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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GoModesto: VMI Rocks

GoModesto: VMI Rocks

Go Modesto: VMI RocksThe Valley Music Institute year-end concerts will take place the year at Harvest Moon 1213 I St. Modesto, December Wednesday, 9 at 6 pm, Sunday 13 at 10 am, and 16 at 5 pm. Several bands from the school of rock will perform each night, schedule to be determined. Each year VMI […]

By November 30, 2020 Read More →
HolidayView

HolidayView

Holiday ViewBy Middagh Goodwin Tis the Season and good tidings too all. None of us have experienced a year quite like this before in our lives and we can all enjoy a bit of Holiday Cheer. Enjoy these annual events in their altered states and remember to be kind to each other(Santa is watching.) This […]

By November 30, 2020 Read More →
Non Profit View: Time for Giving

Non Profit View: Time for Giving

Non Profit View:Time for Giving By Middagh Goodwin Our local charitable organizations and non profits do so much for our community all year long. This year unfortunately most of their fundraisers have been severely altered or cancelled altogether due to the Worldwide pandemic. For this month Non Profit View we are not going to focus […]

By November 29, 2020 Read More →
MAMAView Celebrating in a Pandemic

MAMAView Celebrating in a Pandemic

MAMAView: Celebrating in a Pandemic By Middagh Goodwin MAMA Radio first aired on Monday, November 25th at 5 pm on KCBP 95.5 FM and has been going strong ever since playing the music by artists from the greater 209 area code, all genres going back decades. Who could have imagined the hardships musicians and artists would start […]

By November 5, 2020 Read More →
Halloween Alternatives

Halloween Alternatives

Halloween will soon be upon us and this year many will be looking to celebrate differently. Here is a list of low to moderate risk activities to enjoy with the whole family.  Carving or decorating pumpkins with members of your household and displaying them Carving or decorating pumpkins outside, at a safe distance, with neighbors […]

By October 22, 2020 Read More →
Music in the Nineties

Music in the Nineties

BigView: Music in the NinetiesBy Middagh Goodwin Original music in the early nineties shifted, hair metal and new wave were old news and grunge, punk and Ska had not taken a stranglehold just quite yet but they were all circling and making waves. This was certainly the case in places like Modesto and the 209. […]

By October 2, 2020 Read More →
MAMAView: Making Music Making Art

MAMAView: Making Music Making Art

MAMAView: Making Music Making Art By Middagh Goodwin   All the rules have been thrown out in 2020 due to the Worldwide Pandemic that is Covid-19. The game continues to change sometimes daily.As of October 1st Facebook warns that bands Livestreaming or posting videos may have their pages deleted. This is a huge blow since […]

By September 28, 2020 Read More →
MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT VIRTUAL EVENT FEATURING RYAN MURRAY AND DON GRISHAW

MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT VIRTUAL EVENT FEATURING RYAN MURRAY AND DON GRISHAW

MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT VIRTUAL EVENT FEATURING RYAN MURRAY AND DON GRISHAW MODESTO, CA –The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will present a free virtual event featuring MSO Associate Conductor and Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra (MSYO) Music Director Ryan Murray and MSYO conductor Don Grishaw on Wednesday, September 23 at 7:00 pm. The live event will feature performances by Ryan […]

By September 17, 2020 Read More →
Ceres Drive In Grand Opening

Ceres Drive In Grand Opening

The Ceres Drive-In will celebrate its grand opening next weekend September 25th-27th with Frozen(Friday), American Graffiti(Saturday) and Avengers: End Game(Sunday). Tickets are $30 for a carload up to 8 people. Don’t miss the opportunity to be one of the first to enjoy this nostalgic past time the way it was meant to be. The movies will […]

By September 17, 2020 Read More →
The Wine Cooler Revolution

The Wine Cooler Revolution

The Wine Cooler Revolution By Middagh Goodwin   Wine Coolers were all the rage in the 80’s and were created right here in the Central Valley. Basically a sangria packaged in a 12 oz bottle.  The original was California Cooler founded in 1976 by Lodi High School friends  Michael Crete and R. Stuart Bewley and by […]

By September 6, 2020 Read More →
The Arcade Craze of the 80s

The Arcade Craze of the 80s

Arcades have a long history but the Video Arcade is a product of the ’80s even though the first video arcade games were made in the ’70s. The January 1982 Time MAgazine cover story was the Video Game touting how most brought in over $400 a week in quarters and that there were 13,000 dedicated […]

By September 4, 2020 Read More →
Senior Meals Still Available

Senior Meals Still Available

Nutritious meals for *adults 60 or older are still available. The Corona Virus forced the closure of the senior and community centers in Stanislaus County. Most of the senior lunch programs converted to a weekly frozen meal box pick up program and the program has been extended through December 2020. Pick up sites are available […]

By September 4, 2020 Read More →
GoModesto: Fire Benefit

GoModesto: Fire Benefit

GoModesto: Del Puerto Canyon Fire Benefit In times of need, no other community like the music community comes together to help out. Saturday, September 5th 11 am until 11 pm at Ralston’s Goat join us for some good music for a great cause. DJ Pete(Kolony), David Dow Band, Texas Funk, Sticks & Stones, Timothy Christian […]

By September 2, 2020 Read More →
Growing up in the Eighties in the Two Zero Nine

Growing up in the Eighties in the Two Zero Nine

MAMAView: Growing up in the Eighties in Two Zero Nine By Middagh Goodwin      Moving to a town that only had 8 exits off the Freeway(what kind of cultural wasteland was my parents moving us to) was a pretty big shock for a teenager from LA(and what classic 80 movie plots seemed to be […]

By September 1, 2020 Read More →
AuthorView: 5 Clones

AuthorView: 5 Clones

AuthorView: 5 ClonesBy Middagh Goodwin It is always great to see our local talent branch out in other creative outlets. That is just what Ed Bonilla a Stockton teacher and punk rock vocalist for the band Radical Times and Rudie Can’t Fail has done with 5 Clones. 5 Clones published by Montag Press is a […]

By August 31, 2020 Read More →