I’m thinking about choices this morning. When I was playing my Christmas show at Littleton Museum last night I started thinking about what songs I was choosing and what stories I was telling. I also thought of conversations I had during the day. I’m the kind of person who believes in going with the flow. I’ve always thought that people come into your day for a reason, and flowing with the variables of each day is part of the interwoven web of life that we each participate in. While this is true, my choices within these moments are my own, and they are an expression of who I am at my essence and what I value in life. Often I have to stop and remember that I value love and caring in this life, and this makes me choose the good stuff - the stuff that uplifts others and makes the world a better place. It only takes an instant in the choosing, but it can mean a lifetime in the differences it makes as it plays out in the world. So as I choose songs and tell stories onstage and in my day I will always try to pick the good stuff. This is my vow.
What have I been up to?
Last week was a whirlwind.
My private parties Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday were all different with different folks and different opportunities to spread some Christmas cheer. It was so good to see these folks and play some songs.
Friday at Bistoro in Pueblo was packed and so much fun. Joette (one of the owners) was out with a bug, but the food was great as ever, and it was so good to share the space with such good friends - old and new.
Sunday was the holiday celebration at the Littleton Museum I mentioned above, and I thoroughly enjoyed sharing the holiday songs - especially with the little ones who light up with joy and wonder at the season.
What am I up to this week?
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday I have more private parties at facilities and with friends. I really enjoy these and am grateful to have them.
Friday I’m playing a big concert at La Veta Mercantile 7-9. This will be a blast playing holiday favorites for all my friends and fans in the La Veta area. Tickets are available at La Veta Mercantile $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Please come if you can.
Sunday I’m playing for the Cuchara Chapel service again - 10:00. I have some wonderful songs worked up for this service, and it should be a great celebration of the season. Please come out if you’d like to see the gorgeous mountains in all their winter splendor with inspiration from the service and the music.
That’s it for this week. I just picked up a New Year’s Eve dinner gig at La Plaza Inn in Walsenburg 6-9. If you’re in the area and would like an earlier evening or place to go for dinner before the party come on out. It’s a really nice place! I hope you’re enjoying the Christmas season. Wish me luck getting my Christmas cards out and presents purchased.
Details this week:
Who: Tom Munch
What: playing and singing a concert
Where: La Veta Mercantile (The Merc), 300 South Main Street, La Veta 719-742-3387
When: Friday, December 14, 7-9 pm
Who: Tom Munch
What: playing and singing for chapel service
Where: Cuchara Chapel, 16400 CO Hwy 12, Cuchara, CO
When: Sunday, December 16, 10:00 am