Bode Merrill is an animated character in snowboarding’s varied landscape. He also happens to be one of the best snowboarders on the planet. Those two traits alone make him any company’s frozen dream, but Bode’s much more than just that. He’s kind-hearted, funny as all hell, and he’s got quite the taste in music, which is why this column is perfect for him. Get to know Bode a bit better by checking out the songs he likes to listen to on any given day while strapped into his snowboard. F**k the stars. Reach for the cosmos. – T. Bird

Name:Bode Merrill
Home Resort:Park City
Sponsors:Salomon, Billabong, Monster, anon., The Levitation Project, Skullcandy, Celtek, Cobra Dogs, Crab Grab, Magical GoGo, Milosport, Dang Shades, Park City

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First Tracks (music that wakes you up): Peter Sarstedt, “Where do you go to my lovely”.
Peter Sarstedt

Pow Ballad (favorite song to ride pow to): Kaskade, “Eyes (featuring Mindy Gledhill)” and Adele, “Set Fire to the Rain”.
Kaskade
Adele

Jib Jam (favorite song to jib to): Eminem, “The Real Slim Shady”.
Eminem

Rock Ride (what song pumps you up the most during a session): Wynter Gordan, “Til Death (R3hab remix)”.
Wynter Gordan

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Cool Down (what’s your mellow post riding song): Anything from Bon Iver. Also, Yann Tiersen from the “Amelie” soundtrack.
Bon Iver
Amelie Soundtrack

Pre Aprés (what do you listen to before you go out at night): Sak Noel, “Paso (The Nini Anthem)”.
Sak Noel

What is your favorite video part song of all-time? Romain’s part in “Vivid”. Radiohead, “Paranoid Android”.

What video part song that you’ve used have you been most stoked on? The Smiths, “Bigmouth Strikes Again” (from Absinthe “Twel2ve”).

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If you could be one rock star, who would it be? Weird Al. He’s my hero.

Simple Guilty Pleasures (what are you ashamed to admit you actually like): I’m not ashamed of any music I like. I listen to Backstreet Boys and Blink 182 all the time.

Turn it Down (music you can’t stand): Reggae. A monotonous headache.

Turn it Off (worst song ever): Drake, all of them.