quote by Pat Garrett

However, the radio and national media depend much more on the hype from a good record label, and from a " buzz " about a band, then from just one or two good shows. There are a lot of artists that have a ton of good press going for them, and still do not make it big in the US.

— Pat Garrett

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Big band quote Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

My brother had a big band in high school;

after that we continued to play together, eventually forming a group called the Jazz Brothers, that recorded for Riverside Records.

Big companies are like marching bands.

Even if half the band is playing random notes, it still sounds kind of like music. The concealment of failure is built into them.

Big band quote Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all cos

Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of oding nothing.

Big companies are like marching bands.

Even if half the band is playing random notes, it still sounds kind of like music. The concealment of failure is built into them.

One of the pleasant duties of America's most famous announcers during the relatively short swing era of the big bands was to host late-night remotes from some of the most famous ballrooms throughout the country.

I got everything I wanted. When I was young in Kansas City, I knew nothing about Frank Sinatra, Billy Eckstine, Ella Fitzgerald, of all those concert halls, of all those countries. I did not know what it was like to direct a band... All I wanted was to be big, to be in show-business, and to travel...and that's what I've been doing all my life.

Big band quote Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you've

Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you've got a big heart and aren't afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength.

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The Big Band Era is my era. People say, 'Where did you get your style from?' I did the Big Band Era on guitar. That's the best way I could explain it.

When you're in a band that's so big when you're young, you kind of lose your identity a little bit. You just become part of the band. I just needed to get away from it.

That a man can take pleasure in marching in formation to the strains of a band is enough to make me despise him. He has only been given his big brain by mistake; a backbone was all he needed.

Big band quote Set a goal so big that you can't achieve it until you grow into the person who c

Set a goal so big that you can't achieve it until you grow into the person who can.

It's just music. It's trying to play clean and looking for the pretty notes. The beat in a bop band is with the music, against it, behind it. It pushes it. It helps it. Help is the big thing. It has no continuity of beat, no steady chug-chug. Jazz has, and that's why bop is more flexible.

I'm a big fan of London in the summertime.

English people are dependent on weather to change our attitudes, and, provided it's a decent summer, everyone's spirits are uplifted and the whole place is in bloom. It's a magical transformation. London in the summer, going to see bands play outside, watching football.

I played in a band and attended Grambling University.

I think the Mob style funk music I do was patterned after the big college bands. I was also influenced by groundbreaking efforts of Too Short.

Big band quote A little progress each day adds up to big results.

A little progress each day adds up to big results.

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People always - when you rise, whenever you're getting to a point where you're a very big band, which is a very rare thing, there are always going to be people that aren't going to like you.

My father was a jazz tenor sax player.

He played in a lot of big bands. So I had that sound around me all the time. The first record that really caught my ear was Clifford Brown's 'Brownie Eyes.' I grew up listening to John Coltrane and Illinois Jacquet. This is where I come from... I love improvisational music.

The internet seems to be what a lot of independent bands are doing these days.

They're bypassing the studio - the big studios, EMI and all the record companies - and just doing it themselves, online, selling their stuff, getting known through that medium.

Big band quote Dream Big. Start small. Act now.

Dream Big. Start small. Act now.

The Alanis Morissette tour, everybody thinks that was all sitting around, lighting candles and talking intelligently about synergy and big words. That band was so gnarly. We were such scumbags. Alanis had no idea. We were like Van Halen.

With pop music, the format dictates the form to a big degree.

Just think of the pop single. It has endured as a form even in the download age because bands conform to a strict format, and work, often very productively, within the parameters.

A long-term relationship is about showing up and working hard and banking on each other. If one's down, the other might be up and can help the other one up, and sometimes you're both down and you just [band] together. Endurance is a big theme of it for me. That might not sound romantic, but I kind of think that it is.

Big band quote Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

A great rock band searches for the same kind of combustible force that fueled the expansion of the universe after the big bang. You want the earth to shake and spit fire. You want the sky to split apart and for God to pour out.

We had no sleep or days off or anything like that and then, when the band became big, Hendrix became a star and looked down at us lot.

There's sort of an open offer to work with a guy in Los Angeles who does big band and orchestra arrangements who was at least an acquaintance to Les Baxter before he passed away.

Big band quote Be grateful for small things, big things, and everything in between. Count your

Be grateful for small things, big things, and everything in between. Count your blessings, not your problems.

I'm just not a big fan of the too-cool-for-school indie world.

Metal bands have never been invited or been able to be part of the cool kids, and I like it that way.

It takes no genius to observe that a one man band never gets very big.

I don't see us as a big media gimmick band.

We don't have a cultivated appearance or anything like Kiss.

Big band quote Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more

Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.

A lot of big labels will just sign bands like a write off.

Living composers writing for big band are very few and far between.

There are not a lot of them, and I have a talent for doing it. I am zeroing in on what I do best.

I used to do this big rant at the end of some gigs with Ben Folds Five.

The band broke into this big heavy metal thing and I started as a joke to scream in a heavy metal falsetto. I found myself saying things like: Feel my pain, I am white, feel my pain.

Big band quote Dream big, work hard, stay focused, and surround yourself with good people.

Dream big, work hard, stay focused, and surround yourself with good people.

Because usually in the past when I was in a big band, that was all I did.

I played Big Band jazz music. I wasn't into rock and roll. I was just there because it was a living. I surprised everyone. I'm still surprising people.

I like a little bit of everything. I think I'll put on Guns 'N' Roses or Rolling Stones any day. But recently I like a band called Bastille, or The Weeknd I'm a big fan of as well.

Big band quote Don't be afraid to take on big challenges They give the best rewards.

Don't be afraid to take on big challenges They give the best rewards.

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I don't know that I make a big distinction between the big pieces and the little pieces, because I don't experience them in that way. I mean, by the same token, you're out touring with a band and then you're writing string quartets, and in a funny way, isn't it all the same, in a way? It's all just music.

There's too much of everything - too many bands, too many albums, too much information all the time. You're seeing fewer album releases treated as big events, because of the influx. It's almost a "here this week, forgotten next week" thing.

The bands that wrote the big, heroic rock songs - I really wanted to make a record like that.

With my little band, I did everything they did with a big band. I made the blues jump.

The history of all big jazz bands shows was, first they played for dancing, and then they played for singing.

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