Thursday, December 27, 2007

Do you enjoy sex? Do you want to be on the radio?

Well, now's yer chance!

CKUT 90.3FMs sex radio show Audio Smut invites you to send us your sex-related New Years Resolutions and we'll read them on air during our upcoming show, January 2nd from 6-7pm!

How do you do this? Just send us an e-mail listing your resolutions or get fancy and send us an mp3! Use that mic on your computer, record your voice (or however you wanna do it) get your stuff into us by Monday December 31st! Please send to: a AT licketysplitzine DOT com

We'll also be discussing top news items and themes related to sex from 2007 as well as listening to a few tunes. You know, laid back and easy! Yeah. Just how I wanna roll in 2008. ;)


Audio Smut is a radio show based in Montreal that looks at sex from all angles: educational, political, cultural and kinky. Tune in the first wednesday of every month from 6-7pm on CKUT 90,3 FM. Audio Smut is one of four shows that air during the Hersay hour. To listen on-line and download past shows visit

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Weekly Video -- Wanda Sykes Detachable Pussy

Sorry for the delay -- I was on the road. I'm not usually a huge stand-up fan, but we're ending 2007 with this cuz it made me giggle.

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Weekly Video -- Konichiwa Bitches!

This vid by Robyn is all-round awesome, but check 1:30 for the best shout out ever to the small-chested ladies in the house.

That's how I organize 'em too!

ps thanks again to Mike

Slow Dance Night is tomorrow!

Le Cagibi at 5490 St-Laurent Blvd (corner St. Viateur)
Friday, December 21st, 2007
9pm to 1am, $5 includes Dancecard/Corsage!
Lickety Split #5 will also be on sale as well as Lickety Split #4.
Fresh copies of LS #4 & #5 are also gonna be dropped off at Cheap Thrills Friday around noon!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Xmass tonight + Slow Dance Night this Friday!

We're going to be tabling at the Indyish Monthly Mess tonight starting at 9:00 at the downtown Ye Olde Orchard (1189 de la Montagne). Come on out, check out the crafts and have a beer with us!


We have a lending library of resident dancers for all you wall flowers! This is a queer, kid, and senior friendly event. Dress fancy and get your dancecard filled.

Le Cagibi at 5490 St-Laurent Blvd (corner St. Viateur)
Friday, December 21st, 2007
9pm to 1am, $5 includes Dancecard/Corsage!

Tomorrow night, we will be crafting dance cards and corsages to give out at the door!
A note on dance cards:

A note on corsages:

A note on our dance cards and corsages: they will include the play list, etiquette as well as condoms (which can simply be made into dental dams):


Thursday, December 13, 2007

Weekly Video -- Snoop Seduces...

Welcome to the first installation of the weekly panty-creamer!

It seems only right to start off this series with the work of a smut-peddler. You'll recall that in 2001 Snoop produced the first hardcore porn hip hop video, Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

10 Reasons to have sex over the holidays!

Are you looking forward to your holiday break? I am! But what to do with all those unoccupied hours, long stretches of time without deadlines, phone calls and priority items? Have sex, of course! Our favorite Canadian sex shop Come As You Are have recently out together a list of ten reasons to have sex over the if you needed a reason! Check 'em out here.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The magickal Stripping Magician at Just for Laughs!

Check out this video of a stripping magician at Just For Laughs, the comedy festival:
I saw her with my own eyes at the La Clique burlesque show this year. Totally awesome and fun live! Thanks to Aimee for passing this along!

Friday, December 07, 2007

Making Space for Working Women!

Join Stella and our friends and allies for a Red Umbrella March, an activity for the 5th International day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. We will depart at 5pm from Frontenac Metro, Montréal. Together we will take the time to honour our sisters and brothers who have experienced violence at work and those we have loved and lost... And to say: Enough is Enough!!!
For more info and literature, please visit the Stella website.
Stella’s goals are:
• to provide support and information to sex-workers so that they may live in safety and with dignity;
• to sensitize and educate the public about sex work and the realities faced by sex workers;
• to fight discrimination against sex workers;
• to promote the decriminalisation of sex work.
Stella favours empowerment and solidarity by and amongst sex workers, since we are committed to the idea that each of us has a place in society, and human rights worth defending.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Faggity Ass Fridays: Good, queer fun in the Mile End area.

So if the village ain't quite your vibe or you don't want to sweat the cab fare back to St. Viateur, check out Faggity Ass Fridays every Friday at the Main Hall (5390 St-Laurent). Starting at 11pm, this night is a DJ dance party and art night for queer folk and their friends! There is usually a small cover charge or pay-what-you-can sitch' at the door and all that moola goes to the Head & Hands Sense Project, a totally righteous peer-based sex education program to supplement the lack of sex-ed in Quebec high schools.

About this Friday, December 7th:
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snooooow!

Alright kidz, Faggity-Ass Fridays wants to celebrate hot chocolate snow days in style! So put on your velcro booties and sexy scarves and cum dance with your favorite snow bunnies: DJ Dirtyboots, Xavier and Tommy Horror.

We've got DeAnne Smith telling tall tales and a short film called Anima & Animus as as warm up.

Guest DJ: Tommy Horror!
Resident DJs: Dirty Boots and Xavier T.

Good times!

See you there! xo

Monday, December 03, 2007

Dec. 19th: Gifts, art and more at the X-MESS!

Hello darlings,
I hope that y'all are cozy and indoors with someone you're sweet on or something piping hot (a cafe au lait perhaps, or a copy of Lickety Split #5?). In any case, if you missed the Lickety Split tabling action this past weekend at the Flea Affair, come check out the latest issue at Indyish's December edition of the Monthly Mess: X-MESS! Yup, that's right: we'll be tabling next to other awesome publications and artists at the Art Mart while listening to the sweet sounds of bands like Spiral Beach, Sister Suvi and Wax Mannequin.

An extra special feature of the evening will be a holiday box waiting for your donations of cash, gifts for little kids and non-perishable food items for the youth who access services at local youth organization Head & Hands.
If you can't make this event, give a little to Head & Hands by donating on-line here or support Lickety Split and by purchasing stuff here.
Good chee and all that! Enjoy the wintery wonderland and be good and dirty in yer woolens!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Dink in a Box: Shannon Gerard!

From the inimitable Shannon Gerard, past Lickety Split contributor and all-around fascinating person:

I know you know at least one person who would love a Boob for Christmas!

Nothing tells that special mohel in your life how much you appreciate them more than a Dink for Hanukkah!

And to quote the indefatigable Justin Timberlake: "Kwanzza. Dink in a box."

There are three-- yes THREE-- chances in the next two weeks for you to make these holiday dreams come true.

On Saturday December 1st (this weekend!), I'll be taking part in CITY OF CRAFT-- a new event being held this year in the Theatre Centre at 1087 Queen Street West. That's the basement of the Great Hall at Queen and Dovercourt. The event runs from 11AM til 8PM. There are over 60 vendors selling handmade, locally produced crafty goodness. There are workshops and demos happening all day (I'm teaching folks how to crochet their very own dinky finger puppets between 1 and 2PM) and admission is totally free!

More details at

On Sunday December 2nd (the very next day), I'll be at the OCAD BOOK ARTS FAIR. 100 McCaul Street on the second floor. 11AM til 5PM. More handmade heaven, but this time with an emphasis on books and prints. There are also some amazing deals on letterpress paraphernalia, papermaking supplies, and book related ephemera.

More details on facebook, here:

The next weekend, Saturday December 8th and Sunday December 9th-- there are two parties happening at ART METROPOLE as part of their annual GIFTS BY ARTISTS show and sale. On both Saturday and Sunday between 2PM and 5PM, you can stop by Art Met-- 788 King Street West-- for a drink and dink, a boozy booby, and first dibs on some pretty amazing multiples and artists books they'll have for sale. The sale runs til January 5th.

More details and gorgeous photographs here:

Consider supporting local artists and buying handmade this year. If you can't make it out to these events, or if you are interested in taking a peek at some of the stuff I've been making lately, check out my ETSY SHOP:

Etsy is the most amazing international online marketplace for all things handmade.

Seasonal Joy and Love from me to you!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Check us out at the Flea Affair this Saturday!

If you missed us at Expozine and still have some cash burning a hole in your pocket, come say hi to the gentle mannered folks behind the Lickety Split table at the Flea Affair! This is an awesome event organized by cool ladies (one of whom is Jill our events organizer, of Quel Damage-Episode Design fame)and is going down in the Mile End. Be there or be square!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Expozine was a hoot! (check out these photos)

Aw man, I looove Expozine! "Montreal's Annual Small Press, Comic and Zine Fair" is something of a milestone for a lot of indie publshers and artists in this city. It functions as a place to celebrate and sell some amazing and beautiful/weird/wacky art as well as a deadline for many others who are looking for one. I think that many folks in this milieu understand challenges that can come up in terms of ones motivation, and personally, Expozine always reaffirms how awesome this city is in terms of creative output.
But anywhoo. Here are some photos by Sherwin Tjia, a longtime Lickety Split collaborator (for example, he's our official cover artist). I'm throwing in a couple of us at the end from the Faggity Ass Queer Stripper-ganza too!
The Lickety Split table, directly next to Sherwin's table, separated only by our Slow Dance Night Poster!
Amber, Kathleen and Sherwin!
The throngs of art adoring fans! Please buy our smut!
K$ representing behind the table on Sunday!
Gamble's dog Lucy is a sexy bitch.
Our loverly Sherwin (at the strip show)...
Et moi! Pushing zines as for LIFE!(also, at the queer strip show)
Thanks to all who came out and bought Lickety Split stuff or just came by to say hi!!!!!!


Monday, November 26, 2007

Do you hear what I hear? : The Sound Sex Project

Recently Mark Harris, a local musician in the band On Bodies and a Concordia University Media Studies MA candidate, sent me an e-mail giving me a heads up about a new project he's been putting together entitled the Sound Sex Project. Here's what he has to say about it:

Music becomes imbued with meaning through the myriad of ways that we use sound and song in our daily lives.

The Sound Sex Project seeks to explore how sound articulates desire, and how people use music to orchestrate their sexual encounters.

I began thinking about the links between sound, music, sex and arousal in an attempt to write about audio in pornography. My critique of the porn soundtracks was that sound quality seemed to be of less concern than image, that the noises of bodies and voices were often muted, and that pornographic scores were often cheesy, bland and repetitive.

Yet, in reading theorist Tia DeNora, whose work has informed this project, I was faced with my own arrogance. Who was I to deem what kind of music might or might not instigate sexual activity? Everyone uses music and sound in a different way.

This is where the Sound Sex Project needs your help. I would love any varying degree of participation, but my basic request is:

-Please send me the name of an audio track and artist which you have played during a sexual encounter. If you have an mp3 file of the sound/song, e-mail that as well. Please send your submission to:

I will post all submissions chronologically on my blog, so please indicate if you would like your name to be used, if you would like to use a pseudonym, or if you would rather remain anonymous.

My aim is to compile a Sound Sex Project mix CD for everyone who participates. After the first compilation has been completed, feel free to submit to the project again.

I would love to post additional information about your song choice. If you are willing to share more than just the sound selection, other information you might include could be:

-your biographical info
-how your musical choice affected your sexual encounter
-what type of technology you used to play your soundtrack
-why you chose that particular work
-any other thoughts or reflections

Thank you for reading, and I look forward to hearing from you. Once again, please send all entries to:

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

We're at Expozine this Saturday and Sunday!

Expozine will take place on Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25, 2007, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 5035 St-Dominique (Église Saint-Enfant Jésus, between St-Joseph and Laurier, near Laurier Métro). Free admission.

This incredible event brings together over 250 creators of all kinds of printed matter – from books to zines to visual art and comics – in both English and French. In the past six years, Expozine has become one of North America's largest small press fairs, attracting thousands of visitors as well as exhibitors from as far afield as Chicago, Halifax, New York, Toronto, Ottawa, and Quebec City!

Expozine brings together a multitude of publications and printed works that are often difficult to find in the first place, much less altogether in the same room! The result is a rare opportunity to peruse the work of hundreds of young and emerging authors, publishers and artists, and to see what the winners of last year’s Expozine Alternative Press Awards are up to. Not to be missed!

Check out our store!


Vagina Dentata Movie!

Okay, so the trailer for this flick looks incredibly misogynistic; I still intend to cackle my way through it. The gyno scene alone is worth the price of admission. Who's with me?

Image 1 from
Image 2 from Google images

Tampon Turkey

The things crafty people come up with. What kind of gravy would you serve with that?

For the recipe, go to

Friday, November 16, 2007

Zinester to check out: Spencer Butt!

After reading a review in Broken Pencil of Spencer Butt's zine/chapbook "I wish raptors still existed so I could get disemboweled and finally spill my guts to someone", I decided to to get a copy. He happily suggested a trade and included a copy of the more recent "My name is Scientist". I love them both!!! Here is an excerpt from the poem "I wish I was a poet" from ""Sometimes I wish raptors...":

I want to spread your legs apart with a sense of wonder, as
if I'm opening the closet to Narnia
and I wanna be lion, bewitched in the many folds and
crevices of your dirty, little wardrobe.

To get in contact with Butt check out

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Launch #5 reviewed in The McGill Daily

Check it out here:

An excerpt:
"...After my private show was done, the others moved on to other innocent newbies, bouncing their tassled breasts mere inches from their faces. With all this excitement and sexual ease, it was no surprise that my shirt magically came off towards the end of the night. I was even considering working with these ladies. I then realized, listening to local band Starvin’ Hungry rock it out, that this was Lickety Split’s mission: to create an atmosphere that promotes unbridled sexual expression in a healthy, fun and hilarious setting. "

Yeah. Article by Linda Issa.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

lickety split oddcast no. 5 side b

SIDE B: lickety split in your dreams


or indyist podcast land

deeper in sleep, whisps of significance are unarticulatable by my waking self: only the echoing residue of experience. the strange makes me anxious, like a forgotten meeting. or a breakfast slept through. better to relax ride it out, shake it loose, wave like seaweed always. a little militantness in lifestyle, and less dust and debris covering me in the morning.



Angelo Badalamenti
Sandy Bull
Bob Dylan & The Hawks
Richard P. Feynman
R. Buckminster Fuller
Kristy Heeren
Les Rallizes Denudes
Charles Manson
Stephen P. McGreevy’s sound recordings of “earth’s mysterious natural VLF radio phenomena”
Santiago Mutumbajoy

Friday, November 09, 2007

Queereaction Weekend!

We're tabling Saturday and Sunday and will be making an appearance at the awesome Faggity Ass Stripshow Saturday night!!!!


More Lickety Split smut zine launch photos on!

Check them out here! Thanks to Marilis Cardinal who took all the fine shots!!!!
Dead Dollz:
Alex from PARLOVR:

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Photos from the Lickety Split #5 at Zoobizarre! (more to cum)

All photos by Sabrina Ratté.
John of Starvin Hungry
Scott of Starvin Hungry
The crowd dances!
Naughty bits!
Bow tie!

Check out a review of the night at Solid Waste.

Lickety Split #5 press links!

Check us out in Brendan Murphy's Hour column, y'all:

...and also the lovely article in the MTL Mirror by Sacha Jackson!

...and a mention in Johnson Cummins' column:


Wednesday, October 31, 2007

lickety split oddcast no. 5

(note: no. 4b is missing. if you find it, please tell it to come home. or at the very least, that i miss it.)

lickety split in yr ears

There is still cigarette smoke in the air. Random and secret cosmic messages from your 11-dimensional lover. Or the dial just spins wildly, cycling through all known frequencies until you’re rested. The fibers of existence connect us electrically always. A dream uncluttered and calm: a white plastic patio table and her grey eyes staring outside, past the sink, into the yard and she smiles as she sips some tap water, flotsam gently whirling around the glass.

downloading SIDE A is a fab idea. you can listen to it early in the morning, while learning to speak backwards.


Beethoven as performed by Paul Copeland
The Beatles
Bob Dylan
Feu Therese
Nusrat Fatah Alie Khan, Qawwal and Party
Koo Nimo The Kumasi Ensemble Adadam Agofomma
Toshiya Tsunoda

Monday, October 29, 2007

Lickety Split is in the November issue of Nightlife Magazine!

Lickety Split has 2 items in the current issue of Nightlife. We're included in the "stuff you should buy" sort-of section near the back and there's a wee interview with yours truly in the feature/theme of the issue "Freak Therapy". Thanks to Mic Shu and Clifford Brown for hooking this up!

More here:

For those who can't click or don't have access to the free monthly, here's the interview by Clifford Brown:

FREAK #4_Amber Goodwyn
/ Porn culture jammer

You’re definitely not publishing smut for profit – what’s your mission?_Lickety Split is all about the people doing it, and each other, for themselves! We’re making sex-positive, pansexual smut. There’s a quote from Susie Bright we always drop: “If you don’t like what you see out your window, the most subversive thing you can do is make your own vision. If criticizing sex is so important, then where are our role models? Who do you think is going to make erotic expression meaningful to you if not yourself?”

Ever been contacted by outraged readers?__Never.

What’s the freakiest thing you’ve ever done?_Hmmm. I brought a blow-up doll to my high school prom as my date. But I’ve never eaten spiders or bitten the heads off of chickens or anything like that.

Is it hard to be taken seriously with artsy porn?_No. But seriously artsy porn, now that’s hard to take.

Women are slowly taking over the porn world - thoughts?
_Is that a promise? Truthfully, I don’t think Lickety Split fits in with the regular porn world. We’re not even on the radar for those folks, we’re making our own
culture on a different planet away from them and we’re coming from a place of multiplicity and inclusiveness. And slutty-ness.
Zine launch on November 3rd at Zoobizarre, free zine with cover charge

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Lickety Split auction was a success!

Yay! The auction on eBay was a success! We raised $377 towards the printing costs of Lickety Split #5, which paid for 1000 silk-screened covers for this issue.
We couldn't have done it without the generosity and support of so many awesome people. All the lucky top bidders are super happy with their loot! We also received amazing feedback and hot tips on how to run the next one in the springtime, so keep your eyes and ears peeled for more opportunities to support this dirty little zine in the future.
We hope to see you at our zine launch, November 3rd at Zoobizarre!
Thanks to:
Justin Burnham
Ann Cascarano
Jon Claytor
Risa Dick
Leah Dolgoy
Kathleen K R

Grenadine Records
Seska Lee
Hausmann Photography
On Bodies
Sarah Mangle
Gary M.
Anita Schoepp

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Life imitates art?

Sometimes life is so bizarre that you really have to ask yourself who's writing this shit?

Yesterday I was at the Cinémathèque with my advanced queer cinema class watching André Brassard's "Il était une fois dans l'est" (1974). Based on a screenplay by Michel Tremblay that melds the plot of about a dozen of his other novels and plays, this film is unbelievably fascinating and insanely well acted. Set in and around 'the Main', it criss-crosses between the lives of three waitresses and a number of drag queens. A lot of the action takes place in a drag club that stands in for Café Cléopatre, and the next-to-last scene is crammed with actual performers of the day.

As a Michel Tremblay fan, it's not terribly surprising that I would dig the writing, which is indeed excellent. But combined with the mind-blowing acting-- fuck! Not to get sucked into nostalgia for a time when I wasn't alive, but films just don't convey pathos the way they did in the 70s. I'm thinking of Cassavetes, who covers a lot of the same ground as "Il était...": working class daily life, spurned women on the verge of nervous breakdowns, monologues by drunk women railing against the miseries of the world, sexual glamor and marginality...

So to make a long story short (too late!), it was a very intense watch. Then I walked out of the theatre and ran into a sweet young woman (a stranger) who was incredibly drunk and looking for a pay phone. I asked her if she was okay, and she said she'd just had a nervous breakdown at her job. We sat down and talked for about a half hour, and she told me about her life, which trauma-for-trauma matched about two thirds of the scenes from the movie. When her boyfriend arrived, I left her with some phone numbers and a hug (which really didn't seem like enough), and biked home feeling very manhandled by the Fates. I hope she's feeling better today.

Images of people from
and of Cafe Cléeopatre from

Monday, October 15, 2007

Lickety Split smut zine launches #5: The Multiples Issue!

Lickety Split smut zine launches #5: The Multiples Issue!

Saturday 3rd of Nov., 9pm
$6 entry includes free copy of the zine
@ Zoobizarre, 6388 St-Hubert, metro Beaubien

Lickety Split #5 Muliples Issue, with work by Anna, Sarah Beall, Señora Braulina Bustamante, Nick Cabelli, Luna Maria de la Cruz, Sharon Davies, Gary Dickson/Annie, Christina Foisy, Giddy Gelfling, Jess M Grosman, Eric Hanson, Philip Henderson, Lara Kaluza, Kathleen KR, Farah Khan, Kirsten, Sarah Mangle, Alex Megelas, Kai N., Elizabeth Pennington, Bartlerodd Phiggins, Omar Rahman, Robyn, *safe solvent™, Michael Shu, Sherwin Tjia, Rick Trembles, Ty, Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt, Ina Wood and Yolanda/Jer.

“The bigger the better and more is more!”
Con-join us for Lickety Split smut zine’s #5 “Multiples Issue” launch, a hot, sweaty and messy rock n roll affair with a dance party DJ-ed by the Pirates of the Lachine Canal, the Dead Doll Dancers, music by Starvin Hungry, PARLOVR and more!

Lickety Split, Montreal’s own pansexual and sex-positive smut zine, is proud to announce an even more promiscuous approach to zine-making with a 1000-copy print run, an expanded beneath-the-sheets team and more! So, grab onto your anal beads cuz this issue’s wide open! Open format, open relationships, body openings… you name it and we give it, over and over and over again.

This issue boasts our first ever color centerfold; a limited edition series with artist multiples; interviews with Sasha VonBonBon, Montreal South-West Skillshare and Hakim Bey; art by Rick Trembles, Kathleen KR, Sarah Mangle, Eric Hanson and Philip Henderson; writing by Ina Wood, Christina Foisy, Jessica Grosman and Kai N. as well as all girl, all boy, all queer and all hot photo spreads! Also: sex ed tips for the masses, how to throw an orgy, fidelity issues, the Highly F*ckables List and more!

Solidarity for Queer Prisoners

Sunday, October 14, 2007

AUCTIONEERING: Only a few more days left!!!!


Only a few more days left for some of the items being auctioned off to raise funds for Lickety Split! Check 'em out by clicking on the link below. Also, note that a few extra special surprises will added to the auction in the next day or so.

Start bidding now!

Lickety Split zine On-Line Art & Craft Auction!

Cum one, cum all!
This fabulous, volunteer-run zine is quite expensive to create and needs your support! We are asking you and your friends to bid on the generously donated items in this on-line auction to raise funds and help recoup printing costs. Our fund raising goal this issue is $3000, which is how much it costs to print Lickety Split #5. Our launch date is for November 3rd! So help out in the way that you can! Lickety Split zine has been working hard for over four years to represent the pansexual and sex-positive community of Montreal in a way that is handmade and unique. Auction open until October 18th. Forward this to at least 5 of your friends!

Start bidding now!

For more on Lickety Split zine:

Thanks to that artists and folks who donated their services and wares:
Justin Burnham
Ann Cascarano
Jon Claytor
Risa Dickens
Leah Dolgoy
Kathleen K R
Grenadine Records
Seska Lee
Hausmann Photography
Sarah Mangle
Gary M.
On Bodies
Anita Schoepp
Rick Trembles


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Hot Vintage Porn Site!

I just found this site that has a gallery of posters of porn flicks from the 60s and 70s, including tasty morsels like The Divorcée

and Hot Lunch

Check it out! You can buy stuff too, but I just likes to look. They sure don't make porn titles like they used to ("All Men Are Apes!").

Sexy merchandise available at Head & Hands!

Hey y'all get this awesome shirt that reads "Conexual sex is hot" by getting in touch with the good folk over at Head & Hands, the youth organization.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Make Love, Not War!

What state would prevent access to vibrators in this day and age?

Alabama, apparently. And then there's the US Supreme Court, which upheld Alabama's law against selling sex toys in a recent ruling.

Check out the full story at boingboing. I especially like this quote from Sherri Williams, the owner of a sex store who's been fighting this law for 9 years:

“My motto has been they are going to have to pry this vibrator from my cold, dead hand. I refuse to give up.”

In an ideal world, Heston would be president of the National Dildo Association.

Thanks again to Jim, our sex-news source at large.
Image via Google.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Patti Smith: Sexy as fuck, at Pop MTL.

Photo by Twee, found on Flickr.

She rocked our socks off, made us flush with awe, get spine-tingle-y, weepy and got us smiling like little kids. Patti Smith! Holy fuck! October 5, 2007 Eglise St. Jean Baptiste, Montreal.

My one Pop Montreal show, as I'm laying out the 5th issue!

A xo

Friday, October 05, 2007

Puces Pop!

We'll be there! Answer our newest "What is.." poll! Buy some Lickety Split goodies! Get the lo-down on the lo-brow!


Wednesday, October 03, 2007


This evening on CKUT radio's Audio Smut radio show we discussed the PINUP!

On the show we spoke with the academic Despina Kakoudaki who wrote an essay called "Pinup: The American Secret Weapon in World War II" which was featured in the book Porn Studies, edited by Linda Williams. We touched upon themes about how the pinup was adopted by the American military-industrial complex, fetishism, Vargas and more!

After the half hour mark, we spoke with Andrea Hausmann of Hausmann Photography as well as Sarah Beall, a local smutster, student and pinup model as well as Seska Lee our newest Audio Smut co-host and programmer.

Listen to it here!

About Audio Smut radio show: We analyze all things sex from educational, political and cultural standpoints. The show occurs the first Wednesday of every month during the Hersay hour, from 6-7pm on McGill University's radio station CKUT, 90.3FM on the dial or

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Religion doing its part

To kill people.

"Archibishop of Mozambique: condoms and HIV cocktails will give you AIDS".

Check out the depressing article about sex MISeducation from

Thanks to my friend Jim for spotting this!

My creepy subconscious!

I'm taking a Queer Cinema seminar at Concordia this semester with Tom Waugh. The content is exclusively Canadian and Québecois. In a few weeks I'm going to be giving an in-class presentation with Sarah on the Canadian lesbian porn flick Bubbles Galore starring Cynthia Roberts (tagline: A feminist sex fantasy!).

So last Monday, I was innocently doodling during a lecture on the 60s and the so-called sexual revolution...

... then I looked down at my paper.

Christ on a cracker! What's going on in my head?!!

More on feminist sex bubbles soon...

Puces Pop, whispers of auctioneering and Lickety Split's 5th issue launch cumming soon!

Saturday & Sunday
October 6th & 7th
Where? THE ARMOURY> 4171 ave de L'Esplanade/Rachel (on Jeanne-Mance Park)
Fill out our "What is fidelity" questionnaire and sample our sexy baked goods!

Also, keep your eyes peeled and your bidding hand ready for the first ever Lickety Split Zine Arts & Craft On-line Auction! This fab opportunity to support your fave smut zine will be unveiled this coming Monday, October 8th. Check back for more details!

and also...launch date for the much-anticipated fifth issue, "Multiples issue" is slated for early November- LS will be pimping this new specimen of hotness at Hotel Canzine and the Ottawa Small Press Bookfair too!


Saturday, September 29, 2007

Police Brutality Strikes Fifth Anniversary of Sylvia Rivera Law Project

NEW YORK - On the night of Wednesday, September 26, officers from the
9th Precinct of the New York Police Department attacked without
provocation members of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and of its
community. Two of our community members were violently arrested, and others were pepper sprayed in the face without warning or cause.

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project ( is an organization that works on behalf of low-income people of color who are transgender,
gender non-conforming, or intersex, providing free legal services and
advocacy among many other initiatives. On Wednesday night, the Sylvia
Rivera Law Project was celebrating its fifth anniversary with a
celebration and fundraising event at a bar in the East Village.

A group of our community members, consisting largely of queer and
transgender people of color, witnessed two officers attempting to
detain a young Black man outside of the bar. Several of our community
members asked the officers why they were making the arrest and using
excessive force. Despite the fact that our community was on the
sidewalk, gathered peacefully and not obstructing foot traffic, the
NYPD chose to forcefully grab two people and arrested them. Without
warning, an officer then sprayed pepper spray across the group in a
wide arc, temporarily blinding many and causing vomiting and intense

"This is the sort of all-too-common police violence and overreaction
towards people of color that happens all the time," said Dean Spade,
founder of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. "It's ironic that we were
celebrating the work of an organization that specifically opposes
state violence against marginalized communities, and we experienced a
police attack at our celebration."

"We are outraged, and demand that our community members be released
and the police be held accountable for unnecessary use of excessive
force and falsely arresting people," Spade continued.

Damaris Reyes is executive director of GOLES, an organization working
to preserve the Lower East Side. She commented, "I'm extremely
concerned and disappointed by the 9th Precinct's response to the
situation and how it escalated into violence. This kind of aggressive
behavior doesn't do them any good in community-police relations."

Supporters will be gathering at 100 Centre Street tomorrow, where the
two community members will be arraigned. The community calls for
charges to be dropped and to demand the immediate release of those

The Audre Lorde Project
Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit & Transgender

People of Color communities
85 So. Oxford St. * Brooklyn, NY 11217
Tel: 718-596-0342 * Fax: 718-596-1328
Web: * Email: alpinfo @

It's a crime.

It's a crime that people are willfully ignorant of sexual diversity.
It's a crime that the police in New York attacked the Silvia Rivera Law Project.
It's a crime that graffiti art is illegal, an activity youth are often active in and that there isn't enough alternative space for.
It's a crime that Astria Suparak has been ousted from her position of director at The Warehouse Gallery, just as the Come On: Desire Under the Female Gaze show is on.
It's a crime that intolerance is alive and well in Montreal.
It's a crime that not enough folks know about our wee smut zine.
It's a crime that you don't know about this awesome stencil tutorial.
It's a crime that you can't see my pink lace panties under my dark clothes and balaclava.

A xo

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Flasher Fetish Party this weekend! (for a good cause)

A friend of the Head & Hands Sense Project is hosting a “Flasher” Fetish party in the old port this Saturday with Plastik Patrick. There will be a costume contest, so wear your best trench coat and flash dance. I’ll have a cute Sense Project table with condoms, t-shirts and zines…flash for donations, maybe?

Here’s the deal:
Who? Davide 514-924-0687
Where? Club Cherry, 417 St-Pierre (Old Port)
How much? It’s $7 for guests and $15 at the door.
When: Saturday, Sept. 29th 2007 at 10pm

lickety split oddcast no. 4

Lickety Spliting Headache

When you wake up it is already dark and the world has a druggy bounce to it. Was it dark when you went to bed as well? You do not recall. Outside two men are smashing apart a small coffee table with big rubber mallets in the street, and the shows on TV don’t match those advertised in the guide. You’re happy to indulge yourself some more. You’re not even wearing socks.
In the darkness of the street only the traffic lights seems vivid and harsh. Everything else is flat. The people who pass are novelties, different animated characters in department store windows. Look at how their legs kick, so lifelike!
It is perhaps seven hours into your day before you speak aloud, and when you do no one is there to hear it. It is still exciting to do bad things in public places, and so you go out to do just that. But you’re only a rebel for a moment; and for most of the time you’re still dull ole regular you. Walking back home, you party alone until you are dizzy and go back to sleep. It is still dark. Or is it dark again?
Your lifestyle has made you very open-minded: everything bores you.

Lickety Split Oddcast no. 4

Side A


R. Buckminster Fuller
Tim Hecker
Skip Spence
The Vague Angels
The Unicorns


Monday, September 24, 2007

Chance of a Lifetime, I Tells Ya!

"A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words."
Never have I felt more compelled to envy the lucky so and so who coined this incredibly apt yet decidedly overused phrase. Ultimately, this sexy pic of me atop a Hooters zamboni (omigod, I know!) will always be much more exciting than the actual event. But does this really matter? Of course not! What I will say, is that I now not only have a historical record proving my unwasted youth, but also a story about getting turned away from Greenfield Park's brand spanking new cultural establishment. Invite only or ten dollar cover? No, thank you, I think I'll go pimp your zamboni instead! Seriously, my overeducated brain just smolts with all the ontological possibilites. How many hooters zambonies are there? Do they ever actually go on the ice or are they forever doomed to be the ephemera of nice cold beer and a good view of a soothingly warm rack? What is the correct pluralization of the word zamboni, anyway? Pontificating aside, how jealous are you of me right now? My guess is a lot!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

CONSUME: Sexy finds on!

Ah, yes. Th old type "sex" into the Estsy search engine and see what comes up trick! Here are a few things you might like. The above cards can be found here and are by thecraftydevils.

The painting above can be found here and it's by greenwing.

...and lastly, for today, here are a pair of earrings I'd love to rock:


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

lickety split oddcast no. 3


you should totally download side b
hot! and annotated!

i was playing this in the office the other day and of the new kid was all like "ahhh yess... t.b sheets,.. a clASSic!" and i stopped and stared at him with this pathetic expression on my face because he'd just casually labeled one of the most emotional songs in my life like he was naming bugs by their latin names. such detached appreciation. good god. everytime i listen to this song my girlfriend dies of tuberculousys and a little part of me crumbles to his knees. everytime.

i like weird spacey noises and this is a damn good slab of that stuff. the magik markers came into the record store i work at to sell us their album and i put it on immediately while they wandered around for like 45 minutes which was really kinda weird now that i think about it

i love the bassline in this song. plus i find it funny that you can play two modern oddpop bands on top of eachother and noone can really tell where one ends and the other begins.

i was walking down st. laurent street and a buncha people waiting for the bus all back away from some guy in a trenchcoat who i naturally look at and he looks so familiar that excitedly i blurt "holy shit it's mr. spock" to the giggles of everyone and he smirks and walks away and it was only a few blocks later that i realized it was leonard cohen and i was an idiot. meanwhile this song is so poignant it's probably what dying sounds like.

i like the idea of an alternate universe where the beatles live in japan all bloated and jam in pachinko parlours seven times a day, really just kinda joshing around and having fun, like the hamburg days, but in crazy old japan

more clipd beaks. i like songs that feel like places, and this is a good one. perhaps running out of gas in the mountains somewhere. thought the simmering guitar stuff underneath makes me believe its more like hard drugs and cruel war and alice in chains vigils

this is the point of the oddcast: synergy, that magic unpredictability of the assemblage of stuff

Lickety Split Oddcast No. 3
Side B

The Beatles
Clipd Beaks
Leonard Cohen
Johnny & Santo
Magik Markers
Van Morrison
Ike Reiko
HST as read by Patrick Cadell


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Support for Astria Suparak and The Warehouse Gallery

Astria Suparak is an awesome artist and curator who invited out our video program Daughters of Joy! down to NY state a few weeks ago. The work she has done over the last year as Director of the Warehouse Gallery in Syracuse, NY has been inspiring, contemporary and emerging artist driven. This week, we
have learned that Astria is being fired from her position. The
Syracuse arts community is stunned by this: faculty at Syracuse
University, local arts organizations, and artists in the area have
been thrilled by the great programs Astria has organized in her short
tenure at the Gallery, and feel she has contributed much to the city.
Astria is very professional in all her undertakings.
She has made strong connections in this community, and fostered great
dialogue. The only reasons we have been given for this decision, made
by Jeffrey Hoone, is that he is restructuring the Gallery to meet his
high standards. We do not know what these standards are, and feel
that The Warehouse Gallery has been very successful in bringing
important contemporary art to central New York.

If you feel comfortable in doing so, we ask you to write a letter to
the people listed below. As a member of a larger art community,
showing support for Astria and her fine work will help us to improve
arts programming in Syracuse, as well as allow Astria to continue to
contribute her talents to the art world at large. Below is an email
that is being circulated to as many people as possible. Please feel
free to send it to anyone you feel should know about this, or would
be willing to help.

You can see some of the letters that have
already been written on her behalf at
Dear All,

This past last week, I have learned that an exhibition of the social
activist artists The Yes Men, scheduled to open in November at The
Warehouse Gallery in downtown Syracuse, has been canceled by upper
management. When I inquired about the reasons for this decision, I
learned that CMAC (Coalition of Museums and Art Centers at Syracuse
University) is planning personnel changes at The Warehouse Gallery,
and canceled this show because of the anticipated lack of continuity
in the staff.

What is most alarming about this is that it appears that Astria
Suparak, the current Director of the Gallery, is being forced out. If
you feel that the work that Astria has done is valuable, please take
the time now to let others know.

I am writing to urge you to show your support now for Astria and the
programs she has organized at The Warehouse Gallery (including Come
On: Desire Under The Female Gaze, Faux Naturel, Embracing Winter, and
Networked Nature, along with various screenings and events around
town). You can do so in a number of ways:

1) write a letter to the following people:

Jeffrey Hoone, Executive Director, CMAC,

Nancy Cantor, Chancellor,

Eric Spina, Vice Chancellor/Provost,

Carole Brzozowski, Dean of CVPA,

Please write of any personal experience you have had, either in
working with Astria, attending exhibitions and events at The
Warehouse Gallery, and/or your thoughts on its programming thus far.

Some points you could make ( I offer these only as a things to think

- The Warehouse Gallery is needed space for contemporary art. The
exhibitions it has offered have been important. This is due in a
large part because of the work of its current staff.

- The programming at the Warehouse Gallery has the support of people
on campus, and in the local as well as national/international arts
community. Astria has made strong connections with different
departments on campus, with local arts groups, and with national/
international artists.

- Astria Suparak is a young curator worth supporting. She has shown
her abilities to put together intelligent exhibitions of artistic and
social importance. See for details.

- The Warehouse Gallery has been a significant contributor to the
"cultural capital" of Syracuse, something that both the city and
University claim as being valued.

- It is important that CMAC, and its Executive Director Jeffrey
Hoone, as a powerful cultural entity, be responsive to those who care
about the arts and be transparent about decisions.

2) Write a letter to the Editor to the following papers (include your
address and daytime phone number):

--The Post-Standard In the "subject box,"
please type "Post-Standard letter."
The Readers' Page, Box 4915, Syracuse 13221.
Fax : 470-3081.

--The New Times:
Syracuse New Times Letters, 1415 W. Genesee St., Syracuse 13204
fax: 422-1721

--The Daily Orange:
The Daily Orange Corp.
744 Ostrom Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210
(315) 443-2314

3) Attend the opening reception this Thursday at the Warehouse
Gallery, from 5-8 pm, to show your support. Refreshments provided.

4) Pass this email on to anyone you think would be interested in
issues concerning the growth and appreciation of dynamic,
contemporary art in Upstate New York.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Would you like a little Spanish Fly with your Kinsey? “A Cartoon Guide to the Kinsey Report.”

When famed father of “sexology” Alfred Kinsey released his bestsellers “Sexual Behaviour in the Human Male” in ‘48 & “Sexual Behaviour in the Human Female” in ‘53 who knew his revolutionary saucy statistical studies would fly off the shelves like aphrodisiacs & put the populace in a panic?

He was the subject of a self-titled Oscar-nominated movie in 2004, & underground film luminary Kenneth Anger said he would’ve made the best American president. But decades before all this post-mortem hubbub, cartoon editor Charles Preston gathered together a motley slew of mostly unremarkable gag cartoonists to fill up this quickie mainstream 1954 paperback response to the entomologist-turned-biologist’s controversial findings. And as the book’s intro implies, he tried to lighten the load; “if you’re a man are you interested in women? If you’re a woman are you interested in men? Do you wish that just for once someone wouldn’t take the whole business so seriously?” Yeah but why couldn’t it have been someone with an actual sense of humour? Chapters are divvied up with various Kinsey quotes as headers.

We get cartoons of little girls gleefully tarting themselves up slopped with lipstick & makeup cuz Kinsey’s findings determined “sex life in the human female begins at five.” HA, HA.

We get predictable deadpan caricatures of uptight prigs lamenting the collapse of society as we know it cuz of Kinsey’s dialogs. HO, HO.

And the inevitable overabundance of average-Americans turned sex-crazed after just a whiff of Kinsey, but with barely a bare bottom to be seen throughout all its 128 pages.

Preston chose to close his collection with a rather maudlin, borderline reactionary two-pager showing a conservatively illustrated fully-clothed romantic couple hugging under a full moon with the caption “the world BEFORE the Kinsey Report” & the second picture identical to the first; “the world AFTER the Kinsey Report.” Way to predict, Nostradamus.

But my favourite has to be the cartoon depicting one hubby’s extreme allergic reaction if only for its mind-boggling brutality (pictured below). Retroactive payback is the answer to Kinsey’s report that “nearly 50% of women married by the age of 25 have had pre-marital sexual experiences”! Ouch. The growing pains of a burgeoning sexual revolution. A picture sure tells a thousand words.