Square Pig in a Round Hole-November 27, 2021

Cartoon image of a pink square pig in a round hold

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 and The Stranger nightlife listings for abundant source material!

I hope you had a peaceable and satisfying Thanksgiving, however you celebrated. We had a small but beloved group at the table (and a lovely roast duck, if I do say so myself). The celebration continues this afternoon, when some of us from Square Pig HQ will venture out to donate blood, a perfect opportunity to share one my favorite St. Rage songs:

Meanwhile, I’m thankful to eke out another post with five more band names! As ever, and especially if you’re going out to shows again, wash your hands, wear your mask, get your vaccine if you haven’t already, and if you are able, please buy these bands’ music and merch while we wait for even better days.

If I’m at someone’s house, I will befriend the pets. I’m fine with cats and dogs, but I never know what to say to the parakeets.
Cleverly slipping cannabis into the turkey stuffing to stop the political arguments before they start. Now everyone’s in a happy food coma amid the wreckage of pies.
The wide-eyed look of pleasant surprise? Or the exclamation when you can’t unsee something dreadful?
A dedicated band of postal mollusks, delivering our letters … eventually.
Wearing a tailored suit and robbing with a fountain pen.


Two last things before you go:

  1. I am admin for The Rage Brigade, a Facebook group for conversation about fantasy, science fiction, superheroes, and music (and the intersections thereof). If that sounds like fun, come join us here.
  2. I share highlights from this blog in my quarterly author newsletter, The Storypunk Report, as well as news of what I’m writing and reading, upcoming events, and other goodies, including “Wizard in the Mosh Pit,” an exclusive short story just for subscribers. Click the link to check out the first eleven issues and subscribe here for future issues. (Or just follow the blog for your weekly dose of band names.)

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