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05.18.18Three Great New ApX Videos
05.18.18ApX in Grade School in the Great White North
05.18.1817th ApX Episode on Radio This Weekend
05.18.18How to Donate Online or by Mail
05.18.18New ApX USB Thumb Drives in Stock
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05.18.18Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
05.15.18New Single: London & the Land of Lincoln
05.10.18Four Touching Testimonies We Had to Share
05.10.18How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
05.10.18The Delightful Dozen: 12 Notes from 12 States
05.10.18Encouragement from Abroad
05.09.18From an Oregon Pastor and Night Ranger's Sound Tech
05.09.18ApX Helps Reporter Recover from Tough Meetings
05.04.18Prayers for the Other David Cassidy
05.04.18Video of the Week: I Love Apostle Paul
05.04.18Never Mind the Sex Pistols, Here's ApologetiX
05.04.18Clues for Our Ninth Single of 2018
05.02.181150 Tracks for $100 (Extended Thru Thursday)
04.27.18Oregon but Not Forgotten
04.27.18ApX Helps College Student Help Others
04.27.18Get Our Complete Library for $100
04.27.18600th Song is Here, New Songbook is Coming
04.21.18Pastors Use ApX Parodies in Church Services
04.21.18400,000 World Magazine Readers to Discover ApX
04.21.18ApX Interviewed by American Family Radio
04.21.18Another Station Adds New ApX Radio Show
04.18.18New Single: 2 Rockers from the 70's
04.16.18New CD Deal Ends Tonight (Get 1 of 27 CDs Free)
04.13.18Music to File Taxes By: ApX Playlist for April 15
04.12.1812th ApX Episode on Radio This Weekend
04.11.18Clues for Our Eighth Single of 2018
04.10.18New CD Deal Ends Soon
04.06.18Bittersweet Testimony from Eastern PA
04.06.18Encouragement from 10 States (Plus Canada)
04.02.18New Single: The Nazarene & The Gadarenes
03.31.18Kenya Believe It? ApX is "Greatest Band Ever"
03.31.18Woman Moved to Tears by ApX Video
03.31.18What Songs Are on the New CD?
03.29.18This Weekend's Single Includes an Easter Treat
03.23.18ApX Passion Week Radio Special This Wkd
03.23.18Kudos from VA, IN, FL, WY & Canada
03.23.18Fabulous Fan Mail from France
03.22.18Here's the ApX Easter Top 40 Playlist
03.17.18More Encouragement from Far and Wide
03.17.18Fans React to Our New Single
03.17.18The Title and Theme of Our Next CD
03.16.18More ApX on the Radio This Weekend
03.14.18New Single: 2 Bands We've Never Spoofed Before
03.09.18Prayers for Keith Haynie's Sister
03.09.18From a New Fan in Manitoba
03.09.18New Clues for You: This Weekend's Single
03.06.18We Need Help, but Good Things Are Happening
03.02.18Encouragement from a Former Atheist in Iowa
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03.02.18ApX Aids Brothers in Arkansas
03.01.18ApX Video Was Just What He Needed
02.27.18ApX Releases 100th Single (2 New Parodies)
02.23.18Happy 50th Birthday, Todd Waites!
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02.23.18Encouragement from an Educator in Ann Arbor
02.22.18Here Comes Our 100th Single/EP
02.22.18Clues for Our Fifth Single of 2018
02.16.18Fans React to Our Latest Remake
02.16.18New Batch of ApX USB Thumb Drives in Stock
02.16.18Scottish Blog Interviews ApX Lead Singer
02.16.18ApX on the Radio Again This Weekend
02.14.18New Single: Bad-Boy Bands (Not Bad Boy-Bands)
02.09.18Another Station Adds Weekly ApX Radio Show
02.09.18ApX on the Air in Remote Alaska
02.09.18Clues for Our Fourth Single of 2018
02.07.18Happy Birthday, Chris VonBartheld!
02.06.181100 Tracks for $100 Ends Saturday
02.02.18One Good Testimony Deserves Another (from Canada)
02.02.18New Fan in Washington, Old Fan in Alaska
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02.01.18More Stations Add New ApX Radio Show
01.30.18New Single (2 Killer Bs)
01.29.181100 Tracks for $100 Extended Another Week
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01.26.18MI Pastor Speaks Frankly to ApX
01.25.18Clues for Our Third Single of 2018
01.24.18Prayers for ApX Fan Deborah Huff in ICU
01.22.181100 Tracks $100 Ends Soon
01.22.18New Radio Program Will Feature ApX Regularly
01.22.18Pastor Looks Back on 19 Years as ApX Fan
01.19.18Special Request from ApX's Chris Von Bartheld
01.19.181100 Tracks for $100
01.19.18Get Multiple Downloads for Any Size Donation
01.19.18How to Donate Online or by Mail
01.19.18Encouragement from a Pastor in NC
01.18.18The Principal and the Parodies
01.18.18New Single: Tears for Fears & Alanis Morissette
01.16.18New Single (80s & 90s)
01.10.18ApX Lead Singer on ESPN Again This Weekend
01.10.18Fan Will Match Donations Up to $5000
01.10.18You Don't Need to Be in the USA to Enjoy Our USB
01.10.18Clues for Our Second Single of 2018
01.08.18Get All Our Parodies on USB
01.08.181100 Tracks for $100

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)