Monday, February 3, 2019 - What are Music and Dreams?

In case you hadn’t noticed, I spend a lot of time pondering things philosophical and spiritual.  The greatest mysteries to me are music and dreams.  I can have all kinds of theories and beliefs about science and death and spirituality, but I can’t fathom what music really is or dreams.  Music is many things - mathematical in its relationships between notes, rhythms, and frequencies; emotional in it’s ability to move us to tears and laughter; and even spiritual when it goes beyond all understanding.  But there is magic beyond this in music that I cannot explain, and I’ve read all kinds of studies and articles trying to explain it.  I’m just thankful to be involved in it.  Dreams are kind of the same thing to me - analyzed but never truly understood.  I find dreams to be both comforting and disturbing.  I’ve even asked spiritual gurus about dreams, and they confessed to not really knowing what they are either.  Some say they are the brain working out things from our conscious lives.  Others say dreams are communication with the other side.  I don’t know if I’ll ever have an answer for myself.  So I guess I’ll just go on enjoying music and dreams.  What do you think of them? 

What have I been up to? 

Friday night last was a packed house at Bistoro with lots of wonderful folks and friends.  It was so much fun.  I went the full three hours without a break because I was enjoying it so. 

Sunday was my online concert up against the Super Bowl (or the superb owl as one person called it.)  I had a pretty good crowd, but I messed up the online setup so that it was asking everyone to purchase a $1 ticket to listen.  As such several people got booted out after a few minutes if they didn’t want to put in a credit card.  I heartily apologize if this happened to you.  I’ll make sure I double-check the setup before I start from here on out to make sure that doesn’t happen again.  I have three choices - free show, pay what you want, or ticket, and I’ve always set it for free show or pay what you want in the past.  Anyway, it was a fun show with some originals, some love songs, and some Buddy Holly songs since it was the 60th anniversary of his death with Richie Valens and the Big Bopper. 

What am I up to this week? 

Sunday I’m playing for Cuchara Chapel again 10-11.  I’ve really been enjoying playing this beautiful little chapel this winter.  Eileen’s messages are always right on target, and the songs I’m getting to play for special music are becoming favorites.  Come on out if you’re in the area and would like to see the mountains in beautiful winter splendor with a bunch of good mountain folks. 

That’s it for this week.  I’m setting dates for the Royal Gorge Bridge and several other venues now, so I’ll have lots to talk about in the future. 

Best, 

Tom 

Details this week: 

Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing and singing for chapel service 
Where:  Cuchara Chapel, 16400 CO Hwy 12, Cuchara, CO 
When:  Sunday, February 10, 10:00 am