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:
http://mikeking.berkleemusicblogs.com/2009/06/23/how-an-indie-musician-can-make-19000-in-10-hours-using-twitter/

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: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/635470598/dawn-of-quixote-rides-to-edinburgh-fringe-fest

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 (http://www.lyricalvenus.com). 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: http://kruufm.com

love love love this life
juli

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)

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 Kickstarter.com (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: http://ping.fm/bL46p

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!

http://ping.fm/NgCxV

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

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. 🙂

Going to Edinburgh Fringe Fest 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!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/635470598/dawn-of-quixote-rides-to-edinburgh-fringe-fest

In order to facilitate donations through a trusted source, we’ve started a fundraising drive on Kickstarter.com (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 Kickstarter.com, check out our video infomercial, learn more about the project, and consider making a donation to the quixotic cause!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/635470598/dawn-of-quixote-rides-to-edinburgh-fringe-fest

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

THANK YOU!!!

Much love,
Crockett, Quixote & the Evangenitals