Crowd shot masthead ApologetiX Logo Keith Haynie plays bassBill Hubauer plays lead guitarJ. Jackson sings leadJimmy Vegas Tanner plays drums
64,437
as of February 21, 2018

<< Back to the fan club


Search Past News:

Sort by Relevance Date

Yesterday's News:

02.19.18Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
02.19.18New ApX USB Thumb Drives in Stock
02.16.18Fans React to Our Latest Remake
02.16.18New Batch of ApX USB Thumb Drives in Stock
02.16.18Scottish Blog Interviews ApX Lead Singer
02.16.18ApX on the Radio Again This Weekend
02.14.18New Single: Bad-Boy Bands (Not Bad Boy-Bands)
02.09.18Another Station Adds Weekly ApX Radio Show
02.09.18ApX on the Air in Remote Alaska
02.09.18Clues for Our Fourth Single of 2018
02.07.18Happy Birthday, Chris VonBartheld!
02.06.181100 Tracks for $100 Ends Saturday
02.02.18One Good Testimony Deserves Another (from Canada)
02.02.18New Fan in Washington, Old Fan in Alaska
02.02.18Beam Us Up, Scotland!
02.01.18More Stations Add New ApX Radio Show
01.30.18New Single (2 Killer Bs)
01.29.18How to Donate Online or by Mail
01.29.181100 Tracks for $100 Extended Another Week
01.26.18Apol-Annoyance in Austin
01.26.18MI Pastor Speaks Frankly to ApX
01.25.18Clues for Our Third Single of 2018
01.24.18Prayers for ApX Fan Deborah Huff in ICU
01.22.181100 Tracks $100 Ends Soon
01.22.18New Radio Program Will Feature ApX Regularly
01.22.18Pastor Looks Back on 19 Years as ApX Fan
01.19.18Special Request from ApX's Chris Von Bartheld
01.19.181100 Tracks for $100
01.19.18Get Multiple Downloads for Any Size Donation
01.19.18How to Donate Online or by Mail
01.19.18Encouragement from a Pastor in NC
01.18.18The Principal and the Parodies
01.18.18New Single: Tears for Fears & Alanis Morissette
01.16.18New Single (80s & 90s)
01.10.18ApX Lead Singer on ESPN Again This Weekend
01.10.18Fan Will Match Donations Up to $5000
01.10.18You Don't Need to Be in the USA to Enjoy Our USB
01.10.18Clues for Our Second Single of 2018
01.08.18Get All Our Parodies on USB
01.08.181100 Tracks for $100
01.08.18New CD BOGO Ends Sunday
01.04.18California Fan Comments on New CD
01.04.182017: The Year in Review for ApologetiX
01.04.18The Stories Behind the Songs on Our New Single
01.02.18How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
01.02.18Get Multiple Downloads for Any Size Donation
01.02.18New Single for a New Year
01.02.18BOGO Special on New CD Ends Sunday
12.31.17Get Multiple Downloads for Any Size Donation
12.28.17Buy Our 50th CD, Get 1 of 26 CDs Free
12.28.17Get Our Complete Library on USB
12.28.17How to Donate Online or By Mail
12.28.17Shirts in Stock in Seven Sizes
12.28.17Clues for Our Last Single of 2017
12.21.17ApX Christmas Videos on YouTube
12.21.17After the Gift Rush: What if You Order Now?
12.21.17ApX Inspires Fan Who Then Inspires ApX
12.21.17New Single: 2 from Our 25th Anniversary Show
12.18.17New CD in Stock, Order Today for Christmas
12.14.17How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
12.14.17So is it Alexa-getiX or Apol-alexa?
12.14.17Clues for This Weekend's Single
12.14.17What's New on the New CD?
12.14.17Complete Your ApX Christmas Playlist
12.14.17Deadlines for Delivery Before Christmas
12.07.17The Story Behind the Title of Our New CD
12.05.17ApX Alum Becomes Amazon Prince
12.04.17Buy Our 50th CD, Get 1 of 26 CDs Free
11.29.17The Stories Behind Our New Single
11.29.17Update on Our Upcoming 50th CD
11.27.17ApX Needs Holiday Help & Prayers
11.27.17New Single: American-Made 70's & 90's Hits
11.23.17Get Ready for Our 50th CD
11.23.17Thanksgiving Song and Video for You
11.23.17Clues for Our Next Single
11.23.17Fan Says Thanks for "Thankfully" Song & Video
11.21.17Thanksgiving Message for Fans
11.17.17New Single Spoofs British Invasion Bands
11.17.17Tinch Gets Married & Celebrates Anniversary
11.17.17ApX Songbook Useful While Awaiting Auto Repairs
11.17.17Trunk or Treat with ApX Near Harrisburg PA
11.17.17ApX Over the Office Airwaves in Ohio
11.15.17Tinch Celebrates His ApX Anniversary
11.13.17New CD Deal Ends This Wkd (BOGO)
11.10.17ApX Adventures in Odyssey: Mag Makes Mention
11.10.17Steffi's Story: 12 Years of ApX in AZ
11.09.17Cluing You in on Our Next Single
11.07.17New CD Deal Ends Soon
11.02.17New Single Spoofs '69 & '71 Hits
11.02.17Texas Praise Band Plays ApX for Church
11.02.17ApX Affects Radio Request Line in TN
11.02.17Live Moose: ApX Alum to Host Benefit Show Saturday
10.29.17Jimmy "Vegas"Celebrates a Dozen Years with ApX
10.27.17The Late Great Next ApX Single Due This Weekend
10.26.17What's Up with the 25th Anniversary CD & DVD?
10.26.17New USBs with Complete Library in Stock
10.26.17Fan Mail from a Family of 10 in Alaska
10.21.17Amazing Testimony from a Fan's Son in AZ
10.21.17Michigan Men Go to Green Bay for ApX Experience
10.21.17From Foster Care to Adoption to ApologetiX

ApologetiX in Eastern PA, New Jersey, CD Update
Sat., Sep. 1. 2001 1:13am EDT

J. Jackson, lead singer for ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) here.

Sorry we missed you last week! Here's what's going on:

1.Concerts This Weekend in Elizabethtown PA and Jackson NJ
2.New CD Update
3.Keep the Change Song List (Clues #9, 10 and 11)
4.Upcoming Concerts
5.Prayer Requests


1. CONCERTS THIS WEEKEND IN ELIZABETHTOWN PA AND JACKSON NJ

Sat., Sept. 1 8:00-11:00 p.m. Cornerstone Caf╚
Elizabethtown PA
Contact: Jim Schreiber 717-367-5326 (caf╚)
717-653-6439 (night)
Jim@pa.net

Sun., Sept. 2 at 3 p.m.
Rejoice 2001
(With Audio Adrenaline, Rebecca St. James, Anointed and Steve Camp)
Six Flags Great Adventure
Jackson NJ
sixflagsnewjersey.com
Contact: "Timmy D" DeMoss at 990 AM timmyd@wzzd.com
610-828-6965 x 12 (ZZD)


2. "KEEP THE CHANGE" UPDATE

As you probably know by now, our sixth CD, "Keep the Change," is slated for release on September 25. Please pray for us to be able to get it out to the CD duplicators in time to have it ship to stores for that date. The CD contains 19 parodies, including 12 classic rock tunes and seven from the past year or so.

We finally finished the vocals on Thursday night (actually Friday morning at about 4:30 a.m. or so) and Karl is working feverishly to get all his guitar parts done in time for the final mix-down this week. It's ironic that although we have better equipment and technology to work with on this CD, it's actually taking longer. We have capability to do more things than we could before, but those things take extra time. But they'll definitely make this our best-sounding project ever. I'm certain of that!

If you'd like to see a picture of the cover and a listing of the groups we spoofed, check out our ad in the current issues of CCM Magazine (right next to the Table of Contents) and HM Magazine.

I'd like to thank God publicly for miraculously allowing my voice to hold up under the strain of all these concerts and marathon recording sessions. There were times when I didn't know if I'd have a voice left to record, and He came through for me!

Please pray for Karl. We've all been operating on very little sleep, between recording and concerts (sometimes two in one day) and travel.



3. "KEEP THE CHANGE" SONG LIST (CLUES #9, 10 and 11)

As we did with "Spoofernatural," we're giving clues about the songs on "Keep the Change." Here are clues #9, 10 and 11

#9 "Bethlehemian Rhapsody"

Yep, it's the same song we spoofed on "Radical History Tour," and it's still about David and Goliath, but we gave the lyrics a major overhaul (I think only one or two lines survived, but everybody who's heard the new words tells me these are much better) and the vocals, instrumentation and production are much better than the original.

#10 and #11 "The Story of a Squirrel" and "All the Stalls Stink"

If you liked "Not Logs Lincoln" and all the Noah's ark trivia and humor, you'll love these two songs, which are already favorites among the band members. "Story of a Squirrel" is the lead-off track on "Keep the Change," and it gives some facts and figures on the ark and the place where it landed, with plenty of laughs along for the ride. "All the Stalls Stink" is Noah's humorous take on the downside of being cooped up in an ark for a year with a bunch of smelly animals, although it ends with the hopeful line, "We should just chill, trust the Lord still, and life will go on ˇ I know it will." Both of these songs are spoofs of big hits from the past year or so, and it should be pretty obvious to our younger readers what songs we're spoofing, just by looking at our titles. If you've been out of touch with modern music, you'll never guess what we're spoofing here, whether you had nine days or 182 years to try and figure it out, BUT I do think you'll enjoy the music and the lyrics when the new CD comes out.

4. UPCOMING CONCERTS

Sat., Sept. 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Ohio United Presbyterian Church
Longview at Maratta Road
Aliquippa PA 15001
Contact: Patty Strominger 724-378-3690 oupc@nb.net

Fri., Sept. 14 at 7:00 p.m. A.T. Room
Adrian College
Adrian MI 49221
Contact: Jenni Duranczyk 517-893-0056 (home)
517-264-3706 (school)
flawlessfoil@hotmail.com

Sat.. Sept. 15 at 3:30 p.m.
Fallout 2001
(See You at the Pole Rally)
(with Five Iron Frenzy, Reliant K, Smalltown Poets John Reuben and Ace Troubleshooter)
Faith Evangelical Free Church
Rt 222
Trexlertown PA
FalloutYTLV@aol.com
WDunn7@aol.com

Sat., Sept. 22 at 7 p.m.
First Christian Church Freeman Lake
140 Freeman Lake Road
Elizabethtown KY 42702
Contact: Chris Kiger 270-765-4994 (Day), 270-765-2224 (Night)
ACkiger@cs.com
chris.kiger@excite.com

Sat., Sept. 29, at 7 p.m.
7th Annual Barbecue on the River Foot of Broadway
(Riverfront)
Paducah KY
Contact: Pam Ward 270-415-9095 bandp@paducah.com

Fri., Oct. 5, evening (tentative)
Family Christian Stores Holiday Center
3747 William Penn Highway
Monroeville, PA
Contact: Chuck Ernst, Mgr. 412-372-1610 cpernst@sgi.net

Sat., Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Christian Publications/Cornerstone Chapel
620 Route 23 North
Pompton Plains NJ 07444
Contact: Emily Strunk 973-616-7080

Sat., Oct. 13 at 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
Cup O' Joy Benefit
Concert Green Bay West High School
966 Shawano Ave.
Green Bay WI
Contact: Jan Oettinger 920-435-3269 (Cup O' Joy)
920-437-6694 (home)
jano@cupojoy.com
www.cupojoy.com
Tickets: $5 in advance plus freewill offering $6 or $7 at door

Fri., Oct. 19 at 7:00 p.m.
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
201 W. Jefferson St.
Butler PA 16001
Contact: Pastor Rich Leseganich 724-287-6741

Sat., Oct. 20 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Baptist Convention of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey Scarlet Cord Teen Center
150 Main St.
Brookville PA
Contact: Tommy Rowe (Convention) 717-652-5856
Contact: Erik Lane (Scarlet Cord) 814-849-7659
kcmpromo@yahoo.com

Sat., Oct. 20 at 8:00 p.m.
Scarlet Cord Teen Center
150 Main St.
Brookville PA
Contact: Erik Lane (Scarlet Cord) 814-849-7659
kcmpromo@yahoo.com

Fri., Oct. 26 at 9:00 p.m.
Common Ground Beautiful Savior Lutheran
5005 Northwest Blvd.
Plymouth MN 55442
Contact: Larry Deyoe 763-550-1000 ext. 106

Sat., Oct. 27 at 8:00 p.m.
Nebraska Church of God Retreat
Rock Haven Conv. & Retreat Center
76309 Road 415
Gothenburg NE 69138
Contact: Jason Johnson 402-486-3450

Sat., Nov. 3 at 7 p.m.
Praise Tabernacle
2235 Ocean Heights Ave.
Egg Harbor Twsp, NJ 08234
Contact: Yvonne Parr 609-601-2460 pb-n-molasses@worldnet.att.net

Sat., Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.
Restoration 2001
White Oak ISD Campus
200 S. White Oak Rd.
White Oak, TX 75693
Contact: Mark Dickson, Millennium Missions 903-297-7185

Fri., Nov. 16 at 7:00 p.m.
FCA Benefit Poplar Bluff High School
1300 Victory Lane
Poplar Bluff MO 63901
Contact: Jim Hoyt, Cheerful Heart Ministries
573-778-0955

Sat., Nov. 17 at 7:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church
801 US Hwy 50
East Union, MO 63084 Contact: Rich Permenter
636-583-2386
oshkosh@usmo.com


5. PRAYER REQUESTS

First of all, some answered prayers!

Thanks for praying for our bass player, Keith Haynie, and his wife, Krista. They did close on their new house, and we actually spent last night helping them move in! Please pray that they figure out what's wrong with their computer, so they can get back on-line again.

Thanks for praying for our former drummer Bob Flaherty (heard on the "Ticked" CD). He was accepted at the college in South Carolina where he has applied to study for the ministry. If you'd like to e-mail Bob, his e-mail is rocknbobby@yahoo.com

Please keep our former drummer (heard on Biblical Graffiti and Spoofernatural) Fred Behanna in your prayers. His mother passed away about 10 days ago. She had been sick for quite a while and lived a long, full life, but Fred had always been very diligent to care for her and was very close to her. Also please keep his daughter Beth Ann in your prayers. She was previously cured of Hodgkin's Disease (the same thing hockey star Mario Lemieux had, a form of cancer that is usually curable), but recently it appears the disease has come back. On top of this, Fred's other daughter, Brandy, is due to give birth any day now. And with all that, Fred is still coming in to the studio in a couple days to record a few extra percussion parts on the new CD! So please pray for Fred. If you'd like to e-mail Fred, please e-mail him at fred@apologetix.com

Please pray for Karl's mother-in-law, Connie, who has been having some health problems in the past week. For more details on that or to send along any encouragement, please e-mail Karl's wife, Debbie at peanutroller@apologetix.com

Thank you all! Talk to you later!

Apologetically,

J.

-- J. Jackson Lead Singer/Lyricist ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) www.apologetix.com j@apologetix.com


Romans 5:1-2
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.