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!
I’m blogging a day late due to a weekend roadtrip to Spokane to drop off our eldest at college. Walking back to our hotel after dinner, I felt like we should have been passing a dive bar where we would either discover an amazing band we’d never heard of or find Dead Bars headlining. Neither of these things happened. It’s good to be back in Seattle, where we find these five winners:
I like the no-apologies ownership of filth and fem together. This could be the house band for the Pankhearst Writers Collective, which in addition to my wide-eyed garage rock fairy tale has put out some pretty steamy Fem Noir.
Even vermin are interested in hygiene. Or is this a tub full of rodents? It also rhymes with “ratpath,” nearly the title of one of my favorite recent fantasy novels, Ratpaths.
Someday in the near future, my kids will move out and I will give their room a thorough cleaning. I’m sure I will turn up hundreds of party favors and carnival prizes, including a galaxy of tiny plastic stars. They glow in the dark.
I like this future where a young person can fit their computer, TV, typewriter, stereo, library, and game console into a small backpack, and have a second supercomputer/communicator in their pocket. Makes moving into the dorm room quick and easy! Thank you, scientist(s)!
This is probably the most adorable Star Wars pun I’ve ever seen.