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01.15.22New CD BOGO Ends Sunday Night
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01.15.22How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
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01.15.22Prayer Request Updates on Three Friends
01.10.22This Week's News Bulletin
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01.07.22Another ApX Top 10 from Athens GA
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12.31.21Influential Albums: 596-602
12.31.21Good News for Bill Turner
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12.30.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 22nd Single
12.29.21New Single Is Great and Fabulous
12.27.21Get Over 1440 Tracks for $100 This Week
12.25.21How to Get Multiple Singles or Our Complete Library
12.25.21New York Fan Lists His ApX Top 10
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
11.13.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 19th Single
11.08.21New Single ('80 & '84)
11.06.21We Changed Two Songs on Our Last Two Singles
11.06.21Serious Prayer Update: Bill Turner
11.05.21Influential Albums: 540-546
11.03.21This Week's News Bulletin
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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10.21.21Clues for 2021 Single #18
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
10.08.21What's on the Never, but Then Again Before CD?
10.04.21This Week's News Bulletin
10.03.21Important Prayer Requests from Three Fans
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
09.20.21Couple Will Match All Donations Thru Thursday
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

Huge Retirement Party: This Past Wkd in NJ & MD
Sun., Mar. 13. 2011 3:17pm EDT

Our tour this past weekend was like a huge retirement party; we had to re-tire the bus on the way to Friday's concert in Millville NJ and re-tire the trailer on the way home from Saturday's concert in Mechanicsville MD. Of course, we plan to retire the trailer for good once we've raised enough money for a new one, but what we mean this time around is that we needed to put new tires on both it and the bus.

The ApologetiX bus blew one of its rear interior tires near Carlisle PA early Friday afternoon. Thankfully, we were able to nurse it to a nearby tire-repair shop about 10 miles down the road. Unfortunately, the waiting/repair/paperwork process took set us back about three hours and about $250, so we had to start the show late. We were blessed with a patient audience, however, and everything worked out.

Not to be outdone, the ApologetiX trailer blew another one of its tires (destroying another fender in the process) Sunday morning on the Capital Beltway. Amazingly, even though the side in need of repair was right next to a busy highway, our pit crew was able to replace it with our spare in about 15 minutes. Then again, they're getting pretty experienced at changing trailer tires. We have some carpeted two-by-fours that we use when we jack up the trailer, and they just happened to be packed right near the trailer door, which was very unusual and quite providential.

But the adventure wasn't over yet. We'd been searching in vain for a diesel truck stop for the first 130 miles of the morning (including a nice long traffic jam) before we found one. As we made our way off the exit ramp, we could feel the bus losing its oomph as the last vapors of diesel were dissipating from the tank. Thankfully, we were able to just make it to the pump before the fuel ran out. God is good!

Some people might suggest we were having an unlucky weekend, seeing as Saturday was our 1300th concert ever, but considering the way God provided for us each time, we think quite the opposite.

Interesting trivia: The previous weekend, both of our concerts were in places that ended with lin/lyn (Franklin and Brooklyn). This time around, both concerts were in M-villes -- Millville and Mechanicsville. The promoters even had last names that look and sound a lot like each other (Spaulding and Baldauff).

Special thanks to:

Our concert coordinators: Michaela Spaudling (Millville) and Bob & Shelley Baldauff (Mechanicsville)

Our merchandise coordinators: Jenn the Superchick (Millville and Mechanicsville), Rebecca and Miguel (Millville), and Katie (Mechanicsville)

Our bus drivers: One of Canada's most precious exports, Ontario's own Dave "Ripper" Rippon, and the Boys from Butler, Greg Spack and Tom Tincha

Our guest keyboardist: Todd Waites

Our crew: Greg, Chris, Brandon, and Seth (Millville and Mechanicsville) and Rich and Super Dave (Mechanicsville).

Our opening band: A New Awakening (Mechanicsville).