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.
“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
We do not think that any of our Seminaries can boast of a more laborious and self-sacrificing Band of instructors.
he [agent Daly] conducts his office as being a whole Dominion Government, Indian Agent, Indian Cheif and Council, all into one ... the Agent appears as taking too much advantage of his powers over the Chief and council and causing a considerable strife an [animosity] amoung the Indians of this Reserve ... foiling the labors of the chief and members of the council, discrediting those who assist to maintain good government of the Band.francis pegahmagabow
Being in a Band you can wear whatever you want - it's like an excuse for Halloween every day.Gwen Stefani
Miss Joan Hunter Dunn, Miss Joan Hunter Dunn, I can hear from the car-park the dance has begun. Oh! full Surrey twilight! importunate Band! Oh! strongly adorable tennis-girl's hand!Maurice Bowra
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
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.
Whenever I teach my semiconductor device physics course, one of the central messages I try to get across early is the importance of energy Band diagrams. I often put this in the form of "Kroemer's Lemma of Proven Igorance": If, in discussing a semiconductor problem, you cannot draw an Energy Band Diagram, this shows that you don't know what you are talking about, with the corollary If you can draw one, but don't, then your audience won't know what you are talking about.herbert kroemer
"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."
Slip inside the eye of your mind / don't you know you might find / A better place to playSo I'll start a revolution from my bed / Because you said the brains I had went to my head.Please don't put you're life in the hands / Of a rock 'n' roll Band / Who'll throw it all away"Noel Gallagher
The army influences everything I do. Certainly it teaches you discipline, which is a necessary element of development. I think there's more of a collaborative understanding in the Band because of that.maynard james keenan
I searched the FM Band but there was nothing besides other pious pleaders, and they didn't come in too well. The AM Band offered about the same thing, only with worse reception, nothing remotely describable as news, and no music because commercial entertainment as we knew it was no more, and its handmaiden, advertising had gone with it.james howard kunstler
They come to have a party for themselves, and we're kind of a house Band for their party.jason mraz
It makes sense that the bands first show took place in Seattle because as much as L.A. was our address, we had as much in common with the average "L.A." Band as Seattle's weather has with Southern California.slash
The Clash are the kind of garage Band who should be returned to the garage immediately, preferably with the engine running, which would undoubtedly be more of a loss to their friends and families than to either rock or roll.Their guitarist on the extreme left, allegedly known as Joe Strummer, has good moves but he and the Band are a little shaky on ground that involves starting, stopping and changing chords at approximately the same time."joe strummer
But this should serve as a reminder to brides of the importance of discouraging reception guests from discharging their firearms unless they have a good reason, such as that the Band vocalist is attempting to perform "I Will Always Love You" in the official Whitney Houston Diarrhea of the Vowels version ("And IIIIIIIeeeeeIIIIIIIII, will alwaaaaays love yoooooeeeeeeeeoooooooooooooo uuuuuuueeeeeeeeeoooooo" BANG).dave barry
I phoned Prince out of the blue, hummed a melody, and he listened," ... "I hung up, and he came over within the hour. He listened again, and I said, 'Do you hate it?' He said, 'No,' and walked over to the synthesizers that were set up, was absolutely brilliant for about twenty five minutes, and then left. He was so uncanny, so wild, he spoiled me for every Band I've ever had because nobody can exactly re-create not even with two piano players-what Prince did all by his little self.stevie nicks
It's more egalitarian on the Internet - anyone can put anything up. But in terms of the money it takes to allow a Band to get good, there's less of it to invest .
Kappa Kappa Psi operates principally as a service-recognition society whose chief aim is to assist the Director in developing the leadership and enthusiasm that he requires of his Band. Our goals are to not only provide the Band with organized and concentrated service activities, but to give our membership valid and wholesome experiences in organization, leadership, and social contacts. The honorary nature of membership is based on our premise that "it is an honor to be selected to serve" this Band, its department of music, its sponsoring institution and the cause of Band music in the nation's colleges and universities...
Pity speaks to grief more sweetly than a Band of instruments.
Land of my sires! what mortal hand Can e'er untie the filial Band That knits me to thy rugged strand!walter scott
Hail, Columbia! happy land! Hail, ye heroes! heavenborn Band! Who fought and bled in Freedom's cause.
This is an exceedingly strange development, unexpected by all but the theologians . They have always accepted the word of the Bible: In the beginning God created heaven and earth... [But] 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; [and] 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