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: Phase 2

MAMAView: Phase 2

MAMAView: Phase 2 What does that mean?By Middagh Goodwin   California is well into Phase 2 and restaurants, cafes and diners are opening up to have patrons dine in, but with limited capacity. What does that mean for live music? It will come back but just needs to come back in a safe way, with […]

By May 29, 2020 Read More →
MAMA Virtual Live

MAMA Virtual Live

ModestoView and the Modesto Area Music Association have been live-streaming local artists since almost the beginning of the pandemic. We plan to continue our nightly broadcast through May and beyond if needed. We feel music is essential and the way we interact with each other and the musicians are memories that last a lifetime.  All […]

By April 30, 2020 Read More →
GeekView: May the Force Be With You

GeekView: May the Force 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 was the first city to make an official proclamation making May the 4th, […]

By April 29, 2020 Read More →
MAMAView: Life Sheltered in Place

MAMAView: Life Sheltered in Place

MAMAView: Life Sheltered in PlaceBy Middagh Goodwin First off I can not believe no one messaged me about my profile picture in the magazine last month? It was a picture of Jack Black not me, a little April Fools prank or Easter egg if you will. I am not sure about you but I have […]

By April 27, 2020 Read More →
SmileView

SmileView

SmileView By Tasha Wilson During times like these, with the COVID-19 scare, we must ALL come together! Thankfully, Positive Peeps: We know that Modesto is a not only the city of “Water Wealth, Contentment Health,” but even more than that, we are truly, A CITY OF LOVE! I know I am not the only one […]

By April 13, 2020 Read More →
Stay at Home Modesto

Stay at Home Modesto

While you are at home why not take the time to explore all the fun, fascinating and educational things to do on the internet? You can download audiobooks or read a magazine on the Stanislaus County Library website. How about taking a virtual tour of a museum or aquarium? There are so many resources to keep […]

By April 12, 2020 Read More →
American Graffiti Car Parade and Festival Cancelled

American Graffiti Car Parade and Festival Cancelled

Due to the current COVID 19 pandemic, the North Modesto Kiwanis Club will not hold its annual American Graffiti Festival & Car Show this year.This cancellation includes the popular car parade (classic car cruise) and the two-day show and festival that had been scheduled June 12-14. If the public health crisis has subsided sufficiently by […]

By April 3, 2020 Read More →
MAMAView: Reinvention

MAMAView: Reinvention

MAMAView: ReinventionBy Middagh Goodwin Springtime is always a good time for rebirth, spring cleaning, and growth. With all that is going on in the world right now, with everyone “Sheltered in Place” what does this mean for you? Don’t be a sloth, be a caterpillar. Take this time to reaccess, revamp and hell reinvent what […]

By April 2, 2020 Read More →
Grab and Go Modesto

Grab and Go Modesto

Let’s Grab and Go Modesto! Here is a list of Restaurants and Cafes still serving with Curbside Pick up or deliveries. Remember to tip generously. Order directly if possible as Grubhub and Doordash charge 20-30% to the restaurant. Information is subject to change. These are subject to change day to day. Copy and paste this […]

By April 2, 2020 Read More →
Keep Occupied Online

Keep Occupied Online

Keep Occupied Online By Middagh Goodwin While you are at home why not take the time to explore all the fun, fascinating and educational things to do on the internet? You can download audiobooks or read a magazine on the Stanislaus County Library website. How about taking a virtual tour of a museum or aquarium? There […]

By March 23, 2020 Read More →
Go Modesto: Support Local

Go Modesto: Support Local

Go Modesto: Support LocalBy Middagh Goodwin Modesto’s population is approximately 204,933, it is the 18th largest city in California. What does that ultimately mean? There are a lot of people living in and around Modesto.Statistics show that about 68% of what is spent locally is reinvested in the community. Remember that statistic. Independent businesses return […]

By March 21, 2020 Read More →
Special Store Hours for Seniors

Special Store Hours for Seniors

Here is a list of Modesto Area stores that are offering special programs for seniors and at-risk costumers because of coronavirus. All programs are subject to change. Big Lots: The first hour 9 am -10 am of the day is reserved for senior citizens and those most vulnerable to this virus.  Big Lots stores are […]

By March 20, 2020 Read More →
MAMAView: Halee Smith Rockit Music Gear

MAMAView: Halee Smith Rockit Music Gear

MAMAView: Halee Smith Rockit Music Gearby Middagh Goodwin This month I wanted to introduce a wider audience to Halee Smith and her homegrown business Rockit Music Gear. You may have seen Doug Robinett rocking one of her LED guitar straps at the Modesto Area Music Awards or even picked up a custom strap at last […]

By February 28, 2020 Read More →
Joe Anastasi Explains Stroll Down Penny Lane

Joe Anastasi Explains Stroll Down Penny Lane

Joe Anastasi Explains Stroll Down Penny Lane Interview by Middagh Goodwin Stroll Down Penny Lane line up: Joe Anastasi aka Prof. Stompensplatt (leadvocals and rhythm guitar), Winter (lead guitar and vocals) and MikeSugar (bassist, electric cellist, melodica, synthesizer, and vocals), MarkAbbott (drums and vocals) and Matt Twain(Keys and vocals). Please introduce yourself to our readers. Hi, I am Joe Anastasi, the executive producer of the show Stroll Down Penny Lane […]

By February 18, 2020 Read More →
MAMAView: Rebirth

MAMAView: Rebirth

MAMAView: RebirthBy Middagh Goodwin It is a brand new year and what kind of resolutions as musicians, have you made? Are you going to play out more, record a new album or release a video for a new single? It is important to make plans and follow through to develop not just as an artist […]

By January 31, 2020 Read More →