Square Pig in a Round Hole-August 25, 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!

It’s been a quiet week of avoiding smoke and reading other people’s books before I dive back into my own work-in-progress. But after several weeks off, Your Mother Should Know is on schedule to begin recording our next two tracks, now that our practice space/studio is tolerably cool. Watch for “’68 Chevelle” and “Jerseyville,” coming soon!

Band names never rest, and these five caught my eye:

Bad Bad Hats

Would these be good hats? Because there are no bad hats, only bad hat owners.

Dead On Cue

Accuracy, or a specialized theatrical talent.

The Done Ones

Points for rhyming and being definite. They’re done. Don’t even start.


Robot monster! Monster robot! It’s been awhile since I picked up that great B movie vibe.

Infinite Neck

A giraffe the size of the universe. It would still have seven cervical vertebrae, but would each one of them also be infinite?


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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