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: Tokyo Expat

107 | Tom Melesky, Takashi Umemiya (The Beach House)

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Co-host of The Beach House Tom Melesky (@boringgaijin) joins the podcast to talk about his show with singer-songwriter and The Beach House (FB) host Takashi Umemiya.  

Other topics include "Where's the Music" "Surveillance Capitalism, "Asian Math" and "Asian-Americans in America and Asia". 

Uncensored and uncut.

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.

 

106 Japan, Month in Review (May, 2018)

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Max von Schuler-Kobayashi (Official Blog) and I summarize and share our information of Japan. Politics, culture, media, and art.   Uncensored and unique perspectives from long-time foreign residents in Tokyo. 

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.

91: Jamcast 7 (Nikolas Faraguna) Return to the Promised Land

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Nikolas Faraguna (contact) and I mic up a drumset, a guitar, hit the record button, and record a jam.  

Genres covered: Sludgey Blues Rock, Funk, Crypto-Tight, Solos, Country, and Tin-Can Telephone Tag!

Co-Writer, Co-Producer, Co-Host: Nikolas Faraguna

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.

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: https://www.cameronleeworldwide.com/
C.R.Y. on YouTube


Podast Official Websites: https://mattybfiles.podbean.com/ & http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/matty-blog/

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

MBF - 70 - Artificial Intelligence Exposé w/ Mike Hannah

Now we know A.I.

Now we know A.I.

Mike Hannah, frontman of the Goood Things and the Mootekkis, swung by the Ogikubo Studio where I showed him use-cases of Artificial Intelligence. Topics covered include racist AI, AI music, AI movies, self-flying drones, AI influencing elections, holoportation, and suveillance capitalism. We also review beer and celebrate our 11th year in Japan. 

If you are tired of deceptive billionaires turning their AI pet projects into controversial talking points for the public to squabble over, then this podcast is for you! Learn about actual use cases and applications, not moral commandements!

Musical Guest: Takashi Umemiya - Benjamin's Trail

Call for action!
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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 an 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.

Video Links to AI Programs as Discussed on the Show

66 - Max von Schuler Kobayashi RETURNS

Max making an appearance at the Gamuso Open Mic

Max making an appearance at the Gamuso Open Mic

Max von Schuler-Kobayashi is an ex-spy who hunted communists in post WWII Japan. He has recently been publishing books about the relationships between Japan, America, and the Korean Peninsula. 

One of the goals of today's podcast is to discuss how the social relationships between Japan, America, and the Korean Peninsula are playing a major role in geo-politics.  We also talk about protest culture, and how a lack of of protest culture is giving Japanese youth a global edge. 

Max von Schuler-Kobayashi (Blog Japanese & English)

This podcast was hosted, produced, recorded, edited, audio-exported and uploaded by Matt Bigelow. 

MBF 64 - The Living Deads (American PsychoBilly)

The Living Deads backstage 2017 Hibiya Park, Tokyo

The Living Deads backstage 2017 Hibiya Park, Tokyo

The Living Deads, a psycho-punkabilly country/folk band, talks about their Tokyo tour, American parking lot entrepreneurs, and how they made a business out of the music industry as it stands today. 

The Livind Deads (Official Site)

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

47 no! ... 46 yes! DABWM 7

Yeastie Boys Digital IPA

I was originally recording this as an intro for a guest. But, then I decided that the intros were getting too long, and they have now become their own show. So that's the new format! One week Intro with Expert Phone Calls, Next week Interview. That way I can still have a life and not burn through the well of potential interviewees available in Tokyo. So there!

In this episode of DABWM (Drink A Beer With Me) 7, I toss back a couple of beers, talk about tech in Japan... there's a horse, beer reivews, and take calls from Max von Schuler-Kobayashi, a conservative author (Max's Blog), PeeWee (FaceBook), who is our expert beer reviewer, and talk about astrology with Stephen Deg, who fronts Orangey (ReverbNation). 

Today's Musical Guest is the Mootekkis (YouTube), fronted by Mike Hannah, who was on the iconic 10 Years In Japan episode. 

Strap in!

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