I’m doing R&B songs on Wednesday night and then playing a wedding for my niece and her fiancée Sunday, so I’m thinking about joy. I’ve always loved songs with some drive and a strong beat, and the rhythm and spirit in R&B music has always been infectious to me. When my toe is tapping and I’m feeling the music in my body I can’t help but move. There is a syncopation and emphasis on the backbeat that has a somewhat hypnotic effect as it plays with what our brains expect and then have fulfilled by the instruments and vocals. I think that’s the best way to describe it. The beat is just slightly delayed, and this creates an expectation and then release that is so satisfying. Similarly, a wedding pushes some of the same buttons. We build up an anticipation of the beautiful moments in a wedding that are then delivered in emotional ways that bring us joy - the moment the couple enters, the moments when they say their vows, the moment when they kiss and are announced. It’s all part of what life is all about. I’m looking forward to both events so much!
What have I been up to?
I had 14 senior facilities to play last week, and they were all very special. They did have COVID precautions in place at a couple facilities, and I had received COVID, flu, and RSV shots (which went fine other than some sore shoulders).
My Wednesday show was doing Fall songs, and it was so good to circle back around to these sweet songs. I love the Fall and this audience!
My Sunday show of favorites and requests was a nice time as always. This group of folks is so supportive of me and each other, and it is a joy to be a part of them.
What am I up to this week?
I have 8 senior facilities this week, and they should all be a great time. There are so many friendly faces and so much music to share.
My Wednesday show will be ‘60s and ‘70s R&B as I wrote above, and this will be a driving show full of lots of smiles. I love playing this music, and I know it will be a fun night. Come on out!
That’s it for this week. As I said above, I won’t be doing a Sunday night online show because I’ll be on the western slope of Colorado playing for and celebrating my niece's wedding. Here comes a week full of joy!
Details this week:
Who: Tom Munch
What: playing and singing an online concert of ‘60s and ‘70s R&B songs
Where: facebook.com/tom.munch and tommunch.com/online-concerts
When: Wednesday, September 27, 7-8:45 pm mountain time