Monday, May 15, 2023 - To the Mountains

This is the weekend that my siblings and I open our old cabins in the mountains for the summer. This entails cleaning, getting water turned on, fixing whatever’s broken, and uncovering chimneys and windows so family can come to stay for a bit. It’s always hard work, but it’s also a time of renewal and getting away to the mountains to see how the winter treated the trees and meadows. We get to see siblings and reminisce a bit and enjoy each other’s company. My grand folks bought a little bit of land almost a hundred years ago, and it has been a sanctuary of sorts ever since. I wrote some of my early songs there, and it has always been the place I yearn to return to. It’s too early to be warm there, and the meadows will be boggy with lots of elk tracks and scat, but it will have a peaceful beauty that I have enjoyed since my boyhood. After finding out last week that I have a wee bit of prostate cancer, I’m really looking forward to it. No worries about the cancer. It’s slow-growing, and I’m sure it can be dealt with without too much angst and procedure. Life is good and I get to see the mountains again. Hopefully I’ll get to take at least one short hike, and I’ll post some great pictures!


What have I been up to?

I had 10 senior facilities last week, and they all went very well. I always say how much these mean to me, and I’m serious - it does as much for me as it does for them.

My Wednesday online show was a tribute to Gordon Lightfoot who recently passed, and it was so fun to do a deep dive on his music. He was a remarkable songwriter and performer. Everyone loved it.

Saturday I did an online concert for Philmont friends that was also a great time. We’re all thinking about years gone by when we were heading out to the mountains to work a summer job at Philmont in bygone days, and it’s wonderful to spend time together reminiscing and singing old songs.

My Sunday online show was favorites and requests as always, and it was a sweet time although we were missing a couple regulars. This is such a warm group of folks who come out to form this listening and sharing community.


What am I up to his week?

I have 13 senior facilities this week which is many more than I usually have. This is National Nursing Home Week, and so everyone is doing special events for their residents, and I’m happy to be a part of it.

My Wednesday online show 7-8:45 mountain time will be songs from 50 years ago in 1973, and this was a fine year for music. There were lots of favorite tunes that will make this a show to not miss if you liked the tunes of the early ‘70s. Come on out!

My Sunday online show 7-8:45 mountain time will favorites and requests as always. I never know quite what these shows will be, and I’m never disappointed in the great requests and enthusiasm that everyone brings to the show. I’d love to have you in the audience if you’re up for it.


That’s it for this week. In two weeks I’ll have a special event in La Veta at La Veta Pines RV Park instead of my regular Sunday online show, and then I’ll be off to Atlanta to perform the following Wednesday for a National Boy Scout event. It should be fun!




Details this week:

Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing and singing an online concert of 1973 songs
Where: and  
When:  Wednesday, May 15, 7-8:45 pm mountain time

Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing and singing an online concert of favorites and requests 
Where: and  
When:  Sunday, May 21, 7-8:45 pm mountain time 

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