Square Pig in a Round Hole-June 11, 2022

Cartoon of a square pink pig from above, in a round gray hole.

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

My prediction: Summer 2022 will happen one day at a time, maybe two, bookended by cloud cover, rain showers, and atmospheric rivers. Some years are like that, so enjoy any nice days we get to the fullest — but remember to drink water and don’t forget the sunscreen!

If you are able, please buy these bands’ music and merch to encourage them as we look forward to less interesting times. And … hit the follow button at the lower right to never miss a post!

Chairs for Giants
Regular size furniture in a giant’s dollhouse.

Moon Bass
Providing a solid foundation for live music on the moon, but first we’d need to build a base to hold the air. (If I’m counting correctly, this the 30th moon-themed name to make the blog!)

If you let glitter into your life, you will never be free of it.

How mountains protect their eyes.

Whiskey Class
I’ve been out of a school a long, long time, but I might go back for this.


Shameless Self-promotion Department: My friend and fellow author LeeAnn McLennan and I brought our fictional teen superheroes together in Far from Normal, a Rage Brigade & Supernormal Team-up . The novella is available in ebook form and in weekly serialized episodes right here on my blog. Read Episode 1 here. Hit the follow button and never miss an episode!

Two last things before you go:

  1. I run 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 archive and subscribe here for future issues. (Or just follow the blog for your weekly dose of band names.)

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