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11.09.18How to Donate Online or by Mail
11.09.18Encouragement from Fans in Five States
11.09.18ApX Airing Again in Australia
11.09.1842nd ApX Episode on Radio This Weekend
11.09.18New Single Brought to You by the Letter L
11.07.18Time for an Update on Our Songbook Update
11.05.18Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
11.05.18New Single, Fan Will Match All Donations This Week
11.02.18We Need Help (Tales of Tall Strangers)
11.01.18New USB Thumb Drives in Stock
11.01.18How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
11.01.18Clues for Our Next Single
11.01.18More Musical Reasons to Be Optimistic
11.01.18Encouragement from TX, MO, SC & CA
10.31.18Parody Plans for the Next Three Months
10.29.18Buy Any CD, Get 1 Free (Ends Friday)
10.26.18The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
10.23.18New Single: Two Bands We've Never Spoofed Before
10.20.18Free DVD with Any CD (Ends Sunday Night)
10.20.18Where Have You Gone, Joe Cataneo?
10.20.18Clues for Tomorrow Night's Single
10.12.18Update on Last Week's Prayer Request
10.12.18Revisiting Last Week's Clues
10.12.18Math Tutor Gets Music Lesson from ApX Fan
10.08.18New Single Should Be Rated G
10.05.18Prayer Request & Praise Report from Louisville KY
10.05.18Here's Our Sequel to "The Borean Identity"
10.05.18From a Pastor, Teacher, and Dad in Duluth MN
10.04.18Over 1150 Tracks for $100 (Ends Sunday)
10.04.18Clues for This Weekend's Single
10.01.18Following Up on Last Week's Newsletter
09.28.18Unfortunately, We Still Need Help and Prayer
09.28.18What's on Tap for October
09.25.18New Single (Alphabet Soup)
09.20.18The Borean Identity: A Family of Fans in WA
09.20.18BOGO Deal on New CD Ends Sunday
09.19.18Something for All You Completists Out There
09.19.18Clues for Our Upcoming Single
09.17.18New CD Deal Ends Sunday: Buy 1, Get 1 of 28 CDs Free
09.14.18There's Something About Nichey
09.14.18ApX & Timmy D Back on the Air in Philly
09.12.18New Single: 2 Smashes from the 70's
09.07.18Encouragement from Fans in 22 States
09.07.18Clues for Our Next Single
09.04.18ApologetiX Needs Help & Prayer Now
08.30.18Sensational Sentiments from 7 States
08.30.18Watch Tom Milnes Preach Online
08.28.18New Single: All-American 80's
08.27.18ApX on NPR? That's Twisted
08.24.18ApX Alum Launches New Church
08.24.18Clues for This Wkd's Single
08.24.18Multitudes Pay Respects to Keith Harrold
08.23.18What's on the New CD?
08.22.18New ApX Video: We Will Walk Through
08.17.18More Memories of Keith Harrold from a Band Wife
08.17.18In Memoriam: Keith Harrold
08.17.18ApX on the Go in New Jersey
08.14.18New Single: Summer of '83
08.10.18Three Big Reasons We Do This (from TN, IN & CO)
08.10.18More Fans Respond to Our Last Single
08.10.18Catch This Cool Colorado Correspondence
08.10.18Clues for Our Next Single
08.02.18He's Not a Fan of Those Bands, But ...
08.02.18Request from a DJ in WA
08.02.18The Title and Theme of Our Next CD
08.02.18The Stories Behind Our Next Single
07.29.18This Week's News Items
07.27.18Good Fan Response to "Bad Foreign Girls"
07.27.18Fans Make Fans Who Make More Fans
07.26.18New Single: Both By British Bands
07.20.18How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
07.20.18Minnesota Fan Finds New Use for ApX Music
07.19.18Happy Birthday to the Boys in the Band
07.19.18APX Guitarist a Grandpa Again
07.19.18Clues for This Weekend's Single
07.15.18We Need Help, Las Vegas Sends Encouragement
07.13.18What Happened in Toledo Stayed in Toledo
07.13.18Fans React to New Single
07.10.181150 Tracks for $100 (Ends Sunday)
07.10.18Half Off CDs, MP3s, & DVDs (Ends Sunday)
07.10.18New Single: Guns N' Roses & Elton John
07.07.18Praise Report on Last Week's Prayer Request
07.07.18Clues for This Weekend's Single
07.03.18Half Off CDs & MP3s (Ends Monday)
06.30.18Prayer Request for Lee & Lois
06.30.18Recording Update: Lots of Good News
06.30.18Here's the Latest Goody in Our Australian Mailbag
06.25.18New Single: Resurrection Collection (70's & 80's)
06.20.18It's a Nice Day for a Non-ApX Wedding
06.20.18Corny Commentary on Our Last Single
06.20.18Clues for This Week's Single
06.15.18Quebec Pastor Plans 8000-Mile ApX Marathon
06.08.18Urgent Prayer Request from African Missionary
06.08.18Recording Update: You Can't Make This Stuff Up
05.29.18Fan Will Match All Donations This Week
05.24.18Update: What's Going On & What's Gone Wrong?
05.21.18Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
05.18.18Three Great New ApX Videos
05.18.18ApX in Grade School in the Great White North
05.18.18ApX on 30 Different Music Services Worldwide

Bus Update: "No News is Good News" or "No Good News"?
Wed., Sep. 14. 2011 1:34pm EDT

We're flying to our concerts the next two weekends in Oregon, Washington and Texas, but our bus will be waiting for us when we return, like a big, wounded foot. We haven't said much about our bus lately, but they say if you can't say something good about someone, you shouldn't say anything at all ...

If you've been reading our updates on the previous weekends' concerts lately, you know that we've had batteries dying at service stations and headlights giving out on turnpikes, and last weekend the generator died near the end of our concert. All of these problems seem to stem from the alternator and regulator problems we first told you about in July.

When the bus hasn't been on the road, it's been at the repair shop of a reputable automotive electrician, who has been pulling his hair out trying to figure out the true source of the problem. He has consulted many other experts in his field, and finally there may be a light at the end of the tunnel.

ApologetiX guitarist Tom Milnes, who has known the aforementioned electrician for many years, has had many conversations with him in the past month. Yesterday, it looks like they finally came up with the likely problem and solution (it'll cost about $2000, but if it works, it'll be worth it), which Tom also double checked with another good electrician friend of the band, Bob Rabenstein.

We asked Tom to relate it in his own words:

Bus stop! Bus go? O.K., this is an update on our MCI *White Albatross* tour bus:

These buses are mechanical wonders, really built to last. This 25-year-old bus has well over a million miles on it, yet it rolls on. Unfortunately for us, when things finally start to go bad, they really go bad!

When our alternator went, it took out the regulator with it, ruining the battery too, as it sang its swan song. Tracing the old wiring and locating the components has been a nightmare! This vicious cycle has cost us time and money, but we may have found a solution.

If we bypass our current electrical system with a rebuilt one -- an alternator (with a built-in regulator) and a brand-new battery (or two) it just may do the trick. Trial and error when you are on the road is no fun at all (especially the error part) so, Lord willing, this could be the fix we need to get us out of the fix we're in!

We need our *White Albatross* to take us thousands of more miles this year alone, so please pray that we would make the wise choice. Thank you, and may God bless you and yours.

Thomas R. Milnes (Obstinate Theologian)