After decades of looking at everyone else’s shiny things, it’s good to see that Canada is finally decided to document its own music history. One of the latest efforts is Nick Smash’s Alone and Gone: The Story of Toronto’s Post Punk Underground. The book, which covers the period from 1979 to 1984, covers things ranging from the Clash’s infamous Toronto appearances to the Police gig at the Horseshoe that attracted maybe a couple dozen people to the dozens and dozens of local bands that popped up in the wake of punk. The Parachute Club, Blue Peter, Breeding Ground, Chalk Circle, the Demics, Vital Sines, Plasterscene Replicas and so many others get their props. And what is Mike Myers doing here? Google Alone and Gone: The Story of Toronto’s Post Punk Underground and you’ll find where you can get it.