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ApologetiX Update - Michigan & Much More
Tue., Feb. 29. 2000 2:37am EST

Dear friends of ApologetiX:

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


Sorry it's been so long since our last newsletter! Boy, have we been busy! To those of you who have sent e-mails and haven't gotten responses yet, please hold tight! We will get back to you! Please forgive the delay!


We'll be in Michigan for two concerts this weekend (See schedule below), and later this month, we'll be in Minnesota, Wisconsin and New Jersey, plus concerts in Eastern, Central and Western Pennsylvania (See schedule below.)


I've done about 40 radio interviews in the past month and a half, and it's really exciting to see what kind of response our new CD, "Biblical Graffit," is getting. Everybody tells us it's our best work yet!


Karl has shown me the new website, and it's a beauty! It should be up and running any day now, so make sure you check in the next week or so. It has a lot of cool features and a great-looking design.


The new ApologetiX video is finished (all shot in high quality digital video). It's 24 minutes long and includes interviews, lots of "live" music clips and on-stage humor (as you've grown accustomed to if you've seen us "live") plus full-length videos for "One Way" (studio version) and "Hotel Can't Afford Ya" (live version). We plan to use this video for several purposes:
1. to promote concerts,
2. to submit to T.V. and
3. as a video that ApologetiX fans can purchase. It was directed and produced by our own resident genius, Karl Vaughn Messner. If you like what Karl does in the studio, you'll love what he's done in the film editing room. Many of you have been pleading with us to do a video, and we just had to wait till we had the proper film footage and the proper technology. I think you'll find it was worth the wait. More details to come on that.


Yeah, it always happens. As soon as we get a new CD out, people start asking if we're working on the NEXT CD. If you think that's bad, you should try being in this band. As soon as Fred and Keith get their drum and bass parts done with a CD (which is usually about two months before the CD comes out), they start asking if it's time to learn new songs for the next CD! Well, if you're curious, we are working on a lineup for the next CD, which is slated to be mostly '80's songs, with a few parodies of some hits from the past year. Many of the songs are already written (God has given me a real creative spurt in the past two months, and I've been having a blast!), so we'll keep you posted. We'd love to get it out by fall 2000.


ApologetiX CDs are now available in well over 150 stores in about 30 states ... plus Canada and Australia. Be sure to check out the website for a complete listing. We have been adding several stores a week lately. We've also been added to the catalogs of Christian Book Distributors and Riverside, two of the top three catalogs that Christian book and music stores order from. So in a month or two, every Christian store in the country should be able to order our CDs. That's very exciting!


There are features on ApologetiX slated for the May issues of both "HM Magazine" (an interview) and "Campus Life" (a review of the new CD), so be sure to check them out. Both magazines are available in most Christian bookstores.


Here is our March schedule as it stands right now. For a complete listing of our upcoming concerts after that, check out

Sat., March 4 at 7 p.m.
Dalton Baptist Church
3777 Holton Road
Muskegon, MI
Tickets: $6.50
Contact: Kyle Segar, Director of Outreach Ministry (Home) 231-766-2008

Sun., March 5, 3 p.m.
"2000 in 2000"
Griswold Auditorium
401 Hubbard St
Allegan, MI
Sponsored by Trowbridge United Methodist A2J Youth Group and Narrow Road Ministries
Contact (Church): Garry Bouwman, Youth Pastor or Diane Bouwman 616-673-3020
Contact (Auditorium) Gracie Dailey 616-673-3456
Cost: $5 in advance, $7 at the door

Fri., March 10, evening
Camp Allegheny Methodist Youth Retreat
Contact: Barb Jones (412) 751-0996 or(412) 754-2591

Sat., March 11, 7-10 p.m.
CROSSFIRE Singles Ministry
Christian Life Assembly
2645 Lisburn Road
Camp Hill, PA
Contact: Nancy Willett, Program & Public Affairs Director (717) 975-2776; Fax: (717) 975-FIRE

Sun., March 12, 6 p.m.
Carlisle Bretheren in Christ
1155 Walnut Bottom Rd
Carlisle, PA
Contact: George Schreiber 717-249-3904
Other contact: Rob Collier, Youth Pastor 717-243-1863

Mon., March 13 6 a.m.-9 a.m.
(Live acoustic concert)
WZZD Lafayette, PA

Sat., March 18, 8 p.m.
Lighthouse CafÈ
600 Penn Ave.
West Reading PA
Contact: Peggy Allen 610-777-8253
610-796-0426 (H)

Fri., March 24, evening (tentative)
Sponsored by Spirit of Life Church
New Prague, MN (near Minneapolis)
Contact: Pastr Jeremy Stasiowski 612-758-2894 (Church) 612-758-7803

Sat., March 25 (Two Shows)
6:30-8:00 p.m. AND 8:45-10:15 p.m.
Cup O' Joy Coffee House
232 South Broadway
Green Bay, WI
Contact: Jan Oettinger Cup Phone (open hours only): 920-435-3269 Jan's phone: 920-437-6694

Sun., March 26 at 6:00 p.m.
Emmanuel Free Methodist Church
2618 Mt. Zion Ave.
Janesville, WI
Contact: Jodie Whittier 262-724-5268

Fri., March 31, 8:30-10:00 p.m.
Couple's Retreat
Glade Run Presbyterian Church
1031 Pittsburgh Road Rt. 8 (North of Turnpike Exit #4)
Valencia, PA 16059
Contact: Linda or Bob Norris 724-898-3324

Sat., April 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Haddonfield United Methodist Church
29 Warwick Road
Haddonfield, New Jersey 08033
Contact: Dan Stephens, Youth Director 609-429-0403 or fax: 609-429-3476 home: 609-428-7456
church email:
Personal email:

Please keep in touch and keep us in prayer! God bless you!



-- J. Jackson ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band)

Psalm 138:8

The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever -- do not abandon the works of your hands.