The British ballads became a new kind of form in their hand. And out of them came the blues, a new kind of song of commentary and satire, a song form which, after all, has become the main musical form of the whole human species.
By : Alan Lomax
I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did not reflect positively on my father's life.
By : Sidney Poitier
My father was a schoolteacher and my mother came from a teacher's family.
By : Simon van der Meer
Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work.
By : Laurence J. Peter
If you met my dad, I think a lot of things would be put to rest. Because my pops is a pretty silly guy. But, Coldcut, they're based in the U.K. I'm a big fan of jazz music, so American music has had a big influence on what I listen to.
By : Eric San
I never lose that terror of 'this is my last job, I'll never work again.' You can never relax and rely on whatever reputation you've built.
By : Derek Jacobi
If something bothers me, it bothers me for a long time until I find a way to work it out. Music provided me with a means of working things out.
By : Iris DeMent