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