(About Pop Idols) Obviously, it's designed by record company executives who want a cheap success, and they don't want to give money to anybody and they don't want to give contracts, so they've created this world of very bubbly teenagers who want to be "idols" and they think all they have to do is mime quite well and they've made it. ... But it's not the problem of the kids, it's the problem of the record companies, because it's just an inexpensive way for them to have so-called, I won't say "artists", but erm...You're nodding, you know what I mean.
Pop music is probably the only art form that is totally dependent for its success on the general public. The more people buy a record, the more successful it is - not only commercially but artistically.
I recorded Jimmy Page and Leona Lewis performing Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin together... For me there were several moments that still seem a little unreal [like] realising just how technically and musically accomplished Leona Lewis is as an artist. I've not worked with many singers in the Pop world who can discuss coloratura technique, and operas by Purcell and Bellini. [...] Leona can really sing with heart and soul, balanced with quite astounding technique.leona lewis
Pop music is the classical music of now.
The Pop artists did images that anybody walking down Broadway could recognize in a split secondcomics, picnic tables, men's trousers, celebrities, shower curtains, refrigerators,Coke bottlesall the great modern things that the Abstract Expressionists tried so hard not to notice at all.Andy Warhol
In the sixties, the recycling of Pop culture turning it into Pop art and camp had its own satirical zest. Now we're into a different kind of recycling. Moviemakers give movies of the past an authority that those movies didn't have; they inflate images that may never have compelled belief, images that were no more than shorthand gestures and they use them not as larger-than-life jokes but as altars.Pauline Kael
Up and down the City Road, in and out the Eagle, that's the way the money goes. Pop goes the weasel!
Pop art is the inedible raised to the unspeakable.
When the pods went Pop on the broom, green broom, And apples began to be golden-skinned, We harboured a stag in the Priory coomb.john davidson
In England, Pop art and fine art stand resolutely back to back.Colin MacInnes
Go and tell that nasty, rude little princess that we've known each other for long enough and gabbed enough in ladies' rooms that she should skip the ho-hum royal routine and just Pop over here and ask me herself. ... Tell her I'll sing if she christens a ship first.judy garland
What better job is there for a 17-year-old girl than being in a Pop group?
Do we really have to wander around apologizing for enjoying plot, just because James Wood and a few dozen other arch-aesthetes sniff at it? It's like being careful not to sing Pop songs in the shower because some guy in the local alt-weekly is a music snob.patrick nielsen hayden
... And this is the origin of Pop music: it's a professional music which draws upon both folk music and fine arts music as well.Pete Seeger
The discipline, nonetheless, is exacting: everything that can be observed should be observed, even if it is only recalled as the bland background from which the intriguing bits Pop out like Venus in the evening sky. The goal is always finding something new, hopefully unimagined and, better still, hitherto unimaginable.k. barry sharpless
I dont want to lose any of the emotion or energy. We are just testing how far we can bend Pop in our direction.paul smith
With female singers being plucked from their cradles our Kim is almost a geriatric in Pop terms. God knows how many times she's been written off, and then bounced back stronger and slicker than ever. This latest album is proof that Kim will still be around when her rivals are fighting it out in the bargain bins.kim wilde
John wanted to take it in more of a Pop direction than I did. It was like a marriage that we both knew would go bad once we started touring.john mayer
No musician is indifferent to the public's perception of him, but the exuberant, logorrheic Mayer takes self-awareness to new postmodern heights. Like a football player providing color commentary on his own career, he muses constantly on his own abilities and his place in the taxonomy of Pop.john mayer
The men of God are like fishes in the ocean; they Pop up into view on the surface here and there and everywhere, as they please.jalal al-din muhammad rumi
Who hath not met with home-made bread, A heavy compound of putty and lead And home-made wines that rack the head, And home-made liquors and waters? Home-made Pop that will not foam, And home-made dishes that drive one from home * * * * * * Home-made by the homely daughters.thomas hood
If the pros at Sun had had a chance to fix Java, the world would be a much more pleasant place. This is not secret knowledge. It’s just secret to this Pop culture.
In Korea , where beautiful male Pop icons are now commonly referred to as kkonminam (kkot= flower; minam = handsome man), Korean male beauty has, by any standard of judgement , taken on a distinctly effeminate quality .
We have found that television is such a huge part of baby boomers' DNA that it makes sense that so much of America's Pop culture jargon comes from TV.