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  • My job as Lahere's sidekick/straight man is to sit on the couch, make small talk, greet each guest, then slide down so that Lahere can relate one-on-one, as he does so well, with each lute-player or juggler or mime or damsel-ingenue-of-the-week being pushed by the studios.

    At the Juvenile Bubonic Plague Telethon

  • How to keep the flame-winged lute-player with his dumb eloquence of desire?


  • The time passed, the months, the years, and ever the flame-winged lute-player grew more resplendent.


  • With blues, rock and roll and electronia, this mix of West African performers span decades and genres, from L. A.-based 80's inspired collective Fool's Gold to West African lute-player Bassekou Kouyate.

    Monica Klein: Sign Up To Cover Concerts This Week: Cyndi Lauper, Bear Hands

  • When Al – Rashid saw this from Khalif, he inclined to him and smiled upon him and invested him with an office; so Khalif wished him continuance of honour and endurance of days and said, “Will the Commander of the Faithful deign give me leave to bring him a singer, a lute-player her like was never heard among mortals ever?”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Is any man among us prepared like a lute-player when he takes a lute, so that as soon as he has touched the strings, he discovers which are discordant, and tunes the instrument? such a power as Socrates had who in all his social intercourse could lead his companions to his own purpose?

    The Discourses of Epictetus

  • For my part I do not listen even to a lute-player without pleasure.

    The Discourses of Epictetus

  • But it is shameful to contemplate these things as runaway slaves do; we should sit, as in a theatre, free from distraction, and listen at one time to the tragic actor, at another time to the lute-player; and not do as slaves do.

    The Discourses of Epictetus

  • The lute-player acts as a lute-player, the carpenter as a carpenter, the philosopher as a philosopher, the rhetorician as a rhetorician.

    The Discourses of Epictetus

  • When, however, a donkey came in, every one began to laugh at the lute-player.

    Household Tales


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