Joey Shithead’s been around since the primordial punk rock ooze, kicking up activist dust with aplomb as frontman in Canuck tune-and-clank merchants D.O.A. Odds are that one of every three crusty punks drawing a breath has a D.O.A. tat. In fact, it would behoove Green Day, the Offspring and Sum 41 to toss some royalty coin in their direction. Shithead has long been a loudmouth (for which he’s been beaten up and jailed) and at one point he ran for office as a Green Party candidate. What’s not to love? His book, I, Shithead: A Life in Punk is just out. Here Shithead burps up his five monomanias of the moment:
5) Pop: Pretty well any release by Iggy, the king of Detroit and the king of punk.
4) Fahrenheit 9/11: A must-see movie.
3) NHL Hockey: Ooops, I like it a lot, but it just ain’t there. This sucks, I mean how can Chris Chelios have another great battle with Todd Bertuzzi if they have no season?
2) The Prisoner TV series: Featuring Patrick McGoohan (circa 1968, U.K.). Its 17 episodes apply to politics and modern life today. It’s a good snapshot of a completely paranoid society that goes to any length to suppress people and ideas they don’t like.
1) The U.S. electoral process: Here’s an offer to America: We offer you free of charge the use of the Canadian voting process where everybody puts an X on who they’d like to see in office. We count up the X’s on election night and announce the winner later that evening.