the arts

Zeek Catweazle is best known for the musical project ZEEKtheFREAK, but few know of his work within the Arts scene. From writing a novel and making a tabloid to compére at a metal festival and even starting his own charity festival. Hopefully, this page will give you a better insight into the many sides of Zeek catweazle

Reporting the real news, not just any crap news, but we bring you the stories other tabloids choose to ignore, it is sometimes very controversial or maybe even shocking, but always funny and it really might just make you laugh or fart or even both

THE CURSE OF THE PANTIES THIEF OF FODDLEBURG 

 A zany who done it novel narrated by Private Investigator Eddie Case, taking place in the fictional town of Foddleburg. A thief of the under-garments is at large and must be stopped before we are all knickerless.

Sunday morning on the banks of the Parramatta River in Sydney Harbour, the Opera house stands majestic and glowing in the warm early morning summer sun.

A millionaires yacht slowly glides past the historic building, a father points out the finer points, educating his children of the beauty and history of this historic landmark. It is another beautiful day. Waltzing Mathilde can be heard from a radio on the banks of the river. Suddenly little Frankie points to the water and screams...

"Gods truth dad, I just saw fuckin' Nemo, let's fry the little bastard..."

Everyone on the boat falls around laughing...it was then I opened my eyes and I thought

'What the fuck was that all about....it has bugger all to do with this story. So try to get that image out of your head.

Who am I? my name is Dick...... Private eye Wien R. Dick, What does the R stand for. I have no idea, my parents sold me to some gipsies for some magic beans and I never found out what it meant. My parents, however, did go into the gold business, hmmmmmm!!! Food for thought....

I am a narrator for detective stories, but one with a difference, I only narrate the cases everyone else rejects. This is my story, I tell it so as I saw it and yeah!, some of the facts might not be 100% accurate, but they are nearly true and well Goddamit, that is good enough for me. I will narrate you through this story as it unfolds, let's get started.......

I jumped into my sports car and headed up the coast to my next case in Adelaide, I was....stop stop stop, fucking stop this shit, daydreaming again

We are transported like a fart in the 'Mistral' winds of Southern France, to a cold rainy wet and damp imaginary land.

For there on the shores of the Polluted river. In front of the Scary Jaggy mountain range, lies the not so sleepy town Foddleburg.

It is where our story begins, at the neighbour's house of the not so famous Opera singer Sidney House......

"Stop stop in the name my later husband's dead pet squirrel Arthur," screamed Ethel von Buggerlugs hyphen Arz in the general direction of Luvalot Crackopen the 3rd. Her adopted pet sister and utensil thing.

"I can't believe it, you washed my silk knickers with your woollies, you utter utter utter fanny, " she screamed further less than amused with the help.

Ethel was a woman of great stature, in figure and attitude, she was a 60-year-old widow of 10 years, but still carried her husband's name, General Bert hyphen Arz, and his ashes about in her purse.

This was disturbing to others, as she has to rake about in the ash when looking for change, but as she said.

"It makes me feel close to him..."


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For years, he has always been working in the cartoon world. Best work was 'Mr Smith's garden'. This cartoon is for the very young/ preschool years. Originally written in Dutch in an attempt to get it published. It is now being redone in English for a wider audience

CHARITY WORK

   

THE FEELGOOD FESTIVAL

   

In 1999, Zeek devised and created the FEELGOOD FESTIVAL, A rock festival to raise money for the local sick and underprivileged children in the Alkmaar (Holland) area. 


THE BIRTH OF THE FESTIVAL by Marianne Braak

 

Alkmaar, 1999.

Originally from Scotland Zeek Catweazle, in better known in circles known as ZEEKtheFREAK as is actively involved in the music scene in and around Alkmaar.

 

According to ZEEK, there were not enough live music venues in the area where local bands could get the opportunity to perform in front of a larger audience, the only example being on Queensday (A Royal Dutch festive day) in Podium Atlantis. 

Assisted by musician friend Dennis Rourke (drummer of the band Sound), who was a veteran festival organiser, the idea began to form for a musical festival. Dennis suggested the idea of donating the proceeds of the festival to a charity, as the festival was not for financial but for entertainment gain.

What could be more beautiful than music serving another musical goal?

Carla Bouman, who was working at the MCA proposed to donate the proceeds to the paediatric ward of the hospital so that instruments could be purchased for musical activities. When she cried, "I feel good about this '' the name for the festival was born.

 

The owner of Podium Atlantis, Sietse offered his podium free of charge for the festival. On the advice of ZEEK, they divided the downstairs hall into two stages so that more bands can play. Barmaid Donica Buisman provided them with the press report they needed and thankful to this the attention of the media was plentiful. The day itself was a great success; 300 visitors come to the festival and a reasonable amount was raised for charity. ZEEK was aware that organising a festival was not a one-man job. The fateful day he helps the bands backstage, compére and appearing on stage with his band. He had no time to eat or relax and after his performance collapsed from exhaustion.

 

For the second Festival, he, therefore, decided to recruit others to the team. Pea-Humphrey, (Bertje Doperwtje,.....sorry Bert, this was too cool a name to correct) the most well-known street musician in Alkmaar was added. as was Margot Bierman, an Alkmaar's piano teacher who had already gathered together a very large amount of money for the benefit. A special program for children was devised to attract even more visitors and this edition was very successful.


With all the proceeds of the first and second edition, it was possible to collect a wide range of instruments and to hand this over to the children's department of the MCA (local hospital) and Triversum. (a place for difficult children)

 

This festival is now an annual event. The audience can enjoy every year the performances of bands from the region and the proceeds will go to various institutions and schools who otherwise no budget so that they can achieve musical projects. Think of a new guitar for the living room of a respite home, professional microphones that are used for rap workshops for young people or buying a djembe workshop for a residential facility for young people with disabilities.

 

For the upcoming 17th edition (2016) Zeek the Freak will be back on stage at FeelGood. It is a special moment for the spiritual father, who has emigrated to the south of France and is temporarily travelling to Alkmaar for a mini-tour. His band is normally known for the extravagant and sometimes controversial live showsbut for Saturday afternoon in Koekenbier ZEEK will keep it relaxed and he will appear on stage as Zeek D'Accoustique,' freak 'songs in an unplugged jacket.

 

Taken from the FEELGOOD FESTIVAL website, feelgood festival BLOG written by Marianne Braak. This story is translated from the Original Dutch version, any difference from the original is only done to help the story flow better in English.

THEATRE WORK

    

ZEEK is also involved in the theatre, he is known for being a Raving Thespian. From starting a festival for sick children to being a compère at a metal festival to appearing in a Parade. ZEEK, the actor is available for anything theatre work.

From an early age, ZEEK was 6 when he appeared on stage, as one of the children in a local dramatic society's production of Mary Poppins.

Much later appearing as Dracula and a year later as SM master at the Foolmoon Festival in Alkmaar

He also appeared 3 times in the local parade for the Alkmaar Ontzet Parade

He was also the Scottish chicken seller at the Alkmaarse Kaeskoppenstad, a festival to celebrate Alkmaar for centuries as the top Dutch Cheese city.

COMPÉRE WORK

   

He compèred the very first Feel-good Festival

 

Later at the Wootrock metal music festival. The first time all Dutch metal bands, the second time was a mixture of Scottish and Dutch metal bands

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