Monday, March 30, 2009

Writings and video clips for "Zooknoone"

I am putting together some of David's video clips and writings as a tribute to him. (I should have pointed out to his various fans that David is perhaps best known for his performing and songwriting nicknames, "Zook'' or "Zooknoone,'' which date back to his college years at UC San Diego. For the life of me, I can't remember how he picked up those monikers. If you knew him from UCSD, you can set me straight on that.) If you send me an email in a couple of weeks or so, I will try to send you links to these things so you can enjoy them and share them. For various reasons, I don't feel comfortable posting all of these materials directly on the blog. I want to thank everyone for your words of encouragement and support. That's all for now.

(P.S. -- friends and family will probably recognize this particular tree -- and its signficance)


Anonymous said...

Dan, I think I can shed some light on the origins of "Zook". Freshman year at UCSD, your brother and I took a class in "Music Appreciation". It was a hard core theory class and your brother really got into it, while for me it was pure torture; I just didn't get it. Anyways, the course textbook was this piece of work by Victor Zukerkandl:

during the year, one of our friends, Steve Clemens, was giving out nicknames to everybody. Dave kept bugging him to give him one, and Steve looked over at the Zukerkandl book in David's room and hence he was christened "Zook" which somehow evolved into Zooknoone or Zook No One. and that's it in a nutshell! Gosh, I miss that big guy.


cactuseaters said...

Wow -- now I get it! thank you for sharing that, Youndy