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D.O.A.'s Joe Keithley’s Gift Of Music Plan Has Major Backing

Musician turned politician Joe Keithley initiated the Harmony for All musical instrument lending program in Burnaby, B.C. in 2019, but it will kick into a higher gear in April.

D.O.A.'s Joe Keithley’s Gift Of Music Plan Has Major Backing

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Musician turned politician Joe Keithley initiated the Harmony for All musical instrument lending program in Burnaby, B.C. in 2019, but it will kick into a higher gear in April.


Keithley said almost 400 instruments were accumulated through two 2021 collection drives. The program also includes lessons, and it has received financial support from the City of Burnaby and the Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society.

Keithley started playing drums at age 11 and later moved on to guitar and singing for an early punk band called The Skulls in 1977, before forming D.O.A. a year later. Keithley has remained the frontman and sole original member for the pioneering punk group ever since, while a large number of musicians has passed through to back him over the years.

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“I was far from the most popular person in my high school, but when I started playing music I started making new friends,” Keithley told Samaritan about the importance of music in his adolescence.

Expressing yourself through music can bring happiness and a sense of fulfillment, but many people can’t afford to buy or rent instruments and pay for lessons. Harmony for All was created to ensure that Burnaby residents have the opportunity to explore their musical talents, which can also help them connect with others. – Continue reading this Steve McLean feature on Samaritanmag.com

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Shaq’s Classic Song ‘You Can’t Stop the Reign’ Featuring Biggie Is Finally on Streaming Services
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Shaq’s Classic Song ‘You Can’t Stop the Reign’ Featuring Biggie Is Finally on Streaming Services

There's a more explicit Biggie verse in the vault, according to the NBA legend.

Shaq’s classic with Biggie is finally available on streaming services. The news was broken by FakeShoreDrive on X earlier this week, and the Hall of Fame big man confirmed the news Thursday afternoon (June 13).

The year is 1996 and Shaquille O’Neal and the Notorious B.I.G. are two of the biggest figures in their respective fields. Shaq was entering the last year of his deal with the Orlando Magic before he headed west to the Los Angeles Lakers at the end of the 1995-1996 season. Biggie was getting ready to release his sophomore album, Life After Death, while in the throws of a beef with 2Pac. Big name-dropped the NBA player on the song “Gimme the Loot” off his debut album, Ready to Die, and the two had a mutual respect for each other ever since.

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