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.
Come on and hear, Come on and hear Alexander's Ragtime Band
"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."
At some point, you just pull off the Band-Aid and it hurts, but then it's over and you're relieved.john green
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
What's the last thing a drummer says in a Band? "Hey guys, why don't we try one of my songs?dave grohl
… 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
I just kind of thought about doing this my whole life. I never doubted myself once. I've always been singing, and I've always wanted to be on tour with a rock Band.bert mccracken
Oh, I think it was like when, you know, Cupid throws an arrow and hits you. First, there was this Mexican Band, dressed up with bows and arrows. They were playing some funky weird music,, I didn't know it yet, but it was like Lee Perry, George Clinton, and Sun Ra mixed up, Mexican funky.carlos santana
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
If our armies are not so numerous as those of other nations, they have qualities which render them more valuable. Those raised by voluntary enlistment are more effective than those raised by conscription; and I should think a general would feel much more confidence in an arm raised as our armies are raised, than he could possibly have while leading to battle a Band of slaves torn from their homes by force.temple, henry, 3rd viscount palmerston
I dare boldly conclude that the most valiant armie of the best approved soldiers, (yea though consisting of lovers themselves, and that giving battaile in the presence of their Ladies and Mistresses) may easily even with a small Band of ingenious scholars and Artists be utterly overthrown and vanquished.
One of the first uses of stainless steel over a large exposed building surface. The decorative treatment of the masonry walls below changes with every set-back and includes story-high basket-weave designs, radiator-cap gargoyles, and a Band of abstract automobiles. The lobby is a modernistic composition of African marble and chrome steel.
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
Though the Philistines may jostle, you will rank as an apostle in the high aesthetic Band, If you walk down Piccadilly with a poppy or a lily in your medieval hand.
They wove the lotus Band to deck And fan with pensile wreath their neck.thomas moore