When I was young, I never bought records because my brother Joseph played saxophone and had a record player. I loved listening to his records: The Dorsey Brothers, Duke Ellington, all the big American jazz bands, and vocalists like Ella Fitzgerald, Ernestine Anderson, and Kitty White, a singer from the US who was a friend of Nina Simone. Nobody in America seems to know about her, but she was quite popular in South Africa.
...It is the supreme prayer, described the mother of the Vedas, named after its metre which means “the saviour of the Singer”, revealed to sage Vishvamitra. Gayatri is the mantra of the real Guru, the Omniscient God. The writers of the scriptures call it the “Soul of the Vedas’.
The mark of rank in nature is capacity for pain,And the anguish of the Singer marks the sweetness of the strain.
The sun and its light , the ocean and the wave, the Singer and his song not one. Not two.anthony de mello
Lithuanian baritone Vytautas Juozapaitis, last year's devilish, dark-toned Don Giovanni, Teatro Lirico has a powerful Singer with an impressive stage presence. Sparks flew because Vasileva and Juozapaitis created such emotional tension: she more nuanced than the usual submissive heroine, he more sympathetic than the stock villain.vytautas juozapaitis
Margaret Thaler Singer stands alone in her extraordinary knowledge of the psychology of cults
In addition to her high-profile work on cults, Singer was also an authority on schizophrenia, and was nominated twice for a Nobel Prize for her research.
But not everyone agreed with her views on the subject, and Singer paid a price for her work. Cult "operatives" dug through her trash, went through her mail, picketed her lectures and sent her death threats. They also hacked into her computer countless times, once released dozens of live rats in her house, and frequently left dead rats on her doorstep with threatening notes.
I just dove more into rapping because I had a lot that I wanted to express, and I wasn’t a really, really good Singer.Kanye West
Look not thou on beauty's charming, Sit thou still when kings are arming. Taste not when the wine-cup glistens, Speak not when the people listens, Stop thine ear against the Singer, From the red gold keep thy finger, Vacant heart, and hand, and eye, Easy live and quiet die.Lucy Ashton
Electric guitars areanabomination, whoever heard of an electric violin? An electric cello? Or for that matter an electric Singer?
There lived a Singer in France of old By the tideless dolorous midland sea. In a land of sand and ruin and gold There shone one woman, and none but she.algernon charles swinburne
"Now he took the music of like Mandrill, like "Fencewalk", certain disco records that had funky percussion breaks like The Incredible Bongo Band when they came out with "Apache" and he just kept that beat going. It might be that certain part of the record that everybody waits for--they just let their inner self go and get wild. The next thing you know the Singer comes back in and you'd be mad."
There is delight in singing, though none hearBeside the Singer.walter savage landor
When you decide to become an opera Singer, it's a commitment that allows nothing else to interfere. Even your family - and I have a young daughter - has to take second place.lucy lawless
Thou hast thy calling to some palace-floor, Most gracious Singer of high poems! where The dancers will break footing, from the care Of watching up thy pregnant lips for more.
Tho' the world could turn from you, This, at least, I learn from you: Beauty and Truth, tho' never found, are worthy to be sought, The Singer, upward-springing, Is grander than his singing, And tranquil self-sufficing joy illumes the dark of thought. This, at least, you teach me, In a revelation: That gods still snatch, as worthy death, the soul in its aspiration.robert williams buchanan
Vytautas Juozapaitis' Don Giovanni filled the performance. The Singer won the audience not only with his impeccable impersonation of the gallantly vicious philanderer, but also with his vocal rendition that didn't leave any of the listener's desires unfulfilled.vytautas juozapaitis
Van Morrison remains a Singer who can be compared to no other in the history of modern popular music.greil marcus
The mark of rank in nature is capacity for pain, And the anguish of the Singer marks the sweetness of the strain.
He could not be captured, He could not be bought, His running was rhythm, His standing was thought ; With one eye on sorrow And one eye on mirth, He galloped in heaven And gambolled on earth . And only the poet With wings to his brain Can mount him and ride him Without any rein, The stallion of heaven, The steed of the skies , The horse of the Singer Who sings as he flies .
A Singer ... is no more than an actor set to music.
Sweetest the strain when in the song The Singer has been lost.
It may seem like a paradox : while futurism, the Singer of modernity , was able to perceive and intuit the power of cinema on theoretical and poetical levels, it did not manage to use the new means of expression as a weapon – nor did it appropriate cinema as the art form of all times.
As a dancer he stands alone, and no Singer knows his way around a song like Fred Astaire.
Fred Astaire is the best Singer of songs the movie world ever knew. His phrasing has individual sophistication that is utterly charming. Presumably the runner-up would be Bing Crosby, a wonderful fellow, though he doesn't have the unstressed elegance of Astaire.