Episode 109 – Life Is Live With Greg Ormont From Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

Our guest this week is the one and only (scrambled) Greg Ormont from Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. We talk to Greg about what it means to give 100%, how to balance work and life in a way that’s meaningful, realizing that at some point we have to take care of ourselves, how being a theater kid gave him a solid foundation, and a whole bunch more!

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong is a band whose very existence is rooted in the unyielding quest for joy and positive energy. Blending infectious funk grooves, psychedelic jams, and experimental electronics, the Baltimore four-piece’s new album, ‘Pizazz,’ is a buoyant, blissful reminder of just how much fun music can be. Eschewing the traditional funk band lineup that typically includes keyboards, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong constructs effervescent soundscapes with just two guitars, bass, and drums, crafting their music with a sophisticated ear for both open space and dense layering.

Catch pigeons out on the road this Fall and for merch, tour news, bio info, and more go to:

http://pigeonsplayingpingpong.com/

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SHOW CREDITS:

ENGINEER

NORMAN MARSTON (norman7norman7@gmail.com) co-owner/operator of Wall of Sound Recording Chicago, ILWall of Sound Recording of FBand @wallofsound_recording on IG

PRODUCER

JUSTIN ELROD (justin.g.elrod@gmail.com)

MUSIC

Intro Music – ‘No Simple Road’ written and performed by ‘THE HIGGS’ Check them out at: thehiggsmusic.com

Outro Music by: THE CHILLDREN OF INDIGOCheck out their website chilldrenofindigo.com

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REDDIT AND OTHER COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

COREY HURST (u/DogKnees2001 over on Reddit)

LOGO DESIGNS AND RELATED ARTWORK

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