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We played some gigs in Switzerland a couple of weeks
by Fred Frith

We played some gigs in Switzerland a couple of weeks
ago and it was the first time I really felt the group
was really a band in the sense of something I could write for.
- Fred Frith

Some things don't wind up sounding like you'd expect,
which is just as well.
- Fred Frith

As an improviser I'm now pretty comfortable with trios,
so I'm thinking of working up to quartets.
- Fred Frith

I remember playing football dressed in peculiar costumes
with some friends in France and laughing so hard we couldn't even stand up,
let alone kick the ball.
- Fred Frith

 

Improvised music involves a lot of intuition and I
like developing intuition.
- Fred Frith

I think that one of the things that influences me most
as a composer is to what extent I can deconstruct and
reconstruct the material that I'm working with.
- Fred Frith

I think things changed as a result of a certain perception of our politics.
When we went through our zealous, self-righteous period
it didn't exactly win us any friends.
- Fred Frith

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If you write songs you have an idea how they're going to sound.
- Fred Frith

We went through this business of me writing out all
the parts for these old songs from Gravity and Speechless
and we'd been performing that,
but we don't do that any more.
- Fred Frith

The totality of a record is usually beyond ones ability
to imagine when you start working on it,
but the component parts are, usually,
fairly clear one way or another.
- Fred Frith

We play melodic music, we play songs,
we play all kinds of things and when you improvise
you don't just shut out different languages,
you use all the languages that you have.
- Fred Frith

I don't know if I'm striving for anything that I can put into words.
- Fred Frith

I write with a mouse, because it has no psychological
associations or memories or habits associated with it.
- Fred Frith

Well, I think music for kids is never anything but experimental is it?
- Fred Frith

There's an awful lot of resources that can be drawn
upon in an improvised music concert.
- Fred Frith

Not necessarily in one concert, but they're all there
to be used if you want to use them.
- Fred Frith

And so many of the kinds of labels you get stuck with
don't really tell the story;
Progressive,
Art Rock, Noise Music, Downtown - it ends up being
a struggle to stay out of debates that other people are having around you.
- Fred Frith

Chris Cutler was kind enough to offer his company as an umbrella,
so now I can have all my back catalogue under one roof as it were,
and it has the same feeling as with Daniel;
this is a matter between friends rather than businessmen.
- Fred Frith

There are always things to examine.
What's great is not feeling that I have to refuse any of them.
Maybe no good from a PR perspective,
but from the point of view of everyday life,
it keeps things interesting.
- Fred Frith

You could say that everything the musicians have learned
and known over the years,
all of their technical resources, are in a dialogue
with the things they are discovering every time,
as if it was the first time.
- Fred Frith

It's like learning a language; you can't speak a language
fluently until you find out who you are in that language,
and that has as much to do with your body as it does
with vocabulary and grammar.
- Fred Frith

One of the things I particularly enjoyed doing was
taking raw sound from locations during the film,
like the candy machine, and writing pieces of music to go with them,
which is totally unnecessary within the context of the film,
because they have their own logic.
- Fred Frith

I have gratitude for EVERYTHING that has ever occurred
to bring me to this moment.
I accept that no one else is ever to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life,
and I am committed to consistently distinguishing
between my feelings about events
and the physical occurrences of those events.
I declare that everyone who has ever played
any role in any of the events of my life
is entirely without fault.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing.
The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I give thanks for everything that has occurred
to bring me to this moment in time.
Every event that has ever occurred in my life
has played a crucial role in delivering me to this instant.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Of all the roles I've played, none has been as fulfilling as being a mother.
- Annette Funicello

Golf is played by twenty million mature American men
whose wives think they are out having fun.
- Jim Bishop

I Forgive Myself and All Others with Compassion -
I forgive everyone, especially myself,
for all actions and all inactions throughout my entire life.
I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life,
and I am committed to consistently distinguishing
between my feelings about events
and the physical occurrence of those events.
I declare that everyone who has ever played any role
in any of the events of my life is entirely without fault.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is only a dirty trick played on us
to achieve continuation of the species.
- W. Somerset Maugham

The Wedding March always reminds me of the music
played when soldiers go into battle.
- Heinrich Heine

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football,
basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
- John Leonard

My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth.
They went to Australia and China, and they went to
probably every soccer game I ever played.
- Brandi Chastain

Tennis and golf are best played, not watched.
- Roger Kahn

As a young child, I played the violin.
I think that that started the spark.
- Peggy Fleming

Martin Jarvis was to have played the part originally
but I think I had longer hair or something,
I know not.
- John Leeson

When I played pro football, I never set out to hurt anyone deliberately -
unless it was,
you know, important, like a league game or something.
- Dick Butkus

I've played so many different parts in the last 40 years.
- Patrick Troughton

I played a real nasty little girl but most of the roles
I had up until then were very sweet and very nice.
- Morgan Brittany

We played the same thing in Europe we played in the States.
- Luther Allison

The music that is played on the radio all the time
or written about in magazines has nothing to do with musicianship.
- Dweezil Zappa

I've played Henry Fonda's mother so often that,
whenever we run into each other, I call him 'son' and he calls me 'Ma',
just to save time.
- Jane Darwell

Yes, I know I've played these women,
but I'm not really conniving at all.
- Annette Bening

Chances are that neither the client nor the agency
will ever know very much about what role the ad has
played in sales or profits of the client,
either short-term or long-term.
- Michael Schudson

I played a lot of character parts in school.
- Matthew Ashford

We'd played for years to half-empty clubs in England.
- Phil Collen

But scientists on both sides of the iron curtain played
a very significant role in maintaining the momentum
of the nuclear arms race throughout the four decades of the Cold War.
- Joseph Rotblat

I had all the normal interests - I played basketball
and I headed the school paper.
But I also developed very early a great love for music
and literature and the theater.
- Carlisle Floyd

I have such a great band.
We had played all this material on the road.
I just wanted to let it fly.
- Lucinda Williams

Here I was, this good guy that played football;
I was gonna go play in college but I had a bad senior year.
But I played guitar in assemblies whenever I could.
- Bob Livingston

No.
Maceo played sax, didn't he, well they used to sit in.
- Tommy Chong

Baseball is more than a game.
It's like life played out on a field.
- Juliana Hatfield

All the colleges I played, most of the colleges,
they were white.
- Jimmy Smith

When we play "Angel of Death", it's actually a 2 and
half minutes sing 'til our party starts.
That song is pretty much been played traditionally in the end.
- Kerry King

I was much distressed by next door people who had twin
babies and played the violin;
but one of the twins died,
and the other has eaten the fiddle, so all is peace.
- Edward Lear

I thought I would reflect here on a theme most scientists enjoy recalling:
the part luck played in their accomplishments.
- Edmond H. Fischer

I played baseball because I could make more money doing
that than I could doing anything else.
- Bill Terry

I played Mary Joe Fernandez in the semifinals.
She was winning the first set.
Second set was very close.
I started to play this aggressive game.
I think I surprised them.
- Gabriela Sabatini

When I was a young actor...
the more different you were from the part you played,
the more talent it reflected.
- Dirk Benedict

That was one of those moments where I felt so confident.
I played three matches in the same day.
- Gabriela Sabatini

You know over 20 years I played for a number of managers and dozens of coaches.
I don't know any of them that I didn't learn something
from to help make me a better player.
- Robin Yount

One of them would definitely be the Nelson Mandela gig,
when I played the tribute song for him.
He was up and dancing, and he really enjoyed it.
It was a really lovely occasion.
- Joan Armatrading

When we make a mistake, it becomes front-page news.
We don't need any reporter telling us how badly we played.
- Willie Stargell

I don't think you can replaces great themes.
But I think people do want to hear fresh arrangements of them.
They don't want to hear them played the same way all the time.
- Stan Kenton

If wanted to play a sport, I played a sport.
If I wanted to do things that many girls born in 1950 didn't do,
I did it.
- Victoria Principal

It's really weird to be playing chords again.
Haven't played chords for a long time.
I realised I haven't played chord changes since OK
Computer and stuff like that.
- Ed O'Brien

Aaron Echolls is one of the best characters that I've ever played.
- Harry Hamlin

I've played villains on stage - you know,
the Iagos and so on - but I think of myself as a funny person.
I mostly did comedies before I did TV work.
- Michael Emerson

I was very lucky in as much as I played a lot of tennis.
- Dabney Coleman

Maybe, one other match better; but if you look at the tournament as a whole,
I played very high quality tennis for seven matches
and raised my game when I needed to.
- Richard Krajicek

I am hugely proud to have played for Ireland.
- Kenny Cunningham

Surrender had played out for good with me.
- Jesse James


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