Depends, but here are my top ten bands for pre-sesh:
Hot Water Music
System of A Down
Cradle of Filth
Old Crow Medicine Show
Or just NPR, especially if it's Science Friday or Marketplace
**** Dale, IZ, Keola Beamer, Jack Johnson and Los Straitjackets CD's are in my car now.....
On a day you had to work, Modern Man by Bad Religion always strikes a chord. Album, Music or Grassroots by 311...just always "Feels so good"
Basically whatever few tracks I'm lovin' at the time. Although,
Red Morning Light by Kings of Leon
is my go to Dawn Patrol anthem.
Tried something different this morning and cut the tunes off before my session. Just tried to calm my mind and focus. It was kind of nice actually.
How about the sound of an under-fed baby crying in a crowded Wal Mart...human nature at its finest
Depends on the waves, if they are small and it's more of a relaxing session i'll go with some Jack J, various Reggae artists, Slightly Stupid, Incubus, or Sublime. If the wave are bit larger, i'll throw on something heavier to get pumped, anything that rocks works really, but a few would be Chevelle, SOD, Metallica, Foo Fighters, or the hundreds of Punk CD's I own. Anything really, I just can't do country, no matter how many rednecks i'm surrounded by in FL, it just doesn't work for me.
Depends on the Day and the waves really.
Get Amped- Jeff the Brotherhood
Fun Waves - Band of Horses
Any day - Gaslight Anthem , Older Black Keys like the " Magic Potion" album,
Modest Mouse- "the moon and Antartica
Wilson Philips, Amy Grant, Bread, Michael Bolton, Nickelback, (any other singers who sound like they are taking a dump) and then all the stereotypical surfer stuff, donovan frankennutter, Jack "bedtime" Johnson, sublime, slightly stoopid, 311, bob marley, and other "irie" white kid reggae bands, like soja.