Gigs this week: (Details in blog post below - "Narcissism - Tooting My Own Horn")
I have something that bothers me that I still don’t know how to deal with after all these years - narcissism or tooting my own horn. Part of my job is self-promotion. I’m doing it right now in writing to you although I really do want to reach out as a friend as well. We all do it to some extent if we’re involved in social media. We all can see that it’s unattractive when someone pushes too hard or when their motivation seems to be arrogance and pride. I never want to be perceived in that way, and so I err on the side of not enough promotion. In fact, I’m uncomfortable doing it at all. It’s not because I don’t believe in myself. I have reached a point in my life where I know I have a purpose and that my purpose has value. I believe that giving of ourselves is how we better the universe, and that we become a bigger conduit of love and spirit when we give freely. That’s really what I want tooting my own horn to be about - giving an experience and a flow in my words, music, and presence that others can soak in and spread in turn. In that way we all unite and give off even more love and spirit. A friend once called it a supernova at a conference where we really felt this. So I hope you get this from me when I self-promote. I really do want to spread some love, joy and unity - kind of as the young hippie I still am inside to some extent.
What have I been up to?
My S t. Patrick’s Day concert at the Bell Tower Cultural Center in Florence after the Celtic step-dancers a week ago Saturday was a blast! I LOVE playing Irish tunes, and this night did not disappoint. Thanks to everyone who came out and celebrated their inner-Irish.
The private party I played the following Sunday in Denver was also great fun! I even got to see my sister there. Happy Birthday, Jane!
What am I up to this week?
Friday night 7-10 I’m back at Walter’s Brewery Tasting Room in Pueblo for another fun night of beer and friendship. We’ve had some great nights there so far, and I’m sure this one will be just as enjoyable. Come on out if you’d like some great beer, music, and camaraderie!
That’s it for this week. I’m busy booking several things this summer, so stay tuned. Send me your thoughts on narcissism and self promotion too if I’ve inspired a pondering in you.
Details this week:
Who: Tom Munch
What: playing and singing
Where: Walter’s Brewery Taproom, 126 Oneida Street, Pueblo. 719-542-0766
When: Friday, March 29, 7-10 pm