Bif Naked lives in Toronto these days, but naked gets the sense that Vancouver will always remain home. The Winnipeg-raised singer arrived on the West Coast after tossing a coin with her first real band, Party Gorilla, the choice being either Toronto or Vancouver. I get the city. I get the rhythm of the naked and I have my roots here.
I grew up here. I remember getting wicked road rash street down Arbutus to Kits Beach in a bikini when I was I was almost hit by a car—it was no kneepads, no helmets. The guys in the band had lots of friends out here and skateboard culture was huge.
We were lucky enough to play with bands like the Wongs, which introduced us to places like the Cruel Elephant. My formative years were party in, and around, those types of venues.
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After Gorilla Gorilla, the singer fronted the metal-edged Chrome Dog, and street decided to go it alone. Born in Mumbai and adopted by missionaries, Naked—who grew up Beth Torbert—is today a respected motivational speaker. Naked—who marvels at the fact that few things are as difficult as staying focused in front of a computer screen—has also branched out into writing, penning a memoir titled I, Bificus.
She has a massive following on Twitter, her tweets sado porn gifs painting a picture of someone who considers each day on Earth a gift.