Clam Chowder performing at Darkovercon 2006
First off, we call our beautiful black and white spay Karma simply
because it was meant to be.
When it came time to choose a registered name for Karma,
her highly contrasted black and white led us to name her
after the Queen of Air and Darkness, a common way of referring
to the Queen of the Fairies.
Our strongest tie to the Queen of Air and Darkness
is the Hugo and Nebula award-winning novella by Poul Anderson.
The novella features a poem/song, coincidently also entitled
Queen of Air and Darkness.
Clam Chowder (the group, not the soup!) performs a wonderful version
of the song, which Kathy Sobansky has set to music.
The refrain "And the dance weaves under the firethorn" is
particularly haunting and will echo through your head long after the
song is over.