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Square Pig in a Round Hole-August 18, 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!

My big accomplishments this week were to do a reading and book talk about my young adult fantasy novel Daughter of Magic at a local retirement home (because there is no maximum age for YA lit); schedule an author event at The Neverending Bookshop for October 6; request a review from a book blogger (who actually responded!); and submit to Not A Pipe Publishing the sequel to my garage-rock fairy tale The Gospel According to St Rage in hopes that they’ll want to take up both books. It still feels a bit like playing author but it’s getting more real. I hope it never stands in the way of celebrating band names because there are so many good ones out there deserving attention. For example:

Bug Seance

If the medium starts buzzing, the spirits of insects past have gotten through and they are not happy about that can of Raid under the sink.

Never Knows Best

That one friend with the terrible ideas that everybody goes along with anyway and always regrets.

On Drugs

“Hey, thanks guys! We are…” Almost too easy and that’s why I like it.

Pout House

More juvenile but less malicious than a spite house.

Super Whatevr

Indifference raised to the highest level. They couldn’t even be bothered to provide the last vowel.

Shameless Self-Promotion: On Saturday, October 6 at 2:00 p.m., I will be reading and signing my new fantasy novel Daughter of Magic at The Neverending Bookshop. Joining me will be Mikko Azul, author of The Staff of Fire and Bone. Come say hi!

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