72 - Well of Night

72 - Well of Night

Update: 2015-08-156
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Chanting dancers keep the town up all night. Plus, a seance at Dark Owl Records, traffic congestion in downtown, and a fireworks spectacular.

Weather: 'Children of God' by Andrew Jackson Jihad (andrewjacksonjihad.com)

Night Vale Tour Dates, Books & More: welcometonightvale.com.

Music: Disparition, disparition.info.

Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com.

Produced by Night Vale Presents. Written by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor. Narrated by Cecil Baldwin. More Info: welcometonightvale.com, and follow @NightValeRadio on Twitter or Facebook.



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kill it we've kindness and if that fails kill it with sharp sticks or knives well the Tonight the the the uh the the the the the the The The The The The The The The The The The The The Cool World if I didn't sleep well last night I imagine none of you slept well last night what with the hope the sch canteen hands on thing I could see from my window a stark white the opening sky work just to the south of our apartment with its inverted cone long cutting in and out of vertical static I could hear a distant repeated chant bomb bomb bomb bomb something like that again that's not so unusual when you live in a city long enough you get use to the nighttime noise of car alarms or howls of stray cats or the occasional carolers crouching by your front door singing about some new gawd they invented in a nightclub it's basic urban life but this chant was different I first heard only to shouts of one or two people of whatever chant was I figured they were simply college kids who discovered some dinosaur bones which I understand is they think college kids are into these days Carlos was able to sleep through the sounds he can sleep through anything alarm clocks heavy construction even the god awful screeching the sunrise makes but I was in and out of light sleep all night just before dawn the handful of chant hers had grown to a large crowd what once then she went wah wah wah I couldn't tell but there must have been dozens of them well hopefully they keep it down tonight let's have a look now at the Community Calendar Wednesday night the staff of dark owl Records will be holding a seance to try to reach the ghost of a lerhs we will be lighting candles and holding hands and playing Swift's newest album eighteen seventy nine which was named after the year she was born into a human body for the fifteen record shop owner Michel Wynne says it's important that they get hold of sweets go first so they can ask for detailed questions about what kind of music she was into back then because well the dark AL staff is running out of music that no one else has heard of they want to find music that no longer exists so they can get into that win also wants to trash talk in the old Verlander who was Smith's ex boyfriend and who totally stole Swift's idea to invent the Grama phone he hated music when said kid some pretty fly ties so lie I could see him inventing a pocket square but not a turntable did I just use the word full when added the seance will be from ten p m to two am and there will be a live DJ snacks whispering and darkness Thursday afternoon the ninth Vail Community Players will hold auditions for their fall production of David Mamet it's only an art director Sean Drew Richardson wants to take a fresh approach to this controversial play stating that she plans on removing all of the words and stage directions instead simply presenting a stage full of actors juggling and or eating things like candles and fruit and rodents Richardson says that the original nineteen ninety to play took a literal approach to the broad topics of gender and power she wants to find a more challenging metaphorical approach to this difficult material talking in English directly about a subject is a very nineteen nineteen thing to do I think we can update this story by stripping it of its language and narrative and just snuggling and eating things Richardson said hopeful actors should meet at two p m at the rec center and bring their own candles and rodents fruit will be provided no previous acting experience or understanding of any specific language is necessary Friday night is the night they'll live fireworks spectacular put on each month by a vague but menacing government agency representatives for the event speaking through other representatives who we met in disguise using code names in an undisclosed location set this month's firework spectacular promises to be the largest and most exciting of the Kia you won't wanna miss it the representative whispered from behind a granite colored Dodge Grand caravan but unfortunately the representative added you will have to miss it because it is a covert and secret firework show everyone must stay inside and close all doors and window coverings so prepare a picnic and gather the family into the panic Room this Friday night Saturday is already over before it's even begun where does the time go oh that's not even a metaphor this coming Saturday and did weeks ago but no one knows where it went or why an update on last evening's weird lights and chanting I'm getting word that the gathering of chant hers was down by the old well in the south of town now of course we all the old well it's that well that inexplicably appeared a few days ago we call it the old well because it's been really long week this week but with getting back from vacation and returning to work and school plus it's been super hot here this August we're all just kind of over it so like two or three days feels like ages that Wells been there basically for ever apparently a couple of people notice that after sunset the well emanates a bright light as they approached the well there are eyes and hair disappeared and they began whispering well of night to passers by they kept repeating the whisper well of night to anyone who would listen but given that it is bad luck to acknowledge a stranger most people hurry by without paying too close attention eventually someone pulled their car over near the well and pass the whispers for directions to cheapo black the whispers replied Well of night and in a blink the corps was gone and the driver was standing next to the two whispers equally I less equally hairless all three of them shouting well of a life well of the three of them then did a series of moderate callous the next they took large skipping steps bringing their knees up to their chests and twirling their arms as straight sticks in conflicting circles above their heads or maybe this plus it counts the next but ritual dance a not sure both are important parts of a solid daily health regimen more on this as it develops but first a look at today's traffic there's an accident on Galloway Road beneath the overpass of Route eight hundred everyone is very sorry about what happened they didn't mean for it to turn out like this they didn't mean for anything to turn out like it did it was totally an accident and everyone apologizes profusely can you try to understand how something like this could happen to anyone can you try to forgive them to annual emergency crews were on hand to help clear debris and to offer hugs and sympathy to all those affected directly and indirectly moving on there's congestion in downtown right now because of construction narrowing Somerset down to a single lane the sheriff's secret police as sent traffic cops down there to shout and scowl and point which has helped considerably oh it's actually made the traffic worse by everyone in the traffic feel stronger more emotionally prepared to deal with adversity than they were before getting in their cars tunnels and bridges are completely clear this hour as they are most hours because they're either totally secret or off limits to public use but today they're especially clear of even the black sedans armored vehicles and windowless vans that normally clogged those roadways listeners the night they'll Highway Department would like to remind you to buckle up then to hunker down then to forget everything than to remember everything then to open your eyes to what's really going on don't you see what's really going on the highway department would like to call you walls sheeple sheeple they scowl as they roll their eyes this has been a public service announcement from the night failed highway department here now with a message from today's sponsor is dab a sentient patch of Haiti's high debt a human broadcaster hello mortal listeners it's back to school time again and the kids still need new clothes bags lunches feel can read year rappelling equipment and other basic school supplies so much stuff will you find time to go to all of those stores where you don't have to go to a bunch of different stores you only need one store JoAnn fabrics cool I thought when fabrics only sold fabrics yet simply untrue I would even say that well I just assumed from the name that JoAnn fabric that talking JoAnn fabrics welcomes any parent too overwhelmed by school or life or Parenthood or whatever anything maybe you're afraid of flying and you have to get on a plane soon the threat is real you know I think planes are actually much safer than they used Oh my God sees all can we have a conversation for once you're right you're right I'm sorry I mean the thing is JoAnn fabrics does fabrics better than anyone so a creative person could make clothes and bags and all kinds of stuff for their kids you're obsessed with fabrics world by going about your fabrics would I care about your petty human concerns to Carlos bought a nice batik at Joann's recently it got you don't know what the tea guess I don't know where the heck yet I don't know why I've never heard that voice before only your school needs oh my god it's really weird yeah it is fear of death are costs listeners time just getting word that right this moment the old well has begun to cast a ray of darkness poured as the sun reached its apex darkness cut across the bright day in a thin long V which enters whose numbers have apparently grown into the high hundreds are doing their strange dance or exercise around the well and chanting more and more are joining this the wrong I'm being told that all of their eyes are completely overgrown with this kinda and that their hair doesn't actually fall out apparently each pair retreats rapidly back into their heads like a scared we're made of I can see from my studio that hole final of black against the blue sky and I can faintly hear the chanting heard is that it that is that cheating occurred last night well tonight well of life well of the night well of life listeners can feel the power of the chant I can feel my ear shortening and three entering my scalp oh that feels so so rewarding well of night well below I might my eyes are being covered in skin but suddenly I can piece all north than I ever thought possible James Gooch this went home with the well will see antifreeze paint palette of night well of a life well over nine The The The The The The The The I almost forgot here's today's weather well of the reach the light the The The The The The buy the refills guy with eyes as asshole in the the whoa whoa wow what fun that was named Bill oh those well of life people are warm mild but soo sweet I was a bit nervous at first because it's been years since I've been unwillingly inducted into a cult or chanting circle I kind of thought I'd get there and everyone would see how out of practice I was and boy if you saw my kick steps you'd know I haven't done a jumping jack or prayer dance and for ever but here comes old Cecil with his hair with strong his eyes covered in flash right for the teasing and they welcome me without judgment or hesitations I was in two steps into their circle before someone drew blood from my neck and everyone cheered up what fun and then someone else turned into a bird like animal a little furry or than a normal bird and we all followed it into the well and down in that well we all chanted until the bird person touched each of our foreheads with its bird who or whatever birds call their feet and some of this joint hands and drone for Little bit a few others were watching baseball highlights and a few more were enjoying the hummus that someone had made then I was back here skin covering gone from eyes error returned to my scalp the only thing different is that now a black plastic poncho cat years and yellow glosses this was definitely not what I wore to work as I do not own a local option there are in. The o These are kind of orange ish letting my studious we're making is boots are mine yup I'm wearing exactly what I was reading before I think anyway I met some amazing people today people I don't remember anything about except the feeling of love and acceptance I felt when I was with them their faces and bodies are blurbs for a short time we all chanted and did aerobics as one we all mattered to each other even though we knew we didn't matter at all that seems wrong but two conflicting things can exist simultaneously and they did and it was a great moment one I will cherish and one I hope to never have again because it would be ruined by the unattainable perfection that missed out on the old well is gone now in its place a barely noticeable bulge in the earth slightly pink and soft to the touch the parks department has already erected a historic plaque to commemorate the well the plaque reads nothing unusual happened here or will happen here you have been photographed reading this plaque what are you hoping to learn say to next for less of what you once were but more of what you think you are good nite nite bail good night in night as a production of Night Vale presents it is written by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey trainer and produced by Joseph Fink The Voice Of Night Vale Cecil Baldwin the voice of Deborah was make the ash winner original music by discretion all they can be found at desperation dot info or at desperation Band Camp dot com This episodes weather was Children of God by Andrew Jackson Jihad find out more at Andrew Jackson Jihad dot com comments questions email us at info at Welcome to Night Vale dot com or follow us on Twitter at night Bill radio check out Welcome to Night Vale dot com for more information on the show as well as all sorts of cool Night Vale stuff you can own and while you're there consider clicking the donate link and the cool of you today's proverb When someone says a dog person I always reply ya I'm a lizard person and then I pee off my face
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