Square Pig in a Round Hole-July 8, 2018

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!

In a week when a beloved family elder has been doing the hard work of shuffling off this mortal coil, it helps to have small joys such as creative band names to lighten the mood. Thanks go out to:

The Artisanals

The nouned adjective seems to imply that these artists are themselves the handcrafted products of a skilled maker.

Cave Full of Spiders

You can be assured there are no flies in there.


Something that stops the sound, or merely June as compared to July?

Inanimate Existence

One of my kids has great empathy for inanimate objects, especially those that get wrecked in movies. Whether or not they have feelings, they are real (or at least appear to be).


You get there on a rocket powered by funk.



Shameless Self-promotion:

Reading & Book Talk, Sunday, July 29 12:15 p.m. at Prospect UCC, 1919 E Prospect St, Seattle. I will read excerpts from my new fantasy novel Daughter of Magic and talk about how the book came to be, followed by Q&A. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Because the book features a teenage girl and is one of nine books by women authors to be released by Not A Pipe Publishing in 2018, The Year of Publishing Women, donations will be accepted for the Seattle chapter of Days for Girls. This non-profit organization provides durable, reusable feminine hygiene supplies to girls and women in developing countries, allowing them to attend school or work during their periods.

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