When was ApologetiX in the Los Angeles Times?
ApologetiX was the subject of a feature story in the Los Angeles Times on August 17, 2002. The article was written by Times staff writer William Lobdell and appeared in the Religion Section. It was titled "Zeppelin and Eminem Parodies? Word!" and was quite lengthy.
Although ApologetiX lead singer/lyricist J. Jackson was the band member interviewed for the story, our two favorite quotes in it actually came from other sources:
"Whenever an new album comes out, we jump on it,' said Michael Shishido, the program director at KAMI-FM (95.5), a Christian rock station in Honolulu. 'Our listeners just eat it up. A lot of the words are relevant to a Christian, and it's just downright funny.'"
"It's a concept that is incredibly cheesy,' said Matthew Turner, editor of CCM magazine, which reports on the Christian entertainment industry. 'But they do it really well."
The article also featured a side box with the headline "Band on a Roll With the Rock of Ages" that included large portions of lyrics from the songs "Monkey Scheme," "Daniel," "Story of a Squirrel" and "Love the Jews."