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

Filtering by Category: Tokyo Subculture

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

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

 

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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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 /


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.

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.

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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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.

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