Category: For The Good

  • Mike’s Music Shop

    Mike’s Music Shop

    The author offers insights on transforming a WordPress site into an online music store. He highlights the significance of a dedicated IP address, SSL Certificate, Policy and Returns page, and using a minimal amount of plugins for performance and security. Key plugins include WooCommerce and the WooCommerce Stripe Gateway, among others. The author underscores planning…

  • All Merch Sales Proceeds -> LIVESTRONG

    All Merch Sales Proceeds -> LIVESTRONG

    I think it’s safe to safe all of us have been affected by cancer one way or another. It’s a brutal, relentless disease and unfortunately, I’ve seen it take several people from my life. Going forward, all proceeds from merch sales in the Shop will go to LIVESTRONG foundation. Why LIVESTRONG? They are focused on…

  • Rock The Heart 2022

    Rock The Heart 2022

    This amazing event was created thirteen years ago by my good friend Dana Balicki, supporting women’s heart health. I’ve had the honor to play several times and this one really was special. Given the pandemic, they had to take a few years off and this was the first one in 3 years. What made it…

  • Good Music People

    One thing I’ve noticed when meeting new people at shows is that the big music fans are almost always very cool. It’s like they’ve found this thing in life that gives them joy and they appreciate it. Not to say non-music lovers are bad people, but they can be crabby. Music people love to talk…

  • Golf 2020

    Golf 2020

    Really into golf this year. The pandemic has injected a renewed interest in the game. Most courses I’ve played have been packed and I see a lot of young players. A few years back, it seemed the sport was dying. Who knows, this could save the industry?

  • Us

    There are good humansThere are bad humansWhite, black, brown, tan, orange, whatever colorThere are people with irrational beliefs based on some tragedy from years pastThere are people with mental issues and chemical imbalancesThere are politicians There are soul-less people and there are amazing generous peoplePolitics can’t solve every issue. Your vote can solve some public…

  • The Monster of all Tradeoffs

    I hesitated to write about this publicly. I’m not one to publish my opinions about current events, political issues or fake news. Usually, I stick to music and after reading this you might agree. What’s happened since January is a once-in-a-generation event. It’s so monumental, we probably won’t be able to get proper perspective for…

  • Time Stand Still

    Absolutely epic. This was one of my favorite Rush songs of that era. This group has captured the essence of this song in such a beautiful rendition – without drums.

  • Must Listen: Noah Kagan Podcast

    Noah Kagan – 000: The Beginning – #iTunes A must listen for any type of online marketer. — Mike Echlin (@mechlin) January 17, 2017

  • May The Fourth Be With You

    I woke up thinking about how all water in the ocean is being held down by gravity and how it’s a true miracle we just don’t go shooting off the planet into space. Life is good.  I appreciate everything and everyone around me.  The more positive I become, the more positive situations occur. The more…