(Above) Jesse Paul during the filming of Bode Merrill’s Reckless Abandon. p: E-Stone
White Noise with Jesse Paul—
Jesse Paul was a staple of the Minnesota snowboard scene long before his extensive array of mind-boggling rail tricks hit the greater consciousness in snowboarding over the past half decade. Even before his standout shots in last year's Reckless Abandon, Jesse was already one of snowboarding's favorite rail mavens, a true savant in the streets. While his penchant for steel may make you think he's always got metal on his mind, when it comes to his musical preference, Jesse's got a broad palate, preferring the melodic to the staccato when stacking shots or riding for fun. Because we appreciate his stylings on his snowboard so much, we tapped the new Southern California resident to share what he turns on in his ears when he turns it on while boarding. – Mary Walsh
Name: Jesse Paul
Home Resort: Elm Creek, Maple Grove, MN
Sponsors: Salomon, Sessions, Smith, The House, Common Apparel, Celtek, Outdoor Tech, Beaver Wax, Stinky Socks
First Tracks (music that wakes you up): "Welcome to Your Life", Grouplove. "High Ticket Attractions", The New Pornographers
Pow Ballad (favorite song to ride pow to): "Omen", Disclosure feat. Sam Smith or Daft Punk.
Jib Jam (favorite song to jib to): Black Sabbath or any song from a street video part.
Rock Ride (what song pumps you up the most during a session): "DNA", Kendrick Lamar or "69 Camero", Penthouse Penthouse feat. Bobby Saint.
Cool Down (what's your mellow post riding song): "Roll with the Punches", Dawes.
Pre Aprés (what do you listen to before you go out at night): Post Malone and The Weeknd.
What is your favorite video part song of all-time? "You Don’t Own Me" from Joe Sexton's part in Cheers.
What video part song that you've used have you been most stoked on? "I Fall Apart", Rory Gallagher.
If you could be one rock star, who would it be? Ad-Rock.
Simple Guilty Pleasures (what are you ashamed to admit you actually like): Top 40 and French pop.
Turn it Down (music you can't stand): Most Dubstep.
Turn it Off (worst song ever): Just about any song I hear more than two times in a row, haha. Otherwise, I’m easy.