Friday, September 02, 2011

Do It Anyway

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.

- credited to Mother Teresa

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Look Ma, I've been READING!!! :-)

Okay, bastards. You think you had me down? You think I haven't been reading? Well... HERE'S a bunch of books that I've finished in the past few months:

"The Path of the Mother" - I love Ammachi. This book got a little fruity at times, but the shining love and radiance of the Holy Mother Ammachi shone through. :-)

"Born Standing Up" - Steve Martin is simply awesome. Totally inspirational book that proves that HARD WORK and being completely devoted to your craft can really take you places that no man hath gone before.

"Diaboliad" - My love for Mikhail Bulgakov already knew no bounds, and now, if there WERE any bounds that I did not know about, they too have been obliterated, and I love him even more boundlessly than before.

"Mary Holmes: Paintings and Ideas" - This woman is one cool character. Great life, beautiful art, and really cool ideas. Holmes was also a big influence of the balloon twister Addi Somekh, who self-published the book.

"Strange Interlude" - A totally awesomely weird play by Eugene O'Neill. Ahead of its time, it deals with all sorts of psychological tomfoolery and some taboo abortion stuff thrown in. Good times.

AND THERE'S MORE! I'll be finished with this MUSIC PUBLISHING book in a couple hours, and of course there is that classic book of sci-fi and humor THE BIBLE that I'm reading, and I know I'm forgetting some stuff from the past few months. Must consult the stacks next to my bed, and in the bathroom, and by the couch, and at my boyfriend's house.

Another update, coming soon!

(Reprinted with my own permission from my manic One Book: One Week blog. Yeah. That's right.)

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Evangenitals Keyword Roundup!

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

This week's highlights include:

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

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

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

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

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

Always interesting to see what folks are searching for...

Here's to hoping you all find what your heart's desire!

Much love,
Juli & the Evangenitals

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Evangenitals NW Tour Diary Day 1

The Evangenitals recently went on our very first NW Tour! Our drummer, Kristy McInnis, captured the whole adventure on her awesome mini Flip camera and is editing daily video diaries for your viewing pleasure!

Enjoy Day One of our experience on the wild roads of the NW:

Thursday, February 17, 2011

NW Tour Update: Day 1 - No Scat Please

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, February 03, 2011

this is not a booty call...

Oh where have all my nighthawks gone? Where are you, artists of the wee hours, whose creative juices only start flowing when the crepuscule creeps in? Here I am, in the middle of the night, longing for dialogue. Here I am, once again, with that feeling I can't name, a concept that won't yield to definitions, an image that won't be described, an anxiety whose source I can't pinpoint. There are things to discuss, debates to be had, new manifestos to compose... yet all my loved ones and comrades are in bed, asleep, at work, engaged. The idea sits still with me, giving me the stink eye. Some nights you have to go it alone. Indeed.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Prayer (a damn good one)

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

- Galway Kinnell