Lake Wobegon meets H.P. Lovecraft: Welcome to Night Vale

If you have yet to listen to the magnificent podcast Welcome to Night Vale, do yourself a favor and go check it out!  It’s a fictional community radio show from the fictional desert town of Night Vale; imagine Garrison Keillor reporting from Arkham! It’s creepy and funny and frequently profound, with characters you’ll come to know and love.  Many of the jokes become in-jokes, so make sure to listen from the beginning! You’ll enjoy every minute.

One of the features of the show is the weather report, which is always a song. Chances are you’ve never heard of the artists…and chances are you will immediately go look them up and download the song you just heard.  Here’s a favorite: Satellite High with “The Bus Is Late (Waiting for the Bus in the Rain)”  Enjoy, and ALL HAIL THE GLOW CLOUD!

Who has three thumbs and tickets to Welcome To Night Vale Live? THIS GIRL!!!

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I have tickets to see Welcome To Night Vale Live!  YAY!  I’m so excited!!!

For anybody who may not be familiar with Welcome To Night Vale, you’re missing out!  WTNV is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of a nightly radio news show for the sleepy desert community of Night Vale.  It’s a quaint little town where nobody talks about the Dog Park (or looks at the Dog Park…or thinks about the Dog Park…) and all hail the Glow Cloud that hovers over Arby’s.  It is at turns creepy, funny, and surprisingly profound.  Check it out! They also have an awesome Twitter feed.

And now…the WEATHER.