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1 Second Wonderfulness

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This weekend I really wished that I had some 1 Second Film producer materials and a videocamera on me, as I found myself staring at a triple-threat celebrity opportunity to convert some more folks to the great cause of the 1 Second Wonderfulness.

Last week I had gotten an email invite from Environment California (one of the many environment/animal rights/superfriends peace on earth for All groups I belong to) to go to a panel discussion called "Sustainable LA" this past Sunday that was part of the Silverlake Film Festival.

There were all kinds of inspirational local heroes on the panel, as well as a few celebrities like Ed Begley Jr, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and Alicia Silverstone (who I also saw at a Year of the Dog screening that PETA organized at the Paramount lot a few weeks ago).

I'm gonna need to take some time at a later date to write all about that was said there. The short version is that we all need to start riding our bikes to work, remembering to bring our own bags to the grocery store, and get a water filter for the tap water.

Alicia Silverstone was the only one on the panel that really talked about the relationship between Veganism and the Environment (as PETA likes to remind folks, you can't call yourself an environmentalist and eat meat) which was surprising to me. Good thing she was there representing for the animals. Ed Begley Jr and Bill Nye the Science Guy carpooled there in Bill's electric car... which is awesome. Thinking of those two guys being friends made me happy.

Every day I'm getting a little bit crazier and more extreme about the environment, the animals, and the people of the earth living all happy, joyous, flourishing and free and I'm totally digging it.

The prospect of taking the Evangenitals on a road trip with Nirvan in a biodiesel bus and making songs about Seconds and Perfect Moments and Community and Orgasms and Oprah is darn exciting!

This summer is getting booked up quick with all sorts of crazy travel and great gigs for the band. Our second album is coming out soon, and coming along beautifully. There are some TV and Radio appearances coming soon. The Lummis Day festival on June 3rd, our brief tour of Florida, and some local fundraisers being discussed to raise funds for the 1 Second Film's pilgrimage to Oprah. Good stuff all around.

Nirvan speaks of the Tipping Point coming soon (or at least feeling like it is) and I'm feeling it too. I've long been watching this project develop from a distance (though I was lucky enough to be a painter on one of the frames... thank goodness for drunken nights at CalArts!) and I am filled with glee that I am finally able to get more involved.

I'm so in love with this project and everyone involved in it, it's silly. I've got hugs for all of you when I see you out in the streets.

xo
juli crockett
lead singer
the evangenitals

Your Evangenitals Need You This Saturday Night!

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Hiya, partner.

I need your help; or rather your body. :-)

If you be in the Greater Los Angeles area this Saturday night, the Evangenitals would offer you our eternal thanks and many a good character reference for years to come if you would come to see us perform our musical magic at Molly Malones at 11pm.

You see, this show is what is called a "great opportunity" in that "business" called "showbizzness".

The booker at Molly Malones also books for a bunch of other clubs on the western side of Hollywoodland, and this is our first and last chance to make a first impression.

It seems when a band ventures over to Hollywoodland, the band must "draw" at least 20 people in order to not be considered a "catastrophe" by the club owners.

30 people is considered "good". 42 would make us the Lords of Hollywood for a day. 55 would make the stars change their course. 63 and I name my firstborn after the best dancer on the floor. You see where this is going?

We need you to be there. It's a cool venue, there's other great bands playing, it'll make us famous quicker, and it's only $6.

The recap:

Saturday, May 19
The Evangenitals @ Molly Malones
575 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

11pm sharp
$6

8:00 Nina Storey (http://www.ninastorey.com)
9:00 The Riders (http://www.myspace.com/theriders)
10:00 Rich Price (http://www.richpricemusic.com)
11:00 The Evangenitals (http://www.evangenitals.com)

xoxo
Julio
& the Genitals
http://www.evangenitals.com
http://www.myspace.com/evangenitals

Evangenitals & The 1 Second Film in Austin TONIGHT!

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Come out to Brentwood Tavern at 6701 Burnet Road TONIGHT, Thursday October 11th, at 7 PM to see The 1 Second Film's Road to Oprah road show featuring the Evangenitals and learn more about the world's biggest shortest film -- The 1 Second Film -- brought to you by the award winning film maker, Nirvan Mullick.

There will be live music by the Evangenitals and a presentation detailing the collaborative effort to change the world one second and one dollar at a time! Attendees can also take a tour of the unique and spectacular Road to Oprah bio-bus.

Admission is free!!! Everyone is welcome, dogs included!!!

Come on out and be a part of the largest collaboration in film making history!

Tonight in Tampa, Florida!

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I love this poster that the local bands we're playing with tonight made. It's awesome!

http://www.evangenitals.com/images/hugespotposterevangenitals.gif

Hopefully some of my old friends and family will make it out to the show tonight. It would be great to see everyone again.

After the show, we're off to Satellite Beach High School, driving through the night, for a 9am presentation for The 1 Second Film. Creator/director of The 1 Second Film Nirvan Mullick actually went to high school there, so it should be cool for him to visit his old alma mater and share his story with the kids.

After that we've got a show in the park in Daytona, stopping by the Veterans nursing home for an acoustic set in the morning, then off to Savannah for our gig at the Guitar Bar. Exciting stuff all around!

Damn.... that was a good trip!

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Wow. Last night at about 3am I suddenly was inspired to go on a wild "tagging" mission on Flickr. Part of the inspiration came from my discovery of the new features on Blogger which allow you to add slide-shows and videos to your page, based off of keywords. So I jumped on Flickr and went keyword crazy... making sure that I had "The Evangenitals" and "Juli Crockett" on every awesome photo from the Road to Oprah tour that I could find. The thing I realized is... there are a TON of awesome photos from the Road to Oprah tour because, it turns out, we to a ton of awesome places and had more perfect moments and photo ops than you can shake a stick at. That's not to say there weren't hard times and disappointments and all that other goo that life flings at you... but holy moly, there are so many pictures of people looking downright glow-wormy with big smiles and amazing vistas behind them. I still can't get over the fact that we actually DID it. We bought a bus, we fixed it up, and we drove it across the country in pursuit of a dream. And we're still pursuing the dream... dreams are funny that way. They are quiet pursue-able. One foot in front of the other, we keep trudging toward it. Amen. Love, Juli

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Balloon Man Visits the Nursing Home

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Addi Somekh of Balloonhat.com (he's also the balloon-bassist in the awesome band Unpopable) recently went to a nursing home and made some spectacular balloon hats for the residents.

The experience got edited down and set to some sweet Evangenitals music (song: "Hello" from our new album Everlovin) and then end result is sheer heart-warming goodness.

Check it out!

Seeking Unique Acts - Austin

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Hey folks!

As you may or may not have heard, I'm hosting a day of music on the fringe of the South by Southwest music fest in Austin, TX on March 16th from 3-8pm. (show info can be found here: http://www.evangenitals.com/calendar.html

In an effort to make the day more than just a bunch of bands playing (cuz the WHOLE CITY is doing that trick) we wanted to shake things up by inviting some other kinds of acts to jump up on stage and show their stuff... magicians, ventriloquists, contortionists, stand up comedians... anyone who would like to do a short bit in between band set-ups is welcome.

So, if you or someone you know has a special and/or just plain weird talent that they'd like to share with an audience and is going to be in Austin, TX on March 16th, please contact me!

Cheers,
Juli (of the Evangenitals)
juli@evangenitals.com

3 Shows, 1 Night, Take Your Pick

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There are exciting things going on in Evangenital-land, and a LOT of them. This weekend is a Nexus of sorts, with 3 shows happening on one night - none of them Evangenitals shows - yet all of them Evangenital-related! Let me explain...

Evangenitals lead singer Juli Crockett (that's me!) has just landed a new gig singing the June Carter Cash parts in the greatest Johnny Cash tribute band ever - Cash'd Out. (http://www.myspace.com/cashdout) Evangenitals drummer George Bernardo has been drumming with them for the past year, and this Saturday night - April 19th at 11pm - I will having my debut performance with Cash'd Out at the "Belly Up" in Solana Beach, CA. If you happen to be in that part of town, I would LOVE to have some friendly faces in the crowd cheering me on!

At the SAME TIME that night, Evangenitals crooner Lisa Dee will be joining our seemingly joined-at-the-hip buddy band ARTICHOKE (http://www.myspace.com/artichoketheband) at MOLLY MALONES for a sure-to-be-awesome show of bumble bee-filled joy. So if you're in THAT part of town, I highly recommend it. (If I weren't singing with Cash'd Out that night, I'd be performing with Artichoke too!)
AND... down at the iO WEST on Hollywood Blvd, Evangenitals flier artist and videographer Patrick Ian Moore will be performing long-form improv with HAMMERSPACE (http://www.myspace.com/hammerspace_improv) - a group that I, Juli Crockett, am normally a part of, yet I simply can't be in three places at once at 11pm on April 19th! Not yet, anyhow! So... if you like to laugh and happen to be in THAT part of town, GO SEE HAMMERSPACE! IT'S FREE!

And if none of this works for you, fear not! The Evangenitals (yes, the REAL band) are playing on April 21st at the Verity Room in Canoga Park... and we would love to see you there. Details on that show are here: http://www.evangenitals.com/calendar.html

So, here's the summary for Saturday April 19th, all at 11pm:

Evangenital Juli as June Carter with Georgie on drums in Cash'd Out:
Belly Up Tavern
143 S. Cedros Ave
Solana Beach, California 92075
http://www.bellyup.com

Evangenital Lisa Dee with Artichoke:
Molly Malones
575 South Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
http://mollymalonesla.com/

Evangenital-artist Patrick at iO WEST with HAMMERSPACE:
iO WEST's Andy Dick Theater
6366 Hollywood Blvd (entrance on Cosmo)
Between Ivar and Cahuenga, on Cosmo
http://www.iowest.com

That's the news! Hope to see your smiling face soon!

xo
Juli of the Genitals

Official Site: http://www.evangenitals.com
On Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/evangenitals
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5456766961

Drum Lessons!

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Attention drummers, desiring-to-be drummers, drum enthusiasts, and anyone simply looking to get their true groove on:

Evangenitals drummer David Hurlin is now offering DRUM and TABLA lessons in the Los Angeles area!

Email David for rates and times, and you can join his Facebook Group here: Drum Theory and Revelation

:-)

Happy Anniversay, Henry Bermudez

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Henry Bermudez of the Evangenitals

On Tuesday March 16th we celebrate 2 years of Henry Bermudez as lead guitarist and quality control marshall of the Evangenitals!

It's been a wild and crazy ride, and to anyone who has seen us live in the past couple years, I'm sure it is hard to imagine our good-time gang without our main man (and ONLY man!) Henry Bermudez making magic come out of that nylon string guitar up on the stage.

To honor the man, the myth, the mega-talent that is Henry, I would like to turn your attention to his personal projects, numerous other bands (past and present), and of course suggest that on Tuesday March 16th you take some time to turn the new Evangenitals EP up to 11 and hold a glass high in the air for Henry, oh Henry!!!

http://www.henrybermudez.com

You may also consider:

* Barraging his Facebook Page with love letters
(http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=686858307)
* Becoming his friend on Myspace Music
(http://www.myspace.com/thehenrybermudeztrio)
* Buying his CD 12:13 In Highland Park at CD Baby
(http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/henrybermudeztrio)
* Making him a card and mailing it to the Evangenitals fan club
* Sending him some money, as we can't even come CLOSE to paying him what he's worth
* Or, a fine and firm handshake and a "job well done" next time you see him... preferably at a live show, preferably after giving him a tip, or a drink, or a kiss, or something like that.

And I'm sure you can come up with your own creative ways to let Henry know how awesome and appreciated he is in this world of ours.

The Story:

On March 15th 2008, Lisa Dee and Juli C (aka Evangina, freshly recovered from The 1 Second Film's Road to Oprah tour) set out on a bold adventure to play a fringe show at SXSW in a rented economy car. Two brave solo travelers accompanied us: Timothy Sellers of Artichoke, and Henry Bermudez of the Henry Bermudez Trio and Unpopable (now Balloon Bass), who had responded to a Myspace bulletin asking if anyone wanted to play a one-off show with us at SXSW-ish.

(Special thanks to Brian & Jeremi for putting us, and so many other bands, up at their place on our travels!)

We played our sweet-ass show on Sunday March 16th 2008 at Thunderbird Coffee in Austin, TX... with Henry Bermudez accompanying us on lead guitar for most of the set! (There are several videos of this momentous day on YouTube, by the by, featuring Izzy Cox, Henry Bermudez, and Evangina)... and by the end of the journey, Juli & Lisa were singing backup for the 'Choke and Henry Bermudez was spearheading the resplendent transformation and rebirth of the Evangenitals into the awe-inspiring juggernaut that you experience today!

*** In an astounding bit of foreshadowing and coincidence, our current bassist (and may I say master of The Lee Shore) Laurie Es actually designed the awesome poster for that historically significant SXSW show... who knew she'd be making us so many more great posters down the road, AND be joining the band!?!?

THE Poster:
http://www.gigposters.com/designerposters/2132/1_Laurie_Es.html

More Laurie Es Posters:
http://www.gigposters.com/designerposters/2132/1_Laurie_Es.html

So, today we celebrate!

Heck, we'll be celebrating all week long, and then some, to be honest! :-)

It was a glorious day that brought Henry Bermudez into this band, and there isn't a single day that has gone by since he joined that I haven't been overwhelmed with gratitude and good-luck giddiness. Glory be!

It is an honor and a privilege to make music with this man, and I hope you will join us in honoring him on this glorious day, henceforth to be writ into the annals of history!!

Let's hear it for Henry Bermudez!

Huzzah!!! :-)

Much love, more love,
and a little bit of love on the side,
Juli & the Evangenitals
http://www.evangenitals.com