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

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

 

122? 121? | Falling Doves (From Hollywood)

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Falling Doves are back in Tokyo on their Japan Tour. Falling Doves is a rock band from Hollywood that sounds like a Gutter Whiskey Slide built by Border-Line Degenerates on a Tuesday Afternoon After Waking up Hungover 5-Years in-a-Row. It’s great driving music.

www.fallingdoves.com

Co-Producer: Apryl Peredo (InterIdoru for your Band’s Japan Tour)

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

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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

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

 

 

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

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