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:

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 @

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!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

thank you

thank You God most for this amazing day:
for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky;
and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is Yes....

- ee cummings

Saturday, September 11, 2010

No Better Love

No better love than love with no object.
No more satisfying work
than work with no purpose.

If you could give up tricks and cleverness,
that would be the cleverest trick.


Monday, August 23, 2010

Our Destiny: No More Bad Gigs

As musicians/healers, it is our destiny to conduct an inward search, and to document it with our music so that others may benefit. As they listen to the music coming through us, they too are inspired to look within. Light is being transmitted and received from soul to soul. Gradually, the planet moves from darkness to light. We as musicians must surrender to the ocean of our inner selves. We must descend deep into that ocean while the sludge of the ego floats on the surface. We let go of our egos and permit the music to come through us and do its work. We act as the instruments for that work.

If we can live in this realization, we will constantly have deep motivation for what is played, never getting stuck in the ungrateful consciousness of good gigs/bad gigs, out-of-tune pianos, low fees, ungracious audiences, and so on. Instead, our minds will be consumed with what a very great privilege it is to be the one selected to deliver the message to others. We will no longer be caught in the mundane world of good music/bad music ("am I playing well?") Instead, our hearts and minds will be focused on the task of remaining empty and alert to receiving this God-inspired information and translating it faithfully, without any coloration from us.

(excerpt from Effortless Mastery by Kenny Werner)

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Was just reminded of this, one of my favorite poems, by Sri Panchalam from the awesome band Smithfield Bargain. Enjoy:

Even after all this time,
the sun never says
to the earth,
"You owe me."
Look what happens
with a love like that -
it lights
the whole world.

(Hafiz, The Gift)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A Poem


The first letter.
"A child, a union, a history
spread by contact,

(while in the act of
feeling the desire to scratch)
an illness in general,
is a case to be decided by a court.
To die by degrees,
marching two by two
in a another dimension.


The sixth tone.
A tiny arachnid,
(often parasitic)
that is John,
the person or thing mentioned,
designating the one mentioned,
the tiny arachnid, is John.
He died that we might live.
Oh, that he were here!

In other words,
to search for
a self-governing, common, incorporated
or any similar hole,
greasy people must,
in the time under Lincoln,
(a vest under his coat)
lower position or state, to lower
position in state.
(still the desire to scratch)

The story ended, ladies and gentlemen,
the president,
"the cow is a domestic animal, the
To injure by scraping;
tear to bits,
(also a sign of the infinitive)
fall to!

Produce an egg.
The tiny arachnid,
archaic, an urge,
marching two by two.
The assimilated form of,
"What's it matter?
The oval body laid by a female,
containing the germ of a new

That individual is John.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Our Deepest Fear

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 is not just in some of us; it is 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.

(A Return To Love - Marianne Williamson)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Nothing is Real

This world is a playground
where children pretend to have shops.

Sometimes when they wrestle,
it may look like sex,
but none of it is real.

They exchange imaginary money.
Night comes, and they go home tired
with nothing in their hands.

("Discipline" Rumi)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Virtue Trap

Spirituality has often been misused as a route to an unloving solitude, a stance where we proclaim ourselves above our human nature. This spiritual superiority is really only one more form of denial. For an artist, virtue can be deadly. The urge toward respectability and maturity can be stultifying, even fatal.

(Julia Cameron, The Artist's Way)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Truest Devotion

I was wrong. God has revealed to me
that there are no rules for worship.

Say whatever and however your loving tells you to.
Your sweet blasphemy is the truest devotion.
Through you a whole world is freed.

Loosen your tongue
and don't worry what comes out.
It is all light of the spirit.


This is definitely going into the gospel of the Evangenitals.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

5 More College Stations Spinning the Evangenitals!

The Evangenitals got radio play on five MORE wise and wonderful college stations this week. How 'bout hitting them up to say THANKS FOR THE GENITALS and request a song or two?

KSAU - Nacogdoches, TX
Request Line: (936) 468-4000

WMVL - Purchase, NY
Request Line: (914) 323-3204

WPKN - Bridgeport, CT
Request Line: (203) 336-9756

KBGA - Missoula, MT
Request Line: (406) 243-6226

WCBN - Ann Arbor, MI
Request Line: (734) 763-3535

We're asking folks to request all of their favorite tracks off of the newest Evangenitals EP (

*Hard Luck
*Work Song
*So Sweet
*Bad Town
*I'm Sad


And don't forget you can hit up all the OTHER stations playing the Evangenitals, listed here:

Thanks for all your help turning the whole world on to the Evangenitals!


Saturday, May 08, 2010

Call to Action - One Ring to Unite them All

In honor of our upcoming show at WORLDFEST (LA's largest Earth Day celebration) we'd like to ask your help with some Evangenitals World Domination -- via the AIRWAVES!!

Some wise and wonderful radio stations out there have seen the light and started to spin tracks from the newest Evangenitals album, the self-titled "Evangenitals" EP. Luckily, I have already gone through the insanely laborious task of finding all the websites and request lines of a bunch of stations currently playing Evangenitals tunes in order to make it as easy as possible for YOU to give them a call/email and request that some MORE of our music be played. Your help with this mission would mean the world to us, and truly help to get our music out there into the world.

What song should you request?
Your favorites, of course! "Hard Luck" and "Hello" have been getting a lot of action, as have "Bad Town", "Work Song", and "I'm Sad"... but hey, don't let that stop you from requesting "So Sweet" or "Home"... we think they should all be heard, and they are ALL radio friendly!

Which stations should you call?
We'd love it if you called ALL of them! Don't feel limited to those in your area... they all have websites, online streaming, and can be listened to from ANYWHERE... so reach out and touch 'em, and feel your power as we rise through the charts!

Yes, CHARTS! To up the EXCITEMENT FACTOR... we actually appeared on our very first RADIO CHART last week! Check it out! (Click here) Debuting at #72 in California, we moved up to #63 in our 2nd week, now we're back down to #70 this week, still topping such illustrious names as Bob Dylan, Buck Owens, and Lucinda Williams. Yowzers! And the college charts (CMJ) are counting the numbers SOON, so if you get on it, we could debut high on there! Let's do this! 

So if you make a few phone calls, we may be able to see that number leap a little higher, and perhaps we can reach our longtime goal of someday being #3 WORLDWIDE! :-)

The Mission:

1. Choose a Station

2. Call 'em (or email)

3. Request a Song

4. Repeat

Let us know how it goes! Seriously, PLEASE let us know if you're participating. It took me forever to put this list together with all the numbers and such, so it really feels good when you actually write back. :-)
Adventure awaits!
Request # State City Station Web
(803)576-WUSC (9872) SC Columbia WUSC
(615) 322-ROCK (7625) TN Nashville WRVU
MA Springfield WTCC
(207) 725-3250 ME Brunswick WBOR
618-536-2361 IL Carbondale WIDB
585-210-8897 NY Rochester WITR
608.342.1291 WI Platteville WSUP
210-486-KSYM (5796) TX San Antonio KSYM
570-422-3133 PA East Stroudsburg WESS
FL Tallahassee WVFS
303.964.5396 CO Denver KRCX
212-564-4611 NY New York City M3 Radio
715-682-1342 WI Ashland WRNC
407-646-2915 FL Winter Park WPRK
512-245-3485 TX San Marcos KTSW
919.860.0881 NC Raleigh WKNC
203-392-5353 CT New Haven WSIN
414-277-7247 WI Milwaukee WMSE
484-664-3456 PA Allentown WMUH
(229) 333-5661 GA Augusta WVVS
607-777-2137 NY Binghamton WHRW
949-824-5824 CA Irvine KUCI
305-284-5784 FL Coral Gables WVUM
KS Lawrence KJHK
919.962.8989 NC Chapel Hill WXYC
NJ New Brunswick WRSU
318-869-5296 LA Shreveport KSCL
804.828.1057 VA Richmond WVCW
713-348-ktru (5878) TX Houston KTRU
(888) 303-9748 RI Kingston WRIU
970-728-4333 CO Telluride KOTO
800-285-2895 OR Eugene KRVM
NJ Belmar The Penguin Rocks
866-971-WHFC (9432) MD BelAir WHFC
352-313-3100 FL Gainesville WHHZ
AL Auburn Wildman Steve
843-626-7300 SC Myrtle Beach WKZQ
VA Virginia Beach WRRW
(970) 963-0139 CO Carbondale KDNK
CA Santa Rosa No Pigeonholes
PA Bethlehem WDIY

Monday, May 03, 2010

Sick day. Feeling fragile. Having a masshed potato picnic in my front yard. :-)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Free Stickers! (and almost free stickers)

Since we are aware of the fact that not everyone can attend an Evangenitals show...

(where you can get our shiny new Evangenitals stickers for FREE)

... we thought we'd offer some stickers to EVERYONE for ALMOST free!!! :-)

So... for a limited time, and for the low, low shipping & handling charge of just TWO DOLLARS ($2!!!!) we will send a few stickers to you.

And that means YOU!!!! Wherever you are!!!

Or you could just come to a show... like the one at Winston's this Thursday night (April 22nd)... and pick some up.

If not, you can Paypal $2 to "" or send $2 to:

The Evangenitals
PO Box 70318
Pasadena, CA 91107

And we'll send you a few of our amazing new stickers.

How's that for (almost) free love? :-)

Juli & the Evangenitals

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Advice to Young Artists

The life of an artist is inspired, self sufficient and independent (unrelated to society).
The direction of attention of an artist is towards mind in order to be aware of inspiration.
Following inspiration life unfolds free of any influence.
Finally the artist recognizes himself in the work and is happy and contented. Nothing else will satisfy him.
An artist's life is an unconventional life. It leads away from the example of the past.
It struggles painfully against its own conditioning. It appears to rebel but in reality it is an inspired way of life.

- Agnes Martin

Monday, March 01, 2010

Giving the Finger

"As to salvation and all that... The greatest teachers, the true healers, I would say, have always insisted that they can only point the way. The Buddha went so far as to say: "Believe nothing, no matter where you read it or who has said it, not even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense."

The great ones do not set up offices, charge fees, give lectures, or write books. Wisdom is silent, and the most effective propaganda for truth is the force of personal example. The great ones attract disciples, lesser figures whose mission it is to preach and teach. These are the gospelers who, unequal to the highest task, spend their lives converting others. The great ones are indifferent, in the profoundest sense. They don't ask you to believe: they electrify you by their behavior. They are the awakeners. What you do with your life is only of concern to you, they seem to say. In short, their only purpose here on earth is to inspire. And what more can one ask of a human being than that?"

- Henry Miller, Sexus

Friday, February 12, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010

$1 to Haiti for every CD sold at

Now is a really good time to buy some new music at

Starting on January 25th and continuing for 2 weeks, CD Baby will donate $1 toward Haitian earthquake relief for every CD and album download sold.

Here's some of my top picks on CDBaby right now, and a really awesome way to donate $10 to Haiti, and get some great music in the mix:

Evangenitals (of course)
Old Californio:
Cynthia Hopkins:
Diablo Dimes:
Pushin' Rope:
Izzy Cox:
Henry Bermudez Trio:
Leslie and the Badgers:

From CDBaby President Brian Felson:

The earthquake and its aftermath in Haiti have touched all of our lives. Many in the CD Baby family have already contributed as individuals, but we wanted to do more to help the victims of the horrible earthquake tragedy.

Starting on Monday, January 25th and continuing for two weeks, we will donate $1 of our cut from every CD sale through our website, and $1 from every download sale over $8.99 on our site, to the American Red Cross and to Mercy Corps, a Portland-based relief organization with a large presence in Haiti. With your help, we hope to raise tens of thousands of dollars.

I also urge you to make your own direct donation if you haven’t done so yet. Together, we can make a difference. Please click below to make your tax deductible donation right now.

– Mercy Corps donation form:
– American Red Cross donation form:
– Or text “Haiti” to 90999 and a $10 donation will be charged to your phone bill.

On behalf of all CD Baby employees, I thank you for helping out during this time of great human tragedy in Haiti.

Brian Felson


Music, love, & healing,
Juli Crockett & the Evangenitals

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Essence is emptiness. Everything else, accidental.
Emptiness brings peace to loving. Everything else, disease.
In this world of trickery
emptiness is what your soul wants.
- Rumi

Sunday, January 10, 2010


So I went to Ralph's and what did I think? Well, I'll tell ya -- I thought, "what if I got a job here?" and there was a new guy, and he showed up to bag my groceries and his buddy was working the next aisle (bag boys, man, you know what I mean) and he said, "how long you been working here" and he said "just today" and they were all happy, man. Yeah, they were so happy. To find themselves. Working. At the same Ralph's. In Valencia.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Love and Toast

I love toast. It's one of my favorite treats. Whether it's just vegan butter & jam, or sunflower seed butter & jelly, or toast dipped in hot soup, or up on the side of my salad... I love it.

What I don't love is when I forget I'm making toast, and end up with a couple of hard-ass pieces of cardboard that I'm too guilty to throw away.


Ah, well.

Listen to this: (the song called TOAST)

Monday, January 04, 2010

Evangenitals on Facebook

Myspace, Facebook, Twitter... and remember Friendster & Tribe??

It's all still pretty confusing to me. However, I am doing my best to figure it out, streamline, strategize, and not barrage anyone with too many emails and posts and pokes and tweaks and twitters from too many directions at once.

It seems I'm spending more time on the Evangenitals Facebook FAN PAGE these days, though, so if you're NOT a member of the Evangenitals Facebook PAGE yet, I highly suggest joining that bad boy now:

Especially RIGHT NOW... cuz I'm about to send out a free mp3 belated xmas present to all of our Facebook PAGE fans.

So join now and get yer loving & yer loot!

Juli of the Genitals

Saturday, January 02, 2010


Zui-Gan called out to himself every day, "Master."

Then he answered himself, "Yes, sir."

And then he added, "Become sober."

Again he answered, "Yes, sir."

"And after that," he continued, "do not be deceived by others."

"Yes, sir; yes, sir," he replied.