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.
Come on and hear, Come on and hear Alexander's Ragtime Band
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
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
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
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
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
Down where yon anch'ring vessel spreads the sail, That, idly waiting, flaps with every gale, Downward they move, a melancholy Band, Pass from the shore and darken all the strand.Oliver Goldsmith
[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
Hail, Columbia! happy land! Hail, ye heroes! heavenborn Band! Who fought and bled in Freedom's cause.
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