.How do we glamorous writers live? I spent the weekend going from party to party. But of course the big event was the gathering at Gardner Dozois' and Susan Casper's place, where we exchanged knowledgeable commentary on the performances of the Mummers String Bands. That's our particular snobbery. We don't follow the Comics or the Fancies. It's string bands all the way.
Those of you benighted souls unlucky enough to not live in Philadelphia have no clear idea what I'm talking about. So let me share with you this year's winning performance by the Quaker City String Band. After you've viewed it, you still won't understand. But you'll be baffled on a higher intellectual level.
Here it is:
Kind of a minimalist/Mummers-unplugged kind of a performance for a string band. Good, though.