One of the great tests of a band, of course, was its manner of playing "God Save the King." ... The English did it with effortless superiority, as though to say "We have frequently played this air in the presence of the King-Emperor and have reason to believe that he was perfectly satisfied." The American band gave an impression that every man was treacherously muttering the words of "My Country 'Tis of Thee" into his instrument; which was, of course, intolerable. I have probably misjudged this band, for like most children I was a patriotic bigot.
Being in a Band you can wear whatever you want - it's like an excuse for Halloween every day.Gwen Stefani
“Screw up my life?” He stared a me for a second and then said, deadpan, “I’m a five-foot-three, thirty-seven-year-old, single, Jewish medical examiner who needs to pick up his lederhosen from the dry cleaners so that he can play in a one-man polka Band at Oktoberfest tomorrow.” He pushed up his glasses with his forefinger, folded his arms, and said, “Do your worst.”jim butcher
Chris has a very penetrating and unique artistic vision that, when melded with ours, makes for a unique Band chemistry. It's such a different vibe than any of us has ever experienced before. There's a great deal of camaraderie.chris cornell
The invasion of Iraq will surely go down in history as one of the most cowardly wars ever fought. It was a war in which a Band of rich nations, armed with enough nuclear weapons to destroy the world several times over, rounded on a poor nation, falsely accused it of having nuclear weapons, used the United Nations to force it to disarm, then invaded it, occupied it, and are now in the process of selling it.Arundhati Roy
We do not think that any of our Seminaries can boast of a more laborious and self-sacrificing Band of instructors.
My world was a community ballet school, a marching Band, my two sisters and my girlfriends. I played saxophone in the Band and was a bit nerdy.
History will tell if we were really a good Band or just a one day fly.billie joe armstrong
"We pride ourselves on trying to put on the best show we can and we're not afraid to say that we happen to be the best live Band in the world"billie joe armstrong
Car crime's low, gun crime's lower,The town hall Band CD, it's a grower,you never hear of folk getting knocked on the bonce,although there was a drive-by shouting once,but there's a brass Band everywhere,and I don't drive so I don't care,and as a nightingale sang in Berkeley Square,what is Chatteris if you're not there?nigel blackwell
For months the life of the little Band went on much as it had before, except that Tarzan's greater intelligence and his ability as a hunter were the means of providing for them more bountifully than ever before. Most of them, therefore, were more than content with the change in rulers.Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Band? It's over. Reunited because of the good cause (Live 8), to get over the bad relationship, and not to have regrets.david gilmour
So, Hanson, which one of you boys is coming home with me tonight? (greeting the Band Hanson)kathy griffin
… if I hadn't gone to a private Christian school, I'd never have built up enough animosity to want to have started a Band. And now that I have one, the fact that they are giving me such resistance and publicity, they have made me far bigger than they'd ever have wanted me to have become. So I guess in a strange way the Christians have influenced me the most.marilyn manson
Rucker sings of loss and despair as if they've left him shell-shocked. But Hootie -- born at frat parties and still a bar Band at heart -- know how to deliver beers-and-tears material, and the occasional anti-racist slam, with a smile. The same sly grin crept into songs of frustration -- country writer Radney Foster's "A Fine Line" and the Who's "I Can't Explain." But Rucker is no more Charley Pride than Bryan is Pete Townshend.darius rucker
I returned to the Holiday Inn — where they have a swimming pool and air-conditioned rooms — to consider the paradox of a nation that has given so much to those who preach the glories of rugged individualism from the security of countless corporate sinecures, and so little to that diminishing Band of yesterday's refugees who still practice it, day by day, in a tough, rootless and sometimes witless style that most of us have long since been weaned away from.hunter s. thompson
My Band is the best Band in the world, period. So, I insist on every song being better then it is on the record. So by the end of the tour, we have to be playing the song better then how it’s recorded.ben harper
[M]orale is the spiritual capacity of a people to endure pain and suffering, and not a campaign of bill posters, pep talks and Band concerts.
God grant you, friends, a helping hand In cares of state and private plights, In rowdy feasts of friendship's Band, In passion's sweet and secret rites! God grant you, friends, a helping hand In daily woes and days of strife, On vacant sa, in distant land, In every black abyss of life!
"Excellence," besought Kai Lung, not without misgivings,"how many warriors, each having some actual existence, are there in your never-failing Band?" "For all purposes save those of attack and defence there are fifteen score of the best and bravest, as their pay-sheets well attest," was the confident response. "In a strictly literal sense, however, there are no more than can be seen on a mist-enshrouded day with a resolutely closed eye."
Cling closer, closer, life to life, Cling closer, heart to heart; The time will come, my own wed Wife, When you and I must part! Let nothing break our Band but Death, For in the world above 'Tis the breaker Death that soldereth Our ring of Wedded Love.gerald massey
This story shall the good man teach his son; And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by, From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall be remembered, We few, we happy few, we Band of brothers. For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brotherwilliam shakespeare
Chide me not, laborious Band! For the idle flowers I brought; Every aster in my hand Goes home loaded with a thought.ralph waldo emerson
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