Monday, May 9, 2022 - Shaping You

A couple weeks ago I wrote about songs that shaped me throughout my life in conjunction with the show I was doing that Thursday. I really enjoyed doing the show and picking the songs, and it spurred the audience into thinking about songs that shaped them. We all have different occasions in our life where a song is in the background or where a song actually sticks in our mind or even acts as a mantra to evince change in our lives. Think about your life and what songs you not only love, but also those songs that may have affected you at a key point in your development or in a relationship. It’s amazing what a song can do, and it’s amazing the memories that it can bring up. I know this for myself, but I also see it in my friends and especially the seniors I work with who have some touch of dementia or memory loss. Music is a powerful thing in this world - part magic and part mystery. So I have a fairly good list of songs from a bunch of people that were posted on the Munch Bunch Facebook Group. I’d love to add more people and songs if you have them. I will probably do this theme more than once since it’s so worthwhile. 

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What have I been up to? 

I had nine senior facilities last week, and they all went very well with no COVID cancellations. I did still have at least one facility in outbreak status, so we’re still being as careful as can be. 

My Thursday online show was songs about mountains, and it was so much fun. I have such a deep connection to the mountains, and I really love to sing about their wildness and wisdom. 

My Sunday show hasn’t happened yet as I write this, but I’m sure it will be very sweet as always. I’ve spent a couple days working on getting our sprinkler system and drip system up and running so I haven’t had as much time to devote to requests this week. It is Mother’s Day, so I know I’ll be doing some special songs for moms as well as some very fine requests that I’m working on. 

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What am I up to this week? 

I have nine senior facilities this week. It’s National Nursing Home Week, so it’s always a really fun time with different themes at each place. 

My Thursday online show 7-8:30 mountain time will be doing songs that shaped you as I wrote above. Some of the songs we’ve done quite a bit on my shows, but several of them will be new to this audience, I suspect. It’ll be a good time, and you are surely welcome to join in. 

On Saturday 7-9 mountain time I’m doing I’m doing another online show for Philmont staff and alumni on my Philmont Songs Facebook Group. This is the time of year when the staff heads for the mountains to start the season, so those of us who were on staff at some point in the past have it on our minds, and this is an opportunity to get a little taste of the excitement and camaraderie. If you’re a member of the Group then come on out! 

My Sunday online show 7-8:30 mountain time will be favorites and requests as always. This week will be live from Deann and Matt’s house, so it will be extra-special. Deann has invited any local folks as well, so if you’d like to come please let her know. She has posted details to the Munch Bunch Facebook Group page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/398664345396960 

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That’s it for this week. The summer is fast approaching. This is always an exciting and busy time.  

Best always, 

Tom 

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Who:  Tom Munch  
What:  playing and singing an online concert of songs that shaped you 
Where:  facebook.com/tom.munch and tommunch.com/online-concerts   
When:  Thursday, May 12, 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, May 15, 7-8:30 pm mountain time

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