Meet Jason Ruoff, a Real Estate Photographer and Sales Consultant from Lansing, NY.
“The playlist actually started as a joke with some of my friends from high school, sometime in 2008 I believe. We would just try to come up with good songs that would be good background music for sexual activities etc. The playlist didn’t really grow into anything major or have any followers until 2011 when I really started to add songs everyday to the playlist. I even added an email account that listeners could contact with song recommendations.”
What music did you grow up listening to as a young kid?
Growing up I listened to a lot of Pink Floyd, The Who, The Rolling Sones, really anything classic rock because this is what my dad would play at home or during road trips. Then as I got into my teens I started getting into bands such as Disturbed and Korn. Today I spend most of my time listening to classic rock while I am not listening to songs that would fit in my playlist.
Name one of your favorite albums of all time?
It is really hard to pick just one, because there are so many great albums, but if I had to pick just one, I would have to pick the album “Out of Exile” by Audioslave.
I played this album a lot during some really dark times in my life, part in hospitals, part after getting out of hospitals.
What is the best concert you’ve ever been to and why?
I’d have to say that best concert I’ve ever been to has to be when I saw ZZ Top & Lynyrd Skynyrd in 2012. I had always been a big fan of both bands and friends of mine from highschool were able to get tickets for everyone. We all carpooled to the concert, tailgated beforehand, and just all-around had a fantastic time seeing two of our favorite bands put on an amazing show. Seeing Lynyrd Skynyrd preform Freebird live is still one of my favorite memories.
What is the last song you listened to?
I actually just got back from seeing Three Days Grace and Disturbed perform at Maddison Square Garden. The last song Disturbed played was “Down With The Sickness”.
What is your favorite quote? Or do you have a life slogan?
“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” ― Billy Joel