Jerome S. Bruner - I was approached by Oxfam to go to Mali as their ambassador and get involved in their various initiatives out there. But I felt that was missing the point of using me, a musician.
[ Ambassador Approached Felt Get Go Initiatives Involved Missing Musician Out Point Their Using Various]
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Penelope Cruz - If you look at a record under a microscope, the high frequencies are short jagged edges... and the low frequencies are long swinging ones are deep bass sounds. When it cut it at half speed, you're getting more of those on the record.
[ Bass Cut Deep Edges Frequencies Getting Half High Long Look Low Microscope More Ones Record Short Sounds Speed Swinging Those Under]
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Trent Dilfer - In jazz, you listen to what the bass player is doing and what the drummer is doing, what the pianist and the guitarist is doing, and then you play something that compliments that, so you are thinking simultaneously and thinking ahead.
[ Ahead Bass Compliments Doing Drummer Guitarist Jazz Listen Pianist Play Player Simultaneously Something Then Thinking]
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L. Wolfe Gilbert - That was the reasoning behind learning to play bass, and then after that it was more like it was neat to play songs together - for me to play bass and for him to play guitar.
[ After Bass Behind Guitar Him Learning More Neat Play Reasoning Songs Then Together]
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Jane Heap - I have also been saddened, though hardly surprised, by the weakness of the EU's reaction to the criminal attack on the Danish embassy in Syria, which seems to have been permitted, if not actively encouraged, by the Syrian regime.
[ Actively Also Attack Been Criminal Danish Embassy Encouraged Eu Hardly Permitted Reaction Regime Saddened Seems Surprised Syria Syrian Though Weakness Which]
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Anna Held - I am formally accountable to the steering board of the PIC, and I meet with nine ambassadors from the PIC every week. I have to have the capitals' broad agreement with what I do.
[ Accountable Agreement Am Ambassadors Board Broad Capitals Every Formally Meet Nine Steering Week]
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Orel Hershiser - I see myself more as an ambassador of the game. And I hope to bring chess to a higher level in the United States. Making bigger tournaments, more interesting events. Making it a respectable profession for young people to be able to pursue in the future.
[ Able Ambassador Bigger Bring Chess Events Future Game Higher Hope Interesting Level Making More Myself Profession Pursue Respectable See States Tournaments United Young]
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Astrid Lindgren - An ambassador is not simply an agent; he is also a spectacle.
[ Agent Also Ambassador Simply Spectacle]
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Arthur Middleton - Actually freestyle really comes from 'Planet Rock'. If you listen to all the freestyle records you'll hear that they are based on 'Planet Rock'. All the Miami Bass records are based upon Planet Rock.
[ Actually Based Bass Comes Freestyle Hear Listen Miami Planet Really Records Rock Upon]
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- It has been a privilege beyond belief for me to have represented the State of Louisiana in Congress and to have been given the blessed assignment of U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See.
[ Ambassador Assignment Been Belief Beyond Blessed Congress Given Holy Louisiana Privilege Represented See State]
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- I just like to catch fish, I don't care if it weighs half a pound or 10 pounds. But I can't do a lot of casting. I can work a jig or a worm. But not for long, especially if the big ones are biting. Those big bass will make it hurt after a while.
[ After Bass Big Biting Care Casting Catch Especially Fish Half Hurt Jig Just Long Lot Make Ones Pound Pounds Those Weighs While Will Work Worm]
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- I'd come back after having served as ambassador to New Zealand and found that I had real concerns about the direction in which this country was headed.
[ After Ambassador Back Come Concerns Country Direction Found Had Having Headed New Real Served Which Zealand]
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- New Zealand, by the way, where I was ambassador, has had two women prime ministers - one from either party.
[ Ambassador Either Had Ministers New Party Prime Two Way Where Women Zealand]
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- The function of a briefing paper is to prevent the ambassador from saying something dreadfully indiscreet. I sometimes think its true object is to prevent the ambassador from saying anything at all.
[ Ambassador Anything Briefing Dreadfully Function Indiscreet Object Paper Prevent Saying Something Sometimes Think True]
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- The real duties of an ambassador are to enter into or follow negotiations between his own government and that of the country to which he is accredited.
[ Ambassador Between Country Duties Enter Follow Government His Into Negotiations Own Real Which]
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- I can understand why some of these drummers and bass players become cult figures with all of their equipment and the incredible amount of technique they have. But there's very little that I think satisfies you intellectually or emotionally.
[ Amount Bass Become Cult Drummers Emotionally Equipment Figures Incredible Intellectually Little Players Satisfies Some Technique Their These Think Understand Very Why]
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- Black Sabbath was written on bass: I just walked into the studio and went, bah, bah, bah, and everybody joined in and we just did it.
[ Bah Bass Black Did Everybody Into Joined Just Sabbath Studio Walked Went Written]
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- I never picked a bass up before Sabbath started.
[ Bass Before Never Picked Sabbath Started Up]
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- Jack Bruce, as soon as I saw him, it changed me. I didn't even know what bass players did until I saw Cream.
[ Bass Bruce Changed Cream Did Even Him Jack Know Players Saw Soon Until]
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- I was training to be a lawyer... I was president of the law society at Glasgow University, and my bass guitarist was my secretary of my law society; the lead guitarist and writer worked at the law firm that I worked.
[ Bass Firm Glasgow Guitarist Law Lawyer Lead President Secretary Society Training University Worked Writer]
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- I like to combine the dramatic emotional warmth of strings with the grooves and body business of drums and bass.
[ Bass Body Business Combine Dramatic Drums Emotional Grooves Strings Warmth]
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- The popular song is America's greatest ambassador.
[ Ambassador America Greatest Popular Song]
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- Ben was more improvisational, and relied less on methodology, and basically is a guitarist who switched to bass, whereas Jeff has a more traditional approach to playing bass in a band, and has a great sense of what his band sounds like, and we lock up nicely.
[ Approach Band Basically Bass Ben Great Guitarist His Improvisational Jeff Less Lock Methodology More Nicely Playing Relied Sense Sounds Switched Traditional Up Whereas]
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- I'm writing new songs for a Broadway version of Tarzan, which is very interesting. I think what I learned from the Brother Bear score side of things, I've brought into the new Tarzan songs. Thinking outside just guitar, bass, drums and keyboards.
[ Bass Bear Broadway Brother Brought Drums Guitar Interesting Into Just Keyboards Learned New Outside Score Side Songs Tarzan Things Think Thinking Version Very Which Writing]
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- It may be for 20 or 30 years no one has yet been able to decide the length of the life of the black bass.
[ Able Bass Been Black Decide Length Life May Years Yet]
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- He who plays advisor is no longer ambassador.
[ Advisor Ambassador Longer Plays]
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- There are a lot of people who can do it on the guitar and sing at the same time, but I think what is harder is bass players that can play the bass and sing.
[ Bass Guitar Harder Lot Play Players Same Sing Think Time]
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- I like a lot of bass players. I like a lot of tuba players too.
[ Bass Lot Players Too Tuba]
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- That first bass I had was an Eko, a very old thing with a thin neck, I had that for quite a while.
[ Bass First Had Neck Old Quite Thin Thing Very While]
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- I could tell it was a popular move as a writer to walk down the bass lines while you were writing a song.
[ Bass Could Down Lines Move Popular Song Tell Walk Were While Writer Writing]
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- I really pay attention to the bass in the music I listen to, and that's what I tend to write toward.
[ Attention Bass Listen Music Pay Really Tend Toward Write]
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- So I'll set a cycle in motion and pop it into record and I'll lay down a drum pattern, a bass line, a keyboard and guitar part, and once the groove is going I launch into the song and sing my song over the top.
[ Bass Cycle Down Drum Going Groove Guitar Into Keyboard Launch Lay Line Motion Once Over Part Pattern Pop Record Set Sing Song Top]
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- Jessica Simpson is the youth ambassador for Operation Smile, and an episode of The Apprentice featured a team managing a charity concert she put on. Donald Trump came on stage and pledged a donation.
[ Ambassador Apprentice Came Charity Concert Donald Donation Episode Featured Jessica Managing Operation Pledged Put She Simpson Smile Stage Team Trump Youth]
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- I don't really know why I chose bass except that it was different than guitar.
[ Bass Chose Different Except Guitar Know Really Than Why]
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- It wasn't until after private lessons and learning bass lines that I even noticed bass in the music I was listening to at that age. My ears were blown wide open.
[ After Age Bass Blown Ears Even Learning Lessons Lines Listening Music Noticed Open Private Until Were Wide]
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- Any Ambassador or Foreign Service Officer who has his or her head screwed on right knows that the U.S. position in the world is far more dependent on our ability to compete in world markets.
[ Ability Ambassador Any Compete Dependent Far Foreign Head Her His Knows Markets More Officer Our Position Right Screwed Service World]
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- In the best of all worlds everyone in the Embassy is doing something to assist U.S. exports.
[ Assist Best Doing Embassy Everyone Exports Something Worlds]
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- The question really is how do we get Embassy Officers into the minds of the American business community. That is a much more difficult task than understanding a statistical matrix.
[ American Business Community Difficult Embassy Get How Into Matrix Minds More Much Officers Question Really Statistical Task Than Understanding]
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- I don't regard myself as a great classical or jazz pianist. I like country music, but I'm not a great player. I just like music. Drums 'n' bass is pretty exciting and I'd love to explore it.
[ Bass Classical Country Drums Exciting Explore Great Jazz Just Love Music Myself Pianist Player Pretty Regard]
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- I set myself up to be a bass guitarist and bass players get a lot more work than people like me.
[ Bass Get Guitarist Lot More Myself Players Set Than Up Work]
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- So by the time I taught myself the bass guitar at the age of 14, my hands were already pretty nimble.
[ Age Already Bass Guitar Hands Myself Nimble Pretty Taught Time Were]
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- That was the producer who produced a couple of my solo albums. He produced my second, third and fourth solo albums. It was his project and I just joined him on it. I sang on one and played bass on another one.
[ Albums Another Bass Couple Fourth Him His Joined Just Played Produced Producer Project Sang Second Solo Third]
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- With bass, especially bottom end, the vibration has to happen on stage otherwise the feel is wrong. This is why you can't scale the equipment down too far.
[ Bass Bottom Down End Equipment Especially Far Feel Happen Otherwise Scale Stage Too Vibration Why Wrong]
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- I wonder if I could make an electric bass.
[ Bass Could Electric Make Wonder]
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- Let there be bass.
[ Bass]
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- We decided to do some of Merle's things with modern instrumentation. We used a flute, a bass clarinet, a trumpet, a clarinet, drums, a guitar, vibes and a piano.
[ Bass Clarinet Decided Drums Flute Guitar Instrumentation Merle Modern Piano Some Things Trumpet Used Vibes]
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- A lot of times, I played bass on songs. Gene plays guitar on some songs.
[ Bass Gene Guitar Lot Played Plays Some Songs Times]
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- I came from an era when we didn't use electronic instruments. The bass wasn't even amplified. The sound was the sound you got.
[ Amplified Bass Came Electronic Era Even Got Instruments Sound Use]
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- I was always the sexy bass player in the background while Robin stood centre. Barry and I played it up a bit, gave 'em a bit of thigh.
[ Always Background Barry Bass Bit Centre Em Gave Played Player Robin Sexy Stood Up While]
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- I've been a Goodwill Ambassador for the UNICEF and the UNICEF family for more than twelve years.
[ Ambassador Been Family Goodwill More Than Twelve Unicef Years]
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- I just think that playing bass, like punk rock bass with a pick, wasn't meant to be done for 25 years.
[ Bass Done Just Meant Pick Playing Punk Rock Think Years]
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- It's really hard for me to sing and play bass.
[ Bass Hard Play Really Sing]
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- Unless you're singing something that's kind of in rhythm with the bass, the melodies, it's just difficult.
[ Bass Difficult Just Kind Melodies Rhythm Singing Something Unless]
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- I don't really have a favorite bass player. I listen to a lot of bluegrass. But then again, I'm not a typical bluegrass bass player. I was really into the Grateful Dead, and I still am - I don't listen to them too much, but for me they are a big influence.
[ Again Am Bass Big Bluegrass Dead Favorite Grateful Influence Into Listen Lot Much Player Really Still Them Then Too Typical]
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- I think one thing that helped the sound change, it's a real subtle thing; it's just one switch on my bass, it has three positions, and I usually boost the mid-range frequency, I lowered the frequency that I boost, and that goes out to the sound system, too.
[ Bass Boost Change Frequency Goes Helped Just Lowered Out Positions Real Sound Subtle Switch System Thing Think Three Too Usually]
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- I'm always interested in mixing technology and music. You know, maybe I'll have a MIDI bass pickup at some point, I don't really think that's the direction I would want to go.
[ Always Bass Direction Go Interested Know Maybe Midi Mixing Music Pickup Point Really Some Technology Think Want Would]
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- It's really important for the bass and the drums to somehow blend.
[ Bass Blend Drums Important Really Somehow]
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- Last tour my bass rig was breaking down every other night. That was a pain. We would get on stage and Trey would count off the song, and I'd play the first note and nothing would be there. Those guys would just roll their eyes.
[ Bass Breaking Count Down Every Eyes First Get Guys Just Last Night Note Nothing Off Other Pain Play Rig Roll Song Stage Their Those Tour Would]
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- Lately Fish and I have been hooking up more, which is a good thing because it's just been a struggle for me as a bass player to play with someone who's so creative on the drums, and lately it's been really good, especially during sound checks.
[ Bass Because Been Checks Creative Drums During Especially Fish Good Hooking Just Lately More Play Player Really Someone Sound Struggle Thing Up Which]
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- The worst thing I could be thinking is how could I be a cool bass player.
[ Bass Cool Could How Player Thing Thinking Worst]
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- This is my second bass that Paul built me. There were some changes that were made. Sometimes I think of changes that could be made having to do with both the sound and the feel. It's definitely a beautiful instrument.
[ Bass Beautiful Both Built Changes Could Definitely Feel Having Instrument Made Paul Second Some Sometimes Sound Think Were]
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- Without getting real personal, we liked our bass player Ed. He was a great guy and he was a good bass player but his playing was suited for a different style of band.
[ Band Bass Different Ed Getting Good Great Guy His Liked Our Personal Player Playing Real Style Suited Without]
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- We went to a small lake, Bass Lake. It was beautiful. It was perfectly still when we got there in the morning. The fog was lifting off the water. It was just magical. And we did catch some fish, 13 fish.
[ Bass Beautiful Catch Did Fish Fog Got Just Lake Lifting Magical Morning Off Perfectly Small Some Still Water Went]
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- Bill Withers and Curtis Mayfield, those are the people who informed me in playing the bass.
[ Bass Bill Curtis Informed Playing Those Withers]
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- If you're working on a computer and you're editing bass, it looks like a warm curvy, sort of feminine object.
[ Bass Computer Curvy Editing Feminine Looks Object Sort Warm Working]
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- I said to the German Ambassador that, as long as there was only a dispute between Austria and Serbia alone, I did not feel entitled to intervene; but that, directly it was a matter between Austria and Russia, it became a question of the peace of Europe, which concerned us all.
[ Alone Ambassador Austria Became Between Concerned Did Directly Dispute Entitled Europe Feel German Intervene Long Matter Only Peace Question Russia Said Serbia Us Which]
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- Dorsey played the upright bass and steel guitar, as well as acoustic guitar. Johnny played acoustic guitar and together they were fabulous songwriters and singers.
[ Acoustic Bass Dorsey Fabulous Guitar Johnny Played Singers Songwriters Steel Together Upright Well Were]
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- The bass, no matter what kind of music you're playing, it just enhances the sound and makes everything sound more beautiful and full. When the bass stops, the bottom kind of drops out of everything.
[ Bass Beautiful Bottom Drops Enhances Everything Full Just Kind Makes Matter More Music Out Playing Sound Stops]
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- Zoo animals are ambassadors for their cousins in the wild.
[ Ambassadors Animals Cousins Their Wild Zoo]
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- I'm not going to do the Ben Harper house record or the Ben Harper drum 'n' bass record.
[ Bass Ben Drum Going Harper House Record]
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- We were sent to this country by the President, who desires to promote the welfare of Japan, and are quite different from the ambassadors of other countries.
[ Ambassadors Countries Country Desires Different Japan Other President Promote Quite Sent Welfare Were]
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- When the ambassadors of other foreign countries come to Japan to make treaties, they can be told that such and such a treaty has been made with the ambassador of the United States, and they will rest satisfied with this.
[ Ambassador Ambassadors Been Come Countries Foreign Japan Made Make Other Rest Satisfied States Such Told Treaties Treaty United Will]
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- I had different bands. I played with the Acoustic Warriors for the most part, without girl singers. It was the same kind of sound, acoustic guitar, bass, with violin and sometimes accordion, and the guys would sing, that kind of thing.
[ Accordion Acoustic Bands Bass Different Girl Guitar Guys Had Kind Most Part Played Same Sing Singers Sometimes Sound Thing Violin Warriors Without Would]
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- As I said, when we needed to move over to rock'n'roll, Sam and Vernon couldn't quite make the shift. So that's when Larry took over on drums, and we needed a bass player.
[ Bass Drums Larry Make Move Needed Over Player Quite Rock Roll Said Sam Shift Took Vernon]
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- Because Larry, by then, was a drummer, who would sort of get bored and tired, and rather stand up and blow kisses to people. So we needed the bass to sort of drive along.
[ Along Bass Because Blow Bored Drive Drummer Get Kisses Larry Needed Rather Sort Stand Then Tired Up Would]
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- But Dennis was a really solid musician, and we really needed somebody who could play bass like him.
[ Bass Could Dennis Him Musician Needed Play Really Solid Somebody]
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- I have always viewed my role as a sort of ambassador or bridge between groups to help provide a dialog.
[ Always Ambassador Between Bridge Dialog Groups Help Provide Role Sort Viewed]
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- I'm starting to play all the melodies with kind of keyboard sound but playing it from the bass guitar.
[ Bass Guitar Keyboard Kind Melodies Play Playing Sound Starting]
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- There's a couple of tracks on the new record which is sort of using similar sort of rhythms as the drum and bass tracks but playing it all live. It's a new approach to it.
[ Approach Bass Couple Drum Live New Playing Record Rhythms Similar Sort Tracks Using Which]
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- Yeah, my drum programming especially is based on my knowledge of playing a drum kit. For the bass too, definitely. It was the first thing that I translated any sort of ideas through. It must have shaped it somehow.
[ Any Based Bass Definitely Drum Especially First Ideas Kit Knowledge Must Playing Programming Shaped Somehow Sort Thing Through Too Translated Yeah]
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- Our first phase was inviting all the women Ambassadors who were here from other countries and trying to get in touch with all the peace centers around the country in order to focus on increasing the volume and activity toward peace.
[ Activity Ambassadors Around Centers Countries Country First Focus Get Here Increasing Inviting Order Other Our Peace Phase Touch Toward Trying Volume Were Women]
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- I'm a bass player from way back and Paul is a guitar player and we've been in many bands.
[ Back Bands Bass Been Guitar Many Paul Player Way]
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- Amin managed to invite both the US and Soviet ambassadors to his palace at the very same time and then deliberately kept them together in his waiting room.
[ Ambassadors Amin Both Deliberately His Invite Kept Managed Palace Room Same Soviet Them Then Time Together Us Very Waiting]
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- Shortly after we arrived in Baghdad, we had another conversation with the ambassador. He said that he wanted us to give him the timeline, because we had 90 days to get these prisons operational and transfer responsibility back to the Iraqis.
[ After Ambassador Another Arrived Back Baghdad Because Conversation Days Get Give Had Him Iraqis Operational Prisons Responsibility Said Shortly These Timeline Transfer Us Wanted]
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- Then, as the day progresses, depending on how the product is coming in - for instance, the fish man will fax us and say black bass is great - throughout the day, we'll also make judgment calls and adapt to what's available.
[ Adapt Also Available Bass Black Calls Coming Day Depending Fax Fish Great How Instance Judgment Make Man Product Progresses Say Then Throughout Us Will]
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- I even played bass for a while. Besides playing electric guitar, I'd also get asked to play some acoustic stuff. But, since I didn't have an acoustic guitar at the time, I used to borrow one from a friend so I could play folk joints.
[ Acoustic Also Asked Bass Besides Borrow Could Electric Even Folk Friend Get Guitar Joints Play Played Playing Since Some Stuff Time Used While]
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- In all the music that deals with experimental repetition, drum and bass, dub, various kinds of house music, there's always been a quality of atmosphere and ambience.
[ Always Ambience Atmosphere Bass Been Deals Drum Dub Experimental House Kinds Music Quality Repetition Various]
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- It will be the first time I've played live with a double bass.
[ Bass Double First Live Played Time Will]
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- I feel safe and comfortable to do that once I know that the song structure around the bass part is very interesting and it satisfies me in a compositional sense.
[ Around Bass Comfortable Compositional Feel Interesting Know Once Part Safe Satisfies Sense Song Structure Very]
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- I like to practice on the bass, but I don't do it as often as I should.
[ Bass Often Practice Should]
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- There was a time when fast playing and fretboard pyrotechnics on the bass were important to me and when I am recording a bass track, that is still very important to me.
[ Am Bass Fast Important Playing Pyrotechnics Recording Still Time Track Very Were]
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- We inadvertently bombed the Chinese Embassy. But Clinton now is working very hard. He has sent a letter of apology to the Chinese. And, he's also given them a gift certificate for future nuclear secrets.
[ Also Apology Bombed Certificate Chinese Clinton Embassy Future Gift Given Hard Inadvertently Letter Now Nuclear Secrets Sent Them Very Working]
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- I stepped back from being out front to playing bass. So we started switching: I'd play bass on one song, we'd switch on the next song; I'd play piano... we'd play mandolin.
[ Back Bass Being Front Mandolin Next Out Piano Play Playing Song Started Stepped Switch Switching]
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- We'd play at the Ambassador's house for an invited group of dignitaries from the government that might have gone to school in America; to the U.S. Consulate that invites certain people that they're trying to target.
[ Ambassador America Certain Gone Government Group House Invited Invites Might Play School Target Trying]
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- Americans who may be going to the largest embassy we've ever had.
[ Americans Embassy Ever Going Had Largest May]
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- The Bourbon King was first ambassador of reason and human happiness.
[ Ambassador Bourbon First Happiness Human King Reason]
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- I play guitar, piano, bass and percussion.
[ Bass Guitar Percussion Piano Play]
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- None of us wanted to be the bass player. In our minds he was the fat guy who always played at the back.
[ Always Back Bass Fat Guy Minds None Our Played Player Us Wanted]
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- I love playing with Jeff. That's something I never really say in the press, but he's my favorite bass player. I've played right next to him for 10 years.
[ Bass Favorite Him Jeff Love Never Next Played Player Playing Press Really Right Say Something Years]
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- I would like to be the first ambassador to the United States from the United States.
[ Ambassador First States United Would]
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- I'd like to be the ambassador to the Bahamas.
[ Ambassador Bahamas]
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- No, but a cello is the perfect string bass for an accordion. Works with it beautifully.
[ Accordion Bass Beautifully Cello Perfect String Works]
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- A lot of my reading over the next few months will be the works of Hans Christian Andersen - I have been appointed an ambassador for the bicentenary celebrations of his birth next year.
[ Ambassador Appointed Been Birth Celebrations Christian Few His Lot Months Next Over Reading Will Works Year]
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- Actually, there was another band where we were three girls, around '84 when I met John Zorn, called Sunset Chorus. It was just bass and drums and guitar- we didn't make any records but we played a lot of different clubs in New York.
[ Actually Another Any Around Band Bass Called Chorus Clubs Different Drums Girls John Just Lot Make Met New Played Records Sunset Three Were Where York]
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- Eliminating the piano means that I've always worked closer with the bass than most players.
[ Always Bass Closer Eliminating Means Most Piano Players Than Worked]
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- Right, well I am, I was a career diplomat for 37 years from 1960 until 1997 during the early 1980s from 1981 to 1985 I was the United States Ambassador to Honduras.
[ Am Ambassador Career Diplomat During Early Honduras Right States United Until Well Years]
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- I ended up gettin' a little Gibson amp and a bass, because of Gene Simmons of Kiss. Myself and three other kids would pretend to be Kiss - I liked Gene the best.
[ Amp Bass Because Best Ended Gene Gettin Gibson Kids Kiss Liked Little Myself Other Pretend Three Up Would]
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- John Wayne was one of the greatest ambassadors for the United States that ever lived.
[ Ambassadors Ever Greatest John Lived States United Wayne]
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- A discontented young fellow, filled with self pride; he certainly should have considered it an honor to be sent on so respectable an embassy as he was.
[ Certainly Considered Discontented Embassy Fellow Filled Honor Pride Respectable Self Sent Should Young]
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- Interestingly, the American Embassy mentioned that our efficient relief effort has significantly improved the image of the United States among the Pakistani people.
[ American Among Efficient Effort Embassy Image Improved Interestingly Mentioned Our Pakistani Relief Significantly States United]
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- A bass should sound like a bass with the thump of the finger against the wood, like it began with stand up.
[ Against Bass Began Finger Should Sound Stand Thump Up Wood]
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- The bass player's function, along with the drums, is to be the engine that drives the car... everything else is merely colours.
[ Along Bass Car Colours Drives Drums Else Engine Everything Function Merely Player]
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- We did not treat the Americans badly. They left Iran in a relaxed mood. The embassy was active here after the revolution. We didn't have any problem with them. They started it.
[ Active After Americans Any Badly Did Embassy Here Iran Left Mood Problem Relaxed Revolution Started Them Treat]
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- I like the guitar better these days. I like the bass, too, but it's hard to fit a bass amp in a small car.
[ Amp Bass Better Car Days Fit Guitar Hard Small These Too]
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- But people are now realising why I was playing bass with Hendrix.
[ Bass Hendrix Now Playing Realising Why]
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- On Ain't No Telling I came up with the bass solo.
[ Bass Came Solo Telling Up]
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- I play a percussion instrument, not a musical saw; it needs no amplification. Where it's needed, they put a microphone in front of the bass drum. But, I don't think it's necessary to play that way every night.
[ Amplification Bass Drum Every Front Instrument Microphone Musical Necessary Needed Needs Night Percussion Play Put Saw Think Way Where]
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- Now they have banging guitar and no bass and call it rock, but that's not what I call rock.
[ Banging Bass Call Guitar Now Rock]
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- If you play the very subtle jazz tunes with acoustic pianos, acoustic bass and it's a dead standard, you are going to play very differently. It depends on the music.
[ Acoustic Bass Dead Depends Differently Going Jazz Music Pianos Play Standard Subtle Tunes Very]
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- I've got a Fender Concert amp from the '60s, the one Joe Osborn used. He played his bass through it.
[ Amp Bass Concert Fender Got His Joe Played Through Used]
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- When I first began to write, I was writing on bass, because I was thinking more Public Image, more dub.
[ Bass Because Began Dub First Image More Public Thinking Write Writing]
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- There's individual turntable setups devoted to piano, bass, drums and a set for soloing as well. We like to try and explore the gamut of what a turntable can do.
[ Bass Devoted Drums Explore Gamut Individual Piano Set Soloing Try Turntable Well]
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- When you have an acoustic bass in the ensemble it really changes the dynamic of the record because it kind of forces everybody to play with a greater degree of sensitivity and nuance because it just has a different kind of tone and spectrum than the electric bass.
[ Acoustic Bass Because Changes Degree Different Dynamic Electric Ensemble Everybody Forces Greater Just Kind Nuance Play Really Record Sensitivity Spectrum Than Tone]
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- That was Embassy Pictures, they went bankrupt shortly after This is Spinal Tap came out.
[ After Bankrupt Came Embassy Out Pictures Shortly Spinal Tap Went]
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- Teddy Wilson, I think, said a little while ago that it's much easier to come in and play whatever comes into your mind, without obeying any of the laws of bass line and harmony and so on.
[ Ago Any Bass Come Comes Easier Harmony Into Laws Line Little Mind Much Obeying Play Said Teddy Think Whatever While Wilson Without Your]
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- I didn't follow the standard rules of bass playing, and many musicians on many different instruments who became noteworthy for their unique or particular style did a very similar thing.
[ Bass Became Did Different Follow Instruments Many Musicians Noteworthy Particular Playing Rules Similar Standard Style Their Thing Unique Very]
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- I listened to many different types of instruments and music, and have always tried to look at the bass as an instrument as opposed to only a bass.
[ Always Bass Different Instrument Instruments Listened Look Many Music Only Opposed Tried Types]
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- I think the future looks great for music, musicians, bass players, and all we love about music.
[ Bass Future Great Looks Love Music Musicians Players Think]
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- We wanted to see this country win the war just as much as those advisors did. We felt we would help to do that by reporting the truth. And so there was the moral outrage over this general and the ambassador in Saigon who kept denying the truth we would see.
[ Advisors Ambassador Country Denying Did Felt General Help Just Kept Moral Much Outrage Over Reporting See Those Truth Wanted War Win Would]
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- This is the most terrible thing that can happen in a friendly country if Thai people have to escape from the backdoor of an embassy.
[ Country Embassy Escape Friendly Happen Most Terrible Thai Thing]
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- When employees are happy, they are your very best ambassadors.
[ Ambassadors Best Employees Happy Very Your]
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- Sometimes one of us will have a riff or a bass line from home but it really gels when we come together. We really have a strong special chemistry that we take advantage of when we get together.
[ Advantage Bass Chemistry Come Get Home Line Really Riff Sometimes Special Strong Take Together Us Will]
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- The ambassador was never present, but his presence was never absent.
[ Absent Ambassador His Never Presence Present]
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- There was endless action - not just football, but sailboats, tennis and other things: movement. There was endless talk - the ambassador at the head of the table laying out the prevailing wisdom, but everyone else weighing in with their opinions and taking part.
[ Action Ambassador Else Endless Everyone Football Head Just Laying Movement Opinions Other Out Part Prevailing Table Taking Talk Tennis Their Things Weighing Wisdom]
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- Occasionally, when I run into a great bass backstage at a festival I'll play a few notes on the low E string, just to feel the instrument vibrate against my belly.
[ Against Backstage Bass Belly Feel Festival Few Great Instrument Into Just Low Notes Occasionally Play Run String Vibrate]
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- I work a seventeen hour day, and I'm personally responsible for 108 staff members in the embassy.
[ Day Embassy Hour Members Personally Responsible Seventeen Staff Work]
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- The way I play, I go through a set in a year. So I put '58 Gibson Jumbo Bass frets on all my necks.
[ Bass Frets Gibson Go Necks Play Put Set Through Way Year]
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- The ukulele was the first of many instruments they had bought for me. They got me a guitar when I was eleven, which my son Morgan uses until this day. They paid for 3 years of guitar lessons; they bought me a bass fiddle, which I still play.
[ Bass Bought Day Eleven Fiddle First Got Guitar Had Instruments Lessons Many Morgan Paid Play Son Still Ukulele Until Uses Which Years]
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- I actually met Chick Corea in New York, where I was staying with a bass player friend.
[ Actually Bass Chick Corea Friend Met New Player Staying Where York]
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- I am more of a solo bass player and he needed somebody who would keep the role.
[ Am Bass Keep More Needed Player Role Solo Somebody Would]
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- I continued studying by myself in the field of jazz with my own technique of improvisation, walking bass lines, rhythms, all kinds of stuff, which I created for myself.
[ Bass Continued Created Field Improvisation Jazz Kinds Lines Myself Own Rhythms Studying Stuff Technique Walking Which]
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- So I am one of those bass players who can do something and musically, it was back then and now it is even more, if you noticed on the new album, I am not playing all the time anymore.
[ Album Am Anymore Back Bass Even More Musically New Noticed Now Players Playing Something Then Those Time]
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- So our ears got used to listening to jazz in the place that it was that the bass player could not play. No one really realized it and really addressed it until the bass players who could play their instrument came along and started doing something with it.
[ Addressed Along Bass Came Could Doing Ears Got Instrument Jazz Listening Our Place Play Player Players Realized Really Something Started Their Until Used]
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- So the whole basis for jazz music is based on the fact that the bass player could not play his instrument.
[ Based Basis Bass Could Fact His Instrument Jazz Music Play Player Whole]
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- The main thing that those two albums have in common aside from my music, which of course, a sense of it, you can recognize, it is that the bass on Infinite Search was playing much, much less like a bass.
[ Albums Aside Bass Common Course Infinite Less Main Much Music Playing Recognize Search Sense Thing Those Two Which]
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- We had an interesting thing at that first dinner. It was prior to the availability of several new hotels in Los Angeles, and we were more or less committed to the old Ambassador Hotel that has the famous Coconut Grove.
[ Ambassador Angeles Availability Committed Dinner Famous First Grove Had Hotel Hotels Interesting Less Los More New Old Prior Several Thing Were]
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- At the time, I didn't know that bass would not be enough for me. I'm not a bass player because bass is always a background instrument even to this very day.
[ Always Background Bass Because Day Enough Even Instrument Know Player Time Very Would]
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- I realized pretty soon that I have to do more than just play bass in the background way. So, I developed a kind of playing which only a handful of musicians accepted.
[ Accepted Background Bass Developed Handful Just Kind More Musicians Only Play Playing Pretty Realized Soon Than Way Which]
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- In 1972, I got my first electric bass and started playing the kind of instrument I play now. I found that the majority of musicians couldn't bear that. They are not used to listening to the bass because they think the bass is in the background to support them.
[ Background Bass Bear Because Electric First Found Got Instrument Kind Listening Majority Musicians Now Play Playing Started Support Them Think Used]
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- When I started to pick up the bass, it was purely by random chance.
[ Bass Chance Pick Purely Random Started Up]
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- I finished my studies in England, I opened my studio in London, and the first one-man exhibit I had on Bond Street, which was opened by the Austrian ambassador.
[ Ambassador Austrian Bond England Exhibit Finished First Had London One-Man Opened Street Studies Studio Which]
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- I don't want to wreck my voice. I love to concentrate on playing the bass and keeping it very rock-solid. If I were singing, I would have blown out my voice.
[ Bass Blown Concentrate Keeping Love Out Playing Singing Very Voice Want Were Would Wreck]
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- I play bass. I don't have to go out there and screech.
[ Bass Go Out Play]
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- I wasn't originally a bass player. I just found out I was needed, because everyone wants to play guitar.
[ Bass Because Everyone Found Guitar Just Needed Originally Out Play Player Wants]
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- The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people.
[ Always Ambassadors Authors Best Churches Colleges Common Even Executives Genius Inventors Legislatures Most Newspapers Nor States United]
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- Being down in Orlando, Florida, where we filmed the movie, I learned how to bass fish. Jerry Reed, who plays the villain in the movie, taught me how to bass fish.
[ Bass Being Down Filmed Fish Florida How Jerry Learned Movie Orlando Plays Reed Taught Villain Where]
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- The press is like a big bass, you just stick a hook in their mouth and they'll take it.
[ Bass Big Hook Just Mouth Press Stick Take Their]
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- An ambassador is an honest man sent abroad to lie and intrigue for the benefit of his country.
[ Abroad Ambassador Benefit Country His Honest Intrigue Lie Man Sent]
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- I recruited my dad to be my bass player and fired him on several occasions. He stayed on as a bus driver.
[ Bass Bus Dad Driver Fired Him Occasions Player Recruited Several Stayed]
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- When I lost the use of my hi-hat and bass drum legs, I became basically a singer. I was a drummer who did a bit of singing, and then I became a singer who did a bit of percussion.
[ Basically Bass Became Bit Did Drum Drummer Legs Lost Percussion Singer Singing Then Use]
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- I always got great respect as a bass player.
[ Always Bass Got Great Player Respect]
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- Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described, I think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste.
[ Ambassadors Connection Described Designs May National Postage Silent Stamps Taste Think]
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