Naming 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!
Summer is here! I know, because it’s kind of warm and the sky is gray. Also because I spent yesterday, the summer solstice, participating in The Longest Day to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research and support. I was part of a team, Writing Against the Darkness, that pledged to write from dawn till dusk. In Seattle, that’s like 17 hours; a long day, indeed. Even with a 6-hour break to go to work, I wrote 5,213 words (a lot for me; I am a slow writer) and raised over $1300. The team produced a total 55,469 words and raised over $5000. An exhausting day but well worth it! It is not too late to donate to this worthy cause if you feel so moved. My donation page is here.
During a couple of my breaks, I took time to pick a stellar crop of band names:
Carpool parent singing along with classic rock.
Weirdly poetic turn of phrase for something that isn’t what it purports to be.
More like trick-or-treat than end-of-school. Then again, no matter the time of year, everyone on the sidewalk has inside them a spooky, scary skeleton. (Happy coincidence: S and S is from Bradford, UK, the birthplace of my spouse’s grandfather.)
My dream job. I’ll need another sample of the rhubarb, please.
Clocks and watches, minutes and seconds, measures and beats.
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