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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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 →
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 →