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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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 →
Piano Version of Grandaddy Song Released and 20th Anniversary Reissue of Sophtware Slump.

Piano Version of Grandaddy Song Released and 20th Anniversary Reissue of Sophtware Slump.

The Sophtware Slump ….on a Wooden Piano is Scheduled for a November 20th release to coincide with Grandaddy 20th Anniversary of The Sophtware Slump.  This is not a demo or rough sketch, this can be considere a “shadow sibling” to the original. You can listen to Jason Lytle playing on a Wooden Piano “Jed’s Other […]

By August 28, 2020 Read More →
Inside Land

Inside Land

The producers of Outside Lands, Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly, and Starr Hill Presents, are excited to announce the full schedule of programming for Inside Lands, a free virtual festival celebration taking place this weekend, August 28-29 exclusively on Twitch.    Performances featured in the stream include iconic sets from the Outside Lands archive with Elton John, J. […]

By August 25, 2020 Read More →
GoVote

GoVote

Go VoteThis year at least in Stanislaus County and the State of California will be an all-mail election. If you are registered to vote you should have received information from the Registrar of Voters. It contains details on the November 3rd Presidential and General Election.  Your ballots will arrive in a blue & white envelope […]

By August 24, 2020 Read More →
MAMView: Is That Freedom Rock? Turn It Up!

MAMView: Is That Freedom Rock? Turn It Up!

MAMAView: Is that Freedom Rock? Turn it Up!By Middagh Goodwin It is a scientific, social-political and economic fact that the greatest decade of music was the 1970’s. If you think, otherwise you are just wrong. Ok it is my personal opinion(but you know I am right.) Musicians were much freer to experiment with what they […]

By July 30, 2020 Read More →
StarView: Perseid Meteor Shower

StarView: Perseid Meteor Shower

StarView: Perseid Meteor Shower The Perseid meteor shower always peaks each year around the 11-13th of August here in the Northern Hemisphere. On those days the Moon will be just past its last quarter, so moonlight will somewhat obscure this year’s astral show. Perseid tends to be quite bright so you still should see 40 […]

By July 29, 2020 Read More →
GoModesto: Stanislaus County Library

GoModesto: Stanislaus County Library

Stanislaus County Library continues to offer diverse online programming. Educational programs include STEM challenge each Saturday at 2 pm and Virtual Coding every Thursday at 10 am. There is Virtual Story Time on Mondays at 10:30 am, Story Break at 7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Virtual Bi-Lingual Story Time on Wednesdays at 9:30 am. Other […]

By July 24, 2020 Read More →
GoModesto: Somebody Scream

GoModesto: Somebody Scream

GoModesto: ModStock goes Virtual Somebody Scream! This year ModStock sponsored by Robert’s Automotive celebrates ten years. Normally Darin Morris’s VMI School of Rock would host the event at Graceada Park on the last weekend of Summer with 50 plus youth and probands performing. This year due to the global pandemic ModStock is going virtual and […]

By July 24, 2020 Read More →