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

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.

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


RSS Feeds: http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/matty-blog?format=rss 
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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 /


RSS Feeds: http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/matty-blog?format=rss 
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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 /


RSS Feeds: http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/matty-blog?format=rss 
https://mattybfiles.podbean.com/feed/

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 /


RSS Feeds: http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/matty-blog?format=rss 
https://mattybfiles.podbean.com/feed/

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 /


RSS Feeds: http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/matty-blog?format=rss
https://mattybfiles.podbean.com/feed/

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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https://mattybfiles.podbean.com/feed/

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

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 /


RSS Feeds: http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/matty-blog?format=rss 
https://mattybfiles.podbean.com/feed/

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/

RSS Feeds: http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/matty-blog?format=rss
https://mattybfiles.podbean.com/feed/

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)

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


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https://mattybfiles.podbean.com/feed/

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/

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.

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/

RSS Feeds: http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/matty-blog?format=rss
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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.

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