Bob Wire’s Off-White Christmas Videos


With the help and generosity of a few Missoula businesses, we’ve created a series of Christmas music videos from our award-winning CD, “Off White Christmas,” by Bob Wire and Chip Whitson.

Gravity Productions, a video production upstart right here in Missoula, put together a sexy, fun video for “Sha La La La (Don’t Come Home This Christmas)” that we shot in the expansive, rustic Kettlehouse Northside taproom. Missoula bassist extraordinaire John Sporman guests in the video, on both bass and jug. And look for the K-hole’s own JR Roof in his star turn as “Beer Drinker #3.”

The first video from the CD, “Credit Card Christmas,” was shot last fall in Rockin’ Rudy’s. The store’s riot of colors make a spectacular backdrop for Bob and his rhythm section of Rick Waldorf on bass and “Cousin” Bob Sularz on drums. Rick even uses his comic acting chops in the video.

Bob Wire and the crew wreck the halls.

Bob Wire and the crew wreck the halls at the K-hole.

The newest addition to the playlist is “Santa’s Got a Sharkskin Suit,” which features Missoula’s real beard Santa, Todd Kaye, frolicking around the Big and Tall department of Dillard’s department store. He even gets his inseam measured by an overly friendly salesman.

Chip Whitson’s clever black and white clip for “You Ain’t Gettin’ Sh*t for Christmas” is the granddaddy of ‘em all. Chip wrote and recorded the original version four or five years ago, and that inspired the whole “Off White Christmas” project. Check out the “guest” artist who plays lead guitar for him.

YouTube has become the biggest music discovery site on the internet (“Gangnam Style,” anyone?), and we’ll keep putting up new videos inspired by the wacky rock and roll of “Off White Christmas.”

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Bob Wire is medicated and ready to rock.

Think of it as Gonzo meets Hee Haw: Missoula honky tonker Bob Wire holds forth on a unique life filled with music, parenthood, drinking, sports, working, marriage, drinking, and just navigating the twisted wreckage of American culture. Plus occasional grooming tips. Like the best humor, it’s not for everyone. Sometimes silly, sometimes surreal, sometimes savage, Bob Wire demands that you possess a good sense of humor and an open mind.

Bob Wire has written more than 500 humor columns for a regional website over the last five years, and his writing has appeared in the Missoulian, the Missoula Independent, Montana Magazine, and his own Bob Wire Has a Point Blog. He is a prolific songwriter, and has recorded three CDs of original material with his Montana band, the Magnificent Bastards. His previous band, the Fencemenders, was a popular fixture at area clubs. They were voted Best Local Band twice by the Missoula Independent readers poll. Bob was voted the Trail 103.3/Missoulian Entertainer of the Year in 2007.

You can hear his music on his website, or download it at iTunes, Amazon, and other online music providers. Follow @Bob_Wire on Twitter.