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!