DAILY PROMPT: What Do You Like To Listen To While You Work
I am a fan of a radio show called ” Kincaid- The Strangeseeker “, which aired from 1996 to 2014 and when I am working or the weather is bad I pull out my Kincaid CD’s and listen to my favorite collection of Strange Tales.
Kincaid was a cross between Carl Kolchak and Sherlock Holmes- but mostly Kolchak and the premise- this was a radio show about a Cable News Show just tickled my fancy.
What I loved the most was that Kincaid’s adventures fell firmly into the Strange Tales category but the stories weren’t afraid to go way out there and leave you standing at the curb saying ” What the heck? ”
Kincaid’s stories took him to haunted houses, and other dimensions, he met a man who invented an engine for cars that ran on water ( spoiler- he was an alien – ) and he even met a talking dog. I forgot, in one adventure he even saved the world from an Alien who had purchased the Earth through a shady real estate deal and if that wasn’t enough weirdness there was a Halloween Episode called ” The Goblin Factory ” that involved a Druid Curse.
I think that if these had been put out as short stories, they could have been lost in the forest of strange tales ( of which there are SO MANY ) but in this format they’re being performed and it’s up to you to fill in the visuals. You get to be part of the experience and anyone who has ever told a ghost story knows that to make those stories work you have to find a way to enable your listeners to see themselves in the story you’re telling.
So I guess that most of the time I like to listen to my radio shows Like the ones that the Imagination Theatre Performs and the shows I can get my hands on that ran back in the 40’s and the 50’s ( my favorites were the spooky ones-of course ).
I do love to listen to music when I work- but sometimes my ear and my head need a little more and for that I go to the Theatre of the Mind every single time.
You can buy single episodes of the Kincaid, The Strange Seeker for download at the Imagination Theatre ( Official site for purchases ) but heads up- they have a collection of great shows you might want to check out too HERE