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: Japan Subculture

133 | LifeGarden, Live from Koenji

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The episode begins with a rant at the adults who make life boring, the curse of paper, soft people, and how to make a better future for mankind. 

The second half features a live recording of LifeGarden, an acoustic jewel by any standard. This recording is from the "Live From Koenji" Acoustic Special put on by Charlie's Place, Off Beat Photography, and this podcast.

Links: LifeGardenCharlie's PlaceOff Beat Photography

132 | Music Trends 2019

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Petter and Ume join the podcast to discuss Music Trends for 2019. Blockchain, AI, music scene, hype... where is this all going?  Tune and Find OUT!

Takashi Umemiya: https://www.takashiumemiya.net

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

#Korea #Radar #LockOn #SurveillanceTechnology #TokyoPodcast

 

130 | Takashi Umemiya and the Comrades (Ume & Petteri)

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Takashi Umemiya and the Comrades is a Roots Rock Reggae group. Their new album is being released Feb. 3, 2019.  

Petteri and I begin the podcast by talking about podcasts, phones, conspiracy theories, then Ume arrives to talk about recording music, writing songs, and pariahs in the music scene. 

http://www.takashiumemiya.net

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

129 RedBedRock

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RedBedRock is a multicultural rock band based in Tokyo, Japan. Their sounds combine influences such as Hard Rock, world music, and Latin, inspiring them to develop their own unique sound.

https://www.redbedrock.com

Photo Credit: Rie Shiina

This Podcast was Produced, Engineered, Edited, Recorded, and Uploaded by Matt Bigelow

125 | MemoryHOle MixTape Vol. 2

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I review the top indie acts from around the world who have appeared as guests on my podcast from the first half of 2017.  Featuring acts from Romania, the Philippines, Italy, Hawaii, California, Boston, etc. It's a MemoryHole PlayList like no other!

 

2017 Year in Review (Part 1)

 

Ep. 43 - Takashi Umemiya - Rebel's Revenge (I'm Still Alive)

Ep. 45 - Cameron Lee - The River

Ep. 50 - Jay Ken - Midnight Snakes - Sister Novacaine

Ep. 55 - Al & Tosh -- Sunset Drive - It's all You

Ep. 56 - Royal Bravada - Darkside Backyards

Ep. 53 - We Singing Colors - Out of the City

Ep. 64 - The Living Deads - Fixation

BONUS 1 - Ron Artist Family Band - Riding in the Surf Bus

BONUS 2 - Mike Rogers -- Sound Track "Ghost Roads a Rock and Roll Ghost Story" "Walk on the Ghost Road" by "Mr. Pan and the Screamin' Telsters"

BONUS 3 -  ザッハトルテ"Swing! Le "Curupira

 

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

 

124 | Japan, Month in Review (October 2018)

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Novelist Max von Schuler-Kobayashi and AI School Creator Matt Bigelow discuss and expand upon: 

  • Japanese "Journalist" Junpei Yasuda return to Japan from the Middle East;

  • South Korea and North Korea Border: Is it a United Decision?;

  • Japan's Government sweetening up to China's AI?;

  • Fish Market Closing: Are they Maguro?;

  • And Hot Air Balloons???;

for this month's JAPAN, MONTH IN REVIEW, OCTOBER  2018!

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

 

 

#JunpeiYasuda #SouthKorea #NorthKorea #UnitedKorea #JapanChina #AI #Tsukiji #HotAirBalloon

123 | Memory Hole MixTape Vol 1

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Friends, plenty of musicians have graced the podcast with their presence. I review a handcrafted selection of tunes from around the world and revisit my history with the music and the people. A lot of greats, some neutrals, and a few gone sour. Strap in for a mixtape and let your ears ride on the sonic highways peppered with insider gossip.

Track List

PodCast in Review -- 123 (Memory Hole Mixtape Vol. 1) 

  • Android Beach Party “Happy Snail” (episode 3 / 2016 april 10)

  • Sam Bennett “I Used to Ride that Train” (episode 4 / April 17 2016)

  • The Watanabes “Tonight” (episode 8 / May 8 2016)

  • Kyoto Protocol 1 “Bunyi Guitar” (episode 9 / May 14 2016)

  • Icon Girl Pistols “The Foxes Wedding” (episode 15 / July 3 2016)

  • Mickey Acorn 1 “Twin Peaks” (episode 16 / July 9 2016)

  • Mike Hannah “No Mojo” (episode 19 / August 2016)

  • John Hicks ”She Just Wants to Call Me An Asshole“ (episode 23 / Sept 4 2016)

  • Jonny Barefoot “One More in 10000” (episode 24 / Sept 10 2016)

  • Jungles, Beast -- Oct 30 2016

  • Mana Hardcore -- It Might As Well Destroy Her (Nov 12 2016 Ep 33)


122? 121? | Falling Doves (From Hollywood)

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Falling Doves are back in Tokyo on their Japan Tour. Falling Doves is a rock band from Hollywood that sounds like a Gutter Whiskey Slide built by Border-Line Degenerates on a Tuesday Afternoon After Waking up Hungover 5-Years in-a-Row. It’s great driving music.

www.fallingdoves.com

Co-Producer: Apryl Peredo (InterIdoru for your Band’s Japan Tour)

119 | Bamboo Star (The Akiba Hong Out)

(BAMBOO STAR… from Hong Kong)

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Bamboo Star from Hong Kong joins the podcast to talk about the Hong Kong Music Scene, Touring Japan, and the Social Credit System. 

www.bamboostarhk.com | "It's Just Business video" is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=486rDVFmTME

 Co-Producer: InterIdoru (For Bands to Tour Japan)

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This podcast was hosted, produced, edited, written, engineered, and subdued by Matt Bigelow

 

120 | Fuad (Kyoto Protocol)

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Fuad, frontman for the band Kyoto Protocol from Malaysia, is in Tokyo on tour. 

We talk about the music scene in Malaysia, Malaysian politics, and the pros and cons of the current state of music.  You can also hear Kyoto Protocol’s new single “Delta Wing”, available on digital platforms worldwide.

Music By: Kyoto Protocol, “Delta Wing”

Check out Kyoto Protocol here: https://www.kyotoband.com

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This podcast was hosted, produced, edited, written, engineered, and subdued by Matt Bigelow

 

118 | JamCast 13 "Lickin' 'em 'n Pickin' 'em"

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On this episode of the Matty B Files Podcast, Nikoas on Guitar and Matt on Drums mic up a studio, hit the record button, and invent live music.  Balls out, no regrets. Full on groove.  Solos and melodies that will only ever be played once. It's all adlibbed, bruv.  Strap in music lovers, and blast off into the JamCast.

Youtube: https://youtu.be/1UaQjJjNV-c

Reach out to Nikolas on Facebook

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This podcast was hosted, produced, edited, written, engineered, and subdued by Matt Bigelow

Co-Engineer: Nikolas Faraguna

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

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This podcast was hosted, produced, edited, written, engineered, and subdued by Matt Bigelow

116 | I Know the Jim That You Know, and You Know It

Thank you for listening in. In this episode we delve into the internal struggles of Jim from the perspective of a dystopian parralel dimension.

Guitar by: Matt Bigelow / Tokyo Noodler

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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.

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This podcast was hosted, produced, edited, written, engineered, and subdued by Matt Bigelow

 

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

 

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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111 || Jamcast 12 || Nikolas Faraguna || The Fingers Within || 111

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A JamCast is when Nikolas and I mic up a drumset, a guitar, hit the record button, and GO. We cover a variety of styles right off the dome. It's a groove and a musical conversation at the same time. 

Reach out to Nikolas on Facebook

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This podcast was hosted, produced, edited, written, engineered, and subdued by Matt Bigelow

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JamCast 11 Tokyo Psychedelika

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Tokyo Psychedelika is here for you. Welcome to the future of your past. It's been waiting here for you. We are JamCast 11, with Matt Bigelow on Drums, and Nikolas Faraguna on Guitar. We record a jam, then upload it. No rehearsal, no preparation, Total and Complete Ear Groove Spinning in the Fourth Dimension.

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)

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

99 : JamCast 9

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JamCast 9 -- Nikolas and I mic up a drumset, his guitar, hit the record button, and record music. It's a new approach to publishing music. Woop woop!

Genres Covered: Smooth groove, sludge rock, solo, experimental, folk, roots rock.

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.

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