Monday, October 5, 2020 - Spreading Love

I woke up kind of down this morning. I want so badly to contribute love to this world, and I quite often feel like it is a failing prospect. There are so many people in our world who seem bent on just confusing people and keeping them fearful and mistrusting of others. The world is what we make it, and we are really part of each other and dependent on others in obvious ways as we share the same living space on our planet as well as deeper ways as we share unseen forces between us of thought and quantum entanglement. Realizing this and working toward ways we can better ourselves and our existence on this planet is so much more worthwhile than tearing down each other for short-term perceived gain. I beat the drum for love and respect in whatever way I can - through music and beauty. I’m not looking for accolades. I am here to encourage others with the gifts that I have been graced with. How about you? 

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What have I been up to? 

My senior facilities went very well last week. The weather has cooled enough that it is just about perfect for playing outdoors for my folks. That means that the cooler temperatures are just around the corner though. Unfortunately this means that I won’t be able to play for folks much longer. I wish technology was such that I could perform online for everyone, but for folks who are isolated to their rooms for the most part that would require a robust wifi and distribution system to TVs in each room that just doesn’t exist yet. It is something to work towards, but I can’t see budgets and resources going to that for many years to come. I’ll keep working towards it where I can.  

My Thursday online show doing Eagles music went very well. It’s amazing how songs can permeate our life and consciousness so much at different parts of our lives. These songs are so comforting and familiar even when we haven’t heard them in many, many years. Some of them are very challenging to play, and I hit most of them okay.  

My Sunday online show went very well too. Folks are so appreciative and sincere at these shows, and it is a huge comfort to be a part of. We have created an online family that is very genuine and giving. It’s a blessing, to be sure. Some gems of songs have come out as well.  

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What am I up to this week? 

I have several senior facilities this week that will be very rewarding, and one that I haven’t gotten to play for since March that I can’t wait to reconnect with. It’s hard to express what a joy it is to see and play for these folks.  

Thursday 7-8:30 I’ll be doing outlaw songs for my online show. I have a big list of cowboy outlaw songs from many years of collecting and performing, and I can’t wait to share these. Come on out and hear some songs of dastardly characters who lived hard and died young. They’re kind of the opposite of the person I’m trying to be, but most get their just desserts. It’s an interesting genre.  

Sunday 7-8:30 I’ll be doing favorites and requests for my online show. Each of these evenings ends up with some truly magical moments with the group and with the songs that get delivered. I’d love to have you in the audience family if you’d like to come along.  

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That’s it for this week. As the weeks drag by with the coronavirus I hope you’re taking care and making time for yourself and for caring for others. This takes so much patience to get through a marathon event like this, and it’s comforting to know that there are folks working hard to come up with a vaccine and with a plan to get life back to some form of normal. Be good to each other. We will make it to the other side.  

Best always, 

Tom 

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Details this week: 

Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing and singing an online concert of outlaw songs 
Where:  facebook.com/tom.munch and tommunch.com/online-concerts  
When:  Thursday, October 8, 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, October 11, 7-8:30 pm mountain