Christmas Balls (2012) 1

After very little planning, no practice, and a lot of inspiration to record a couple of Christmas tunes, me and a few friends got together for a “Live off the floor” recording to release a 2-song digital download of “Christmas Balls” including We Three Kings & Angels We Have Heard on High.

I made this Youtube video to go along with the song “We Three Kings” because I thought it would be interesting to create an entire music video from Instagram hashtags. For those who are looking at your computer screen all confused because of the word “hashtag” and you’re trying to figure out if it’s some sort of drug paraphernalia, it’s simply a way for Instagram users to publicly share their photos using “tags” or keywords. So, what I did was take the lyrics of “We Three Kings” and about every third word or so, I searched Instagram for that tag, took a screenshot from my phone, then put it all together to this new version of the song we recorded for your audible and visual enjoyment (especially those of you with ADHD). There are 2 songs to be released on this 2 song digital-only album and everything is being offered at a “pay whatever you want” basis.

Hopefully you’ll want and it would also rule if you would pay but if not, we can still be friends.

Nico Boesten: vox / acoustic guitar
Michael Donley: bgv / electric guitar
Corey Janz: bgv / hammond
Eric Funk: drums / dancing
Brian Wiebe: upright bass
Jamie Prentice: engineering help

Recorded live off the floor at the Streaming Cafe (*it wasn’t open so there was no audience hence no clapping / booing).
Mixed + mastered by Brian Wiebe at Solar Nest Arts Studio in Kelowna, BC.

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