PSA: Vote for Joey Shithead!

by matttbastard

Via Frank Frink:

As you may or may not be aware, it’s the province of British Columbia’s 150th birthday! The Vancouver Sun newspaper has conducted an online poll and produced a list of B.C.’s 150 most influential people of all time. By reader’s choice, Canada’s punk rock godfather Joey Shithead Keithley has been voted onto the list.

Now we are asking you to kick it up a notch and vote Joe into B.C.’s top 10. The voting is open till December 22nd 2008. Imagine the look on the faces of those fat cats like the publisher of the Vancouver Sun if Joe got in there. A punk rocker making history in B.C… the world has changed.

Here’s how to vote:
Click on the link below and select Joey Keithley from the list. Then hit submit. That’s it.
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/features/spiritofbc/vote_new.html

Vote once, vote often… there are many fine candidates (some evil ones too)!

  • It’s B.C.’s 150th Anniversary!
  • Joey Keithley of D.O.A. voted in as one of B.C.’s most influential citizens
  • Vote Joe into the top 10
  • Voting ends December 22nd

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Hardstock ’08 – A Special Benefit For Scott Harding

by matttbastard

Via Frank Frink @ A Creative Revolution:

Hardstock 08 -a special benefit for Scott Harding

On Feb 15 2008, Scott Harding was badly injured in a hit and run collision in NYC. He has no health insurance. He is a musician, artist and friend. 100% of the net proceeds from this show go to help him. For details…..well you are here.

The show features the cream of Vancouver musicians from the last 30 years.
This benefit show will take place April 25 at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC. Headlining is a super group we have created for the occasion called The Hard Ones, featuring (in alphabetical order) Barney Bentall, Doug Elliot, Paul Hyde, Colin James, Simon Kendall, Colin Nairne, Craig Northey, Pat Steward…and others; The Pointed Sticks; The Jazzmanian Devils; John Mann from Spirit of the West with his son; Bughouse 5; Hardrock Miners; the Furies; I Braineater; Go for 3, and the Mike Webster band.
Doors open at 7:00 and Music starts at 7:30 sharp.

Did we say that 100% of the net proceeds go to Scotty Hard? Why? Because he needs it, and we love him and he deserves it. Our number one goal is to raise money for him in this time of need.

Another goal is to honour the universal health care program we have in Canada, which helps to make us a civilized country. While Scott is a citizen of Canada, he has been living in the US for some time with a green card. As a musician, engineer, recording producer and artist, he is like so many other Americans who do not have health insurance. Barack Obama says there are 47 million of them. Which is a number that means nothing until you know someone personally who needs help, and can’t afford to pay for it. This is why we have come together to help.

Another reason is the real sense of community and love and friendship that binds musicians in Vancouver. We call it Hardstock to honour the spirit of the individuals who came forward, and made changes to their busy schedules, and offered without ego and without thought of renumeration or thought of loss of possible renumeration, to come together and put on a show for one of our own.

Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster, and will available Wednesday April 9. With 10 bands and many more guest musicians, this show will sell out very quickly. We have tried to keep the ticket price affordable for all, and recommend that you purchase what you need for yourself and friends as soon as they go on sale.

In the coming days, I will profile the various musicians that will play, and the man himself Scotty Hard aka Scott Harding.

There you will see many pictures and words of love from myself and the many friends of Scott.
Love
Dennis Mills, promoter of Hardstock 08
aka Dense Milt

http://www.myconversationswithdog.com

http://www.densemilt.com

http://www.workhardprayhardscottyhard.com

Personal donations can be made directly to the Scotty Hard Trust, payable to “The Scotty Hard Trust” and sent c/o
Heesok Chang,
970 Kent Ave #401,
Brooklyn NY
11205 USA

Update: Much more from Frank here.

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Popcorn Sunday: Unrepentant: Kevin Annett and Canada’s Genocide

by matttbastard

“…This documentary reveals Canada’s darkest secret – the deliberate extermination of indigenous (Native American) peoples and the theft of their land under the guise of religion. [A] never before told history as seen through the eyes of this former minister (Kevin Annett) who blew the whistle on his own church, after he learned of thousands of murders in its Indian Residential Schools…”

hiddenfromhistory.org

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