Last week I had a chance to check out a Q & A session with Liz Worth author of Treat Me Like Dirt: An Oral History of Punk in Toronto and Damian Abraham of the Polaris Prize winning Fucked Up. Worth and Abraham sat on the stage of the Gladstone Hotel‘s ballroom and offered up insight into the late 70′s – early 80′s punk scene in Canada and the bands that defined it, such as The Diodes, The Viletones and Teenage Head. A rowdy group of aged O.G. punks in the front row made the session both hilarious and ineffectual, but fun none the less. I left with a headache and a copy of the book. Can’t wait to sink my teeth into this one.
She doesn’t play music, but she write a hell of a story. Check out Liz Worth’s Treat Me Like Dirt.