

I asked him if it was cool to publish the EP on NYS and he said, "Hell yeah!” And here we are.

Enjoy,

Amon

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/episode-number-200-the-new-york-said-ep

 

Dec 16, 2020

Ryan McGinness talks showing your work, exploiting the analog glitches, pure geometry and the burden of communication.

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Notes from the Conversation

Prolific | Approaching Fifty | Creating an Immersive Environment | Miles McEnery Gallery | Make a Statement | One Grand Singular Statement | Street Signs | One Grand Painting | The Black Holes | Narrative Elements | A System Started to Emerge | Systematic Approach to the Work | Why 72? | Site Specific |Easily Reconfigured to Any Other Space | Many Details to Discern | Macro and Micro Compositions | Taking in the Work | No Overarching Narrative | No Linear Way to Read the Work | Discreet Units of Meaning | No Stories | Interpreting | The Burden of Communication | Art that Invites You | Pure Geometry | Finding Truth in Geometry | Real World vs Simulation | Brush Work | Even Crosshatching | Communication Through Art | Art vs Graphic Design | Took the Pursuit of Art Very Seriously | Stickers and Zines | Silk Screening |  That Takashi Murakami Interview | Beauty as a Trojan Horse | Universal Icon Aesthetic | Original Drawings | Hobo Signs | Henry Dreyfuss | Who is Bozo Texino | Fight for your Time | The Studio of the Mind that you Can’t Escape | Isotopes | Marcel Duchamp | Most of our Offenses are Language Based | Exploiting the Analog Glitches | The Process Informs the Finished Painting | The Cologne Progressives | Jori Finkel | Simulation of Mindscapes Book | No Fear of Sharing | Show Your Work | Driven by Logic

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Ryan McGinness lives and works in New York, NY. His work is included in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA and Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH, among others.

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Dec 9, 2020

Covered in this Conversation

Rarely Nervous | YO! MTV Raps Europe | That Ice - T Episode | Never a Script | Morris Day | Started Rather Well in Paris | Got Bored and Moved to New York | Too Much is Never Enough | Taking Pictures Slowly but Surely | Fab 5 Freddy | New York City Breakers | That Club in Union Square | DJs, Rappers and Graffiti Artists | Hip Hop Story Book from '84 | RUN DMC | Profile Records | A Singles Market | Beastie Boys - Cookie Pus | Meeting Rick Rubin at NYU | The Roxy | D. ST | Scorched Earth | 80's Pioneers | Grandmaster Flash | That "What's Up Thing" is a Code | Walk This Way (Sophie's Photography Book) | Julien Frydman | The Eye & The Historian | Vikki Tobak's photography book Contact High | Talking to Juan |Futura and Keith Haring | Wild Style | La Haine | DJ Sidney | Lost in Translation | Fed Up with Hip Hop | A Prince Story | Jerome Benton | You Guys are Racists | Yo! Bum Rush the Show | No Archive | Hidden in the Vatican | Video Music Box | Films for SWATCH: Jean Paul Gaultier - Dapper Dan - Futura 2000 | A Trip to Russia | Vasily Kandinsky | Ultra Paranoid | That Crazy Russian Movie | Ten Years too Early | Making God Laugh | Take a Picture of Me! | Men are Always Disappointed | With Very Little, You Can Build A Whole New World

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/sophie-bramly-talks-luck-intuition-and-following-your-instincts

 

 

Nov 30, 2020

Viceroy Troy talks about the only two reasons to have a serious relationship, bringing fun to the party, putting skin in the game and more.

The Cliff Notes

https://www.newyorksaid.com/the-obligated-selflessness-of-viceroy-troy

Nov 19, 2020

Robert "ROB-O" McCallum is the founder of the causal menswear brand, Roots and Rooftops. In this episode we talk about pinnacle moments, comfort, structure, barnstorming, controlling our narrative as well as his experiences designing for Nike and Adidas.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/robert-rob-o-mccallum-shares-his-journey-to-roots-and-rooftops

Nov 10, 2020

Today's guest on the show is the artist JoDo. In this episode we talk about making an army of bees, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, ink on paper, rules of graffiti and being invisible. 

It took a minute but I tracked down JoDo to recorded an episode but with one caveat, they did not want their voice known so I had to modify it. Truth be told, I’ve been wanting to do an anonymous type of an episode for a few years now and I just recently figured out how to do it.

This episode was recorded back in March right before COVID smashed the city.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/the-philosophy-of-jodo-the-bee/

Nov 3, 2020

Not too long ago I visited Niagara Falls State Park.  It was a very cool experience but what truly moved me were the sounds I heard as I walked the campus. Listening to the falls, helicopters, the murmurings of passersby, birds and insects putting my spirit into a state of relaxation.

This orchestration of nature clashing subtle notes of urban presences moved me so much that I thought it would be a cool idea to record these sounds and share them with you.

Episodes like this one are good to play in the background while you relax or right before you head to sleep because there is a good amount of natural white noise in this one.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/ambient-soundscape-of-niagara-falls

Oct 27, 2020

Today’s guest on the show is Vinny Alfano. In this episode Vinny shares his experiences in sound design for television, radio and film. We also go off course to converse about ice cream, key lime pie, our New York Said EP and the Anonymous Hair Salon.

Show Notes:

https://www.newyorksaid.com/vinny-alfano-talks-sound-design-ice-cream-and-anonymous-hair-salon

Oct 20, 2020

Today's guest on the show is Tommy O'Malley. In this episode we talk about small business, potpourri, fragrance, botanicals, foraging, calendula oil and Zaddy Earth.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/tommy-omalley/

Oct 13, 2020

Comfort Crusade returns to the show to talk about the process in making his latest music, electronic lounge and his sonic adventure.

Show Notes:

https://www.newyorksaid.com/the-return-of-comfort-crusade/

 

Oct 6, 2020

The good thing about technology is that creating content instantly or on the spot doesn't just apply to mobile photography. There have been countless times in the past that I've listened to a friend go off about something they're passionate about and wished could have recorded that.

This is one of those episodes. While casually conversing with L8NYTE about blockchain, I stopped him and asked, "Can I record this?".

In this episode L8NYTE talks Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Aragon, Tim Draper and Executive Order 13772.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/l8nyte-talks-blockchain-cryptocurrencies-and-small-business

 

Sep 29, 2020

RAE BK on art, film, sculptures, cartoons, Beyond Vaudeville and life changing experiences.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/rae-bk-interview/

 

Sep 6, 2020

In this recap of the season we talk about Amon's Cigaragua experience, lighting a cigar, helping combustion, passion, customer service, cigar ettiequte when entering a humidor, duty free, Hand Rolled: A Film About Cigars, Lost City (film), Grand Closing as well as Cigars and Therapy.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/rocky-patel-grand-reserve/

Aug 30, 2020

In this episode we talk about the My Father Le Bijou cigar, foot bands on a cigar also known as secondary bands, Grand Robusto, strong cigars and pairing cigars with wine.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/my-father-le-bijou/

Aug 23, 2020

In this episode we talk about Juan's trip to Cuba, air flow through a cigar, smoking channels and Cuban experiences.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/rocking-with-a-local-cuban/

Aug 16, 2020

In this episode we talk about attractive cigar bands, cutting the cigar, the Cuban cut, taste, what we pick up, pairing and hanging out with Allen Rubin at Mickey Blakes staff.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/alec-bradley-mundial/

Aug 9, 2020

In this episode we talk about cigars for special occasions, vacation cigars, choosing a cigar, thinking about environment, rye, time and place.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/oliva-series-v-melanio/

Aug 2, 2020

In this episode we talk about homogenized tobacco, machine made cigars, short filler vs long filler, taste and body.

Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/a-quick-flight-of-non-premium-cigars

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