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

46 - Vera (Chinese Opera Singer)

Vera is studying how to make Jewelry in Tokyo. But she trained as an opera singer in China.  We sat down in Ayase and talked about music.  I also asked her if Chinese people eat monkeys, cheat on tests, and her thoughts on the cat trains of Japan.  She's also this week's musical guest. Her laugh is unique, and so is her story.

Vera (Instagram / Other Instagram)

Opening Guests: Max Von Schuler-Kobayashi (Political Commentator) / Pee Wee (Alcohol Expert)