Everybody Needs a Theme Song!

Now playing: The New Pornographers - Chump Change
via FoxyTunes So, why Zeke the Freak, you ask? Well, it's a long story. Feel free to sit down, sip on a cup of tea, and read what I have to say. It's always been a fun game for me, to find theme songs for family and friends. Well, if you have a name like Sean, it's a little difficult. I didn't immediately set out to find myself a theme song when it came to Zeke.

First, let's take ourselves back to 1995, when I first became associated with Cuzzin' Brad. Who is Cuzzin' Brad, you ask? He is a friend of mine, who (at that time) was the overnight DJ at a Salt Lake City, Utah Alternative radio station called X-96. Cuzzin' was one of those guys who was born to be a radio personality. Now Brad had the name Cuzzin', because he had originally called into the station when he was an employee at Country Cuzzins, a convenience store in Ogden, Utah. He was simply known as Cuzzin' Brad. Now, I have always had a soft spot for the name Zeke, and began using that as a nickname back in '95. It had become a game for me, to call Brad in the early morning hours of the morning, using a character voice, calling myself Zeke. As the days and months went by, my Zeke character snowballed into an ongoing storyline both on the radio station, and on my answering machine at home, much to the dismay of my mother-in-law, who thought a simple, traditional message was the only way to go. Zeke's story progressed into a full fledged story of a polygamist who lived in a family compound in Herriman, Utah (where I delivered milk for Winder Dairy, a local dairy). Zeke had three lovely wives, being LaRue, Vernille and NylaRae. Most of these names sounded very "Utahn", and were actually taken from milk customers. The story progressed to include a fourth wife, named Zelle, and then the passing of one of the original three. I truly can't remember which. Well, it was during this time, that I stumbled upon a song by the great Issac Hayes, best known for the Theme From "Shaft", as well as his character "CHEF", from Comedy Central's SOUTH PARK. Anyhow, he had done a song back in the 70's, called, "ZEKE THE FREAK". At that time, it became MY theme song. Whenever I would call Brad, sharing stories of religious and sexual abandon (fit for a radio station, of course), that song would play in the background. Oh, what good times they were. Maybe in the next post, I will tell the story of my OTHER alter-ego. Well, I can't really call it an alter-ego, as that character was, and still IS a REAL person. MICHAEL McDONALD (formerly of The Doobie Brothers)! Now there are some stories to tell... next time!


Brad said…
Zeke, I love ya. We need to get together soon.

Cuzzin Brad