ApologetiX in GA, WI, IN, Clues #10-12
Sat., Nov. 1. 2003 1:02pm EST
J. Jackson, lead singer and lyricist for ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) here.
1. This Saturday: Norcross GA (Atlanta area)
2. Next Friday: Wausau WI
3. Next Saturday: Green Bay WI
4. Next Sunday: Greenfield IN
5. New ApologetiX Single Added to 23 Stations
6. "Adam Up" Clues #10, 11 and 12
7. Upcoming Concerts
8. Prayer Request
9. The $7 ApologetiX CD Sale
Thanks to all of you who surprised us at the concert in Belvidere IL last weekend! We couldn't believe how many of you drove from out of state to see us, including John Eklof, who came from Minnesota. I believe John has seen us in more different states than any other fan (many of them while on business trips), although we have another fan named Wanda and two named Audra that are determined to give him a run for his money, and quite a few of you have seen us in three or four states now. That blows me away. I haven't even seen most of my favorite bands when they've come to my hometown! Then again, I'm always away playing concerts in YOUR hometown :)
I sent John a thank you note and he wrote back, saying, "Last night was my 14th concert...Number 11 for both Carol (John's wife) and Melissa (their daughter). We're up to nearly 4,800 miles traveled to see ApologetiX (I don't count miles when I get a chance to see you when I'm somewhere on business...these are the miles we've put on exclusively to see you guys!)."
Amazing! Hey, our new CD, "Adam Up," is progressing well, and I definitely like this one the best of them all -- lots of humor and lots of Bible teaching and new verses to learn and some really powerful songs. Look for more clues later in this newsletter.
1. THIS SATURDAY: NORCROSS GA (ATLANTA AREA)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2003 7:00 PM
Tickets $10 advance, $15 door
CHRIST THE KING LUTHERAN CHURCH
5575 Peachtree Parkway
Norcross, GA 30092-2551
CONTACT Rachel Alley/Coord of Youth Ministries 770-449-1211
2. NEXT FRIDAY: WAUSAU WI
Friday, November 7, 2003 7:30 PM
Tickets $12 advance, $15 door
1000 High Street
Mosinee (Suburb of Wausau), WI
54455 CONTACT: Wanda Obermeier 715- 693-6211
OR Email: email@example.com
3. NEXT SATURDAY: GREEN BAY WI
Saturday, November 8, 2003 6:30 PM and 8:45 PM
Love Offering will be taken
CUP O JOY COFFEE HOUSE
232 South Broadway
Green Bay,WI 54383
Contact: Jan Oettinger 920-435-3269
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.cupojoy.com
4. NEXT SUNDAY: GREENFIELD IN
Sunday, November 9, 2003 6:30 PM
Tickets $10 Advance, $12 Door
Sponsored by Cheerful Heart Ministries
MT. COMFORT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
3179 N. Mt. Comfort Road (600 W)
Greenfield, IN 46140
CONTACT: 317-335-9560 or
5. NEW APOLOGETIX SINGLE ADDED TO 23 STATIONS
"Look Yourself," the new ApologetiX single from the forthcoming ApologetiX CD, "Adam Up," was added to 23 Christian rock stations in its first week:
KAYA, KBNJ, KCVO, KHLL, KMNU, KRKS,?KSLT, KXEN, LATIN CCM / SOUTH AMERICA, WAEF, WAUQ, WBFJ, WBVM, WCCR, WCLH, WDML, WITR, WNCM, WRGX, WSNL, WVCP, WYSZ, WZZD
The song is a parody of controversial rapper Eminem's Grammy-winning number-one hit, "Lose Yourself," from the movie 8 Mile.
Long-time ApologetiX fans know that we have a tradition of giving clues about the songs on each upcoming CD. Well, I guess you won't be needing any clues regarding "Look Yourself." However, there's a special webpage for you that includes the first eight clues and the cover artwork, plus a special thermometer which will help you track the progress of "Adam Up" until it is ready to serve. Here's the link, especially for you:
6. "ADAM UP," THE NEW APOLOGETIX CD: CLUES #10, 11 and 12
Our latest CD, "Adam Up," is scheduled for release in late November. "Adam Up" features 22 Biblical parodies of both classic and modern rock songs.
Longtime ApologetiX fans know that we have a tradition of giving clues about the songs on each upcoming CD. This time, we're doing that and more. There's a special webpage for you that includes the clues we've given thus far, the cover artwork, and a special thermometer which will help you track the progress of "Adam Up" until it is ready to serve. Here's the link, especially for you:
I'll include the three latest clues here:
Meshach The story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, with a different twist than the one we did in on "Keep the Change." That song had its roots in Babylon; this one has its roots in Athens.
Guide the Way Another topic we covered on "Keep the Change," but with a new, funkier perspective. That one was from King Darius' point of view. This time, Daniel gives a "live" account of a nervous night in the lion's den in this spoof of a recent modern rock hit. We don't want to say too much about the original artist or we'll give it away. Once you figure out the artist, you can figure out which hit of theirs we've spoofed by the way it rhymes with the new title.
Little-Read Bible Book The antithesis of "Baa! We're Lambs." A big, bad wolf in sheep's clothing discourages people from reading the Bible. The lamb's a sham and the book's overlooked.
7. UPCOMING CONCERTS
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 email@example.com or
Burke Communications at
(9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST).
Oct 25 - Belvidere IL Nov 1 - Norcross GA Nov 7 - Wausau WI Nov 8 - Green Bay WI Nov 9 - Greenfield IN Nov 15 - Corpus Christi TX Dec 6 - Hillsboro OR Dec 31 - Belle Fourche SD
8. PRAYER REQUEST
Please pray for Karl's wife, Debbie, who had knee and ankle surgery today. It was her third reconstruction since May 2000, and the Messners are praying that this one at frees Debbie from the constant pain she's been experiencing and helps her regain more mobility before the next mechanical reconstruction phase of getting her leg back in order (Debbie's doctor believes she will still need one or two surgeries after this one). To refresh your memory, Debbie had two horse-related accidents with that ankle - one in February 1996 when a horse fell on her while running in a competition, and again in May 1998 when a different horse jumped on top of her while leading him to the outdoor arena to ride. She had two separate surgeries in 2000 (May and September), that apparently failed, or at least didn't do what they were supposed to do. This injury affects absolutely everything in Debbie's life, from walking to driving to riding to sleeping, and we're really praying that today's surgery is a step in the right direction.
9. THE $7 APOLOGETIX CD SALE
You've heard about "Adam Up." How about "Autumn Up"? Earlier this year, we ran a cracked CD sale and received an overwhelming response. I am still receiving emails asking if the sale is still on, so we'll run it again from the beginning of Autumn (now) UP till we decide to stop it :) That way you can stock up on the old CDs before the new CD comes out. Here's the scoop: We have a limited supply of CDs with cracked cases that we are selling at a greatly reduced rate. 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. The CD includes the following songs:
1. "Micah No. 5" -
Parody of "Mambo No. 5" by Lou Bega
2. "Late December 5 or 6 B.C. (Oh Holy Night)" -
Parody of "December 1963 (Oh What a Night)" by the Four Seasons
3. "Santa Claus" (It's not what you think, though) -
Parody of "Panama" by Van Halen
4. "Hotel Can't Afford Ya" (Newly recorded version) -
Parody of "Hotel California" by the Eagles
5. "Manger" (same version as "Keep the Change") -
Parody of "Angel" by Shaggy with Rayvon
6. "Christmasnite" (same version as "Keep the Change") -
Parody of "Kryptonite" by Three Doors Down
Mail orders only. Sorry, no credit cards. Please make checks/money orders payable in U.S. funds to ApologetiX.
Shipping & handling is a flat rate of $5 for your entire order ($10 for orders outside the United States), 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
______ Biblical Graffiti
______ Jesus Christ Morningstar
______ Radical History Tour
______ Christmas CD
________ TOTAL NUMBER of CDs ordered
x $7 Cost per CD
+ $5 Shipping & Handling
________ TOTAL COST (please make checks/money orders payable to ApologetiX)
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:
Pittsburgh PA 15212-1977
God bless you all!
-- J. Jackson Lead Singer/Lyricist ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) www.apologetix.com firstname.lastname@example.org
"Jesus replied, 'If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.'"