Monday, March 28, 2022 - 15 Minutes

I thought I’d write today about getting your 15 minutes of fame. We’re doing songs that were one hit wonders from the 60s on my Thursday show - songs that gave a lot of folks 15 minutes of fame or more when they got one song on the charts over 50 years ago. A lot of these songs are very well-known, and I’m sure it was more than exciting for these performers to get on radio and TV and make some kind of mark that they either hoped would launch their careers or else be a high point in their lives. Of course the 60s didn’t have as many barriers to entry in the music business as there would be later, and there were still small record labels and record pressing companies where a local band or singer could cut a record and get it played on the radio. It was an exciting time. And we all like a little recognition now and then even though it’s a lot easier to see your name in print on the internet nowadays. I’m sure you may have gotten into the newspaper or on TV at some point in your life. I’ve had more than my share of recognition as part of my job, but I still am thrilled when I’m rewarded with a little spotlight for doing good work. So here’s to the one hit wonders and the excitement that comes from a little fame. May we all have some! 

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What have I been up to? 

My senior facilities went very well last week, and there weren’t any cancellations for COVID. I always say it, but the joy that comes out of these gigs is more than I can express - for me and the audience. 

My Thursday online show with songs about time was great fun. The variety of songs that we came up with was so entertaining and broad. We’ll have to do it again. 

My Sunday online show of favorites was very nice too. Other than glitchy problems with the Facebook feed for some, the night was full of great songs and kind comments. 

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What am I up to this week? 

I have nine senior facilities this week to play for, and I’m looking forward to all the familiar faces and great songs we’ll share. 

My Thursday online show 7-8:30 mountain time will be 60s one hit wonders as I mentioned above. We have a growing list of really fun and recognizable songs that everyone should enjoy. Come on out if you can! 

My Sunday online show 7-8:30 mountain time will be the favorites and requests we love so much.  This group continues to be so supportive of each other and of the music, and it’s a joy to be a part of. Please tune in if you’re available. 

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That’s it for this week. I’m still thinking about the topic of fame and what it has meant to me and those around me. It’s a strange thing, but it is endlessly engaging to be involved with. 

Best always, 

Tom 

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Who:  Tom Munch  
What:  playing and singing an online concert of one hit wonders from the 1960s 
Where:  facebook.com/tom.munch and tommunch.com/online-concerts   
When:  Thursday, March 31, 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, April 4, 7-8:30 pm mountain time

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