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

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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

 

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)

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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.

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.

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

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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)

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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

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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.
contact:  info at matthewpmbigelow.com

MBF Podcast 80 - Robert Taira Wilson

Robert Taira Wilson talks about his new CD, "Cold in the Heat", describes the "Acoustic Guitar Project" and talks about the London and Tokyo music scenes.

Music Guest: Robert Taira Wilson

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79 - Displaced Rohingya & Weird Silicon Valley

Part 1: Who are the Rohingya? The media cycle has forgotten about their presence in Myanmar, despite the ethnic cleansing reports. I present to you the history of the Rohingya, some issues of their current day struggle, and how big business & religion may be the shadowy forces pulling the strings on the whole fiasco.

Part 2: What's going on in Silicon Valley?  The invesments into blingy bizarre startups baffles the mind! The way the Silicon Valley people speak and the way they promote their products is like a maze for the blind at the center of some alien onion. I present some of the major investments into Silicon Valley for 2017 and explore the language they use.

Music Guest: Robert Taira Wilson

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

MBF Podcast 77 - John McCraken (Craft Beer Japan)

 Craft Beer in the Park of Surreality

Craft Beer in the Park of Surreality


Craft beer expert John McCraken (@MasterCracken) and I sat met up to explore the craft beer boom occurring in Japan.
Check out his Facebook page BeerBeerBeer for all things Japan Beer. 
https://www.facebook.com/beerbeerbeerJP/ 

Musical Guest: Robert Taira Wilson
http://www.roberttairawilson.com/


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

 

MBF Podcast - 76 - Fish, Drive Thru Funerals, & Spy Mannequins

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News Topics Covered: Drive through Funerals, Carp for the Nouveau Riche, Hot Vietnam Wife Ignored cuz of Birds, Spy Mannequins, Rohingya Protests in Tokyo, Eel Farms, Hot Poisonous Fish in Cold Water, American War Veteran Returns Flag, Elephants, Violins, and the Blind. 

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

73 - MBF Podcast - Work Hard & be Quirky (SE Asian News)

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Topics include: Boxing in the dark, Austrian Bakers, Fish Pics at 8,000m under the sea, Mud Festival, Tape Collections, Gyoza Robots, Priest Robots, Virtual Performance, and migrant reports from our boots on the ground listeners in Europe. 

I put forth this idea -- WORK HARD & BE QUIRKY!!  We all hear about weird stuff in SE Asia -- do you know why?  Hahaha! No you don't!  It's because they work hard.  In fact they work so hard that they don't have time to protest and call people Nazis on Facebook. SE Asians only have enough time to be quirky.  I am on this train! Hence, my podcast. I scoured video news sources and found examples to support my theory.  

Call for action!
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This podcast was written, produced, hosted, edited, researched, engineered, and uploaded by Matt Bigelow.

 

MBF 73 (72?) - The Best & Worst of Japan Travel

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Japan Wanko (Official Site), a Japan Spoof News Site, and I praise the best, and shit all over the WORST places to visit in Japan. He also gives a top 5 Japanese Male performer list. 

Places Covered: Roppongi, Shimoda, Karuizawa, Yoyogi Park, Matsu Shima, and more!

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

MBF 71 - Darryl Baker (Drummer & Golf)

 We just podcasted

We just podcasted

Darryl Baker (Facebook) is a drummer and a golf instructor.  In this podcast, we talk about neither of those things really. We mostly just laughed our balls off in a series of non-sequitors about living in New York, how the digital media is changing advertising, and TAINT SECRETS.

In the intro I offer alternative conversation points regarding the Google controversy of the engineer that got fired. He suggested -- SUGGESTED -- biology might be a reason why there are more men in tech than women.  He got fired. My suggestions will lead to interesting derailments! Please feel free to use them!

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

MBF - 70 - Artificial Intelligence Exposé w/ Mike Hannah

 Now we know A.I.

Now we know A.I.

Mike Hannah, frontman of the Goood Things and the Mootekkis, swung by the Ogikubo Studio where I showed him use-cases of Artificial Intelligence. Topics covered include racist AI, AI music, AI movies, self-flying drones, AI influencing elections, holoportation, and suveillance capitalism. We also review beer and celebrate our 11th year in Japan. 

If you are tired of deceptive billionaires turning their AI pet projects into controversial talking points for the public to squabble over, then this podcast is for you! Learn about actual use cases and applications, not moral commandements!

Musical Guest: Takashi Umemiya - Benjamin's Trail

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

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