Joey Keithley, née Shithead, has been a friend of mine for about 35 years. When I was in the Hot Nasties, he was the driving force of DOA, and we did plenty of shows together in Western Canada.
He is a thoughtful and decent guy, and surprisingly gentle. He founded and runs a very successful music company, and is a real family guy. He has also been active on the fringes of politics of years (mainly as a Green), but now he’s decided to take the plunge. You can read all about it here.
Former NDP national director Brad Lavigne was at SFH’s Ottawa show a couple weeks back, and I told my friend Brad what I now tell you: if Joey wins that nomination, I will be heading out to BC to help him win that seat. Other friends I’ve got in my punk-politico circle may do likewise.
That’s not an NDP-Liberal merger, per se, but it’s start. Now, go Joey go!