Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Oh Life...

Welcome, O Life
I go to encounter
for the millionth time
the reality of experience
and to forge
in the smithy
of my soul
the uncreated
of my race.

- James Joyce

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Evangenitals Keyword Roundup!

It's time for another awesome Evangenitals Keyword Roundup! These are the terms and phrases that SOMEHOW led people to the super-wonderful Evangenitals website, conveniently located at http://ping.fm/ONyZs!

This week's highlights include:

The Obvious:
Evangenitals, The Evangenitals, Evangenitals.com, Evangenital, Evangentials, Evangentals, Evangenitals from LA, evangenitals band

The Personal:
ari desano (always #1!), kristy mcinnis (#2 this week. Tee hee!), "andrea baker" violin evangenitals (and fiddle!), "juli crockett" vegan (represent!), henry bermudez guitar (oh yes!), lisa dee singer (hell yes!)

The Genre-ous:
alternative country punk, country drunk band, alternative country music movement, cowpunk country, kazoo in punk jazz rock, hillbilly love letter, freak folk

The Not Us:
- 4 blond girls in vegas playing electric violins (we have one dirty blonde playing a real fiddle? and by dirty, i mean Andrea's hair color!)
- alternative band with geeky looking guitar player (i wouldn't call Henry geeky. wait, are they talking about me??)
- eric mcfadden trio diamonds to coal blogspot (Henry is a huge Eric McFadden fan, but he's not in this band)
- kimberly edwards springfield missouri (Kristy is from Missouri! Do you know Kimberly, Kristy?)
- professional orchestra near enterprise al (I was born in Enterprise, AL!)
- kit reborn sahra de kim de windering (I have no idea how this one relates...)

And then some specific stragglers, such as they mystifying: "evangenitals as well"
"he evangenitals" and "12345 cow"

Always interesting to see what folks are searching for. Here's to hoping you all find what your heart's desire!

Much love,
Juli & the Evangenitals

Thursday, February 17, 2011

NW Tour Update: Day 1 - No Scat Please

Six Evangenitals and all our gear got stuffed into a Cruise America RV yesterday morning, and we set off on our Pacific Northwest Tour! Rain and high winds made the trip rather adventurous, and driving a giant RV into San Francisco (North Beach) was friggin' INSANE! Luckily Kristy and Feldman have nerves of steel and managed to not only get us safely to the venue (Grant & Green) for load in, but we even found STREET PARKING for the dang thing that cost us a grand total of $3. Woot!

Big love to our superfan Chester, who was the first person to show up and submitted a request for "Purple Rain", Jeremiah who shuttled the Evangenitals to and fro the RV, Roxie who's new original Rockabilly band "The Rumble Strippers" opened for us, and everyone that came out and made last night a special send-off for our NW Tour.

The most ridiculous, epic moment of the evening award goes to the "rap battle" that ensued when birthday boy Zach got up on stage and started beat-boxing. We then proceed to improv a "remix" of Quee-Queg over his beats. When he requested that the band lay back so he could scat, the game was on. Crockett busted out the rhymes, calling him out for hijacking the mic. "This motherfucker has hijacked the stage! The band's in a rage!"

The Evangenitals have a strict no scat policy. It's a hard limit.

Onward to Oregon! Today we have to confront rains, high winds, and SNOW in the RV. Pray for us. We're taking it slow and steady and will see you on the other side.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Prayer (a damn good one)

Whatever happens. Whatever
*what is* is is what
I want. Only that. But that.

- Galway Kinnell

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Proud to be an Evangenital

Hello beautiful soul.

As parts of our dear US and World populations seemingly spiral into a crazed muck of extremism, hatred, and fear... I realize that the act of being in an all-love, all-loving, good time gang called the EVANGENITALS becomes more and more of a passionate political statement.

We the Evangenitals have, I admit, gone over the possibility of changing our name to something more "mainstream" or less "challenging" a few times in the 7+ years we've been making our special brand of music. We've been called the "Best Band Name Ever" by quite a few reviewers, and the "Worst Band Name Ever" a few times, too. Our name alone has opened many doors, and closed some. It has certainly always gotten SOME reaction out of folks when they hear it, and folks tend to remember it.

In all these years I've yet to come up with another simple term, phrase, or slogan that covers the sentiment that is the seed and the guiding principle of our art and our action -- and that is, in short:

* An expansive, relentless love of everyone and everything, from the sublime to the profane.
* A joyous getting down with the all of it all, with no topic being too taboo.
* A fiercely beautiful, holy, and kick ass irreverence for Being.

(If you'd like to read a really extensive telling of our feelings about the band and the origin of the band name, you can do so here: http://ping.fm/7gQvU)

At the end of the day... We are the Evangenitals. I accept this and understand it more and more at every show we play, for every fan we meet, and with every heart we touch that feels its confirmation in our mission.

I feel blessed and honored to be in this world with you, at this time, and am commited to making it a fucking joy ride.

We are excited to be going into the studio this weekend to be recording more music with which to infect the hearts and minds of the people.

We are excited to be playing a show with THE MORMONS on November 13th, which shall surely raise a few eyebrows, as we're getting a write up in the Pasadena Weekly for that gig. :-)

We encourage and welcome you to do all you can to help spread the good news of the Evangenitals far and wide.

Let all the fearful, ignorant, poor souls not bathing in the light of love know that they can run but they can't hide. We will find them, and we will love them anyway... till their black hearts bleed sunshine. We are coming.

Much love, love, love,
Rev Juli Crockett & the Evangenitals

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Please Support Kulak's Woodshed!

Hey folks. I wanted to share this plea from Kulak's Woodshed for support. Kulak's is an awesome, volunteer-run, grassroots venue in North Hollywood that hosts incredible original music and webcasts great shows on the internet.

You can check out videos of our appearance at Kulak's on YouTube, here:

They are in need of audience, donations, and support of any kind... so please spread the word, catch a show, and contribute.

Juli of the Evangenitals


Hi Everyone,

Time Warner turned off our Live Webcast last Friday but we got it back the next day. I'd like to thank the dozen or so people who made generous PayPal donations (in addition to what they already contribute) and helped make that happen. Now I have to hope that the Department of Water and Power doesn't turn off our electricity. Please read the following:

Woodshed audience attendance over the last few months has been very low and I've fallen nearly $9,000 behind in donations needed to pay the Woodshed bills. Yes, things are really desperate here. ATT turned off the Woodshed phone a few weeks ago (about $600 for the past 6 months) I owe Department of Water and Power (over $3,000 for the past few months). They've been working with me allowing me to make payments but I continue to fall behind. It's only a matter of time before they turn me off. The rent is four months ($4,000) behind.

Again, please let me remind you how thankful I am to those of you who have attended Woodshed shows this year, and for making those donations here and on-line. You made it possible for this wonderful community to get this far. I know it may seem unfair coming to you again after you've already given but we are all we have to turn to. If we pull together we can avoid repeated financial crashes.

I'm modeling the Woodshed after the PBS and Public Radio fundraising example of Monthly Sponsorship.

If you are able please help please join me in choosing to keep what you helped create. Please click here:

Thank you for making a difference in helping to keep the Woodshed going.

Paul Kulak

We broadcast every show LIVE @ http://ping.fm/GODB7

We're located at 5230-1/2 Laurel Canyon Blvd, (just north of Magnolia) North Hollywood, CA 91607

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

We Are Music

"The organic matter that forms human beings generates a frequency that can be represented by a sound at approximately 42 octaves above middle C [...] vibrating at 570 trillion times a second."

Warren J Hamerman
21st Century Science & Technology
March-April 1989 issue

THAT'S A HIGH C!!!!!!!!!!! :-)