Sunday, December 28, 2008


To celebrate our 1 year anniversary, we've teamed up with the lovely folks at the Mainline Theatre this year to put on a FREE New Year's Eve Slowdance Night!

With a lending library of designated dancers for all you wallflowers, and a dancecard-booklet to set up dances in advance, Slowdance Night has all slow songs, all night long!

It's high school with a happy ending, and it's queer, senior, and couple-friendly too.

PS. Fantastic and inspired attire, while desired, is not required.


"Relive the prom without the angst." - the Canadian Press

"In an age where physical contact is a scarce commodity, an event that brings strangers safely together is long overdue." - The Montreal Gazette

"I really like hugging people, and this is like, a five-minute hug." - Telyn Kusalik, one of our guests


Mainline Theatre
3997 St-Laurent Blvd. (Just south of Duluth)
December 31st, New Year's Eve!
Doors at 10, Dance from 11 PM - Dawn
Dancecards available!

For more info, please consider joining our facebook group,
"Slowdancers of the World Unite & Dance Slow"

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Weekly Video -- Happy Hanukkah!

...starting in two days. Is everyone aware of all the sexy musical Jews out there? David Bowie, Lou Reed, Elvis....

Friday, December 12, 2008

Dirty Photo Booth -- Sexy Sailors!!

Sailor Skye and her scamp-ish friend were hoisting the jibs* (if you know what I mean) behind the sweaty black curtain at the Beyond Human launch party. Avast!

*Not even remotely a nautical term.

Pole-Dancing Robots!


Gift Ideas!

So yeah, we're consumers as well as smut peddlers. Here are a few items you might consider buying up for the lovely ones in your life (including yourself)~! OK and this list ain't strictly smutty, we're warning you in advance.

Lickety Split 2-year subscription! Yes! Of course! Click on this link if this tickles your fancy.

Worn Fashion Journal 2-year subscription! Our buds and well-dressed comrades! Buy it up here.

Ojingogo (a graphic novel) by Matt Forsythe. Find out more and buy it here.

There are tons of goodies at Atelier Woodenapples in Montreal's Mile End. Go there and check out the handpicked and handcrafted goods as soon as you can!

Phonopolis is a record shop you should visit in the same area of town and carries many a fine album that you can't find in one of the big box music stores. For example, they have the latest PARLOVR record, which will both break your heart and mend it in the space of a few songs.

Get It Ripe by Jae Steele is a wicked and delicious sounding vegetarian cookbook by the former (?) Ripe zine-maker, and can be found in NDG at the Coop la Maison Verte.

Nightwood is my band, we have an E.P. for sale, you can pick it up here.

Fixture Records music is precious, poppy and minimal all at once. Hear here!

The Crumpet Closet has a bunch of sweet shoes, accessories and soon they will also feature clothes! Check it.

You should also head to the Cheap Thrills record store as soon as you can.

Drop by the Concordia Coop Bookstore stat.

Anyhow, this ain't exhaustive so we may post more ideas real soon.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Job Posting, non-Lickety related

Job posting extended deadline: Advisor-LGBTTQ, and Advisor-Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity:
Deadline extended to January 15th at 5pm!

Play Party this weekend!

"We are a montreal based feminist collective of queer and trans identified folks. We feel that in a city dominated by straight swinger clubs and gay male only sex spaces, there is a need for women and queer/trans friendly spaces to express our sexualities. We are a sex and kink positive collective that is committed to anti-oppression and harm reduction based politics. And, ultimately, we are committed to getting you off!"

Read more about it on the Contre La Mur/Against the Wall blog. Location, date, time and code of conduct are there for your persual.

The Worldwide Decriminalisation of Homosexuality

Read about it here. Thanks to Tessa for blogging this!

Friday, December 05, 2008

Did anyone lose their scarf at the launch?

Cuz we found one. This is it, e-mail us if you want it back: aATlicketysplitzineDOTcom

Parlovr + Hollerado show tonight (+ that guy from DFA1979)

So yeah, two bands who've supported Lickety Split this past year are playing a show together at the new Casa/Blue Skies venue Il Motore. Both of these bands have three things in common: uncommonly nice guys, a huge young lady following and good music. So check 'em out and let us know what you think of the new venue! Montreal definitely needs more. Please someone open up more in the MTL SW, though. That would rule. Message sent out from Parlovr is below:

TONIGHT! @ Il Motore - Sebastian Grainger + Parlovr + Hollerado

Today at 11:11am
So, we're playing a last minute show tonight (Friday December 5) at a new venue here in Montréal called Il Motore.

It's with Sebastian Grainger & The Mountain, who is one of the guys from Death from Above 1979... and apparently a 'mountain.'

Montréal's Hollerado will also be joining us in this cock-rocking revelry. Or whatever.

The address is 179 Jean Talon West, which is between Parc and De Castelnau stations on the blue line.

C U L8er.

,Alex, Louis and Jeremy

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Weekly Video -- Window Licker

What to say about this video by Aphex Twin? What to say...

Ummm...... yeah.

Once again, thanks Mike!

H&H Holiday On-Line Feel-Good Fest!

Do you believe in Santa? No?
Well, how about food security?
Wanna help out but have no time to contribute?
Let us be your community worker elves!

We invite you to lend us support by donating to our holiday baskets and emergency food pantry!!! The holiday season is fast approaching and many low-income youth and families in our community will be struggling to make ends meet. At Head & Hands we alleviate some of the pressure during this difficult time by providing holiday baskets to those in need.

Your donation contributes to this unique and time-sensitive food-security service, one which positively affects many of the most marginalized members of our community. Your donation also helps to stock our emergency food pantry which is an indispensable service within our holistic approach. We know that food security is an essential and basic ingredient in fostering the kind of community we want to see. We also know that often folks fly under the radar of other food security resources. For example, a youth who comes to Head & Hands for our medical clinic, or is met in the metro by one of our street workers, can leave Head & Hands with a bag of food where they wouldn’t necessarily seek out the food bank.

So, yeah! Here’s how you can help:

Donate on-line and write a note indicating that you’d like your gift to be directed towards this essential service:

Or send in your gift by mail:
Head & Hands
P.O. Box 206, Station N.D.G.
Montreal, Quebec H4A 3P5

Or drop it off in person! Please visit us during our opening hours:
5833 Sherbrooke Street West, corner of Melrose in NDG.
Mon-Thurs 10-9:30pm
Friday 10-5pm

We're also interested in new and gently used toys to place under our holiday tree for very young guests as well as non-perishable food items.

Also, forward this to your friends! Or set-up a food drop off box at your workplace. You know. Get creative!

Join the H&H On-Line Feel-Good Fest facebook event.

About Head & Hands:
Head & Hands envisions a society where all youth are participants and are inspired by the endless possibilities available to them. Our 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.


Puces POP Breakfast for Dinner! (Craft Fair & Bingo Party!)

Come find Lickety at one of the coolest craft fairs in town and get some of your holiday shopping done! Check it, the good word from Puces Pop (of Pop Montreal):

Our first ever winter fair just in time for the holidays!
We're gathering 50 of our best vendors to sell their wares. Come and see the best of Montreal's handmade, and make a dent in your holiday shopping!

When: December 6th, 2008 - 11h - 18h
Where: St. Michel Church (Corner of St. Urbain & St. Viateur)

Followed by BREAKFAST FOR DINNER BINGO PARTY in the evening starting at 8 pm!

Breakfast will be served - come play bingo and eat pancakes! Even wear your pj's to the game!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Audio Smut Super Sexy Radio Show!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008,
6:00pm - 7:00pm,
90,3 fm or


An Interview with Mathilda Bernstein Sycamore.

An exclusive long lost documentary of sexual shame.

Pleasures: The Case of the Missing Vibrator!


Tuesday, December 02, 2008

The Crumpet Closet: Foot Fetish!

If you need some hott footwear for when you're prancing about in the nude, visit The Crumpet Closet for some sweet steals. Yes, we know the lady behind the closet door, and yes, she's amazing.

Magazine for and by girls seeks art director!

Authentik is an alternative magazine, written by girls for girls. Authentik Magazine’s vision is to encourage girls leadership skills, empowerment and self-expression. After producing two issues in French, we are currently preparing the first English issue. With an expected distribution of 10 000 copies, Authentik Magazine is a province-wide project. The project is just starting but we have great plans and prospects for the future.

We are looking for an enthusiastic young designer looking to gain invaluable experience as an Art Director. Due to the nature of this project there is no certainty about whether this will be a paid or an unpaid position, though charity tax receipts can be provided. The Art Director/Graphic Designer will collaborate with our small editorial team to ensure a dynamic professional magazine. More information and past issues may be found at

Main activities:
-Ensure a professional
yet girl style
-Interpret theme and
articles to help us choose appropriate visuals, concepts, headlines etc
-Responsible for page
-Responsible for designing
promotional documents

Type of designer we
are looking for:
-Interested in the
process of making an alternative girls magazines
-Self-directed team
-Graphic Design
- Experience working
on a magazine (fantastic!)
-Be available until spring

If you are interested in working on an exciting starting project please don’t hesitate to contact us
for further information and a chit-chat.

Please send a brief introduction and examples of your work to: