Hello beautiful soul.
As parts of our dear US and World populations seemingly spiral into a crazed muck of extremism, hatred, and fear... I realize that the act of being in an all-love, all-loving, good time gang called the EVANGENITALS becomes more and more of a passionate political statement.
We the Evangenitals have, I admit, gone over the possibility of changing our name to something more "mainstream" or less "challenging" a few times in the 7+ years we've been making our special brand of music. We've been called the "Best Band Name Ever" by quite a few reviewers, and the "Worst Band Name Ever" a few times, too. Our name alone has opened many doors, and closed some. It has certainly always gotten SOME reaction out of folks when they hear it, and folks tend to remember it.
In all these years I've yet to come up with another simple term, phrase, or slogan that covers the sentiment that is the seed and the guiding principle of our art and our action -- and that is, in short:
* An expansive, relentless love of everyone and everything, from the sublime to the profane.
* A joyous getting down with the all of it all, with no topic being too taboo.
* A fiercely beautiful, holy, and kick ass irreverence for Being.
(If you'd like to read a really extensive telling of our feelings about the band and the origin of the band name, you can do so here: http://ping.fm/7gQvU)
At the end of the day... We are the Evangenitals. I accept this and understand it more and more at every show we play, for every fan we meet, and with every heart we touch that feels its confirmation in our mission.
I feel blessed and honored to be in this world with you, at this time, and am commited to making it a fucking joy ride.
We are excited to be going into the studio this weekend to be recording more music with which to infect the hearts and minds of the people.
We are excited to be playing a show with THE MORMONS on November 13th, which shall surely raise a few eyebrows, as we're getting a write up in the Pasadena Weekly for that gig. :-)
We encourage and welcome you to do all you can to help spread the good news of the Evangenitals far and wide.
Let all the fearful, ignorant, poor souls not bathing in the light of love know that they can run but they can't hide. We will find them, and we will love them anyway... till their black hearts bleed sunshine. We are coming.
Much love, love, love,
Rev Juli Crockett & the Evangenitals