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My podcast is about people being honest about what they do, and asking them where current cultural trends are going. There is a lot of underground information about Tokyo and Japan that cannot be found elsewhere.

My podcast is about people being honest about what they do, and asking them where current cultural trends are going. There is a lot of underground information about Tokyo and Japan that cannot be found elsewhere.
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Location:

Japan

Description:

My podcast is about people being honest about what they do, and asking them where current cultural trends are going. There is a lot of underground information about Tokyo and Japan that cannot be found elsewhere.

Twitter:

@MRBigelow

Language:

English

Contact:

080-3546-5579


Episodes

120 | Fuad (Kyoto Protocol)

9/15/2018
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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 MBF Podast Official Websites: https://mattybfiles.podbean.com /...

Duration:01:19:43

118 | JamCast 13 “Lickin’ ‘em ‘n Pickin’ ‘em”

9/7/2018
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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 MBF Podast Official Websites: https://mattybfiles.podbean.com / http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/m [...]

Duration:00:44:29

117 | Japan Month in Review August 2018

9/2/2018
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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 MBF Podast Official Websites: https://mattybfiles.podbean.com / http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/matty-blog / RSS Feeds:

Duration:01:10:23

MBF 116 | The Jim You Know

8/25/2018
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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 MBF Podast Official Websites: https://mattybfiles.podbean.com / http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/matty-blog / RSS Feeds: http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/matty-blog?format=rss https://mattybfiles.podbean.com/feed/ This podcast was hosted, produced, edited, written, engineered, a [...]

Duration:00:14:51

115 | Tomas Ballada (Japanese Tradition)

8/18/2018
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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...

Duration:02:05:17

114 | DABWM (The People Who No)

8/11/2018
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DABWM means — Drink A Beer With Me. Topics include: oBon, Censorship, Technology, Social Credit, and Automating Useless Tasks.

Duration:00:33:49

113 | Andrew Holtby (Off Beat Photography)

8/4/2018
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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 MBF Podast Official Websites: https://mattybfiles.podbean.com / http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/matty-blog / RSS Feeds: http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/matty-blog?format=rss https://mattybfiles.podbean.com/feed/ This podcast wa [...]

Duration:00:59:19

MBF 112 | Japan Month in Review (July 2018)

7/28/2018
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Author Max von Schuler-Kobayashi (BLOG) and Matt Bigelow break down Japan’s events in July 2018. Topics covered: Bloomberg Editor attacks Matt Bigelow, calling him one of the “racist morons”, Killer Heat Wave, Japan’s new immigration policy, Friends Don’t Give Friends Homework, Cult Executions, and more! MBF Podast Official Websites: https://mattybfiles.podbean.com / http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/matty-blog / RSS Feeds: http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/matty-blog?format=rss

Duration:01:10:39

111 | JamCast 12 w/ Nikolas Faraguna (the fingers within)

7/21/2018
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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 MBF Podast Official Websites: https://mattybfiles.podbean.com / http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/matty-blog / RSS Feeds: http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/matty-blog?format=rss https://mattybfil [...]

Duration:00:23:00

110 | Mickey Acorn (Zombie Musical)

7/14/2018
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Mickey talks about his new Zombie Musical. Click THIS for more information about the Zombie Musical being hosted by What the Dickens, in Ebisu, Tokyo. MBF Podast Official Websites: https://mattybfiles.podbean.com / http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/matty-blog / RSS Feeds: http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/matty-blog?format=rss

Duration:01:14:25

109 | Mike and Jude (the Mootekkis)

7/7/2018
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The Mootekkis have been gigging consistently for the past 500 years. The Photophone ejected them to us via Sonar Light via the Angelic Vampires of Ratchnon IV. The Mootekkis teleport into the Aural Sphere to talk about beer, rock, music, sweat, and the upcoming space war against the once pacifist demons of Phrentoohl Ox-Lyn! Mootekkis Official Site HERE MBF Podast Official Websites: https://mattybfiles.podbean.com / http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/matty-blog / RSS Feeds:...

Duration:01:19:48

MBF 108 || Mike Navarro (Guitar Chef)

6/28/2018
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Mike Navarro is a chef and a guitarist and guitar collector. He joins the podcast to talk about cooking and guitars. Contact Mike HERE MBF Podast Official Websites: https://mattybfiles.podbean.com / http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/matty-blog / RSS Feeds: http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/matty-blog?format=rss https://mattybfiles.podbean.com/feed/ This podcast was hosted, produced, edited, written, engineered, and subdued by Matt B

Duration:01:13:03

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

6/15/2018
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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 “Integration” “Education” “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.c [...]

Duration:02:06:55

106 Japan Month in Review, May 2018 w/ Max von Schuler-Kobayashi

6/2/2018
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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 / RSS Feeds: http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/matty-blog?format=rss https://mattybfiles.podbean.com/feed/ This podcast was hosted, produced, edited, written, engineered, and...

Duration:01:32:32

105 JamCast 11 (Tokyo Psychedelika)

5/26/2018
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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, pure groove. Pure music. Audio for your ears. 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...

Duration:00:31:28

104 - BlipPilot

5/20/2018
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BlipPilot (Official YouTube) is a music creator and interviewer, and he joins the podcast to talk about music in many of its forms. There is an intro rant. Ready, set… MBF Podast Official Websites: https://mattybfiles.podbean.com / http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/matty-blog / RSS Feeds: http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/matty-blog?format=rss https://mattybfiles.podbean.com/feed/ This podcast was hosted, produced, edited, written, engineered, and subdued by Matt Bigelow.

Duration:01:30:09

103 : 5 Things To Do In Tokyo (DABWM 15)

5/13/2018
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5 Things To Do In Tokyo. Challenges vs Safety. Groups vs. the Individual. Fire vs. Play it Safe. In this podcast, I rant about what it takes to have a successful Tokyo experience. Pull your boots straps up, check your themometer, and prepare for launch!

Duration:00:55:28

MBF 102 JamCast 10 [FISTS OF MUSIC] with Nikolas Faraguna

5/4/2018
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A JamCast is when Nikolas and I mic up a drum set, a guitar, hit the record button AND GO! We play a variety of styles of music with no preparation, no rehearsal. All of it is pulled from the ether. We are painting time with music, friends. If you like Zappa, Phish, Hendrix, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, etc. Then look no farther. Click the Play Button, and let the JamCast begin. Styles covered: Psychadelic Funk, Sludge Rock, Guitar Solo: Psychadelic Adventure, Jangly Folk,...

Duration:00:25:00

101 - Japan, Month in Review (April, 2018) w/ Max Von Schuler-Kobayashi

4/27/2018
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Max von Schuler-Kobayashi and I sit down and float around the ups and downs of Japan in April, 2018. Non-PC, Non-Linear Tangents, Risking Thoughts. Max publishes books about Japan and American influence. You can read his blog here: http://tokyomaxtalks.blogspot.jp/ Author of The Truth About Americans, and The Upcoming American Civil War MBF Podast Official Websites: https://mattybfiles.podbean.com / http://www.matthewpmbigelow.com/matty-blog / RSS...

Duration:01:35:57

100 : It’s Called KOENJI, BITCHES! (w/ Koenji Shawn and Ponzi)

4/22/2018
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Ponzi and Shawn join the podcast to talk about Koenji. Koenji, the birthplace of Tokyo punk, is now surging with alternative restaurants, and a burgeoning craft beer scene. Koenji, it’s the place to be. If you aren’t in Koenji, then it’s “too bad for you!” Ponzi has recently opened a restaurant called Smoking Fish in Koenji and Shawn does beer tours in Koenji. Strap in for a fantastic way to celebrate 100 episodes! I haven’t done 100 of anything in EONS! Ponzi Instagram Koenji Shawn on...

Duration:01:27:11