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.
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
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
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
On MySpace ... the whole demographic of the stand-up comedy fan has changed. It's like an indie Band thing. People think they've discovered you.jim gaffigan
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
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’ve always chosen all my own material; no one ever told me what to sing or how to sing it, but I’ve always been pressured intensely to use musicians outside of my Band.jane monheit
They come to have a party for themselves, and we're kind of a house Band for their party.jason mraz
I feel so bad. My Band started playing the wrong song and I didn't know what to do so I thought I'd do a hoedown. I'm sorry.ashlee simpson
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 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
Monk enters the studio and starts playing, the rest of the musicians join him. After few minutes of play the technician from his room shouts and stops the Band.] Monk: "Why did we stop?" Technician: "I thought you were rehearsing." Monk: "Aren't we always?"thelonious monk
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
'I'm excited by the Band [White Stripes]. It really excites me. But it wouldn't excite me if there weren't those limitations, if we weren't living in that box, if we weren't trapped. Once that goes away, then I'll know that it's not worth doing it any more.'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.
Brothers, I have received medals and honors from every civilized country, but I feel this honor above all, due to the fact that this is given to me by a group of university bandsmen who are furthering the great work to which I have dedicated my life. The ideals as set forth by the Fraternity could not help but make better men and better college Band musicians.John Philip Sousa
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...
Land of my sires! what mortal hand Can e'er untie the filial Band That knits me to thy rugged strand!walter scott
We few, we happy few, we Band of brothers: for he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.
A glorious Band, the chosen few / On whom the Spirit came; / Twelve valiant saints, their hope they knew, / And mocked the cross and flame. / They met the tyrant’s brandished steel, / The lion’s gory mane; / They bowed their heads the death to feel...
You should see me dance the Polka,You should see me cover the ground,You should see my coat-tails flying,As I jump my partner round;When the Band commences playing,My feet begin to go,For a rollicking romping PolkaIs the jolliest fun I know.George Grossmith
If I had my way, I would build a lethal chamber as big as the Crystal Palace, with a military Band playing softly, and a Cinematograph working brightly; then I’d go out in the back streets and main streets and bring them in, all the sick, the halt, and the maimed; I would lead them gently, and they would smile me a weary thanks; and the Band would softly bubble out the ‘Hallelujah Chorus’.d. h. lawrence
I hate to talk smack about anyone in the Band or whatever, but, y'know, Eddie, you know, he's still doing a bit of drinking and everything. There were nights where it was kind of like a rollercoaster, up or down, and myself, I would have liked to have seen him totally clean up if we were gonna take this further.eddie van halen
The aim of jazz is the mechanical reproduction of a regressive moment, a castration symbolism. 'Give up your masculinity, let yourself be castrated,' the eunuchlike sound of the jazz Band both mocks and proclaims, 'and you will be rewarded, accepted into a fraternity which shares the mystery of impotence with you, a mystery revealed at the moment of the initiation rite.theodor adorno
Now to fit in on the Seattle scene You had to show people something that they'd never seen So thinkin' up a gimmick one day We decided to be the only Band that wouldn't play a note Under any circumstance We called it silence... Music's original alternative Root's grungetodd snider