I played a wonderful concert and a wedding reception this past weekend, and the one thing I brought away from both events was giving. I felt myself and others giving without abandon or expectation. It was and is a magical thing. When we open the natural impetus within ourselves to give we become part of the creative flow of all life and existence that makes grass grow and winds blow. It is engaging and fulfilling. Giving makes us a part of each other and a part of the flow. I felt this as I was attempting to take a nap over the weekend, and in between waking and sleeping I fell into a meditative state where I felt myself rising as a ball of light - burning with a sense of purpose and undying energy for this life. That flow of energy makes me want to give and give and give. It’s a wonderful thing.
What have I been up to?
Monday and Tuesday were the last two days of the Royal Gorge Bridge for the season for me, and they were both very good. The crowds are dwindling as the summer ends, but they were such nice people, and the weather was perfect other than a bit of wind on Monday.
Saturday the concert with Ken Saydak was simply a blast. The Merc was packed to the gills, and Ken and I delivered some surprises and some old favorites as well. There was so much love and goodwill in the room.
Sunday evening I played a wedding reception in a Pueblo back yard for a sweet couple and their friends and family. The dancing was beautiful, and the feeling was real and genuine. Congrats, Randall and Savanna!
What am I up to this week?
Monday 7-8ish MDT I'm doing my monthly online living-room concert. (I know, I usually do these on Sunday.) I really love doing these, and I’d love it if you can tune in. Just point your screen to concertwindow.com/tommunch. It’s free, although you can tip if you feel so moved. If you log in you can make comments with everyone else, or if you can’t or don’t want to log in you can send me a message or email with any comments you have.
Thursday 6:30-8:30 is the party I mentioned before for the end of the summer at the Yellow Pine. They decided to move it to the beginning of the month so more folks could be there who will be gone later. Bring your own beverage and an appetizer to share. I’ll be playing music for dancing and enjoyment, and I have a feeling it will turn into a wonderful evening!
What’s up down the road?
I just made an agreement to play first-Fridays at Bistoro restaurant in Pueblo. These are the folks who had the Neon Alley Bistro when I played there, and I’m thrilled to get to play for them again in their new location at 109 Central Plaza.
I’m playing two Chuck Pyle tribute concerts at the beginning of October - the 6th and 7th.
I’ll be playing Christmas concerts at the Bell Tower in Florence December 1st and the Merc in La Veta December 15th.
More details as we get nearer to those dates. My calendar is always up to date on my website too - http://tommunch.com.
I’d better run for now. It’s a rainy day, and I have much to do. Give all you can, folks. It’s the stuff of life.
Details this week:
Who: Tom Munch
What: playing and singing
Where: online at https://concertwindow.com/tommunch
When: Sunday, Sept 3, 7-8:15ish pm MDT
Who: Tom Munch
What: playing & singing for a community party
Where: Yellow Pine Guest Ranch, Cuchara. 719-742-3528
When: Thursday, Sept 6, 6:30-8:30 pm