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HAPPY ROCKTOBER MODESTO!

HappyRocktober Modesto! The air is cooler, the breezes are breezier and there is just an increased energy when we get into the fall season. I love Modesto in October for this and so many other reasons. First of which, since 2000, the Modesto Area Music Awards are happening on October 13. It is crazy that it has been 12 years since Chris Ricci and I sat on the patio of Harvest Moon and wondered how we could help celebrate the amazing musical talent and supportive music scene we have here in Modesto. 12 Years later the annual black tie event is going strong, now with over 200 nominees in 19 categories! I love it. I love listening to the bands, the songs and seeing them live. Music is part of what makes a good community great. We have to keep it alive and strong. The fall harvest feeling is really amazing here. Our small town feel, our rock and roll and our rich agricultural offerings are key our brand of Modesto USA- A Classic American City. American Graffiti heritage, feeding the world, great music and a small town feeling of great people in our community? Yes indeed, this is Classic, it is real, it is authentic and it is us. Awesome to have the Modesto Chamber of Commerce embrace this brand too. Don’t you love it? So as we bust in to the fall harvest, when the moon is giant in the sky, the shadows get longer and the tastes and smells get more incredible. With Butternut squash soups and raviolis, pumpkin treats, fall flavors, the new Downtown Modesto Harvest Festival and the fall produce in our farmer’s markets, we all have something to like. Add to this some big slappin’ bass, some classic cars, some flames and some good ole Retro-Americana style and we have a big thumpin, toe tappin’, and exciting and energetic fall season. Modesto is loving the new Rockbilly category in the MAMA Awards and this is the perfect kind of music for Modesto that brings our past and future together. So enjoy this ModestoView Magazine, experience our wonderful events and jump, jive and wail headfirst into our community. You will love it and you will feel Classic from head to toe, complete with flames and chrome tailpipes. Happy Rocktober Modesto. Article By: Chris Murphy




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Don’t Miss These Events!

Oct 22 – Cash Tribute and History - James Garner - West Side Theatre

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Oct 14 – Beethoven Bonanza – Keyboard Conversations – Gallo Center

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Oct 1,2,7,8,9,13,14,15,16 – The Vertical Hour Prospect Theatre

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Oct 8, 9– Riverbank Wine & Cheese Festival– Fun, Food, Run, Ride, Music

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Oct 13 – MAMA Awards – Doubletree Modesto

5. Oct 18 – Lindsey Buckingham – Turlock Community Theatre

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Oct 14/15 – State Theatre - Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

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Oct 14 & 16- Swan Lake Central West Ballet Gallo Center

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Oct 21 - Howie Mandel Gallo Center

Oct 7– 10 Years / Red Light King / Candlelight Red & Tragic Culture- Fat Cat Music House





Greetings Modesto Fans, This is the fun time of year. We are in the fall fundraiser season and we are all running around like crazy. We have been having fun with the ModestoView Magazine and hope that you have been too. We like interviewing people you may not know, showcasing the little things that make Modesto interesting and trying to encourage people to do new things each month. With the MAMAs and Halloween and Harvest events coming up, it is a colorful and interesting time of the year. Our family loves Halloween and all the events that come with it.

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GOMODESTO PAGE 5 FUNDRAISERview PAGE 5 DOWNTOWN DINING PAGE 6 NIGHTview PAGE 7 Chris and Becky Murphy ready for Halloween parties

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That is what is so exciting about you, the ModestoView reader. We see you at the shows, the markets, the concerts in the plaza, at the wine tastings and it is great when people come up and say that they enjoy our Twitter into or listen to us on the radio each morning or liked checking out the pics in our Rear View Mirror. We even caught up with singer Michelle Branch catching up on Modesto with our September issue. Our readers are the energy of our community!

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Best of all, ModestoView is out there helping create the change our city needs. We linked with the Downtown Improvement District and the Downtown Restaurants to present Downtown Dining Week, and now we are working on Street Fairs, we have created a www.GoDowntownModesto.com website to encourage downtown activities and this month we are deep into the MAMA awards and celebrating our Modesto Music talent as well as supporting the new Downtown Harvest Festival. And continuing to showcase our American Graffiti Heritage with the Historic Cruise Route. Wow. We hope you like Modesto as much as we do and please let us know what we can do to make your Modesto living even more interesting.

So get out, discover, explore and do the things you see here in ModestoView and we will see you out and about! Call Greg Cobb at 380-0310 to get involved with ModestoView. Ads in ModestoView keep all of this amazing information available for FREE. ModestoView is in print, on TV, on the radio, on the web, on Twitter and Facebook and so much more.

MAMAview PAGE 10 2011 MAMA Nominees PAGE 11 INTERview PAGES 12-13 FAMOUSview PAGE 14 FASHIONview PAGE 16 POETRYview PAGE 16 JAZZ&BLUESview PAGE 17 METALVIEW PAGE 19 ROCKABILLYview PAGE 19

Keep me posted with what you like or don’t like so we can make it better.

Michelle Branch reads ModestoView at her B92.9 Underground Lounge gig at Galletto

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MAGAZINE Staff

PUBLISHER Chris Murphy chrism@modestoview.com GENERAL MANAGER Greg Cobb greg@modestoview.com SALES MANAGER Kyle Cobb kyle@modestoview.com DESIGN Vince Niles facebook.com/NILESDESIGN CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Adrian Mendoza Efrin Martinez SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER Madison Murphy

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CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS Jim Christiansen-Art View, Eric Benson-Jazz & Blues View, Mike Vanek-Metal View, Kaye Osborn-Performance View, Jennifer Allsup-Mama View, Ruben Poras-Famous View, Kate Serpa-Night View, Efren Martinez-Fit View, Shasta Boss-Fashion View, FiestaBoyz-Urban View, Abbey Murphy-All Ages View, Dana Johnson-Chef View, Brad Gibson-Vino View

©2011 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The photographs, graphics, artwork and advertisements are the property of Modesto View Magazine. The magazine assumes no responsibility or liability for claims made by the advertisers. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of Modesto View Magazine or the owners. Modesto View Magazine is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. 

ARTview PAGE 20 PERFORMANCEview PAGE 20 FITview PAGE 22 OUTDOORview PAGE 24 COMMUNITYcalendar PAGES 26-29 VINOview PAGE 30 REARview PAGE 31 On the cover: ModestoView gets its fall Rockabilly on. We feature local photographer Summer Barker and the band The Pendletons: Tony T, Elan Tribo, Mikey Skullz Models: Cynthia Southworth, Cait Kemp, Valerie Gray, Lauren Mariano, Randy Gouda. Hair and Make Up: Sarah Teter Photographer: Summer Barker


Halloween Events The people of Modesto are amazing in how they volunteer and Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the year. give back to our community. Here are some ways you can get Dark, stormy, scary and so much fun. There are a lot of involved too and make Modesto and the valuable programs even things to do this year, from all ages concerts, haunted hous- better. es, corn mazes and over 21 parties at our local nightclubs… Here are a couple of ideas for your 2011 Halloween fun. Halloween Rocky Horror – Oct 28- Fat Cat This is the perfect night to get your Magenta or your Frank N. Furter on. Party in costume and watch the live performance of Rocky Horror along with the movie. It is surreal, it is crazy and it is fun. Dance till late after the movie. 21 and over. Robbie Fonseca’s “A Haunting 25th Anniversary” Exhibition October 28th & 29th – West Side Theatre Local artist Robbie Fonseca presents his mannequin art exhibition that has been on tour in the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, Arm & Hammer Museum, LA Art Gallery, The Venice Art Gallery, and the LA Art Association Gallery. The exhibition will feature two new works. Robbie’s exhibition reflects the social ills of America and parental discretion is advised. $8 General Admission - Proceeds benefit the Women’s Center of San Joaquin County Haunted Halloween Hayride – Oct 21 & 22 Have fun on the hayride in Jacob Meyers Park at 7 pm. Just show up and go! Corn Mazes! This is fun every year and you never get too old! Get a pile of your friends, your family and get lost in the corn maze right here in town at the corner of Coffee and Claratina. Open Fri and Sat till 11, and Sun till 9. The Del Osso Farm Corn Maze and Hallowen Fun area is open daily off of I-5 in Lathrop. Modesto Sound Dance Dance Halloween- Oct 30 All ages dance and music party for ages 13-22 with a special costume party. Music, crafts and a special Dance Off. $10 Call 573-0533 for info.

Oct 1,2 – Best Carnival Ever –St Paul’s Church Oct 5 – United Way Power of the Purse – Gallo Center Golf Tournament – Turlock G&CC Oct 6 – Kiwanis Wine Country Evening-DMC Foundation Gallo Center Oct 7 – Sierra Pacific Benefit for Local Charities Dinner/Dance w/ Third Party– Oakdale G& CC Oct 9 – Making Strides – Breast Cancer Walk – Gallo Center Oct 13- Furball Soiree – Alley Cat Guardians – Gallo Center Oct 15 – Modesto Symphony Guild- Del Rio Country Club Oct 21 – Benefit for “The Place” - State Theater Oct 22 – Red Carpet Masquerade Ball – Society for Handicapped – Galletto Ristorante Oct 29 – Corks and Caps - Aspire Charter School – Martin Peterson Center Nov 3 – Il Dolce Vino Fine Wine Event - Habitat for Humanity – Gallo Center Nov 4 – Letters to Santa Golf Tournament Event Planners – Please send your fundraiser and event dates to events@modestoview.com and we will make sure you are listed in our ModestoView calendar. We can help you spread the word and also make sure that you can check the amazing action packed ModestoView calendar to see if your dates are clear of conflicts too. Here are some highlights for October.

Fundraisers Wine Country Evening Thursday, October 6 · 5:30-8:30-Gallo Center

Don’t miss this wonderful evening at the Gallo Center! Over a dozen wineries will be pouring their best wines for guests to enjoy along with an abundance of hors d’oeuvres. There will also be a raffle and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit Modesto Kiwanis children’s charities and the DMC Foundation’s health education programs. Tickets are $35 each, pre-pay only. Call Jim Mesquit – Kiwanis (209) 499-1825 or DMCF (209) 527-3412

Eat Fresh and Local

Farmers Market Harvest Season It is amazing, the fresh produce, the flowers, the cheese, the olive oil, the smells, the sounds, the music and all of your friends shopping for and loving the locally produced tasty freshness. Take your recyclable bags, ride your bike, but most of all, enjoy the tasty local treats grown right here in ourvalley.

Wrong Doers Halloween Hoedown Prospect Theatre Project – This will be the rockin stompin country punk Halloween event with live music fun and drink. Modesto Certified 7 pm 520 Scenic. Thursday 7 am to 1 Saturday 7 am to 1 16th St between H and I

Lot’s More Too!

Check the amazing ModestoView Calendar for the most up to date info on the Halloween Parties all over Modesto. Lot’s of fun events on deck at Fat Cat, Boardroom, Copper Rhino, Club Rain, Palladium, Nino’s and more. www.modetoview.com

Turlock Certified Friday 8 am – 1 pm Main St at Broadway Oakdale Certified – Until Oct 5 Thursdays 5 pm – 8:15 pm 3rd Ave Between E and F Vintage Faire Market Modesto Sundays 8 to 12 noon 


Have you been downtown lately?

New roads, new sidewalks, a whole new feel! It is fall and the air is cool and the new bicycle patrols are keeping everyone safe while saying hello to our visitors. The Gallo Center season is on, and the films are running at the State and the Brenden. There are new boutiques and shops down J Street and places to eat and drink you haven’t tried before. So Go Downtown Modesto today and rediscover our community.

Open Late!

Downtown Modesto is the place to be Thurs, Fri and Sat nights. Lots of live music, poetry, art and late night house parties. Check out a show and enjoy a late night cocktail afterwards and enjoy your stroll.

Try a cab!

Why drive downtown when you can call a cab and get in and out so easy. Enjoy your

evening, have fun and take a cab home. Cabs in Modesto are inexpensive and easy to get. Call on of the cabs today.

Locally Owned

Most all of the restaurants are locally owned. They hire local people and they money you spend stays right here. Most of the downtown restaurants purchase from local farmers and feature local ingredients. World class and close to home.

Open early Many restaurants start serving dinner early so that you can get a nice relaxing meal before the shows and movies that begin around 7.

Parking There are parking garages at 9th and L, 11th and K, 11th and I and 12th and H and of course, park a few blocks away and enjoy the walk.

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Modesto is connected to the world. Very few flights in the world are non-stop. Modesto is more convenient to Paris, London or New York than you think. Really, you can get to these amazing locations, with one plane change. Best of all, Free parking, Short TSA lines, and here is the kicker, you can get to the airport (w carry-on) 30 min before the flight. You can get to anywhere in the world from Modesto.

Airline Schedules Modesto to SFO Depart at 5:45 a.m. Depart at 11:33 p.m. Depart at 3:35 p.m. Depart at 5:58 p.m. SFO to Modesto Depart at 10:35 a.m. Depart at 2;24 p.m. Depart at 4:47 p.m. Depart at 9:20 p.m. These flight times vary a bit daily www.ual.com for detailed flight info. MAX to Amtrak From 6 am to 7:45 daily, you can get to and from the Amtrak Station from Downtown Modesto. Hopefully when we get high speed rail, the station will be downtown. But in the meantime, buses leave 1â „2 hourly on the :15 and the :45 For detailed schedule info: www. modestoareaexpress.com or 521-1274 Dial A Ride If you need assistance with transportation and have special needs or are ADA handicapped or over 65, Dial A Ride is there for $2.25 Call before 5:00 pm the day before you need the service. 800-262-1516.


Buddy’s Pub by Kate Serpa

(209)521-6329 | 825 W Roseburg Ave. Modesto, CA 95350 www.appetez.com/buddys

I hadn’t heard about Buddy’s until recently when a friend of mine told me about a bar with a great tap selection and a lax rule on throwing peanut shells on the ground. My initial thought was: in Modesto? I haven’t heard of such a place. I’m a bit on the arrogant side in which I assume I know every bar within Modesto limits, so a new place called Buddy’s was news to me. However, lo and behold, ModestoView readers, Roseburg Square had been hiding a gem of a bar that truly lives up to its name. Buddy’s is not only delivering an excellent bar and restaurant combo punch, it’s also a place which is totally geared toward making patrons feel as though they are a buddy of Buddy’s.

attending the nursing program at Delta (here’s where I will spare you a bad pun about how she’s a pro at nursing both patients and bar patrons back into good spirits) and cites Vierra’s as a local favorite. When asked what her alcohol preference is, she can’t seem to decide, listing off wheat beer and dessert wine, but then begins to name a variety. She states she loves creating and trying new drinks and mixing fun flavors both alcoholic (twisted cherry coke) and non (watermelon ice tea).

Buddy’s is named for owner Tom Arnold’s young son and is fully representative of the establishment. Buddy’s is only a year old and was created by Arnold as a casual alternative to Appetez (which is directly next door and shares the same building, and kitchen). Buddy’s isn’t simply a bar, by the way, but also a family-friendly restaurant that dishes out bbq (and from Jacquie says, a mean pulled-pork sandwich) from its enormous outside grill. Buddy’s has a full bar and 12 beers on tap, hosting three or four new varieties a Adorable Jacquie Broussard month. Buddy’s is currently the has been shaking up her signaonly establishment in town to ture spiked teas behind Buddy’s have Wild Blueberry Wheat Ale, bar for five months. Previously which is surprisingly un-ciderin coffee, she is now bringy and worth heading out now ing her fantastic mixing skills (yes,right now) to try. It should behind the bar. She is currently

be noted that Buddy’s also has a surprisingly extensive wine list and always has a featured monthly bottle. Jacquie states that Buddy’s mission statement is that everyone who walks in the door to feel immediately as though they belong. Jacquie also states that because Buddy’s is locally owned and operated that it is Buddy’s job to build their business into the community and make it the best in can possibly be. In my opinion the aspects that set Buddy’s apart are the details. You may be unaware, but Buddy’s offers something really fantastic called the ‘Buddy Locker.’ This ingenious system is aimed at the shot-taking crowd (which yours truly has ceased to be a member of since that throwingup-on-the-dance-floor-becauseof-tequila night…which we shall never speak of), which if you are a member of, should considering taking full advantage of. Here’s how the Buddy Locker works: you purchase a bottle of your favorite poison at retail price at Buddy’s who will then store your bottle in one of its behindthe-bar lockers. Your bottle will be eagerly awaiting your return and you can then pour out shots at your convenience at $1 a go. This is an excellent set-up for birthdays, impending heartbreak, and frequent customers. Speaking of frequent customers, Buddy’s has yet another ingenious system called…wait for it…the Buddy System. This

system is specifically geared toward regular patrons/buddies. Here’s how it works: you are issued a card with which you are able to accumulate points, and these points accumulate perks, and who doesn’t love perks? Perks include happy hour prices at any given time, or having your name engraved on any number of the wall-mounted tankards ready for your disposal any time you’re at Buddy’s. I’d say you’d have to be a pretty mean and miserable person not to get a tad excited about either one of Buddy’s systems. And if you are that mean and miserable, do us all a favor and don’t come to Buddy’s; you’ll ruin the fun vibe. How would Jacquie sum up Buddy’s? It’s about family, creating fun moments, and finding new buddies, three things that I believe would be easy to access given the great vibe Buddy’s projects. Come for the pulled pork sandwiches and fantastic bar, come back for the awesome vibe, great staff, and lax rules on peanut-shell throwing.

Jaquie’s Southern Spiked Tea

Here’s what you need: -1/2 oz. Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey -4 oz. Lemonade -4 oz. Ice Tea -1 oz. Tuaca Here’s what you do: -Throw all the ingredients in a shaker. Well, don’t actually throw them in. You know what I mean. -Shake and pour into a tall lemon-garnished glass filled with ice. -Enjoy!




Old Mill Cafe

by Dana Johnson

Modesto’s Oldest Restaurant, 87 Years Later Still Cooking Strong! Restaurants come and go, but with 87 years in business The Old Mill Café has more than withstood the test of time. It is as solid as Modesto’s Arch at age 99! Since 1924 The Old Mill Café has been cooking up breakfast and lunch favorites through the depression, floods, trains, and even relocating due to eminent domain in 1990. Karen Sales has owned The Old Mill time Joe was washing the dishes Café for the past 21 years and been and cooked from then on. Chef Joe has been married for an impressive in the restaurant business for over 40 years, 2 children, and 6 grand30 years. She shared with me the kids. When Chef Joe is not in the sadness of the original restaurant restaurant he said he could be found being torn down in order to build the working on his 1956 Ford F-100 that Kansas/Needham railroad overpass, he’s rebuilding from nothing. Chef Joe has never traveled to Mexico but he but is still thrilled she decided to rehas high hopes vacation there via a build and continue the history of this motor home landmark resto take in taurant. Karen the sights. He loves told me how chicken fried unique the steak and original was, eggs with including feelcoffee. I ing of the train asked how thundering he likes his cofby being just fee and he 15 feet from answered “Hot!” I smiled thinking old the building. Karen is married with 5 school still rules! children and 14 grandkids and loves Karen and Chef Joe both have fond when the family pops in and out! In her rare spare time she likes to travel memories at both locations but they to coast to listen to the waves. Karen both will neverforget the flood of 1978. They showed me a photograph does a little bit of everything in the of some functions of mighty high the restauflood waters rant, but the that manbest part for aged to get her are the inside the customers. restaurant Whether it’s and create an underwith her reguwater street lars or new scene. Luckcomers, that’s ily the Dutch where her passion lies. Her best heritage décor was spared especially memories include listening to fasciwhen many of the paintings and deconating stories and even a surprise rations were gifts from customers. The birthday celebration for her with cake Old Mill Café also displays windmills and presents! A truly family friendly inside and out that symbolize the establishment! Dutch heritage stemming from the Joe Alfaro, head chef, at the content age of 61 has been working at The Old Mill Café for the past 18 years. Chef Joe learned to cook back in 1969 at Denny’s during one unlikely graveyard shift! The scheduled chef didn’t show up for his shift and the manager asked Joe to fill in. At the 

original owners. Karen feels it’s just too charming to change.

Beatles or Stones? Chef Joe said Beatles as he remembers growing up with them and watching them on the Ed Sullivan Show. For Karen the Beatles just stick out more in her mind. Me, I just can’t get no satisfaction!

From the renowned biscuits and gravy, hand-scooped milkshakes, to the prime rib omelet, YES I said Dana~Licious prime rib omelet! Chef Joe says if they have the ingredients, he will make anything even if it’s not on the menu! Thanks Joe! They also serve only fresh fruit, not canned. Don’t miss out on the pie case either! Fruit pies, cheesecake, and bread pudding, oh yeah! Chef Joe also has his specialty south of the border chili verde omelet made from scratch like everything on the menu! If you are anything like me you will also be torn between the NY strip and the T-bone steak to go with your eggs! So come dine at The Old Mill Café and soak up some genuine Modesto history while receiving efficient friendly service and fill up on some tasty food! See more vintage Old Mill pics at www.modestoview.com

The Old Mill Café 600 9th Street Modesto, CA 95354-3423 (209) 524-0451 Open 7 days a week 5am to 2pm

Old Mill Recipe Biscuits

2 Cups of flour 1 teaspoon Sugar 1 tablespoon Baking Powder 1 Teaspoon Salt 8 Tablespoons Butter 3/4 Cup Milk In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together. Cut butter into mixture until it begins to hook like corn meal. The roll out dough and cut into medium biscuits. Bake 12 min. or until brown.

Dana Johnson food/dining expert Modesto View See me onFOX40 every 3rd Mon. @ 9:45am for culinary segment FB: Dana’s Family Kitchen danasfamilykitchen.com askDana@live.com eHow: Dana Johnson

Country Gravy

Start with 3 pounds of Sasuage About 1 cup of Shorting 2 table spoons of Black Pepper Pinch of Salt 4 cups of Flour 1 gallon Milk Cook sausage well then add your flour to make a rue. Cook until flour starts to turn brown. Then add milk and cook over medium heat to thicken.


by Abbey Murphy I love this time of year. I love it when it gets cold and starts to rain. I am a fall girl. It is still fun water polo season and the homework is really hard but there is so much fun to think about. Fall food is so good too. The oatmeal, the chocolate chip cookies and soup. It is Halloween time and it is always good to find the awesome costume. Thrift shops are the place to start and I hit the Hope Chest on McHenry. There are cool jackets, dresses, vintage shoes and a ton of costume jewelry. You should be able to get the whole thing for less than $20! You still need to go to the Halloween stores to get the blood, the fangs, the wigs, and the extras. If you are looking for the real costume, you need to check out Daydreams and Nightmares over on Carpenter Rd. You can rent the amazing professional costumer there. For the spiderwebs, the fog juice, the blood, and the stobe lights and stuff, the seasonal Spirit Stores are good Two Spirit stores are 2401 MCHENRY AVE and 2045 W BRIGGSMORE AVE See more about Daydreams on page 16

Peace Essay

In September we had the Social Justice Conference and one of our key subjects was bullying. This is something that has to stop and we have to treat each other with respect. We have to realize that we are all different and we all home something positive to offer. I would encourage my fellow students to be a part of the 25th Peace Essay contest this year. Essays are due November 18. This is something special and there are awards. You can get the application at http://www.peacelifecenter.org/PeaceEssay.html Mail your essays to: 2012 Peace Essay ContestModesto Peace/Life Center P.O. Box 134 Modesto, CA 95353-0134 It is nice to take a break from the studies and kick back and listen to music and enjoy some really good mocha and snacks. The Queen Bean is the most chill place to hang. Here are a couple of Queen Bean Shows you can check out. October 1 · 8:00pm - Make A Scene, Sincerely Me, Makeshift Spaceship October 15 · 8:30pm - The Pollinators And More TBA October 22 · 7:00pm - The Early Light, And More TBA Sunday nights, there is an open mic night, so get a song ready and go.

Make sure you order drinks and food so they will keep the music coming for all ages! Get out and try our all ages places and send me tips if you have good ideas. info@modestoview.com

Welcome readers, this month to many is an important month to reflect on this years MAMAS Awards. DJs, Rap Artists,Venues, Promoters & Clubs alike are all gearing up for the winner take all . I am here to reflect on last year’s winners of best Urban & best DJs. DJ Chopstiqs. A Performance Dj of Central Valley National Recording Group MOONSHINE BANDITS under Suburban Noize Records. He is also the founder of WETRYTOMIXXYouth DJ Clinic and Wetrytofeed which is mainly focused on feeding the lessfortunate. Member of Kolony DJ’s and Phonostarrs Turntablist Crew.

The Artist TL- Since you won last years award, how do you feel about the DJ section @ the MAMAs.

Vote today for your favorite Urban artist and keep this community up on the new music.

www.modestoview.com/mama

DJ Chopstiqs- Since I won last year, the DJ section for the MAMA’s is still the same. What I see a lot of are DJ’s that are coming up and some are still intheir bedrooms practicing and hopefully show this town what kind of DJ Community we have. Everyone can be a headliner, you just have to work more than you want to. TL- At which moment in your life did you begin your path on the ones and twos?(DJ-ing) DJ Chopstiqs- I started DJing at the age of 10. But I’ve always had the passion for collecting VINYL Albums, 12inch, 7inch even 78’s(78rpm) TL- To give the fans a dose of your new work. what recent projects are you inclined with? DJ Chopstiqs- I am working on a Mixtape project as we speak. It is titled “Life in a Mason Jar” and will be out in October of this year. It is not your average mixtape. It involves a whole lot of influences including country and rock mashed and meshed with hip hop beats. Stay tuned. In addition Clone was last years Best Urban, surprising even himself with the win. Clone was not available for comment. This go around is full of new and already established artists. There is so much talent in the 209. We will see who takes the crown. Here is the 2011 Urban line upLuna J, Deffine, Livin Proof,Dev, Fiesta Boyz , Jucalini, Cali Nativez, Kolor Blind Souljas, Skinny Fat Kids, Purp Reynolds. 


The MAMA’s Are Coming!

The 2011 Modesto Area Music Awards will take over Modesto on October 13!

This year, the MAMAs go retro lounge as we move our event to the Doubletree Grand Ballroom and Lobby. Over 10 live performances, 17 awards including 2 new categories this year, Rockabilly and Rockshow Promoter with a special most requested return of Poetry Master and serious MJC Professor Sam Pierstorff. (See Interview on Page 12) In 2000, crammed into Club Maxx at the Doubletree, the MAMAs became a showcase for the best local talent in all kinds of music from metal, to acoustic, jazz to blues and hip hop to House DJ. Amazing performances over the years have come from Good Luck Thrift Store, Flying Blind, UVR, Megan Slankard, DAM, Moonshine Bandits, Devante, Puffin Billies and so many more. More incredible performances and surprises are sure to happen this year. The 2011 MAMAs will honor and recognize the amazing Ernie Bucio with an Annual Ernie Bucio Music Scholarship to support music in our schools and community. Our entire community works together to make the MAMAs happen and thanks in advance to all the people that donate their time and facilities to make the MAMA Awards one of the best nights of the year. This MAMA show has been made possible by the Modesto Doubletree Hotel, Chris Ricci Presents, Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and ModestoView, ATV Video and Event Pros Sound. Thanks to all of the local radio stations and promoters for spreading the word. The People vote. Musicians, artists, singers, promoters and music fans, check out www.modestoview.com and vote until Oct 11 at Midnight. You are the voice, you are the vote and you pick the winners! Vote right now. 10


9. Jian Salcedo 10. Shaylin Nicole

4. Disturbing the Peace 5. Hari Kari 6. MCW Trio NEW CATEGORY – 2011 MAMA 7. Z Strain 2011 MAMA Best Rock Best Rockabilly/Psychobilly 8. Emmerson Biggins 2010 Winner DAM 1. The Refuzniks (Last year 9. Neil Beuttner & Matt Har1. Tragic Culture winner in P3) rington 2. Saucy Cocktail 2. The Pendletons 10. AquaNett 3 .Matty Comer and the Experience 3. Drift Alley Lobos 4. Broken Trojan 4. Rockin Rick and the Rhythm 2011 MAMA – Best Blues Jazz 5. Monkey Knife Fight Wranglers 2010 Winner – Rhythm Deluxe 6. Dazeafter 5. Little Jessie and the Pussy 1. Eric Benson& the Ultra 7. Princess Die Hounds Lounge 8. Levee 6. Moonshine 2. Blues Box Bayou Band 9. Ambush 7. Gear Box 3. Mary Elizebeth Boutte 10. EXP 8. Fat City Jokers 4. Creole Jazz Kings 9. Patti James and the Night 5. Jazzoni w Penny White 2011 MAMA Pop Rock Crawlers 6. Martin Martinez Quartet 2010 Winner - Refuzeniks 7. Pinkie & the Blind Resis1, Moon Trent 2011 MAMA Best Metal Rock tance 2. We The Same 2010 Winner: Through the Ashes 8. Valley Rhythm Section 3. Nidiet 1. Nothing But Losers 9. Red Dog Ash 4. B-Side Saints 2. Warpath Assassins 10.Gloria Scott Band 5. Irie Tide 3. California Medication 6. Josh Rosenblum Band 4. Cursed 2011 MAMA Best Urban 7. American Made Outlaws 5. Forever Obscured 2010 Winner: Clone 8. Braata 6. This Times Brutal 1. Luna J 9. Feel Good Fall 7. Mneumonik 2. Deffine 10. True Mad North 8. Bombs Over Head 3. Livin Proof 9. Aimaora 4. Dev 2011 MAMA Best ALT - INDIE 10. Blackwoods 5. Fiesta Boyz 2010 Winner: French Cassettes 6. Jucalini 1. The Panduhs 2011 BEST AMERICANA 7. Cali Nativez 2. Filbert 2010 Winner- Oglee Moglee 8. Kolor blind Souljas 3. Alto Blues Band 9. Skinny Fat Kids 4. Soda 1. Adam Bishop & Valley Transit 10. Purp Reynolds 5. City Psychology Authority 6. Kid Mud 2. House of Orange 2011 Best HOUSE DJ 7. Dandelion Massacre 3. Greg Scudder and the Beer 30 2010 Winner- The Problem 8. The Gambler and the Thief 4. Brett Dennen 1. DJPanduh 9. Myosin 5. Marirose and the Gypsies 2. DJGlen Hammarstrom 10. Merry Nothings 6. Nathan Dennen 3. DJTeddy C 7. Walnut Road 4. DJDade 2011 MAMA Best Acoustic 8. The Wrong Doers 5. DJ ZYA 2010 Winner: Reggie Ginn 9. Fog Valley Drifters 6. DJDaniel Mendez 1. Willy Tea Taylor 10. Southern Bend 7. DJLiquid 2. Chris Doud 8. Kayleigh Nicole 3. Micol Cazzell 2011 MAMA Best Blue Collar 9. Nick G 4. Roy Dean Category 10. DJ Sergio Solis 5. Scott Bartenhagen 2010 Winner - Strangebrew 6. Joe Baretta 1. Slackenloader Best URBAN DJ 7. Brandon Sutton 2. Knucklehedz 2010 Winner – DJ Chopstiques 8. Sandra Delores 3. All American Brothers & Sisters 1. DJ 9T9

2. Recess 3. DJTease 4. DJSecret 5. DJTopek 6. DJ Tru Spokez 7. DJPhlim 8. DJSteve Dtrix 9, DJOgre 10. DJ O 2011 MAMA Best Venue 2010 Winner – Fat Cat Music House 1. Copper Rhino 2. Fat Cat 3. Nino’s 4. Gallo Center 5. State Theatre 6. Palladium 7. Speakeasy 8. Other Place 9. T’s Cocktails 10. O’Malley’s Bar 11. Shooters / Clarion 12. Cow Track 13. Nashville West 14. Spinnakers 15. Whitmore Mansion 2011 MAMA Best Restaurant CafĂŠ/ Music 2010 Winner – Clayton’s / Jax 1. Tresetti’s 2. Camp 4 3. Barkin’ Dog 4. Deva 5. Galletto Ristorante 6. P.Wexfords 7. Boardroom 8. Vito’s 9. Roasters 10. Queen Bean 11. Material Grill 12. Grizzly Rock 13. Bacchus 14. Hero’s 2011 MAMA Best Comedy 2010 Winner – Jay Smith 1. Ryan “Leftyâ€? Anderson 2. Anthony K 3. ElRoberto 4. Johnny Creol

5. Kevin Albritton 6. Rick James 7. Chris Teicheira 8. Allison Beltrani 9. Eric Vikjord 20.Eric Von Kauffman

2. Royce Johnston-Bernal Ryee~ Rip your Ears Entertainment 3. Northern California Plastics 4. Matty Comer ~ the Rock Society 5. Jennifer Allsup ~Sweet Pea Picker Productions 6. Mike Vanek~ 209 Productions 7. Jill Ferris Presents 8. Reg Evens – Central Valley Music Group 9. Middagh Goodwin – Beat Happy Music 10. Hari Kari Presents6. Jucalini 7. Cali Nativez 8. Kolor blind Souljas 9. Skinny Fat Kids 10. Purp Reynolds

2011 Best Large Event 2010 Winner – X Fest 1. Modesto Blues Fest 2. Oakdale Chocolate Festival 3. American Graffiti Car Show 4. Picnic at the Pops 5. X Fest 6. Oktoberfest 7. Sierra View Music Fest 8. Riverbank Wine & Cheese 9. KAT Listener Appreciation 10. ModStock 2011 Best Small event/ Series 2010 Winner – P Wexfords St. Patricks 1. Blue Monday Jam 2. B92.9 Acoustic Christmas 3. Groovefest 4. P Wexford’s St Patricks Day 5. Luckyfest 6. Sundays at CBS 7. Off the Air 8. Tresetti’s Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras 9. Weekend Issue Copper Rhino 10. Global Music Series 11. The Ballads 2011 Dance Club Promoter 2010 Winner- Pure 209 1. Valley Fresco 2. Conseeded 3. Sweat Entertainment 4. Flyboys 5. Pure 209 6. Random Nights 7. Talk of the Town 8. Universal 9. Daniel Mendez 10. Wagner Entertainment

2011 Best HOUSE DJ 2010 Winner- The Problem 1. DJPanduh 2. DJGlen Hammarstrom 3. DJTeddy C 4. DJDade 5. DJ ZYA 6. DJDaniel Mendez 7. DJLiquid 8. Kayleigh Nicole 9. Nick G 10. DJ Sergio Solis Best URBAN DJ 2010 Winner – DJ Chopstiques 1. DJ 9T9 2. Recess 3. DJTease 4. DJSecret 5. DJTopek 6. DJ Tru Spokez 7. DJPhlim 8. DJSteve Dtrix 9, DJOgre 10. DJ O

2011 MAMA Best Venue 2010 Winner – Fat Cat Music House 1. Copper Rhino NEW CATEGORY- Rock 2. Fat Cat Promoters 3. Nino’s 1. Amy Strong~ Strong Entertain- 4. Gallo Center ment 5. State Theatre

6. Palladium 7. Speakeasy 8. Other Place 9. T’s Cocktails 10. O’Malley’s Bar 11. Shooters / Clarion 12. Cow Track 13. Nashville West 14. Spinnakers 15. Whitmore Mansion

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2011 MAMA Best Restaurant CafÊ/ Music 2010 Winner – Clayton’s / Jax 1. Tresetti’s 2. Camp 4 3. Barkin’ Dog 4. Deva 5. Galletto Ristorante 6. P.Wexfords 7. Boardroom 8. Vito’s 9. Roasters 10. Queen Bean 11. Material Grill 12. Grizzly Rock 13. Bacchus 14. Hero’s

2011 Dance Club Promoter 2010 Winner- Pure 209 1. Valley Fresco 2. Conseeded 3. Sweat Entertainment 4. Flyboys 5. Pure 209 6. Random Nights 7. Talk of the Town 8. Universal 9. Daniel Mendez 10. Wagner Entertainment

2011 MAMA Best Comedy 2010 Winner – Jay Smith 1. Ryan “Lefty� Anderson 2. Anthony K 3. ElRoberto 4. Johnny Creol 5. Kevin Albritton 6. Rick James 7. Chris Teicheira 8. Allison Beltrani 9. Eric Vikjord 20.Eric Von Kauffman 2011 Best Large Event 2010 Winner – X Fest 1. Modesto Blues Fest 2. Oakdale Chocolate Festival 3. American Graffiti Car Show 4. Picnic at the Pops 5. X Fest 6. Oktoberfest 7. Sierra View Music Fest 8. Riverbank Wine & Cheese 9. KAT Listener Appreciation 10. ModStock

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What things inspire you the most?

Sam Pierstorff by: Chris Murphy

Words are so very powerful. They can hurt, they can heal, they can demean and they can elevate. I am in awe of people that can pull the depths of emotion up with simple words and phrases. I can easily get lost in the literary imagery of what I read, but sadly I have a short attention span and so things I love the most are works like Old Man and the Sea by Hemmingway, shorts stories, run-on stuff like Kerouac, and satirical and surgical Hunter Thompson and Poetry. I cried when the Memorial Hospital Tour opened because of the powerful words of local teacher and poet Sam Pierstorff. His words are magical and this year he takes the helm of the 12th Annual MAMA Awards where his words meet music and celebrate the rhythm of Modesto in many ways. Let’s meet Sam.

How did Sam Pierstorff come to be? I was born in 1975 to a Syrian/Muslim mother and an American/ military father from Kentucky. Let’s face it: their divorce was imminent. I spent the next few years of my life living with one older brother, a tough-asnails mother, and a parakeet named Tiki in Orange County, California. After moving to five homes in four cities over the next ten years, Ifinally went off to college in Long Beach where my life really began. I got hooked on a drug called “poetry” and spent the next few years studying, reading, writing, and falling in love with language. Eventually, I received my Master of Fine Arts degree, moved to Modesto to begin teaching at Modesto Junior College, and soon was honored as the city’s Poet Laureate, which made me the youngest ever appointed in the state. Though no longer the city’s official poet, I still host SLaM on RyE,Modesto’s monthly poetry slam; The ILL List, which I coorganize with Greg Edwards; and I run a small press, Quercus Review Press, through the college’s English department where we have recently embarked on our most ambitious poetry project to date: More Than Soil, MoreThan Sky: The Modesto Poets, a 252page anthology that includes 51 Modesto poets and portraits of each by Doug Holcomb. It an amazing book that will be released on October 22nd (Amazon.com).

What is your favorite word? If I actually did have a favorite word, I would probably have stopped writing years ago. I would just say that word over and over. For me, I think it’s the combination of words that makes them sing, and finding those playful combinations is the fun of writing, like “coal” and “train,” for example. Pretty bland words in isolation, but listen to what Michael Stillman does in his poem, “In Memoriam John Coltrane.” He writes, “listen to / these cars carry coal, listen / to the coal train roll.” Now we’re groovin’. Hear the alliteration of those consonant C sounds like the crunch of box cars connecting on the tracks, and of course, the play on “coal train” and “Coltrane.” Love it. It’s not the individual words that matter. It’s how we use them that makes all the difference.

What literature inspired you as a kid? I didn’t read much as a kid. Ironic, I know. Other than some Encyclopedia Brown books, it wasn’t until college when I discovered Charles Bukowski that I began to learn about “voice,” and more importantly, that I had one too. Prior to that, as a kid, I was always outside skateboarding. Books were what I used to stiffen a wobbly launch ramp.

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What if I told you I didn’t believe in inspiration? I think at best this concept is a myth for writers; at worst it’s an excuse that writers use to not write. I believe in perspiration, however. Whether you’re an artist, musician, or poet — the good ones do the work every day or damn near, and some days are better than others, but if we wait for inspiration to strike, we are waiting way too long between poems. If you’re asking me what topics I choose to write about, then that’s easier: family, kids, teachers, students, hookers, the girls with the missing door on her 1984 Toyota Corolla (working on that poem now). I write what I see, so I am always watching with eyes wide open. There is so much out there worth elevating to a poem, but people miss the good stuffbecause they’re looking at the obvious: sunsets, waterfalls, almond blossoms. Not me. Those things are already beautiful and don’t need a poem to capture their beauty. I like the gum wads on the sidewalk, or the baby with an eye patch, or that large red-headed girl driving down Briggsmore with no car door. Doesn’t she deserve a poem more?

When did you realize that you had and felt the rhythm of language? When I was in high school, my senior-year English teacher asked me to read a short poem out loud about my parent’s divorce— something about hiding under their bed before it wasn’t their bed anymore. Halfway through, I broke down in class, sobbing, completely ambushed by my own poem (as poet LillianVallee would say). My teacher knelt down and whispered, “You’re a writer, Sam.” She didn’t try to console me. I had shared something real and powerful and it helped me as much as it helped others in the class, and that’s when I knew I had to keep writing—to help myself and to help others. Not sure if there was rhythm in that early poem, but my heart was certainly beating like a heavy metal drum solo, and I needed to write things down to steady the pace of myheart before it burst.

What is it about teaching that you love so much? I like staying as young as possible. Students are good for that. They introduce me to new language and music and trends that I don’t normally subscribe to (and still wouldn’t, but it’s nice to be in the loop). And of course, there’s always the student whose life path changes before your very eyes. He comes to community college after a stint in Iraq or in prison (true story) and heads off two years later to Berkeley to pursue a degree in English because my poetry or English 101 class inspired him. When that light bulb goes on in a student’s mind and you know you had a small hand in shaping the life of a fellow human being, that’s as good as it gets for anyone.

What do you think the effect of Texting and Twitter has had on modern conversation? I think brevity is essential in poetry, so I am all for short, precise communication, but texting has become such a problem in classes. Students can’t disconnect. It’s an addiction. Young people today (and I know that phrase makes me sound like your grandpa) can’t live in the moment, can’t be at peace without the intrusion of the outside world. Everything becomes so urgent because their iPhone is vibrating. There’s no peace, no patience. And with essay writing, there’s no development, no thoughtful, sustained argumentation. Texting and Twitter have created a world where depth and detail become irrelevant or rarely required. Most of what people know these days comes from bumper stickers and headlines. No one bothers to get the full story anymore.

How do you like Modesto? Modesto is slowly becoming awesome. You may be walking down-


town, take a few wrong turns, and awesome may be the last thing on your mind, but you can also spend Friday night eating pizza at Concetta’s, and then have drinks at Tresetti’s with dear friends, and end up dancing at the Tiki, because why the hell not? Or you might pop over to an Off The Air show or a poetry slam or an open mic at the Queen Bean. You can do all that and love this town. Or you can skip it and complain about how much we suck. But here’s my theory: if your life sucks in Modesto, it will suck everywhere you go—because the fact is, you probably suck. A city doesn’t make a man cool. A man brings cool to the city. I try to bring cool things here (i.e. poetry slams) and so does Greg Edwards (i.e. Off The Air) and Chris Ricci (i.e. X-Fest) and Chris Murphy (i.e. MAMAs!) and so do many, many others. So Modesto is great. It really is. But a person has to believe that first. Then the city will reveal itself to him or her—one cool new thing at a time.

You wrote an amazing poem for the opening of Memorial Hospital. How do you take something like a hospital opening and make it so personal? I write poems one line at a time. I never pre-plan them. I just write a first line that leads to a second, and a third and so on. The poem naturally takes its turns, and Ifollow where the poem wants to go. It sounds silly, but that’s the truth. So as I recall writing that hospital poem, I remembered those big cranes that built the North Tower and my toddler’s reaction to them every time we drovepast. And that’s where I began the poem, and the rest just wrote itself. I know that poem is on a plaque inside the hospital somewhere because people tell me they’ve seen it, but I haven’t been sick enough to be admitted long enough to see it myself. I think I am gonna wait to reread that poem.

Your book, Growing Up In Someone Else’s Shoes, was amazing? Were there any stories that meant the most to you? The title poem, “Growing Up In Someone Else’s Shoes,” may mean the most to me. It was a poem derived from a picture of me and my brother in thrift store clothes under a tree. We looked very dorky. I was stiff with anger and my brother was all smiles. It was a sad photo actually because I knew how angry I was as a kid growing up poor in a broken home, but my mom tried always to make us feel special. God bless her. I literally grew up in someone else’s shoes, and I still feel like that insecure kid sometimes. Second to that short poem, I have a few pieces about my own children. When you’re a dad, your kids mean everything to you, so any poems about my sons or daughter mean a great deal to me.

When did you first get involved with Poetry Slam? I used to slam in Huntington Beach and Long Beach while in college (late 90s). I never tried to make a team or tour nationally. I just signed up for every slam open mic in the area. It was a blast. And it was always a great place to take a first date. So I did that for a while, and then when I came to Modesto, I wanted to bring that poetic energy with me, so I started the monthly slams at the Prospect Theater. We’ve been there with a full house on the 3rd Wednesday of every month for ten years now!

The Ill List is one of the most respected Poetry Slams in the USA. What makes it so special? There is no underestimating the power and energy and enthusiasm of our great Modesto audience. They cheer so loud that poets all over the country can hear them. Poets call, and email, and message me all the time for a chance to compete here. We offer a healthy prize: $1500, and Greg Edwards and I go the extra mile

in terms of hospitality, hotel, food, etc. We always keep the line-up fresh, highly prestigious, and very competitive. And of course, seeing Greg in a bra and mini-skirt may have something to do with our glowing national reputation.

What do you think about Modesto’s place in the history of American Graffiti? I wish, like a lot of Modestans, that good ‘ol George Lucas would come through and publicly anoint this town with his light saber so the whole world knew the story of American Graffiti, but alas, that may never happen. So we definitely have to keep up with our amazing car shows and Graffiti summers to relive the lore of the 50s. I am happy to see the effort being made to establish Modesto’s American Graffiti history. I am all for it. I do, however, get insanely jealous when I see all the beautiful classic cars come through in the summer while my ‘71 Chevy rots in my driveway. Someone please restore my truck!

Do you think that retro and the modern world can co-exist? Totally. That’s the perfect blend these days in fashion, in entertainment, in life. Vintage is chic. my 9-year-old kid loves watching Star Wars at the very retro State Theater. Both the movie and the theater are way older than he is, but great things never die. That’s retro. It keeps coming back because it’s so damn cool.

Describe your perfect Modesto day. That day is coming on October 22nd, 2011. It’s the day when the Modesto Poets anthology comes out on Amazon. It will be the day that everyone buys the book online and our sales rank climbs to #1 and the NY Times Book Review calls for an interview, and our town’s national reputation surges out of the dungeon of murder, meth, and auto theft, and into the light of literature.

If you had unlimited funds, what event or thing would you do to make Modesto an even more creative place? I think Modesto needs a literary/book festival: A weekend of major authors from all genres doing readings, workshops, lectures. We have had a few great authors come through the college, one by one (i.e. Kay Ryan, David Sedaris, Frank Rich, Maya Angelou, et al.) But what if we had all of them at once for a whole weekend and we could workshop with them, listen to their stories, and draw inspiration from some of the country’s most renowned writers? We could start quite a revolution here . . . with the pen, not the sword.

The most important question of all…Beatles or Stones… Why?

Gotta go with the Beatles. Mick Jagger always creeps me out in those pants that are so tight it 13 makes his lips inflate to twice their size.


once again. Their official reunion show is scheduled outside the What’s up Modesto? This my State Theater on October 1st. If in regard to work. This freelance friends is the most special tickets are available, make a point writing gig I do is great, but a bit of piece that I have ever had to be there. This is a return of the stability might be nice. Time the chance to write for any most awesome era in Modesto will tell. Modesto publication. I’m not music history. Enjoy it. Follow their sure if you know a whole heck I do know that I will fight like hell comeback at http://tinyurl.com/flyof a lot about me, but my story to give Modesto the voice that it ingblind209. is long and strange and it is deserves. I know for sure that I will Beer and wine fans will want to finally coming full-circle. I’m only eat at local restaurants and get out to John Thurmond Field finally coming home. that I will try to attend and promote on October 7th to experience the as many events as I can afford to For the last couple of years, I sheer joy of drinking gallons of get myself into. have lived in Redding while still beer and wine, playing midways maintaining a foot in the door in My first month back will be event- games, dancing to live tunes and Modesto. I came to Redding to ful. October promises some awe- eating German Brats the size of recover from a liver transplant some events. American pick-up trucks. This and a bout with Cancer. That event guarantees some of the best The biggest and most important chapter is closed. I am healthier in my opinion is the return of the drunk people-watching all year than I was before. I feel good. long. Have fun but be responsible. band Flying Blind. These guys Life is interesting. I have had were a force to be reckoned with As always, be good humans. many good things happen and I in the 90’s and they have gone If you survive the Octoberfest, have made every mistake human- through some wild ups and down make your way to the Healthy ly possible. I have kicked my own over the years. Like any true Aging and Prevention Summit on butt a billion times. I really am fighter, they are picking themOctober 14th at Modesto Centre not sure what I will do in Modesto selves up and taking to the ring Plaza. This event will offer healthy by Ruben J. Porras

living tips to seniors ages 50 and up and is free of charge. You can’t beat that with a long bratwurst. If you want to laugh, check out Howie Mandel live at The Gallo Center on October 21st. I caught him live years ago and really enjoyed his schtick. The guy is a wee bit nuts and I’m sure that is exactly why he succeeds in all that he does. Shave your head for this event. If you are too broke to see Howie, make your way to the St. Clair Theater on Seventh Street every Saturday night for live comedy. Get more details at http://tinyurl.com/stclair209. This is the beginning of a great new chapter in my life. My two amazing little girls, Lauren Taylor and Grace Rose live in Riverbank. Daddy is coming home. Damn that feels sweet to write. Thanks for everything Modesto. I appreciate you! Let’s make our farm town special! Teamwork is the key!

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Is it your Daydream or Nightmare?

by Shasta Boss October falls into the heart of Autumn with beautiful colors and falling leaves. It also holds cheerful times like Oktoberfest with the yummy beer and my favorite holiday of them all, Halloween and not just for the candy. Dressing up for a journey of fun creates amazing memories for all ages. Halloween holds the magic to transform yourself into a frightening creature or a glittery glamor queen or anything in between.

Exploring around the neighborhood I found the perfect local hot spot for finding all your Halloween needs, Daydreams and Nightmares (1408 Carpenter Rd). This place is “the one stop costume stop” yet they specialize in items for all holidays not just Halloween. The owner of Daydreams and Nightmares, Dana, is always around the store and willing to go the extra mile to help you find or create exactly what you are looking for. Yes, they will custom create costumes for you and transform simple products into your dream ensemble. Mostly everything they carry on the floor is for sale, they do have a back room that is filled with rentable costumes and accessories. They carry everything from Vampires, Pirates, Zoot suits, Gladiators, biblical, fairy tale, and all eras from Victorian to Graffiti inspired wardrobe. They also put entire ensembles together adding hats, shoes, gloves, ties, weapons, jewelry, wigs, headpieces, and more to make it complete. For the vampires who need their perfected K9 teeth sharp and fitted they will make a mold for your specific teeth and the adhesive is guaranteed to stick. They carry fun and scary props as well, like treasure boxes filled with gold coins and skull chandeliers. They specialize in teen and adult costumes and they carry plus size costumes that they can custom fit. They also love staying and working locally within our community. They supply the high schools and college with theatre makeup and mascot costumes. Daydreams and Nightmares have many costumes for all holidays not just Halloween, that is why they are open year around. They offer Santa suits, Grinch masks, Easter bunny costumes, Mardi Gras outfits, car costumes for the fourth of July or the Graffiti parade, and much more. They have just received a new shipment of quality made corsets and skirts too. 16

The employees, or should I also say Stylists and Makeup Artists, are very knowledgeable about all of the products that they carry. Personal crème kits are for those of you wanting to try your costume makeup yourself. For others wanting a professional make over, they offer full service Makeup Artists to create anything from “glitter to blood” or so Collin, a store associate, Makeup Artist and Wardrobe Designer, said it. So if your looking for the perfect quality made rental costume, custom made costume, or just want to go out casual with extreme makeup, then you must go visit Daydreams and Nightmares.

Thank you to Dana, the owner, Collin and Julie for all your help and letting us use the costume store forthis photo shoot. Models were Andrea Joyce (Ringmaster and Spider), CandaceMendes (Cinderella), and Annie Hollis (Saloon Girl). Photography by ChapmanMemories.com

ONE HOT M.A.M.A. by: Sam Pierstorff

I’m not in a band, but if I were, it’d be the greatest band in the world.

Then cancel. Because Downtown already Rocks!

We’d rock like limestone or quartz. We’d rock like the rocks that crashed through windows at the Modesto Bee—

Have you heard Modesto lately?

Get out your pellet guns, because we don’t need Black Crowes. Or like your grandma, in her rocking chair, We’ve got magpies, and Critters, Solar on the porch of sunset, we’d rock until we died. Powered People, and the best music isn’t on the radio. We’d jam so hard we’d get stuck It’s Off the Air. between your toes, and Deva’s Café would serve us up with Stop and listen to Kid Guitar on the street corner a side of toast slinging blues instead of oranges— because the best jams are homemade. his soul held out instead of his hand. We would kick so much ass even Rocky This is a town with volume. So turn up the bass would have no one left to fight. because the heart of our community is in its beats, And we’d break guitars like Jessica Simpson and Modesto’s musicians keep us alive. breaks hearts. Then we’d spit clichés like Nick Lachey And if I ever do start the greatest band so all the ladies in the world, would go Ahhhh (“Will you take what’s I’d start it right here. And all of you would be in it. left of me?” ) We’d leave the garage door wide open But to rock that hard, you need lots of leather so the police would have nothing to break down. and hairspray, And if they did show up, even them Boys in Blue so we’d rob Wal-Mart the way it would start to get all hyphy— robs its employees— because the music we make in Modesto and steal tube socks for naked photo ops, is too damn good to turn down. and call Chris Ricci to play Downtown Rocks.


What’s New with Jazz and Blues? by Eric Benson We have lost three of our great local musicians in the last couple of years, Jazz trumpeter Deck Hogin, master guitarist Carl Robinson and now Ernie Bucio. Ernie Bucio, Jazz and classical musician, bandleader and music educator, passed from a massive stroke in August. The outpouring of a standing room only musical memorial at MJC Auditorium on September 10th, 2011 showed the impact of what one man’s life can have on a community. It was inspiring to see the people whose lives he affected with his music, work ethic and tireless love of his craft. Hopefully he is transitioning into his “nest big gig” upstairs next to Gabriel and his golden horn holding down second chair. Our condolences go out to the family, and Ernie my man you will be missed. Long time band mate and tenor man Marti Martinez will do a piece on Ernie for Modesto View next month. On with the business at hand, the State Theatre continues to bring in some quality shows featuring a Flying Blind Reunion street party on Saturday October 1st. The State will have food and bar, and VIP lounge area, doors open 6:00 p.m.This will be a homecoming for one of the hottest working bands Modesto has known. If dining before the show, Vito’s Italian Ristorante offers a discount for those attending the State shows. Call the State (209) 527-4697 for the lowdown. Last event of the season for John Griswold’s Global Music Series will bring in two monster guitarists, Richard Smith & Franscesco Buzzurro to the Whitmore Mansion on

Oct. 8th. The duo merges the Jazz & modern influences of Richard and Classical and Flamenco to Franscesco’s playing. The Mansion is a nice outside venue with good sound, catered food and full bar with plenty of room to stroll around while enjoying the music. So give John a holler for more info at: (209) 491-7185, or http://www.eArtsnews.com. Vito’s Italian Ristorante at 918 13th Street continues on Saturday nights with Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, and Latin music with a showcase for vocalists from 8:30 to 11:30 with great food and full bar. There will also be an invitational late night jam for musicians getting off the gig. One of my favorite Jazz and Rhythm & Blues singer Gloria Scott will be holing down two Saturdays a month. If you have not heard of Gloria Scott, she is one of our best singers in the valley that used to sing with Sly & The Family Stone, and was produced by Barry White back in the day. Call (209) 5761851 for more info andhappy hour specials available. More music in the downtown with: Barkin’ Dog Grill has a Jazz Jam with David Dow on Thursdays, Friday Blues with John Black Presents. Camp 4 Wine Café Wednesdays with Scott Bartenhagen. Chef’s of New York singing great Cathy Canales on Saturdays. Galletto Ristorante Fridays, Saturdays with Natalia on the grandpiano & sultry vocals cocktail hours. The Boardroom in the downtown continues to support live music 4 nights a week with Tim Allen Tuesdays, Thursdays Neil Buetner and Matt Harrington, Friday’s dynamic

duo Johnny & Kelly, and Saturdays rotate with: MCW Band, Strange Brew, The Nines, & Public Domain. Dress code weekends so call so you don’t offend, (209) 409-8665 for details. Off the beaten path: the Clarion Hotel & Shooters on Sisk road have comedy Mondays, Salsa dance lessons Tuesdays, Wednesdays with the Creole Jazz Kings. Reg Evans & Central Valley Music group host an event. Everyone gets lei’d Music fest & car show on Oct. 8th, and Halloween Monster Mash Bash on Oct 29th. And the St. Claire Theatre on 7th Street featuring Saturday comedy shows in an intimate theatre environment with bar and food available. And for the teens and parents Brenda Franscais of Modesto Sound Studios is doing their fundraiser Sunday Oct. 30th, a spooky dance off from 5:00-9:00 p.m. with haunted house, costume contest and dancing. The Petersen Event Center is on 720 12th Street. My teens went to the last one and stayed all night. Questions or if interested in helping with the event contact Brenda: Brenda@modestosound.com. Sips Bistro and Wine shop also features Jazz and popular music in a casual setting Sunday afternoons from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. with food and wine tasting. Regulars on the music menu are: Jazzoni, Michele Richardson, and Dave Bagget. Come by for a sip or just a little nip. Call Diana for more details at (209) 527-7477. The West Side Theatre in Newman continues with an eclectic lineup in a restoredtheatre environment. The tickets are affordable, food & drink andseating are great. Coming

up October 1st tribal funk eco hippie soul band Clan Dyken, “Women in Blues” Oct. 8th with Alice Stuart & Anne Weiss great vocalists and guitar slingers, and a taste of the Big BandJazz Oct 21st with Westphalian School of Music from Germany, andJames Garner does Johnny Cash in musical and dramatic tribute October 22nd. Check out: www.westsidetheatre.org, or call (209) 862-4490 for the lowdown on the hoedown. And on the Zydeco news our own Blues Box with Pete Grimaldi on squeeze box is doing 2 dance events in Sonora, the Cajun Festival on Oct. 15th, and all hallows eve Celtic fest on Oct. 22nd at the Motherload fairgrounds in Sonora. Pete’s working on some dates for November at the Eagle’s Hall Modesto for those of us close to town. And lastly the mighty Jim Denoon, one of the valley’s best guitarists ever produced and co owner of Buck’s Music will be doing a liquidation sale as of October 1st. All gear will be discounted to close down Buck’s Music so Jim can get back to his home town gig in Las Vegas. Call Jim at phone (209) 5761330, or email him at idjazzguitar@yahoo.com. And one final thought with many venues not available to live music related to the economy myself and others are conspiring to do monthly house parties, or as was known in the Jazz era “rent parties” to keep the music flowing. So please call or contact me if you want to be a coconspirator. I encourage all of you to send me your info and I will send it out on weekly email and in the Modesto View. Hit me at: mbenson@fire2wire.com, or give me a holler at (209) 918-7033. All the best, Eric Benson, 17


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Modesto? Who would of thought that Rockabilly originated in the valley? by Jennifer Allsup

Happy Rocktober!

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This month Metal in the MAMA’s & The CVDM

A few things to talk about this month. First of all I would like to announce that after 11 years of supporting metal in our area me my company 209Productions have been nominated for a MAMA award!! I have been nominated for best rock promoter and I would really appreciate it if my readers would vote for me at www.modestoareamusic.com. Speaking of The MAMA Awards. We have our own METAL category! The powers that be in MAMA award land have chosen to grace local metal bands with their own category. After years of mixing rock and metal in one category we finally have our own category and it’s a giant step for local METAL!!!

Check out the nominees on Page. 11

Finally what I really wanted to talk about this month! Being October I wanted to pay attention to the more extreme side of local metal. There is one dedicated group of loyal Death Metal fans that dedicate themselves to Extreme Metal. CVDM (Central Valley Death Metal) was formed over that last few several years and was formed out of the fact that they were not happy with other Death Metal Clubs from other states and wanted one of their own to represent Death Metal in our area. When asked about it Bryan Flanagan of the club said “we weren’t happy with death metal clubs in our area claiming the east coast instead of representing where they’re from. It’s disrespectful and those clubs only do it to kiss ass. We could care less about the east coast”. With members in the cream of the crop of local Death Metal bands like The legendary Grind/ Deathband The Meat S**ts (One of Modesto’s 1st metal bands and one of the 1st bands ever to use samples in their music) also represented are Decomposition, Forever Obscured, Aborticide, Decapitated Midget Fetus, Death Metal is one type of metal that is not entirely accepted is our area but these guys have held court in Ceres at The Workshop for years and I don’t see them going anywhere soon! Please support CVDM at www.facebook.com/centralvalleydeathmetal Once again we thank everyone for supporting local metal and encourage you to “Keep One Foot in the gutter and one foot in the gold.”

Many would argue that it was right here in Modesto, CA in the mid to late thirties. After being unsuccessful with sharecropping during the early Depression, the Maddux family hitch-hiked from Boaz, Alabama to California to get in to the music business in 1933. The band members consisted of (Fred, Cal, Cliff and Don) and one sister, Rose. After settling in Modesto, and honing their musical talents, they first performed on the radio in 1939. The Maddux Brothers and Rose very quickly became California’s best hillbilly band. In those days, the band was considered hillbilly, not country. “There was no rock n’ roll in those early days, before 1955. Only country-boogie. My brothers also played that way. We called it country then,” said Rose Maddux. They were the beginning sounds of rock with a hillbilly background, mixed with an authentic sound and risqué lyrics. Fred Maddux played the upright bass. The trademark “slap bass” technique was used by him as early as 1937. Rose Maddux was known for her very signature style of singing. “Nowadays, all the girl singers sound alike. I sounded like nobody else, and I guess that’s why I was so distinctive,” said Rose. By 1951, the band had recorded for Four Star and Columbia Records. From 1953-1955, the band was playing packed places every weeknight while on tour across the country. They played shows with Elvis Presley and became part of a movement in musical history that has influenced many of today’s famous as well as local musicians. By 1955, the rockabilly scene was in full bloom and the Maddox Brothers and Rose had already been paving the way for nearly 20 years right here in Modesto. Thanks to their musical influence, mixed with the western swing, boogie woogie, and rhythm and blues style of the 50’s and 60’s, today we enjoy bands that still sing true to that era. For example, Stray Cats, Reverend Horton Heat and local bands like The Refuzniks and The Pendeltons. Smiles, Jennifer Allsup 209-735-9682

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by Jim Christiansen Harvest time In Modesto came early with an overflow schedule in September. By the time Modesto View comes out, you only have a couple days to view the Modesto Art Museum World Mini-Print Show at McHenry Museum. The World Mini Print show caps a busy September for MAM, with the photo installation “Meet Your Neighbors” by Jessica Gomula and the combined events of the Modesto International Architectural Festival. The Mini Print Show opened September 20, and plays out October 2. While international in scope, Andrew Cain noted to me that few of our many printmakers in area entered. I hope to have seen this show a few times by the time this column comes out and enter next year as well as encourage others to enter.

A TIME TO PERFORM

by Kaye Osborn Local high schools have been in rehearsals for their fall dramatic productions. High school thespians perform with 110% energy and enthusiasm. Check these out:

Big Valley Christian High School Their theme this year is Sacrificing for Others, One Person Can Make a Difference. In each story the main character makes a personal sacrifice to meet the needs of others. They are very excited about presenting Disney’s Beauty and theBeast. Our talented students will bring this well-know enchanted tale to life October 13-15 with performances all three evenings at 7PM. and a 2PM Saturday matinee. Tickets: Adults: $7.50 Students $5 Big Valley Jr/Sr High School 1020 Pelandale and available at the door. Those purchasing tickets in advance will be eligible for a door prize drawing to “Be Our Guest” at a special character tea as well as other The Central California Art Associaruns Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Octo- enchanting prizes. Call 571-4800 or contact Robin Bjerke at RobinB@bvg.org tion also had a busy September, with ber 7-9th. The rodeo grounds are at 1624 Beyer High School Drama is performing Done to Death. The play follows a team of five rethe inaugural “Art in the Garden” tour, East F Street in the Oakdale. On the same nowned but “washed up” mystery writers, assembled to reinvent themselves by writing a script and the 2011 Photography Show. The weekend, is the First Friday Mariposa Art for a new TV show. Each writer encompasses their own type of writing style but what they all photography will run to October 13. Jack Hop in 20 or so locations in downtown have in common is their habit of conjuring cliché stories that have been “done to death.” The McBride as show chair, put together as Mariposa, and the LOST- Lodi Open show will be performed in the Beyer High Little Theater. Show times are October 27th-30th many local photography groups together Studio Tour, October 8 and 9th where 7:30 p.m. with matinees on Sat. and Sun. at 2:00PM Ticket prices are $5 students/children and as fit in the gallery, and plaudits to the you go to find 27 artists in ten different selections shown. locations. New Consciousness Expo, with $6 general. Contact Melanie Hildebrandt for will call tickets and more information at 576-4370 artists and healing arts, will October 13, the Mistlin Davis High School will host a murder mystery dinner October 14th and 15th be held in Jackson, at the Gallery will changeover Motherlode Plaza, at 627 Their first full-length play will be The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) to the Memorial Hospital S. Hwy 49 and Merced Art on Nov. 3-5. Audience members can expect to be participants in this unprecedented ShakeComplementary Therapy Hop comes up October 15th spearean adventure replete with bad wigs, fake vomit, and backwards Shakespeare. This will Art Group class exhibit, in downtown Merced. be the FINAL SHOW in the current Davis Little Theater before the remodel that will begin in and before Thanksgiving Our own Third Thursday January. To experience this 90-minute whirlwind of fun, tickets may be purchased at the door or into the Members Winter Art Walk takes place Octoreserved by e-mailing Lindsay Bryan. Ticket are $5/students and $7/adults. Holiday Show, withsome ber 20 5 to 9 PM. Current special holiday shopping map is relatively easy to events. The CCAA also make all 8 spots. Get a map Enochs High School’s first show this school year will be a Murder Mystery Comedy called The Bold, the Young and the Murdered by Don Zolidis. Friday, Dec. 9th and Saturday, Dec. 10th at has a new president in online at www.modesto7PM Enochs High School also has an Improv Club. Their first show will be Nov. 18th at Enochs Rick Allen, taking on the artwalk.com <http://www. duties recently held by High School. modestoartwalk.com> or retiring Doris Scanlon. at one of our businesses Doris will remain on the downtown. I find SerModesto High School Theatre will produce The Mouse That Roared opening Nov. 10th at 7:30 Board of Directors as imrano Social Club and the p.m. and continuing Nov. 17th and 18th. The Mouse That Roared is a comedy based on a book mediate past president. CSUS Gallery 909 student from the 1950’s. It was made into a film in the 1960’s starring Peter Sellers in various roles. gallery good spots to find The play script stays true to the novel. The play focuses on a very, very small and anachroIf you were down on something different if you nistic European country that in order to improve their economic situation, declares war on the Tenth Street to look at the haven’t gone to more than United States. For more information contact. MHS Auditorium on November 10, 17, and 18. “Meet your Neighbors” the usual suspects like 7:30 P.M Tickets are $5/Students and $7/adults.Gregori High School theater department presphotos, and thought the Anderson’s, Mistlin or Chartreuse Muse closed, Chartreuse Muse. Remain- ents “Secrets” a student written murder mystery dinner show to be performed Oct. 27th, 28th, and 29th at 7 p.m. Students $11.00, adults $13.00 In the spring, “The Wedding Singer” musical it was only for remodelder of the stalwart line up ing. I hadn’t noticed, as will open March 1, 2, 3, and March 8, 9, 10 at 7 pm. of venues are Barkin Dog the regular Tuesday night Grill, Intrinsic Elements Downey High School drama department will present the drama, Flowers for Algernon by David life drawing class that and Crow Trading to stop Rogers, based on the novel by Daniel Keyes. The play will be presented October 6th and 7th enters in theback door, in on. at 7:30 PM and Sunday, October 9th at 2:00 PM in the Downey Auditorium at 1000 Coffee Rd and on to the upstairs studio, continued on as usual, but the Muse has a new look All Hallows Fantasy Faire, with emphasis in Modesto. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at on Celtic traditions and fun, will be held the door prior to each performance. downstairs, and a great new show. “In at the Sonora Mother Lode fairgrounds Focus” features the art works of Judith Burton, William Harris, Corey West and October 22 and there are other HallowIn December, the department will present Barbara Robinson’s classic family comedy, een and related harvest and Oktoberfest David Bienkowski. I particularly liked events posted in the ModestoView calenThe Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Tickets will be $5 general admission. PerformancHarris’s paintings up in the front of the dar. One for veterans day in November gallery, and Bienkowski’s series and a es will be December 2, 3 at 7:00 PM and 4 at 2:00 PM. larger painting “pincushion” in the back is the 12th annual Evening of Vines and Update Contact box with the Beyer info. Easels, for music, wine, food and art, of the main gallery. Davis info: Lindsay Bryan at Bryan.L@monet.k12.ca.us. sponsored by Soroptimist International Enochs info: contact Neal Barlow at Barlow.N@monet.k12.ca.us of Ripon. This event is held at the Ripon Out at the Oakdale Rodeo Grounds the Modesto info: Michael Murry at Murry.M@monet.k12.ca.us Community center on Nov. 11 from 6 to Gregori info: Nancy Maxon Maxon.N@monet.k12.ca.us Women of Western Art Artisan Show 10. Tix are $30 Downey info: Karen Lotko lotko.k@monet.k12.ca.us and Sale reception will be held Friday To submit and event for the column, or note a Enochs info: Chris Montalbano at Montalbano.C@monet.k12.ca.us October 7, 6 to 9 PM. 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Weight Loss & Shaved Legs? by Efren Martinez

When you look at Brian, it’s more than noticeable how much weight he’s lost recently and it only makes his handsome shaved head more attractive, but his legs too? More on that here after a bit; I met Brian 2 years ago at Fun Sport Bikes in Modesto when I was looking for a new road bike, he knows bikes and he dialed me in with a perfect bike for my Triathlons. With just a few recent modifications, I’ve increased my speed quite a bit from my earlier days when I first started riding with him. Back then he was weighing in at 204lbs and yet, he was still very fast on a road bike. In fact, I struggled to pass him on the road. For the longest time, I studied his form, his bike, as well as his pace on how he was always able to tackle a hill and always come out on top first. I was totally intrigued and I couldn’t figure out how such a heavy man could be so fast on a bike, especially uphill. Well, just recently I paid him a visit and much to my surprise he was thinner, like 35lbs thinner! WOW! He looked great including all of his handsome self and his shaved head too. I asked him, how did you do it? His reply, “Efren, it was as easy as riding a bike”. OK sure, but after having my own experience with weight loss weighing in at over 300lbs not too long ago, I just knew that there had to be more to it than just riding his bike. Just the same, I knew that there would be no keeping up with him now. He was fast before, now he’s screaming fast and recently he started racing. In fact he just completed his first bike race and did very well. Out of 40 racers, he placed 16th. Not bad for his first race. Still, the fact that he is and always has been so fast on a bike amazed me. As time went by, I stared to study his persona. What makes this guy strong, what makes this guy go, what makes this guy fast? Well if you know Brian, you know that he’s a great guy and in a ride he will make sure you’re OK if you break down before he goes on. Still, after much thought on this, it came to me! Perhaps it’s his handsome shaved head. Less hair makes him more aerodynamic, it just makes sense right. Well, no. Not really, we all wear helmets so in theory we are kind of riding with shaved heads. All of us even the ladies. I’ll stop there just to save some of us the thought of your wife riding next to you bald as Mr. Clean. Oops! Sorry, damage done, picture painted in your mind now.

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Anyway, after some more deep thought on Brian, I came up with the only possible explanation, it has to be his legs. Muscular? Sure. But shaved legs too, hmm? Those of us who know Brian knows that his email address starts with shaved legs. So could that his secret on why he is so fast? So sleek, so aerodynamic, zero drag. Ridiculous, sure and honestly I can’t really say, I have never checked out his legs for razor burn. But, you can bet your sweet Astronauts that I will be paying more attention on what peddles his bike and will find out eventually. Does Brian really shave his legs for faster speeds on his bike or, is it still something else that only can be answered by Brian himself outside of my own silly mentality Twilight Zone of bicycle racing. Well whatever the case may be, you too can ask him personally about his fast speeds and weight loss at the next Ride To Cure Cancer on October 16th 2011. This is his 7th year he’s produced this event that benefits The Triumph Program at Memorial Medical Center. The rides consist of a 25, 50, or 75-mile bicycle ride. The Event will have rest stops, sag support and a great lunch provided by Mexicali Grill.

For more information please contact Brian Zahra at Funsport Bikes 209-523-2700. You can sign up for the ride at Funsport Bikes or go to Active.com <http://active.com/> and type in “ride to cure cancer” in the Modesto area. If you can’t make that one, look for him at The 35th Annual Wine & Cheese Century Ride in Riverbank on October 9th 2011. That Event will have three routes, 106 miles, 100km & a 25-mile. It’s a beautiful ride and for more information got to www.stancobike.org or register online at www.active.com.

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SINGLE SPEED MANIA by Chris Murphy

You have seen them all over town, light, fast, sleek and one little gear on the back. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the deal? What are they? Do you want one? The answer is yes on all fronts. Best of all, you can make one of these cool one speed rigs out of the 10-speed that is in your garage. That old Italian bike may just become the coolest bike in town. Modesto is flat and singlespeeds are an efficient and quick way to get around town. There are even bike races and rallies for single speed bikes. If you have an extra 3-4 hours, you can make one of your own. Be careful, some of thes bikes you see have a fixed rear gear and that means NO COASTING. Unless you are super serious, get a freewheeling single speed and use a brake. You will thank me later.

Here is the quick and easy conversion: -Strip all components except the front brake. The front is more efficient and has a shorter cable. -Remove all derailleurs and chain. See if your bike as horizontal or vertical dropouts. If it has vertical, you need a chain tensioner that costs around $40.00

You need to replace these things: -Quick release with locking skewers. -Drop bar brake levers with a single mtn. bike lever and cable -Double and triple chainrings need to be reduced to one, so short chainring bolts are required. -Flat or low-rise bars -Nice pedals to wear with sneakers -New grips Key decision. The cheapest way to do this is to use your existing freewheel with all the speeds and just remove the extra front chainrings. Otherwise you need to buy a new single freewheel, usually 1/2 x 1/8 chain pitch requiring you to buy new front chainrings and chain. ModestoView recommends keeping your multi-speed freewheel, chain and just remove the extra chainrings. The best gear selection for around Modesto is 40t front and 18t rear.

Put it back together: -Insert new locking skewers into hubs. -Insert new bars and secure into stem. -Install brake lever â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Chose right or left side and install cable and housing. -Tighten and adjust front brake -Install chain tensioner -Replace front chainring in inside or outside position to best line up with rear 18t cog -Install wheels and secure in position -Install chain and adjust to fit as close to a 40 x 18 gear as possible. -With horizontal dropouts, adjust for/aft position for chain tension and secure. -Install grip (spray hairspray inside so they will stick after installation) -Grease pedal threads and install pedals, tighten securely -Adjust stem and saddle height, pump tires. -Double check everything. If you are unsure, go to local bike shop and have them give it a quick tune up. -Ride. 24


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The ModestoView calendar of events is as complete as possible at press time. There are new events added every day and some may change, so check www.modestoview.com for the most updated info before you head out the door. To get your event listed, email us the details to: events@modestoview.com

SATURDAY Oct. 1 Ansel Adams of California Exhibition Modesto Certified Farmers Market Saturday Group Run Best Carnival Ever St Pauls Del Osso Farms Halloween Fun Farm In Focus Art Show International Heritage Festival 4th Street Park Reunion Register Now for Fall Swim Lessons Funworks Freddy’s Farm Corn Maze Mistlin Gallery Photography Show Modesto Art Museum Mini Print Expo Sausage Tasting Festival Lara’s Birthday Bash-City Psychology+ Comedy-Sean Morey-Dan St. Paul NorCal Oktoberfest Comedy Night Flying Blind Reunion Concert Live Music Don Henley & Special Guest Clan Dyken Dave Hare’s The Vertical Hour Make a Scene,Sincerely Me, Makeshift SpaceShip Karaoke Night Rockhaven Live DJ Enrique Brizula/Rich Era Live Local Music Simple & Sexy Saturdays Live Music

WEDNESDAY Oct. 5

Carnegie Arts Center - Turlock, CA 16th Street between H & I Mr T’s Donuts - Tully rd St Pauls Church Dell’Osso Farms Chartreuse Muse Downtown Modesto & Gallo Center Maddux Youth Center – Cesar Chavez Park www.modestogov.com/econnect Funworks Modesto Mistlin Gallery McHenry Museum Wolfson’s Meat, Gustine CA Rancho de Lara Modesto Elks Lodge Vintage Gardens Fat Cat Music House State Theatre Yosemite Lanes Ironstone Winery, Murphy’s West Side Theatre Prospect Theatre Project Get Event Queen Bean MIdway Lounge Nino’s Place Aqua Lounge Speakeasy Lounge Club Rain Fat Cat Music House

Jason Gulley Neil Beuttner Live Ansel Adams of California Exhibition Del Osso Farms Halloween Fun Farm In Focus Art Show ToddlerTime WiggleWorms Story Time Book Discussion Story Time ToddlerTime WiggleWorms Story Time Funworks Freddy’s Farm Corn Maze Introduccion a la Internet Mistlin Gallery Photography Show Monster on a Stick Craft Creole Jazz kings Friends of the Library Board Meeting Live Music Neil Beuttner Live Johnny & Kelly Live Tweets! Karaoke twitter.com/modestoview Karaoke Night O’brians Tavern-INdustry Night

SUNDAY Oct. 2

Jason Gulley Ansel Adams of California Exhibition Sunday Group Run Vintage Faire Famers Market Best Carnival Ever St Pauls Del Osso Farms Halloween Fun Farm In Focus Art Show Register Now for Fall Swim Lessons Funworks Freddy’s Farm Corn Maze Modesto Art Museum Mini Print Expo Jazz Benefit for Ernie Bucio Fund Leon Russell Open Mic w/Solo Bass Jake Classic Rock Dancing Karaoke Karaoke Night

The Boardroom Carnegie Arts Center - Turlock, CA Save Mart Scenic&Oakdale Vintage Faire St Pauls Church Dell’Osso Farms Chartreuse Muse www.modestogov.com/econnect Funworks Modesto McHenry Museum Barkin Dog Gallo Center Queen Bean Crocodiles Nino’s Place MIdway Lounge

Karaoke Ansel Adams of California Exhibition Del Osso Farms Halloween Fun Farm In Focus Art Show Use it Or Lose it -Art Classes Wiggle Worms Register Now for Fall Swim Lessons Wiggle Worms Funworks Freddy’s Farm Corn Maze MondayNight Football MonNight Football Free Pool Open Mic Comedy w Anthony K

The Boardroom Carnegie Arts Center - Turlock, CA Dell’Osso Farms Chartreuse Muse Modesto Senior Center Modesto Library www.modestogov.com/econnect Modesto Library Funworks Modesto Your favorite local watering hole Material Grill Nino’s Place St Clair Theatre

MONDAY Oct. 3

The Boardroom P Wexfords Pub Carnegie Arts Center - Turlock, CA Dell’Osso Farms Chartreuse Muse Turlock Library Salida Library Modesto Library Turlock Library Oakdale Library Turlock Library Salida Library Empire Library Funworks Modesto Modesto Library Mistlin Gallery Ceres Library Shooters/Clarion Turlock Library Fat Cat Music House P Wexfords Pub Speakeasy Lounge Nino’s Place MIdway Lounge O’Briens Tavern

THURSDAY Oct. 6

Johny&Kelly Neil & Matt Ansel Adams of California Exhibition Modesto Certified Farmers Market Del Osso Farms Halloween Fun Farm In Focus Art Show Story Time StoryTime Computer Basics* StoryTime Story Time Funworks Freddy’s Farm Corn Maze Mistlin Gallery Photography Show Computer Basics Wine Tasting Wine Country Evening w/Modesto Kiwanis & DMC Dave Dow open jam session Pat Travers - Arrival, Hari Kari Wine, Jazz & Movie Fundraiser 2 for 1 Thursdays Downey Drama Flowers For Algernon Poker Tourney Open Jam hosted by Channing Heath Live Music Karaoke Night Caliente College Nights Jam Night at T’s Karaoke Time Minnie’s Patio Thursdays Neil & Matt Live Salsa Thursdays Alley Bar Party Azucar Thursdays

P Wexfords Pub The Boardroom Carnegie Arts Center - Turlock, CA 16th Street between H & I Dell’Osso Farms Chartreuse Muse Salida Library Turlock Library Salida Library Turlock Library Hughson Library Funworks Modesto Mistlin Gallery Modesto Library Sip’s Bistro Gallo Center Barkin Dog Fat Cat Music House State Theatre Shooters Pub- Clarion Downey Auditorium The Other Place Nino’s Place Fat Cat Music House MIdway Lounge Club Rain T’s Cocktails 710 N. 9th Street Skewers Kabob House Minnie’s Restaurant The Boardroom Bacchus Food & Spirits Alley Bar at the Palladium Azucar Latin Grill & Mojito Bar

FRIDAY Oct. 7

Johny&Kelly The Boardroom Rick Barnes R&D P Wexfords Pub TUESDAY Oct. 4 Ansel Adams of California Exhibition Carnegie Arts Center - Turlock, CA Turlock Certified Farmers’ Market Main St & Broadway, Turlock Tim Allen The Boardroom Del Osso Farms Halloween Fun Farm Dell’Osso Farms Ansel Adams of California Exhibition Carnegie Arts Center - Turlock, CA In Focus Art Show Chartreuse Muse Story Time Keyes Library Funworks Freddy’s Farm Corn Maze Funworks Modesto Del Osso Farms Halloween Fun Farm Dell’Osso Farms Mistlin Gallery Photography Show Mistlin Gallery In Focus Art Show Chartreuse Muse Oktoberfest John Thurman Field Story Time Ceres Library Downey Drama Flowers For Algernon Downey Auditorium Story Time Oakdale Library Sarah’s Key State Theatre Funworks Freddy’s Farm Corn Maze Funworks Modesto Dave Hare’s The Vertical Hour Prospect Theatre Project Mistlin Gallery Photography Show Mistlin Gallery EXP Band Nino’s Place Story Time Keyes Library For updates, Friday Night Live&Local Music Material Grill Computer Basic’s Modesto Library Stravinsky Firebird Suite Gallo Center Friend us on Facebook Computer Basics Riverbank Library Karaoke Night MIdway Lounge Friends of the Library Meeting Riverbank Library facebook.com/modestoview Flirtacious Fridays Club Rain Tuesday Track Workout MJC Track Live Local Music Speakeasy Lounge Story Time and Pizza! Oakdale Library Live Music Yosemite Lanes Story Time Modesto Library SATURDAY Oct. 8 Beer Pong Tourney The Other Place Poker Night Nino’s Place MCW Band The Boardroom Salsa Lessons Clarion/Shooters Nines P Wexfords Pub Stand by Me State Theatre Ansel Adams of California Exhibition Carnegie Arts Center - Turlock, CA Stanislaus Civil War Association Meeting St Pauls Church Modesto Certified Farmers Market 16th Street between H & I Keyboard Conversations Gallo Center Saturday Group Run Mr T’s Donuts - Tully rd Tuesday Bluesday The Boardroom Riverbank Cheese & Wine Run Galaxy Theatres Karaoke Night MIdway Lounge Kids Craft Fair Modesto Library Martini&TallCan Tuesdays Copper Rhino Del Osso Farms Halloween Fun Farm Dell’Osso Farms Miki Industry Night Miki Japanese Restaurant In Focus Art Show Chartreuse Muse T’s Night Out Ts Cocktails RIverbank Wine & Cheese Festival Santa Fe & 3rd - Riverbank Treveling Circus Live Speakeasy Lounge Lowrider Tiki Get Lei’d Festival Car Show Clarion/Shooters 26


SATURDAY Oct. 8 Continued

WEDNESDAY Oct. 12 Continued

ToddlerTime Turlock Library Funworks Modesto WiggleWorms Salida Library Mistlin Gallery Shooters/Clarion Story Time Modesto Library Riverbank Cheese & Wine Exposition Story Time Oakdale Library Downtown Riverbank, CA ToddlerTime Turlock Library State Theatre WiggleWorms Salida Library Whitmore Mantion Story Time Empire Library Sierra Railroad Funworks Freddy’s Farm Corn Maze Funworks Modesto Fruityard Mistlin Gallery Photography Show Mistlin Gallery Downey Auditorium Friends of the Library Meeting Ceres Library Alano Club 1660 Herndon State Theatre Friends of the Library Meeting Waterford Library P. Wexford Pub Sarah’s Key State Theatre Prospect Theatre Project WebWednesday Modsto Library-1500 I St Nino’s Place Johnny & Kelly Live Speakeasy Lounge Gallo Center For new & updated info Karaoke Nino’s Place West Side Theatre Modestoview.com Karaoke Night MIdway Lounge MIdway Lounge O’brians Tavern-INdustry Night O’Briens Tavern Speakeasy Lounge Yosemite Lanes THURSDAY Oct. 13 Fat Cat Music House Johny&Kelly P Wexfords Pub Club Rain Neil & Matt The Boardroom SUNDAY Oct. 9 Ansel Adams of California Exhibition Carnegie Arts Center - Turlock, CA Modesto Certified Farmers Market 16th Street between H & I Jason Gulley The Boardroom Del Osso Farms Halloween Fun Farm Dell’Osso Farms 35th Riverbank Wine & Cheese Century ride Riverbank High School In Focus Art Show Chartreuse Muse Ansel Adams of California Exhibition Carnegie Arts Center - Turlock, CA Sunday Group Run Save Mart Scenic&Oakdale Memorial Complimentary Therapy Art Show Mistlin Gallery Vintage Faire Famers Market Vintage Faire Story Time Salida Library Making Strides Cancer Walk Gallo Center StoryTime Turlock Library Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk Gallo Center StoryTime Turlock Library Del Osso Farms Halloween Fun Farm Dell’Osso Farms Story Time Hughson Library In Focus Art Show Chartreuse Muse Funworks Freddy’s Farm Corn Maze Funworks Modesto RIverbank Wine & Cheese Festival Santa Fe & 3rd - Riverbank Mistlin Gallery Photography Show Mistlin Gallery Funworks Freddy’s Farm Corn Maze Funworks Modesto Masquerade Mask Craft Empire Library Sarah’s Key State Theatre Central Valley IFT Meeting Hilmar Cheese Company Repo Man State Theatre Dave Dow open jam session Barkin Dog Downey Drama Flowers For Algernon Downey Auditorium Internet Basics* Modesto Library Jars of Clay Gallo Center 12th Annual MAMA Awards Doubletree Ballroom Live Music Fat Cat Music House 2 for 1 Thursdays Shooters Pub- Clarion Open Mic w/Solo Bass Jake Queen Bean BVCHS Beauty & The Beast Big Valley Christian Classic Rock Dancing Crocodiles Furball Soiree Gallo Center Karaoke Nino’s Place Poker Tourney The Other Place Karaoke Night MIdway Lounge Sarah’s Key State Theatre MONDAY Oct. 10 Open Jam hosted by Channing Heath Nino’s Place Karaoke The Boardroom Karaoke Night MIdway Lounge Ansel Adams of California Exhibition Carnegie Arts Center - Turlock, CA Open Mic & Jam with Channing Heath Nino’s Place Del Osso Farms Halloween Fun Farm Dell’Osso Farms Caliente College Nights Club Rain In Focus Art Show Chartreuse Muse Karaoke Time Skewers Kabob House Use it Or Lose it -Art Classes Modesto Senior Center Minnie’s Patio Thursdays Minnie’s Restaurant Wiggle Worms Modesto Library Neil & Matt Live The Boardroom Funworks Freddy’s Farm Corn Maze Funworks Modesto Salsa Thursdays Bacchus Food & Spirits Sarah’s Key State Theatre Alley Bar Party Alley Bar at the Palladium MondayNight Football Your favorite local watering hole Azucar Thursdays Azucar Latin Grill & Mojito Bar MonNight Football Material Grill Beginning Internet* Salida Library FRIDAY Oct. 14 Evening Movie Modesto Library Johny&Kelly The Boardroom Free Pool Nino’s Place Nines P Wexfords Pub Open Mic Comedy w Anthony K St Clair Theatre Ansel Adams of California Exhibition Carnegie Arts Center - Turlock, CA Turlock Certified Farmers’ Market Main St & Broadway, Turlock TUESDAY Oct. 11 Del Osso Farms Halloween Fun Farm Dell’Osso Farms Tim Allen The Boardroom In Focus Art Show Chartreuse Muse Ansel Adams of California Exhibition Carnegie Arts Center - Turlock, CA Memorial Complimentary Therapy Art Show Mistlin Gallery Funworks Freddy’s Farm Corn Maze Funworks Modesto Story Time Keyes Library CWB Swan Lake Gallo Center Del Osso Farms Halloween Fun Farm Dell’Osso Farms BVCHS Beauty & The Beast Big Valley Christian In Focus Art Show Chartreuse Muse Popovich Comedy Pet Theater State Theatre Story Time Ceres Library Swan Lake Gallo Center Story Time Oakdale Library Dave Hare’s The Vertical Hour Prospect Theatre Project Funworks Freddy’s Farm Corn Maze Funworks Modesto Friday Night Live&Local Music Material Grill Mistlin Gallery Photography Show Mistlin Gallery Keyboard Conversations Gallo Center Story Time Keyes Library Tequila Mockingbird Nino’s Place DJ David Savior Aqua Lounge Beginning the Internet* Modesto Library Be listed here Karaoke Night MIdway Lounge Autumn Leaf Craft Oakdale Library Send your event info Flirtacious Fridays Club Rain Internet Basics* Riverbank Library Live Local Music Speakeasy Lounge Events@modestoview.com Tuesday Track Workout MJC Track Live Music Yosemite Lanes Story Time Modesto Library SATURDAY Oct. 15 Friends of the Library Meeting Empire Library Modesto Symphony Guild Del Rio Country Club 801 Stewart Road 2nd Tuesday-Open Mic Poetry Barkin Dog Public Domain The Boardroom Beer Pong Tourney The Other Place Rick Barnes R&D P Wexfords Pub Poker Night Nino’s Place Ansel Adams of California Exhibition Carnegie Arts Center - Turlock, CA Salsa Lessons Clarion/Shooters Modesto Certified Farmers Market 16th Street between H & I Sarah’s Key State Theatre Saturday Group Run Mr T’s Donuts - Tully rd Tuesday Bluesday The Boardroom Modesto Maniax Trayouts Modesto Christian High School Karaoke Night MIdway Lounge Del Osso Farms Halloween Fun Farm Dell’Osso Farms Martini&TallCan Tuesdays Copper Rhino In Focus Art Show Chartreuse Muse Miki Industry Night Miki Japanese Restaurant Intuition and Holistic Expo! Stanislaus County Fairgrounds T’s Night Out Ts Cocktails Memorial Complimentary Therapy Art Show Mistlin Gallery Treveling Circus Live Speakeasy Lounge Saturday Morning Movie Oakdale Library WEDNESDAY Oct. 12 Funworks Freddy’s Farm Corn Maze Funworks Modesto Jason Gulley The Boardroom Ukulele Music Modesto Library Neil Beuttner Live P Wexfords Pub All Hallows Sloshball Enslen Park Ansel Adams of California Exhibition Carnegie Arts Center - Turlock, CA Popovich Comedy Pet Theater State Theatre Del Osso Farms Halloween Fun Farm Dell’Osso Farms MHS Class of 66 Reunion Minnie’s Restaurant In Focus Art Show Chartreuse Muse Funworks Freddy’s Farm Corn Maze Mistlin Gallery Photography Show Everyone gets Lei’d Party All American Bros&Sis Aquanett Riverbank W& C Sarah’s Key Richard Smith-Francseco Bazzuro Sunset Dinner MoHigh -Class of 71 Reunion Downey Drama Flowers For Algernon Forever Together MOFO Party Band Sarah’s Key Live Irish Music Dave Hare’s The Vertical Hour Emerson Biggins Stravinsky Firebird Suite Women in Blues Karaoke Night Live Local Music Live Music Showdown Epic DJ Battle! Simple & Sexy Saturdays

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SATURDAY Oct. 15 Continued

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Rememberance Event All Ages Comedy Night BVCHS Beauty & The Beast Comedy, Music & Poetry Live Music Popovich Comedy Pet Theater Dave Hare’s The Vertical Hour Ethan Bortnick Nick Carasis Band The Pollinators and More TBA Karaoke Night Live Local Music Live Music

Lakewood Memorial Park Enochs High School Big Valley Christian House of Java Turlock Yosemite Lanes State Theatre Prospect Theatre Project Gallo Center Nino’s Place Queen Bean MIdway Lounge Speakeasy Lounge Yosemite Lanes

SUNDAY Oct. 16

Jason Gulley Ansel Adams of California Exhibition Sunday Group Run Vintage Faire Famers Market Del Osso Farms Halloween Fun Farm In Focus Art Show Memorial Complimentary Therapy Art Show Funworks Freddy’s Farm Corn Maze Swan Lake CWB Swan Lake The Caine Mutiny Marirose Live ! Open Mic w/Solo Bass Jake Classic Rock Dancing Karaoke Karaoke Karaoke Night

The Boardroom Carnegie Arts Center - Turlock, CA Save Mart Scenic&Oakdale Vintage Faire Dell’Osso Farms Chartreuse Muse Mistlin Gallery Funworks Modesto Gallo Center Gallo Center State Theatre Gallo Center Queen Bean Crocodiles Nino’s Place Nino’s Place MIdway Lounge

WEDNESDAY Oct. 19 Continued

Story Time ToddlerTime WiggleWorms Story Time Funworks Freddy’s Farm Corn Maze Celebrate Teen Read Week Teen Paperback Wallet Craft Slam On Rye Book Discussion Toast World Champion Byu Ballroom Johnny & Kelly Live Karaoke Karaoke Night O’brians Tavern-INdustry Night

Oakdale Library Turlock Library Salida Library Empire Library Funworks Modesto Modesto Library Riverbank Library Prospect Theater Project Modesto Library State Theatre Gallo Center Speakeasy Lounge Nino’s Place MIdway Lounge O’Briens Tavern

THURSDAY Oct. 20

Johny&Kelly P Wexfords Pub Neil & Matt The Boardroom Ansel Adams of California Exhibition Carnegie Arts Center - Turlock, CA Modesto Certified Farmers Market 16th Street between H & I Del Osso Farms Halloween Fun Farm Dell’Osso Farms In Focus Art Show Chartreuse Muse Memorial Complimentary Therapy Art Show Mistlin Gallery Story Time Salida Library StoryTime Turlock Library Computer Basics* Salida Library StoryTime Turlock Library Story Time Hughson Library Funworks Freddy’s Farm Corn Maze Funworks Modesto Teen Movie Day Oakdale Library Dave Dow open jam session Barkin Dog Third Thursday Art Walk Downtown Modesto MONDAY Oct. 17 2 for 1 Thursdays Shooters Pub- Clarion Karaoke The Boardroom Herm Edwards Gallo Center Ansel Adams of California Exhibition Carnegie Arts Center - Turlock, CA Poker Tourney The Other Place Del Osso Farms Halloween Fun Farm Dell’Osso Farms Toast State theatre Chartreuse Muse In Focus Art Show Open Jam hosted by Channing Heath Nino’s Place Memorial Complimentary Therapy Art Show Mistlin Gallery Karaoke Night MIdway Lounge Use it Or Lose it -Art Classes Modesto Senior Center Open Mic & Jam with Channing Heath Nino’s Place Wiggle Worms Modesto Library Caliente College Nights Club Rain Friends of the Library Meeting Oakdale Library Karaoke Time Skewers Kabob House Wiggle Worms Modesto Library Minnie’s Patio Thursdays Minnie’s Restaurant Funworks Freddy’s Farm Corn Maze Funworks Modesto Neil & Matt Live The Boardroom Sarah’s Key State Theatre Salsa Thursdays Bacchus Food & Spirits Your favorite local watering hole MondayNight Football Alley Bar Party Alley Bar at the Palladium MonNight Football Material Grill For updates, Azucar Thursdays Azucar Latin Grill & Mojito Bar Free Pool Nino’s Place Friend us on Facebook FRIDAY Oct. 21 Toast State Theatre facebook.com/modestoview Johny&Kelly The Boardroom St Clair Theatre Open Mic Comedy w Anthony K Rick Barnes R&D P Wexfords Pub TUESDAY Oct. 18 Ansel Adams of California Exhibition Carnegie Arts Center - Turlock, CA Tim Allen The Boardroom Turlock Certified Farmers’ Market Main St & Broadway, Turlock Ansel Adams of California Exhibition Carnegie Arts Center - Turlock, CA Del Osso Farms Halloween Fun Farm Dell’Osso Farms Story Time Keyes Library In Focus Art Show Chartreuse Muse Del Osso Farms Halloween Fun Farm Dell’Osso Farms Memorial Complimentary Therapy Art Show Mistlin Gallery In Focus Art Show Chartreuse Muse Funworks Freddy’s Farm Corn Maze Funworks Modesto Memorial Complimentary Therapy Art Show Mistlin Gallery Benefit for “The Place” State Theatre Story Time Ceres Library Children of the Dust Bowl Gallo Center Story Time Oakdale Library Rocky Horror Halloween Party Fat Cat Music House Funworks Freddy’s Farm Corn Maze Funworks Modesto Big Band of the Westphalien School of Music West Side Theatre Story Time Keyes Library Friday Night Live&Local Music Material Grill Scrabble Tile Jewelry Craft for Teens Waterford Library Howie Mandel Gallo Center Word Basics* Riverbank Library Unleashed Nino’s Place Sarah’s Key State Theatre Karaoke Night MIdway Lounge Get Event Tweets! Teen Game Night Newman Library Flirtacious Fridays Club Rain twitter.com/modestoview Tuesday Track Workout MJC Track Live Local Music Speakeasy Lounge Excel Basics* Modesto Library Live Music Yosemite Lanes Family Movie Night Salida Library SATURDAY Oct. 22 Story Time Modesto Library Nines The Boardroom Beer Pong Tourney The Other Place Strangebrew P Wexfords Pub Poker Night Nino’s Place Ansel Adams of California Exhibition Carnegie Arts Center - Turlock, CA Poker Night Nino’s Place Modesto Certified Farmers Market 16th Street between H & I Salsa Lessons Clarion/Shooters Saturday Group Run Mr T’s Donuts - Tully rd Lindsey Buckingham Turlock Community Theatre Online Book Launch-More than Soil More than Sky Your computer Karaoke Night MIdway Lounge All Hallows Fantasy Faire Mother Lode Fairgrounds Sonora Martini&TallCan Tuesdays Copper Rhino Del Osso Farms Halloween Fun Farm Dell’Osso Farms Miki Industry Night Miki Japanese Restaurant In Focus Art Show Chartreuse Muse T’s Night Out Ts Cocktails Memorial Complimentary Therapy Art Show Mistlin Gallery Treveling Circus Live Speakeasy Lounge Funworks Freddy’s Farm Corn Maze Funworks Modesto WEDNESDAY Oct. 19 Fratello Marionettes Modesto Library Jason Gulley The Boardroom Caravan Of Resistance Against Brutality Stanislaus County Jail Neil Beuttner Live P Wexfords Pub Children of the Dust Bowl Gallo Center Ansel Adams of California Exhibition Carnegie Arts Center - Turlock, CA Toast State Theatre Del Osso Farms Halloween Fun Farm Dell’Osso Farms Red Carpet Masquerade Ball Galletto Ristorante In Focus Art Show Chartreuse Muse Cash Tribute Featuring James Garner West Side Theatre Memorial Complimentary Therapy Art Show Mistlin Gallery Catfish Boys Nino’s Place ToddlerTime Turlock Library Early Light and More TBA Queen Bean WiggleWorms Salida Library Karaoke Night MIdway Lounge Story Time Modesto Library 28


SATURDAY Oct. 22 Continued

THURSDAY Oct. 27

Johny&Kelly P Wexfords Pub Neil & Matt The Boardroom Ansel Adams of California Exhibition Carnegie Arts Center - Turlock, CA Modesto Certified Farmers Market 16th Street between H & I Del Osso Farms Halloween Fun Farm Dell’Osso Farms Halloween Stories and Craft Turlock Library SUNDAY Oct. 23 In Focus Art Show Chartreuse Muse Jason Gulley The Boardroom Memorial Complimentary Therapy Art Show Mistlin Gallery Ansel Adams of California Exhibition Carnegie Arts Center - Turlock, CA Story Time Salida Library Sunday Group Run Save Mart Scenic&Oakdale StoryTime Turlock Library Vintage Faire Famers Market Vintage Faire Story Time Hughson Library All Hallows Fantasy Faire Mother Lode Fairgrounds Sonora Funworks Freddy’s Farm Corn Maze Funworks Modesto Haunted House Craft Oakdale Library Del Osso Farms Halloween Fun Farm Dell’Osso Farms Dave Dow open jam session Barkin Dog In Focus Art Show Chartreuse Muse 2 for 1 Thursdays Shooters Pub- Clarion Memorial Complimentary Therapy Art Show Mistlin Gallery Beyer Drama Done to Death Beyer High Little Theater Funworks Freddy’s Farm Corn Maze Funworks Modesto Gregori Drama - Secrets Gregori Theater Toast State Theatre Poker Tourney The Other Place James Robinson Beth Shalopm Open Jam hosted by Channing Heath Nino’s Place Open Mic w/Solo Bass Jake Queen Bean Karaoke Night MIdway Lounge Classic Rock Dancing Crocodiles Open Mic & Jam with Channing Heath Nino’s Place Caliente College Nights Club Rain Karaoke Nino’s Place Be listed here Karaoke Time Skewers Kabob House Karaoke Nino’s Place Minnie’s Patio Thursdays Minnie’s Restaurant Send your event info Karaoke Night MIdway Lounge Neil & Matt Live The Boardroom Events@modestoview.com MONDAY Oct. 24 Salsa Thursdays Bacchus Food & Spirits Alley Bar Party Alley Bar at the Palladium Karaoke The Boardroom Azucar Thursdays Azucar Latin Grill & Mojito Bar Ansel Adams of California Exhibition Carnegie Arts Center - Turlock, CA Del Osso Farms Halloween Fun Farm Dell’Osso Farms FRIDAY Oct. 28 In Focus Art Show Chartreuse Muse Nines P Wexfords Pub Memorial Complimentary Therapy Art Show Mistlin Gallery Public Domain The Boardroom Ansel Adams of California Exhibition Carnegie Arts Center - Turlock, CA Use it Or Lose it -Art Classes Modesto Senior Center Turlock Certified Farmers’ Market Main St & Broadway, Turlock Wiggle Worms Modesto Library Del Osso Farms Halloween Fun Farm Dell’Osso Farms Funworks Freddy’s Farm Corn Maze Funworks Modesto In Focus Art Show Chartreuse Muse MondayNight Football Your favorite local watering hole Memorial Complimentary Therapy Art Show Mistlin Gallery MonNight Football Material Grill Funworks Freddy’s Farm Corn Maze Funworks Modesto Dinner and a Movie Salida Library Beyer Drama Done to Death Beyer High Little Theater Internet Basics* Salida Library Gregori Drama - Secrets Gregori Theater The Scottish Play Modesto Library Halloween Hafla St Clair Theatre Friday Night Live&Local Music Material Grill Free Pool Nino’s Place Robbie Fonseca’s “A Haunting 25th An- West Side Theatre Open Mic Comedy w Anthony K St Clair Theatre niversary” Exhibition Rock Lobster Nino’s Place TUESDAY Oct. 25 Karaoke Night MIdway Lounge Tim Allen The Boardroom Flirtacious Fridays Club Rain Ansel Adams of California Exhibition Carnegie Arts Center - Turlock, CA Live Local Music Speakeasy Lounge Story Time Keyes Library Live Music Yosemite Lanes Del Osso Farms Halloween Fun Farm Dell’Osso Farms For new & updated info SATURDAY Oct. 29 In Focus Art Show Chartreuse Muse Modestoview.com Memorial Complimentary Therapy Art Show Mistlin Gallery Joe Baretta / Tim Allen P Wexfords Pub Strangebrew The Boardroom Story Time Ceres Library Ansel Adams of California Exhibition Carnegie Arts Center - Turlock, CA Story Time Oakdale Library Modesto Certified Farmers Market 16th Street between H & I Funworks Freddy’s Farm Corn Maze Funworks Modesto Saturday Group Run Mr T’s Donuts - Tully rd Story Time Keyes Library Del Osso Farms Halloween Fun Farm Dell’Osso Farms Story Time Keyes Library In Focus Art Show Chartreuse Muse Beginning Word* Modesto Library Memorial Complimentary Therapy Art Show Mistlin Gallery Excel Basics* Riverbank Library Warrior Dash Run Casa De Fruita Pacheco Pass Tuesday Track Workout MJC Track Creepy Crafts and Goodies! Waterford Library Funworks Freddy’s Farm Corn Maze Funworks Modesto Story Time Modesto Library Halloween Fun! Riverbank Library Beer Pong Tourney The Other Place Halloween Story Treats Salida Library Poker Night Nino’s Place Harvest Festival Empire Library Salsa Lessons Clarion/Shooters Dawn of the Dub Halloween Party Lake Tulloch Resort Hotel & Marina Swing Fever Gallo Center Murder Mystery Train Sierra Railroad Karaoke Night MIdway Lounge Corks & Caps Fundraiser Martin G. Peterson Event Center Martini&TallCan Tuesdays Copper Rhino Beyer Drama Done to Death Beyer High Little Theater Miki Industry Night Miki Japanese Restaurant Gregori Drama - Secrets Gregori Theater Halloween Bash with Tequila Mockingbird Nino’s Place T’s Night Out Ts Cocktails Robbie Fonseca’s “A Haunting 25th An- West Side Theatre Treveling Circus Live Speakeasy Lounge niversary” Exhibition MIdway Lounge WEDNESDAY Oct. 26 Karaoke Night Prospect Theatre Wrong Doers Halloween Hoedown Speakeasy Lounge Jason Gulley The Boardroom Live Local Music Yosemite Lanes Neil Beuttner Live P Wexfords Pub Live Music Fat Cat Music House Ansel Adams of California Exhibition Carnegie Arts Center - Turlock, CA SUNDAY Oct. 30 Del Osso Farms Halloween Fun Farm Dell’Osso Farms In Focus Art Show Chartreuse Muse Jason Gulley The Boardroom Ansel Adams of California Exhibition Carnegie Arts Center - Turlock, CA Memorial Complimentary Therapy Art Show Mistlin Gallery Sunday Group Run Save Mart Scenic&Oakdale ToddlerTime Turlock Library Vintage Faire Famers Market Vintage Faire WiggleWorms Salida Library Del Osso Farms Halloween Fun Farm Dell’Osso Farms Story Time Modesto Library In Focus Art Show Chartreuse Muse Story Time Oakdale Library Memorial Complimentary Therapy Art Show Mistlin Gallery ToddlerTime Turlock Library Funworks Freddy’s Farm Corn Maze Funworks Modesto WiggleWorms Salida Library An Evening with Jenna Bush Hager Gallo Center Story Time Empire Library Modesto Sound’s DANCE DANCE HALLOWEEN Peterson Event Center Funworks Freddy’s Farm Corn Maze Funworks Modesto Beyer Drama Done to Death Beyer High Little Theater Open Mic w/Solo Bass Jake Queen Bean Bats and Spiders Craft Keyes Library Classic Rock Dancing Crocodiles Halloween Mask Craft Hughson Library Karaoke Nino’s Place Community Hospice’s Caregiver College Modesto Library Karaoke Night MIdway Lounge Johnny & Kelly Live Speakeasy Lounge Karaoke Nino’s Place MONDAY Oct. 31 Karaoke Night MIdway Lounge Karaoke The Boardroom O’brians Tavern-INdustry Night O’Briens Tavern CHECK MODESTOVIEW.COM FOR ALL THE FRIGHT NIGHT FUN! 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Decanting Wine by Brad Gibson

A decanter is any vessel that is used to hold the decantation of a liquid, in most cases wine. While there are hundreds of different decanters on the market that range from inexpensive to very expensive and have many different looks, any large glass vessel will work. Throughout the history of wine, decanters have played a significant role; for ease of serving, removal of sediment, aeration and even just for “looks”. Most wines on shelves today, however, don’t have a real “need” for decanting. In the past it was quite common for wines to contain a considerable amount of solid matter or sediment. The sediment in a bottle won’t hurt you, but it’s not real pleasant in your mouth. Today’s winemaking process makes this a lot less common and most wines don’t throw much sediment until they reach about ten years of age. Decanting these older wines to remove the sediment may be desirable.

Young wines can benefit from decanting also, though the goal is not to remove sediment. With a young wine the goal is to aerate the wine or to encourage it to “open up”. The action of decanting itself, and the large surface area in contact with the air in the decanter, alters the wine, softening its youthful bite and encouraging the development of more complex aromas and flavors. If decanting a wine simply to aerate it just pour the wine into any suitable receptacle, even a common pitcher will do just fine. If decanting to remove sediment, the procedure involves more care.

First, take the wine from where it has been stored, hopefully lying on its side in a suitably cool, dark environment.

If you suspect a considerable amount of sediment, as may occur with older wines, it’s advisable to stand the bottle upright for a day or so prior to decanting to allow the sediment to fall to the bottom of the bottle. Even if you don’t plan on decanting, this step can be beneficial when serving an older bottle of wine.

When the time comes to decant the wine, remove the entire capsule (wax or foil) from around the neck of the bottle so you have a clear view into the neck of the bottle.

This is so you can observe the wine coming through the neck for sediment. To enhance your view you can position a light source to shine through the neck.

With a smooth and steady action pour the wine into the decanter without rushing, so as to avoid disturbing the sediment. Stop pouring when you can observe sediment moving into the neck of the bottle. Don’t fret too much if you haven’t achieved a crystal clear pour as long as the large, unpalatable pieces have been removed.

Once the wine has been poured into the decanting vessel it can be served at any time depending on how much aerating or “opening up” you want to take place. 30


ModestoCana is served daily in Modesto, Ca. USA! Our own brand of small town community blended with the vibrant arts and culture make us special. Here is just a teaser of things that happened last month. See our monster Modesto USA gallery at ModestoView.com. If you want your picture here, send it to us at info@modestoview. com We love our readers and want to showcase you when you are out and about. The Modesto Farmers Market gets busier every week

Downey Knight Sounds play the 60th Anniversary

The most fun way to advertise weekly comedy at the St Clair

Travis Vick gets an Off the Air smooch from Greg Edwards

The Modesto Farmers Market has great band and produce

Families and kids walk at the Sutter Health Run/Walk for Cancer

Off the Air shows play for all ages at CafĂŠ Deva

Appetite plays Off The Air.

Joe, Dave and Tim rock the center plaza!

Steve Pedigo organized the Downey 60th Party. He went to MoHi but stepped up to run the alumni event!

John Black (JB) is the man! Check out his blues events and new art gallery, coming soon

Tony Serrano and Mark Carrasco at the OneSpeed Bike Rally

Barrett Lipmomi in the State Theatre for Architecture Festival

Gabriel Manzo rocks the State Theatre (pic by Gary Nelson)

Chip Porter plays the All Ages Queen Bean

Roy Dean delivers an amazing acoustic set at Queen Bean

The Ernie Bucio celebrate of life at MJC turned into the most amazing New Orleans Jazz Jam, lead by Martin Martinez.(l)

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