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

48 - 3/11 Fukushima (2017)

It's been six years since the earthquake hit, the tsunami struck, and the nuclear reactors exploded in Fukushima.  So I asked three people who lived through Tokyo's version of the nightmare to revisit their experiences. While Tokyo was not a deadly place to be, it was on the verge of falling apart. Tokyo survived, but it certainly dodged a nuclear-tipped bullet fuelled with the power of one of the most powerful earthquakes on record. Yikes!  We had to deal with government confusion, media lies, family pressure, and 900 aftershocks. 900! 

One thing that I've noticed is that time moves us on, and the way we think about the horror we experienced on 3/11 changes.  At the end I rail about the strange events that arose out of the confusion and destruction.  Humans are very strange creatures. There's some gallows humour, but our thoughts are with the people who died, and the people who survived. 

Today's Conversations...

Astrid (Tits, Tats & Whiskers)


Haru (Facebook)

a photo of the fukushima daichi nuclear power plant going up in smoke