ApologetiX Someplace You
Mon., Jul. 14. 2003 11:00pm EDT
J. Jackson, lead singer for ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) here.
Editor's Note: Before we go any further, I have to tell you that I typed this newsletter on Monday evening, so if you're getting later than that, it's because of some of the computer glitches we've been having lately, and I apologize.
Also, I'm typing this top part AFTER I wrote the rest of the newsletter, so I have to tell you that right now it looks like we will indeed be able to make it to both concerts in Texas, Tuesday and Wednesday. Just please pray for us as we drive, so we can get there on time without incident or accident. Thanks! Now, back to where I was earlier this evening ...
O.K., this is probably the only chance I will ever get to say this, so I had to start this week's newsletter now: I am typing this newsletter to you from inside the band's van, which is currently chained atop a flatbed, heading down I-35 (just passed mile marker 135) in Kansas.
I'm sure Karl will be posting photos to the website. The concerts at Sonshine 2003 in Minnesota and LiFest 2003 in Wisconsin went great. We drove as far as Cedar Rapids IA that night.
Things were looking fine as we headed down the highway Sunday, but we started having problems near Cameron MO, and had to stop for the night to wait for a repair shop to open. They finally fixed our thermostat after 11 a.m. CST, but we had more van troubles as we continued down the road, so we had to stop in Liberty MO to get our radiator replaced. That process took a few more hours (not to mention several hundred more dollars) and we pulled in for gas.
After we finished filling up and paid for the gas, we pulled away from the pump without removing the nozzle from the van, which broke the nozzle, spewed gas and cost us another $119. However, this allowed us to get another 70 or 80 miles down the road before our van started making a horrible noise. It appears that we either threw a rod, broke the fan clutch or messed up the timing chain. By the way, our drummer, Bill, wants you all to know that his brother-in-law thought this is what was wrong all along. So we had to chill in the hot Kansas sun by the roadside while we waited for AAA.
And that's how we got here. We're on our way to Emporia KS right now, which ironically is where our concert will be on Friday. Unfortunately, we also have concerts on Tuesday and Wednesday in Bastrop TX and Brownwood TX, so we still have to figure out a way to get us, our luggage, and our equipment there in time.
Right now, we would just like to ask for your prayers. We're all taking this in pretty good spirits, but it's definitely going to be a financial hardship (our van has created a few of those recently), and we don't want to miss out on any concerts on top of that. Your prayers are greatly appreciated, and that's not hype. God hears your prayers on our behalf, and we greatly appreciate them.
Well, we just pulled into the service station. I think we're still in Kansas, Toto!
God bless you all! Thanks! Again, here's our upcoming schedule:
THIS TUESDAY: BASTROP TX
Tuesday, July 15, 2003 8:00 PM
Tickets $10 advance $15 door
111 Longhorn St.
GOD S OPEN DOOR CHURCH
Bastrop, Texas 76802
CONTACT: Marion 512-303-1405
THIS WEDNESDAY: BROWNWOOD TX
Wednesday, July 16, 2003 7:00 PM
WEEK EXTREME YOUTH CAMP
Heart of Texas Baptist Encampment
8025 N. FM 2125
Brownwood, Texas 76801
Contact John and Christi Barnes 254-445-4487
THIS FRIDAY: EMPORIA KS
Friday, July 18 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $10 advance, $12 Door, and Groups of 4 are $30 total
(no door discounts)
VICTORY FELLOWSHIP FOURSQUARE CHURCH
693 County Road 190
Emporia, Kansas 66801
CONTACT: Church 620-342-3676
THIS SATURDAY: CAMDENTON MO
Saturday, July 19 at 8:00pm SPIRIT FM
Lake Road 5-92
Camdenton, MO 65020
CONTACT: Kyle Miller 573-346-3200
NEXT THURSDAY: MONTEREY CA (SPIRIT WEST COAST)
Thursday, July 24 at 12:00 p.m.
** new time **
Spirit West Coast
"Camp Meeting Stage" (seats 3,000)
Laguna Seca Recreation Area
BOX OFFICE: 831.443.5399
More information: http://www.spiritwestcoast.org/home.php
NEXT SATURDAY: DETROIT LAKES MN (SPIRIT FEST MIDWEST) NEAR NORTH DAKOTA BORDER
Saturday, July 26 at 1:45 PM
Variety Stage Ticketed Event
SPIRIT FEST MIDWEST
Soo Pass Ranch
25526 County Highway 22
Detroit Lakes, MN
NEXT SUNDAY: BAY CITY MI
Sunday, July 27, 2003 5pm
FREE Event Sponsored by WTRK Radio
WTRK Anniversary Party
CREATED FOR CARING
400 N. Madison Avenue
Bay City, MI 48708
CONTACT: 989-892-1189 OR Terry Patterson
This list adds concerts frequently, so stay tuned for more info.
For the full details on all of the concerts below, please go to http://www.apologetix.com/tour.html and scroll to the bottom. To inquire about booking a concert, please contact Kathleen Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org or Burke Communications at 949-770-3001 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST).
Jul 15 - Bastrop TX Jul 16 - Brownwood TX Jul 18 - Emporia KS Jul 19 - Camdenton MO Jul 24 - Spirit West Coast, CA Jul 26 - Detroit Lakes, MN (Spirit Fest Midwest) Jul 27 - Bay City MI Aug 02 - Indiana, PA Aug 03 - Roseburg OR Aug 05 - Kingdom Bound NY Aug 08 - Greenville MI Aug 09 - Portland OR Aug 10 - Phillipsburg KS Aug 15 - Salt Lake City UT Aug 16 - Cheyenne WY Aug 17 - Fremont NE Aug 20 - Elizabethtown PA Aug 22 - Springfield IL Aug 23 - Cincinnati OH Aug 24 - Cincinnati OH Aug 29 - Elgin TX Aug 30 - Ellsworth ME Sep 6 - Marion OH Sep 7 - Marion OH Sep 13 - Fairfield IL Sep 20 - Pontoon Beach IL Oct 25 - Rockton IL Nov 1 - Norcross GA Nov 8 - Green Bay WI Nov 15 - Corpus Christi, TX
Apologetically (still flying low on Rt. 35 in Kansas),
-- J. Jackson Lead Singer/Lyricist ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) www.apologetix.com email@example.com
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.