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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MAMAView: timmi-kat Turns 30

MAMAView: timmi-kat Turns 30

MAMA Records: timmi-kat Turns 30By Middagh Goodwin I first remember meeting Moon Trent and David Cole the owner/operators of timmi-kat ReCoRDs(who recently celebrated their 30th Anniversary as a couple in April), after Modesto Organization of Bands was formed, Originally I had several band members over to my apartment to discuss the discourse in local music […]

By June 4, 2021 Read More →
Jazz BluesView: Sunshine Don’t Take My Blues Away

Jazz BluesView: Sunshine Don’t Take My Blues Away

Jazz BluesView: Sunshine Don’t Take My Blues AwayBy Eric Benson I heard a rumors things will be opening on June 15th, I think the cat is out of the bag already. The smile are returning to our faces and here comes the sun…It’s all right! Our numbers are down for the virus and more people […]

By June 1, 2021 Read More →
FitVeiw: Bicycle Safety & Maintenance

FitVeiw: Bicycle Safety & Maintenance

FitView: Bicycle Safety & Maintenance By Efren Martinez Now that Spring has sprung I’ve been noticing more cyclists on the road during my own rides. With more people on the road biking, I also have been stopping more often along the way to help a fellow cyclist do some onsite repairs. All too often many […]

BargainView: May Love

BargainView: May Love

BargainView: May LoveBy Monica Barber There are plenty of reasons to love May. It’s the start of summer, flowers are blooming, and you can finally begin entertaining outdoors again without worry again. May ushers in the warmer months with fun holidays and food days, from Cinco de Mayo to Mother’s Day. Ms M is enjoying […]

GeekView: May the Fourth Be With You

GeekView: May the Fourth Be With You

GeekView: May the Force Be With YouBy Middagh Goodwin Modesto is known for many things but one thing that geeks around the world know it for is being the hometown of George Lucas the creator of Star Wars and American Graffiti. Modesto is the first city to make an official proclamation making May the 4th, […]

By April 30, 2021 Read More →
These Are The Droids You Are Looking For

These Are The Droids You Are Looking For

On May the 4th the USPS will be launching a new set of stamps inspired by Modesto’s very own George Lucas epic serial Star Wars. The main post office on Kearney will be rolling them out in celebratory fashion so make sure to stop on by the post office during business hours. The characters fans […]

By April 29, 2021 Read More →
MAMAView: Red Tier Standing By

MAMAView: Red Tier Standing By

MAMAView: Red Tier Standing ByBy Middagh Goodwin It is spring, and the weather is getting warmer, and we should all be planning on what bands we are going to see. Unfortunately, even though things are getting better, we are not quite there yet. Stanislaus County has entered the Red Tier and more people are getting […]

By March 31, 2021 Read More →
9-2-99 Cleanup

9-2-99 Cleanup

  A big thank you goes out to everyone who came out and participated in the latest river cleanup on March 13th.  This was the 66th cleanup event and they were able to clean a big part of Legion Park on the north side of the river.  They had 65 volunteers who helped collect 59 […]

By March 16, 2021 Read More →
The Postman Always Rings Twice at the Prospect

The Postman Always Rings Twice at the Prospect

Prospect Theater Project’s Radio Cavalcade Presents “The Postman Always Rings Twice”WHAT:  A middle-aged roadside diner owner hires a drifter to work at his restaurant. The drifter quickly begins an affair with the owner’s beautiful young wife and the two conspire to kill her husband and seize his assets. When they succeed, a local prosecutor becomes […]

By March 15, 2021 Read More →
Grandaddy: In a Trance Wandering Around

Grandaddy: In a Trance Wandering Around

A month or so ago after the promotion for the Grandaddy Sophtware Slump 20 year Anniversary stuff died down I decided I wanted to do some kind of online performance of piano songs. This would allow me to branch out and play some songs I don’t often play, mixed in with songs that get played […]

By March 11, 2021 Read More →
9-2-99 Cleanup

9-2-99 Cleanup

Saturday, March 13th North Bank Clean Up Details● The clean-up is from 9:00 AM – NOON.● The meeting place is Hillside Dr. behind George Rogers Park and Orville Wright Elementary between S. Santa Cruz and Empire Dr. on the north bank of the river near Legion Park.● This cleanup requires a lot of walking and […]

By March 11, 2021 Read More →
ComedyView

ComedyView

Go Modesto: ComedyThe Fun Junkies and Erik Powers are bringing the laughs to the 209 with some of the best local and regional comedians. March 17-19th they are hosting comedy shows at Grains of Virtue in Oakdale, The Boardroom in Downtown Modesto and Corbin Cash Distillery in Atwater. The shows will feature Danielle Arce, Erik Powers, Zach Lord, […]

By March 9, 2021 Read More →
Go Modesto: Raising Cain

Go Modesto: Raising Cain

The Chris Cain Band returns out of lockdown to Cafe Urbano on the outside patio on Sunday, March 21st. Chris will be promoting his upcoming release “Raising Cain”.  Doors open at 3 pm and the music will start at 4 PM. Tickets are just $20 each, this event will sell out so you are encouraged […]

By March 9, 2021 Read More →
MAMAView: KCBP, Live Streams and SKA

MAMAView: KCBP, Live Streams and SKA

MAMAView: KCBP, Live Streams and SKA By Middagh Goodwin   A little over a year ago in November 2019, I started djing on KCBP playing music by local artists going back to the 1930s up until today.   Modesto Area Music airs every Monday night at 5 pm, Friday at 9 pm and Saturday at […]

By March 9, 2021 Read More →
PetView: Haute Dog

PetView: Haute Dog

Over the last year, people have gotten more into their pets than ever before, and during the pandemic, many have gotten new furry friends. Along with that, there appears to be a new creativity in pet ownership and at least one person in our community has taken it to a new level. You have heard […]

By February 28, 2021 Read More →