About Nico Boesten

Nico BoestenNico is a husband, father, producer, singer / songwriter, drummer, supporter of indie artists, soccer lover, and least importantly a novice land kiteboarder. Having lived in Europe, US, and Canada, Nico has done extensive travelling performing as an artist, leading a youth ministry, and working with addicts in the heart of Amsterdam. He handles a majority of the social media & communication that comes from TribeHouse and helps to connect the greater community both virtually & non-virtually.

Email Address: nico@nicogroove.com
Website: http://nicogroove.com

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Headphones video The Default Life

Can music show us that our lives are actually important?

Posted: July 26th, 2012 by

“I’m addicted to the ways that music colours my world with meaning and purpose.” Are you one of those “white-budded-headphones-always” people who needs to have a soundtrack for every experience of your life? Sam McLoughlin, author of “The Default Life” has started a little video series where he poses an interesting angle on the purpose [...]

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Erwin McManus drops the M word

Posted: June 25th, 2012 by

When someone asks me the question “what is the meaning of life”, I am instantly reminded of a handful of ridiculous Monty Python sketches that provided me with a solid foundation of humor in high school. This latest documentary in the series by filmmaker / author Erwin McManus called CRAVE: Calgary is a little less sarcastic [...]

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Neil Gaiman's advice – make good art

Posted: May 31st, 2012 by

Neil Gaiman recently gave an inspiring speech at the University of the Arts (2012). He leaves this graduating class with some gems of advice that any artist will be able to resonate with. As a bestselling author, Gaiman has long been one of the top writers in comics and is listed in the Dictionary of Literary [...]

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Levitating sculpture creates hymn

Posted: May 25th, 2012 by

Creating art is one thing, but how or why it was created gives it much more meaning. This piece is not only an incredibly unique installation of motor-powered wires that sing a hymn but also has an interesting back story of what inspired the artist, David Letellier, to create Caten. You’ll have to read his description [...]

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Hell, God, and dead children

Posted: May 15th, 2012 by

get your ex girlfriend back A little while ago I found out about a new movie coming out this fall called Hellbound by director Kevin Miller (I was tempted to include a pun about this movie about to raise hell… but I didn't). Admittedly I'm pretty fascinated with this whole topic and have been pretty [...]

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Sean E. Avery – sculptures from broken CDs

Posted: April 12th, 2012 by

Sean E Avery brings recycling to a whole new level. Not to be confused with the “other” Sean Avery (hockey player on the NY Rangers), this Western Australian artist is also a writer & illustrator of children’s picture books who creates sculptures out of broken CDs. “I blend many different man made materials together to make [...]

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Tony Campolo on Good Friday

Posted: April 6th, 2012 by

Every Good Friday, I think of an old story my dad told me about. I remember as a little kid listening to the stereo with the voice of who I now realize was Tony Campolo as he ranted on about a preach-off. It was a preaching “competition” with the head pastor at a black church in Philadelphia & [...]

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What Lady Gaga and Shane Koyczan have in common

Posted: March 20th, 2012 by

I hate to admit it, but last night I watched Oprah’s interview with Lady Gaga. (DISCLAIMER – it was only with half of my brain because the other half was busy building a website (does it still count?). I actually thought it was really interesting to find out some history about this meat-wearing, controversial-magnet, non-house-owning [...]

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Verbal bombs of inspiration from a TED talk

Posted: March 7th, 2012 by

The other night at the Artists & Activists event I had a conversation with Karl Hourigan who dropped a bomb on me. Not the smelly kind. Not the destructive kind. But a verbal bomb of inspiration that lingers around your head like a mosquito on a camping trip. He told me about a concept (and [...]

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Derek Sivers

Are you stupid?

Posted: February 20th, 2012 by

A great reminder from CD Baby Founder Derek Sivers that what is obvious to you might be, and probably is, amazing to someone else. WARNING: If you are extremely secure, not an artist, have no ideas, have never been diagnosed with A.D.D., and have Goliath-like self-worth, don’t bother watching this. It’s a waste of time.   [...]

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