Monday, June 20, 2022 - What's Right

I’m reading a novel that is stirring my sense of right and wrong - which is one of the things that good stories should do. They actually say that good fiction helps our empathy for each other. It always fuels my curiosity for why people don’t do what’s right. In my life it has always been obvious why it’s best to do what’s right - it benefits everyone, and it makes life more worthwhile. But some people are driven toward contrariness either from abuse they’ve suffered or a general unhappiness with life, I guess. I know that some folks see people like me as idealistic and naive, but I believe you get out of life what you put into it for the most part. Life can beat you down, but if you continue to give out of a spirit of love you will eventually find a smoother path. When you give in to fear and begin to hate and doubt others, then your life becomes a misery. You just have to believe.  


What have I been up to? 

My senior facilities went very well last week. There seem to be less COVID cases, and I’m hoping we’re maybe in an easier period for a while.  

My Wednesday theme show was doing the music of Michael Martin Murphey, and it was sweet reconnecting with his tunes. He was one to the first musicians whose music I learned when I first started playing. 

The Thursday barbecue at the Yellow Pine was fun and crazy - especially for the first one of the season. Everyone is really ready to get out and have a good time. It was great to see so many folks whom I haven’t seen since last summer. 

Friday night I played at the Pueblo Riverwalk as part of their summer music series, and although it was a little warm it was great playing outdoors for some of the Pueblo friends I haven’t seen in quite a while. I need to play in Pueblo more often. 

Saturday was a retirement party for a friend whom I have been playing for since my days at the Pueblo West Inn 30 years ago. It was a wonderful evening. Congratulations again, Debbie! It was a wonderful party. 

Sunday was my online favorites show, and after a full week of gigs and fun it was good to be surrounded by my online Munch Bunch. We had such a good time! 


What am I up to this week? 

I have 10 senior facilities this week, and I’m looking forward to all of them. You just have to see the faces and hear the stories. 

My Wednesday online show 7-8:30 mountain time will be Motown songs again. We haven’t done Motown songs since a year ago in March, and they are so fun and danceable. This will be a blast. Come on out! 

Thursday I’m back at the Yellow Pine barbecue 6:30-8, and I’m expecting it to be just as good as last week if not better. I’d love to have you if you are in the area. As always it’s held in an 1890s barn in Cuchara, CO, with Texas barbecue and my music, and it’s best to call in a reservation ASAP - 719-742-3528. 

My Sunday online show 7-8:30 mountain time will be favorites and requests as always. I’m having a harder time finding the time to learn a lot of new requests, but I’m doing my darnedest during this busy season. We always have a great time, and you’re always welcome. 


That’s it for this week. I hope you’ll take a deep breath and consider what’s right in every situation - keeping love and respect in your heart. 

Best always, 



Who:  Tom Munch  
What:  playing and singing an online concert of Motown songs 
Where: and   
When:  Wednesday, June 22, 7-8:30 pm mountain time  

Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing & singing at the barbeque 
Where:  Yellow Pine Guest Ranch, Cuchara.  719-742-3528 
When:  Thursday, June 23, 6:30-8:00 pm 

Who:  Tom Munch  
What:  playing and singing an online concert of favorites and requests 
Where: and   
When:  Sunday, June 26, 7-8:30 pm mountain time

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