Start Box Jams of the Day: Reader Submissions III

Just as everyone has diverse taste in music, riders have different taste in pump-up music. Start-Box Jams plays homage to the songs that give us the courage to tackle cross country. Do you have some favorite start-box jams you’d like to share with EN? Email me at [email protected]

Sydney CCI3* 2012 Start Box, photo by John Lechner

This week has seemed to just drag on endlessly.  I don’t know if it’s that I’ve been utterly unmotivated or that I’ve stumbled in to some sort of time warp, but the weekend seems impossibly far away.  Earlier this morning, I found myself struggling to tear myself away from cozy dent I’d created on my couch and the soothing familiarity of The Price Is Right.  I knew I had to take some serious action or I’d later be cursing myself for wasting the day.  That’s when I peeked in to the mailbag and found some more jams to share with you.

Lisa Cheney wrote in to share Rodrigo y Gabriela’s Diablo Rojo.  Rodrigo y Gabriela transform the typically soft tones of acoustic guitars in to an energetic and rich frenzy of sound.  You may recognize some of their other work from the soundtracks for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and the Shrek prequel Puss In Boots.  Diablo Rojo is a great track, especially if you’re about to go the box on a little red mare.

Josh Hoos had a great suggestion as well, Linkin Park’s A Light That Never Comes.  This track features Steve Aoki and touches on some themes that all eventers should find familiar.  The road to success is not only what you do on course, but the journey that got you there.

For those of you looking to add something to your 550mpm playlist, Erin Kimmer shared Motörhead’s Ace Of Spades.  She said her horse’s gallop rhythm matched the beat pretty well and it is a good song to help her check her pace!


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