I wanted to write a little bit about experimentation this week. I’ve found in my life that I’ve always loved experimenting with just about every aspect of my existence - from how I walk to what computer programs and mobile apps I use. I think I’m kind of an amateur scientist in this respect. I like looking at the nth degree and tiniest detail of how something is done and then tweaking it slightly to see how it changes. It’s part of the amazement and wonder I see in this world - how there is beauty and meticulous interaction in every little part of our world. And beyond the fascination there is often a benefit to slightly adjusting things because it makes our life better. I see this experimentation in everything I do, but I particularly see it in my guitar playing. There are an infinite number of ways you can make sound with a string from different attack, different material to pluck with, and playing with the rhythm in minute ways. It’s mind boggling and so much fun! How about you? Do you like to experiment?
What have I been up to?
Last night’s first-Sunday online concert was just a blast! I had so many of you fine folks tuning in and sending me messages. I hope you liked the songs I played. Can’t wait for next month’s show. I said I might do random shows some months, and I might just do that sometime soon. I have a hankering to do some themed shows like cowboy and standards.
What’s up this week?
Saturday 2-3 I’m playing a show at the Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Living Center in Walsenburg with my friends, Ken Saydak, Sherri Kraxberger, Joe Camacho, and Sherry Pacheco. I love playing these shows for the vets, and we’ve come up with a really fun one this year - we’re doing old television show themes and commercials and a few old songs including a tribute to Fats Domino. It has been a gas putting together this show, and I hope the vets get as much fun out of the performance as we have had putting it together. Thank you for your service, veterans!
I’m talking to a few new places to play, and I’m excited about the prospects. I’ll let you know when I have concrete dates.
I have more details about my Denver gig December 10. I’m playing at the Littleton Museum 5:30-8 for their “A Holiday Evening at the Littleton Museum” event. I’ll be performing at the 1890's farm at the entrance to the barn. I’ll be in a tent with heaters, and there’ll be hot cider and goodies, so if you’re in Denver come on out for a fun evening of Christmas celebration. There should be more info at their website soon. https://www.littletongov.org/city-services/city-departments/museum
That’s it for this week. Time to go out and experiment!
Update - Gig this Friday 6-9 at Neon Alley Bistro
I just booked a gig Friday that I’m excited about and want to share with you all. I’m playing at a new venue called Neon Alley Bistro in Pueblo 6-9. Neon Alley is a wonderful room with great acoustics, a nice stage, wonderful folks, and very interesting and tasty food. Pellumb and Joette, the folks who are running it, love making good food and providing an inviting atmosphere. The location is where La Luna and the Songbird were previously. Check out their Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/NeonAlleyBistro/ This could be the start of a beautiful friendship!
Who: Tom Munch
What: playing and singing
Where: Neon Alley Bistro, 304 S Victoria Ave Ste D, Pueblo, 719-299-4769
When: Friday, November 10, 6-9 pm