Matt Bigelow

music, podcasts, and recordings from tokyo

the matty b sides -- experimental tri-lingual folk

Wild Thumbprints (Bandcamp) (CD Baby) (iTunes) -- Tri-lingual outsider country-folk-rock album by The Matty B Sides

the dead sea dropouts -- Tokyo's premier Klezmer Group (YouTube)

Matty B Files (iTunes) (Podbean) -- Podcast about music and living in Tokyo

91: Jamcast 7 (Nikolas Faraguna) Return to the Promised Land

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Nikolas Faraguna (contact) and I mic up a drumset, a guitar, hit the record button, and record a jam.  

Genres covered: Sludgey Blues Rock, Funk, Crypto-Tight, Solos, Country, and Tin-Can Telephone Tag!

Co-Writer, Co-Producer, Co-Host: Nikolas Faraguna

MBF Podast Official Websites: https://mattybfiles.podbean.com/ & http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/matty-blog/

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This podcast was hosted, produced, edited, written, engineered, and subdued by Matt Bigelow.

90: Cameron Lee (Bitcoin Bonker Boners)

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Until 2017, Bitcoin was a forbidden topic in Japan -- almost no one took it seriously. Wracked by scandals and seemingly unwelcome, Bitcoin currency was shunned by the mainstream Japanese culture. But in 2017, that all changed when the Bank of Japan officially recognized Bitcoin not only as a legitimate currency, but also permissioned Bitcoin Exchanges in Japan. Since then, Bitcoin has been all the rage. 
Cameron Lee runs an online store and was taking Bitcoin as a payment option. Since then, he has delved into the Bitcoin culture in Tokyo and has also taken an interest in Alt Coins, to boot. 
That is what this podcast is about -- two people who sit down and exchange their information on Bitcoin.  This is not an explanation of Bitcoin, or advocacy -- just two people exchanging their thoughts and intel on the world's leading cryptocurrency. 

This podcast is part 1 of 2. Tune in next time for a brief look at what They are telling, and not telling, you about IoT. 

Cameron Lee Shop: https://www.cameronleeworldwide.com/
C.R.Y. on YouTube


Podast Official Websites: https://mattybfiles.podbean.com/ & http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/matty-blog/

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This podcast was hosted, produced, edited, written, co-engineered, and subdued by Matt Bigelow.

89: K.C. Hingley and Vogue Villains

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KC Hingley runs the Open Mic at the Flying Canoe in Courtenay B.C. We talk about music on Vancouver Island.

Campbell River band Vogue Villains joins the podcast and we relive the horror of what happens when you put all your CDs on the roof of your car. 

Check out KC Hingley's recorded works at: https://menagainstthesea.bandcamp.com/album/10-more-songs-about-movies
Contact for the Flying Canoe Open Mic at: https://www.facebook.com/canoeopenmic/

Co-Producers: KC Hingley, Jack Long (Long&McQuade)
Co-Engineer: KC Hingley

Vogue Villains: Facebook / Instagram

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This podcast was hosted, produced, edited, written, and subdued by Matt Bigelow.

88: DABWM 12 : Cypto Zombie Diners

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I gossip about Baird Beer, review the Top 3 Tokyo Diner Chains, divide Tokyo smartphone zombies into their appropriate categories, ponder culture vs language, and review some tech news. PREPARE!!!

Featured Beer: Suruga IPA by Baird Beer

Music Guest: The Jinglers

Podast Official Websites: https://mattybfiles.podbean.com/ & http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/matty-blog/

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This podcast was hosted, produced, edited, written, and subdued by Matt Bigelow.

87 : Gravy Train

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Gravy Train, from Darwin, Australia and Japan, talks about their 70 show, 3-month-long Tokyo tour, the Australian music scene, writing music, and death.

In the introduction I talk about exporting blood, harvesting space rocks, next level convenience stores, and first-world problems (the best kind of problems!).

Guest: Gravy Train (Facebook)
Co-Producer: Inter Idoru (Facebook -- they help you organise your Japan Tour for musicians)

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This podcast was written, researched, produced, hosted, edited and uploaded by Matt Bigelow

86 : I Hate the Mainstream Media w/ Max von Schuler-Kobayashi

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I hate the mainstream media. I really do. The MSM is financed by so many conflicting entities they end up saying nothing about everything. Or point accusations at places that offer details by portraying anything that doesn't purport the same narrative as being far right, or by slandering individuals with terminology like Nazi, Facist, or Sexual Predator. I have had enough. Details are not racist -- details are uncomfortable, because they burn social narrative schemes like sunlight on mist. People are not plastic icons with clear definitions -- we are complex, selfish, and present faces that might not actually reflect our inner truths.
In this podcast, Max Von Schuler-Kobayashi and I try to unravel some of the recent socio-political activities coming into Japan via the American Mainstream News Apparatus.  We also do some Japanese News Media Deconstruction.

Max von Schuler-Kobayashi (Facebook)

Podcast Official Sites: https://mattybfiles.podbean.com/ & http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/matty-blog/
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This podcast was written, produced, researched, edited, engineered, hosted and uploaded by Matt Bigelow.


Sources from the Introduction
https://japantoday.com/category/politics/san-francisco-mayor-agrees-to-accept-comfort-women-statue

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Pak

http://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/SF-speculates-on-successor-to-Chinatown-9233128.php

https://www.pressreader.com/thailand/the-nation/20171119/281745564684471

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_San_Francisco

85 - JamCast 6 (Nikolas Faraguna)

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A JamCast is when we mic up a drum kit a guitar, hit the record button, and record a jam. Genres covered: Folk, Prog Rock, Guitar Solo, 6/8 Blues, Country, Chaos.  The Looper Needs to be tamed. We will tame the Looper in the next JamCast. 

Nikolas Faraguna (Facebook)

Matt Bigelow (Facebook)

Podcast Official Sites: https://mattybfiles.podbean.com/  & http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/matty-blog/

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This podcast was written, produced, researched, edited, engineered hosted and uploaded by Matt Bigelow.

84 - I Was Right About North Korea

My predictions over the past year seem to have come to light. For now. 

My predictions over the past year seem to have come to light. For now. 

This Episode's Japanese Media Deconstruction Topics Include: (1) Security Analysis of Trump in Japan (2) Cute Fish Slippers (3) Health Surveillance Devices (4) Tourism Boom not North Korea Booms (5) Why I Was Right About North Korea

Music Guest: Jungles (Facebook)
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This podcast was written, produced, researched, edited, engineered hosted and uploaded by Matt Bigelow.

83 - Yeti (Adam Jang)

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Adam Jang braved the typhoon and talked about touring Japan and Vietnam with his band Yeti. We talk about music in a post-Napster world, touring Japan, the Vancouver music scene.  And strippers.

Music Guest: Yeti (Texas Tornado on YouTube)

Co-Producer: InterIdoru (Contact for your Japan Tour)

go to www.matthewpmbigelow.com

This podcast was hosted, written, edited, produced, and uploaded by Matt Bigelow.  

82 - Altered Sky (from Scotland) & Japanese Halloween

Altered Sky and Matt Bigelow in Setagaya Koen

Altered Sky and Matt Bigelow in Setagaya Koen

Altered Sky (from Scotland) joins the podcast to talk about their Japan tour, their influences, teachers, and writing process.  
Also, Brother Rick and Matt hit the streets of Shibuya on Halloween and ingested the random crazyness of Japanese Halloween -- no PC police here! Whoo hoo!
Other topics include Kawaii Stationery, reviews of "the Strange Death of Europe" by Douglas Murray & "Transitions" by Iain M. Banks, as well as a breakdown of the recent Japanese Elections.

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Altered Sky YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/AlteredSkyOfficial)

Co-Producer: Apryl Peredo of InterIdoru (Japan Tour Coordinator) 
https://www.facebook.com/interidoruongaku/

This podcast was written, hosted, edited, engineered, produced, and uploaded by Matt Bigelow.
contact:  info at matthewpmbigelow.com

81 - JamCast 5 (Nikolas Faraguna)

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What's a JamCast?  A JamCast is a musical conversation between 2 people which is recorded, engineered, and played in real-time with little to no planning -- which makes it really difficult and fun. Nikolas and I mic up a guitar & a drumset, push the record button, and go.

Contact Nikolas here.

Contact Matt here

MBF Podcast 80 - Robert Taira Wilson

Robert Taira Wilson talks about his new CD, "Cold in the Heat", describes the "Acoustic Guitar Project" and talks about the London and Tokyo music scenes.

Music Guest: Robert Taira Wilson

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This podcast was written, produced, hosted, edited, researched, engineered, and uploaded by Matt Bigelow.

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79 - Displaced Rohingya & Weird Silicon Valley

Part 1: Who are the Rohingya? The media cycle has forgotten about their presence in Myanmar, despite the ethnic cleansing reports. I present to you the history of the Rohingya, some issues of their current day struggle, and how big business & religion may be the shadowy forces pulling the strings on the whole fiasco.

Part 2: What's going on in Silicon Valley?  The invesments into blingy bizarre startups baffles the mind! The way the Silicon Valley people speak and the way they promote their products is like a maze for the blind at the center of some alien onion. I present some of the major investments into Silicon Valley for 2017 and explore the language they use.

Music Guest: Robert Taira Wilson

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This podcast was written, produced, hosted, edited, researched, engineered, and uploaded by Matt Bigelow.

MBF Podcast 78 - JamCast 4 w/ Nikolas Faraguna

Jamcast 4

Jamcast 4

A Jamcast is when Nik and I mic up a drumset  & a guitar, hit the record button, and play music. It's a musical conversation that's then uploaded to the internet forever. This week we focus on looperism.

No songwriting, just structured randomness. Enjoy!


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This podcast was written, produced, hosted, edited, researched, engineered, and uploaded by Matt Bigelow.

MBF Podcast 77 - John McCraken (Craft Beer Japan)

Craft Beer in the Park of Surreality

Craft Beer in the Park of Surreality


Craft beer expert John McCraken (@MasterCracken) and I sat met up to explore the craft beer boom occurring in Japan.
Check out his Facebook page BeerBeerBeer for all things Japan Beer. 
https://www.facebook.com/beerbeerbeerJP/ 

Musical Guest: Robert Taira Wilson
http://www.roberttairawilson.com/


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This podcast was produced, researched, written, edited, hosted, engineered, and uploaded by Matt Bigelow.
 

 

MBF Podcast - 76 - Fish, Drive Thru Funerals, & Spy Mannequins

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News Topics Covered: Drive through Funerals, Carp for the Nouveau Riche, Hot Vietnam Wife Ignored cuz of Birds, Spy Mannequins, Rohingya Protests in Tokyo, Eel Farms, Hot Poisonous Fish in Cold Water, American War Veteran Returns Flag, Elephants, Violins, and the Blind. 

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This podcast was produced, researched, written, edited, hosted, engineered, and uploaded by Matt Bigelow.

MBF Podcast 75 - Jamcast 3 w/ Nikolas Faraguna

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A Jamcast is when Nikolas Faraguna (Facebook) and I plug in some microphones and hit the record button. Whatever happens, happens and the content gets uploaded onto the internet forever.

Genre's covered:
Rock, Heavy Rock, Solos, 6/8 Groove, Country & Shuffle. 

No songwriting, just structured randomness. Enjoy!

Call for action!
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This podcast was written, produced, hosted, edited, researched, engineered, and uploaded by Matt Bigelow.

MBF - 74 - Becky (Adventurist)

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Becky (Instragram aka Tokyo Becky) is a world class traveller, and one of my favorite people. She's got more stamps in her passport than most of your friends combined. She talks about going places just to go to them, being a woman on the road, and the empowering aspects of travel.

In the intro, I give a little shout out to Trever Harris. I will probably be posting some of his music on my webpage soon.

Music Guest: Hats Off

This podcast was produced, written, edited, hosted, engineered, and uploaded by Matt Bigelow.

73 - MBF Podcast - Work Hard & be Quirky (SE Asian News)

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Topics include: Boxing in the dark, Austrian Bakers, Fish Pics at 8,000m under the sea, Mud Festival, Tape Collections, Gyoza Robots, Priest Robots, Virtual Performance, and migrant reports from our boots on the ground listeners in Europe. 

I put forth this idea -- WORK HARD & BE QUIRKY!!  We all hear about weird stuff in SE Asia -- do you know why?  Hahaha! No you don't!  It's because they work hard.  In fact they work so hard that they don't have time to protest and call people Nazis on Facebook. SE Asians only have enough time to be quirky.  I am on this train! Hence, my podcast. I scoured video news sources and found examples to support my theory.  

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This podcast was written, produced, hosted, edited, researched, engineered, and uploaded by Matt Bigelow.

 

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