White Noise: Ted Borland


We’ll just come right out and say it, Ted Borland is awesome. He’s one of the most genuine guys in snowboarding and whenever you see him on his board, it’s apparent he’s having a really good time (which is what it’s all about). Over the past few years, Ted has been diligently filming video parts with the Think Thank contingent, earning recognition from both his peers and an ever-growing fanbase. Off his board, Ted spends a lot of time contributing to the current state of snowboarding by filming and editing videos for himself and his friends, the likes of the Lunch Ramp Gang, Cobra Dogs, and of course, the Bone Zone. With the recent and hugely unfortunate destruction of the Bone Zone, an iconic and personal place that Ted and others invested a lot into, is temporarily missing from the snowboard landscape. But, we feel 100% confident that however the Utah crew chooses to reinvent their pre-season spot will be even better than before and we’re looking forward to future videos with the Bundyvision POV. As winter 2013-14 ramps up, we tapped Ted to share some of his current song picks to listen to while snowboarding. Enjoy his selections and stay tuned for more from Ted this season.

– Mary Walsh

Name: Ted Borland
Home Resort: Brighton
Sponsors: Lib Tech, Bent Metal, Dang Shades, Celtek, Cobra Dogs, Spedellis

First Tracks (music that wakes you up): Probably the most recent songs on my computer. I’m constantly looking for new music so it could be anything. Fresh music is always good to start a fresh day. It’s always a different type of music, but right now I’d say its a song by Don Cavalli – “Me and My Baby”
Don Cavalli

Pow Ballad (favorite song to ride pow to): “Seer”, Witch. Always reminds me of the first part in Escramble (easily one of my favorite pow parts ever), so it gets me really hyped.

Jib Jam (favorite song to jib to): “Do It”, French Montana, Juicy J, and Project Pat. Ignorant rap music makes me feel like I have way more “gangster style” on rails, haha.
French Montana, Juicy J, and Project Pat

Rock Ride (what song pumps you up the most during a session): “The Plan”, Built to Spill.
Built to Spill

Cool Down (what's your mellow post riding song): “Lonesome Dreams” (the whole album), Lord Huron. I’m down with a lot of mellow stuff, but this band is cool because most of their songs are pretty upbeat. They found a really good blend of mellow and catchy. Good travel music, also.
Lord Huron

Pre Aprés (what do you listen to before you go out at night): “Heads will Roll”, Yeah Yeah Yeahs (A-Trak Remix). It’s the best song from the Project X soundtrack. It’ll get ya going.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs (A-Trak Remix)

What is your favorite video part song of all-time? “Scream”, The Misfits (Kyle Clancy, Full Metal Edges). I grew up idolizing the Grenade dudes on the East and I became a huge Misfits fan pretty much because of that part. If the song from a video part has that kind of effect on you, the part did its job. Still to this day my favorite part of all time.
The Misfits

What video part song that you've used have you been most stoked on? “Time Trap”, Built to Spill (from Ransack Rebellion). They’re my favorite band and it was my first video part. They’ve been in a bunch of classic snow and skate videos so that’s a really cool thing to me, makes me feel like a part of some kind of club. Also, Corey Mac (head digger at HCSC and good friend of mine) is the brother in law of Brett, one of the guitarists in the band. So he helped us get the rights to the song, which was really awesome.
Built to Spill

If you could be one rock star, who would it be? Bruce Springsteen, The Boss. Easy answer.

Simple Guilty Pleasures (what are you ashamed to admit you actually like): I was a big Weezy fan back in the day and I guess I still got his back.  I really like his skateboarding, too, haha.

Turn it Down (music you can't stand): How the fuck is DubStep still around? I’ll never understand how people actually like listening to it.

Turn it Off (worst song ever): “Kiss From a Rose”, Seal.  At first I thought it was a breathtaking, sensual song that accurately describes the way people fall in love. But then, Mac Spedale (my boss at Spedellis) forced me to listen to it a thousand times when he had it in his little “sponsor-me” tape that I edited for him. Now, every time I hear this song, my ears bleed. Thanks Mac. Consider this my official resignation from Spedellis. There, I said it. That’s how much I hate this song.