I think I’m back to writing songs again. You might think that I write all the time, but that’s not true. I really only write when I’m on a project, and that only comes when I feel inspired and moved to say something. I’ve been feeling for a while that I need to write some songs along the lines of some of my philosophical and spiritual blog posts. I’ve had many of you encourage me to do so. I don’t know if what I have to say will benefit folks, but I feel compelled to try. The old hippie in me feels that the world needs the evergreen message of love, hope, and joy. I may throw in a little science as well since that speaks to me, but I think it will be interesting and hopefully not too woo-woo. So I have been writing ideas into individual text files -more or less a freeform stream of consciousness that occasionally comes out in verse. I’ll go through these and sculpt them into accessible songs. This may take me a while - I’m not in a rush, but I’ll try not to get distracted. This is important work to me. I’ve felt a need to get this out for a few years. Wish me luck!
What have I been up to?
My online concert a couple weeks ago was very special. I did some Irish songs for March and St. Patrick’s Day, but I also did some requests and some meaningful songs for my good friends in La Veta who had just experienced a great loss. It means so much to get to express all these different emotions in song.
What’s up this week?
I’m back at the Bell Tower Cultural Center in Florence Saturday night at 7:00 to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I absolutely love doing Irish songs, and this show will open with Celtic step dancers that I’ve enjoyed before there and end with me doing a bunch of favorite Irish songs. I’ve even learned a couple of new tunes including one about an Irishman who goes to America to sing Irish songs in the wild west. It will be a lot of fun, and I can’t wait. Please come out if you love sharing a wee bit of Irish spirit. Slainte!
That’s it for this week. It’s time for some corned beef and cabbage and a little Irish whiskey!
Details this week:
Who: Tom Munch
What: playing for St. Patrick’s Day in Florence, CO
Where: Bell Tower Cultural Center, 201 East Second Street, 719-784-2038
When: Saturday, March 17, 7-9 pm