Pro Playlist: Jeff McKee

  • Jeff McKee ProPlaylist August 2012 | Photo: Ian Reid
  • Top 3 bands to see live

  • 1. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

  • 2. Bon Iver

  • 3. Gwar, man their music is horrible, but the costumes and artificial body fluids make up for it

  • Top 3 wake Web videos

  • 1. Dylan Miller and Dustin O'Ferrall's "Hockey Boardn'" edit

  • 2. Anything that features either or both of the Derome brothers

  • 3. "Cops don't really like Shredtown" from shredtown.com

  • Top 3 wakeboarder-musicians and their instruments

  • 1. Clay Fletcher, banjo; but only if he's smoking a cigarette hands-free through the session

  • 2. Erik Ruck, guitar

  • 3. Josh Letchworth (OK, so he's a photographer), drums; he puts me to shame behind the kit

  • Top 3 social gaming apps

  • 1. Hanging with Friends

  • 2. Draw Something, on the rare occurrence I remember my login info

  • 3. This one isn't gaming, but Viber is a must-have for dealing with all these damn Canadians

  • Top 3 pieces of home electronics

  • 1. All the Apple products

  • 2. Electric weedwacker

  • 3. 18-volt DeWalt drill

  • Top 3 perks of being a team rider/team manager

  • 1. Making everyone else ride first at morning shoots

  • 2. Impressing our rail riders once in a blue moon with some move I pulled out of my ass

  • 3. Double-dipping in two separate budgets

  • Top 3 hammers in Lipsmack

  • 1. Andrew Adams getting hammered by the hanging ball tap

  • 2. Camel back rail combos and gaps

  • 3. The pipe-to-wall and pipe-to-stairs setups in Shredtown

  • Top 3 reality TV shows

  • 1. The X Factor, Josh Krajcik's "Wild Horses" cover will blow your mind

  • 2. The Voice starring Xtina and her two melons, which are about to burst

  • 3. The Real Housewives of Everywhere — no, just kidding; Andy Cohen officially ruined television for husbands nationwide

  • Top 3 modes of transport in Winter Park, Florida

  • 1. Yamaha Zuma scooter — I put almost 1,000 miles per year on that hog, riding with my board on the seat like airplane wings off to either side

  • 2. Longboarding behind my Jack Russell terrier, Charley

  • 3. A hip bike or German automobile

  • Top 3 recreational sports

  • 1. Soccer, we play on a co-ed team every Thursday

  • 2. Fishing, I've won two tournaments in the past year and was recently banned from one for being too big of a threat

  • 3. Wakesurfing and stand-up paddle boarding on the Nautique — two boards, one wave; try it sometime

  • Top 3 wake battles in history (think 2pac versus Biggie)

  • 1. Shane Bonifay versus his facial hair

  • 2. New Crew versus Jeremy Kovak

  • 3. Everyone versus the tendons in their knees

  • Top 3 pro partiers in the wake industry

  • 1. I'm going to group all the Australians into one team lead by Brenton Priestley

  • 2. Patrick Wieland and Spencer Smith, they're both like wild animals for a good hour, then they barf on their shoes — guaranteed

  • 3. Kevin Henshaw is pretty good at it, and his wakeboarding seems to improve the more he parties

  • Top 3 worst tricks in wakeboarding

  • 1. Dum dum

  • 2. Heelside backside off axis; unless it's, wrapped it's garbage

  • 3. I'm getting pretty over the tap at the end of every rail at the cable

  • Top 3 drum solos

  • 1. Neil Peart, the only man who can do a 360-degree drum set justice

  • 2. Travis Barker is always a safe bet; I like his hip-hop drumming lately too

  • 3. Garth, "I like to play" — great movie

  • Top 3 cool bands we have probably never heard of

  • 1. Youth Lagoon

  • 2. Secret Music

  • 3. Francis and the Lights (I must give credit to my good friend and fellow bandmate Josh McWilliams, who I lean on for all my info on the latest and greatest bands)