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
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?
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
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.
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