Wednesday, December 30, 2009


There is a movement underway. All sorts of isolated individuals asserting their accidental individuality in the face of evolutionary necessity, as some wise man once said. It's a crazy little posse we've got forming. Growing in numbers. United in a feeling that can't even be put into words but we signify it by pointing to the banner flying with the L-O-V-E in big 'ol letters made of that gooey stuff that is pumpin' through your guts moments after taking your eyes off the one you're really feeeeeeeeeeeeeeelin' it for, at that moment, whomever they may be, on that day, at that time, in that instant.

The story has been told many times of how I once fell in love with a man riding a bike up a steep hill on a hot day, simply for the effort he was exerting. For the love of his effort. The effortless, too, hath a glowing space in my heart. Yes. Love the effortless, But shit in my shoes, do I ever love effort! Right effort. Right thought. Right practice. In a world without right and wrong? How completely audacious!

Each man is responsible for his own soul, and each to his own, as they say. However – and this is a most fascinating point when one considers it as one should – there is an interplay. An uncontrollable interplay.

It is hard for me to make a sentence go in any one direction lately. Luckily, at least, when reading (in the English language, and a few others I’ve encountered) we move our eyes from left to right, top to bottom, and follow the phrase withersoever it goes. (some poets and word-artists and linguists and fartists have had some other ideas) however, the instinct of the masses remains. The hoi polloi, in general, in the Americas, reads LEFT to RIGHT.

Compare. When listening to another speak -- save for flights of fancy, blank spots, possible drug interference and intentional or unintentional ignoring -- we listen as we live, in real time, experiencing linearity, following the narrative, abstract though the subject matter may be, withersoever it leads. We listen, much like we read. I, personally, both listen and read, and, speaking from my own experience, since that is all I truly have any authority to speak from, can assuredly say that I listen much like I read.

There is an interplay – yet, within it, there is a need for an isolated thought process. A personal inventiveness, which can be viewed as an interaction with the other (though there be no other) be it a person, book, sound, image, or hallucination. Regardless, there is the need for times of quiet in one’s own (common) mind.

Also, we must allot sufficient time for the mutually adventurous to spend time together and create. To breed and compose. Interact. Discuss. Plan. Reflect. The interplay is everything. The one looking at itself as two (or more). Experiencing itself as two (or more).

There is no explaining what has not yet happened to someone who has not yet experienced it.

It is very difficult to merely exist. Practically impossible.

And now, Oh My Lord Don Quixote, all I ask on this night like any other night is the courage to follow, withersoever thou leadest my aching frame; to heed the call of adventure, wheneversoever it heralds, and to love, my dear sweet holy idiot, to love. To cultivate the unconditional giving of self to thy children and plebeians. Thy hoodlums and wackos. Thy dejected, rejected, snotty and shitfaced. Oh lord, sweet lord, daddy of the sugars, momma of the fuckers, sister of the lovesick, brother of the bigness, cousin of the unconscious, uncle of the uglynasties, friend of the faithless, lover of all things just as they are and however they may want to be... give it up. Give it up to us like a 5am jackpot after a long night of pullin' dry on the one armed bandit.

I can see it. It's already happening. It's as ridiculous and pathetic and gorgeous as it can be. The love is raining down, everywhere I'm looking. The sky is falling and it's about time. The rain is helping it all soak in.


Sunday, December 27, 2009

something to (not) think about

You are asked -- temporarily, of course -- to lay aside all of your philosophical, religious, and political opinions, and to become almost like an infant, knowing nothing. Nothing, that is, except what you actually hear, see, feel, and smell. Take it that you are not going anywhere but here, and that there never was, is, or will be any other time than now. Simply be aware of what actually *is* without giving it names and without judging is, for you are now feeling out reality itself instead of ideas and opinions *about* it. There is no point in trying to suppress the babble of words and ideas that goes on in most adult brains, so if it won't stop, let it go on as it will, and listen to it as if it were the sound of traffic or the clucking of hens.

Let you ears hear whatever they want to hear; let your eyes see whatever they want to see; let your mind think whatever it wants to think; let your lungs breathe in their own rhythm. Do not expect any special result, for in this wordless and idealess state, where can there be past or future, and where any notion of purpose? Stop, look, and listen... and stay there awhile before you go on.

- Alan Watts, Tao: The Watercourse Way

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Saturday, December 26, 2009

a nice reminder

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Monday, December 21, 2009

RIP Brittany Murphy (and Western Civilization)

I believe the following paragraph from a news article officially marks the surety of the next Decline of Western Civilization...

"Ashton Kutcher, who once dated Murphy and co-starred with her in 2003's "Just Married," posted his condolences on his Twitter page today. "See you on the other side kid," it began."

Read more:


Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Just found a cool set of pictures on Flickr of the opera I directed at CalArts last spring.

Such a cool opportunity to work in the MOD, with fantastic singers and actors, full orchestra, video design.... the works! I love that school and I love that space!! :-)

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Live for Today

I just found a piece of old writing of mine in which the final lines were:

"Panties down. Live for today."

That saying is now posted in large letters on my wall for maximum daily reflection.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Dryers help protect the environment. They save trees from being used for paper towels. They eliminate paper towel waste. They are more sanitary to use than paper and help maintain cleaner facilities.


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Lead singer with 'The Evangenitals'

Wow. Just found this awesome photograph of ME on Flickr... taken during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It's so incredible to get to see myself being MYSELF... :-)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Calling All Idealists!

I love this organization! Please join and let's *@!* up the world in a good way. :-)

Launching This Week: A Global Network of Idealists - at

It’s time to build a global network that will serve and support all those people who want to make the world a better place, online and in person.

This is the idea that has always grounded and fueled our work. We believe that all over the world people and communities face three common challenges:

* There is often a big gap between our good intentions and our actions.
* Our problems are connected, but we are not.
* The world is full of good ideas that don't spread quickly enough.

What we need, then, is a network, a movement, an ecosystem that will:

* Make it easier for people and organizations to move from intentions to action.
* Connect people, organizations, and resources in every possible way.
* Find good ideas wherever they are, and distribute them as widely as possible.

If we can do this, and do it well, most of our local and global challenges will be easier to deal with.

At you can read the vision behind this in more detail; follow along on our Imagine, Connect, Act blog; and sign up to help us get started.

Will you join us?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

New Video: So Sweet, Indeed

Check it out!!!

Director DJ Mendel from New York just made us a video for our tune "So Sweet" off the new Evangenitals EP (now availalble on iTunes, CDBaby, etc)

We met DJ in Scotland while at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He directed Cynthia Hopkins' "Accidental Nostalgia" (featuring the band Gloria Deluxe) and the cast and crew of that show made appearances at several Evangenitals gigs. In fact, their fiddle player Philippa Thompson even sat in with us on violin and harmonies at our last show! Glorious deluxe, indeed!!!

It was a love fest, indeed, and the lovin' continues with this cyber-collaborative video.

Please take a look and leave a comment!!! Post, share, etc. Spread the love! :-)

Love, love, love
Juli & the Evangenitals

Thursday, November 05, 2009

TONIGHT at the TRIP in Santa Monica

On Thursday November 5th the Evangenitals are taking a pilgrimage to the West Side for a family affair funk & junk shaking evening with our good friends Cousin Junebug at THE TRIP in Santa Monica.

This is a cool club with a really nice promoter who is trying to create something lovely over in Santa Monica, so please come out and sing, dance, and support the great night of music!

Opening the night is CHARLIE CHENEY -- Pirate Superhero Citizen Adventurer -- on a wild Amtrak tour Michigan and he's stopping in to play for YOU. Rumor hasn't it that Juli Crockett of the Evangenitals is gonna duet with him too. Oooooh! Let's duet!

Then the Evangenitals will make love to your ear holes, and then Cousin Junebug wil funk you up. And then the Catch and Waves will funk, fusion, freestyle you into oblivion.

All for just $5.

Can I get a HELL YEAH?!?!!

The TRiP (
2101 Lincoln Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405

8pm Charlie Cheney (
9pm Evangenitals (
10pm Cousin Junebug (
11pm The Catch and Waves (

See you there!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Julio's Dad was born in Alabama to a family of Lunatics.

Dad was hit by two cars in the same day and had a staple shot into his head. He wrote a book on the history of Alabama, became a history professor, and had affairs with his students. He won 2nd place on Jeopardy but was unable to claim his prize because he hadn't paid child support since the divorce. Dad had an awful temper and would often be sent to his room, by Mom. Mom would make us put ice in his pants to calm him down. He once made scrambled eggs with sugar in them and threw them against the wall. He hid the household bills in shoeboxes that he kept in the closet and recorded porn movies at the end of our cartoon tapes. He tried to make me eat orange peels and hot dogs with peanut butter and cheese because "it all went to the same place anyway." Dad got born-again and wrote a 3000 page novel on the sex life of Jesus Christ. He married a Norweigian woman he met on a cruise ship and moved to Puyallup, Washington where they ran a tuxedo rental business. They would not loan my brother a tuxedo for prom. The new wife fell off a horse, hit her head and went insane. Dad heard Jesus telling him what numbers to play in Vegas. He developed cancer of the lymph nodes and died, right around Christmas time.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Pangs

The Pangs. The Fucking Pangs.

There is a whole Opus Pistorum to be written on The Pangs.

The feeling: a sort of reverse-nostalgia.

A bittersweet, memory-like longing for something that hasn't yet happened. The girl you never knew that broke your heart comes to the party in the skin of a woman you've never met... will she ever understand that you already love her? Deeply, truly, thoroughly. Is this love any less valid because it exists in another dimension and has nothing to do with anything real* (*i.e. having any connection to that which actually happened in this lifetime)?

The relationships of the mind, whilst listening to songs, whilst watching the sun go down, whilst watching movies, sitting in the tub, are so full, so beautiful, so sad and perfectly imperfect. Inside of these images of imaginary love affairs, cinematically painful, slowly and quietly intense and dramatic, we always look beautiful when we're crying. Our faces are never red and puffy and pathetic, and if they are, they are adorably so, intensely so, sweetly so.

Pain is a pang, a slide-guitar gut sensation, a minor note felt in the aorta, a heart choke. Eyes blink in the soft light, tears roll down the cheeks, always in slow motion, with a sound track, slow, with ringing harmonics which die away, open tuning, the sound of the metal rattling on the fret. Imperfectly perfect, and slow.

Behind, above, surrounding it all, there is the glowing specter of a heart, full to bursting with love, that grows and grows and grows.

The people-in-general, the hoi polloi, the vox populi go on about their business. Another day, another nickel. Back to work. Me too. Here I am. Senor Cog: Welcome to the Urban Junkyard! Your Civic Duties await you! Please report to the office and place your Cog in the Machine. Although the System runs quite smoothly without You (it is, in and of itself, a self-propagating, self-copulating, self-emulating machine) We sure do like having You around. All is Better Back in Line, waiting for your side-order of fries. Here we Go.

Need to get simple and monosyllabic for a minute. Yes, no, good, yes, ugh.... simple simple. Even simple has two-syllables. Too Many! Need the Ones: Plain. Good. Girl. Boy. Beach. Sky. Sea. Camp. Walk. Sleep. Read. Light. Dark. Beef. Fish. Eat. Love. Joy. God.

It is time to cry. Really cry. Not just weep that bittersweet lovesick weep that's burning in the throat 24/7, but fucking WAIL. Wail to the heavens in a combination of a "thank you!" and "why? fucking why?" A question and an exclamation. Why is she so beautiful? Why can't it last forever? Why would I want it to? Why do I deserve such light? Such feelings? Such a friend?

I love those days when one knows, beyond a doubt, that happiness is right here. Nothing more is needed. I could live in a dirt shack chicken coop, and so long as the face turns toward the sun now and then, happy is here.

And yet, simultaneously, that thought horrifies me.... this is it? this is all you want? this is happiness? no no not enough never never never enough.... I am the bitch of ambition! I am the slave of the self talking mind! I am the hog-tied POW of "not enough" "less than" and "falling short", and am a shit sandwich with a side order of failure and a self pity shake.

Those are The Pangs, mang.

I love this Life

rock faces
Originally uploaded by juliocrockett
Spent a whole lotta time today uploading, rotating, tagging, and titling a bunch of Lisa Dee's pictures from the Evangenitals/Dawn of Quixote quixotic trip to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. It was super-awesome to get to reflect and remember what an amazing adventure it was, how incredible it is that we pulled the whole thing off, and what a priceless experience was had by all.

I am insanely grateful to these folks for believing it was possible and for their willingness to take that ride. I love these guys and gals.... and I love all the Evangenitals that came before, all who are yet to come, and everyone who has given us their time, attention, and support through the years.

It is a beautiful thing. :-)

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Lee Shore

"In landlessness alone resides the highest truth, shoreless, indefinite as God—so, better is it to perish in that howling infinite, than be ingloriously dashed upon the lee, even if that were safety!"

(Moby Dick, Chapter 23)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him...

(Oh, man, this is so bad, it's good)

....... A super-calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.

(credit: Eddie Bieble's blog:

Friday, October 23, 2009

Cash'd Out Midwest Tour Continues!

Another great round of shows through Missouri, South Dakota and Minnesota! We have a much deserved day off tomorrow and then we're headed to Chicago, Green Bay and St. Louis. See details below.

House of Blues – Back Porch
Chicago, IL
Saturday, October 24

Oneida Casino
Green Bay, WI
Sunday-Tuesday, October 25-27

Beale on Broadway
St. Louis, MO
Wednesday, October 28

Upcoming Schedule:
Saturday, October 24: HOB Back Porch (Chicago, IL)
Sunday-Tuesday, October 25-27: Oneida Casino (Green Bay, WI)
Wednesday, October 28: Beale on Broadway (St. Louis, MO)
Friday, October 30: Eagles Ballroom (Omaha, NE)
Saturday, October 31: The Bottleneck (Lawrence, KS)
Friday, November 6: Blank Club (San Jose, CA)
Saturday, November 7: Blue Fin (Monterey, CA)
Sunday, November 8: Fishlips (Bakersfield, CA)
Saturday, November 14: Thee Parkside (San Francisco, CA)
Wednesday, November 18: Urban Lounge (Salt Lake City, UT)
Friday, November 20: Knitting Factory (Spokane, WA)
Saturday, November 21: Knitting Factory (Boise, ID)
Friday, November 27: Viper Room (West Hollywood, CA)
Saturday, November 28: Winstons (Ocean Beach, CA)
Saturday, December 5: Aliante Station (Las Vegas, NV)
Friday, December 18: Tractor Tavern (Seattle, WA)
Saturday, December 19: Dantes (Portland, OR)
Saturday, December 26: Belly Up Tavern (San Diego, CA)

Thanks for your support!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

What do you think of my Genitals? :-)

It occurred to me today that a whole lot of people -- all over the world!!! -- have gotten the new Evangenitals EP. That's awesome.

Now, how about telling us what you think of it?!?!?! WE NEED YOUR REVIEWS!!!

Please take a moment to log in to (it's free and all... if you don't already have an account there) and give us some stars! Let us know what you think of the album. We would love your feedback. WHAT DO YOU THINK???

Here's the link to the album page where you can post your reviews:

Thank you!

Juli & the Evangenitals

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Evangenitals & Cash'd Out at the Belly Up!

On Saturday October 10th the Evangenitals will play our biggest show yet! We are opening for Cash'd Out, the world's premier Johnny Cash tribute band (that Evangenital Juli Crockett sings the June Carter parts with!) at San Diego's BEST live music venue -- The Belly Up!

The incredible Bill Cardinal is also on the bill, and DJ Gonzo will be spinning all the great cowboy classics between sets. The Belly Up is a beautiful venue with amazing sound, an awesome lineup, and a HUGE opportunity for the Evangenitals to shine our light on San Diego.

If you are in the area, please come see the show! If you know anyone in the area, please help us spread the word!

If you're in LA and would like to carpool, please email us! We are organizing a carvan to cruise down family-style. :-)

Tickets are cheaper if you buy 'em in advance, and Cash'd Out shows at the Belly Up often tend to sell out... so get your tix here:

Doors at 8pm, music starts at 9pm. Come and see the whole damn show, cuz it's all gonna ROCK!

What a great day to be an Evangenital!

If you're too far to make it, you can grab the new EP off CDBaby, throw on the tunes Saturday night, close your eyes and be with us in spirit. We need your love:

Being and Loveliness,
Juli & the Evangenitals

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Simple Pleasures

4 quarters = 1 Dr Pepper from the soda machine (with secret beer option!) at the rehearsal studio where my band practices.

Going to band practice makes me realize that I have a BAND to PRACTICE with... and this makes me insanely grateful and giddy.

Very excited for the now and the later. :-)


Monday, September 28, 2009

Houseparty Hootenanny Potluck - Thurs Oct 1st

You may have heard we recently made a new EP! WE DID!

You may have heard we recently took a PLAY and the BAND to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland! Well, WE DID!

You may have NOT heard the Evangenitals play live in the US recently! That's because WE HAVEN'T!!!

So on THURSDAY OCTOBER 1st we're having a HOOTENANNY POTLUCK to celebrate!

We'll fill your ear holes with music & stories and your eyeballs with smiles & slide shows from our UK travels! You can pick up the new EP and get filled up with Evangenital joy. Good deal, eh?

Bring a dish, we'll bring the cheap wine & beer for a donation bar (tohelp us recoup some more travel expenses!), and together we can get reacquainted under the stars.

On the musical platter... we will put an end to our long separation from are darling accordion player Ari DeSano by enjoying the incredible tunes of ODIOUS ARI & THE SYPHILITIC SYCOPHANTS from 8-9pm.

Then the Evangenitals shall croon from 9-10pm!! At last, at last!

It's all going down at our Sancho's... I mean.... actor Chris Goodson's awesome home (with terraced backyard and outdoor stage!) located at:

611 Isabel Street
Los Angeles, CA 90065

7:30pm - 10:30pm

Bring a dish, or just bring your sweet self!!!

RSVP's are welcome but not required. Just come, come, COME N' GET IT!!!

See you there!

Juli, the Evangenitals, and the Quixote crew

*** Too far away to make it to the party?
You can check out the new album on here:
And don't be shy... write me a note and you can be my bona fide pen pal!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Improbable Perversion

While eating a handful of small, peeled carrots I noticed a slight slimy and tart residue on one of the morsels. My first (and quite surprising) thought was a mildly panicked "Semen?!"

The improbability of this was immense, as I am a woman living alone and cannot imagine the circumstances in which one could have feasibly ejaculated on my bagged carrots.

The fact that it was my first thought disturbed me. Later I found it amusing. "First thought, best thought."

Monday, September 21, 2009

Cash'd Out is back in Cali this weekend!

We're back in California this weekend! Check us out at the following venues/events:

Friday, September 25
The Catalyst
Santa Cruz, CA

Saturday, September 26
The Mint
Los Angeles, CA

The Mint show will be a living room acoustic experience. Therefore, we'll be playing Tennessee Two style with no drummer. This is a great opportunity for all you Johnny Cash purists to hear us play a lot of the old school Sun Records songs.

Sunday, September 27
Adams Ave Street Fair
San Diego, CA
FREE! 4:45PM

Upcoming Schedule:
Friday, September 25: Catalyst (Santa Cruz, CA)
Saturday, September 26: The Mint (Los Angeles, CA)
Sunday, September 27: Adams Ave Street Fair (San Diego, CA)
Friday, October 2: Wasted Space at HRH (Las Vegas, NV)
Saturday, October 3: Kount Customs MotorPsycho (Las Vegas, NV)
Sunday, October 4: Hogs & Heifers (Las Vegas, NV)
Friday, October 9: Diablos at Monte Carlo (Las Vegas, NV)
Saturday, October 10: Belly Up Tavern (Solana Beach, CA)
Thursday, October 15: Bluebird (Denver, CO)
Friday, October 16: Ghost Ranch Saloon (Steamboat, CO)
Saturday, October 17: Belly Up (Aspen, CO)
Monday, October 19: Knuckleheads (Kansas City, MO)
Thursday, October 22: Lee's Liquor Lounge (Minneapolis, MN)
Sunday-Tuesday, October 25-27: Oneida Casino (Green Bay, WI)
Friday, October 30: Eagles Ballroom (Omaha, NE)
Saturday, October 31: The Bottleneck (Lawrence, KS)
Friday, November 13: Blank Club (San Jose, CA)
Saturday, November 14: Thee Parkside (San Francisco, CA)
Wednesday, November 18: Urban Lounge (Salt Lake City, UT)
Friday, November 20: Knitting Factory (Spokane, WA)
Saturday, November 21: Knitting Factory (Boise, ID)

Thanks for your support!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Lest I forget...

A couple images I'd like to hold on to:

the eerie beauty of a blank white billboard hazily shining through the fog on a dark mountain road

a very pregnant about to pop young girl at a truckstop smoking cigarettes and laughing with her friends

lonely town

I'm sitting in this truck stop city somewhere in Portland, Oregon. The place is called "jubitz" and it's a whole town in itself... truck stop, country music venue & dance hall, mini-mall with an arcade, food court, movie theater, a restaurant, hotel... all in a small corner of nowhere, it seems.

Played a show with Cash'd Out here tonight and all was well until I was walking through the hallway and got slammed with a profound wall of sadness that had the peculiar flavor of being NOT MINE. I checked my heart and soul pockets and sure enough, I'm doing fine. No profound loneliness, no deep melancholy... not today... so I've been roving the halls trying to figure out exactly where the "hot spots" are... what residents, current and/or ghostly, are emitting this powerful mood?

I've found the spot. THE spot where the feeling is for sure most intense. And I'm sitting in it. Soaking it up. I think I feel a song coming on. :-)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Cash'd Out Northwest mini-tour this weekend!

Cash'd Out is returning to the great Northwest this week! See details below:

Thursday, Sept. 17
Ponderosa Lounge
Portland, OR

Check us out on Thursday morning in Portland on the KUPL-FM 98.7 morning show for a live in-studio performance! To listen online:

Friday, Sept. 18
John Henry's
Eugene, OR

Saturday, Sept. 19
Seattle, WA
Tractor Tavern

Future INSANE Schedule:
Friday, September 25: Catalyst (Santa Cruz, CA)
Saturday, September 26: The Mint (Los Angeles, CA)
Sunday, September 27: Adams Ave Street Fair (San Diego, CA)
Friday, October 2: Wasted Space at HRH (Las Vegas, NV)
Saturday, October 3: Kount Customs MotorPsycho (Las Vegas, NV)
Sunday, October 4: Hogs & Heifers (Las Vegas, NV)
Friday, October 9: Diablos at Monte Carlo (Las Vegas, NV)
Saturday, October 10: Belly Up Tavern (Solana Beach, CA)
Thursday, October 15: Bluebird (Denver, CO)
Friday, October 16: Ghost Ranch Saloon (Steamboat, CO)
Saturday, October 17: Belly Up (Aspen, CO)
Monday, October 19: Knuckleheads (Kansas City, MO)
Thursday, October 22: Lee's Liquor Lounge (Minneapolis, MN)
Sunday-Tuesday, October 25-27: Oneida Casino (Green Bay, WI)
Friday, October 30: Eagles Ballroom (Omaha, NE)
Saturday, October 31: The Bottleneck (Lawrence, KS)
Friday, November 13: Blank Club (San Jose, CA)
Saturday, November 14: Thee Parkside (San Francisco, CA)
Wednesday, November 18: Urban Lounge (Salt Lake City, UT)
Friday, November 20: Knitting Factory (Spokane, WA)
Saturday, November 21: Knitting Factory (Boise, ID)

Thanks for your support!

Friday, September 11, 2009

On Clarity & Snow

We the people should have AT LEAST as many words for the shades and phases and varieties of LOVE as the eskimos have for snow. Lumping it all into the one term is disastrously confusing in this incarnation.

Monday, September 07, 2009

BACK in the US. New EP of OURS.

We made it! 3 weeks in the UK... 7 brave souls... approximately 30 shows later... and we're BACK! Hello America!!! We can't thank you enough for the love and support that carried us overseas. So we'll just keep thanking you every chance we get. Thank you!

It's all still a bit of a blur. We're catching our breath, sorting our photos, and getting ready to burst back onto the scene... or rather, its more of a cheeky jig. We had an amazing adventure over there in Scotland and we've got a ton of stories to share. We'll dish 'em out gently. One at a time.

For now, first things first:

Just DAYS before we left town, our new EP was printed! Seven tracks of solid gold recorded at Del Boca Vista Studio in South Pasadena with Tracy Chisholm. It's a real beauty. A hit in the United Kingdom already! And now YOU can have one, too.

PAYPAL or MAIL us just $12, and we'll mail you a copy of the new EP. How's that for an lovely exchange? Simple as Pi. ;-)

You can PAYPAL 12$ to:

Or MAIL 12$ to:
The Evangenitals (yes, you can make a check out to the Evangenitals!)
PO Box 70318
Pasadena, CA 91107

Do that, and we'll send you the shiny new EP with a sleek Evangenitals Ultra Crest eco-friendly cover, no questions asked! Except for your mailing address. We'll need that.

Stay tuned for upcoming shows and other exciting news. We've got some good buns in the oven.

In the meantime, there's already a video on Facebook (the first of many to come!) from our show in London at The Sheep Walk for your viewing pleasure:

So much love,
Juli & the Evangenitals

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Tomorrow's Insane Travel Itinerary

All this trouble for ONE SHOW!!!!

San Gabriel to Downtown LA (my car)
Downtown LA to San Diego (george's car)
San Diego to Phoenix, AZ (cash'd out van)
** play show at Rhythm Room in Phoenix**
Phoenix, AZ to San Diego (cash'd out van)
San Diego to Downtown LA (george's car)
Downtown LA to San Gabriel (my car)

... profound weeping for my HUGE carbon footprint ensues...


Monday, August 24, 2009

going to see Accidental Nostalgia AGAIN tonight because it is SO FRIGGIN' GOOD! :-) #edfringe

Friday, August 21, 2009

Set List - The Forest, 20th August

I can't vouch for the correctness of this. I wildly diverted from the set list and rode the crowd energy. I was a huge, mad, sweaty, crazy show... And I think it went something like this:

Love You Forever
When You Walked Out On Me
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

1. Ahab's Leg
2. Bad Town
3. Hard Luck
4. Can You Picture That?
5. Sun is Shining
6. The Hole
7. Vagina Song
8. 30 Days
9. Weezer/Medley
10.Fuck 'em All
11. Sergio
12. So Sweet
13. Gasoline

Whew! :-)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Set List - Voodoo Rooms, 17th August

This is the most gorgeous venue we played in Edinburgh. Amazing room, amazing sound (thanks Ben!) and amazing people running the joint! Beautiful!

1. Hey Y'all
2. Hello
3. Ahab's Leg
4. Hard Luck
5. Sun is Shining
6. I Just Forgot (by request)
7. The Hole
8. Quee Queg
9. Can You Picture That?
10. Sergio
11. I'm Sad
12. Vagina Song (by request)
13. Fuck 'em All (by request)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

John Maus

Just bought a bracelet from India at a little shop in Scotland with 12 different images of Christ crucified on it. Very, very awesome.

"Everybody wants to be on the cross."
- John Maus

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Set List, 13th Note, Glasgow (short set!)

We had to rush this one, as Lisa and I had to catch the night train home to Edinburgh by 11:30pm!

We played with Billy (solo) from Glasgow Glam Bangers, Scunner, and a really cute boy/girl duo that I need to look up their names!

In a room full of total strangers (except for the Scunner boys who played the Forest with us) we played:

1. Ahab's Leg
2. Bad Town
3. The Hole
4. Hard Luck
5. Can You Picture That?
6. 30 Days
7. Vagina Song
8. Gasoline

*Strangely enough, Neko Case is playing at the 13th Note as well on her September tour! It appears she's following us! :-)

Set List - The Sheep Walk - London

This is mostly for Michael, but if anyone else cares, that's cool too!

Here's the set list, as close as I can recall, from our show at What's Cookin' at the Sheep Walk in Leytonstone, London, England.

We deviated from the plan a little bit on this set, cuz the audience was AWESOME, and we had to come up with FOUR encores, cuz the audience was AWESOME... but this is how I remember it. I will check with the boys and see if it seems true... and there is some video from this show coming home with us.

1. Hello
2. Ahab's Leg
3. Bad Town
4. Hard Luck
5. Work Song
6. Sergio
7. 30 Days
8. The Hole
9. So Sweet
10. Gasoline

Encore 1: Sun is Shining (?)
Encore 2: Fuck 'em All & Vagina Song
Encore 3: Weezer Medley
Encore 4: Quee Queg

Monday, August 03, 2009

Just landed in London! Next stop... Customs!!! Oh lord, help me... :-)
LL Cool J is on my plane!!! :-)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Our Brand New Album - Get it NOW!!!

Hot Off The Press! The BRAND NEW Evangenitals record is HERE!! And YOU can have a copy RIGHT NOW!!!

Demo... EP.... 7 songs to Heaven... call it what you like.... We like it! We're insanely proud of it. It's the best recording the Evangenitals have made so far (thanks to Tracy Chisholm at Del Boca Vista Studios in South Pasadena) and it's friggin' GREAT! At least, that's what I think... so why don't you take a listen and tell me what YOU think??

Since the Evangenitals are taking off for the UK in just a few days (and we still desperately need $$$ for important stuff like FOOD and TRAINS and INSTRUMENT INSURANCE) we are offering the following SPECIAL OFFER:

If you Paypal us $25 before midnight on Friday July 31st, we will mail you a copy of this beautiful recording (with its awesome eco-friendly ultra-crest cover) BEFORE we leave for Scotland!

Simply Paypal $25 (or more!) to, include your shipping address, and we'll get it out to you! Heck, we'll even AUTOGRAPH it for you!! How cool is THAT???

Your $25 will help us ENORMOUSLY on our journey, and the Evangenitals album will help keep you warm on the insides until we can properly croon to you in your ear holes in person.

So do it NOW! Paypal $25 to and be the first on your block to spin the sweet red disk! :-)

And....if you miss the deadline, or would like to mail us a check or Paypal us $15... we'll ship one out to you when we get back (Sept 1st).

Checks or money orders can be made out to "The Evangenitals" and mailed to:

The Evangenitals
PO Box 70318
Pasadena, CA, 91117

Love, love, love,
Juli, The Evangenitals, and the Quixote crew

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Thanks for Nothing

We tremble, thinking we're about to dissolve
into nonexistence, but nonexistence
fears even more that it might be given human form
- Rumi

Friday, July 17, 2009

Cash'd Out at the Viper Room TONIGHT!

Hello there, Los Angeles! I'm pretty terrible at remembering to tell folks when Cash'd Out is playing locally, so I'm sending the shout out now... CASH'D OUT IS PLAYING TONIGHT!

I've got my curlers in and I'm getting ready to head over to the big show. We go on around 10pm, and I'll be channeling June Carter to the best of my ability (and word on the street is my ability to channel June Carter is pretty damn good!)

Our "Johnny Cash" - Douglas Benson - is absolutely incredible. A freak of nature that he was born with the same diaphragm, windpipe, larynx, or whatever the hell it is that makes him sound so much like the Man in Black. It's truly amazing. Come to the show, close your eyes, and you'll think it's the real JC.

So, we're playing at the infamous Viper Room. It should be a real good show... the last few we've done there have rocked the house. I'm wearing one of my new favorite dresses, and I've painting my nails RED for the 1st time, cuz I'm feeling frisky.

Come n' get it!


Monday, July 13, 2009

Some thoughts on Equality.

-- At the solemn behest of the beautiful and talented Miss Lisa Dee, I'm also posting this 'ol gem ;-) --


The "equal" sign can be understood as a threshold in which one side of an equation is transformed into the other.

Simultaneity. The thing represented on one side is in fact the very same thing represented on the other. Einstein represented this quite simply in his most elegant and famous equation: e=mc2. What this equation indicates is that energy is in fact the very same thing as mass traveling at celestia (the speed of light) squared.

In language, the sign "equal" can be substituted with the word "is" (i.e. 2+2 "is" 4). This equation indicates that there is no difference between "4" and "2+2".... they are the same. 4 is simultaneously both the number 4 as well as 2 and 2, as well as 3 and 1. (Note that as the "equal" can be stated as "is" the "plus" can be stated as "and")

Another example: pick any bit of commonly accepted truth, such as "There are seven days in a week." 7 Days = 1 Week. 1 Week is 7 days. There is no difference between 1 Week and 7 Days. 60 seconds and 1 minute. 60 minutes and 1 hour.

Man and Woman. Equal? Let us make an equation… Man = Woman. Man is Woman. Is there no difference?

Where is this going? What is the point?

I was having a conversation with a Mr. X about equal relationships. Mr. X has always tried to maintain "equal relationships" with his romantic partners. This proved to be not simply ineffective and idealistic, but also, surprisingly, not honest.

The source of the inequality is traceable to the fact that Mr. X is an intelligent and sexually well-endowed and well-adjusted man. Mr. X’s girlfriends tend to be stupid whores. This is to be understood: Mr. X’s girlfriends tend to be stupid and Mr. X’s girlfriends tend to be whores.

Please, for the sake of scientific objectivity, let us view this as a simple fact and not impose a judgment. Mr. X's last girlfriend, god love her, was a wonderful, beautiful, gifted, and amazingly stupid whore.

Here’s where it all went wrong. Mr.X tried to treat her as an equal, intelligent, respectable woman. Whereas, the relationship would have been much more honest and fulfilling had he simply accepted her as she was, recognized that she was a stupid whore, and treated her accordingly. She may have been momentarily shocked at being discovered and recognized for the stupid whore she was, however, if Mr. X was to, for example, grab her by the hair and say: “You are a stupid whore. I love you, you stupid whore. Now I’m going to treat you like the stupid whore you are!” things may have gone swell. She, the amazingly stupid blessed whore, could have gotten everything she wanted had only they both been willing and able to be honest. They could have gotten married and had kids and lived in the bliss of truth and unconditional love.

Mr. X really did love that stupid whore.

There is a lesson to be gleaned from this parable of love. Something to do with "is", "and", and the stupid whore which resides in each of us... may she be loved, honored, accepted, and dealt with accordingly.

On Love

Confessions of an Apollonian dream-life within a Dionysian dithyramb. Warning: heartsickness and sappy love songs ensue.

I had a dream the other night that I fell madly in love (and it was the good reciprocal kind of love) with some foolish geeky boy in a popular band.

I don't know what band it was, or what kind of band. It wasn't a real band or referencing a real band. The boy wasn't anyone I know, nor have I ever seen. He was a purely invented dream character. He wasn't that attractive or anything, but for some reason he was crazy about me, and I was crazy about him.

It was doomed from the start. The first time I saw him in the dream he was asleep in a bed with a 15 year old girl. He went on tours and had groupies and all that shit. I knew this. I didn't care. And it wasn't the "not caring" of the blind denial and defiance variety (i.e. this is fucked but maybe, maybe, maybe he'll change and/or it'll work out this time fucking insanity) but the not caring of full awareness, acceptance, and a two-fisted embrace of the Moment. I knew it was only gonna last for a little while, and that was okay. In the dream, I knew we had two weeks. And this was good enough. It was worth it. I wasn't concerned with tomorrow or the future or what it means and will we get married and how will it work. When he showed up in the dream, I was overjoyed and it was fun and wonderful. When he went away, the dream went on in other directions. I wasn't forlorn and lonely and scared and suspicious and fearful... I was simply doing whatever I was doing.

It was a good dream.

Permission was granted to be in love for a while last night, in my sleep. It was one of the greatest dreams I've had in a long time. Simple. The magical thing about it was the feeling. It was so good. I got to have that feeling you get when you're just crazy about somebody, and you know they're crazy about you, and you're not sweating the future of what it means or what it will be. You're just filled with light, and letting the love out with total abandon and there's a feeling of so much fucking joy you think you'll burst. The feeling was so fragile and vulnerable, but in a playful way. Like a shining wet bubble, it had a short but glorious life span, and the whole thing just passed by like the sound of a distant giggle on the breeze. A most glorious dream.

I've been working a lot on cultivating fearlessness when it comes to matters of the heart. I'm sick and tired of feeling shame, shame, shame. All the time, for no reason, or for good reason. Whatever the reason, I'm done.

I asked Jesus in George Marshall chatbot what love was... and this is what that AI muthafucka had to say:

"Sometimes I think love is just a biological urge. Other times it seems like a spiritual quality. Love, unlike energy or matter, seems limitless."

I love this world... however...

I am reaching a wall, a serious roadblock, in my ability to communicate and my fear of intimacy with the world at large. I hide. I have been having strong desires to place my head in a door jam and slam the door on my head until it is a bloody mess. I'm not kidding. I am hungry for the real and am doubting everything in my mind... I have got to get through this fear. Fear of being an idiot, fear of having nothing to say, fear of opening my mouth and having nothing to offer but puke and farting noises. It must be okay. Fail better, more, with joy. Fail. Shamelessly.

My physicist friend says that I lack faith. Faith that there is something for me here, now... in this dimension.

Belief in Transcendence is an insult to what is.

I am a big phony and I hide behind revolutionary and dangerous SOUNDING ideas that I am very comfortable with... just as I became a master of self-derogatory humor to pull off the seeming appearance of Radical Honesty without having to get to close to my true self. I have built walls around my thoughts and feelings and I am working on busting 'em up. I need help. I need correspondence. And I need to stop having any desire to impress others in any way, so I will admit, up front, that I am a fool. And I'm not saying that to be cool. I am a selfish ass. I know this.

I also suffer from profound spiritual hunger. But I am too much of a coward to sacrifice myself completely to the immolating flames of humility. The smashing of ego is the most painful prospect ever... August Strindberg described it as "spiritual suicide."

"What was it you said that was so gall-darn brilliant?
I’d give anything to remember how you put it so beautifully!
I just can’t seem to remember any of the wonderful
things you say! gee, that’s funny!

You have the most interesting way of seeing things!
Imagine! Approaching the whole world like a cold toilet!
I can’t remember exactly how you worded it at the time,
but I have the distinct impression of paying close
attention. like a child does…

there is no pain greater than your pain there is no
laughter greater than your laughter there is no reason
to believe that what you are doing is not the greatest
act there is no person I’d rather fumble about with
these are only some of the things in discovering in

how is it when I see you coming I am not struck down
dead trampled on killed a hundred times by my own purple
meanness baseness eaten and my flesh pecked off by birds?
Why is that? I think you told me once."

(from a poem by Gordon Torncello)

So... after all that:

Love is?



(this is a strangely repeatedly applicable old piece of writing I did that seems to keep coming back in waves of profundity... thanks to Miss Lisa Dee for reminding me of it this morning)

Thursday, July 09, 2009


In the ladies room at "Fishlips" in Bakersfield the door on the handicap bathroom won't lock and the toilet of the "general" john won't flush.

Somehow this feels significant.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Goodness gracious, I'm GRATEFUL!

i woke up this morning all a'glow with excitement to hit the road for a cash'd out show tonight. this is a good thing, cuz there is always a 50/50 chance, it seems, that i can view a situation either as a great opportunity or a total pain in the ass. :-)

TODAY i'm feeling good. perhaps this is because it's day 3 of my birthday challenge. perhaps it's because i just had a full day by myself in my own house to hang out in my underwear and do yoga in the living room. perhaps it's because i had a fantastically intimate and wonderful talk with my best friend miss lisa dee last night. perhaps it's a lot of things. perhaps it's because my heart is bursting with a love i can't control, and don't really want to. perhaps, perhaps.

the main awesomeness is that i am making a living (meager though it may be) making ART in one form or another and TODAY i get to crawl into the cash'd out van and drive to San Luis Obispo to PERFORM. and then I get to do it all again tomorrow!

upon my return, i've got quixote rehearsals, evangenitals rehearsals, and now I have the honor and privilege of playing the upright bass in odious ari's awesome ensemble! it's a wonderful life.

my 34th year on earth is right around the corner and it feels like my blooms are blossoming. i feel good. i feel strong. my heart is getting some massive exercise in the ways of FEELING. i am that i am, and it's awesome.

life is a gift, and i feel that in my bones. i say thank you thank you thank you and yes, yes, and always yes.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Birthday Countdown

Today I commence my "Birthday Countdown Challenge"

I, Juli Crockett, hereby declare that I will do my yoga, pilates, mediation, and bass practice EVERY DAY betwixt July 1st & August 1st, the day of my entry into the breathing world (this lifetime).

I gotta get READY for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. For 2 - 3 gigs a DAY for 2 weeks straight! For playing upright bass (or possibly guitarron) in the orchestra of my own sweet play, The Dawn of Quixote! For being 34 years old and having the time of my friggin' LIFE! I gotta SHAPE UP before we SHIP OUT to Scotland!!!

While I focus on that, perhaps y'all could help me raise enough money to house and feed my cast and band while we're in Scotland? We've got 13 days left to hit our goal of $9999 (which would JUST pay for all of our housing and put food in our stomachs) so anything you can do -- donations, or just help spread the word -- is GREATLY appreciated!!!

Click here for more info:

Much love,

Monday, June 29, 2009

Juli C & Lisa Dee on the RADIO

Evangenitals (& Evangina) co-founders Juli Crockett & Lisa Dee are gonna be LIVE on the Lyrical Venus Radio Hour at KRUU-LP 100.1 FM on Tuesday June 30th -- EARLY -- 7am California time!!!

Tune in online at

Read the full story here:



Been a long time been a long time been a long...

Amanda Palmer is an inspiring woman. I like her style. Thank you, Mayson, for turning me on to her dope article about how she made $19,000 in 10 hours on Twitter. To anyone who still bags on Twitter for being useless, read this:

This has been an exhausting week, and awesome. Had two really good fundraisers for our Edinburgh trip (House Party & Yard Sale) and the Kickstarter action is starting to pick up. We're coming up on 2 weeks left till our deadline, and we're a little over 25% of the way to the goal.

SO MANY PEOPLE keep telling us that they are planning on donating... and we are now telling people that NOW IS THE TIME! It's is a lot of money we're asking for... but there are a lot of people on this planet of ours, and if a bunch of 'em gave us just a few bucks each, we'd be golden!

So, if you're one of the ones who are waiting, the time is NOW:

Seriously. RIGHT NOW!

We're whipping the show into shape for our big Castle Green fundraiser. My MOM is coming to town to help out. We're trying to figure out all this crazy new stuff like how to rent amps and upright basses for our shows in the UK. We've got gigs booked in London, Glasgow, and Edinburgh for the band... it's unbelievable. Such an exciting time. It's hard for me to really wrap my mind around the fact that it's all HAPPENING. And it's all happening NOW.

In the midst of it all, I got a ton of shows with Cash'd Out before we leave. Busy, overstuff, jalapeno popper good times.

Matt Ticciati (new bass player) from Fairfield, Iowa has proven to be a HUGE blessing... he's been instrumental (no pun intended) in helping compose the original score for the Dawn of Quixote.

I'm doing a radio interview early Tuesday morning on "the voice of Fairfield and beyond" KRUU 100.1 FM for the Lyrical Venus show ( The host, Heather, is a friend of both Ticciati and Evangenitals drummer David Hurlin, who also hails from that zany TM town. Should be a good'un, and she's gonna sneak preview some new Evangenitals tracks on the radio. Woot woot!

If you want to listen in, you can do so at:

love love love this life

Monday, June 22, 2009

On Doubt...

"Only those who doubt really believe, and those that do not doubt are neither tempted against their faith nor do they truly believe. True faith maintains itself in doubt; from the doubts which are its food it nourishes itself and conquers itself, moment by moment, just as true life nourishes itself on death and renews itself second by second, in a continuous creation.

A life without any death in it, without any unpiling in its continual piling up, would be a perpetual death, the repose of a stone. Those who do not die do not live; those who do not die at every instant, to rise from the dead on the instant, do not live; and those who do not doubt do not believe. Faith is maintained by resolving doubts, and again resolving those further doubts which are suggested by the resolution of previous doubts."

(Unamuno, Our Lord Don Quixote)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

What can WE do for YOU???

I know it may seem that we're continually asking YOU for stuff: come to our shows, listen to our music, join our fan pages, tell your friends about us... and now, just GIVE us money to help us get to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland this August!! So we thought we'd ask...

What can WE do for YOU?? What do you WANT from US?!?!

Prizes and Rewards?

Over on our Kickstarter Fundraising Campaign, we can create any reward we want... or rather, that YOUKickstarter project page, and I'll see if we can make it happen! want. So, what's holding you back? What would you like to receive for your donation to the Quixotic cause? Just let me know by responding to this email or commenting on the

Check out the current prizes and donate safely through Amazon, here:

Promote Your Business at the World's Largest Arts Festival!

In yet another effort to diversify our various fundraising schemes, the Evangenitals are creating our own GREEN souvenier programs & fliers for our on-the-streets and in-the-theaters promotions in Edinburgh and we're selling AD SPACE to organizations who would like to support our show and advertise to an international, arts-loving, tourist crowd.

If you or anyone you know has a business that may be interested in advertising to the estimated 2.6 million folks who come to the Fringe Fest (or at least the THOUSANDS that we will be giving fliers to), please send them this form:

Evan-Junk Removal?

On Saturday June 27th the Evangenitals and the Dawn of Quixote cast are having a GROUP YARD SALE to raise funds for our trip. This week the Evangenitals are offering free "junk" removal for our LA-area friends who would like to donate STUFF for our yard sale. We have cars and trucks and are willing to come pick up anything in decent condition that you may be willing to part with. :-)

And now.... some Upcoming Events!

Wednesday June 24th - 10pm

**Mayhem a Go Go**

Comedy, Burlesque, MAYHEM! w/ The Evangenitals and Mel Bain

@ Blue Cafe in Huntington Beach


Friday June 26th - 8pm

FRINGE FEST FUNDRAISER/ART-HOUSE PARTY! Featuring the music of Odious Ari, Henry Bermudez Trio, Cousin Junebug, Evangenitals, and Cactys Fire!

@ York Studios, Highland Park

$5-10 suggested donation, Broke? No worries! Come anyway!

Cheap booze!

Wild dancing!

Saturday June 27th - 8am


Right on Los Feliz Blvd, between Griffith Park Blvd & Riverside (south side of street, on Los Feliz & Arbolada) -- come buy our stuff! donate yours!

Thanks for helping a dream come true.

Much love,

Juli & the Evangenitals

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Impossible Dream???

AHOY!!! You have probably heard already (and you will most likely hear it again!) that the Evangenitals are going to SCOTLAND in August for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!

We Need Your Help!

We have started a video infomercial and fundraising drive on (powered by Amazon). I would like to encourage you to pledge ANY AMOUNT that you can to this project. Our goal on the Kickstarter site is $9,999 which will help us to cover all of the transportation costs for the show -- airline tickets for the band & cast, shipping of the sets, costumes, instruments, etc.

You can pledge as little as $1 or as much as you'd like! We must hit our goal by July 14th in order to get ANY of the $ (otherwise, you will not be charged for your pledge) so EVERY $1 HELPS!

Here is the link:

No Cash? You Can Still Help!

If you can't give any money, you can help in other ways by using the "SHARE" tools on our Kickstarter page (below the video) to help spread the word!

Donate Your Frequent Flier Miles!

Some folks have lent a hand in the form of donating their FREQUENT FLIERS MILES to the band to help us buy plane tickets! If you have some extra miles laying around that you'd like to donate to the Quixote project, please respond to this email and LET US KNOW!

Come to a Show!

All proceeds from our shows in and around town are going toward the trip (as well as our album/t-shirt sales, etc) so ANYTHING YOU DO to support the band supports our trip as well.

Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday June 24th: 10pm
Evangenitals in "Mayhem a Go Go" @ the Blue Cafe, Huntington Beach

Friday June 26th: 8pm
Evangenitals/Quixote Fundraiser at York Studios, Highland Park

Saturday July 12th: 2pm
QUIXOTE gala performance at CASTLE GREEN, Pasadena

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Its showtime for Cash'd Out at the Belly Up! Its a full house and the energy is ELECTRIC!!! :-)

Friday, June 05, 2009

Evangenitals on the News!

A few of the Evangenitals (Matt Ticciati on guitar, Andrea Baker on fiddle, and ME on Upright Bass!) did a quick promo spot on Channel 11 Good Day LA news this morning for the Lummis Day Festival!

Click here to check it out!

Yes... we were super tired getting up so early after last night's show with Antioquia at Fais Do Do... but we were totally excited to play a little gypsy groove on the news in support of Lummis Day. :-)

Monday, June 01, 2009

I'm going to Scotland and I need your help!

The Evangenitals & cast of Juli Crockett's "The Dawn of Quixote: Chapter the First" have been invited into the OFFICIAL program of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival... but we need YOUR HELP to get there!

In order to facilitate donations through a trusted source, we've started a fundraising drive on (powered by Amazon) -- the catch is, if we don't hit our fundraising goal of $9,999 by the deadine (July 14th) we don't get ANY of the pledged money!

That's right, all you have to do is PLEDGE money right now... so if you're brok at the moment, NO WORRIES... you won't be charged until we hit our goal on July 14th. :-)

Please visit our profile over on, check out our video infomercial, learn more about the project, and consider making a donation to the quixotic cause!

ANY AMOUNT that you can give, from $1 to $9,999 would be enormously helpful!


Much love,
Crockett, Quixote & the Evangenitals

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Today was a VERY good day!

After launching late last night, we got *5* backers in the first 24 hours of the "Send Quixote & the Evangenitals to Scotland" Kickstarter campaign totaling $225! On day ONE! Many, many thank you's go out to the 5 brave souls who were the first to donate and get us 2% closer to our goal!

If we can keep that up every day till our deadline, we'll hit our goal of $9,999!

Please help spread the word and help us by using the "share" options on our Kickstarter profile page, telling your friends, posting our links and widgets, and generally spreading the news in any way you can!

Oh, and don't forget to DONATE! Every $1 helps!

Click here to see our infomercial:

In addition to all THAT action, I picked up the our new Evangenitals bass player who will be filling in for our dearly beloved Keith Lubow who is going to be pursuing other creative goals at this time. Glory be! We the Evangenitals always support the following of one's heart and passions! ONWARD!

His name is Matt Ticciati, and he's a former band mate of our drummer, David Hurlin, ALSO of Iowa.

They were in a wild funk band called "Spermwhale" ( back on that side of nation, and as fate would have it, 3 of 4 members of Spermwhale now reside in the greater LA area! Do you smell a reunion in the air???

Matt has heard the call of adventure and left his native Iowa to come and try his luck with the Evangenitals!

Lisa Dee came over and we made some boss vegan stir-fry. After dinner, we played Evangenitals songs into the wee hours of the night. It was a great 1st rehearsal. :-)

Tomorrow night he meets the FULL band down at Bedrock Studios and Echo Park, and FRIDAY night he meets the PUBLIC!

We're playing a 2 hour in-store at Rhino Records in Claremont on Friday from 8-10pm, and Saturday we're playing the Rose City Rocks Music Festival in Pasadena (Old Town Pub stage) at 4pm. It's a whirlwind, and he's getting jumped in.

From the way things went tonight, I'd say he's gonna be A-OK! ;-)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Small Steps

I bought a brand of toilet paper tonight called "Small Steps".... what they MEAN by "small steps" is that, being recycled toilet paper, it is a small step toward healing the planet.

What *I* think about while using it is that it is somehow some sort of toilet training tool for tots.... as that is what "small steps" in relation to anything toilet-related makes me think of, it seems. :-)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


In the heat of the night, I've gone ahead and posted a SNEAK-PREVIEW of some of the tunes from the new Evangenitals EP we're cooking up over on Myspace. Remember Myspace? :-)

We are so darned excited about the new recordings, I just couldn't wait another SECOND to share them with you.

So please, give 'em a listen and LET US KNOW what you think!

Tell your friends, tell your mom... the new stuff hath risen!

Chewing my nails in anticipation of your feedback,
Juli & the Evangenitals

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Strange Fruit

This is an odd time for me. One of those periods where so much is going on, yet it feels like Nothing is happening. (Nothing IS happening!!)

I'm on the road back to LA from a weekend playing with Cash'd Out in Vegas. The opera I'm directing goes into Tech Rehearsals this week up at CalArts and its super-long days and nights of rehearsal until that's over.

Immediately after the opera closes, I hit the road to San Fran, Portland, and Seattle with Cash'd Out.

I've had a stinky cold and cough for weeks, and sang a bunch of shows (and recorded a tune with the Evangenitals!) in this sad state.

I'm so friggin' excited about all the new music the Evangenitals have been recording, our new website that's in the works, and the prospect of some bigger and better gigs. Although the transition time is KILLING ME!!! I'm a real momentum addict, and its hard for me to stay focused during all this "behind the scenes" work and not get freaked out by our empty calendar. I love to PLAY, and if I could I'd wanna do it every day. We're trying to actually execute some semblance of a STRATEGY, though, and that requires some patience... A virtue which I paradoxically seem to have a ton of and none at all, simultaneously.

My mom recently came out for a visit, and that was awesome. I've been watching episodes of Deadwood, which I friggin' LOVE, I'm re-reading Unamuno's Sepulchre of Don Quixote and considering writing my first Philosophical Essay for publication on "blinking"... Which is exciting. I'm going back to Improv classes when the opera is over to finish the program at iO WEST. I'm missing New York and loving LA. I'm nostalgic for the future. I'm impregnating my own brain and about to bloom. Strange fruit coming into season.

I love you. :-)

- Juli

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Quiet before the Storm

There's been a hell of a lot going on in my world lately. But somehow it doesn't really FEEL like it. I've discovered a strange equation... if the Evangenitals aren't doing a lot of shows, then I don't feel like anything is HAPPENING. :-)

The FACTS are quite contrary. In many ways, I've never been busier. I'm directing an opera, performing in Cash'd Out, in rehearsal or recording or band practice or traveling every single day of the week. But it's not all the Evangenitals, so much of it doesn't seem real. Weird, huh?

The Evangenitals have just recorded our best music thus far, and it's being mixed and mastered as we speak. We're stepping into the studio once again on Sunday for ONE MORE SONG that's going to be used in a video for The 1 Second Film that's going to make even the hardest hearts feel all squishy inside. We're working on a new website that is looking GOOD and a new logo that makes me feel truly understood as a human and an artist. It's freaking great!

Alas, much of that work is all BEHIND THE SCENES, though, and I'm dying to get it all our THERE into the WORLD to SHARE it with all of YOU!!!!



It's like Guns and Roses said.... just a little patience. :-)

- Juli

Sunday, March 22, 2009



Friends and Heroes,

Here comes the big push... has finally arrived, please check it out!

Don Short and I founded Heroes For Autism in November, and together with many other people, we have been working night and day to produce something really special. I honestly feel it’s the best work I’ve done, and I’m proud to share it with you.

Tickets are now on sale, and so I’m asking for help. We need to sell 1000 tickets, and this can only be done when we join together.
I am thankful some people have already committed to selling 10 pairs of tickets to benefit this fundraiser. I encourage (implore) you to help out in a similar way. We will gladly recognize on the website anyone who has sold a bulk of tickets.

The show is going to be an amazing night of world class art and music, and it’s going to help a lot of people who deal with the difficulties of autism.
I truly hope you can be part of it in some way.

If you have any thoughts or questions of any kind, please let me know.
Thank you!

Greg Cohen


Autism is the fastest growing disease in America today.
It affects more people than pediatric cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined,
and occurs in all racial, ethnic, and social groups.
The numbers are staggering: 1 in 150 children
The cause is unknown, and there is no cure.

Heroes For Autism is a one-night only, high-profile celebration of art and music in the name of autism.
NBC's Heroes and Autism Speaks have come together to host a silent auction, featuring mixed media artwork
by its cast and crew alongside artwork by artists who have autism. The evening includes a VIP cocktail
hour and performances Wendy and Lisa’s all-star band, and the celebrity Band From TV, featuring Hugh Laurie, Greg Grunberg, and James
Denton, among others. The star studded event, scheduled for April 19th at the Avalon, is designed to raise
awareness about the epidemic. All money raised will go to Autism Speaks, with a focus on art therapy.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Roof is on FIRE!

Check out this awesome video VLOG of The Evangenitals playing on the roof of The 1 Second Film's "Road to Oprah" bus at the recent Jalopy art show at Side Street Projects!

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Webbbbbbb'd Out

I've been looking at websites for the past 5 hours and I'm tired as hell. The Evangenitals are working on a wild new website to launch with our super-awesome new EP that we're working on, and I decided to take a trek through cyber-space to see what some of my favorite bands were doing, as well as some of my not-so-favorite bands who happen to be getting a sh!t-ton of traffic. :-)

Many a website hath passed before my moist eye holes in the past few horas. On the "bands I love" roster, there's David Byrne's really cool site, the B52's semi-awesome colorful site, Ween's new "cleaned-up" site, Gogol Bordello's insane den of navigation, Devendra Banhart's incredibly frustrating but kind fun front page, LOW's clean-cut mormon temple of cyberspace, Shitake Monkey's awesome corner of wilderness that I could get lost in for a good while, Weezer's straightforward business, and Beck's completely baffling art piece (that keeps re-directing me to the current album site).

Britney Spears has the highest traffic band website in the friggin' WORLD, it seems. It's a bit of a mess with ads and such, but has a personal feel, decent layout, and the whole she-bang is powered by Buzznet. The next most popular site, so far as I can tell from Alexa, is U2. A much cleaner aesthetic, emphasis on black, gray, and red. Decent.

And while we're on the U2 tip... I'm kinda reeling from their usage of a Sugimoto photo for their new album. I friggin' LOVE Sugimoto with the quiet intensity of a deceptively dormant volcano that's about to burst on an unsuspecting village. I have not yet forgiven Bono for his appearance in that "Across the Universe" movie impersonating some Ken Kesey wannabe and singing "I Am The Walrus".... that movie was completely ludicrous and made me want to chew off my own toes. I actually had a dream the other night wherein I was telling Julie Taymor just HOW awful I thought the film was. This, of course, would be truly bad form in REAL life as we are on the Board of Directors for the Collaboration Foundation. Bottom line is that the film has truly scarred me in some deep way that I don't yet understand. Perhaps I'm just still in shock and it was actually brilliant. Doubtful, but possible... and it's always a fine idea (for me) to suspend any final judgment, as my mind frequently changes along with my moods. If I saw the movie on whilst on the rag, I'm sure I'd love it. And cry :-)

I am officially fried. Happy daylight savings to you all!


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Playing Musical Life

I'm at the Good Hurt in Venice, watching Evangenitals bassist Keith Lubow play REALLY LOUD old punk with his *other* band, The Bloody Brains. I got out here early in a beat-the-traffic carpool scenario with Evangenitals drummer David Hurlin and we passed the pre-show time perusing fine used books in the Sam Johnson bookshop, right across the street from the Good Hurt. I found a stash of incredible Swedenborg books, which brought back memories of my obsession with August Strindberg back when I was at CalArts.

Earlier today, I got the keys for the Evangenitals new 24/7 lockout rehearsal space in Echo Park at the newly built (and still under construction), sure to be hot-spot Bedrock Studios. Its an exciting time for the Evangenitals... Or course, aint it always?

This past weekend we laid down 6 tracks for a new demo. Listening to the unfinished mixes, I'm already excited as hell. We recorded with Tracy Chisholm at Del Boca Vista studios in South Pasadena, and the whole band now has the recording bug. I'm thinking the Moby Dick EP is our next move, and soon. It was a total joy to spend ridiculously long hours in the studio with the gang, and I can't wait to do more more MORE!!!

Its awesome to be here in support Keith in his "loud" band... in which he is the youngest member by a good 30 year margin. I am really glad I brought earplugs, as I want to keep my hearing orbs in good shape for a long, long time whilst we skip down the wild and wonderful road of this musical life. :-)

Monday, January 26, 2009

God Bless Henry Miller!

"The way of life is towards fulfillment, however, wherever it may lead. To restore a human being to the current of life means not only to impart self-confidence but also an abiding faith in the process of life. A man who has confidence in himself must have confidence in other, confidence in the fitness and rightness of the universe. When a man is thus anchored he ceases to worry about the fitness of things, about the behavior of his fellow men, about right and wrong and justice and injustice. If his roots are in the current of life he will float on the surface like a lotus and he will blossom and give forth fruit. He will draw his nourishment from above and below; he will send his roots down deeper and deeper, fearing neither the depths nor the heights. The life that is in him will manifest itself in growth, and growth is an endless, eternal process. he will not be afraid of withering, because decay and death are part of growth. As a seed he began and as a seed he will return. Beginnings and ending are only partial steps in the eternal process. The process is everything... the way... the Tao.

The way of life! A grand expression. Like saying Truth. There is nothing beyond it... it is all."

- Henry Miller, Sexus: The Rosy Crucifixion I

(check it out, here:

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Magic of Flickr

Cash'd Out
Originally uploaded by Toad!
It's always fun after a Cash'd Out show to search Flickr and see if any of the dozens of folks taking pictures in the crowd actually uploaded them (on Flickr) and tagged them (Cash'd Out).

Very frequently, I get lucky! Here's yet another instances of that goodness.

God bless motivated picture takers. :-)

Thanks Toad!

Much love,

Being June Carter

For those of you that are interested (sorry for the short notice):

I'm going to be curling my locks and doing my "June Carter" bit at the VIPER ROOM in Hollywood with Cash'd Out (world's premier Johnny Cash tribute band) TONIGHT (Thursday January 22nd) at 11pm.

We're playing with Hard Fall Hearts, who are pretty awesome. We go on around 10:30/11pm. Our last show at Viper Room sold out, so you may want to get your tickets in advance.

For more info:


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Teachings of the Buddha

Though words are spoken to explain the Void, the Void as such can never be expressed. Though we say "the Mind is a bright light," it is beyond all words and symbols. Although the Mind is void in essence, all things it embraces and contains.

- The Song of Mahamudra by Tilopa

Friday, January 16, 2009

blogging from my blackberry

I'm in the Cash'd Out van heading to San Jose. We're playing The Blank Club in San Jose tonight, then the Uptown in Oakland tomorrow night. After that, we're driving home in the middle of the night. The Evangenitals are playing a fundraiser at South Pasadena music on Sunday night.

Monday I've got my "checking" for my new TM adventure in Beverly Hills, and on Tuesday I've got my 2nd major design meeting for the opera I'm directing up at CalArts.

I recently was informed that this will be the US premiere of the opera, which is exciting, and that the composer is actually going to come see the show. That's scary. This is the first time that I've ever directed a major piece by a LIVING author, which seems to bring with it a whole other set of considerations and feelings of responsibility.

I upgraded to the blackberry curve and got internet on my phone once again, which I'm trying to make the most of. So far I'm doing pretty good, I think, as far as upping my BAP rating, productivity and responsiveness.

George Bernardo is in the backseat right now, editing the tracks from the Evangenitals LIVE on KXLU that we're going to release on iTunes in a bit... So that's exciting. And the Evangenitals are revving up to record a new album back at Del Boca Vista studios... So that's REALLY exciting. I just discovered I can blog with my blackberry... So there's no more excuses for no updates on the road!

Boss Ass Pro!!!!