Today we aired episode 8 of the Good Old Mike Podcast where we had an awesome talk Glenn from Duckman Cycles and VW Garage. Check out the video or audio below, or check it out on Spotify, Apple Music, or other podcast streaming platforms.

Home Facelift Complete

Today, Melissa completed painting the front door/entry way and that will wrap up the project. I will complete the video this week and post it so we can MOVE ON. I know folks are not terribly interested in this project, but hey, it had to get done.


Next we need to clean our main living room rug. That will be done in the garage. Once that is done, I can get to work on some other fun GARAGE stuff!

Edward Van Halen

Yesterday morning, Edward Van Halen lost his battle with cancer. Today, I posted this on Instagram:

I don’t remember when exactly I first heard Van Halen 1. I remember clearly when 1984 came out and then going back through the catalog after being exposed to the amazing band. I remember being entirely blown away by the band and especially Eddie’s playing. They had a heavy edge to their sound while maintaining spirit of fun and good times. There was nothing else like it, and Eddie’s guitar tone and playing ruined my perception of other greats for quite some time. It was hard to go back to Clapton or Paige after listening to Eddie. He was that mind blowing, for me at least.

Honestly, I’ve never been able to play Van Halen, or do it justice, but I have been inspired by his music over and over again. With Eddie’s passing, it seems like a good time to attempt once again to cover one his tracks. We’ll see how I do.