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

119 | Bamboo Star (The Akiba Hong Out)

(BAMBOO STAR… from Hong Kong)

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Bamboo Star from Hong Kong joins the podcast to talk about the Hong Kong Music Scene, Touring Japan, and the Social Credit System. 

www.bamboostarhk.com | "It's Just Business video" is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=486rDVFmTME

 Co-Producer: InterIdoru (For Bands to Tour Japan)

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

 

120 | Fuad (Kyoto Protocol)

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Fuad, frontman for the band Kyoto Protocol from Malaysia, is in Tokyo on tour. 

We talk about the music scene in Malaysia, Malaysian politics, and the pros and cons of the current state of music.  You can also hear Kyoto Protocol’s new single “Delta Wing”, available on digital platforms worldwide.

Music By: Kyoto Protocol, “Delta Wing”

Check out Kyoto Protocol here: https://www.kyotoband.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

 

118 | JamCast 13 "Lickin' 'em 'n Pickin' 'em"

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On this episode of the Matty B Files Podcast, Nikoas on Guitar and Matt on Drums mic up a studio, hit the record button, and invent live music.  Balls out, no regrets. Full on groove.  Solos and melodies that will only ever be played once. It's all adlibbed, bruv.  Strap in music lovers, and blast off into the JamCast.

Youtube: https://youtu.be/1UaQjJjNV-c

Reach out to Nikolas on Facebook

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

Co-Engineer: Nikolas Faraguna

117 | Japan Month in Review August 2018

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What if North and South Korea united and waged war on Japan?  On this episode of the MBF Podcast, Max von Schuler-Kobayashi spitballs some war games. 
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

116 | I Know the Jim That You Know, and You Know It

Thank you for listening in. In this episode we delve into the internal struggles of Jim from the perspective of a dystopian parralel dimension.

Guitar by: Matt Bigelow / Tokyo Noodler

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

115 | Tomas Ballada (on Japanese Traditions and Czech Existentialism)

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Tomas Ballada (Tokyo Calligraphy Education) is a Czech-Polish EarthMan who moved to Japan to pursue Japanese Traditional Crafts.  We talk about his life in the Czech Republic,why he chose to pursue Japanese Traditions including: swordsmanship, tea ceremony, calligraphy and more.  We also discuss existentialism and whether or not it has a place in Japanese Traditional Pursuits.  https://www.shogeigaku.com

In the intro I rant about internet censorship, Japanese hot springs & travel, fostering discussion, and using controversy to avoid cognitive dissonance.  This takes about 20 minutes. 

This episode's featured song is by Tokyo's Black River Band.

Want your song in a podcast? Leave a comment below and let's start up a convo.

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

 

113 | Andrew Holtby (Off Beat Photography)

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Andrew came over to the Higashi-Shinjuku Studio to talk about photography in Japan, organising shows, the importance of gear, finding inspiration and keeping motivated.

Andrew's Page is HERE

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

 

112 | Japan, Month in Review (Max von Schuler-Kobayashi)

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Author Max von Schuler-Kobayashi (BLOG) and Matt Bigelow discuss Japan's events in July 2018. Topics covered: Bloomberg Editor attacks Matt Bigelow, calling him one of the "racist morons", Japan's new immigration policy, Friends Don't Give Friends Homework, Cult Executions, and more! 

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111 || Jamcast 12 || Nikolas Faraguna || The Fingers Within || 111

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A JamCast is when Nikolas and I mic up a drumset, a guitar, hit the record button, and GO. We cover a variety of styles right off the dome. It's a groove and a musical conversation at the same time. 

Reach out to Nikolas on Facebook

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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109 ||| Mike and Jude (The Mootekkis)

The Mootekkis have been gigging consistently for the past 500 years. The Photophone ejected them to us via Sonar Light via the Angelic Vampires of Ratchnon IV. The Mootekkis teleport into the Aural Sphere to talk about beer, rock, music, sweat, and the upcoming space war against the once pacifist demons of Phrentoohl Ox-Lyn!

Mootekkis Official Site HERE

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

 

 

108 || Mike Navarro (Guitar Chef)

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Mike Navarro is a chef and a guitarist and guitar collector.  He joins the podcast to talk about cooking and guitars.

Contact Mike HERE

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

107 | Tom Melesky, Takashi Umemiya (The Beach House)

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Co-host of The Beach House Tom Melesky (@boringgaijin) joins the podcast to talk about his show with singer-songwriter and The Beach House (FB) host Takashi Umemiya.  

Other topics include "Where's the Music" "Surveillance Capitalism, "Asian Math" and "Asian-Americans in America and Asia". 

Uncensored and uncut.

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

 

106 Japan, Month in Review (May, 2018)

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Max von Schuler-Kobayashi (Official Blog) and I summarize and share our information of Japan. Politics, culture, media, and art.   Uncensored and unique perspectives from long-time foreign residents in Tokyo. 

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.

JamCast 11 Tokyo Psychedelika

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Tokyo Psychedelika is here for you. Welcome to the future of your past. It's been waiting here for you. We are JamCast 11, with Matt Bigelow on Drums, and Nikolas Faraguna on Guitar. We record a jam, then upload it. No rehearsal, no preparation, Total and Complete Ear Groove Spinning in the Fourth Dimension.

Don't forget to check out our previous Jamcasts. Just scroll and look for the word JAMCAST.  Also, don't forget to like and subscribe. Word of Mouth is best kind of help. So thank you for that!

Co-Host and Co-Engineer: Nikolas Faraguna (Facebook)

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.

104 - BlipPilot

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BlipPilot (Official YouTube) is a music creator and interviewer, and he joins the podcast to talk about music in many of its forms.

There is an intro rant. Ready, set... 

 

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.

102 JamCast 10 [Fists of Music] w/ Nikolas Faraguna

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A JamCast is when Nikolas and I mic up a drum set, a guitar, hit the record button AND GO! We play a variety of styles of music with no preparation, no rehearsal.  All of it is pulled from the ether. We are painting time with music, friends.  

If you like Zappa, Phish, Hendrix, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, etc. Then look no farther. Click the Play Button, and let the JamCast begin. 

Styles covered: Psychadelic Funk, Sludge Rock, Guitar Solo: Psychadelic Adventure, Jangly Folk, Country-Punk.

Don't forget to check out our previous Jamcasts. Just scroll and look for the word JAMCAST.  Also, don't forget to like and subscribe. Word of Mouth is best kind of help. So thank you for that!

Co-Host and Co-Engineer: Nikolas Faraguna (Facebook)

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.

101 - Japan, Month in Review, April 2018

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Max von Schuler-Kobayashi and I sit down and float around the ups and downs of Japan in April, 2018.  Topics include Japan's exclusion to the Korean Summit, Whether or not the North Has Nukes, and MORE!

Max publishes books about Japan and American influence. You can read his blog here: http://tokyomaxtalks.blogspot.jp/
Author of The Truth About Americans, and The Upcoming American Civil War

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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