Monday, June 30, 2008

We're on Queer Corps tonight!

Yup, that's right! Even more audio goodies to feed your gaga. Or something like that.
Kathleen will be representing the LS crew from 6-7pm on CKUT's Queer Corps program. Tune in and get the lowdown on the latest issue and the launch on Friday!!

Listen to the interview here! Lots of risky discussion about the content of the R I S K issue!!
Have patience or fast forward until you hit the interview.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

SQUARE QUOTES: Pansexual Digressions & Nocturnal Omissions

Holy moly, two audio treats in 24 hours, just for you! Listen to these suckas on yr iPod, with your OhMyBod, or on your computer while you pack for your move (if you're in MTL- Canada Day, July 1st, is actually Moving Day) or while you clean the house after last nights key party.

Episode 5: Pansexual Digressions & Nocturnal Omissions
Check out this fun podcast episode where I (Amber) am interviewed about Lickety Split and the upcoming issue, The Risk Issue and the July 4th. Check it:

"With a turnaround time that would daunt most college radio stations, but is par for the course in the big leagues with major players like Radio Congo, we came up with episode 5. A majestic palace of sophistry, loving communication, and dialogue. Our guests this week were Ken Vandermark, the acclaimed saxophonist whose name you might recognize from Powerhouse Sound and The Flying Luttenbachers; Amber Goodwyn, the publisher of Canada’s, nay North America’s best smut zine, Lickety Split; and finally, the beloved Claude Bernier, logistics master and jack of all trades with the Suoni per il Popolo festival, who came in to the studio to chat us up, and deliver exclusive Suoni sounds recorded over the course of the festival from Vic Chestnutt and The Sun Ra Arkestra, live at Sala Rossa.

This Episode’s Songs…

Leon Ware Rockin’ You Eternally, The Velvelettes Je Veux Crier (My Foolish Heart Keeps Hanging on a Memory), Di Melo A vida seus métodos diz calma, The Sun Ra Arkestra Excerpt (Live at Sala Rossa), Vic Chestnutt Excerpt (Live at Sala Rossa), Marcia Hines You Gotta Let Go, Sadina I Want That Boy"

lickety split oddcast no. 7!!!

lickety split in yr ears


special reminder: lickety split #6 THE RISK ISSUE launch is NEXT FRIDAY JULY 4 a la sala ros(s)a. there will be bands and a dance performance and board games and all sortsa fun stuff like that

besides the four neat-o bands, and the dead doll dancers, and the strip poker, and seven minutes in heaven (where? in the sala coat check? i heard martin rev puked in there once, it may be a lucky spot!) and yrs truely DJing, well, when will you have time to read yr copy of l/s? (answer: "later")

i'm a bad sideway caller, hype is not my bag. check out the facescape infos here and chat me up during the launch: i'll either be secluded in the DJ booth or smoking hope in the alleyway.

meanwhile, the oddcast!

or right-clicky-downloady at

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Weekly Video -- Turkish Delight!!

Yes, I had to go there. Sue me. So in honor of Turkey practically creaming Germany yesterday and basically winning the Euro Cup in spirit... here are some hot Turkish beats courtesy of Nez, complete with oodles of booty shakes and a weird metallic-clawed costume at some point.

Eye and Ear Candy at our zine launch!

Check 'em all out on July 4th!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Like to party? Call for Volunteers!

Lickety Split is a pansexual smut zine dedicated to encouraging sex-positive expression and thought through artistic contributions in the form of written word, photography and other art forms.

Over the years this Zine has really picked up steam and it growing at an incredible rate, Lickety Split is in need of some help, help in the form of people power!

Starting with our July 4th Launch of issue #6, we'll be looking to recruit a body of volunteers to help us with the planning and execution of our events.

We'll be hosting our first Volunteer Training Session next week at Le Cagibi (5490 St. Laurent). All we need is an hour of your time to give you a run down of the venue, walk you through tasks and let you sign up for shifts. The session will be held from 6-7pm on Monday, June 30th, quick run through with some tea and cupcakes. Can't make it? Get in touch and we might be able to work something out on another day.

Please email us so we will have an idea as to how many people will be attending at
Great thank you and I look forward to meeting you on Tuesday!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Weekly Video -- Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing

People are always haranguing us for more hetero content, so here's some steamy voyeurism courtesy of a hot, purple-from-head-to-toe Chris Isaac.

Although I could do without that ending...

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Head & Hands: Do the Right Thing!

AGMs are fun and empowering! Sometimes there are cupcakes, too.
AGMs are fun and empowering! Sometimes there are cupcakes, too.

Head and Hands is looking for new members for its Board of Directors! This is an amazing opportunity to get involved with an 40 year-old grassroots organization that's created The Sense Project, Faggity Ass Fridays, Street Vibes, The Serve Beach Volleyball Tournament and tons more!

Head & Hands’ mission is to work with youth to promote their physical and mental well being. Our approach is preventative, non-judgmental, and holistic with a fundamental commitment to providing an environment that welcomes youth without discrimination. We facilitate social change and the empowerment of youth based on their current needs within our community and society at large. We envision a society where all youth are participants and are inspired by the endless possibilities available to them. We encourage all applications, and in particular, we welcome youth (25 and under) and members from diverse communities to join our team.

Please send a C.V and cover letter to infoATheadandhandsDOTca, the deadline for applications is July 1st, 2008. To be eligible you must be a member or a volunteer at Head & Hands, or be endorsed by two members of Head & Hands. This can be arranged by meeting up with one of our current board members or staffers in advance of the AGM. Please contact us at (514) 481-0277 for more information on becoming a member and/or joining our board.

So, we'll vote people to be board members at our annual AGM, which is July 16th. All members are welcome! It's going down Wednesday July 16th 2008 at The Royal Canadian Legion, 5455 Blvd. De Maisonneuve W. Doors open at 5:30pm and the meeting gets started at 6pm. See our website for more details.

Also! Don't miss our youth THIS SATURDAY at Popolo in the Park at Parc Lahaie (corner of St. Laurent and St. Joseph) June 21st 2008 at 2pm. Our youth have been working with Kalmunity Vibe Collective under the direction of Matana Roberts! Woot woot!


Pop MTL Literary Competition!

Hi All,

Get your mind out of the gutter and onto the page! Check out this foine competition which features some pretty rad judges.


Pop Montreal and Matrix Magazine have teamed up to establish an innovative and exciting new literary competition. We are looking for the most unique and original voices in literary voices in Canada. So if you're an emerging poet or short story writer or fancy yourself so, you could wind up as Canada's newest literary darling, have your work published in Matrix, and come from anywhere in Canada to Pop '08 for a night in your honour.

Just send your work in for consideration this spring. Both poetry and prose winners will receive a round-trip ticket to Pop Montreal from October 1-5, 2008, a VIP pass to the Pop Montreal Festival, free accommodation at a bed and breakfast, fall publication in Matrix Magazine with full honorarium, and presentation at a special Matrix Litpop event during the festival.

The deadline for all submissions is July 15th, 2008. Winners will be notified in August. Poets are asked to send no more than 5 poems; fiction writers should send stories of no more than 5000 words. Each entry is 25$ and should include a SASE. Multiple entries are welcome. Full contest rules and regulations can be found at and

Poetry entries will be judged by Christian Bök and fiction entries by Zoe Whittall.

Christian Bök is the author of Crystallography (Coach House Press, 1994), a ’pataphysical encyclopedia nominated for the Gerald Lampert Award for Best Poetic Debut, and ’Pataphysics: The Poetics of an Imaginary Science (Northwestern University Press, 2001). His book Eunoia won the 2002 Griffin Poetry Prize and is the best-selling Canadian poetry book of all time. Bök has created artificial languages for Gene Roddenberry’s Earth: Final Conflict and Peter Benchleyís Amazon. His conceptual artwork has appeared at the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York City as part of the exhibit Poetry Plastique. He currently teaches at the University of Calgary.

Zoe Whittall — originally from Montreal, where she attended Concordia — now lives in Toronto. She is the author of Bottle Rocket Hearts, a novel. Her previous books include The Emily Valentine Poems and The Ten Best Minutes of Your Life, both volumes of poetry. She edited the anthology Geeks, Misfits & Outlaws. She has written for The Globe and Mail, the National Post, and NOW Magazine. Visit Zoe's blog at

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Lard: Like Grease but Thicker and Queerer

These days I'm sure you'd be hard pressed to find someone who isn't at least a little bit familiar with the runaway phenomenon that is Grease. Starring an endlessly plucky Olivia Newton John as the virginal Sandy and an endlessly "questioning" John Travolta as Danny "greased lightening" Zuko, this musical classic has been known to make people break out into song and dance regardless of their position on the Kinsey scale. Packed with kickass costumes and some truly cut-throat dance offs, Grease also featured the sassy Rizzo. A worthy role model for all rule-breaking women, this "teenage nare-do-well" and leader of the pink ladies was a ball buster in more ways than one. Unfortunately, enjoyable as it was, the original Grease didn't offer much hope of romance for the fat and queer amongst us and that's why we can all rejoice over Big Moves' incredible spin-off, Lard.

In town until June 22 as part of the Montreal Fringe Festival, this group of hefty honeys are offering a delectable treat for both the eyes and ears. Flipping Grease's traditional hetero summer lovin' story on its head and replacing it with a sizzling stand-off between a fat femme and a bootylicious butch, this version is sure to get to your heart by way of their bellies. With a storyline chock full of fat positivity, fun and food it's not to be missed.


Tuesday 17 Jun @ 22.15
Thusday 19 Jun @ 13.30
Friday 20 Jun @ 17.30
Saturday 21 Jun @ 22.30
*10+/10 ans et plus
Latecomers accepted (5 mins)/Retardaires acceptés
$9 General/Général
$6 16 and under/ 16 ans et moins (with ID/avec carte d'identité)
Tickets are NOW AVAILABLE!
Call: 514-849-FEST
or, check out Fringe Central @:

Monday, June 16, 2008

Lickety Split on the radio in Halifax & on-line tonight!

Check out an interview with Lickety Split smut zine on Halifax's CKDU radio tonight! Click here or on the image above to tune in on-line. The programs name is the 'Anchor Archive Radio Show' and it will be broadcast from 10:30 until midnight (Halifax time, which is one hour later, so at 11:30pm Montreal time).

"The show will be focusing on independent smut being made & distributed, the sex zine scene, ETC. The interviews/readings being aired will be from Sarah Mangle, Amber Goodwyn and Joey Comeau. I will be hosting, and there will be special guests Kite Patrick Mcadamney (a transman from Nova Scotia and drag queen/king extraordinaire) and Jean Steinberg (a Halifax-based doula/pro-choice activist/wonderwoman.)" - Jasmine

HEALTH: Summer lovin' happened so fast...

Hey folks,

So it's warm, it's sexy and the longest day of the year is this weekend (i.e. the Summer Solstice this Saturday, pagans!). So you might want to get yourself tested for STIs. Here are some places you can check out:

Head & Hands: A youth-friendly drop-in clinic open Tuesday and Thursday evenings. No clinics this June, but they restart July 3rd. You have to show up before 5pm and be between the ages of 12-25. The address is 5833 Sherbrooke St. W, 514-481-0277. Not wheelchair accessible (yet!)

Clinique l'Actuel: 1001 Maisonneuve E. #1130, 514-524-1001. Wheelchair accessible. Please ask about fees. They take out-of-province health cards.

Clinique l'Alternative
: 2034 St-Hubert, 514-281-9848. STI screenings, abortions, vasectomies, gynelogical services. Not wheelchair accessible.

Clinique des Jeunes: For people under 18 years of age. 514-934-0354. 1801 Maisonneuve W. 4th floor. Free morning after pill. Call for more info!

Also you can always call the CLSC-run 8-1-1 for any health-related questions or for referrals.

OK, be safe and stay cool in the heat! Safe sex is good sex. Use condoms, dental dams and gloves! Check out this site for safe sex info and tips:

Check out more health related posts later this week!


Sunday, June 15, 2008

And the winner for most unintentional smut video goes to...

A Christian man explaining to Kirk Cameron why a banana is the atheist's nightmare!

Hee hee, watch Kirk giggle at 0:45...

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Slow Dance Night is June 20th @ The MTL Fringe!

This year we are a Special Event as part of the St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival!

Lickety Split smut zine and Perpetual Emotion Machine Productions team up again with Slow Dancing intentions at heart and in every dirty part! With a lending library of designated dancers for all you wallflowers, and a dancecard-booklet to set up dances in advance, Slow Dance Night has all slow songs, all night long! Sway, turn and twirl your way through the hipster's alternative to speed-dating. It’s high school with a happy ending. And it's queer, senior, and couple-friendly, too.

Friday, June 20, 2008 at 10:00pm
The Academy Club,
4445 Boul. St-Laurent (just s. of Mont-Royal on e. side)
$10 admission includes your dancecard.

Check out this 4 minute documentary on Slow Dance Night by Marites Carino:

...and here are a coupla articles that came out this Spring:

Dead Dolls Zine Sneak Preview Today at the Fringe!

That's right, folks! The Dead Doll Dancers now officially have their very own naughty zine-- And just wait 'till you get yr dirty little hands all over it. Expect lots o' updates as we bulk up our filthy arsenal of press shots and figure out how to work this god-foresaken zine racket. Much thanks to Mz. Amber$$$$ for all her lurve and support.

Anyhoo, why not stop by the Fringe beer tent today and take advantage of our very special zine sneak peak?! Just start walking in the direction of the joy toyz table and look for the grrrls in the leather chaps and negligees.

Penelope Percacet

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Weekly Video -- Freddy Mercury VS The Odds

This week, to atone for my remissness last week, I present not one but two sexy videos. If I had more time (read: motivation and skill) I would create the mash-up video to end all mash-ups using these two videos. In the absence of such brilliance your imagination (the mind's youtube) will be required as you indulge in the varied flavours of sexiness offered up by The Odds and Freddy Mercury.

ps -- psych! Mystery guest writer....

Pomme Pomme Craft Fair: July 12 + 13th!

Lickety Split smut zine is please to announce that we are participating in the first ever Pomme Pomme Craft Fair!

What is The Pomme-Pomme Craft Fair? Pomme-Pomme is a unique craft fair in Montreal showcasing over 30 crafty vendors. The event is organized by Amy Johnson from Atelier Woodenapples and Tom Devlin from Drawn and Quarterly.When and where?This year’s event is being hosted at La Sala Rossa on July 12th and 13th.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Sex(y) Owies

Go out and get some already! Seriously, though, this post was inspired by the lovely Lola Lamb, one of Montreal's latest and greatest burly-q darlings. Recently, she revealed to me that there was a time when she was doing so many glamour shoots and strip shows that her eyelids became swollen from the application and removal of a few too many sets of Marilyn-style eyelashes. How fatally sexy is that? Reminds me of when I announced "My vagina is sore from too much sex" at an organizational meeting for the Vagina Monologues. You know, they thought it would be a good idea to go around the table and talk about how our vaginas were feeling (!?), and boy I am telling you, the envious glares I got after that little utterance were none too pretty.

Yes, it is nice from time to time to relish in the sexy smugness that can only come from a tell-tale little mark that lets everyone around us know just how desirous and desired we are. Sometimes they act as reminders or souvenirs--as in the time when my highschool boyfriend left a hickey on my breast that lasted the whole duration of his three week trip to Italy. Other times they can send a congratulatory ripple of relief through one's social circle as in when your friends know you've finally gotten laid from viewing a few burst blood vessels on your neck. And, I'm not just talking about hickeys here, either. Occasionally, there's a smidge of pleasure to be had from knowing you're so naughty that sometimes it might have to hurt just a little.

P.S. I know you know, but: STIs do not count as sexy injuries. Please don't fumble your condom or dental dam and end up with an un-sex(y) owie.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Lickety Split smut zine launches issue #6: The Risk Issue!

For Immediate Release: June 9 2008 -
Lickety Split smut zine will launch issue
The R I S K issue with a rock n' roll games night ! X ! X ! X !

with The Hot Springs, Hollerado, Call Me Poupee, On Bodies and the Dead Doll Dancersat La Sala Rossa (4848 St. Laurent), July 4th, 9pm, $10 with a copy of the latest issue

The riskiest party of the summer is going down at Sala Rossa, (4848 St. Laurent) on July 4th at 9pm, ten dollars gets you in the door and a copy of the latest issue. The bands playing are The Hot Springs, Hollerado and On Bodies!!! Be on guard for burlesque shenanigans care of the Dead Doll Dancers and games galore! Count on getting down for games of TWISTER, SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN, RISK and the like! Also, smutty revelers are encouraged to take advantage of one another in our Lickety Split Dirty Photo Booth, contents of which may be published on-line at or in the next issue of the zine.

Lickety Split #6: The R I S K issue includes tons of daring new work exploring the chance-y, dark and playful with photos of sex in public and needle play, an essay on being queer in prison, profiles on Lamda Instanbul and Sharing Is Sexy, "Dangerous Ladies" pulp fiction pin-ups by Andrea Hausmann and lots more! Featuring work by Sarah Beall, Nick Cabelli, Jeremy Edwards, Christina Foisy, Eric Hanson, Farah Kahn, Dayna McLeod, NOMRYN, Bill Puzstai, Omar Rahman, Nora Rohman, Ina Wood, The Prisoner Correspondance Project and Matt Jones, Neetzie, RoByn, Zo, triangles stuart, Noam and Earl, Jordan A with Mikiki and the Mystery Top, among many others. Our perrenial cover artist Sherwin Tjia (Slow Dance Night, The Hipless Boy, Pedigree Girls) has once again designed the cover art and Jesse Purcell printed them.

What they're saying about Lickety Split smut zine:
"Since appearing in 2004, Lickety Split has been dedicated to tenting your pants, wetting your undies and pressing a nerve." - Sacha Jackson, The Montreal Mirror
"It seems that every marginalized group wants its own version of pornography — punks, gays, lesbians, straight indie-rock chicks. But for those who want all of the above, there’s Lickety Split." - Amber Drea, Venus Zine

About Lickety Split smut zine:
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.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

A note on the final hours of making Lickety Split #6

Here we are again, *safesolvent on his MacBookPro and me on my iMac, side by side in the midnight hour. For some reason, it always comes down to this, no matter how profesh we try to roll. K$, bless her heart, is remotely checking in on us as she can't be here.
Keywords: Pinnoli pizza + ice tea + soda, Mac geeks, discussions of about the Mac mouse "clit" (ew!- ed.), how to properly arrange ones actual workspace..., coffee at 9pm, FTPs and drop boxes, carrying arm loads of uncut covers down Verdun streets and up stairs!