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12.30.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 22nd Single
12.29.21New Single Is Great and Fabulous
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12.25.21How to Get Multiple Singles or Our Complete Library
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12.25.21What's on the Apolog80s: Back from the Future CD?
12.25.21What's on the Apolog80s: Back from the Future CD?
12.25.21Clues for 2021 Single #22
12.24.21Influential Albums: 589-595
12.19.21This Week's News Bulletin
12.18.21Serious Prayer Request for the Jennings Family
12.18.21Influential Albums: 582-588
12.18.21Gettysburg Fan Lists His ApX Top 10
12.18.21The Next ApX CD: What's It Called, When's It Coming?
12.18.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 21st Single
12.13.21New Single: The 70's Are Back at Last
12.11.21Influential Albums: 575-581
12.11.21Two ApologetiX Members Release New Christmas Song
12.11.21More Memories of CVB from His Wife
12.10.21In Memoriam: Chris VonBartheld
12.09.21More Goodies from Micah: Everybody Loves Cookies
12.04.21Good News Prayer Update for ApX Fan Bill Turner
12.04.21New Single: '83 & '84
12.04.21CVB of ApX Needs Much Prayer
12.04.21Go Christmas Shopping with an ApologetX Alumnus
12.03.21Influential Albums: 568-574
12.03.21Improvements Made on Another Recent Single
12.03.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 20h Single
11.27.21Christmas Playlist: A Month's Worth of Parodies
11.27.21Influential Albums: 561-567
11.27.21Kansas Fan Lists Her ApX Top 10
11.27.21How to Help the Studio Where We Record (It's Free)
11.27.21New USBs Include New CD and Latest Single
11.23.21This Week's News Bulletin
11.20.21How to Get the New ApX Digital Interactive Songbook
11.20.21How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
11.20.21Wyoming Fan Lists Her ApX Top 10
11.20.21Prayer Update on Bill Turner
11.19.21Influential Albums: 554-560
11.16.21This Week's News Bulletin
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11.13.21New CD BOGO Extended by Request
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11.08.21New Single ('80 & '84)
11.06.21We Changed Two Songs on Our Last Two Singles
11.06.21Serious Prayer Update: Bill Turner
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10.30.21Happy Prayer Request Update: Bill Turner
10.30.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 18th Single
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10.25.21New Single: '86 & '89
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10.22.21Sad Prayer Request Update: Angela Walker
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10.16.21Prayer Request Updates: Angela Walker & Bill Turner
10.15.21Another Rieger Daughter Becomes a Bride
10.15.21Influential Albums: 519-525
10.14.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 17th Single
10.13.21New Single: '85 & '86
10.09.21Updated on Three Prayer Requests from Last Week
10.08.21Influential Albums: 512-518
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10.03.21Influential Albums: 505-511
10.02.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 16th Single
09.30.21More Info on the Upcoming ApologetiX CD
09.28.21New Single: 80's Solo Superstars
09.25.21Next CD Coming Next Month
09.25.21Influential Albums: 498-504
09.25.21New USB Flash Drives Include New CD & Single
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09.17.21Urgent Prayer Request for Bill Turner
09.17.21From a Native American ApX Fan in Montana
09.17.21Influential Albums: 491-497
09.17.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 15th Single
09.15.21New Single: 80's One-Hit Wonders (Almost)
09.12.21Clues for 2021 Single #15

This Past Weekend in ID, UT & CO
Mon., Jul. 13. 2009 3:57pm EDT

This past weekend in Twin Falls ID, Ogden UT, and Littleton CO was a landmark weekend for our drummer, Jimmy "Vegas" Tanner. He set the record for most concerts by an ApologetiX drummer (397) on Friday and set the stage for his 400th show this coming Friday. He also played in his 43rd and 44th states since joining the band in the fall of 2005.

But most important to Jimmy, while we were in Twin Falls he got to see Snake River Canyon, the site of Evel Knievel's famous failed jump in 1974. Jimmy was a huge fan of the famed motorcycle daredevil and still has his childhood collection of Evel Knievel memorabilia intact, including the action figure and all its accessories, plus an Evil Knievel costume. We tried to convince him to wear it in concert sometime, but he says it won't fit anymore. :)

Although Knievel died in November 2007, he professed his faith in Christ before that time, and you can find many articles on his testimony, including video footage of him sharing it, on the web. Christianity Today ran the following the article from April 2007 -- seven months earlier:

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2007/aprilweb-only/115-43.0.html

We were also near the place where the final spike was driven for the transcontinental railroad (near Ogden); and the location of the Columbine High School shootings (Littleton).

It was our seventh show in Colorado but only our second ever in both Idaho and Utah. Based on the response, however, it looks like we'll be back. We'd love to visit all three of those beautiful states at least once a year, Lord willing. We've definitely felt a call to go out west more often, and our audiences were very appreciative and encouraging. Some people from Montana drove eight hours to attend the show in Twin Falls.

We did a little traveling ourselves -- flying from Pittsburgh to Chicago to Denver to Salt Lake City on Friday and then making the 3.5 hour trip to Twin Falls in a pick-up truck driven by Saturday's promoter, Charlie Cole, who also drove us back to Utah for our concert in Ogden on Saturday night. Then we flew from Salt Lake to Denver on Sunday and from Denver back to Pittsburgh on Monday.

Special thanks to:

Our concert coordinators: Nora Kestler (Twin Falls); Charlie Cole and Pastor Soulja (Ogden); and Pastor Gino Geraci (Littleton).

Our merchandise coordinators: Chaplain Dutch and Jamie (Twin Falls); Natalie, Linda, and Steve (Ogden); and Jim, Lori, and Angie (Littleton).

Our chauffeurs: Charlie (Twin Falls and Ogden); Linda (Ogden); and Jim, Mike, and Scott (Littleton).