Square Pig in a Round Hole-August 6, 2022

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!

Stories (Within): An Anthology of Stories Within Stories is now available from Not A Pipe Publishing! I have a fantasy story in this nested-story experiment and encourage you to learn more here.

Meanwhile, remember to drink plenty of water, put on sunscreen, and keep wearing those masks! 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!

Panic Fancy
Freaking out with taste and style. (Due to a typo in the listings, I originally chose a non-existent band called “Picnic Fancy” and I’m still kind of disappointed it wasn’t real.)

People in General
People are the worst. People are the best. What can you do?

Proud Failures
Northwest Loser Pride taken literally! Failing means you tried, which is more than most can say.

Rainy Eyes
Feelings as weather.

WarTux
Taking the “power suit” to extremes–the ultimate dress uniform.

 

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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