Square Pig in a Round Hole-December 24, 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!

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate! After a couple of icy days, I for one welcome a wet Christmas more than a white one. This is traditionally a thin week for live music, but I managed to collect an assortment of band-name treats to put in your stocking.

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

I’m ready to settle down for my long winter’s nap.

Extra limbs (or should that be lymbs?) come in handy when you have more than the basic set.

Little Planet
I am a small person and I freely admit to having a soft spot for the smaller planets. It’s OK, Pluto, you’ll always be a planet in my book.

Origami Ghosts
If anyone could fold a fitted sheet …

PR 4 Monsters
Even the creatures under the bed could benefit from the right kind of spin and branding.


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. Next one comes out in January! (Or just follow the blog for your weekly dose of band names.)

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