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

100 : It's Called KOENJI, BITCHES! w/ Koenji Shawn and Ponzi

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Ponzi and Shawn join the podcast to talk about Koenji. Koenji, the birthplace of Tokyo punk, is now surging with alternative restaurants, and a burgeoning craft beer scene.  Koenji, it's the place to be. If you aren't in Koenji, then it's "too bad for you!"

Ponzi has recently opened a restaurant called Smoking Fish in Koenji and Shawn does beer tours in Koenji.  Strap in for a fantastic way to celebrate 100 episodes! I haven't done 100 of anything in EONS!

Ponzi Instagram

Koenji Shawn on AirBnB Experiences

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.

99 : JamCast 9

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JamCast 9 -- Nikolas and I mic up a drumset, his guitar, hit the record button, and record music. It's a new approach to publishing music. Woop woop!

Genres Covered: Smooth groove, sludge rock, solo, experimental, folk, roots rock.

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.

Japan, Month in Review (March, 2018)

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Author and blogger Max von Schuler joins the podcast to summarize events in Japan for March, 2018.

Topics include: Japan Immigration, Japanese Cults, Being a Spy, and Cherry Blossom Festivals.

Max's blog: http://tokyomaxtalks.blogspot.jp/
Author of The Truth About Americans, and The Upcoming American Civil War

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

97 - Immigration Unit, From Switzerland, in Japan

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Immigration Unit, from Switzerland, is in Tokyo for their Japan tour. We talk about music, immigration and consider how musicians can benefit from the next technological revolution. 

Immigration Unit Japan Tour Dates:
3月19日(月)立川Babel (Tachikawa)
http://www.babel-rocktower.net/
3月21日(水)新宿Live Freak (Shinjuku) 
www.live-freak.com/
3月22日(木)中野Melodia (Nakano) 
www.rockfordrecords.com/melodiatokyo/
3月23日(金)横浜7th Avenue (Yokohama) 
www2.big.or.jp/~7th/
3月24日(土)四谷Lotus (Yotsuya)
http://yotsuyalotus.com/

https://www.immigrationunit.net/

Executive-Producer: InterIdoru (Plan your Music Tour of Japan 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.

MBF 96 : DABWM 14 : Congrats! You Now Have Social Credit

Social Credit is being rolled out. And while on paper it may seem like a really good idea, your Social Credit Monitors are not who you think they are. This is an honest exploration of Social Credit Systems, as well as a compare and contrast spoken essay between 2 very different types of Social Credit Systems -- The West, and That of China. I research tech, and I present my research in this episode. 

Please remember to like, share and subscribe to the podcast.

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 95 : JamCast 8 : the Return from Living Hell (Nikolas Faraguna)

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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: Listen and find out, Freeloader!

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.

MBF 93 : TEMPOMENTAL (the Golden Bicycle)

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TEMPOMENTAL is a London, Ontario based rapper.  We talk about his Japan tour, sampling beats for hip-hop, numbers games, and Japanese BMX pioneers.

TEMPOMENTAL: Official Site / / YouTube

Executive-Producer: InterIdoru (Plan your Music Tour of Japan HERE)

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

MBF 92 : Internet of Thingamajigs (Cameron Lee)

In this part 2/2 Episode featuring Cameron Lee, we focus on the dichotomy of the Internet of Things. Goofy consumer products vs. multi-billion dollar investments into all aspets of our infrastructure.  Topics include: IoToothbrush, MMA, Credit Cards, Neural Translators, and Bluetooth Basketballs. Like and Subscribe!

https://www.cameronleeworldwide.com/

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

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


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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)

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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.
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