Square Pig in a Round Hole-May 25, 2019

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!

Looks like Junuary came early this year. I hope everyone at Folklife remembered to bring raingear! I managed to get my gardening done just before the deluge so I am snug inside, simultaneously blogging and participating in an online author event. I’m hosting from 1:30-2 pm Pacific time, but the fun continues after that. Meanwhile, enjoy this downpour of band names:

Infinite Cuddle

What the world needs, now more than ever: warmth and comfort that never ends and includes everyone.

The Morning Yells

Starting each day with a good shout might make the whole thing go better.

Strange Ranger

This would be Aragorn when the hobbits first meet him. (I grabbed it for the rhyme, but I like how it can easily be reorganized into “Stranger Anger”, which is very nearly “Stranger Danger.”)

Sun Breaks

Local flavor doesn’t come much local-er. Does anywhere else get afternoon sun breaks? It doesn’t look like we’re getting any today, though.

Tragedy by Design

When the flaw is baked into the character from the start. They hate authors for doing that to them.

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