Author Archive: Middagh Goodwin

Middagh Goodwin LIVES Music. He has been booking and promoting Music, Art, and Comedy in the Central Valley for years. He ran the award-winning Plea for Peace Center in Stockton for 5 Years and has booked bands from A-Z. In addition, he is the managing editor of ModestoView and writes the MAMAView and GeekView. Middagh works with the Modesto Area Music Association and books Music in the Plaza. In addition, he owns and operates Graffiti-Con, where cars and pop culture intersects. More recently, Middagh has been working with the Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum, helping to create unique events that help raise funds and awareness of the museum and its mission. On top of that, you can tune into one of two shows that Middagh Goodwin hosts on KCBP 95.5 FM; This is SKA and MAMA Radio. 

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Unplugged View: The Amtraker’s Guide To The Gallery (Vol 3)

Unplugged View: The Amtraker’s Guide To The Gallery (Vol 3)

Unplugged View: The Amtraker’s Guide To The Gallery (Vol 3)by Aaron Rowan Time to wrap up this travelogue trilogy for now. I spent the better part of July playing tour manager + roadie, collecting memories and material for a future volume of The Amtraker’s Guide, which probably means I’ll spend the better part of August […]

By August 3, 2022 Read More →
GeekView: Celebrating 10 Years of StocktonCon

GeekView: Celebrating 10 Years of StocktonCon

GeekView: Celebrating 10 Years of StocktonConBy Middagh Goodwin StocktonCon is celebrating 10 years of geeky fun at the Stockton Arena on August 13-14th 11 am-5 pm each day. Overwhelming fan support has helped StocktonCon move from a one-day event at the University of the Pacific in 2012, to one of the top pop culture events […]

By August 2, 2022 Read More →
JavaView: National Coffee Month

JavaView: National Coffee Month

JavaView: National Coffee MonthBy Middagh Goodwin August is National Coffee Month and if you are like me, you start your day off with a cup of coffee, I am and have been a serious coffee drinker my entire life, I buy whole beans and grind fresh daily(no Folger’s Crystals for me). Back in the nineties […]

By August 1, 2022 Read More →
Where Were You In ’62 

Where Were You In ’62 

Where Were You In ‘62  By Middagh Goodwin On August 1st, 1973, American Graffiti, the coming of age film co-written and directed by George Lucas, premiered at Los Angeles’ Avco Center Triplex. The film’s release was staggered across the country, opening on August 12th at New York City’s Sutton theatre and, on August 15th, 23 more theatres, including […]

By July 31, 2022 Read More →
MAMAView: Necessity is the Mother of Invention

MAMAView: Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Middagh Goodwin MAMAView: Necessity is the Mother of InventionBy Middagh Goodwin As Frank Zappa once said, “Necessity is the Mothers of Invention”. This is a mantra that I have at least internally shouted time and time again over the years. We are not completely out of the woods as far as Covid is concerned but […]

By July 23, 2022 Read More →
GeekView: Return of the Con

GeekView: Return of the Con

GeekView: Return of the ConBy Middagh Goodwin First things first, if you have not bought your tickets to see Star Wars: A New Hope with the Modesto Symphony Orchestra at the Gallo Center on June 3rd or 4th, do that now. You do not want to miss a live performance of John William’s Score while […]

By June 2, 2022 Read More →
Music Returns to the County Fair

Music Returns to the County Fair

It has been 2 years since bands have performed on the main stage at the Stanislaus County Fair but that is about to end when the Fair returns in July. Once again there will be a diverse lineup of acts from Pop, Rock, Latin and Country. Music starts at 8:30 pm and is included in […]

Chocolate Living

Chocolate Living

GoOakdale: Chocolate LivingThe 30th Annual Oakdale Chocolate Festival will be taking place May 21st and 22nd 9 am-5 pm each day at Wood Park in Oakdale Ca. There will be 2 stages with live music, over 25 food booths, and another 200 vendors, crafters and exhibitors. There will be a kids zone, classic car show, […]

Porchfest Returns

Porchfest Returns

GoModesto: PorchFest ReturnsBrought to us in 2017 by the 3 women who created ModShop, Modesto PorchFest quickly became a fan favorite event, not just with fans but with musicians as well. It braved the heat and near flash floods but unfortunately during the pandemic it was put on hold. It did have a rebranded online […]

Star Wars & More

Star Wars & More

GoModesto: Star Wars & More On May 4h between 5-9 pm join us in the 10th Street Plaza for May our annual Star Wars Celebration. Modesto was the first city to create an official proclamation making May 4th Star Wars day and we have celebrated ever since with a free family-friendly event. Dress up, bring […]

By April 26, 2022 Read More →
GeekView: Mark Your Calendars

GeekView: Mark Your Calendars

GeekView: Mark Your CalendarsBy Middagh Goodwin April is not a month you normally would think would be packed full of geeky fun, but this year you would be wrong. Rogue One and the Original Star Wars Trilogy will be on the big screen once again at The State at the end of the month with […]

By April 4, 2022 Read More →
Without ART the Earth is Just EH.

Without ART the Earth is Just EH.

MAMAView: Without ART the Earth is Just EH.By Middagh Goodwin I put on my first gig in over 2 years on March 23rd a sold-out Rockabilly show with Koffin Kats and The Pendletons at Ralston’s Goat. It felt good to see several people I have not seen in 2 or more years and to hear […]

By March 31, 2022 Read More →
GoDowntown: It’s Been A Hard Days Night

GoDowntown: It’s Been A Hard Days Night

GoDowntown: It’s Been A Hard Days NightIt has been a hard two years but music is coming back and so is the Benefit for CASA this year featuring the music of The Beatles. Let’s all come together on April 1st at 7 pm at the State Theatre and twist and shout as The Vibe, Third […]

By March 29, 2022 Read More →
RockabillyView: Celebrating Modesto’s Roots in Music

RockabillyView: Celebrating Modesto’s Roots in Music

RockabillyView: Celebrating Modesto’s Roots in MusicBy Middagh Goodwin A key component and root sound of Rockabilly and in turn Rock n’ Roll can be traced back to the Doghouse slap bass style of Fred Maddox. The Maddox Brothers and Rose started playing music in Modesto back in 1937 and garnered crowds wherever they played. Bill […]

By March 9, 2022 Read More →
MAMAView: Learn, Play, Support

MAMAView: Learn, Play, Support

MAMAView:By Middagh Goodwin It is March and we are celebrating Music in Education in the BigView. I would encourage anyone to enroll in a music class, either in school or at one of the great local schools of Rock. There is Valley Music Institute here in downtown Modesto that Darin Morris has been running since […]

By March 5, 2022 Read More →