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 Tag: Expat Japan

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)
3月21日(水)新宿Live Freak (Shinjuku)
3月22日(木)中野Melodia (Nakano)
3月23日(金)横浜7th Avenue (Yokohama)
3月24日(土)四谷Lotus (Yotsuya)

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.

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

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. 

Musical Guest: Robert Taira Wilson

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This podcast was produced, researched, written, edited, hosted, 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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If ya got the time -- Please submit the RSS feeds to podcasting apps to help spread the word about non-fake Japan. There are a ever growing number of podcast apps so if you could send out the RSS feeds above to podcast providers, I would very much appreciate it. よろしくお願いします! Thank you! 
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This podcast was written, produced, hosted, edited, researched, engineered, and uploaded by Matt Bigelow.