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)
1. CONCERTS THIS WEEKEND IN ELIZABETHTOWN PA AND JACKSON NJ
Sat., Sept. 1 8:00-11:00 p.m. Cornerstone Caf╚
Contact: Jim Schreiber 717-367-5326 (caf╚)
Sun., Sept. 2 at 3 p.m.
(With Audio Adrenaline, Rebecca St. James, Anointed and Steve Camp)
Six Flags Great Adventure
Contact: "Timmy D" DeMoss at 990 AM firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Fri., Sept. 14 at 7:00 p.m. A.T. Room
Adrian MI 49221
Contact: Jenni Duranczyk 517-893-0056 (home)
Sat.. Sept. 15 at 3:30 p.m.
(See You at the Pole Rally)
(with Five Iron Frenzy, Reliant K, Smalltown Poets John Reuben and Ace Troubleshooter)
Faith Evangelical Free Church
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)
Sat., Sept. 29, at 7 p.m.
7th Annual Barbecue on the River Foot of Broadway
Contact: Pam Ward 270-415-9095 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri., Oct. 5, evening (tentative)
Family Christian Stores Holiday Center
3747 William Penn Highway
Contact: Chuck Ernst, Mgr. 412-372-1610 email@example.com
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)
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.
Contact: Tommy Rowe (Convention) 717-652-5856
Contact: Erik Lane (Scarlet Cord) 814-849-7659
Sat., Oct. 20 at 8:00 p.m.
Scarlet Cord Teen Center
150 Main St.
Contact: Erik Lane (Scarlet Cord) 814-849-7659
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.
2235 Ocean Heights Ave.
Egg Harbor Twsp, NJ 08234
Contact: Yvonne Parr 609-601-2460 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat., Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.
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
Sat., Nov. 17 at 7:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church
801 US Hwy 50
East Union, MO 63084 Contact: Rich Permenter
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Thank you all! Talk to you later!
-- J. Jackson Lead Singer/Lyricist ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) www.apologetix.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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.