Thursday, June 05, 2014

One month later

Welcome to Night Vale celebrated their one-year anniversary with climaxes of many plot lines, including Cecil's courtship of Carlos, the Apache Tracker, and the city underneath lane five of the bowling alley.  And, in symmetry with the very first episode, the Weather is provided by author Joseph Fink.  His "Sunday Morning Stasis" has echoes of "Our House" by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, though with more complex poetic design and a different style presented for the bridge.  The verses are sung with a doubled voice effect, with background vocals added for the chorus.  But the voice becomes singular for the bridge, with the acoustic guitar much more aggressive.

The Sunday morning stasis is both the sleepiness and comfort after a night of fun, and the feeling of a long-term relationship that depends upon stasis to keep going.  Within the bridge the singer is alone, imagining what it would be like if he left, and not liking the potential results.  While the relationship could be Carlos and Cecil, it could also be the relationship between the podcast and the audience.  A year has passed, yet audiences have not tired of this rather quiet podcast based on community radio. 

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