Square Pig in a Round Hole-June 8, 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!

It was fun to get out of town last Saturday, but it’s nice to have a more normal weekend where the only thing I had to leave the house for was a trip to Fred Meyer to buy a shower curtain. On the way home, we decided Showerkraut would be a good name for a band. If I see it in the listings, I will give a shout-out here. Meanwhile, these real band names rose to the top:


After Bad Cop intimidates you and Good Cop softens you up with sympathy, this character craps on your head and flies off with your sandwich.

Dead by Wednesday

RIP Pugsley Addams. She finally succeeded.

Escape Train

While fast and durable, this vehicle makes it hard to elude pursuit.

Museum of Light

So beautiful, I almost missed the pun on our local aircraft exhibit. This is a church sanctuary at dusk, stained glass aglow.

ufo ufo

Whispered alert of alien invasion.


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