Name: Joe Sexton
Home Resort: Bear Mountain, CA/Hyland Hills, MN
Sponsors: Stepchild, ThirtyTwo, etnies, Union, Ashbury, Nixon, House of 1817, Cal Surf
First Tracks (Music that wakes you up)
“It Hurts to Be Alone” by Bob Marley and the Wailers off the album “One Love” at Studio One. Riley used this song in a vgsnow.com
Pow Ballad: (Favorite song to ride pow to)
“Wicked Game” by Chris Isaak off the album “Heart Shaped World.” It’s a classic song that I always thought would be so cool for a pow part. Just a real slow and dramatic part would be filled with plenty of pow slashes!
Jib Song (Favorite song to jib to)
“The Source and the Sound” by Laura Stevenson and The Cans off the album “A Record.” Ryan Lay used this song in his I-Path part and I really liked it. It’s super mellow but picks it up, and it’s sweet just cruising around the park or something listening to this song.
Rock Ride (What song pumps you up the most during a session?)
“Rock and Roll Suicide” by David Bowie off the album “Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” (motion picture). Same reason here, haha. Arto Saari used this song in Flip’s “Sorry.” It’s such a legendary video part and video in general so when I listen to this song it gets me hyped to jump off something like Arto would.
Cool Down (What’s your mellow post-riding song?)
“Farewell Transmission” by Songs: Ohia off the album “Magnolia Electric Co.” The reason I like this song is because I was on a trip with Jake OE this past winter in Helsinki, Finland, and every single time we got back to the hotel we would play this song while we drank beers and took off our boots and stuff. Good memories and this song rules.
Pre Aprzees (What do you listen to before you go out at night?)
“Blow” by Kesha off the album “Cannibal.” I bought this song drunk one night when we were out and it’s like the worst song, but somehow if you listen to it enough it starts to grow on you. I guess I can’t really explain it. There’s always a time for songs like that.
What is your favorite video part song of all time?
“Not Living At All” by Mr. Airplane Man off the album “Moanin’.” “Love/Hate” is my favorite movie and this might be my favorite video part of all time. Justin Hebbel was such an influence and inspiration to me when this part came out. He was doing really gnarly stuff with good style and this song just put a cherry on the top of a great song and a great part. Whoever edited that part deserves a high five.
What video part song you’ve used have you been most stoked on?
Probably the song I used in the video “Cheers.” “You Don’t Own Me” by Joan Jett off the album “Bad Reputation.” I randomly found this song and sent it to Pierre to see if he would want to use it for my part and he was down. When I saw my part I was stoked on how he put it together. I worked really hard that year and was stoked to find a cool song for my part.
If you could be one rock star who would it be?
Maybe someone like Tom Petty. He makes cool music and seems like a normal guy. I don’t know, that’s a hard question to answer because then there’s like Keith Richards who is still playing music and stuff and still alive and that’s pretty cool too. He’s got that shirt “Too tough to die” that’s pretty awesome
Simply Guilty Pleasures (What are you ashamed to admit you actually like?)
I like a lot of female singers like Cat Power, Fiona Apple, Kate Nash, Adele, Laura Stevenson, Jenny Lewis, and Jay May.
Turn It Down (Music you can’t stand)
DUBSTEP. I don’t think I really need to explain why.
Turn it off (Worst song ever?)
I would say the worst song ever is Rebecca Black’s “Friday.”