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02.09.18Clues for Our Fourth Single of 2018
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02.02.18One Good Testimony Deserves Another (from Canada)
02.02.18New Fan in Washington, Old Fan in Alaska
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01.19.18Encouragement from a Pastor in NC
01.18.18The Principal and the Parodies
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01.10.18Fan Will Match Donations Up to $5000
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01.10.18Clues for Our Second Single of 2018
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01.04.182017: The Year in Review for ApologetiX
01.04.18The Stories Behind the Songs on Our New Single
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01.02.18New Single for a New Year
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12.28.17Clues for Our Last Single of 2017
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11.29.17Update on Our Upcoming 50th CD
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ApologetiX in WI, NM, NC, KY, India?
Thu., Jun. 26. 2003 11:01pm EDT

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

Continuing in the grand tradition we started last week, this is yet another ApologetiX newsletter composed on board two airplanes. This week, we're en route from Pittsburgh to St. Louis to Paducah KY. Editor's Note: This newsletter was actually composed on Tuesday, and we thought it went out then, but we just discovered it didn't, so it's now going out on Thursday morning, in between our flights from Paducah to St. Louis to Milwaukee.

By the way, in case you're wondering, we are indeed planning to release another CD to follow up "Grace Period," and we hope to do so later this year, God willing ... although no official deadline has been set. We want to make sure we don't set any unrealistic expectations, but we've actually been working on songs (learning our parts and working on the lyrics) since January. I can't tell you the title or the songs yet (We already have selected the songs, and the lyrics are completed for most of the songs already), but I can tell you that we're currently planning for 22 songs, which would make this CD tied with "Biblical Graffiti" for most songs.

The songs we plan to spoof on the new CD span from the late 1950's to 2003, with plenty of classic and modern stuff, including rap, metal, alternative, disco, country and an overwhelming amount of plain old rock and roll. There will be plenty of artists that we have never spoofed before on this CD, but even more exciting for me is that we will have plenty of Bible stories and topics that we haven't discussed before. Can't wait to share them with you!

1.Thursday (Today): Milwaukee WI Gets Weird Al & ApologetiX Same Day
2.This Saturday: Albuquerque NM
3.Next Friday (July 4): Franklin NC
4.Next Saturday: Mayfield KY
5.ApologetiX in India?
6."How You Rewind Me" Now on 50 Stations
7.Feedback from San Diego
8.Upcoming Concerts (Including Another Concert in Oregon)
9.New Summer CD Sale


Thursday, June 26, 2003 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $5.00 Advance ONLY 150 tickets left
Sponsored by LCMS South Wisconsin District
12800 N. Lakeshore Drive
Mequon, WI 53097
CONTACT: 414-464-8100 OR
Email: Gary Janetzke


Saturday, June 28, 2003 7:30 PM (event starts at 4:00)
Tickets $10 advance, $8 each for groups of 10 or more, and $15 door
Sponsored by Last Chance Ministries and Project H.O.P.E.
Rio Rancho (suburb of Albuquerque), NM
CONTACT: Dale Lumley 505-238-1406


Friday, July 4 at 7:30pm
Sponsored by WPFJ in Franklin, NC
Franklin, North Carolina 28734
CONTACT: WPFJ 828-369-5033


Saturday, July 5 at 8:00 PM
Free event
MAYFIELD HIGH SCHOOL (track 7 field stadium)
sponsored by City of Mayfield
700 Donthitt Street
Mayfield, KY 42066
Contact: Teresa Cantrell/City of Mayfield


One of the great blessings of being in a Christian rock band in the Internet age is we get to hear from brothers, friends and fans from all over the world ... like this email we got from India a few days ago:

Dear J-man Jackson ...

Thanx for all your news and stuff... really neat what you have going... I've actually been in touch with Kathleen Burke (ApologetiX booking agent) to try and get you guys down to India for a few gigs... but it costs a lot of money and will probably take some time...

I'm Billy Yesudian, a Christian Musician in India... Like... Music is a great vehicle to carry the message of Jesus' love here in India... I got a message from a Hindu friend today who said... "I got to listen to your song... it was awesome... well I never knew Christian music was so cool. All the very best." See what I mean... we package the message in the music they like and all of a sudden BOOM something falls into place...

For a taste of my music, please hit this link... and download my song "I Found Love"... There are some pictures, concert dates and a write up as well... Can you help me by listening to it and sending me your comments? I actually design brochures, posters, CD covers, web sites etc. to support the family and then work on my music in my free time... but I want to devote more time to music ministry writing songs, recording, maybe put an album together, make a music video, reach out to students in schools and colleges etc... So, please keep this in your prayers and the Lord will make a way... AMEN..!

So, please go ahead and download "I Found Love", listen to it and also pass the link around to your contacts / friends... and help me out in anyway you can... (say like... advice)... Your help is much appreciated. Thanx a ton...

Love & Prayers, Billy Yesudian Tamil Nadu, India


Our new single, "How You Rewind Me," which first hit the Top 40 on the national Christian rock charts two weeks ago, is now being played on 50 of the national reporting Christian rock stations, including: CFJU, CM RADIO.COM, FREEROCK1.COM, KBNJ, KCLC, KCVO, KEFX / THE EFFECT RADIO NETWORK, KGOT, KHCA, KHLL, KNNB, KRKS, KSLI, KSLT, KYMC, KZZD, THE EDGE RADIO / MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, WAIF, WAJS, WAUQ, WBFJ, WBVM, WCCR, WCLH, WCNI, WDML, WERR, WFHB, WGCF, WIBV, WILV, WITR, WKBI, WLSR, WMUL, WONC, WQRP, WRGX, WSNL, WTRK, WUPX, WVCP, WVMM, WVOF, WWIB, WYSZ, WZZD

If you see your local Christian rock station listed above, please let them know you'd like to hear the song some more. However, whether or not there's a station near you, there's one station where every ApologetiX fan can tune into AND request the new single: While you're there, if you don't mind, please mention that you'd like to hear them play "How You Rewind Me" by ApologetiX.

If you'd like to hear more ApologetiX on your local Christian rock station, please go to the website below, where you can get your own free MP3 copy of the "How You Rewind Me" remix, and get info on how to contact your local station to request it.

Here's the link:


We just received this fantastic email from Todd Sherinian, who organized our concert in El Cajon (San Diego) CA two weeks ago, and we wanted to share some of it with you:

"First things first, our congregation wanted me to pass along to you our thoughts and prayers for you, your families, and your Lord-glorifying ministry! The buzz on Sunday was something everyone felt; our worship was truly special. What's was interesting is that the people that were talking about the buzz, were the same people that hadn't attended the show, and they truly felt like they missed something special - next time they will come. Yes, I did say next time, as long as you guys are willing to visit us again.

Everyone saw you guys as our neighbors and just felt like they could relate with you, which amplified everything that you did - especially your witnessing. I have had emails and conversations with new and maturing Christians who attended the concert; and I have to make it perfectly clear that this was not entertainment, but worship. Those that had seen this as entertainment were touched, I am thinking of one specific example of a person who was dragged to the church with the family and was told that if it wasn't enjoyable all of the ticket money would be refunded and they could split. Guess what? The next day this person was in church and the family was blown away. (I keep you informed, but we are sure that we are going to have people come to Christ because of your ministry.)

So keep in prayer for those who have had the seed of the Holy Spirit planted within them that their time for a divine appointment is reached and we are there to welcome them open arms. I hope all is well, and it was a humbling experience meeting with you all. ApologetiX rock!"

Your brother in Christ, Todd Sherinian


OK, ApologetiX fans in Oregon, is our concert in Portland, August 9, not close enough for you? Well, I just found out we'll also be playing in Rosewood OR on August
3. Of course, you're welcome to come to both!

This list adds concerts frequently, so stay tuned for more info.

For the full details on all of the concerts below, please go to and scroll to the bottom. To inquire about booking a concert, please contact Kathleen Burke at or Burke Communications at 949-770-3001 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST).

Jun 25 - Paducah KY Jun 26 - Milwaukee WI Jun 28 - Albuquerque NM Jul 04 - Franklin NC Jul 05 - Mayfield KY Jul 11 - Wilmar, MN (Sonshine Festival) Jul 12 - LiFest WI 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 - Rosewood 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 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 15 - Corpus Christi, TX


Yes, folks, a couple of days ago we officially started a new summer. To celebrate the new summer, we've extended our old cracked CD sale (Can you tell I read far too many Mad Magazines as a kid?) As usual, when I stopped running ads for it in our last few newsletters, I started getting emails asking if it was still on. Here are the details once again:

We have a limited supply of CDs with cracked cases that we are selling at a greatly reduced price. All seven of our titles are available. All of the CDs and booklets are in perfect shape. The cases are in various degrees of disrepair, some are in near-perfect shape while some don't even have cases, but all of them have the CD, the booklet and the tray card, so all you need is a CD case in good condition. I will autograph all of the CDs to help make up for the broken cases.

For a limited time only, we are making them available to our e-mail subscribers for $7 each. We are also putting our remastered "Have Yourself a Parody Little Christmas" six-song CDs on sale for a limited time for $7 each.

Mail orders only. Sorry, no credit cards. Please make checks/money orders payable to ApologetiX.

Shipping & handling is a flat rate of $5 for your entire order, no matter how many you order.

Simply print out this e-mail and fill out the form below and send it in along with your check/money order to the address at the bottom of the order form.

We must receive your check/money order before we ship. Don't worry about contacting us by e-mail. Just send the form via postal mail and include your name and address.



Please list the quantity in the blank space next to the title:


______ Grace Period

______ Keep the Change

______ Spoofernatural

______ Biblical Graffiti

______ Jesus Christ Morningstar

______ Ticked

______ Radical History Tour

______ Christmas CD

________ TOTAL NUMBER of CDs ordered

x $7 Cost per CD

________ Sub-Total

+ $5 Shipping & Handling

________ TOTAL COST (please make checks/money orders payable to ApologetiX)

Name: ________________________________________________________

Address: ________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip: ________________________________________________________

Please include this order form and print your address information on the order

Send your order, along with your check or money order, to:

ApologetiX 1343
Davis Ave.
Pittsburgh PA 15212-1977



-- J. Jackson Lead Singer/Lyricist ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band)

Romans 5:8
God didn't wait for us to save ourselves, because he knew we couldn't: "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us"