1164 – Radio Night Water Visits Lucoland
More meanders from the amazing Night Water newsletter by Adam Cecil. This time we pour you a cool cup of bubbly luco while we check out what’s next- Night Water Park!
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- A Cacophony of Steel Drums
- Keep It Carbonated!
- Caribbean Crush Coaster
- Jimmy Buffett
- Gatwick Airport
Notable Talking Points:
- The Jimmy Buffett Dirge Album in my Mind
- Chatting around the Lucozade Cooler
- The Idea of Dawn
Episode 1164 – Radio Night Water Visits Lucoland
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SCOOTER: Friends beyond the binary, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, hello, everybody. Good evening. Whether you feel like Wario or Prince…whether you say, yo or you say, Yoshi…or if you live in the Bay Area, you could go to Yoshi’s, which is a jazz club, or you say, oh, sheesh, Scoots, I don't know what you’re…I don't know who you are or what you’re…oh, okay. Welcome to Sleep With Me. It’s a podcast that’s here to keep you company and put you to sleep. It is very different, so give this show a few tries. See how it goes. If it ends up you don’t like the show, don't worry, I have a whole list of other sleep podcasts and sleepy stuff at sleepwithmepodcast.com/nothankyou, because this show exists because you deserve a good night’s sleep whether this podcast works for you or not.
I still want you to get the rest you need so your life is more manageable so you could be out there flourishing. So, give it a go and see…give this show a go and see how it goes. Hopefully at some point you’ll just stop listening to me and doze off, ‘cause I’m kinda like a friend in the deep, dark night, talking to you and keeping you company. What do you need…what else do you need to know? The show is not everybody’s cup of tea, it’s very strange, takes some getting used to…structurally we’ve got some support, that’s how the show comes out for free twice a week, then there’s a long, meandering intro. Don’t miss out on it; it’s a show within a show meant to ease you into bedtime, where I try to describe what the podcast is unsuccessfully.
I’ve done it over a thousand times. Then there will be a bedtime story. Hopefully it’ll be what I’m supposed to record, which is about Lucozade, Night Water newsletter, and characters from the world of Mario, or Nintendo. The world of Nintendo? I don't know. Don’t worry; I’ll just be pondering and wondering, nothing involving the characters doing anything interesting. That’s the show. Yeah, give it a few tries, see how it goes. I’m so glad you’re here and I really hope I can help you fall asleep. Thanks again for coming by, and thanks for making it possible, my patron peeps.
INTRO: [INTRO MUSIC] Hey, are you up all night tossing, turning, mind racing? Trouble getting to sleep? Trouble staying asleep? Well, welcome. This is Sleep With Me, the podcast that puts you to sleep. We do it with a bedtime story. Alls you need to do is get in bed, turn out the lights, and press Play. I’m gonna do the rest. What I’m going to attempt to do is create a safe place where you could set aside whatever’s keeping you awake, whether it’s thoughts you’re thinking about, thoughts about the past, the present, the future, or just thoughts that are in your brain going on doing stuff. It could be anything…feelings coming up for you emotionally related to those thoughts or that are just there, it could be physical sensations, changes in time, temperature, routine.
You could be going somewhere, you could have guests, you could be going through something or have something coming up. Whatever it is, I’m here to keep you company so that you could fall asleep. The reason I go through a bunch of different stuff is so that you feel less alone. I’ve heard from a lot of listeners over the years. I’ve been making this show since 2013 and I’ve had the honor of hearing what other people are going through, and I really consider it an honor, one, because people trust me, and that’s the second-largest number of feedback I get other than I strongly…have strong feelings about you. The second-most thing I get is, hey, this is what I’ve gone through. I can’t sleep. Thanks for making this podcast; it helps.
That means a lot because there is a common thread of the thoughts, feelings, or physical sensations, and how it feels in the deep, dark night, and that I can relate to how it feels. I haven’t gone through what all of our listeners go through, what you might be going through, but I can probably relate to how it feels. If I can’t, someone who’s listening right now probably can. Maybe they’ve even gone through it and they’re on the other side of it and they still listen to the show ‘cause they say, hey, it helps part of my bedtime routine now. So, when I talk about that, it’s because, one, I want you to feel less alone. Even though this is digital, we’re all out there somewhere in the deep, dark night, just like that imaginary Jimmy Buffet album that was never made in my imagination. It’s always the deep, dark night somewhere.
‘Cause they said, that man…that’s not very Buffety. I’d say, you’re right about that, but it’s…so, I shouldn’t call the album Buffet After Dark. They said, well, I thought that was gonna be romantic songs. I said, no, it’s mostly…yeah, no, it’s more…does Jimmy Buffet do a dirge? Because, I mean, I think the time has come. If anybody could do a dirge, I bet it would be Jimmy Buffet. You say, but that’s not why we listen to Jimmy Buffet. Okay, even in my imagine…even the parrotheads within my mind, they’re not…you say, you don’t want to hear Jimmy Buffet sing after…? Well, no, we want…yeah, Buffet After Dark; we can go with that. But we’re picturing more neons, pastels, maybe some…a cacophony of steel drums. Okay. I mean, we could do…you could…there’s no rules that say that can’t be in a dirge.
I don't know, unless you look up the definition of dirge and then maybe you’d say, according to the definition of dirge, one, I don't think it means what you think it means. Two, you can’t…there’s…yeah, there’s…you could have muted…well, okay. Well, okay, well, I was just trying to meet you where you were, but I can see that whatever…that the song…that’s why it was never…here’s the thing; that’s why it was never made even within my imagination. That’s the deep…but it is…that’s why it’s more suited for a show like Sleep With Me. It’s always a deep, dark night for somebody somewhere. But the good news is, that’s why I make this show, because you deserve a good night’s sleep. It took a long, meandering thing to say that. That’s why I make the show. You deserve the rest you need so your life is more manageable.
You know what would…I have to put this in because every once in a while, stuff…this pops in my brain. But if Doc Brown took a time machine to, like, five…if Jimmy Buffet was here and we were actually having a meeting about this, and then I said, well, I gotta go wash my hands, and then Doc Brown appeared when he left the room, he’d say, Jimmy, come with me. Dirge…dirges? Where we’re going…I don't know what Doc Brown would say, unfortunately. Dirge? Dirges. Yeah, he’d say, dirge? Where we’re going, we don’t need any dirges. Then they would fly off. Then I would come…I’d be like, alright, Jimmy, I’m…are you ready to sign that contract? My hands are washed. I say, Jimmy? Doc…? Was that a DeLorean shooting across the sky again? So, I guess that joke didn’t actually work on any…dirge?
If someone was named Dirge, it would be better. But they say, dirges? Where we’re going, we don’t need any dirges. You’re right; it’s only singular when it works. Roads isn’t singular, though. Or, oh, it’s just different syllables. Okay. Did you know, brain, I’m trying to introduce a sleep podcast? I mean, I am here to get sidetracked by your wonderful ideas. But so, I was trying to explain to the new listener — the most important person here — that they deserve the rest they need, a bedtime they could look forward to or at least feel neutral about, so that they can get the rest they need, so their life is more manageable, and so that you could be out there flourishing. That’s why I make the show, because I know how it feels and I want the best for you, ‘cause that means our world is a better place to be in if your world’s better.
So, I forgot what I was even…that’s why I make the show. What I do is I send my voice across the deep, dark night. I use lulling, soothing, creaky, dulcet tones, pointless meanders, superfluous tangents. I go off topic, I get mixed up, then I double back. I mean, that dirge stuff, it’s still in my brain. I’m wondering…this is where my brain is while I’m trying to talk; it’s in the car with Doc Brown and Jimmy Buffet, wondering what…I wonder what they’re talking about. That’s really what my thoughts were saying to me while I’m trying to introduce the show. So, what do you think they’re talking about after they left your house? What do you…? Also, what do you think Jimmy Buffet’s wearing? Where do you think…when Jimmy Buffet adjusts his seat in a time machine that’s a DeLorean, what kind of…is it a automatic seat?
Yeah, what are they talking about? Does Doc Brown point stuff out? Is Jimmy Buffet just totally rolling with it? Is he so relieved to get out of signing the contract to make the Dirge album or an album of dirges? I mean, I don't know, if you said…yeah, but you could have steel drums and neon. I picture multiple neon signs. There are celebratory…there are cultures that celebrate…I don't know if they use dirges. So, let’s not act like I’m the only…this is…there’s been good-quality versions of what I’m talking about, not just my version. But I don't think they’d be talking about that. Maybe you say, do you got any snacks in your glove-box? I don't know. I mean, that might be something that comes up. I wonder…also, I wonder if Jimmy Buffet would tap the flux…is it a flex…the flux capacitor with his finger, because I’ve…I just…I think I would do that.
Even then, Doc…don’t do that. Oh, who’s Doc Brown and who’s Jimmy Buffet? Sorry. I realize there’s a large portion of our audience…Doc Brown has been in commercials lately. He’s a character from the movie, Back to the Future. Jimmy Buffet is a very successful musician. Jimmy Buffet fans are known as parrotheads, and Jimmy Buffet has a style of music that’s beloved for being…capturing a relaxing feel associated with the idea of Margaritaville, or…I don't know. That’s about as…anyway, you’re…sure how to fall asleep, anyway. Oh, but I was about to say, pointless meanders and superfluous tangents, and then I went on another one. But really, would…that would be a interesting thing to be on…be in the car just as an observer, which is where I’m more…most comfortable, anyway. Don't worry, I’ll be back here.
I won't say a thing. I’m just gonna listen to you two and watch…see what you guys look at…I’m just here to observe. I’m just interested. Buckle…by the way, buck…even in Margaritaville, we buckle up even when we’re…even in time travel, please buckle up. Okay, so…holy crow. I don't know if I’ve ever gone…I’ve really…I’m in another meander I can’t quite get out of. Okay, so, I’ll just imagine that Jimmy…that Doc put the thing on autopilot and they’re both taking a nap. Maybe they’re listening to Sleep With Me. That would be meta. Maybe they’re accident…maybe that’s what I could do. That would be the service I could provide. I say, yeah, why don’t you come along? We see you washed your hands and Jimmy was gonna try to sneak out, but you could just put us to sleep.
The DeLorean has…but…oh, no, time and space has said you can’t go anywhere. Sorry. Yeah, there is that technicality. Every authority over time and space has said, keep him put ‘til we figure out what to do with him. So, anyway, that’s a good way to move on. I forgot about that. Every time-space authority has said, please, keep Scooter where he is. So, what I’ll do…oh, so, pointless meanders, superfluous tangents…all to keep you company while you fall asleep. This is a podcast you don’t really need to listen to. You could just kinda barely listen to it, almost like background noise. Some people listen to me at a mumble, some people listen to me across the room. A lot of people are just kind of listening. I think if you’ve heard the content thus far, you’d get the idea of what ‘just kind of listening’ is, ‘cause the show just kinda barely makes any sense, or I can just barely follow my thoughts.
So you say, uh-huh, uh-huh, oh yeah. Okay, I can picture what you’re say…I can get the gist of what you’re saying or a general idea, even if you don’t know who Doc Brown or Jimmy Buffet is, but maybe you will…maybe you’ll say, huh, it’s the weirdest thing. So, yeah. Oh, what was I saying? Pointless…oh, so this is a podcast you don’t really listen to. You just kinda barely listen. Also doesn’t put you to sleep. There’s no pressure to fall asleep. I’m gonna be here for over an hour to keep you company while you fall asleep. I’m here to be your bore-friend, your bore-bae, your bore-sib, your bore-bud, your bore-bestie, your neigh-bore, your bore-bud, your friend in the deep, dark night to keep you company while you fall asleep.
So, that’s what I’ll be doing, is just taking your mind off stuff, just like a friend across the room, and you say, uh-huh. I mean, you have a friend like this, I’m assuming, or you’ve met someone like this. You say, if only you could talk to me about this kind of stuff when I’m trying to fall asleep and I didn’t have any social commitment to you. It’d be great. Now, here I am, right in time for bedtime. The other things to know; most people don’t like the show on the first two to three listens. That’s…over a million people have confirmed that. They say, at first, I just couldn’t stand you or at first I couldn’t fall asleep ‘cause I didn’t know when the show was gonna start ‘til I realized it never starts. It’s just always going.
Or at first, I expected something a little bit more palatable or comforting and then I realized, oh, that’s exactly what’s comforting and palatable about your show, is it’s incomprehensible in a way that’s relatable. You say words and sometimes they don’t…they are in the wrong place, even in the wrong paragraph. I say, you got me…you know…really, I feel seen now. So, it’s a…what was I saying? The podcast you don’t really listen to…oh, nobody really likes it on the first try. There are people…if you like this show on your first try, I getcha. We’re probably…we’re in tune. But it usually takes…usually people get here and you have a different expectation, which is understandable, ‘cause there’s not a lot of stuff like this out there.
There is; you just gotta find it, but when you…you don’t find it…you don’t know it when you found it ‘til it’s already been discovered, right? You’re like, oh, yeah, this is my kinda thing, man. You say, yeah, listening in, that’s the kind of thing I’d be into if it ever had a point. Or, oh, this is what I was…I didn’t know I was looking for this. That’s a common thing. People say, oh, I didn’t know I was looking for this, but I am. So, if you don’t like the show, just see how it goes…a few tries. Structurally, the show is designed in a very specific way, that as you become a regular listener, you could adjust. But let me just explain to you why it’s structured the way it is. Starts off with a greeting; friends beyond the binary, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, so you feel seen and welcomed in and you say, okay, I might be able to check that podcast out or at least see why it doesn’t make any sense.
So, that’s the first part. Then there’s support for the show so it can be free twice a week. There’s a lot of work that goes into making a show that sounds like this. This part of the show is just natural, for most of it, but the rest of the show takes work putting it together and everything. So, that’s what the support enables us to do and come out twice a week for free. We got over 550 free episodes you could listen to. Then there’s…this is separate from the support, is the intro, which we’re in. I would really hate it if people missed out on an intro like this, ‘cause I had no idea what I was gonna talk about when I sat down. I really would not have thought that…I would have never…I probably have put those two people together, but I wouldn’t have…I couldn’t have planned it. I mean, how lucky did I get?
I was trying to talk Jimmy Buffet into making a dirge album and he was whisked away by Doc Brown. I guess I got to stay here by myself and record a podcast and not have a concept album that I designed from the ground up in my imagination recorded, and Jimmy Buffet gets to time-travel with Doc Brown and not have to deal with my nonsense. So, it’s a win-win for everybody. But that’s why the intro is a show within a show. It’s where I try to introduce what the podcast is, so it’s totally separate from the support. It’s meant to ease you into bedtime and to kinda lower the volume on the day, to give you a little distance before you fall asleep or before you start drifting off. You know, to…I don't know, to put…to send you in for a landing.
So, some people are listening while they’re in bed getting comfortable, some people are falling asleep, a few people are already asleep; we’re so happy…almost as happy as we are for everybody time…that’s allowed to time travel. There’s people who are getting ready for bed, there’s people doing other sorts of chill activities, there’s…about 2% of people skip the show and start it at somewhere between twenty and thirty minutes. So, just see how it goes. But the whole idea of the intro is that what’s shown to work with sleep stuff is having a wind down and a bedtime routine. So, the intro is a part of that because I know it works. It works for me; it works for a lot of other people. Even if you don’t use this podcast, if you move on or you decide you don’t like it, having a nice, little wind-down period is gonna be…it’s gonna help, trust me, and it gives you something to look forward to.
That’s why I always recommend doing some other chill activity like petting your pets, drawing…I don't recommend foam rolling but foam rolling is something I do, reading a nice book, reading some comics, whatever it is to have something special to look forward to at bedtime. That’s what I hope this podcast can be for some of you. So, that’s the intro, then there’s support between the intro and the story, then tonight it’ll be a story taken from my friend Adam’s newsletter, Night Water, and the link to the Night Water newsletter will be in the show notes. So, we’ll do that. We’ll talk about Lucozade and characters from Mario, and we’ll see how that goes, all to ease you into bedtime and keep you company. I’m so glad you’re here. I work really hard, I yearn and I strive, and I really hope I can help you fall asleep. Thanks again for coming by, and here’s how I’m able to do it for you for free twice a week.
Alright everybody, Scoots here. It’s time for our…yeah, I guess this has become a annual…we tune into Radio Night Water, even though I don’t know the call sign of Radio Night Water anymore. I don't know if I ever…I don't know…W…I don't know what it is, but maybe the announcer at Radio Night Water will know. Hopefully they will. But I can’t promise anything because…but Night Water…Radio Night Water or Night Water is a newsletter from our friend Adam. You may have heard the podcast episode I did. You could check that out on Night…just use the links in the show notes. But Night Water is the newsletter. Kind of a late night, idiosyncratic, pop culture newsletter as refreshing as a glass of cold water at 3:00 AM.
Last year we did a crossover episode that was really fun, with the Cabbage Patch…it was some sort of Cabbage…I don't even remember what happened on it. I can picture myself in the tree with Cabbage Patches being birthed around…or coming to existence around me. So, that was what happened last time. But sign up for the Night Water newsletter; use the link in our show notes. Without further ado, let’s turn the radio dial. So, we’re turning the radio dial to get to a newsletter, which some people would have called…it’s not a blog; it’s a newsletter. It’s not a tumbler. You don’t have to tumble for me. But yeah, without further ado, here’s Radio Night Water.
Hello, everybody. Welcome. Thanks for tuning in to Radio Night Water, the radio that’s as cool as a drink of water at 3:00 AM. Radio Night Water. This is…the following is a…what do we call that? A archive-to-broadcast of Radio Night Water from the past, but maybe in a universe where the past and future bent closer together on some sort of other timeline. Thanks for listening to the archive…Radio Night Water Archive Hour. Radio Night Water. This broadcast is probably narrated by a relative of mine that may sound very similar to me. Take it away. Thanks, thanks, everybody. Thanks again. This is Radio Night Water. That was the weather and traffic, which we only barely ever do because there’s not much use for it, even though we realize there could be people listening at this hour.
Most people are just listening while they have their night water. But you may say to yourself, night water? What about during the day? Now, what is this broadcast for? What will I hear? Well, this is a monumental broadcast. Even though you can’t hear my excitement, it’s because it’s time…it’s Night Water, hour one, so, I’m trying to keep my excitement contained. But I’m here in the planning room where the Night Water theme park, sponsored by Lucozade…in the most fictional way that may also be parody or whatever’s necessary to say that maybe this is just an…but this is a archive broadcast from…to you, another universe. But this is a theme park being planned from the ground up by our founder, Adam, and a team of imagine…people who use their imaginations, but they don’t have any principles of engineering, which could cause problems with the future of the theme park, but that’s…but this is Radio Night Water.
We’re talking about…oh, they don’t have a name for the park yet, but it was a vision of the team of…it all came from two of the most popular blog posts on Night Water. So, let me go…let me dig into our deep history banks here, ‘cause it was two famous posts. Now, they weren’t the most popular, but they were very popular posts. But as time wore on, they became treasured. It feels like it was just August 9 of 2022 when Adam posted five more Lucozade flavors I drank this month, or ranked without the…but it was written, so it wasn’t pronounced like that.
After another visit to the UK, Adam had five different flavors of Lucozade, and…starting at Gatwick Airport with an original Lucozade, which you may remember the discussions around the Lucozade cooler when it finally became the ubiquitous drink of everyone, and every…people became something associated with something…said, if Disneyland wasn’t sponsored by Disney, maybe it could have been sponsored…if Lucozade was around back then. But we live in a different world now, a world that is thankful for Lucozade. But in 2022, they were saying, really, Adam ranked Original fifth out of five flavors he had on that trip, and he had it at Gatwick Airport because…but on his departure. So, greater minds than mine have said, was…did that impact Adam’s enjoyment of Lucozade Original?
But it wasn’t the favorite beverage Adam had, but that when we began to work on Lucozade Park…Night Water Park, sorry. It does sound more interest…you know, Night Water Park will only be open at night, though there will be other lands or parks within…it’s not Lucozade Land? Sorry, I’m asking my producer. They’re shaking their head. But there will be…and it will be based on Lucozade Original, and it will be spectacular at night because some parks…you need weenies, they say. While we can’t get into the description…we’re just here teasing the park. This is like one of those specials. This is a special you listen to at 3:00 AM, before or after your night water. Or you say, well, I had night water…my night water at 12:00. Now I have to have relief from my night water at 4:00 AM, so I’m tuning in to Radio Night Water.
The Lucozade Original will be the tower. Or, it’s not a castle, but it’ll be made up of gigantic bottles of Lucozade made to look like a castle, but that will be lit within, and…spectacularly, at least if this model shows anything. When all the lights are out in this room so you can’t see the fact that it’s just Lucozade bottles and Scotch tape, but with…you can’t see that. You can only see the different LED lights shining within, and I’m told there will be projection mapping, which I still don’t totally understand, but I’ve seen it in action. But I say, you…that’s brilliant because you can’t light a castle from the inside and you can’t have a bottle of Lucozade without a bottle. Of course, instead of fireworks, there will be a fountain show shooting off from…they don’t know what they’re gonna call it ‘cause it’s not a castle, it’s not a tower, but it looks like that.
But it is all Lucozade Original bottles on the model. Again, no one’s working ‘cause it’s 3:00 in the morning; I’m here by myself with this amazing update. But I’ll tell you, as you look down Lucozade Lane — that’s when you enter the park — and you see it towering at the end of the thing, knowing you can only go in at night…which I do think is really smart, especially…like I said, it looks amaze…turn out the lights. This place looks great. I wonder…I don’t wa-wa-wonder; I just wonder what it’ll be like. Why didn’t other places think of that? Oh yeah, you could come by our business, but only after dark. Now, Lucozade Lane will also be where the shops and some restaurants are. I don't know if we’ll have time to cover that today…and it’ll be part of the parade grounds, where, if there is a parade, there…that it’ll parade down there.
But there will also be many…there will be different…now, this is where they really got to dig in, these imagine…these people here to imagine. There will be eras of vintage delivery vehicles and they won't be delivering to Gatwick Airport; they’ll be imagining…you could ride…and they do…will encourage cosplay. Now, I wonder if it’ll be cosplay…you could do cosplay as your favorite Night Water post. I’m sure there will be a lot of Cabbage Patch Kids. But they’ll highly encourage you to go as your favorite Lucozade character, which are pending, or in your favorite colors or as your favorite flavor. You’ll get the chance to go up and down Lucozade Lane in vintage vehicles that would have delivered Lucozade.
So, all sorts of ones including current vintage, a hover car, but it will be a vintage-looking hover car as they were envisioned in the past. But a horse-drawn trolley, cars and vehicles that go putt-putt-putt, including ones that will be there to keep you cool so that…you want your…if you want your Lucozade ice-cold, you could pretend…and that’s a nice relief from the heat, here in wherever we are. Of course there will be music, the transportation vehicles…I wonder if they’ll glow. They have lights on them here, but I would say, could…is there a way…yeah, maybe I…how come they didn’t ask my opinion? I would put…oh, wait a second, what does this button do? So, I was right. So, there will be…these will be…the vehicles are painted in black-light paints, and the black-lights, I guess, are hidden on the shops up and down…what is it called? Lucozade Lane.
So, that’ll be even cooler. I wonder…people…I guess people…I think this will be popular with the young people and they’ll say…there is gonna be a unofficial…at four hours and twenty minutes, there will be something unofficial to celebrate that time. Kind of a sanctioned, unsanctioned thing. So, that’ll be very, very exciting. So, those are a couple things. Let me get to the history, though. Back to the history…was that…the thing that started it all. The five more Lucozade flavors I drank this month, ranked, was number four, Tropical Zero. So, not just Tropical, but Zero Tropical, because Adam had had a Lucozade Sport, which is a un-carbonated Lucozade spin-off. Oh, you may…say, you may be listening to Radio Night Water.
You may not even know…my producer just said, they might not know what Lucozade is, so maybe…let me bounce back to the original article that kinda started it all before it all started, back in September 7, 2021. Four Lucozade flavors I drank this month, ranked…where Adam talked about his British partner and some of the differences, like Berenstain and Berenstein Bears, T.J. Maxx, TK Maxx, and a lot of different stuff. But there’s also…to quote Adam, “in this alternative universe, there’s also a mind-blowing soft drink called Lucozade.” L-U-C-O-Z-A-D-E. Proper Lucozade is a carbonated energy drink powered by glucose. It used to be primarily marketed as an energy drink and was sold just in…they would refer to it as pharmacies before going mainstream in the eighties.
It’s much different than flat Gatorade, which they sell in the US. Now, you can buy it. I remember buying it in the Bronx, but it’s a bit marked up, where you’re paying $4 for a bottle that would cost one pound. Adam did have nine bottles of Lucozade in eight days on a trip…his first trip to the UK, but we’re just gonna go through this trip, which covered a mere five bottles in nine days, four different flavors. Okay, so, that…well, let’s stick with this. So, number four on that article was Raspberry Lucozade Sport. There we go; that was the Lucozade Sport Adam was referring to. Adam said, remember how I said Lucozade is carbonated? Well, this is a spin-off, which he did not enjoy. So, keep it carbonated. That’s one of the shirts we’ll be selling here at Night Water Park or Luco Land…Night Water Park sponsored by whatever it will be.
But get…to get back to that carbonation and the Tropical Zero, is…so, Adam did say that after having that first Lucozade Sport, he decided to say…he decided to have a Lucozade Tropical Zero, which is still carbonated. It’s not a Lucozade Tropical Sport Zero. But that’s sugar-free, and this one tasted a bit like carbonated pineapple juice. But here’s the thing, that circling all of Night Water Park will be the Tropical Train, powered by carbonation — it’ll say powered by Lucozade — and it’ll be so, so exciting…circling Night Water Park, much like other parks have trains. Of course we’ll have the Tropical Train, which will have a Tropical Train band, which…alls we know…we’re hoping that the band could be built in, like, have their own car or multiple cars on the train with built-in instruments or that…so, kind of like a stage.
It’ll be a rotating stage, a rotating concert. So, you’ll circle Night Water Park listening to the sounds of a band on the Tropic…the Tropical Train band on the Tropical Train. That is…and the train will be literally powered by carbonation, which we’re told is a…is not the best idea, but it’s viable. ‘Cause we said, didn’t…can’t you do that with…can’t you make something for your science competition that…you make a boat or a car go with baking soda or something? Figure it out. Make a train go. We’re only here to imagine. That’s all the budget we were given. We weren’t here to implement. But that’s what it’ll do. Powered by car…the whole park will be powered by carbonation, in some sense. But that’s gonna be exciting, and the sounds of the band…I am hoping for some steel drums, but that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case.
But it would be exciting. Again, it’ll add to the ambiance of the park overall, ‘cause you’ll have…instead of the choo-choo-choo, I guess you’ll have the fizz-fizz-fizz of the train, fizz-fizz-fizzing along on its car-carbonation. But then you’ll also have the band, which will be playing…I guess we’ll have to figure that out, if…how the band…it’d be different bands, I would assume, or the band maybe only performs a few times a day, ‘cause the train probably will have to go every fifteen minutes. But that’ll be circling the land. We’re very excited for that. Couldn’t be even more excited. So, that’s that. Let’s get back to the history and the inspiration for this park.
The train…that’ll be going at night, too, which will be very exciting and, again, giving a chance for something to see that’s different, that’s very…think of the things they can do in the trees and the way you could change your perspective and depth as you’re going along in a train listening to music. But normally, if it was daytime, you could say, well, that’s not a forest, ‘cause I can see beyond the forest ‘cause of the light. But now we can make it look like a forest and, again, use lighting and paint and black light and sounds to make it something really fun. That’s also what we’re expecting with this next inspiration, which was…came in at number three. Number three on the countdown here at Radio Night Water, counting down the hits that made it possible to build this theme park, one attraction at a time.
That is Caribbean Crush or Caribbean Crush depending on how you say it. But if you’ve heard the song Caribbean Queen, you’ll only…you’ll…maybe you’ll even sing Caribbean Crush, but you won't sing it like that. But Adam had to say, this is the sugar…the version of Tropical with sugar, which gives it an instant leg up. It’s a little less fruity, but that sweet kick does help. That’s why it came in at number three. What would be a better use of the letter C than to say…than to have a Caribbean Crush coaster — even though I had trouble saying it — where you’ll ride in bottles?
Of course you’ll ride in bottles of Caribbean Crush, and this will be both an…this will be one of these hybrid roller-coasters that goes on both tracks and in the water, which…they didn’t really perfect…usually they would use water for just one effect or as a slowing-down system, but it’ll be exciting and you’ll be going through an imaginary world that we’re still working on the writing for here at Radio Night Water, a world where, instead of the planet being, whatever, seventy or ninety or four…percent water, this will be…so, the start of the ride will be you somehow transporting to this planet, Luco IV, or something, I don't know, and traveling there by some sort of ripple in time or something.
You’ll arrive there in a land full of…and this is exciting and some people may say pish-posh about it, but you could have all the colors of the Lucozade rainbow, liquidy, flowing and stuff like that, and then really contrasting…and that’s what’s important about Night Water Park, is that, again, using the darkness to enhance the light, or using light to enhance the darkness. So, you’ll see floating…many different colors of the rainbow. Now, we’ve had some pushback ‘cause we said, well, should this be…originally the idea was, oh, this is like you’re going to the Lucozade production…and we said, well, not for this one. Then other people said, well, why is it called the Caribbean Crush Coaster? We said, ‘cause you’re in a Caribbean Crush Lucozade bottle.
‘Cause they said, after that, it doesn’t really have anything to do with the Caribbean or the Caribbean. We said, yes, but this is…we’re still on the conceptual stage. But you’ll travel to another world where, yeah, there’s all different… a Lucozade river that you’ll go in for a while. So, you’ll get a launch like a coaster, because that’s how you’re going, and then you’ll go through some spacey stuff. Then you will slow down into the thing, and then I think…then they’ll say, okay, we’ve lost contact with Mission Control or whatever. Then the river will pick up its pace and they will go through different cool stuff. We don’t have a lot of it completed, but we’re thinking spacey stuff like space mountains, which are different than regular mountains in the fact that they look different and they’ll have more neon yellows and oranges.
We have thought about having a character called Luco, but then it looked…the Luco things looked too much like Teletubbies, so we’ve gone back to the drawing board and said, that just doesn’t work, unless they could get…because they said, well, with the coloring…those colors will really pop if they…but so, that’s our first attraction. Now, next up, next piece of history we’re gonna cover, is Apple Blast. Now, this was an upset because in Adam's previous rankings, Apple Blast was at the top. Tastes just like candy. But Adam, he had a extra-large bottle of Apple Blast, which might have been too much of a good thing. Yeah, of course we’ll hop back and do the original coverage of Apple Blast. When he came in at number one, that was a Lucozade Energy.
But yeah, sugary with a nice kick, the ideal Lucozade when you want to treat yourself a little bit. You deserve it. But it was also inspired by Adam's picture of him holding the Apple Blast Lucozade Energy, which is a bright green…as you would say with the Apple Blast bottle, is gonna be…this is gonna be an exciting thing because it is gonna be one of these attractions…because Adam was standing in front of a cinema. So, we said to ourselves, okay, maybe we should make this a theatre show, The Apple…because you say well, normally you’d…Apple Blast with…and this did come up in our meetings; well, why can’t we call the Caribbean Crush Coaster the Apple Blast? We said, Caribbean Crush Coaster. That’s why. They said, but it doesn’t make any sense. We said, this…you’re listening to Radio Night Water.
Sorry, that’s my…but so, W…whatever…we don’t have a call sign now because we’ve…this is an archive. Even though I should know that, but somehow I do. But so, they…we said that we can’t have a Caribbean Crush theatre show, but we did make some allowments. Which, if you’re listening to this, you’re probably a Radio Night Water insider. You probably pay to enjoy day soda. Yo, what could we call Lucozade during the day but a day soda? Hopefully one day there will be a Day Soda Park, which will be the daytime counterpart to Night Water Park. But so, back to the Apple Blast attraction. Now, this will be family-friendly, but it will be…the ride will have unexpected activity. But we wanted to do it differently than anybody’s doing it right now. Except, this is…maybe somebody’s done it at this point.
But so, we’re gonna have it just like in that…in the queue, you’ll see the pictures of Adam holding his favorite Lucozade bottles, but each one will be secretly constructed to tell you what to expect on the ride. The only original photo will be the original Apple Blast photo with the name of the cinema changed. The proposition is that you’ll be there to…for the premiere of a movie that Adam's created based on his love of Lucozade, originally called A Lucozade Love Story, but now sponsored by…now called Apple Blast: The Film. Apple Blast; it’s a blast. So, you’ll be there and you’ll think you’re there for Apple Blast, but of course you’ll also get 3D glasses and you’ll say, oh, okay, but it’s a 3D film.
You’ll say, is it one of those forty films where there’s effects in the theatre or the seats move or water shoots out or stuff comes down or Stadler…you’ve experienced these attractions before, but what you won't know until it happens…but you probably will because everybody knows stuff now before it happens, so do yourself a favor and don’t tell other people, or tell them not to find out. But you’ll have found out because you’re listening here, because you’re here because you need to know. So, you’ll be watching and there will be a few minutes of very exciting 3D motion. But then you’ll start to feel like…we don’t have the plot down yet. We just have what we expect to happen, which will be something in the movie related to an Apple Blast, ‘cause that’s what the executives said.
They said, you need an Apple Blast that shows…but we said, oh, okay…and they said, no, no, that shows the power…how Apple Blast makes you feel on the inside. Then we said, act…and they said, no, no, no. How does…go ahead; take another sip of Apple Blast. How does it make you feel? Then we said, well, can’t we just go…? They said, okay, sure. Yeah, how did it make Adam feel? We said, alright, like a tree…like a apple…it was an Apple Blast. So, maybe there will be something where Adam's sipping a Apple Blast under a tree and then somehow the Apple Blast comes into existence. I don't know. But you will…instead of…and this will be exciting because you’ll think…what we want you to think is something’s happening, right? But you’re like, oh, this is just part of the 4D film experience.
But then you’ll realize that you’re actually sitting not in a theatre, but on a giant platform, which is its own…well, there’s gonna be multiple platforms, but that part’s not important. But it’ll…you’ll realize that you’re actually in an attraction vehicle. Then you’ll say, okay, well, it’s just gonna drop down, right? Again, we’re looking at the…how to make this a family-friendly attraction but still very exciting. But eventually you’ll go Apple Blast, ‘cause where would you think you’d go at a theatre? You’d go down. But no, you’re going up, up, up, out of the theatre, but at an angle. Then it’s like a indoor roller-coaster experience that’s an Apple Blast. You’re following along with Apple Blast, who’s learned to fly, and…so, this time, instead of being in a bottle of Apple Blast, you’re chasing a sentient bottle of Apple Blast.
I don't know, I’d say, couldn’t it be that we have to keep Apple Blast contained? But Apple Blast says, I want to give everybody a little bit of Apple Blast. So, then you see people happily starting to dance and have fun and have joyous experiences related to that flavor. So, we expect that to be very, very exciting, and we’re very excited about it. So, that’s Apple Blast. Then coming in at number one is the canonical Lucozade flavor, Orange. Even more so than Original. Adam took two Oranges home, and they even said, how come you got Lucozade? But he said, why don’t you taste it, man? Now, what’s interesting is that Orange was once number two, and now is number…or now is number one, switching places with Apple Blast. So, that is a classic flavor, more default than classic, according to Adam in his original article.
An all-around great orange soda flavor. You never go long with Orange Luco. We really had a lot of discussions, ‘cause we said okay, well, we really need to find some sort of slow-moving, high-capacity…there’s gonna be other rides here. We’re just talking about some of the highlights, and…but also riders say, remember, this is night, so we…’cause a lot of people said, well, the Apple Blast one, we…why did we do it…so, we’re gonna do this one outside using the night again, but using something…again where you think…you won't know if you’re inside or outside, to be honest, depending on the weather, I would propose. But this will be the orange attraction, orange…it’s gonna be…now, this will be…hopefully we’ll get enough writing teams in here, ‘cause it’s gonna be orange…based on those knock-knock jokes, like…or orange-related jokes.
There will be a team of oranges…not a…we decided not to go with a family of oranges but a team of oranges. This team of oranges will be there to take you on a boat ride through the world of…I don't know. We don’t have…actually, we don’t have that figured out. But we think that…I mean, I would think it seemed like a world of citrus, because citrus is so much more than oranges. I don't know, right now they said, aren’t…orange you glad to see me, will be how they introduce it. Again, this will be on a boat that is a bottle of Orange Lucozade, of course. You’ll be meandering indoors and outdoors on canals. But the nice thing is that our use of space will be…will have much more freedom.
Because again, we could even erect sound barriers or partial buildings, but using…because with the darkness, we could create layered structures that in the daytime would look very different, but at night with just lighting and things…and they said, well…and we said, this will be the only night park…night theme park…it’s Night Water. So, we are looking at locations where this would make the most sense, which we haven’t found any on Planet Earth yet. But just think about the possibilities of other places in our current times that are climate-controlled, or it could be night all the time. Then the park would be open all the time as well. You say, but they…wouldn’t they have simulated daytime and nighttime? We say, well, it’d be its own location. So, I don't know. We’re still thinking of ideas.
But we’re really excited to have a team of oranges and a nice, meandering boat ride with singing; maybe the oranges are singing different jokes. The jokes are layered in a sense that everybody can enjoy them. Maybe even how…the importance of citrus in history is one thing we’re thinking, and the different times that citrus has made a difference, including…without the flavor of orange, there wouldn’t be orange-flavored Lucozade, and without the orange being associated with the color orange, you wouldn’t associate the color orange Lucozade with the flavor orange, which is in the Lucozade. So, yeah, we’re thinking dancing, singing, a few small ups and downs so you feel that, but a lot of citrus colors and dancing citrus, and introducing people to new citrus maybe through knock-knock jokes or other things.
Maybe even giant doors, but where kids can shout out, or adults or teens or whatever, and we want it to be a attraction where everybody’s having fun, and even the ideas of being able to have live performers interacting with the guests so the knock-knock jokes are not always stale, or having a boat guide, as is traditional in some of these attractions, meeting other beings that are integral to the life cycle of citrus, those that help them and maybe say, oh no, we took…turned down…these are the…I don't know, what is that…why does my citrus suddenly look fuzzy? Well, you put it…kept it in a plastic bag on your…oh, okay, so now it’s fuzzy. I don't know. Again, we’re in the blue sky phases, even though it’s nighttime. So, we should hop back to some of the other influences from the original September 7, 2021 article.
Number three was Pink Lemonade. That was a Lucozade Zero flavor. The fact that it was zero sugar did not deter Adam from enjoying it. It’s not a knock out of the park, but pretty good if there’s no other options. This is a show we’re planning on having with a character named Pink Lemonade, and Pink Lemonade will be a very cheerful…will be funny because…and we’re thinking that maybe this is a constantly-running show, the characters that are playing Pink Lemonade and Adam. How we’ll accomplish that, we’re not sure. Probably some sort of hologram. Adam will be a hologram because that would make it more possible. But a show that’s traveling through the park at all times, stops and does things, and where…now, but what will happen is, because Pink Lemonade is such a bright, pink color and…eventually it’ll be a thing where throughout the day, the show’s going on.
So, this would be a twelve-hour show. I guess when you say ‘throughout the day’, what do you mean? Well, the park will have closing and opening hours, obviously. So, that’s the thing; we’re leading up to the traditional dawn. Even if there’s no dawn at that…the…where we’re locating the park, there will be the idea of dawn. So, Adam and Pink Lemonade and then maybe a cast of characters…and they’re going on a float. At some points, they’re in the parade. There’s a meet-and-greet. So, we’re thinking of a depth of character interaction that’s a bit more immersive. But this is also on a larger scale. But they’ll have a subtle back-and-forth throughout the day, that Pink Lemonade has their doubts about a park that’s only open at night. Pink Lemonade says, well, gee, think about me.
Think about all the other beautiful colors that are at the…in the break of dawn. But that’ll continually get more and more of a funny debate, but a song…songs and things going back and forth. Like, What’s A Day Without Dawn, is one of them. What’s a siesta when it’s not before sunset if there’s no sunset? What’s A Day Without Dawn is one I really am pushing for. But so, they’ll go back and forth, but it’ll culminate with this fireworks extravaganza, with also fountain…Lucozade fountains going off over and over at the…where the sky will light up, but where…it’ll go, okay, you really want to feel like there’s a sunset. But then in the end, Pink Lemonade will be like, you know, that was a little too bright for me.
You’re right; I do like it, the night at Night Water Park, and use it…as cool as a drink of…a drink of water at 3:00 AM, powered by carbonation and Lucozade. So, it’s…be exciting. Really exciting stuff. Really looking forward to…so, that’s just a…here on Radio Night Water, we just wanted to keep you apprised as we’ll be building out this Night Water Park. Sponsors come and go, so we could end up just doing it based on other…if there’s other companies that want to base their thing on…because we said it could have the cabbage land. But I think the main rules would be, what would it be for you as you’re listening along here on the radio dial to…what would your Night Water Park be like? What would you want to see? Go through and look at year one, year two.
Read through the posts and say, well, I’d prefer…you’d say, just where…this is just where Radio Night Water got stuck on our idea. Because I said, when you turn out the lights, things look pretty good. Yeah, some…you say, well, I guess you could say that. We say, we do, here at Night Water Park. We do…when we turn out the lights, this park looks pretty good. Again, it won't be that the park has no lights. I just want to clarify that. You say, we’ll be using lights in a creative way. It won't be a…I’m just…we’re always here having fun. This is gonna be a top-of-the-line theme park, not an amusement park. Not that there’s anything wrong with amusement parks. But it’ll be a exciting place for family.
But you say, well…or will it be more of a conceptual place that people between the ages of sixteen and thirty-two go, or people trying to relate to that age range, to blow off some steam? But we don’t know what the future holds. We just think, oh, you’d be particularly thirsty if you were really enjoying the lights and the show of Night Water Park in that manner. But maybe you say, well, no. I prefer…so, I guess that’s another question I would have…I’m gonna write it here on the model, is does it have to be a all-ages park? Maybe not. Maybe not. But either way, make sure to enjoy your night water tonight. Goodnight.
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(Transcribed by Leah Hervoly)