Wednesday, December 20, 2006

We won!

We got best video for Thuderheist at the Indyish Holla-Day Weekend event. We barely edged out in front of our sole competitor, Safe Solvent and team who also made a booty-shaking vid.

If you want to check it out, you can tonight! The videos are getting judged one more time; from Indyish:

In other sweet news, we’ve managed to snag Maxime Giroux from NuFilms to come help judge the final videos. NuFilms is by far the largest music video production house working in Montreal. They are home to some of the best directors working in Canada right now and Maxime is pretty much at the top of their roster. This guy has done over 100 professional videos for bands like The Tragically Hip, Sam Roberts, Les Vulgaires Machins, Dumas and the list goes on. He has agreed to come out to the final showing of the winning MVMC videos on December 20th to judge and critique them. This is an amazing opportunity for anyone out there who wants to seriously improve on their filmmaking skills. This whole event is going to be like a mini film school except it’ll be a lot of fun and actually worth every penny!

What: Screening for all music videos and special guest judge.
When: Wed Dec 20 2006, 8pm.
Where: 3674 St.Laurent, Montreal. Qc. Detention Studio - Just North of Prince Arthur.
Cost: Free!!

We will post the video-baby up ourselves soon, as well as making-of pixxx.


Sunday, December 17, 2006

Come check out our music video for Thunderheist!

So last night I participated in's 24hr Music Video Making Contest- I've never done one of these type of things and now no amount of eyedrops can take away my red-eyes- I look very stoned though I am just sleepy.

All the same, last night we celebrated Anita's birthday by shooting a video for Thunderheist with our sluttiest friends and Lickety Split contributers! Come to the show tonight and cross you fingers with us in hopes that we were selected by Thunderheist as their fave music video.

If you can't make it out tonight, they are screening all the videos that were made Wednesday evening. Here's the deets from Indyish's site:

In other sweet news, we’ve managed to snag Maxime Giroux from NuFilms to come help judge the final videos. NuFilms is by far the largest music video production house working in Montreal. They are home to some of the best directors working in Canada right now and Maxime is pretty much at the top of their roster. This guy has done over 100 professional videos for bands like The Tragically Hip, Sam Roberts, Les Vulgaires Machins, Dumas and the list goes on. He has agreed to come out to the final showing of the winning MVMC videos on December 20th to judge and critique them. This is an amazing opportunity for anyone out there who wants to seriously improve on their filmmaking skills. This whole event is going to be like a mini film school except it’ll be a lot of fun and actually worth every penny!

What: Screening for all music videos and special guest judge.
When: Wed Dec 20 2006, 8pm.
Where: 3674 St.Laurent, Montreal. Qc. Detention Studio - Just North of Prince Arthur.[map]
Cost: Free!!

You can always check out Indyish by clicking on them in our sidebar or their communal blog posts, also on the right...right over there>

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Tuesday, December 12, 2006


Lickety Split zine wrangler Amber is in a band with Erin: its called Nightwood and songs are being reorded AS WE BLOG! Check out the myspace for updates on this project:


Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Submission Call for Kinky Craftsters and Indie Artists!


Come As You Are

(Toronto’s favourite sex-positive co-operative sex store)


A one-of-a-kind sexy fair that will bring together artists and crafters just in time for Valentine’s Day. Knitters, crafters, zinesters, card makers, and artists of all types will be creating erotic objects for this one day celebration of DIY romantic culture.

Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St. W.)

Saturday February 10 12-5pm.

Admission is free!

Contact for more info:

CAYA Co-operative
Come As You Are
701 Queen St. W
Toronto, Ontario
M6J 1E6
tel: 416-504-7934

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Dykes on Mics + listen to a Lickety Interview from May 2006!

Hi peeps.

Check out this awesome Dykes on Mykes interview from May 2006, it eatures an interview with Amber the editor, Anita the contributor and Evie Farmer reading a hot short story: click here!

Also, tomorrow's show will be about queer zine culture and Lickety Split contributor Robyn will likely be representing the zine...but check out this amazing talk:

Dykes on Mykes Radio, and the Simone de Beauvoir Institute present an open discussion about:



* VIVIANE NAMASTE, who will present: "Historical Reflections on Queer Punk Zines".

Viviane is the acting principal of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute and is so over "queer" but is going to talk about it anyway.

* CHRISTOPHER WILDE, who will talk about the past, present, and future of queer zines, with an emphasis on self-publishing, distribution, networking and activism within our community

Christopher is the co-founder of The Queer Zine Archive Project ( zine editor of Abrupt Lane Edge and Wicked Wipeout, writer of the monthly QZines column for Queer Life Newspaper, a DJ, and community building activist in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

* LEILA POURTAVAF, who discuss the history of projet MOBILIVRE-BOOKMOBILE project, a traveling exhibit of artist books, zines and independent publications, as well as a newer, gayer initiative by members of the collective.

Leila is a Montreal based writer, activist and community organizer. She is a founding member of the projet MOBILIVRE-BOOKMOBILE project, an annual traveling exhibition of artist books, zines and independent publications.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Pharmacie Esperanza
5490 St. Laurent, Montréal
(Cross Street – St. Viateur)

* Tunes to follow with DJs Leila P, Kandis and Ms. Diamond*

For more information email us at:

Monday, November 20, 2006

Get yer Lickety fixxx! (Expozine and refreshed consignments in Mile End)

Hi Folks!

Come check us out next Saturday at Expozine (see flyer)
or head on over to Monastiraki or L'Arterie (formerly Elle Corazon) in
Mile End to get some copies of Lickety Split. Refreshing consignments
in your neighborhood...


Thursday, November 16, 2006

A State of Nature

Direct quote from Tom Fennario, director and playwright:

"Well, it just so happens that I've been putting together a one act play with
some people I know. These people will be moving around a stage saying words
that I told them to say, and sometimes there will be moving images behind
them. If I wanted to sound like a jerk, I might call it a multi-media
performance piece. But instead I call it "A State of Nature". Pretty good,
huh? It's playing at Mainline Theatre next week. Attached is a fancy flyer,
but the gist of it is that it's playing at 3997 St.Laurent from Thursday
Nov. 23 to Sunday Nov 26, 8pm starts all around with 2pm matinees on Sat.
and Sun. So come to see the sprawling extent of my genius, or come to see me
fall flat on my face. Either way it should be interesting, hmmmmm?"
-Tommy F.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Read the latest Broken Pencil review...

...Thanks so much to Broken Pencil and Heze! If you can read what it says in that image, please note that the contact and webpage is different: a (@) licketysplitzine (dot) com and

Also check out the Broken Pencil webpage here for our call for submissions for the Daughters of JOy! Film and Video Festival.

Also, our UK readership has been expanding so I will be setting up an international subscription option on our shop page today or tomorrow...


Friday, November 10, 2006


Gifts seem to pouring in in all these fascinating packages and ways! One of the most holiday-like joys of indie culture is that people put their heart and soul into something as simple as a letter.

Jay Morrit played drums with us a coupla times at our practice space. After he saw my short video "Lyric for Our Home Song (video sketch)" at the Super Reel Dames Festival, he went away and mailed a CD of his music to me. Inside the paper casing with what looks like a charcoal rubbing of his likeness on the cover, are dried leaves and bits of paper with seemingly disjointed words and phrases on them, sort of littered. The songs themselves are beautiful and folky and this was such a joy to receive! The image pictured here is a still from the Super 8 film I made called "Lyric for Our Home Song".

In additon my partner came back from Xalapa, Mexico with all sorts of cool stuff: a poster of Frida Kahlo from the poster festival, a Day of The Dead mask (as it was the Day Of The Dead fest down there the same time as the film festival), feather earrings, a handmade smock shirt as well as bottles of booze!

Submissions for the The Daughters of Joy! Film and Video Festival are trickling in and I'm so happy! So special to have people share their work and want to take part of your initiative.

People are ordering the zines from all over the world, using or mailing me their requests with thoughtful drawings worked into the letter.

If you'd like to mail in a submission for Lickety Split or the film festival, or just want to share your own erotic zines and mail art, I would LOVE to receive them at:
Lickety Split
P.O. Box 1783, Station H
Montreal, QC
H3G 2N6

Thanks, and so much love right back atcha!


Thursday, November 02, 2006

Xalapa, Mexico, Canzine, Marcil Review, Mailing List, Festivals and more!

Dearest ones,

It's getting cold outside and it's time for us to hudle together and wrap ourselves in fuzzy seaters and long underwear- a Canadian kind of sexy.

Down south in balmy Xalapa, Mexico, my partner Keykode is presenting a program of Canadian films including my own video Lyric for Our Home Song (video sketch). If you are in Xalapa, you should go check it out. Otherwise, I will be releasing my two tea related films in the Distroboto eventually.

I was in Toronto for Canzine last week selling Lickety Split and had the pleasure of finally meeting Lickety Split's web designer Sean in person. Then I promptly asked him to do table duty while I snagged some grilled cheese upstairs. There was a lovely review in Broken Pencil of LS #3 as well as an excerpt of the story by Tom Fennario from that same issue. Check back for updates on the press page.

Also, the Marcil Review, a new PDF-based APA I am a part of, released it's first issue for Fall 2006. If you would like to download the free copy, e-mail me your address and I will send it to you. a (at) licketysplitzine (dot) com

Do check out the submission guidelines for the Daughters of Joy! Film and Video Festival to be inaugurated at the next Lickety Split launch in February.

To join the Lickety Split Mailing list, e-mail me your e-mail address and I will add you poste-haste.

We have a calendar on the LS website, but another calendar you should check out is on the Calendar Page for hip happenings all over Montreal and beyond!

...and finally, Worn Fashion Journal is launching in NYC this weekend so check her out!


Saturday, October 21, 2006

Daughters of Joy! Film + Video Festival

(Still from Maya Deren's "At Land" has nothing to do with festival, other than we like the picture)

Calling all artists, fallen women, playboys, rakes, trollops and strumpets! Arm yourselves with a camera and submit your lascivious, libidinous and salacious motion picture creations to Lickety Split smut zine’s first ever Daughters of Joy! Film and Video Festival.

Lickety Split smut zine, Montreal’s own pansexual and sex-positive smut zine, is interested in promoting film and video that chooses to be forthright and frank in their explorations of gender and sexuality. We believe it is important to showcase artwork by different and brave artists in order to offer radical suggestions regarding the nature of difference and desire. Daughters of Joy! Film and Video Festival will be inaugurated at the launch of Lickety Split #4 in Montreal (Quebec), February 2007.

We encourage everyone to explore their own unique perspective on the intersection of sexuality / gender / eroticism. Members of traditionally disadvantaged groups are encouraged to submit. We encourage submissions from transgender people. This festival is free-to-submit and non-competitive.

Submission Guidelines:
- Submissions must be DVD or VHS format.
- Accepted screening formats include 16mm, Super 8 and miniDV
- Max length 15 minutes
- Tell us about your film and yourself and anything else you think we’d like to know about
- Include your name and contact information
- Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you want submissions returned
- Submission deadline: January 15th, 2007.

*We will take good care of your stuff, but Daughters of Joy! Film + Video Festival cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged submissions.

Send submissions to:
Lickety Split
P.O. Box 1783. Station H
Montreal, QC
H3G 2N6

Or drop films off in person at the following locations:
Concordia University, Faubourg Tower, Room 421-9, afternoons only (St-Catherine and Guy)
Head & Hands, with Amber (5833 Sherbrooke in NDG)
Monastiraki (5478 St-Laurent, below St. Viateur)

For more information:
Contact Amber at
Check out and for more details!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Lezzie Dirty Short Stories...need 'em.

Hi y'all,

Lickety Split smut zine needs to pussy up the lesbian focused erotica for our fourth issue! We're looking for well written one-handed-read-type short stories that should pass the "wet test". If you want to try your hand at this, wrap your strong, pretty fingers around a pencil or tap a keyboard to let us know.

Send your stories stat to:

or by mail to:
Lickety Split
P.O. Box 1783, Station H
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 2N6

Check out the website while yer at it:

Thank yuh.
Amber xxx

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Personal Massagers, Educational Models and Butt Plugs: Sex toy Ban in Texas!


Click here to watch a 10 minute video about this ridiculous Texan law.

Thanks to my MySpace friend Feminist Drinker for her enlightening post!

Listen to last night's Audio Smut show!

Ch-ch-check it out y'all:

Porn Part 4: Comics and Illustrations

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Audio Smut - Porn Part 4: Comics and Illustration

Wednesday October 4th:

Tune in to tomorrow's episode of Audio Smut and you will get an earful about smutty drawings!

Guests include Montreal's own Rick Trembles, in studio to discuss his new animation "Decensortized" as well as his history creating some of this city's most controversial comics! Check out "Decensortized" here:

Also, we will be speaking with Deborah Shamoon, an academic who wrote the essay "Office Sluts and Rebel Flowers" for the book Porn Studies; an essay which details the nature of popular Japanese porn comics for women.

And finally, Audio Smut's own Sarah Mangle will discuss her own recent forays into drawing sexually explicit pictures for queer sexual health zines, among other projects.

As always, you can hear Audio Smut the first Wednesday of every month from 6-7pm on CKUT 90.3FM, during the Hersay hour.
Next month's show completes the Porn cycle when we discuss writing (November the 1st).

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Cum and meet the makers! (Fairs galore!)

Hi y'all,

Just a quick note to say that tomorrow Lickety Split smut zine will be on sale during McGill University's Sexuality Fair! The info on the Lickety Calendar is incorrect: the fair is taking place in the Brown Student Services Building, 3600 McTavish. Come check out the new Lickety Split pins and Pure Sex pins!

Also, Lickety Split smut zine will be in Ottawa this weekend for Ladyfest Ottawa. I'm so pumped for this! I've always wanted to attend a Ladyfest.

I hope to have fun questionnaires all ready for folks who drop by the table.

See you guys there,

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Tomorrow is the deadline for your ideas and creations!

Tomorrow, Monday September 25th, is the submission deadline! We want your proposals, story ideas, or finished works of all kinds in before 12 midnight! You can send you work to a (at) licketysplitzine (dot) com . Tell your friends and check out the Lickty Split's website for more details.


Been a bit of a crazy time around here! Sean is almost finished the website (he's waiting for me to complete the links page content), and the Friday before last I handed in the CALQ grant application that had been giving me heck. Last Sunday, I walked with Head & Hands in the annual Walk for Life and it was fun! My buddy T-Y and I dressed up in costume as "Lickety Split's Tools Fer Change" and were basially sexy, dirty blue collar workers! We raised some cash-money, but if some people wanna do the credit card thang, our page is still up and available! At the walk I was impressed to see the women over at Stella cheering and raising a fuss so early on a Sunday morning! The beautiful Seska, was walking with them, so maybe that had something to do with it.


I have some lovely newspaper-reading friends and sometimes they keep me up to date on sex in the news- thanks to Jess and Anita especially.

First off, an interesting talk:

Wed., October 25, 2006

"Boy or Girl? The Making of the Heterosexual Body in
Sex Education, 1900s-1970s"

3:30 PM to 5:30 PM | Lutz Sauerteig - University of
Durham, Center of the History of Medicine and Disease,
Sponsor: Department of Social Studies of Medicine
[calendar for this unit]
Location: 3647 Peel Street [map], Don Bates Seminar
Room 101
More information: Heike Faerber, 514-398-6033

And Colombian Gangsters Face a Sex Ban!


In not-so-great news, I will not be giving a erotic writing workshop on McGill University's Sexuality Fair Day- it was pulled for it's potential for contraversy in light of recent media tarnishings of McGill. Also, my business plan proposal (cleaned up of course as a "journal of sexuality, gender and the arts"!) was pulled from the pile being offered to John Molson School of Business students. The premise of the project was that YES and Concordia's business school were working together to hook-up young entrepreneurs (such as myself )with graduating students in order to devise viable business plans. Students would have the opportunity to select which projects they would, or would not, like to work on. Unfortunately, this option was not offered to the stud's in my case as some folks on Concordia's side decided to pull it. This was not a particularily contraversial propsal- I mean YES approved it for the project in the first place. I suppose this gives the zine more street cred? I may write an article about this soon.

More later,

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Filmmaker GUY SHERWIN in Montreal!

Dear Friends,

UK film artist GUY SHERWIN will make his long-awaited debut appearance in Montreal for a series of performance, screenings and lectures beginning on September 19, 2006. A key figure in British experimental cinema for more than three decades, Sherwin continues to make films that offer glimpses into a stunningly beautiful and poetic universe through the quintessential properties of cinema: light moving in time.

Guy Sherwin's films have been widely exhibited in England and abroad, as part of 'Film as Film' Hayward Gallery 1979, 'Live in Your Head' Whitechapel Gallery 2000, 'Shoot Shoot Shoot' Tate Modern 2002, 'A Century of Artists' Film & Video' Tate Britain 2003/4; also shown on BBC2, Channel 4 and Arte TV France. Solo shows include San Francisco Cinematheque, LUX London, International Film Festival Rotterdam and Image Forum Tokyo.

September 19 (Tue.)
Artist Talk
Venue: Concordia University's EV Building 1-615
1515, rue Ste-Catherine O. (Metro Guy-Concordia)
Time: 6:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the general public.
Sponsored by Concordia Studio Arts Visiting Artist Program (SAVAP).
Info: (514) 848-2424 poste 4213 (Eliza Griffiths)

September 20 (Wed.)
Live Film Projection Performance (with Lynn Loo and guest musicians)
Preceded by: Jerusalem In My Heart with film projection by Karl Lemieux, member of the Double Negative Collective.

Venue: La Sala Rossa
4848, boul. St-Laurent (Metro Mont-Royal or bus #55)
Time: 9 p.m.
Ticket: $8

Optical Sound Films:
Cycles #3 (1972/2003, 9 min.)
Live projection for two 16mm projectors, two loudspeakers.
Vowels and Consonants (2005, 12 min.)
With Lynn Loo and guest, for six 16mm projectors, three with optical sound.
Newsprint #2 (1972/2006, 10 min.)
Live projection for two performers, two 16mm projectors, two loudspeakers.
Railings (1977, 9 min.)
16mm for vertical format projection and optical sound.
Live Performance:
Man with Mirror (1976/2006, 9 min.)
Live performance for super 8 film and hand-held screen.
Urban Spaces:
Station. Camden Road (2004 [from The Train Films], 8 min.)
Three screen 16mm projection, silent.
Bay Bridge from Embarcadero (2006 [from The Freeway Series], 6 min.)
Three screen 16mm projection, silent.

For tickets call: 514.284.0122 or email:

September 21 (Thu.)
Film Screenings
Guy Sherwin : 16mm Films (1975 - 2003)
Short Film Series / Animal Studies / Prelude / Messages

Venue: Cinema Parallele (Ex-Centris)
3536, boul. St-Laurent (Metro Sherbrook)
Time: 4 p.m. / 9 p.m. (artist in attendance for Q&A)
Ticket: $7

Selections from Short Film Series and Animal Studies
(16mm / total approx. 30 min. / b&w / silent / 1975 - 2003)
Short Film Series - Eye, Tap, Cycle, Breathing, Metronome, Chimney, Portrait with Parents and Tree Reflection.
Animal Studies - Swans, Coots, Tree & Cloud, Cat Sleeping, Fish & Fly, Web and Gnats.
Prelude (16mm / 12 min. / b&w / sound / 1996)
Messages (16mm / 35 min. / b&w / silent / 1981-3)

Total running time: 75 min.
All films projected on 16mm.

Box Office: 514.847.2206

Organised and presented by the Double Negative Collective with support from the British Council, SAVAP (Studio Arts Visiting Artist Programme at Concordia University) and Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema.

For more information on the artist and his work, visit:

Hope to see you there!

Double Negative Collective

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Check out the new site! It's stll under construction, but will be fini soon! Check back for web launch detals!!!

We're in Venus!

Check out the fall issue of Venus for a review of the latest Lickety Split!

Go to for more details; they're sold thru Chapters/Indigo.


Sunday, August 27, 2006

Lickety Split #4 -CALL FOR SUBMISSION!


Let your friends and foes know that Lickety Split #4 is in the works
and the new submission date is SEPTEMBER 25TH!

Lickety Split is inviting artists, writers and perverts to contribute
to the 4th issue! We desire:

- People interested in collaborating on photo stories as a model, set
designer, or photographer
- Limited edition artist multiples: for the first 50 copies we invite
artists to submit a proposal to be have their work included in the
limited edition copies
- Short stories, essays/articles and interview ideas. We ask that
before you submit your interview/essay/article that you submit a short
proposal in order to make sure that the content fits with our given
- Launch party ideas/proposals/collaborations!
- …The feeling you had when you stomped on your new distortion pedal
for the very first time…
- …And the feeling you got when you pulled your much-practiced dance
move on a real dance floor, not your living room floor
- Lickety Split encourages members of traditionally disadvantaged
groups to participate and SUBMIT!

For more information and to acquire detailed submission details, do
not hesitate to contact us at " a (at) licketysplitzine (dot) com "

Visit , site available September 1st!

Stay tuned for a mini web-launchette early this fall!!!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Issue #3 Bios!

Here they are!

Charles and Giddy .

Evie Farmer is a graduate of Concordia University's Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Montreal. Raised on a farm
in rural Alberta and currently residing in Montreal, Evie is a dedicated scholar, activist, and artist of many media. She is eager to continue collaborating in the growth of Canadian cinema and strives to present poignant narratives and socio-cultural issues with authenticity. Her work also includes writing, photography, and erotic art.

Tom Fennario is currently writing a one act play for the upcoming Montreal Fringe Fest. His friends call him Tommy and he likes spaghetti suppers, but he's not Italian, even though his last name sounds like it is. Go figure! All Tom Fennario related inquries can be sent to

Shannon Gerard loves coffee, conjoined twins and sad little things. She is currently hurtling toward the completion of an Interdisciplinary MA at York University (focusing on life writing and comics), but Shannon can also be found snuggling a
needy cat, collecting rubber bands, or making small books and prints about loss.

Amber Goodwyn is a film and video maker, a radio host and zine-making pervert. She is learning how to use her new sewing machine.

Jess Grosman got a polish haircut and now she has bangs. she is writing this in the director of akademia in Jana Dlugosza's office in Czestochowa, Poland. this may be the fist step to taking over the world.

Eric Hanson is the embodiment of sexual virility and artistic creativity. He spews forth his thick, sticky creative juices in generous quantities. He doesn't sleep very much, as he must keep watching and waiting.

Natasha L.

Billy Mavreas self-identifies as a SF&F artist. He is slowly realizing that Horror can no longer be denied and is currently negotiating a subtle transition.

Robin and JP.

Mike Rollo is training to be an ass-tronaut.

Yarika Rose tends to throw his heart around like a basketball, willing to share a play with pretty much anyone. More of his musings can be found at the non-blog

Erin Ross plays music in Farine Five Roses and is reattempting school. Check out

Michael Shu: In the name of art, science and the male libido, Michael Shu has gotten lucky with 84 different peeps and counting. He has managed astonishingly to remain STD free. Add your name to the list: .

Preston Sidwich has been thinking dirty gay thoughts in Montreal for a while now but has just started writing them down. He is always hunting for new ideas at

Anna Sikorski is a graduate of Concordia's fine Film Production program. She persists in writing, making films and thinking out loud.

A. Suparak, a Los Angelina-Brooklynite failing to be Quebecoise, likes to ask people about sex in ways they can remain anonymous. Find other contact and non-contact sports (sometimes involving sweaty teens) at


Sherwin Tjia, since the age of three, has been gathering the salient and delightful bits of his life in shoeboxes - one for every year. Drawings, photos, clippings, ideas, sketchbooks, bus tickets, favourite toys, delicious events, favourite books (ones that changed his very molecules) and diary journals pack these boxes. And at his funeral, all his friends will get one each.


Veda. Bridget Williams is a photographer and all-around cool lady. Check out her site

Thanks to all of you! -LS

Monday, July 24, 2006

Support Lickety Split's TOOLS FOR CHANGE in the Walk For Life 2006

Support EDUCATION, PREVENTION AND RESEARCH by supporting Lickety Split smut zine's TOOLS FOR CHANGE!

We believe that education is the key to prevention in the fight against HIV and AIDS, and that is why TOOLS FOR CHANGE have chosen Head & Hands to be their beneficiary: Head & Hands has created the SENSE project, a mobile peer-based sex education program to fill the void left behind when sex ed was cut out of schools. With rising STI infection rates and a shocking lack of awareness about HIV & AIDS among youth, Head & Hands have definitely stepped up. TOOLS FOR CHANGE is part of the Head & Hands staff team network (as I am an employee of the wonderful non-profit) and TOOLS promises to turn this walk into a PARADE with our sexy mechanic and construction work outfits, grease stained skin and proactive agendas!

Support TOOLS FOR CHANGE in a way that you find meaningful, and help us achieve our goal of $1000!

You have been invited to support Lickety Split in the Walk For Life 2006 on Sep 17, 2006 9:00 AM in support of the Farha Foundation.

Secure online donations can be made with your credit card and an electronic tax receipt will be sent to you by email. You can make an online donation now:

In Quebec...

· Up to 20,000 people are HIV positive, of which one third would not know it;
· 30% of people living with HIV are heterosexual;
· Quebec has 50% of all AIDS cases among women and children in Canada;
· it is estimated that 1,500 people will become HIV positive this year... 4 people a day... 1 person every 6 hours...

The Farha Foundation is Quebec's leading AIDS fundraising organization, committed to help men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS.

For more information about the Walk For Life 2006, or to join us on Sep 17, 2006 9:00 AM, please visit

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Head & Hands presents...

Abigail Lapell


Pony Up!

+ The Coloured Lights

this Friday, July 21st at the Bread Factory, 617 St. Remi #304, 9pm $6

This is a CKUT co-presentation and part of the St. Henri Rock Out Concert Series.
I might also mention that I am supplying yummy food for this evening, so bring some change for goodies and beer tickets. Also, this night is organized by the power house known as Sarah Mangle, who is also my Audio Smut co-host and Squirrel Girl. 24 Hour Music Video Making Challenge

For the Arts Weekend, Montreal musicians Telefauna, Shoot the Moon, and Sara Johnston (songstress also of Bran Van 3000) want you to make their music video!

Each band has donated a secret new song for the contest. Participants will be given one song at random on August 5th, and have 24 Hours to make the video. The band and their chosen judges will watch the videos Sunday afternoon, and favorites will be shown the night of the 6th at the Indyish Launch Party. All the videos will also be screened at a follow up wrap party, hosted by the Acting Studio of Montreal, later in August.

If you choose to embark upon this dangerous mission, be forewarned: you won't have access to the band themselves, so you'll have to get creative. You'll have to use your own equipment and be able to burn the final product onto DVD. The song, the lyrics, and a blank DVD will be the only things provided. So start scheming now!

Rope in those actor buddies, grab some film stock, start scouting (heck even shooting) your favourite Montreal locations. Prepare to make your own video masterpiece, and do it in support of- and collaboration with- some of our city's great independent artists.

Your music video can be filmed on any medium but must be submitted on dvd to be eligible for the competition. You can use your cell phone camera, or the Internet archives at, or the old footage you have lying around. Basically, if you can make it work, anything goes.

- Every DVD submitted will be featured on the website, with clear artist and videographer credits, and links to websites.

- Winners will get screened at the launch party, and could potentially become the band's official video for that song.

- Videos made during the 24hr challenge will be compiled on an Indyish launch DVD, made available through the site. (Only the product of the 24hr Video Making will be licensed for Indyish use- once you polish the video at all, it's new thing, and negotiating future use is up to band and videographer. And more power to you.)

Cost to participate per team: 2$ in advance, 4$ at the door.

Participation is limited to 45 teams.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Audio Smut tonite: PORN Part 1!!!

On CKUT 90.3FM, Montreal:

Wednesday July 5 from 6pm till 7 pm Audio Smut will kick off the first show of a four part series on porn. Tonight's show will explore porn in still images. Our guests will be SMUT Magazine, Tom Waugh on the representation of eroticism in gay images, and the folks from the Queer People of Color (QPOC) talking about their Fleshtival.

Cumming up in the next shows:
Porn 2: moving images
Porn 3: Internet
Porn 4: cartoon

Make sure to tune in! To listen on-line and download past shows visit

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Where to buy recap/Web Designer Deadline Approaches!

Check out the sexy mouse from this UK site "Pocket Lint". I wonder if it has a vibrate mode for those long nights of layout and transcribing........
Two items for ya, clarifications and reminders actually:


Lickety Split smut zine seeks a Web Design Volunteer

Lickety Split smut zine is sending out a call for volunteers to help design the new Lickety Split website. We are looking
for a creative, organized individual who is knowledgeable of web design software and site construction. Though this is an
unpaid gig, refreshments, space and time will be available as well as major kudos and freebies along the way. For those of you interested in beefing up your web design resume, or have talent to share, please send your resume and get in contact with Amber at amber dot goodwyn at gmail dot com

Snail mail can be sent to:

Lickety Split
P.O. 1783, Station H
Montreal, QC
H3G 2N6

The deadline to apply is July 3rd, 5pm. Lickety Split is an equal opportunity "employer" and members of traditionally
disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply.

Lickety Split is a pansexual smut zine dedicated to encouraging sex-positive expression and thought. The zine promotes
collaborative art making and encourages diverse contributions to climb into bed with one another, because one sexual expression just does not satisfy. Lickety Split wants to help make the masses cum with smutty photography and art, essays and stories in order to fulfill the whole human being and address the complexity of sex.


Lickety Split
P.O. 1783, Station H
Montreal, QC
H3G 2N6

Concordia Community Solidarity Coop Bookstore
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd W., H-127
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8

5478 St-Laurent,
Montreal, Quebec,
H2T 1S1, Canada
514 278-4879

Venus Envy Halifax
1598 Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
902 422-0004

Venus Envy Ottawa
320 Lisgar Street
Ottawa, ON, Canada
(613) 789-4646

176 Bernard West,
Montreal, Quebec
H2T 2K2 Canada
Phone: (514) 273-3933

Come As You Are
701 Queen St W
Toronto Ontario
Canada M6J 1E6
416.504.7934 or toll-free 1.877.858.3160

Monday, June 19, 2006

Burlesque and The Website

Hello again!

For those of you lucky enough to have gone to the launch of the second edition of Lickety Split, you should remember the late night sexy dance stylings of the 'Oops Johnny' Burlesque troupe. They are coming back with a great evening of burlesque that you should definitely check out: Lickty launch number two was only a sample. The costumes are great, the performances often funny, always titillating and all have tons of heart.

Also: I am sending out a call for volunteers to help design the new Lickety Split website. For those of you interested in beefing up your web design resume, or have talent to share, please send your resume and get in contact with me at
amber dot goodwyn at gmail dot com

Though this is an unpaid gig, refreshments, space and time will be available as well as major kudos and freebies along the way. Lickety Split is an equal opportunity "employer" and members of traditionally disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply.

Lickety Split is a pansexual smut zine dedicated to encouraging sex-positive expression and thought. The zine promotes collaborative art making and encourages diverse contributions to climb into bed with one another, because one sexual expression just does not satisfy. Lickety Split wants to help make the masses cum with smutty photography and art, essays and stories in order to fulfill the whole human being and address the complexity of sex.


Amber xoxo

Monday, May 29, 2006

Distro-ing out the ying-yang and pretty pictures and apologies...

The lady in the above picture is Linda Darnell, star of the film Forever Amber which was based on the raunchy, historic best-seller of the same name, whose protagonist I was named after. After reading Forever Amber, which is the story of a young woman who lies, sleeps and cheats her way to the heights of aristocracy and is destined for destruction, I asked my mother why she named her first born after such a character. My mother's reaction was to become exasperated at my lack of respect for Amber's spirit and vigour, which she found truly inspiring. Moral of the story: Don't judge a woman by her sexual (mis)adventures + follow your cooch to the stars!

Still looking for your Lickety Split 3 fix? We have some new locations coming your way: in Halifax you will soon be able to pick us up at Venus Envy, 1598 Barrington Street.
Also the new issue is now in stock at the Concordia Community Solidarity Coop Bookstore, at Concordia University H-127 on the Downtown SGW Campus.
Also, Come As You Are in Toronto now has the new issue in stock- what an amazing shop! Find it at 701 Queen St W.
And as always, you can find Lickety Split at Monastiraki in the Mile End district, 5478 St. Laurent just below St. Viateur.
On-line you can get Lick-ed at, and soon on the Lickety Split site.
More locations to cum!

I wanted to apologize for three in errors in the otherwise fantabulous new issue of Lickety Split:
- The cover artist, as always, is Sherwin Tjia, not "Tia" as it is written in one instance.
- Tom Fennario's EXCELLENT story was cut off unceremoniously, so we will be publishing it in full glory on the website which should be up by Sunday June 4th.
- Also to be published on the website: the bios of the contributors which were also accidentally cut out.


THIS lady is Heather from Eux Autres, an awesome band on the Grenadine label here in Montreal. The band is cute witty and Janet Weiss produced the new record 'Hell is Eux Autres'. ALL THIS TO SAY that I will be playing an Eux Autres track on this month's edition of Audio Smut, the monthly radio show about sex on Montreal's CKUT 90.3fm. This month's show is a first time for everything, and will take a look at early childhood sexuality, sexual firsts and virginity. It's all happening June 7 from 6-7pm, and y'all can always check out the on-line CKUT archives for past shows!

amber xoxo

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Anarchy in Burgundy + get yer zines!

Howdy folks,

If you were unable to make it to the launch of Lickety Split #3, lift your chins! Lickety Split will have a table in the "zine room" of Montreal's Anarchist Bookfair this Saturday
May 20th, from 10-6pm
at CEDA, 2515 Delisle (near metro Lionel-Groulx)

So...I'm not so into being segregated into a "zine room" away from the rest of the fair...hopefully it will have unexpected benefits and will be higly visible. Here is the list of those to be included in our little piece of Anarchy:
************ZINES ROOM************
Anger Distribution
Anchor Archive Regional Zine Project
Barren Womb
Black Heart Magazine
Egg Sandwich Press / Shawnda Wilson
Fish Piss / Distroboto
Good Words Distro
Great Worm Express Distro
Infiltration Zine
Lickety Split
Lip Zine
China Martens & Vikki Law
Moonee Dams Press
Le Petit Marakkesh
Satan Macnuggit
Steven Durel
Street Eaters
Volatile Works

Also, a bit more about the bookfair:

The Montreal Anarchist Book fair and Festival of Anarchy is the largest anarchist event in North America, and an important exchange of anarchist and anti-authoritarian ideas. The Bookfair is for anarchists and non-anarchists alike, in French and English, with participants from all over North America and beyond. Founded in May 2000, the bookfair is now entering its seventh year.

Anarchist Bookfair events include book and information tables, workshops, readings, films, presentations, walking tours and much more. Once again, the Anarchist Bookfair will be followed -- on Sunday, May 21 -- by a full day dedicated to anarchist-themed workshops and presentations. As in the past, a "Festival of Anarchy" will take place during the weeks preceeding the Bookfair, with diverse events organized by anarchist and anti-authoritarian groups and individuals.

Check out the website at

Be sure to check out the Head and Hands table in the main room as well as Stella's.


Thursday, May 04, 2006

Lickety Split 3 is born- alive and well!

The party is over, but fresh in my heart and in my my face (undereye circles, breakouts...)
The Goods was amazing, and the Heavyweight collective who were also celebrating their 8th anniversary that night (live) painted this amazing likeness of Prince- who is total sex + a guitar! Lickety Split cookies were served, and zines were stamped. Lots of people came out just to pick up a copy of the zine and go! The afterparty at Red Bird Gallery and Studios was alive for me with crazy dance beats by DJs Backdoor and Julie D, among others. I got tipsy, had fresh conversations about porn + feminism, and danced my ass off until the cops came by around 6 or 7 in the morning on a noise complaint with, like, 15 coppers and 4 cop cars and 2 vans. My friend Giddy got a ticket for resisting the evacuation and so much chaos...but motherfuckin fun!!!
Thanks to all who came out, and big thanks to Key Kode for stapling 300 zines all day Saturday and striking the Lickety Split table at The Goods while I whirled away to Red Bird.
Lickety Split #3 should be available at Monastiraki (5478 St. Laurent) and I will be mailing off copies to Toronto and Ottawa soon as well as biking all over Montreal on Friday to get this issue ditroed while she's still in heat. I will post a list of locations once they're out. Also look out for #3 on the site soon.


Along with all this excitement, the monthly sex-related radio show AUDIO SMUT that I co-host aired last night. It's a fun new show that airs in Montreal on CKUT 90.3 FM Radio McGill, which is an amazing community radio station with a diverse schedule. I am so gald to be becoming a part of this community and to be working so steadily with my two co-hosts, Sara and Stephanie!!!
The show airs the first Wednesday of every month during the regularly scheduled Hersay hour, from 6-7pm, which also airs three other right one, women-focused shows: Owl (Older Women Live), Spitfyre (women of colour), and a show for Mum's whose title escapes me right now...I'll post it later. AUDIO SMUT has a monthly theme and yesterday's was 'sex + marriage'called "Going down on the aisle". If you missed it check out the advanced archives here. Just type in the date (May 3rd) and time (from 18:00 to 19:00, or 19:05 to make sure...).

Next month's show is called "A first time for everything", and will air June 7th, from 6-7pm. Tell your friends!!!

Monday, April 24, 2006

Flyer Fucker

Worn Fashion Journal #2 launch

In addition to theLickety Split 3 launch

Launch reception for WORN Fashion Journal and CVP: Trial 2
Curated by Clayton Evans

An evening of new fashion creations, publications, music and treats. The reception marks the launch of the second issue of WORN Fashion Journal and the Consistent Variable Project: Trial 2 (CVP: Trial 2) – a mail-art kit and online exhibition. Come on out in your hottest dancing shoes and sharpest threads to meet WORN’s editor, CVP: Trial 2’s curator, and many local designers and artists. Doors open at 9pm at Club Lambi. Vintage vinyl will be served up for you to dance the night away. This event is hosted by - Canada’s online arts community.

WHERE: Club Lambi, 4465 St. Laurent Montréal, QC
WHEN: Thursday, April 27, 2006, 9pm-3am, Fashion Show, 11:30pm
WHO: WORN Fashion Journal, Bias Montreal and

CVP:Trial 2
Clayton Evans is a Montreal based designer, curator of CVP:Trial: 2, and
co-founder of Bias,a network that aims to build a supportive, creative
community where designers can interact with artists from different
disciplines, encouraging the open exchange of skills and ideas. This
winter, in partnership with, Canada’s online arts
community, Evan’s mailed 13 identical, CVP:Trial 2 kits containing a
limited selection of materials to emerging artists across Canada. See the
unique and compelling collection, created by the artists that tackled the
month-long design challenge, live in Montreal for one night only and
online at:

CVP:Trial 2 Artists
Mathias Archambault (Montréal), Agathe Bodineau (Montréal), Lenny-Pier
Bovin (Montréal), Julie Clark (Montréal), Steven Dam (Toronto), Brette
Gabel (Regina), Jessica Ann Godley (Vancouver), Elaine Ho (Montréal),
Francois LaLumiere (Montréal), Melissa Matos (Brossard), Noor Salma
Merali (Copper Cliff), Zeesy Powers (Toronto), Colin Seymour (Halifax)

Worn Fashion Journal
Montreal publication WORN explores and celebrates unconventional and idiosyncratic fashion from all eras. Highlights of issue 2 include an in-depth history of the bustline, a fashion shoot in a room full of pipe cleaners along with Worn’s trademark clothing haikus and streeter fashion finds.

Bias Montreal
Clayton Evans, a Montreal-based designer, curator, and founder of Bias Montreal network, mailed 13 identical kits containing a limited selection of materials to emerging artists across Canada last winter. See the unique and compelling collection created by the artists as they tackled a month-long design challenge. The Bias Montreal network aims to create a supportive and non-competitive arena where designers interact with artists from different disciplines to encourage the open exchange of skills and ideas.

www.terminus1525 is a national online art community funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage and administered by the Canada Council for the Arts and zinc Roe design.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


Lickety Split # 3 Zine Launch!
The Goods, Sala Rossa 4848 boul. St Laurent
With an after party at Red Bird Gallery 152 Van Horne
April 29th, 10pm, $10.

Lickety Split is a smut zine that comes out once a year. Each long-awaited issue is a handcrafted/collaborative/sex-positive affair with sexy silk-screened covers: a total labour of love and lust. Issue #3 is the most thrilling, smuttiest and picture-filled issue yet! Lickety Split continues to be pansexual in its approach and content in order to cater to a diverse audience, acting as a platform for different tastes to mingle and collide. There are about 20 contributors who submitted to this issue including Astria Suparak, Billy Mavreas, Shannon Gerard, Sherwin Tjia, Anita Schoepp, Evie Farmer, Tom Fennario and many others.

Lickety Split is spreading its smutty little legs for a wider audience, branching out of indie-rockdom-art-schoolery with a dance floor show to change things up a bit! The Goods is put on by two solid Montreal DJs, Andy Williams and Scott C, and this evening features guest DJ Ty G (HVW8 from LA). Afterwards, folks can head over to Red Bird Gallery for some late, late night revelry.

See you there motherfuckers.
Amber xo

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The Fat Clothing Swap

- Picture is of self-defined 'fat girl' Beth Ditto of the band The Gossip (also pictured)

Need Clothes?

The Fat Clothing Swap
For Fat, Fabulous and Funky
Femmes and Fellas.

Thursday, April 20th, 6-9 pm

Clean out your Closets and bring your unwanted
and unworn clothes down to the 2110. Come, hang out
and get a new wardrobe while youre at it!

for sizes 12 and up (1x-6x)

This is a FREE, scent-free event. Trans folks are encouraged to attend.
S'il vous plait, acheminer... (La version anglaise suivra) ...Please
forward widely...
T'as besoin de vêtements?

Échange de vêtements pour grandes tailles
T'as du style, du chien, des rondeurs?
Pour les nanas et les mecs.

Jeudi le 20 Avril de 18H à 21H

Fait le ménage de ta garde robe et ammène avec toi au 2110 tes
vêtements que tu ne désire plus.

Du plaisir et une nouvelle garde robe sont aux rendez vous.

Pour les grandeur 1x à 6x (12 ans et plus)

Cet évènement est gratuit et sans parfum. Les personnes transexuelles
et transgenres sont les bienvenue.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006


Check it out! I'm the new co-host on the CKUT sex radio show AUDIOSMUT! The two other women who I am now in dirty partnership with are Sara and Stephanie. Together we kick out this monthly radio show, the first wednesday of every month from 6-7pm during the regularly scheduled Hersay hour!
So that means we're on air tomorrow, check out 90.3FM at 6pm or go online to visit CKUT to check out RSS feeds and archives.

Some of you may remember that I was intially interviewed on AUDIOSMUT about a month ago or so and now I'm moving up, baby. Since it's a monthly gig, we have been focussing our energies on crafting theme-based shows for the next 6 months, with titles like 'Going down on the aisle' and 'First Time for Everything'. Look out for flyers here and everywhere advertising these future shows!

Tomorrow's show will be a grab bag of music and short interviews and current affairs stuff as we will be focusing our energy on fundraising for the CKUT Annual Funding Drive. As you may remember, CKUT had a recent brush with radio death when McGill University initiated a referendum to see whether their student population wanted to continue to financially support the station. Thankfully people voted in favour of supporting the station. Here's more about the Funding Drive:

CKUT's 17th Annual Funding Drive - LiveWire
March 30 to April 9, 2006 - 30 mars au 9 avril, 2006

As CKUT steps into its 18th year on the frequency dial, many have come to call these walls home. CKUT has opened its doors to everyone, creating connections in every nook and cranny on the grand isle of Montreal. Individuals and organizations of the like have used CKUT as a stepping stone when no other avenue was open to them. Giving the support and encouragement that every person needs to flourish, CKUT has many success stories accredited to it.

With this success we honour those who have laid the groundwork and made CKUT who it is today. It is a lifeforce like no other-giving birth to new connections, allowing people of different walks of life to come together. As with most family units, ideas can sometimes collide, resulting into an atonal sound. However, when the brainwaves do connect a glorious sound can be heard from the top of the hill. The walls that hold up CKUT are as colourful as its history, leading listeners and its kin into another exhilarating 18 years.

Pledge online with the 2006 Funding Drive Secure Online Form or call 514.398.8991 to make your pledge over the phone.

A l'aube de sa 18ième année d'existence, Ckut est pour plusieurs une deuxième famille. Cette place privilégié, Ckut ce l'est mérité en gardant ses portes ouvertes à une diversité de Montréalais et de montréalaises de culture, de race et d'origine diverses. Ckut fut la pierre angulaire de plusieurs organisations et individus alors que l'on doutaient d'eux, ici ils ont reçu le support, les ressources et les encouragements nécessaires pour tout épanouissement. Ckut est donc fier d'avoir contribué à la mise sur pied de plusieurs projets qui furent des succès retentissants.

Ckut ne serait pas ce quelle est aujourd'hui sans reconnaître la contribution de ceux qui l'on bâtit au fils des ans. Ckut est un lieu de création et de vie comme peu, ici des réseaux d'entraide, de communications, d'actions et de créations se développent permettant à des gens de toutes les avenues d'échanger. Comme toutes les familles les idées ne sont pas partagés par tous et toutes mais elles sont entendues, respectés et un espace privilégié pour un vrai dialogue est créé.

Et , si vous écoutez bien, des miracles ont lieu sur les ondes lorsque des échanges véritables et authentiques ont lieu et que la vérité ce fait entendre grâce à la diversité des voix. L'histoire de Ckut est aussi coloré que celle de ces murs il n'en tient qu'a vous d'apporter votre touche personelle!

Sunday, April 02, 2006


Mark it down in your dayplanners: April 29th at Red Bird Studios. More details to cum!

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Clothing Swap Sockhop: Bring your clothes leave with your neighbour's!

I'm invitin' y'all out to support the 'Walking Distance Distro', a not-for-profit zine distro delivered in St. Henri by foot! For free! They're having a clothing exchange/sock hop and you can expect the usual goodies:
-Cheap Drinks!
-Local talent!
-Good food!

Since the distro is a free monthly venture for the lucky zine recievers, benefits like this one help to repay the zinesters who donate their zines.
So it's March 31st at the Bread Factory (617 St. Remi, room 304) which is a Friday. 9pm, $3.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Expozine Alternative Press Awards Gala!

Announcing the inaugural Expozine Alternative Press Awards Gala!

Join us on March 22, 2006 at the Mainline Theatre, 3997 St Laurent, at 9pm to hear the announcement of the winners! The event will feature Montreal's favourite air band Never Surrender, master of ceremonies Jean Giscagne plus some surprises! Admission is free.

About the awards and nominees:

After four years of promoting Montreal's small press community, Expozine decided to recognize the best it has to offer with the first annual Expozine Alternative Press Awards! To reflect the wide diversity of printed matter represented last November at Expozine, Montreal's only annual small press, comic and zine fair, six prizes will be awarded (three in English and three in French), for the following categories:

Best book
Best comic
Best zine

Each of the more than 200 Expozine participants were asked to submit their best creation for consideration for the prizes. An extensive shortlist was selected and made public by the Expozine organizing committee. Following are the English finalists:


Something for Michael 003 (girl on girl) by Shannon Gerard
The Hero Book by Scott Waters
Asthmatica by Jon Paul Fiorentino
The Official St Leonard Dictionary by John Trivisonno
Making Stuff and Doing Things by Kyle Bravo (Microcosm Publishing)
The YPF Yearbook (Young People's Foundation)
Garbage Head by Christopher Willard (Vehicule Press)


ojingogo by Matthew Forsythe
horror perditii by Amanda Crawford
Mocking Irony by Edward Bak
Revolver by Salgood Sam
Big Questions #7
Anders Nilsen (Drawn & Quarterly)


four minutes to midnight
Leg Moustache Advisor
Tarhonya by Stephen Guy
LASH by Shawn Kuruneru
G-Eunuch Digest (The Cowboy Issue)
Lifelike by Chris Binkowski

E-mail us for more info.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Head & Hands Youth Zine project!

Head & Hands is hosting a youth zine project! If you're between the ages of 12-25, we want YOU to get involved! Get your voice heard, highlight stuff that's important to you.

The zine project participants are meeting every Thursday at 3:30pm at the Head & Hands main office (5833 Sherbrooke Street W.).

Also there is a call for submissions for the zine, due March 16th, on the theme "Your Life in NDG", though we are definitely flexible. It is also important to note that the project is bilingual and we are actively seeking third language submissions in order to better represent and give voice to diversity in our community.

Also, at tomorrow's meeting we are having local zinestress Paula Belina, co-editor of the long-running Street Eaters zine and local poet in to give an artist talk.

Feel free to come on down! Coffee, tea and snacks will be served.
5833 Sherbrooke Str. W. (105 bus from Vendome- near Melrose in NDG)
Call for more info at 514.481.0277.



Friday, March 03, 2006

(Super) Reel Dames Film Festival!

Monday March 6, 2006
(Super) Reel Dames Film Festival
La Sala Rossa, 4848 St-Laurent, Montreal QC, CA
Doors 7:30, begins 8:30, 5$

Two days before International Women’s Day film enthusiasts from across the city will gather to celebrate the handiwork of women filmmakers with Montreal’s first annual (Super) Reel Dames Film Festival.

Co-presented with Cat Call, a monthly open stage for women-fronted performances of all shapes and sizes, SRD is a showcase of film/video projects where women play primary roles (such as director, producer, sound engineer, etc.)

This year’s program features numerous works that range from animation and experimental to amateur and documentary, with submissions from Montreal, Victoria, Berlin and Paris. The majority of the works were done on Super 8 film.

“This festival allows women filmmakers from all levels to screen their work to new audiences,” says co-organizer Hosay Breau. “We hope the evening will attract people from all over the city who want to see some amazing films, as well as have the opportunity to meet people with similar interests and network.”

For more information please contact curators:

Hosay Breau – 514-767-6302 (h)
Aimée van Drimmelen – 514-223-2418 (h), 489-8000 (w)


Thursday, March 02, 2006

Save our Sex Ed!

Une version française suit.

Please sent this out to your e-mail contacts!

Did you know that sex education has been eliminated from Quebec's public school curriculum? The material is now meant to be integrated into other courses like French class and Geography, but without formal guidelines. If you feel that Montreal youth deserve quality sexual education, then sign the petition at

STI/STD rates are rising among youth, and young people are engaging in risky sexual behavior. A recent study by SIECCAN confirms this:

Please show your support by signing the petition and forwarding this email to as many people as possible.

Thank you for your support

Head & Hands
5833 Sherbrooke West
P.O. 446, Station NDG
Montreal, QC
H4A 3P8

Veuillez faire suivre cet e-mail à autant de monde que possible.

Saviez-vous que l'éducation sexuelle a été supprimée du progamme d'éducation québécois ? Ce cours doit maintenant être intégré à travers d'autres enseignements comme le français ou la géographie mais sans directives précises. Si vous pensez que les jeunes Montréalais méritent une éducation sexuelle de qualité alors signez la pétition sur

Les taux de ITS/MTS augmentent chez les jeunes et ils sont engagés dans un comportement sexuel risqué. Une étude récente du SIECCAN confirme cela, celle ci est disponible en anglais à l’adresse suivante

Veuillez montrer votre soutien en signant la pétition et en faisant suivre cet e-mail à autant de monde que possible.

Merci pour votre aide.

À Deux Mains
5833 Sherbrooke Ouest
CP 446, Succ. NDG
Montréal, PQ
H4A 3P8

Monday, February 06, 2006

AUDIO SMUT + the first ever Lickety Split CONTEST!

Hello smut fans,

Holy Grace Jones! Okay, I totally blanked on posting about an interview I had with the fine folk over at CKUT last Wednesday. You see there's this amazing new radio show that occurs the first Wednesday of every month at 6pm called AUDIO SMUT, occurring during the Hersay hour. Anyway, we pre-recorded the interview in my living room and I TOLD ALL about putting together Lickety Split including the nitty gritty about photo shoots and how the next issue is shaping up. I love interviews! Other than the obvious publicity benefits, I find they really help me articulate what is important to communicate, and how I really feel.
Anyway, since I totally goofed on getting this out in time to whoever wanted to listen, there is solace in knowing that you can download the show from CKUTs archives here.

also featured on last week's episode of Audio Smut was an interview with two Head & Hands staff members, Adriana the health animator and Cecilia the events planner, who were on to promote The Love Brigade's Anti-Hallmark Valentines Day Party! be held on Thursday February 9th at 8pm at El Salon, 4388 Blvd. St. Laurent. The evening will feature Montreal DJs DJ Maus and Julie D alongside rockout act Kill the Lights, and punk band Tundra. Andrew Johnston, who has a side project from The gentlemen's Club called The Hearts In Transit will also be part of the show. In addition we will have a theatre performance by The Dead Doll Dancers. The Cost is $10 in advance or $12 the door.

SO THIS IS WHERE LICKETY SPLIT COMES IN: I need to sell my last 10 tickets, so as incentive, I offer to you this contest- each person who contacts me to buy a ticket for a measly $10 will receive a free copy of Lickety Split and a limited edition, handmade Lickety Split t-shirt- a SEXY t-shirt, make no mistake. So get on it! E-mail me at amber[dot]goodwyn[at]gmail[dot]com. Otherwise, tickets are also available at Head & Hands, 5833 Sherbrooke W, 514-481-0277.

The evening will act as the launch party to Head & HandsÂ’ 2006 Save Our Sex Ed (SOS) campaign which aims to raise funds for Head & Hands sex education programs. Unlike other diseases, STIs and AIDS are completely preventable and education is the key to protection. Support Head and Hands in the SOS campaign and help us make sure that Montreal youth get the sex education they deserve.

Alright. I'm waiting for your e-mails...don't disappoint me!


Friday, January 20, 2006

Winged Penises and more!

So, my friend Tyler made some of us staff (at my sex-positive place of employment) watch this completely entertaining animated short that won something for being a great ad at Cannes recently. Though filled with cliches, it is worth a view: check it out here:

If that doesn't work for you check out this blog review, which offers other viewing formats:

Apparently the happy end of the AIDS-free rainbow is a hetero wedding and a house in the suburbs! All the same, the matrix-like flashes of insane sex positions are pure gold.

love Amber

ps: If you cannot see the links, cut and paste them into a new browser window:

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

*belated* Happy Holidays!

A big, smooshy holiday kiss to everyone who bothers to check up on this ill-tended blog! How do you like the photo? It's of the inimitable, icy blonde Tippi Hedren, star of Hitchcock THE BIRDS. I posted it because I like it and I love Tippi's green suit in that film.

On the zine front, things are behind schedule as is usual with Lickety Split. I'm planning a big ole party to launch this third, magnanimous issue into orbit. In the meantime, students who go to school at McGill or Concordia will now be able to get their LS fix by heading to the Concordia Community Solidarity Coop Bookstore to pick up a copy. To find it follow these instructions:

It's in the Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd W.
The bookstore is in room H-127, which is below Reggie's Pub; accessible by going up onto the Mezzanine level, and going through either Java U or Reggie's and then descending the stairs located there; OR you may reach us by entering the building from the back Terrace entrance and descending the stairs that are located there.

There are only a few places that carry Lickety Split in town (and I'm trying to work on better distribution, but whatev')and one such place was CD Esoterik On St. Catherine near St. Mathieu in Montreal. It was a fabulous indie record shop with a fine selection of vinyl and experimental music. Unfortunately it had to close at the end of 2005, but I hope it will rise like a phoenix from the ashes, perhaps even closer to my apartment??? Good luck to Chris and all those guys.

There are a lot of interesting folk who have contributed to this issue, there are great stories, research, drawings and TONS of photos. I hope I can fit them all in.
I had a great time at Expozine, thanks to all who came out to support indie publishing and print-making! Sat next to a bunch of wonderful people including Sherwin Tjia and a couple seats down from Blackheart magazine, both of whom you should obsess over. Check out links to their schtuff in the sidebar!

Love love love Amber channeling Tippi