Square Pig in a Round Hole-October 8, 2016

Square PigNaming a band is an act of concentrated creative expression. Square Pig in a Round Hole exists to reward five favorite band names each week. Winners are (usually) listed alphabetically. Selection is wholly unscientific and subject to whim, with a bias toward wordplay, humor, and local flavor. In most cases, I won’t know anything about the bands at the time of selection. Thanks to the Seattle Times club listings for abundant source material!

Thirty years ago next Tuesday, my husband and I were married on a glorious sunny October afternoon. Tonight we’re going out for our anniversary dinner on the other kind of October day: blustery and wet (but when other people are dealing with a hurricane, I hate to even mention it, let alone complain. This is just October being itself.) Our reservation is early enough that I’m tempted to find a show afterward. We’ll see what happens. Meanwhile, here’s some bait to lure you out:

The Brooders

It sounds dark and angsty, but I suspect it’s a chicken farming reference. Brooding keeps the eggs (or creative ideas) warm till they hatch.


Negative by definition, yet so folksy and casual, you can’t take it personally. The plural form adds to the charm.

The Plot Sickens

I probably wouldn’t read a book that got this review, but I salute the pun.

A Sense of Gravity

I welcome the news that we have many more than five senses, probably including this one. We would certainly feel it if physical gravity stopped working. Of course, there is the other meaning of gravity, whose counterpart is levity: the sense of humor.

Sundae Crush

Both parts of this name evoke youthful sweetness and innocence, with the poignancy that crushes so often go unrequited. When crushed by love, eat ice cream. You’ll feel better.

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