Monday, November 27, 2023 - Joy

Joy. It’s a fleeting concept that we strive to have every day. It often eludes us, and yet it is mentioned in this holiday season in many a song and sign. Joy seems to be beyond happiness. It is a quiet knowing that lasts longer and runs deeper in us. I only feel it when I take a deep breath, slow down, and take stock of my life. It seems to supersede the angst that I feel when I look at the world and all its troubles. I don’t know if this is what defines it for all people, but I wish it for everyone at this special season. I’ve had fun putting together a show full of songs that express this kind of all-knowing peace and satisfaction for this Wednesday’s online show. It’s just such an interesting feeling and emotion to dive into. I hope you feel it at this season and always in your life.


What have I been up to?

I neglected to write about my senior facilities last week again, and I’m sorry for that because they mean so much to me. I had 10 shows even with being off for Thanksgiving, and it was a joy to share some holiday spirit with all of them for Thanksgiving. My Friday facilities were even ready to start doing Christmas songs.

My Wednesday show was doing thankful songs, and it was a blast. There are just so many tunes that express such thankfulness that fit the holiday. I think everyone had a grand time.

My Sunday show was doing favorites and requests as always, and there were some great ones. These Sunday evenings always turn out to be something special, and I’m so thankful for them.


What am I up to this week?

I have just 7 senior facilities this week which is not rare since a couple days are the 5th repeat of a weekday for the month (most facilities I do the same repeat weekday every month) which means I have a couple empty days at the end of the month unless someone requests them. I think we’ll be starting to do Christmas songs at many of them.

My Wednesday online show 7-8:45 mountain time will be the above-mentioned songs about joy which should be, what else, joyful! I look forward to an uplifting night of wonderful tunes and friends. Come on out!

My Sunday online show 7-8:45 mountain time will be favorites and requests, and I’m sure there’ll be some good ones. If you’re ever wanting to hear me do a favorite song of yours, please tune in and ask for it. I’ll happily play it if I know it. And this sweet audience will welcome and support you!


That’s it for this week. If you’re planning your month of December and would like to hear me in the Southern Colorado area, then put on your calendar that I’ll be doing a Christmas concert at the Bell Tower Cultural Center in Florence, Colorado, on December 16th at 7:00 pm. This is a very nice venue that I have played many times and many Christmases, and it always turns out to be a night to remember of Christmas cheer and singing. You can find out more at I’d love to have you there!

Be well and joyful,



Details this week:

Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing and singing an online concert of Joy songs
Where: and  
When:  Wednesday, November 29, 7-8:45 pm mountain time

Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing and singing an online concert of favorites and requests 
Where: and  
When:  Sunday, December 3, 7-8:45 pm mountain time 

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