What is Juneau listening to?


Sonny Pitmans enjoys the song "Tin Man" by Future Islands when he snowboards. Photo by Annie Bartholomew/KTOO

Sonny Pitmans enjoys the song “Tin Man” by Future Islands when he snowboards. Photo by Annie Bartholomew/KTOO

It seems like no matter where you go these days, you can’t escape it: people plugged into their devices. At the gym, at the store, white cords dangling from their earlobes. Even at the community ski area, folks can’t resist having their own experience set to their own personal soundtrack. So I went to Eaglecrest to find out what exactly they’re listening to.

Snowboarder Sunny Pittman was just coming off the mountain.What’s playing in his earbuds while he rides?

Tin Man, Future Islands. It just sounds really good when I’m snowboarding. – Sonny Pittman, Snowbaorder

Eaglecrest rental tech Edward Rivera listens to Nikka Costa when he skis. Photo by Annie Bartholomew/KTOO

Eaglecrest rental tech Edward Rivera listens to Nikka Costa when he skis. Photo by Annie Bartholomew/KTOO

I walk past parents enrolling in mid-day ski lessons, and people buying afternoon passes and stop at the rental shop for a tune up.

Eaglecrest rental tech Edward Rivera waxes a snowboard.

 I don’t really listen to music as I’m skiing but I’ve got music playing in my mind. And it’s on one song. -Edward Rivera, Skier

That song is “Call Me”  by Nikka Costa, a Blondie cover song from the Zoolander soundtrack.

Up in the lodge, Dylan Stuart takes a break to a different vibe. What’s next on his ipod?

Eaglecrest rental tech Edward Rivera listens to Nikka Costa when he skis. Photo by Annie Bartholomew/KTOO

Snowboarder Dylan Stuart listens a to eclectic mix when he rides. Photo by Annie Bartholomew/KTO

Looks like Toots, Bob Marley, Jimmi Hendrix, DJ Shadow more Bob Marley, there’s a lot of Bob Marley. I kinda just have a lot of music and I just put it on shuffle. -Dylan Stuart, Snowboarder

Back outside 15-year-old Nancy Barnes is getting ready to snowboard in her neon pink snowpants.

 I listen to Skrillex and dubstep.  I don’t know I just like it when they drop the bass . -Nancy Barnes, Snowboarder

Nancy Barnes listens to dub step and drum and bass music when she's on the hill. Photo by Annie Bartholomew/KTOO

Nancy Barnes listens to dub step and drum and bass music when she’s on the hill. Photo by Annie Bartholomew/KTOO

I’ve never been a huge Skrillex fan – but I’m not much different from Nancy. I turn up the volume on my own iPod  and blast Seven Days of Funk.

To find out what else people are listening to at Eaglecrest, check out Excellent Radio’s newest weekly feature called Shred Tunes at kxll.org.