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.
Wie hinfällig alles Menschenwerk, ja wie drückend auch die beste Einrichtung in wenigen Geschlechtern werde. Die Pflanze blühet und blühet ab; eure Väter starben und verwesen: euer Tempel zerfällt: dein Orakelzelt, deine Gesetztafeln sind nicht mehr: das ewige Band der Menschen, die Sprache selbst veraltet; wie? und Eine Menschenverfassung, Eine politische oder Religionseinrichtung, die doch nur auf diese Stücke gebauet sein kann: sie sollte, sie wollte ewig dauern?johann gottfried herder
Lo! all in silence, all in order stand, And mighty folios first, a lordly Band: Then quartos their well-ordered ranks maintain, And light octavos fill a spacious plain; See yonder, ranged in more frequented rows, A humbler Band of duodecimos.George Crabbe
The funny thing is, that mouthing off three years ago about how we were going to be the biggest Band in the Gallagher rendering public advice would seem to be well conceived.Noel Gallagher
...Instead of taking the 'I'm cool, I hope you adore me' path (with my music), I chose the path of how to connect. I think that's the reason a lot of people feel a deeper connection with our Band than other bands, and I also feel that's why people polarize on us. If you don't get it, it seems preposterous; if you do get it, it's really heavy -- it has a weight to it.billy corgan
We have not had any disagreements about clothes, smoking or L'Wren, and this is all very hurtful for her... It is completely untrue to say that L'Wren has caused a rift between myself and the rest of the Band. This is all nonsense, everyone has their own style.mick jagger
At this moment it seems as though science will never be able to raise the curtain on the mystery of creation. For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a Band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.robert jastrow
Led Zeppelin is the greatest. Robert Plant is one of the most original vocalists of our time. As a rock Band they deserve the kind of success they're getting.freddie mercury
I think of the Ramones when I think of music that can save your life, but I’m not so sure about a Band like Fall Out Boy who appears to make music in vein or that, at least, doesn’t sound like something they would die for.shingai shoniwa
When I hear artists or authors making fun of business men, I think of a regiment in which the Band makes fun of the cooks.h. l. mencken
I came upon a child of god, He was walking along the road And I asked him, where are you going And this he told me: "I’m going on down to Yasgur’s farm I’m going to join in a rock ’n’ roll Band I’m going to camp out on the land, I’m going to try an’ get my soul free.joni mitchell
“I could hear the Band playing a cheery sort of music. I don’t like jazz music as a rule, but I was glad to hear it that night. I think it helped us all.”steve turner
I'm always surprised when anything about the Band connects. But I love the fact that it's hard for people to understand. We've said before that it's always been a great thing to get certain people to go away thinking, 'Oh dear, she can't play the drums!' 'Fine, if you think it's all a gimmick, go away!' It weeds out people who wouldn't care anyway.jack white
There have been politicians more successful, or more subtle; there have been none more tenacious or more tolerant...He is one of that small Band of statesman whose service to humanity is greater than their service to their time or their people.
I'd like to live off the Band, but if not, I'll just retire to Mexico or Yugoslavia with a few hundred dollars, grow potatoes, and learn the history of rock through back issues of Creem magazine.
We few, we happy few, we Band of brothers: for he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.