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ApologetiX in UT, WY, NE, PA, IL, OH
Wed., Aug. 13. 2003 2:39pm EDT

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

1.Friday: Salt Lake City UT
2.Saturday: Cheyenne WY
3.Sunday: Fremont NE
4.Next Wednesday: Elizabethtown PA
5.Next Friday: Springfield IL
6.Next Saturday: Cincinnati OH
7.Next Sunday: Cincinnati OH
8.Oak Ridge Boy Chimes In
9.Upcoming Concert
10.Autographed CD Sale: An ApologetiX Tradition

Thanks to everybody who came out to see us in Greenville, MI, and Phillipsburg, KS, this past weekend! You guys were great, and our hosts at each concert couldn't have been any more accommodating! Thanks also to everybody who prayed for our van to make the journey safely!

We made it through eight states on the way out (Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas) and seven on the way back (Sorry, Michigan, didn't need you that time around) without any problems, although the "check engine" light did come on early in the trip, and that's something that we supposedly fixed the day before we left. While on I-80 in Iowa, we found ourselves starry-eyed inside of what was called "The World's Largest Truck Stop." Amazing! And it only took us 23 hours straight of driving (Thanks Keith and Bill!) to get home :)

This weekend, we'll be flying, so the van (and Keith and Bill) gets a break. We get to visit two states for the first time, two states I've personally wanted to see for a long time, Wyoming (I hear it's beautiful, plus they've got I hear they've got a big hole there named after me :) and Utah (When I was a kid, I wanted to be an archeologist/paleontologist and move to Utah and live there in a Winnebago camper!)

The other state we'll visit is Nebraska, which is ironic, because we spent a LOT of time driving through it this past weekend (Phillipsburg, KS, is not too far below the Nebraska state line), and let me tell you, that state is L-O-N-G! Now, I know where the Allman Brothers came up with that line "And the road goes on forever"! When we played in Gothenburg NE a year or two ago, we had perhaps our most hair-raising experience as a band. On the way home, not too far from the concert, we stopped at a railroad crossing just in time to avoid being demolished by a train. It was all God's protection, too, because there was no warning light or bell or barrier, just open road! We couldn't believe it! And then on top of that, there were no Hostess Ho Ho's for Karl and Bill at the convenience store!

Seriously, though, it is really strange the perspective you get as a believer, isn't it? When you really believe God is protecting you, it's a lot easier to keep going after a close call, because you really believe that He has you in the palm of His hand and nothing is going to happen to you unless He lets it happen, especially if you're not acting presumptuously (like when the devil tried to get Jesus to jump off the top of the temple to force God to rescue Him).

Stay tuned to our upcoming newsletters for more information on the progress of our new CD, and do me a favor and don't ask Karl about it :) That poor guy is busy enough with planning the CD and other cool stuff we have in store for you (Don't ask him about that either; it'll spoil the surprise), and we'll be giving you more info really soon!


Friday, August 15 7:00 PM
Tickets $7 per person/advance, $10 per person/door
460 W. Century Drive,
Salt Lake City, UT


Saturday, August 16 7:00 PM
Tickets: 18 and under $5 Advance, $8 Door Adults $10 Advance, $15 Door
Sponsored by Harvest Time Tabernacle of Cheyenne
510 W. 20th
Cheyenne, WY 82001
CONTACT: Church (307) 632-4265 OR Cheyenne Civic Center tickets


Sunday, August 17 2:00 PM
Free Concert but capacity is limited
Sponsored by Full Life Assembly of God
Christensen Field Main Arena
16th & Ridge Road Drive
Fremont, Nebraska 68075
CONTACT: Chuck Taylor 402-727-4420


Wednesday, August 20 7:30PM STAGE 2
FREE Event
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
CONTACT: Bev Laughlin 717-367-6586


Friday, August 22 7:00 PM
Tickets $10 advance, $12 Door
Sponsored by Sangamon River District/UMC First United Methodist Church
West Campus 2941 S. Koke Mill Road
Springfield, IL 62707
CONTACT: Paul Black 217-793-6483 OR


Saturday, August 23 7:00 PM
Tickets $10 in advance, $12 door, and discount for groups of 10 or more
7515 Forest Road
Cincinnati, OH 45255
Contact: Church 513-231-4172


Sunday, August 24 Morning Service ANDERSON HILLS UMC
7515 Forest Road
Cincinnati, OH 45255
Contact: Church 513-231-4172


Here's our word from our lead guitarist/producer, Karl Messner:

I got an email that Jospeh Bonsall, the lead singer for the Oak Ridge Boys, had heard of, "Elijah," our parody of "Elvira." They didn't write the song, but it's one of their biggest hits (They had 25 top tens, and 13 #1's and Elvira was their "biggest hit' and '"crossover smash.'"

Knowing he's a highly vocal Christian (and the Oak Ridge Boys were a gospel group from 1961-1977), I sent him the lyrics and the MP3. Although they didn't write it, Joseph wrote back that he liked it, with these words: "How very cool!!! Way to go man!!!"


This list adds concerts frequently, so stay tuned for more info. As I've promised for the past couple weeks, you should soon see a concert in Pittsburgh and a couple of concerts in Florida in September. Sorry we haven't given you the details yet. They're coming!

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
(9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST).

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 Aug 31 - Jackson NJ Sep 01 - Lancaster PA Sep 05 - Clarksville TN 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 7 - Wausau WI Nov 8 - Green Bay WI Nov 15 - Corpus Christi, TX


Our autographed CD sale is still going strong. In fact, based on the mail response we've gotten in the past week, it's more popular than ever! That's a good thing, because $12,000-plus in van repairs is a lot of cracked CDs! We have seven full-time staff people cracking CDs just so we can sell them to you at this reduced price in order to pay for the van! Just kidding, of course!

It's great to see how many of you are buying extra copies of the CDs to give to friends and family members as gifts and ways of sharing the Gospel. That's very cool!

In case you've never made it this far down into one of our newsletters before, here's the drill:

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, most are in near-perfect shape while a few 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. As mentioned earlier, 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)

Colossians 1:27
"To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory."