Square Pig in a Round Hole-October 28, 2017

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!

I assumed I would be writing some kind of Halloween-themed post, but the band-name fairy had other ideas. Without further ado, here’s what’s in my treat sack:

A Will Away

Where there’s . . . Can also be sung as the backing vocal to “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.”

Left Turn on Blue

I would have picked this even if I wasn’t writing about a fictional teenager learning to drive. Mundane instructional sign transformed by color change into something that swings.

Mystery Skulls

This one’s a little Halloween-y. Inside every person you’ve ever loved is a spooky, scary skeleton. The skull isn’t even buried that deep.

Thieves of Sunrise

Lately I’ve been enjoying awesome sunrises during breakfast. Soon enough, winter and overcast skies will rob me of this small pleasure.

Trout Steak Revival

Halloween thought: once something is a steak, do you really want it revived?


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