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post #61 of 85
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Originally Posted by icanseeformiles(andmiles)
It's OK to reopen an old thread instead of doing the same topic to death.
Yes, it is. But, why?

What topic hasn't been "done to death".

Some people here have over 6,000 posts. After the accumulated years and posts, do you think anything hasn't already been said (years ago)?

There's nothing new under the sun.

So, ski geeks like us will continue re-hashing the same topics again and again.

Why? Because it beats mowing the lawn.
post #62 of 85
Ok here it is...

Livin on a Prayer - Def Leppard
Let's Get Rocked - Def Leppard
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
Here I go again - Whitesnake
Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar
Panama - Van Halen
Hot for Teacher - Van Halen
Ain't Talking 'bout Love - Van Halen
Runnin with the Devil - Van Halen
Right Now - Van Halen
Why Can't this be Love - Van Halen
Jump - Van Halen
Human Beings - Van Halen
White Wedding - Billy Idol
Cradle of Love - Billy Idol
I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Run to You - Bryan Adams
Top Gun (off the sound track)
Welcome to the Jungle - G'n'R (there's just something about this song and powder that just works )
Girls Rock Your Boys - Montley Crew
Saturday's Nites Alright - Nickleback featuring Kid Rock
Nothing But A Good Time - Poison
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
Eye of the Tiger

This is one of my mixes. Seems to be one of the more poplar ones that people want copies of. I have a couple more too. It all depends on where I'm skiing that day, conditions and my mood really.
post #63 of 85
I have a mix on itunes with the soundtracks to recent MSP, TGR, and Warren Miller films on it. So far I've only listened to it in the car on the way up, but I'm thinking about getting tune-ups for my Giro so that I can bring it on the slopes.

I spend a lot of time skiing by myself doing technique drills over and over at these small midwest hills so a little music would be welcome to break up the monotony. The saftey issue is a non-starter for me because by the time an out-of-control rider could catch up I would already be getting back on the lift.

Really, I'd rather just ski with more people...
post #64 of 85
Onyxjl,

I have a Giro helmet with the MP3 kit, I really do enjoy it. But I hear ya, I ski alot by myself as well. I work a crazy schedule so I'm able to ski weekdays when some of my snow-buddy's can't. The music is nice. Safety is always a issue, but during the week there's me and maybe 10 other people up higher on the mountain (ski school on the lower part). So I can ski all day and only run into people at the lift. So the music is nice, but as I said before, I can make a run and couldn't tell you what song just played (someone else said this too) I don't always pay attention to it.

I enjoy skiing with other people as well, and get that on the weekends I get off. (doin the ski bum thing sleepin on a buddy's couch in Whitefish or Bozeman)
post #65 of 85
I completely agree that volumes ought to be low enough to allow for being aware of what's coming up (and to preserve quiet for those around). I love tunes when I'm skiing by myself (always mute them when on the lift or in line). I guess my tastes in music mean that others might not like to hear it (another 80s rock lover, with a certain affinity for 70s punk).

mpmommy - with your Giro helmet, does the sound thin out or is there good bass response?
post #66 of 85
Alberto,

It sounds pretty good, not as good as some of the high end ear buds that you can buy (ya know the ones that are $50 or more) but it suits my needs. Doesn't really seem to thin out a whole lot. I guess it would really depend on how the songs loaded into an MP3 player first.
post #67 of 85

American Pie!

For me, it's American Pie, over, and over, and over...
post #68 of 85
Thanks, mpmommy. I am considering getting the Tune-ups just because I don't want the ear buds blocking all the sound. However, when the tune is rocking, I don't want washed out. I guess I'll give em a go!
post #69 of 85

simple answer.....

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Originally Posted by icanseeformiles(andmiles) View Post
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It's OK to reopen an old thread instead of doing the same topic to death.
Yes, it is. But, why?

What topic hasn't been "done to death".

Some people here have over 6,000 posts. After the accumulated years and posts, do you think anything hasn't already been said (years ago)?

There's nothing new under the sun.

So, ski geeks like us will continue re-hashing the same topics again and again.

Why? Because it beats mowing the lawn.

a simple quote by George Santayana: "Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Those who do not remember their past are condemned to repeat their mistakes"
post #70 of 85
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a simple quote by George Santayana: "Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Those who do not remember their past are condemned to repeat their mistakes"
I don't see the relevance. Where's the mistake?

If Epic Ski is simply a research tool, why bother posting? Just sift through the archives to find what you want. It's limitless. Librarians love it.

For those who enjoy the dynamism of an interactive forum, it's as much about process as content.
post #71 of 85
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I don't see the relevance. Where's the mistake?

If Epic Ski is simply a research tool, why bother posting? Just sift through the archives to find what you want. It's limitless. Librarians love it.

For those who enjoy the dynamism of an interactive forum, it's as much about process as content.
Agreed- Im not doing a research project, Id like a pseudo-real time "conversation.

When skiing alone I listen to tunes- Metallica, Dead, Dispatch, Beastie Boys, James Taylor, Toby Keith, anything thatll take my mind off of anything but the scenery and the journey down the mtn.
If Im with people, theres way too much bullshitting and grabassing to listen to anything.
post #72 of 85
ZZ Top, Arosmith, recently been turned on to Flaming Lips but nothing gets the mojo going like ZZ Top or perhaps some fast bluegrass.
post #73 of 85
I've got to say I agree with the people who mentioned the Warren Miller soundtracks, great music for being in the mountains and a ton of variety. The scene at the end of Cold Fusion (i think) with the snowboarders in the backcountry of Alaska put to the Foo Fighter's Everlong is absolutely breath taking....even though they're snowboarders. In the summer when I'm dying to get out a ski, I put on that song or watch that clip and it just takes me there. Wow, I'm getting goosebumps just thinking about it.
post #74 of 85
I cherish music as true nourishment for my soul. So too do I cherish skiing. To each his own but for me, the two distact rather than compliment. When I ski, I want to hear the wind, and the snow---and yes, the whooping and howling teenager as he approaches on intercept course. I don't says others shouldn't listen to music, but I am there to ski. I will listen to music later when I can give it the same attention. Doing both does justice to neither.
post #75 of 85
I was wondering when someone was going to post a thread on this topic. The following are the ultimate songs to listen to while toolin' down the mountain (guaranteed to provide good vibes on a cruising day):

1. Surfing with the Alien (Joe Satriani)
2. Flying in a Blue Dream (Joe Satriani)
3. Learning to Fly (Pink Floyd)
4. Send the Pain Below (Chevelle)
5. Always with Me Always with You (Joe Satriani)
6. Plush (STP)
7. Dreams (Van Halen)
8. More than a Feeling (Boston)
9. Stellar (Incubus)
10. Say it Ain't So (Weezer)
post #76 of 85
I'm a fan of postrock when it comes to skiing- Mogwai, Sigur Ros, Godspeed! You Black Emperor, Explosions in the Sky, even a bit of Sonic Youth when I need to get the heart pumping. This is all in the car or on the home stereo before heading out, of course- listening to music while skiing is just plain distracting for me.
post #77 of 85
Currently I listen to a mp3 player while I'm skiing, but not on a congested slope for safety reasons.

Usually I load up the player with The Cure, Souxsie and the Banshees, The Sisters of Mercy, Peter Murphy, Memo (my own band), Depeche Mode, The Alarm, Ministry (early stuff like "Every day is halloween"), Oingo Boingo, Boston, Van Halen, Peter Gabriel, Pet Shop Boys, Pink Floyd, Scorpions, U2, Hate Dept., NIN, Project Autonomy (brother's band), New Order, KMFDM, Skinny Puppy, Front 242, Front Line Assembly, and others I can't recall at the moment.

As you can tell, I'm a big 80's fan, especially New Wave/alternative, Gothic and techno, although I also have a soft spot for hair metal and jock rock.
post #78 of 85
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Originally Posted by RiDeC58 View Post
I cherish music as true nourishment for my soul. So too do I cherish skiing. To each his own but for me, the two distact rather than compliment. When I ski, I want to hear the wind, and the snow---and yes, the whooping and howling teenager as he approaches on intercept course. I don't says others shouldn't listen to music, but I am there to ski. I will listen to music later when I can give it the same attention. Doing both does justice to neither.
Exactly. Most people don't really pay attention to music, they like to have it around as a background noise. Now technology allows them to have it anywhere, any time. They call this "listening" but it isn't. You need to focus in on music to really listen to it and you can't do that and ski well too.
post #79 of 85
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Originally Posted by skibackwards444 View Post
In the summer when I'm dying to get out a ski, I put on that song or watch that clip and it just takes me there. Wow, I'm getting goosebumps just thinking about it.

I feel the same way about Pearl Jam's "I am Mine" for the Craig Kelly segment at the end of Journey.
post #80 of 85
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Originally Posted by Posaune View Post
Exactly. Most people don't really pay attention to music, they like to have it around as a background noise. Now technology allows them to have it anywhere, any time. They call this "listening" but it isn't. You need to focus in on music to really listen to it and you can't do that and ski well too.
For me the music helps me get into a rythm and flow more naturally down the fall line as opposed to thinking to technically about what I'm doing.
This may sound cheesy, but sometimes the music helps me imagine I'm in a Warren Miller film and I'm one of the stars...This helps me push it a bit and attempt to ski with more control/fluidity.

There are times when the music gets in the way, such as when I'm intentionally working on technique or skiing in heavy traffic areas.

Listening to music while skiing has it's place, but there are times when it's neither helpfull or safe.

To each their own.
post #81 of 85
I listen to music pretty much all the time. The exceptions being when I climb and ski. I will listen to music on my way to doing these things, but not while I do. I have and intimate enough knowledge with my music collection that I can "listen" to just about any song I own. If a song seems like it will fit the moment while I am sking I will "play" it in my head. On the way to the mountain I like to start things out a bit chilled and slow, and work them up to faster pumpier songs. When I ski fast (gs) I like music that makes me relax. When sking really agressively (sl) I like music that gets me pumped and/or angry.

My collection includes but is not limited too: Dj Shadow, RJD2, Dj Cam, Z-Trip, Jel, Themselves, Aesop Rock, El-P Blackalicious, Dj Vadim, Murs, Lyrics Born, Lateffe, Latyrx, Cheif X-Cell, Radiohead, Outkast, Amon Tobin, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaugh, Nina Simone, Victor Wooten, AC/DC, Beatles, Led Zepplin, Lynard Skynard, ZZ-Top, Bad Company, many more classic rock artist that are escaping my mind right now, Metalica, Moby, Coldplay, Franz Ferdinand, a smatering of some more metal, a couple blips of classical, and a little bit of everything else save for country.
post #82 of 85
ACDC - Back in Black
ACDC - Jailbreak
Floyd - Comfortably Numb
Floyd - Time
GNR - Sweet Child O' Mine
post #83 of 85
Tom Jones -- "Its not unusual"
Bryan Adams -- "Cuts like a knife"
Barry Manilow -- "Mandy"
Anne Murray -- "Snow bird"
Gordon Lightfoot -- "Carefree highway"
John Cougar -- "Life goes on"
James Taylor -- "Fire and rain"
Tom Waits -- "Perfect strangers"
Chris de Burgh -- "Lady in Red"
Gato Barbieri -- "Last Tango in Paris".
Carpenters -- "we've only just begun"
Eric Clapton -- "Wonderful tonight"
post #84 of 85
For the drive up:

William Shatner's cover of Common People
ZEKE- Kicked in the Teeth, Flat Tracker
Turbonegro- Apocalypse Dudes
Custom Made Scare- Greatest Show on Dirt
Misits
Supersuckers
Motorhead
Dick Dale
Man Or Astroman

Drive home:

Easy Dub Allstars- Dub Side Of The Moon
The Mermen- any album
Steel Pulse
Grateful Dead
post #85 of 85
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I have a mix on itunes with the soundtracks to recent MSP, TGR, and Warren Miller films on it.
Yep, Ipod loaded w/ ski movie soundtracks for the drive up generally. Will flip to something from Pink Floyd if it's a powder day, something about the music that fits that muffled, dreamy ambience of a quiet road through the mountains when it's nuking out.
On the hill, nothing. I like to hear if someones around when skiing off of lifts and b/c should be obvious.
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