Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Evangenitals are playing in New Orleans TONIGHT! Please spread the word and tell your friends in the area!

Here's the story:

The 1 Second Film’s Road to Oprah tour is set to arrive in New Orleans on October 13th where they will be presenting and performing at the CafĂ© Rose Nicaud (632 Frenchmen Street) at 5 PM. Everyone is welcome to come see the Road to Oprah road show ( and learn more about this art project/film that is being called the “largest collaboration in filmmaking history.” There will be live music by the popular Los Angeles-based folk/Americana band The Evangenitals ( who are traveling with the documentary crew on the Road to Oprah tour and composing music for the documentary, and a presentation detailing the collaborative effort to change the world one second and one dollar at a time. Attendees will have the opportunity to appear in the film’s “making of” documentary and to play with the band. Admission is free.

The 1 Second Film ( is a grassroots non-profit collaborative film that anyone can produce by donating $1. From Kiefer Sutherland to Kevin Bacon, thousands of producers from around the world are chipping in to help make a film that makes a difference... will Oprah? That is the question the filmmakers and accompanying folk/Americana band are prepared to drive 10,000 miles to find out. Starting October 5th of 2007, The 1 Second Film embarked on a 10,000-mile journey across America in pursuit of a dream. Their dream: to unite the world through collaborative art making while addressing various social-issues. The 1 Second Film's road-trip ends in Chicago, where they hope to meet Oprah and ask her to join the producers of The 1 Second Film by donating $1. Along the way they will be visiting Universities, high schools, house parties, night clubs, skate parks, and even Veteran's nursing homes to perform original music by The Evangenitals which will accompany the “making of” documentary and present their 5 Phase Plan to bring the world together, one-second at a time. The full Road to Oprah road show schedule can be viewed at:

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Oh Albuquerque!

What an awesome town Albuquerque is... at least the Knob Hill area/few blocks that we explored during our stay. We rolled into Albuquerque really late Monday night/really early Tuesday morning after driving all night and pulled up in front of what the GPS thingy told us was Nirvan’s sister (and awesome jewelry designer) Dream Mullick’s house. Unfortunately, it was NOT Dream’s house that we pulled our noisy Road to Oprah tour bus in front of at 5am-ish. It was Susan’s. Fortunately, Susan was a real sweetheart. A stewardess for Southwest Airlines who offered us coffee, cereal, and a bed to sleep in if we needed it. No wonder her garbage man has a crush on her!

We all hit the hay pretty quickly after saying good morning and good night to Nirvan’s Mom, sister, and boyfriend Sterling. While I slept until the smell of food cooking woke me up in the afternoon, Brett (who slept on the bus), was awakened by Susan bringing him a cup of coffee. She then took him on a tour of Albuquerque. Oh yeah, and did I mention that she left 3 boxes of cereal and a carton of milk on the steps of our bus for us? God bless Susan the stewardess!

Upon awakening, we were off for some local promoting of that night’s event at the STOVE Gallery. There was a big animation festival in town, so we figured we’d hit that, and then the college. En route to the Animation Fest, we attempted an ill-advised U-turn, which caused our trailer to jackknife and busted the hitch. We stashed the caboose in a High School parking lot and called Dream, who proved to be our guardian angel on this stop. She took Levi to the auto shop while the rest of us hit the animation fest where we met some awesome folks from the Adobe company (who may donate some software for The 1 Second Film and website) as well as some nice Volunteers who really dug the project, the tour, and engaged us in a much-appreciated hug-fest.

Everything got fixed and we all regrouped to head to the space and set up, where we got to have our first “official” band practice with the current lineup (for 30 minutes) before the show started. At first it didn’t seem like many folks were going to turn up, but then the trickle turned into a stream and at one point in the evening we did have quite a nice, packed house.

At one point we had a crowd of people sitting at the edge of the stage (just like the old days!) playing all kinds of instruments – from tambourines to xylophones to sleigh bells to kazoos – for one of my favorite renditions of Home that the Evangenitals have ever played. Everyone was playing and singing at the top of their lungs and we got it all caught on tape… coming soon to YouTube!

It is my great hope that Mike and Nirvan will get the illusive “intro video” up on YouTube today so that we can start sharing the VIDEO version of all of our various and sundry adventures and encounters on the Road to Oprah, as well as my random ramblings.

It’s wonderful: I miss LA and I’m loving this life on the road. Ah, the miracle of simultaneity. We’re in the midst of a few brutal days of driving and playing. Texas is huge, and it’s where we’re heading and right smack in the middle of where we go after that. Right now, we’re closing in on Roswell, NM to shoot some footage of the Evangenitals and the Aliens (and impromptu Ode to Scientology video perhaps?) and then to Carlsbad Caverns to play in the caves. After that, we drive as far as we can before passing out for the night, in the hopes of behind close to Austin in the morning.

Oh Austin!

Sunday, October 07, 2007

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Day One: Road to Oprah Tour

The mission was to conquer our own town first. The plan: hit the set of Stephen Nemeth's new movie (a Phillip K Dick novel that Ptryxxx has actually been cast as a featured extra in!) then off to Hollywood Blvd, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and Venice Beach for the sunset.

We made it as far as Hollywood Blvd, where Darth Vader leaped into the Road to Oprah bio-bus just as an electrical fire broke out, causing lots of stink and smoke, melting the wires, and making the bus immovable from the curb in front of the legendary Chinese Theater. Not a bad place for a film crew to break down!

We made the best of it, called a giant tow-truck/flat bed, and had the truck towed of to Chuy's (our awesome electricians) and waited for news. The bright side of it was that we got some great footage of costumed characters, skateboard tricks on top of the bus, an awesome street band, and other goodness that you'll soon be able to see on YouTube.

Right now we're crossing the Hoover Dam after driving to Vegas late last night, getting kicked out of a parking lot this morning, and meeting new producers at a grocery store in Boulder City. At the Hoover Dam inspection checkpoint, Officer Rivera of Homeland Security became the newest producer of The 1 Second Film. Awesomeness!

We're now headed through the desert and on to the Grand Canyon!

More news soon. In the meantime, check out the new photosets on Flickr and videos on YouTube!

Juli & the Genitals