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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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 →
ComedyView: Local Comedian’s Amazon Prime Special

ComedyView: Local Comedian’s Amazon Prime Special

ComedyView: A.J. DeMello Comedy Special available on Amazon Prime Everybody knows that to be a good comedian, you need three things: A sense of humor, horrible self-esteem, and reliable transportation. Well… 2 out of 3 ain’t bad. Local comedian A.J. DeMello comedy special: I Didn’t Drive Here Either is now available on Amazon Prime: https://amzn.to/3jeYVSY […]

By July 21, 2020 Read More →
Go Modesto: Stanislaus County Library

Go Modesto: 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 activities are […]

By July 4, 2020 Read More →
King of the Muscle Cars

King of the Muscle Cars

King of the Muscle CarsBy Middagh Goodwin The world may soon know about Modesto’s legends of the cruise and classic car culture.   Modesto is classic cars and cruising.  This, of course, stems from George Lucas’s 1973 film American Graffiti that focused on the stories of four young men with the backdrop of one last night of cruising 10th Street in Modesto, […]

By July 3, 2020 Read More →
MAMAView: On the Radio and Streaming

MAMAView: On the Radio and Streaming

MAMAView: On the Radio and Streaming By Middagh Goodwin We have been separated by a global pandemic that has had us sheltered in place for the better part of 2020. We have missed the interaction of friends and family in social situations as varied as Sunday Brunch at Deva to Music in the Plaza. Live […]

By June 29, 2020 Read More →
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 →