Author Archive: Middagh Goodwin

Middagh Goodwin LIVES Music. He has been booking and promoting Music, Art and Comedy for years in the Central Valley. He ran the award winning Plea for Peace Center in Stockton for 5 Years and has booked bands from A-Z. Middagh is beginning 2016 with a new position at the Gallo Center for the Arts and celebrating Beat Happy! Music's 30th Anniversary. Read the MAMAView every month and a the Needle Drop 52 Records 52 Weeks.

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Weekend Needle Drop-TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA

Weekend Needle Drop-TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA

I do not know if anyone even noticed that I did not do a review from my collection last week. As I am sure you all know Prince passed away and that loss affected us all in a big way. I thought about doing two reviews to make up for it this week, but have […]

By April 30, 2016 Read More →
Weekend Needle Drop-GO-GOS

Weekend Needle Drop-GO-GOS

Weekend Needle Drop-52 Weeks 5 Albums G0-Gos Talk Show Talk Show was the last album released by the Go-Gos before they broke up in 1985. I picked this release because it was the album I saw the band tour on. They performed at the Oakwood Lake Resort in Manteca August 5th 1984 on the Prime […]

By April 17, 2016 Read More →
Weekend Needle Drop-The English Beat

Weekend Needle Drop-The English Beat

Weekend Needle Drop-52 Weeks 52 Albums The Beat-I Just Can’t Stop It May 1980 The Beat(English Beat in the US) are a 2Tone SKA Pop band from the UK. I just Can’t Stop It was the first release by the Band on Go Feet in the UK and Sire in the US.  Rolling Stone called […]

By April 10, 2016 Read More →
The Weekend Needle Drop-Madness One Step Beyond

The Weekend Needle Drop-Madness One Step Beyond

  The Weekend Needle Drop-52 Weeks 52 Albums Madness-One Step Beyond Stiff/NOVA Portugal Release 1979 Madness is one of my favorite bands, easily in my all time top 5. The first time I heard the Baritone Sax on the tittle track I was hooked. It is not often that an instrumental will draw me into […]

By April 3, 2016 Read More →
MAMAView – April Fools

MAMAView – April Fools

MAMAView April Fools Middagh Goodwin Love Modesto; Spring is in the air. Winter is officially over, and sure we are getting some much needed rain, but we are also getting warmer days and nights. Show your love for our own homegrown talent by going out to see them perform, not just here at home but […]

Weekend Needle Drop-Troublemakers

Weekend Needle Drop-Troublemakers

THE WEEKEND NEEDLE DROP 52 Weeks 52 Albums Troublemakers-Compilation Warner/Reprise Released 1980 Before the internet the Compilation Album was a great way to find out about music. An inexpensive way for a record label to get the word out about their artist. Be it a genre related release or label centric, as a consumer you […]

By March 26, 2016 Read More →
The Weekend Needle Drop-SHOGUN ASSASSIN O.S.T.

The Weekend Needle Drop-SHOGUN ASSASSIN O.S.T.

The Weekend Needle Drop-52 Weeks 52 Albums Shogun Assassin Original Soundtrack-Mark Lindsay/W. Michael Lewis(The Wonderland Philharmonic Orchestra) This record is the stuff of legends, especially in the Hip Hop community. It was a very limited promotional only vinyl release back in 1980.  It has since been released as a bootleg in the UK and most recently […]

By March 19, 2016 Read More →
Weekend Needle Drop The Police

Weekend Needle Drop The Police

Weekend Needle Drop  52 Weeks 52 Albums The Police –Zenyatta Mondatta Nautilus Super Disc Half Speed Mastered LP. Nautilus Super Disc, HSM. High Technology, Analog recording. The Process gives a much better frequency response, wider dynamic range and considerably less distortion. Less hiss and pops on play back is also a benefit of the process. […]

By March 12, 2016 Read More →
Scenic Drive In is Back and Tastier Than Ever

Scenic Drive In is Back and Tastier Than Ever

It has been six months since Scenic Drive In was closed due to a fire. Today, they are back open for business and the ViewCrew was there. We couldn’t wait to be some of the first people to have a Knock Out Burger. Can we say they were tastier then we remembered?! Scenic Drive In […]

By March 9, 2016 Read More →
Weekend Needle Drop FISHBONE

Weekend Needle Drop FISHBONE

Weekend Needle Drop-52 Weeks 52 Albums Fishbone-Truth and Soul Middagh Goodwin Fishbone are still one of the most amazing bands you will ever see perform live. The energy and brilliance of their performance is unmatched. Truth and Soul is Fishbone’s second full length. The album reached #153 in the Billboard 200, helping the band establish […]

By March 6, 2016 Read More →
The Weekend Needle Drop-52 Weeks 52 Albums The Koffin Kats

The Weekend Needle Drop-52 Weeks 52 Albums The Koffin Kats

The Weekend Needle Drop 52 Weeks 52 Album The Koffin Kats Drunk in the Daylight Middagh Goodwin Drunk in the Daylight is the Koffin Kats(from Detroit, MI.) fourth album and first one with Eric “E Ball” Wall on drums. Along with Vic Victor(Vocals and Upright Bass) and Tommy Koffin(Guitar). Released in 2008 the album showcases what the […]

By February 28, 2016 Read More →
The Weekend Needle Drop-Oingo Boingo

The Weekend Needle Drop-Oingo Boingo

  THE WEEKEND NEEDLE DROP 52 Weeks 52 Albums Week Eight Oingo Boingo Only a Lad Released May 1981 Middagh Goodwin Anyone who knows me and my musical taste, knows I have an affinity for SKA music. A band that especially in the early days skirted the line of SKA but never got pigeonholed as […]

By February 21, 2016 Read More →
Weekend Needle Drop-The Costello Show

Weekend Needle Drop-The Costello Show

The Weekend Needle Drop 2016 52 Weeks 52 Albums Week Seven-The Costello Show(featuring Elvis Costello) King of America Middagh Goodwin Interesting side note, Elvis Costello first album, My Aim is True, had a sticker that read “The King is Dead Long Live the King.” This was especially controversial with Elvis Presley death earlier the same […]

By February 17, 2016 Read More →
Weekend Needle Drop Week 6 – Groovie Ghoulies

Weekend Needle Drop Week 6 – Groovie Ghoulies

THE WEEKEND NEEDLE DROP 2016 52 Weeks 52 Albums Week Six Groovie Ghoulies-BERRY’D ALIVE 10″ Orange Vinyl Middagh Goodwin I have decided to listen to Sacramento Punk Trio Groovie Ghoulies and pulled out their tribute to Chuck Berry. It is Super Bowl Sunday and for years Kepi Ghoulie and I put on an annual event […]

MAMAView-The Future Looks Bright

MAMAView-The Future Looks Bright

The Future Looks Bright By Middagh Goodwin Modesto, I am grateful for everything you have given me since moving back in 2013. This month marks my third year writing the MAMAView & 2016 will be my third year behind the scene with the Modesto Area Music Awards. Top all that off with a new position […]

By January 31, 2016 Read More →