Monday, February 24, 2020 - Sick Spirit

It’s been a long month. It started out great with some time in the studio, but I very soon after came down with congestion that has hung on for the rest of the month. I took three days off to try to heal when I almost lost my voice, and I finally got some decongestant to dry out my voice box enough to sing. Anyway, I’m not saying this to complain. I’m saying this to bring up the old quandary of whether we bring illness on ourselves. If I truly am spirit expressing myself through my body then why do I come down with illness? Is my spirit sick? Well, it might be. As much as I love this life, I often find myself kind of drifting in a haze of malaise. I have all the ways I usually break myself out of the haze - simple joys, reminders of beauty all around, and giving of myself to prime the pump of love. But they don’t always work. The duality of this life is a constant. I will always be in this body here, but I don’t have to be of this body. I’ll let you know if I ever feel like I’ve figured it all out. ? 

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What have I been up to? 

I had a busy week at the beginning of the month.  

That Monday was a great day in the studio. We got another couple songs done for my old country album. We also got my new single finished - “Part of All.” 

Friday was a wonderful night at Bistoro at Pueblo. We had lots of great folks and some wonderful requests.  

Sunday was a new song called “I Wanna See the World Like God” at Cuchara Chapel to go along with Eileen‘s message. My voice was starting to go. 

Sunday night was my online living-room concert, and we did a bunch off love songs and requests. My voice was really raw, which is why I took the next three days off.  

Last Thursday my new single “Part of All” was released, and I announced it on Friday. It has been pretty well received so far, and I hope that it’s a message that will give folks love and support. I appreciate  you all.  

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What’s up this week? 

Sunday 7:00-8:15 MST is my First-Sunday Online Living Room Concert, and I think I’ll do a few Irish tunes to get in the spirit for St. Patrick’s Day. Once Mardi Gras is over this week I’ll start celebrating my Irish heritage.  

Speaking of that, it’s just the following week on the 14th when I’ll be playing an Irish concert at the Bell Tower in Florence along with some wonderful Celtic dancers. It will be a blast! 

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That’s it for this week. I hope you are well and happy. I know the cold and flu season  has touched a lot of folks this year. If I ever figure out how to be in spirit and not in body to avoid it I’ll let you know.  

Best always, 

Tom 

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Details this week: 

Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing and singing a concert from my living room 
Where:  online at facebook.com/tom.munch 
When:  Sunday, March 1, 7-8:15 pm MST