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Joe Keithley

Joe Keithley is the founder and lead guitarist of the Vancouver punk band D.O.A. He is an activist, the founder of Sudden Death Records and the author of I, Shithead: A Life in Punk.

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Why doesn’t anyone in North America say barmy for balmy? According to my research, Barmy came first and still enjoys a jolly life. But most North American dictionaries don’t even mention the earlier Scots barmy. 

Simon McGavin, Cyberspace

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