Square Pig in a Round Hole-July 16, 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!

This is usually a Saturday blog, but I was out of town this past weekend for a group book signing with several of my fellow Not a Pipe Publishing authors. (Although we didn’t sell a lot of books, it was great fun to bond over punctuation as we plotted where to go next. But if you’re ever at a bookstore where an author is signing, at least go over and say hello. It will make their day and you might discover a new favorite.) Meanwhile, I couldn’t let this list of band names go to waste:

Full Vinyl Jacket

Take a pop-culture reference and replace one word. The reference is still there and it still makes sense but in a whole new way that just happens to be perfect for a ’70s cover band.

The Hot McGandhis

It’s a good thing I read with my ears or I might have missed this one. How is it that things that look and mean nothing alike can sound almost identical?


Many Rooms

Although not on the same bill or in the same genre, these two seem to belong together because what is a mansion (however spelled) if not many rooms? I also hear a biblical reference about what is being prepared for the faithful.

The Viking Surfers

Who but vikings would be tough enough to surf cold northern waters? But how do they carry the plunder home?


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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