Monday, October 9, 2023 - Birds

I was talking with family members and the groom last weekend at our niece’s wedding, and they are avid birders and Audubon members. Their love for birds was infectious. It inspired me to think about birds a lot, so my Wednesday show this week is songs about birds. I’ve always been fascinated with birds, and I imagine many people are. Most birds can fly, and I’m sure I’m not the only person to have dreams about flying. The idea that you could be able to effortlessly lift off the ground just by spreading your wings into the wind is astounding. How many of us have put our hand out the window of a moving car and experimented with the lift of the breeze against our hand as we moved our hand through different angles? Have you ever watched a bird swooping down a hill or diving out of the sky and imagined yourself gracefully gliding over the land? And the beauty of birds doesn’t end with flight. Many have beautiful plumage and songs they sing. And consider how some migrate great distances and really see this beautiful world we live in. There are so many more worthwhile traits that birds have, from courtship dances to creative problem solving to daring acrobatics. There’s no doubt about it, they are simply amazing creatures, and we have written about them in story and song all through history. So Wednesday I’ll sing songs about birds for my theme show. It should be great fun.


What have I been up to?

I neglected to write about my senior facilities last week. I had 7 facilities to play for, and I needed to wear a mask at many of them due to COVID outbreaks and precautions. Well make it through though. The need for music and camaraderie is so strong.

My Wednesday online show last week was the music of Dan Fogelberg, and it was a good night. Dan’s music is just so impactful and beautiful, and it was a pleasure sharing it with good friends.

Sunday was the memorial for my good friend Dennis Heid who I played with many times in several bands over the years. He was a great bass player, singer and human being, and I’ll miss him so much.

My Sunday online show was favorites and requests, and there were some great ones. This group of ”Munch Bunch” friends is so good to me.


What am I up to this week?

My Wednesday online show 7-8:45 mountain time will be songs about birds as I wrote about above. I have some great songs planned and some wonderful requests already, and I know this will be a night to remember. Come on out!

Saturday 11:30-1:30 I’m playing at the Littleton Museum in Littleton, Colorado, for their Fall Harvest Festival. I’ve played this event several times now, and it’s always great fun. I’ll be in the pumpkin patch where many families and folks come to get a pumpkin for their home. It’s free admission that day with my music, an 1890s Carnival, a Pig Roast Demonstration, a Toddler Hay Bale Maze, and purchases available for games, refreshments, and wagon rides along with the pumpkins. I’d love to see you there if you’re in the Denver area.

My Sunday online show 7-8:45 mountain time will be favorites and requests with my fine audience of friends and supporters. It’s always a very good time, and I’d love to have you there too!


That’s it for this week. The Fall is progressing quickly. I had to wear my wool base layer yesterday on my morning walk with Beau as the temperature dropped to near 35 degrees. It’s a beautiful time of year as the leaves change at our elevation, and I hope you’re enjoying it!

Best always,



Details this week:

Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing and singing an online concert of bird songs
Where: and  
When:  Wednesday, October 11, 7-8:45 pm mountain time

Who:  Tom Munch
What:  playing and singing at the Littleton Museum Harvest Festival
Where:  Littleton Museum, 6028 S Gallup St, Littleton, CO, 303-795-3950
When:  Saturday, October 14, 11:30-1:30 pm

Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing and singing an online concert of favorites and requests 
Where: and  
When:  Sunday, October 15, 7-8:45 pm mountain time

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