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: Living in Japan

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:
C.R.Y. on YouTube

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

63 - We Singing Colors (Romania)

We Singing Colors in Tokyo Subway 2017

We Singing Colors in Tokyo Subway 2017

We Singing Colors, a new-folk duo from Romania, talks about the music scene in Bucharest, political assassinations & revolution, and their Japan Tour on this episode of the podcast.  They were really fun to hang out with and I liked their music as well.  There are a couple clandestinely recorded live songs available towards the end of the podcast. Give it up for We Singing Colors!

We Singing Colors (Site) Roxanna & Andrei

In the intro I talk about bicylce scammers in Tokyo, and review a very talented beer.
(Matt Bigelow: Official Site)

Co-Produced by Apryl Peredo (Tour Booking in Japan)

This podcast was written, produced, edited, hosted, audio-exported & uploaded by Matt Bigelow.

10 - Max von Schuler-Kobayashi (Ex-spy, Pro-Emperor)

I sat down with Max von Schuler-Kobayashi and we talked about Japanese conservative politics, being an ex-spy, what it's like to be a Pro-Emperor American-born German living in Japan. . . and music. 


Max von Schuler Kobayashi

Max on Facebook



Matt Bigelow

the Matty B Sides -- Wild Thumbprints (iTunes)

the Matty B Sides -- Wild Thumbprints (BandCamp)

the Matty B Sides -- Wild Thumbprints (CD Baby)

Matt Bigelow (Facebook)


7 - Astrid (Tits, Tats, & Whiskers)