Over the weekend, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong hit the famed Manchester, Tennessee music festival, Bonnaroo, laying out a truly on-point performance in That Tent from 1 am to 2:30 am. The Baltimore-based jam and funk act pulled out all the stops for the special show, inviting Michael Girardot and Rob Ingraham, trumpet and tenor sax players for The Revivalists, out for portions of the show. The rowdy crowd, in turn, lapped up the set, with the audience spilling out well beyond the tent and singing and clapping along throughout.As Greg Ormont told Live For Live Music about the performance,Bonnaroo is the ultimate hang! After raging our late night set in front of a sea of people, we kicked it for the weekend and caught some great acts that we don’t usually see in the jam circuit like Pond, Anderson .Paak, Nile Rodgers, Reggie Watts, Thundercat, Muse, Eminem, The Revivalists, Ikebe Shakedown, Gogo Penguin, and tons more. We’re all leaving Bonnaroo super inspired to keep writing new music and pursuing our dreams. Much respect to the entire Bonnaroo team for making such a huge event run so smoothly. We know it takes a ton of work and they really knocked it out of the park.As for the show itself, one of the biggest highlights was the presence of The Revivalists’ horns, who added a little something special to the already-energetic performance. The duo of Girardot and Ingraham sat in from “The Liquid” through “Whoopie”, later reemerging for “F.U.” and “Doc”. Other highlights included in the “Space Jam” that led into “The Hop” and “F.U.”, which saw Ben Carrey and Alex Petropulos really open up.You can check out the setlist from Pigeon Playing Ping Pong’s high-octane Bonnaroo performance below. Plus, don’t miss the band’s Bonnaroo recap video, which was created by David Diller of Ninja Video and which Live For Live Music is proud to premiere and host on our YouTube channel.Setlist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | Bonnaroo | Manchester, TN | 5/8/2018Porcupine, Somethin’ For Ya > Julia > Under The Sea > Julia, The Liquid*, Whoopie* > 1999* > Whoopie*, Spacejam > The Hop > F.U.*, Doc*, Horizon, Ocean Flows*w/ Rob Ingraham on Sax and Michael Girardot on Trumpet from The Revivalists
By April ReeseUniversity of Georgia After a long day at school, most kids head straight for therefrigerator or the cupboard when they get home. But are theafter-school snacks they’re grabbing the best choices? “Students tend to reach for cookies and chips,” said JanBaggarly, an extension service agent with the University ofGeorgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences. “And withroughly 7 million American students on their own at home afterschool, that’s a lot of chips.”Eating healthy To help children make healthy snack choices, Baggarlyrecommends parents keep plenty of healthy snack alternatives onhand. “A nutritious snack provides food from at least one of theFood Guide Pyramid food groups and, at the same time, isn’t toohigh in fat, sugar or salt,” Baggarly said. Children are growing fast. And they’re usually more activethan adults. So they have to eat more calories and more often,she said, to supply the energy they need to stay healthy andactive. “Often children don’t get all the nutrition they need fromeating regular meals at breakfast, lunch and dinner, so snacksbecome essential,” she said. “Making healthy snacks available forkids after school is a great way to keep their energy levels upand not spoil their dinner. Snacks should be planned for and notsomething that just happens.”Attack alternatives But which snacks are the best choices? Baggarly offers thesesuggestions: cheese and crackers, peanut butter and jellysandwiches, yogurt, hard-boiled eggs, cold cereal, fresh anddried fruits, raw vegetables and dips made from low-fatingredients, popcorn, graham crackers and vanilla wafers. “Cookies don’t have to be eliminated from the list,” shesaid. “Just make sure they’re made using low-fat ingredients.” One way to reduce fat in cookies is by using applesauce inplace of shortening when making oatmeal cookies. This alterationalone cuts the fat by one-third. After-school beverages can also add extra calories to achild’s diet. “After-school snacks should not be accompanied by sugardrinks like Kool-Aid, soft drinks or those labeled as fruitdrinks,” Baggarly said. “Fruit juices made from real fruit willsay so on the label.” Milk is an excellent after-school choice. “And today you canbuy it in a variety of flavors, which helps its appeal,” shesaid.Food safety As with all food preparation, after-school foods should bemade safe to eat. “Parents need to establish safe food-handling practices andset guidelines on what snacks their children can prepare,”Baggarly said. For safety’s sake, children should be taught these safe-foodpractices: * Keep counters and tables clean. (Place books and book bagssomewhere else.) * Always wash hands before making or eating a snack. And useclean plates and utensils. * Wash fruits and vegetables before you eat them. * Put refrigerated items back in the refrigerator after yoursnack is ready. * Reheat leftovers thoroughly until steamy. Encourage children to eat at the kitchen table, too,Baggarly said. “There will be less chance of choking, and they will be moreaware of what and how much they’re eating,” she said. “It willalso cut down on spills.”Let kids pick Baggarly says involving children in shopping and preparinghealthy snack alternatives will aid in the eating frenzy thatfollows the bus home every day. “This will help them feel involved, and they may startmaking healthier choices when you’re not around, like during theschool day,” she said.
If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Oklahoma State lost a commitment on the edge of their future defensive line this week with Hendrickson defensive end prospect Nelson Mbanasor decommitting from OSU, and likely flipping to Arkansas.With Mbanasor likely moving on from OSU, the coaching staff has been working behind the scenes on a contingency plan, with the expectation that Mbasnasor’s decommitment was a “when” not “if” type scenario.Oklahoma State still holds one pledge at defensive end for the 2017 class in Oologah standout Brock Martin, who appears solid with his pledge. But OSU would like to grab at least one more prospect to add to the mix for next season, and they’ve got two they’re steady after on the recruiting trail.David Anenih – 6-3, 220Anenih is a standout defensive end from Mansfield Timberview, who picked up an offer from the Pokes in mid June. The coaching staff has been recruiting him steadily since, and despite being uncommitted, Oklahoma State currently leads in his recruitment ahead of Houston, Kansas State, and Texas Tech. He’s expected to take his official visits following the football season, but Anenih is one to keep an eye on. He seems very high on OSU and with a spot opening with Mbanasor’s decision, it could be a more inviting place for him.Michael Clemons – 6-6, 240Clemons is the more polished prospect OSU is chasing, and he’s also a junior college recruit from Cisco College with a dozen scholarship offers. He’s a versatile edge rusher like OSU hasn’t had in recent years. Emmanuel Ogbah, one of the best to do it for OSU, was an elite pass rusher but he was a more ‘hand in the dirt’ get to the QB defensive end. Clemons can do a little of everything, lining up in the down position and as an outside linebacker. OSU is recruiting against Arkansas, K-State, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Mizzou and others for Clemons, who likely factors into an immediate impact prospect next season wherever he chooses.