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

140 | Japan Month in Review

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Author Max von Schuler Kobayashi joins the podcast to discuss the cultural issues between South Korea and Japan. Topics include: intelligence sharing, trade, historical revisionism, and a move towards China. 

 

Max's Bloghttp://tokyomaxtalks.blogspot.com

Max on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/maxvschuler?lang=en

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

 

139 | Koji, Tokyo Grunge King, Loses his Voice & Finds it Again

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In the intro I talk about the Tokyo Immigration Office and European Travel. 

Koji, of D.O.G.S. joins the podcast to talk about how he lost his voice... and found it again! He couldn't talk! Was it a ruse to get likes on Social Media? Or Was it based on artisinal psychological passageways? How much did European STDs have to do with this, and where was cure? ... All of this and more is discussed in detail on the pod.

D.O.G.S. is releasing a new album and are playing at the Ruby Room in Shibuya to Celebrate not only their music, but also an STD-free victory of a man who lost his voice, and managed to find it again! 

Check out D.O.G.S. on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dogsfromjapan/ and Twitter: https://twitter.com/dogs_official?lang=en

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

138 | Japan, Month in Review (Matt Bigelow and Max von Schuler-Kobayashi

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Max von Schuler and Matt Bigelow discuss the ongoing Korean-Japan trade war, with tensions mounting mostly on one side. We also discuss the elderly as the emerging criminal classin Japan, and the reasons behind it. In the middle Matt plays a Bamboo Star song, to stand in solidarity withHong Kongersin their protest against the implementation of potential draconian laws. 

Click the links, and save humanity. 

Bamboo StarYouTube video (it's hilarious): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5S_w-wEBA4

Max's Bloghttp://tokyomaxtalks.blogspot.com

Max on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/maxvschuler?lang=en

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

 

MBF 137 | More Than Music & Ramblin’ Mamoru Satoh

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More than Music is a Music Event Platform that connects audiences with music and art.  Mamoru Satoh is a rambling blues musician.  They join the Matty B Files to talk about music, swass, and internet business platforms. 

Like, subscribe, leave a comment pureezu. 

Guest Contact Info

More Than Music:

Mamoru Satoh:

26th July (Fri) Mamoru the last gig in Tokyo
Venue:Roppongi Birdland 六本木バードランド http://www.bird-land.co.jp/
19:00 Open 19:30 Start
Music Charge: 3000円 +2orders

135 | Angry McFinn and the Old Yank

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Folk-Celtic-Rock at its finest! Angry McFinn and the Old Yank join the podcast to talk about style, weddings, and Hip-Hop Country.

Angry McFinn and the Old Yanks available here: https://store.cdbaby.com/artist/AngryMcFinntheOldYank



134 |Japan, Month in Review (March 2019)

Max von Schuler-Kobayashi joins the podcast to discuss weird Korean activism, artificial intelligence fails, and creepy liberal gaijins.

Question authority. Kill Your TV. The revolution will be podcasted. 

Max's Blog: http://tokyomaxtalks.blogspot.com

Max on Twitter: https://twitter.com/maxvschuler?lang=en

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

133 | LifeGarden, Live from Koenji

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The episode begins with a rant at the adults who make life boring, the curse of paper, soft people, and how to make a better future for mankind. 

The second half features a live recording of LifeGarden, an acoustic jewel by any standard. This recording is from the "Live From Koenji" Acoustic Special put on by Charlie's Place, Off Beat Photography, and this podcast.

Links: LifeGardenCharlie's PlaceOff Beat Photography

132 | Music Trends 2019

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Petter and Ume join the podcast to discuss Music Trends for 2019. Blockchain, AI, music scene, hype... where is this all going?  Tune and Find OUT!

Takashi Umemiya: https://www.takashiumemiya.net

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

#Korea #Radar #LockOn #SurveillanceTechnology #TokyoPodcast

 

131 | Japan Month in Review (January 2019)

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Author Max von Schuler-Kobayashi and Matt Bigelow discuss military scandals and surveillance technology on the Asian front.

Max's Blog: http://tokyomaxtalks.blogspot.com

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

130 | Takashi Umemiya and the Comrades (Ume & Petteri)

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Takashi Umemiya and the Comrades is a Roots Rock Reggae group. Their new album is being released Feb. 3, 2019.  

Petteri and I begin the podcast by talking about podcasts, phones, conspiracy theories, then Ume arrives to talk about recording music, writing songs, and pariahs in the music scene. 

http://www.takashiumemiya.net

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

129 RedBedRock

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RedBedRock is a multicultural rock band based in Tokyo, Japan. Their sounds combine influences such as Hard Rock, world music, and Latin, inspiring them to develop their own unique sound.

https://www.redbedrock.com

Photo Credit: Rie Shiina

This Podcast was Produced, Engineered, Edited, Recorded, and Uploaded by Matt Bigelow

128 Charlie's Shimbashi Offbeat Place

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Charlie the Australian mushroom farmer of "Charlie's Place" fame, his brother George AND Andrew Holtby from Off Beat Photography join the podcast.  We talk about travel in Japan, mushroom farming, and the father's that give, and take away, and then give back -- our dreams. 

Jan 12 2019 -- Come to Our Show: LINK http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/events/2019/1/12/tokyo-acoustic-special-live-from-koenji

127 | Japan, Month in Review, November/December 2018

Author Max von Schuler Kobayashi joins the podcast to discuss the top trends and news in Japan for November/December 2018.  

Max's Blog: http://tokyomaxtalks.blogspot.com

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

 

 

#JunpeiYasuda #SouthKorea #NorthKorea #UnitedKorea #JapanChina #AI #Tsukiji #HotAirBalloon

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126 | RUMP in a Shibuya Van

Cliff and Buddha, hosts of the Raw Urban Mobile Podcast (RUMP), let me into their mobile studio (van) in Shibuya (chick-town). We talk about words, Urban Culture in Japan, and where we don’t wanna die.

In the intro (18mins long) I respond to one of my accusers. And talk about festivals.

Listen to RUMP: https://rump.podbean.com | RUMP on Twitter: @RUMPtokyo

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125 | MemoryHOle MixTape Vol. 2

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I review the top indie acts from around the world who have appeared as guests on my podcast from the first half of 2017.  Featuring acts from Romania, the Philippines, Italy, Hawaii, California, Boston, etc. It's a MemoryHole PlayList like no other!

 

2017 Year in Review (Part 1)

 

Ep. 43 - Takashi Umemiya - Rebel's Revenge (I'm Still Alive)

Ep. 45 - Cameron Lee - The River

Ep. 50 - Jay Ken - Midnight Snakes - Sister Novacaine

Ep. 55 - Al & Tosh -- Sunset Drive - It's all You

Ep. 56 - Royal Bravada - Darkside Backyards

Ep. 53 - We Singing Colors - Out of the City

Ep. 64 - The Living Deads - Fixation

BONUS 1 - Ron Artist Family Band - Riding in the Surf Bus

BONUS 2 - Mike Rogers -- Sound Track "Ghost Roads a Rock and Roll Ghost Story" "Walk on the Ghost Road" by "Mr. Pan and the Screamin' Telsters"

BONUS 3 -  ザッハトルテ"Swing! Le "Curupira

 

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

 

124 | Japan, Month in Review (October 2018)

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Novelist Max von Schuler-Kobayashi and AI School Creator Matt Bigelow discuss and expand upon: 

  • Japanese "Journalist" Junpei Yasuda return to Japan from the Middle East;

  • South Korea and North Korea Border: Is it a United Decision?;

  • Japan's Government sweetening up to China's AI?;

  • Fish Market Closing: Are they Maguro?;

  • And Hot Air Balloons???;

for this month's JAPAN, MONTH IN REVIEW, OCTOBER  2018!

Max's Blog: http://tokyomaxtalks.blogspot.com

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

 

 

#JunpeiYasuda #SouthKorea #NorthKorea #UnitedKorea #JapanChina #AI #Tsukiji #HotAirBalloon

123 | Memory Hole MixTape Vol 1

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Friends, plenty of musicians have graced the podcast with their presence. I review a handcrafted selection of tunes from around the world and revisit my history with the music and the people. A lot of greats, some neutrals, and a few gone sour. Strap in for a mixtape and let your ears ride on the sonic highways peppered with insider gossip.

Track List

PodCast in Review -- 123 (Memory Hole Mixtape Vol. 1) 

  • Android Beach Party “Happy Snail” (episode 3 / 2016 april 10)

  • Sam Bennett “I Used to Ride that Train” (episode 4 / April 17 2016)

  • The Watanabes “Tonight” (episode 8 / May 8 2016)

  • Kyoto Protocol 1 “Bunyi Guitar” (episode 9 / May 14 2016)

  • Icon Girl Pistols “The Foxes Wedding” (episode 15 / July 3 2016)

  • Mickey Acorn 1 “Twin Peaks” (episode 16 / July 9 2016)

  • Mike Hannah “No Mojo” (episode 19 / August 2016)

  • John Hicks ”She Just Wants to Call Me An Asshole“ (episode 23 / Sept 4 2016)

  • Jonny Barefoot “One More in 10000” (episode 24 / Sept 10 2016)

  • Jungles, Beast -- Oct 30 2016

  • Mana Hardcore -- It Might As Well Destroy Her (Nov 12 2016 Ep 33)


122 | JamCast 14 "Cage Wrattlin'"

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A JamCast is when Nikolas Faraguna and I mic up a drum kit, a guitar, hit the record button, and record music. We upload the musical conversation, warts and all. Reach out to us and tell us what you think. Like, share, comment, and subscribe! 

Recorded in Tokyo, Japan. 

Guitar: Nikolas Faraguna (@nikolasfaraguna) | Drums: Matt Bigelow

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

 

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