New Blog Announcement, And Why This Will Be My Last Post On MadeOfSteeltown..

It’s been a long time since I wrote on this blog. (Not since September of 2013.)
I haven’t been up to much, scene-wise.
I haven’t been going to shows, I haven’t been writing publicly, (electronically or
on paper), and I just generally haven’t been what you would call ‘around ‘in Hamilton.
Well, it’s time for my confession about why that is. I’ve made excuses before, but I want to finally tell the truth.
I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Depression, and Social Anxiety Disorder.
This is not an excuse to friends who wanted me at their show. I’m not trying to get pity.
I’m just tired of lying and excuses. Not to mention hiding what has affected me for so long.
(I have had these conditions since I was 17, but in September of last year, it got to the worst point.)
I’ve put a lot into trying to get better. Everything isn’t as good as it once was, but I’m working on it.
I just want any of the people I know who might read this to know that I appreciate and miss them.

Now, for the good news. I’m starting another blog here on wordpress. It will encompass what’s going on with me, some music-related content, and essays I’ve been writing.
The link is:

Thanks for reading, and thanks for all the support you gave this blog.


Hello from Hamilton

I’m Kristine.

I live in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Years ago we were famous for our steel, but now we’re becoming known for art.

Another thing we seem to be becoming known for is our music. There is so much happening here right now, especially in the Punk genre.

I’m a massive Punk fan, and so created a zine called Thunder. I also took ALOT of photos. (And still do.)

I’ve been working on the Notes section of my Facebook page, but I wanted to expand.

On this blog, I’m going to be reviewing shows and sharing photos.

I want to help bring Hamilton’s amazing scene to the rest of the world.