Saturday, June 23, 2012

June 23, 2012

What a beautiful summer day for the Rock & Roll Marathon! Not just rainy, but windy, too. June in Seattle -- the purgatory leading to the paradise that is July.

The Gallow Swing
But do it rock?

Glitter Wizard
Wizard Boots
When I saw these two, I hoped I'd get to do a whole fantasy-themed post, but it didn't pan out. So here they are as a pair, making me wish for a pair of glittery wizard boots.

Legato Bebop
A name that trips off the tongue. Is it possible, or is this one of those impossible things to believe before breakfast?

Tape Stacks
I chose this one in honor of my husband, who many years ago wrote: "Today I cleaned my room. Arranged my tapes in three neat little stacks." He has recently completed a project of digitizing several hundred cassettes -- much more than three stacks worth. The vinyl will take a lot longer.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

June 16, 2012

Many thanks to Pouch, Antique Scream, White Orange, and Ancient Warlocks for a loud, heavy time at the Funhouse last weekend! Not a dud in the bunch, which is what you want when you don't get out often. And happy Father's Day to all the cool rockin' daddies out there!

Abducted by Sharks
In this reality, aliens bite your leg off.

A case of changing one letter to change the whole meaning: a snake who builds things, or perhaps the person who fastens all the feathers together into a stole. I like that it's one word, too.

Ennui Trust
Fun two ways! On paper, a safe place to store your boredom. Spoken, the motto on our money, with a key word missing.

Roaming Herds of Buffalo
How big is the stage, anyway?! An expansive band name that evokes the wide open spaces of the West.

Wookie Party
Vote Wookie! (Do their candidates pull people's arms out of their sockets when they lose?)

Saturday, June 9, 2012

June 9, 2012

First, a plug for the Nova High School Band Showcase at the Vera Project, Sunday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m., $7 cheap! All ages! And great names:  Mago, Pink Pajamas, The Specifics, Robot Mermaids, Wolves in the Walls, and Street Logic. Proceeds benefit the band program at Nova H.S.

Bell Witch
I hope this is a play on bellwether, because that's really clever in several directions. If not, oh, well.

Daddy Treetops and the Howlin' Tomcats
A good old "X and the Y" construction taken over the top. It's not just tomcats, it's howlin' tomcats; it's not just some guy, it's a guy with a wonderful nickname. And I always like a good cat reference.

I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House
So much to like! Complete sentence -- check; extravagant, drunken challenge -- check; actual threat -- probably not.

Sounds scary, if you don't know megabats are fruit eaters. Mega or micro, bats are always cool.

White Orange
A rare color in the really large crayon box? A mutant citrus? The latest flavor of Altoids? I plan to go hear these guys tonight at the Funhouse, along with Square Pig favorites Ancient Warlocks and Pouch, plus Antique Scream. Should be a great time!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

June 2, 2012

I regret that I never blogged about God's Favorite Beefcake in happier times. I noticed the name more than once, but for some reason it never made the list. I love the humorous grandiosity packed into three words. Let's all make music and try to love one another. RIP, Drew and Joe.

Cat Food
Maybe it's because I just fed my cats, but I want to know: kibble, canned, or rodent? Or something to feed the soul of a real cool cat?

Conspiracy of Beards
This is arresting and funny on its own, even without the description: "An a capella choir singing arrangements of Leonard Cohen songs." Wow.

I Wish We Were Robots
I'm ever fond of names that are complete sentences. This one has that sci-fi aspect that's always a plus with me. And it's the kind of sentence where I want to know the rest of the story: who's "we" and why robots?

Sons of Huns
It rhymes! Monosyllables! And they're on the same bill with Pouch -- I might even make it to this show.

Twisted Trystan
A tongue-twister that includes the word Twisted? Nice.