Monday August 15, 2022 - Joy of Singing

Since our show this week is part two of songs about music and singing, I thought I would write about the joy I find in singing. There is just something about vocalizing alone or with others that is so joyful. It’s something that comes physically from the deepest part of your core that then comes out in a melodious (hopefully) sound that expresses your individuality and feelings. And many of the songs written about music and singing reflect this joy. And yes, there is also pain and every other emotion expressed in singing, but I guess it’s just the purest way of making music that I can think of, and so I find joy even in singing painful songs. It’s an all-engaging full-body activity! I think that’s why people tune in to watch my online shows. It’s joyful to watch someone feeling that amazing flow of music coming through them. I hope you can enjoy it too! 


What have I been up to? 

I had 8 senior facilities last week, and there were some really nice moments at all of them. 

Tuesday was my online theme show about music and singing, and it was so much fun. That’s why we’re doing it again! 

Wednesday was the dance I played with Dennis Mills at the Cuchara Community Center. It was a blast with so many great folks coming out to dance and support us. 

Thursday was the last Yellow Pine barbecue for the summer, and it was sad as always to end the summer series, but it was also a great evening. We will have one more event up there for the public on September 8th. That’s our AA (Appetizers and Alcohol) evening that we always do the the first Thursday after Labor Day. That’s a bring-your-own event where everyone shares appetizers as a final farewell to summer. I’ll write more about that on the week it occurs. 

Friday I played poolside at the Pueblo Country Club and had a very nice group of mostly families listening to my music as they swam and relaxed. I had some very nice comments. 

Sunday I played the final Cuchara Chapel service of the summer which was outside for COVID reasons, and it was very nice. Hopefully they can do indoor services next summer, but I’ll help them make a way to broadcast the sound to the outdoors for people in case there are still COVID concerns. 

Sunday evening was my online show of requests and favorites, and even though several regulars couldn’t make the show we still had a very nice group of folks with some great requests. 


What am I up to this week? 

I have 11 senior facilities this week, and I’m looking forward to all of them. Hopefully we won’t have any serious COVID outbreaks. 

My Wednesday online show 7-8:30 mountain time will be the second show of songs about music and singing that I wrote about above. There are so many great songs that fit this theme. Come on out and join in with the group in listening, commenting, and watching! 

Thursday I’m playing an event for the wonderful Hermosa group in Cuchara that I have played for many times. I’m writing about it in case any of my Hermosa friends are reading this blog. I’d love to see you! 

My Sunday online show 7-8:30 mountain time will be the favorites and requests that I always love to play for our Munch Bunch Group. Come on out! 


That’s it for this week. I honestly thought I’d be more worn out after last week was so busy, but I guess I have a few more good years of doing so much music. I hope I never stop! 

Best always, 



Details this week: 

Who:  Tom Munch  
What:  playing and singing a second online concert of songs about songs and singing 
Where: and   
When:  Wednesday, August 17, 7-8:30 pm mountain time  

Who:  Tom Munch  
What:  playing and singing an online concert of favorites and requests 
Where: and   
When:  Sunday, August 21, 7-8:30 pm mountain time

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