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01.25.18Clues for Our Third Single of 2018
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01.22.18Pastor Looks Back on 19 Years as ApX Fan
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01.19.18Encouragement from a Pastor in NC
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ApologetiX in OR, GA, New Sale Items
Fri., Dec. 5. 2003 10:27pm EST

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

Good news! There's a "new" ApologetiX CD that you can order right now and have in plenty of time for Christmas! Unfortunately, it's not "Adam Up," but that's right around the corner, too. Read on if you dare or click now:

How have you been? Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I spent much of the week visiting family in the Washington D.C. area. While I was there, I received the final mix for "Adam Up," which I've been listening to ever since. I definitely think it's our best work yet, and my wife, Lisa, agrees. It's also our first CD to feature real female vocals (on five tracks!) and not yours truly just trying to make do. We'll tell you more about that soon.

Unfortunately, the final mixing and mastering took longer than we anticipated, and consequently, "Adam Up" will be even later getting to the stores than we thought. We are doing everything we can to speed up the process, including paying rush charges and using expedited shipping methods, but it's going to be cutting it close to get it on the store shelves in time for Christmas. We'd appreciate your prayers. They do make a difference. We promise to keep you posted. But, even if it doesn't make it to your store in time for Christmas, we have something new and special on CD for you that you can have in time for Christmas.

I need to be frank (Actually, Frank is my dad, and he's a fantastic role model, so I do try to be as much like him as possible, but that's not what I'm talking about): With the combination of "Adam Up" being delayed from reaching the stores, $15,000-plus in assorted van repairs, and some other unforeseen expenses, we need to raise some funds. The time before a CD is released is always the leanest time for us, because of all the expenses that go into producing, duplicating and advertising a new CD. This year that time also is happening right at the end of the year, which is traditionally the slowest time for concerts.

Once a CD is in the stores, things take care of themselves, but the process takes a couple months. In the meantime, we need to pay the bills, so we're going to offer a few very special items to our very special email newsletter subscribers. These items include a CD featuring 18 parodies that aren't available on any other ApologetiX CD, a special autographed poster, and a one-of-a-kind item, auctioned off on Ebay. You can read more about them in section #3 or click now to get all the info:

1. This Saturday: Portland OR
2. Next Saturday: Albany GA
3. ApologetiX Crazy Christmas Sale (Special CD, Poster, More)
4. "Look Yourself" Top 10 on Another National Chart
5. A Message from Our Drummer, Bill Rieger


Saturday, December 6, 2003 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $8 advance, $12 door
NO APOLOGIES NW and HIDEOUT MINISTRIES present a concert with ApologetiX and Savant
Our Place Christian Church
1400 NE 48th Avenue
Hillsboro, OR 97124 (Portland area)
Church WEB Address
CONTACT: Deanna Moore/event coordinator 503.880.3757


Saturday, December 13, 2003 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $10 advance, $18 door
Sponsored by Radio WAES/WBJY Radio - AGT Communications
100 West Oglethorpe Blvd.
Albany, GA 31701
CONTACT: WAES/WBJY 229-567-8000
WEB SITE: http://www.TheHook.FM


As mentioned above, we are offering a few items for a limited time only as part of our Christmas fundraiser. These are items you can't buy in stores and they're great gift ideas for the ApologetiX fan who already has every CD from "Radical History Tour" through "Grace Period." What's more, you can order these items via check or money order or through Pay Pal, which allows you to use your credit card or your ATM card. Here's the link, if you can't wait any longer: APOLOGETIX 19" x 13" AUTOGRAPHED CONCERT POSTER

This poster is 19" x 13" and printed in full-color on glossy, sturdy cover stock, autographed by all four band members and suitable for framing. Among other things, it features large individual photos of all four band members, plus a photo of all of us together. It's the same poster we use to promote our real concerts; however in addition to having the band members sign it, we will personalize it to you or to the person you designate. Sale price: $15 each

You can see what it looks like for yourself and order it, too, at


For many years, ApologetiX fans have been begging us to re-release some of the music we put out on cassette before "Radical History Tour." Actually, we released a series of cassettes in the old days, and "Radical History Tour" was the last and the best in the series. As it is, "Radical History Tour" has its share of warts, but we know it's very popular with our fans. I get requests for the lyrics all the time.

In the meantime, we just noticed that it's the tenth anniversary of the release of "Isn't Wasn't Ain't (in the Bible)," the last cassette we released before "Radical History Tour" and our first professionally mass-produced cassette (1,000 whole copies :) It was significantly better than the cassettes we had released before it, but not as good as "Radical History Tour," which came out a year later in August 1994. Our goal has always been to make each successive album better than the one before it, and many of you have noticed that. Consequently, we've been hesitant to re-release "Isn't Wasn't Ain't" on CD, because we didn't want it to be the first taste of ApologetiX for a new listener. However, we know that many of you already have everything else we've released and are eager for more.

We'd hoped to satisfy that desire for new material with the release of "Adam Up," but now that "Adam Up" may be hitting your local store Christmas week, and some stores may not put it out till after Christmas, we wanted to make sure we had some "new" ApologetiX parodies. So our producer, Karl Messner, has remastered a CD version of "Isn't Wasn't Ain't," complete with a very cool-looking label, and we have begun duplication. By the time you get this email, there should be some ready to mail out. Like our "Have Yourself a Parody Little Christmas," this CD does not have a CD booklet (tracks are listed on the label) and is not available in stores. It's something we're making available especially for our email newsletter fans.

The "Isn't Wasn't Ain't" CD features 18 tracks in all. In order to fit the project on CD (cassettes can run longer than CDs, which are limited to 74-80 minutes), we had delete a few of the parodies that were on the original (two of them have since been re-done with new titles and lyrics on "Jesus Christ Morningstar" and "Adam Up," so we didn't want the old versions confusing things). We replaced those songs with two tracks that were on the original "Radical History Tour" cassette but didn't fit on the CD. I've seen those two tracks floating around on the Internet, so I know that they're popular with our fans, so we figured we might as well make them available on CD.

For those of you who have been begging us for Guns n' Roses parodies, and more Beatles, Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin, Doobie Brothers, Van Halen and Elvis, your time has finally come! You'll also get to hear our takes on John Cougar Mellencamp, Bad Company, Tesla, and even George Michael! Here's a complete track listing:

Isn't Wasn't Ain't ("Livin' Lovin' Maid" by Led Zeppelin)
David and Goliath ("Paperback Writer" by the Beatles)
Lions ("Signs" by Five Man Electrical Band and Tesla)
Patients ("Patience" by Guns n' Roses)
Help Me, Rhoda ("Help Me, Rhonda" by the Beach Boys)
That Daughter ("Black Water" by the Doobie Brothers)
Little Esther ("Little Sister" by Elvis Presley)
Don't Try ("Don't Cry" by Guns n' Roses) I Found the Answer There ("I Saw Her
Standing There" by the Beatles)
Be Like David Was ("Feel Like Makin' Love" by Bad Company)
Ain't That a Miracle ("Pink Houses" by John Cougar Mellencamp)
Faith Pt. 2 ("Faith" by George Michael)
Christians Doin' Music ("Listen to the Music" by the Doobie Brothers)
What is and Will Forever Be ("What is What Should Never Be" by Led Zeppelin)
Matthew 9 ("I Feel Fine" by the Beatles)
He Really Got Mad ("You Really Got Me" by the Kinks and Van Halen)
Love Ain't Nothin' ("Long Train Running" by the Doobie Brothers)
Verynice City ("Paradise City" by Guns n' Roses)

Sale price: $15 each You can see what it looks like for yourself and order it, too, at

SPECIAL "ADAM UP" MASTER CD We're doing our first Ebay auction, and it's a special master copy of "Adam Up," giving you the chance to hear and own "Adam Up" a week or two before it hits the stores. There's even more to this offer, but you have to check out the website yourself to get all the details. Here's the link:

$7 SALE CDs We have a limited supply of CDs with cracked cases that we are selling at a greatly reduced rate, and many of you have already taken advantage of this sale, which we have been running from time to time this year. 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. One of the band members 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 making our "Have Yourself a Parody Little Christmas" CD available for $7 as a part of this sale.

You can order the CDs online now with your credit card or ATM card now through Pay Pal, or you can order by mail. For more info, click on

As we reported last week, "Look Yourself," the first single from our upcoming CD, "Adam Up," is #1 on Christian-HipHop.Net, and is the most requested song on Last week, it entered the national Christian Rap/Hip Hop charts for at #6, and this week it moves up to #5.

You can "look yourself" at all three charts by clicking on the links below:


Hi to all from Bill,

You may not know but my loveable likeable can't-live-withoutable iBook laptop is in the shop and has been for quite a few days. It looks like it will be for a few days more. If you haven't gotten an email from me lately or if you have had a problem sending me an email lately I apologize. I am now forced to answer emails via internet only on my (ICK I hate to say it IIIIICK ) wife's PC. AAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRGH! If that isn't enough, I have also gotten rid of my Verizon email account so if you have been sending email to that account, it will no So, you are best served in trying to get a hold of me using as that will get to me no matter what crazy account I am using or what lousy computer I am forced to work on =+)(on which I am forced to work? )...Either way...I truly do praise God that I have a computer to use at all (in spite of my earlier barbs ) and more importantly that I have friends and fans alike who would care to contact me to begin with. Yet another reason to love ApologetiX; being the vehicle to introduce us all to each other...or me to every...or you all get it don't you? Peace, Bill



-- J. Jackson Lead Singer/Lyricist ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band)

Colossians 3:16
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.