Monday, March 21, 2022 - Time

I’m thinking about time this week since my theme for my show on Thursday is time. Of course, it’s a tough thing to talk about or choose songs about it because it’s relative. I mean, without a clock do we even know what time is? I have often gotten lost in the moment and realized I spent 10 minutes when I thought it was just a minute or two. And sometimes time drags when you’re bored. As a musician, time is critically important to how rhythm and melody fit together, and being just ahead or just behind the timing of a beat can make all the difference to the style of music. And for the purpose of the songs for Thursday I’m happy if the word “time” appears in the title or somewhere in the song. It will be an interesting adventure, and I’m looking forward to what people request and how the show progresses. And getting into the more ethereal realm, some scientists and spiritualists say that time is only a concept that we track because we experience our world in a linear fashion. In truth, they say that all of time just “is” and that we are moving through it. That blows my mind. I hope that someday science or what lies beyond will help it all make sense. 

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What have I been up to? 

I only had one senior facility cancel last week, and at least this time it was for a power outage and not COVID. I so enjoy playing for these folks, and even my accountant this morning told me how much the folks appreciate it and how much good it does for them. 

My Thursday online show doing Irish tunes was so much fun. There is just so much energy and vitality in Irish music. The group really loved it too. I’m just sorry that there is a limited time each year when folks want to hear Irish songs. I’ll try to sneak some in occasionally throughout the year. 

My concert Saturday at the Bell Tower Cultural Center in Florence went really well. The Celtic dancers were marvelous as always, and it was a packed house with many familiar faces. I forget how much I like to be in a concert situation in a nice venue, but the adrenaline really flows and everything comes together at a show like this. 

My Sunday online show of favorites was great fun too. We have some new names and faces lately that have really added to the spirit of the evening. Unfortunately we still have technical glitches for some folks on the stream, but hopefully that will all work out. I asked folks if they’d like to try doing concerts on Zoom, but most are happy with Facebook or my website now. My friend Gil Trujillo even gave me a dandy Irish cap on Sunday that I love and wore on the show. Thanks again, Gil! You can see it in the Sunday video on my website - tommunch.com/online-concerts.  

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What am I up to this week? 

I have eight senior facilities this week, and I’m debating whether to keep doing Irish tunes for some of them and playing my Irish guitar. Whatever I do will be well-received I’m sure. 

My Thursday online show 7-8:30 mountain time will be doing songs about time as I mentioned above. I have some neat ideas and some great requests so far. It promises to be exciting, so come out and see where it leads. And throw me some requests if you like. 

My Sunday online show 7-8:30 mountain time will be favorites and requests as always. We’ve had more people on lately, and I’m curious how it will go forward if we continue to have less COVID cases and people are out and about more. I really like doing online concerts for the interaction and also the simplicity and quality of the sound. It allows me to play different instruments that I wouldn’t normally travel to a gig with too. Come out if you can! 

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That’s it for this week. I’m still thinking about time and going down the rabbit hole in my mind of what time really is and whether it exists as we know it. Heady stuff! 

Have a great week! 

Tom 

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Who:  Tom Munch  
What:  playing and singing an online concert of songs about time 
Where:  facebook.com/tom.munch and tommunch.com/online-concerts   
When:  Thursday, March 24, 7-8:30 pm mountain time  

Who:  Tom Munch  
What:  playing and singing an online concert of favorites and requests 
Where:  facebook.com/tom.munch and tommunch.com/online-concerts   
When:  Sunday, March 27, 7-8:30 pm mountain time

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