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03.21.17What Songs Are on the New CD, Very Vicarious?
03.17.17Australian Fan Encouraged by ApX Song
03.17.17Clues for This Weekend's Single
03.16.17ApX Fan Battles Pancreatic Cancer
03.16.17Apolo-Vet-iX: Dog's Doc Digs ApX
03.09.17"1000 Tracks for 100 Bucks" Ends Sunday
03.09.17The Title and Theme of Our Upcoming 47th CD
03.09.17Jewish Believer in Wyoming is a New ApX Fan
03.09.17ApX Supplies Soundtrack for Sunday Shift
03.07.17Bill "Moose" Rieger Set to Release New CD
03.06.17New Single Spoofs the Swingin' 60's
03.04.17ApX Fan Moving to Nepal for Missions
03.04.17Good News from Peewee Valley KY
03.04.17ApX Singer Does Radio Interview in Clearwater FL
03.04.17Todd Waites Back in States from Nicaragua
03.04.17Clues for Sunday Night's Single
02.22.17Amazing Terry Bradshaw Football Card Testimony
02.22.17Longtime TX Fan Takes ApX with Him to OK
02.22.17Pardon Me, Boy, Was That the Chattanooga New Two?
02.22.17New Single Spoofs Foreigner & Spin Doctors
02.22.17Fan Will Match Your Donations Through Tuesday
02.20.17New Single, Lapel Pins & More
02.16.17From Longtime Fans in California & Alaska
02.16.17From a New Fan in Missouri
02.16.17Virginia Fan Likes Latest CD and Fan Testimonies
02.16.17Clues for Our Next Single
02.16.17Prayer Request for Fan's Mother
02.13.17We Need Help But We Have a Gift For Our Helpers
02.09.17California Fan Echoes Our Sentiments
02.08.17New Single Spoofs Classic Rockers & New Wavers
02.08.17Who Says Pittsburghers Can't Be Oilers Fans?
02.08.17From a New Fan in Florida
02.08.17Missionary Wears ApX Shirt in Nine Nations
02.06.17New Single (70s & 80s), New USBs, 1000 Tracks Deal
02.01.17Clues for Our Next Single
02.01.17ApX "Sirens" Video Impacts Cleveland Congregation
02.01.17Wyoming Woman Uses Us for Sunday School
02.01.17Fan Has Message for Other ApX Fans
01.25.17ApX Keyboardist Becomes a Grandfather
01.25.17Sharing ApX (and the Gospel) on the Job in Oregon
01.25.17"Alexa, Play ApologetiX"
01.25.17Introducing ApX to Apaches in AZ
01.25.17Filipino Pastor is an ApX Fan
01.23.17Prayer Request for Fan's Wife
01.23.17New Single Spoofs '90s & 00's
01.20.17Clues for Sunday's Single
01.16.17Half Off & BOGO Specials End Tuesday Night
01.13.17Fan's Disease is Like "Science Fiction Horror Story"
01.13.17ApX is Standard Missionary Equipment in Mexico?
01.13.17Pastor Encouraged by ApX Song & Songbook
01.13.17"Buy 1 Get 1" New CD Special Ends Tuesday
01.13.17Half Off Ends Tuesday Night
01.05.17Half-Off Sale Ends Soon
01.05.17Songbook Helps Canadian Fan with Daily Devotions
01.05.17One-Year Bible-Reading Plan for Late Starters
01.05.17Wisconsin Fan Gives Away Hundreds of ApX CDs
01.01.17New Year's Single: 70's Superstars
12.29.16USB Drives Back in Stock
12.29.162016: The Year in Music Parody
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12.28.16Clues for Our Next Single
12.28.16Encouraging Words from Thailand to Myrtle Beach
12.22.16About Last Week's Tricky Clues
12.22.16ApX Guitarist Gets Engaged
12.22.16ApologetiX Needs Help for Christmas
12.21.16Watching ApX Christmas Videos on YouTube
12.19.16New Single Spoofs 1969 & 1979
12.14.16New CD in Stock: Buy 1, Get 1 Free
12.13.16Deadlines for Delivery Before Christmas
12.13.16Clues for This Weekend's Single
12.12.16New CD in Stock (Buy 1 Get 1), USBs are Back
12.08.16Complete Your ApX Christmas Playlist
12.08.16What Songs Are on the New CD?
12.06.16New Christmas Single Released
12.02.16Clues for Sunday's Christmas Single
12.02.16ApX Gets Rave Review in Christian Musician Magazine
12.01.16ApX Soundman Becomes Amazon Success Story
11.24.16Hubie Hits #7 on the Billboard Charts
11.21.16New Single: #1 Hits from Either End of the 80's
11.18.16Last Wkd in OH & Future Touring
11.18.16New Video: The Sound of Sirens
11.17.16The Title and Theme of Our Upcoming 46th CD
11.17.16Clues for This Weekend's Single
11.17.16Wise Up and Rock is Back in Stock
11.09.16Saturday: Columbus OH with Todd on Keys
11.06.16New Single: 70s Funk & 80s Country
11.03.16New Video: Fishin' on a Pier
11.03.16An Old Favorite CD Returns Soon
11.03.16Congratulations, Jimmy & Keith!
11.03.16Clues for This Weekend's Single
10.30.16Unfortunately We Still Need Help & Prayer

ApologetiX in WI, FL, IN, PA/NJ, OH, Venezuela
Wed., Apr. 21. 2004 4:30am EDT

1. This Saturday: Footville WI
2. Two Weeks Out: Angola IN & Pensacola FL
3. Three Weeks Out: Cleveland OH & Philadelphia/NJ
4. Upcoming Concerts
5. Encouraging Email of the Week
6. Four ApologetiX Tunes Top 10 in Venezuela
7. Good News for Karl & Deb
8. ApologetiX for Compassion International
9. Karl at GMA Week 10. See the Dove Awards at Your Local Cinema

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

California, here we come ... er... there we went! Sorry, due to a last-minute Easter newsletter, a mid-week family vacation in Washington D.C., and an early departure for our concerts in California, we didn't get to send you a newsletter last week. I'm actually typing this on the flight back from the Golden State.

Thanks to all you Californians who came to our concerts in Palmdale, El Cajon/San Diego and Riverside, especially to our booking agent, Kathleen Burke; our chauffeurs, Tony Nole, Big Tom the Antelope Sweeper, and Randy Hyde, who lives in a house formerly owned by a guy named Jeckyll (honest!) that looks like the Hotel California, and who also helped set up the concert in Riverside.

Special thanks also to Todd "Tony Stark/Iron Man" Sherinian, who coordinated this year's and last year's concerts in El Cajon and should have been mentioned in the "Adam Up" booklet for numerous reasons, not the least of which being he's the guy who took the photos on the cover! Sorry, Todd: when it was time to put your name in, we drew a blank ... literally. Todd gave a brief evangelical message at the end of our concert in El Cajon and 14 people came forward. He also came to our concert in Riverside Sunday and prayed with two more people, even though it was a city-sponsored event and we played with a bunch of secular bands and had to let the lyrics do most of the talking. It took a couple songs before the crowd figured us out, but once they did, God gave us amazing favor with them, and I think a lot of people who bought CDs were buying their very first Christian CDs.

Saturday's concert in El Cajon was also the first ever "live" performance of "Meshach," our parody of "Love Shack." The girls in Everlife (Amber, Julia and Sarah), our friends who sang the female vocals for "Meshach" on the "Adam Up" CD, flew in from Nashville to open up for us, and they joined us on stage later for the first ever group performance of "Meshach" (On the studio version, I recorded my parts a day or two before they did.) I think Karl will be posting some photos of that on soon if they're not there already. You can learn more about Everlife at Note: Don't just go to; that's something totally different.

Our Friday concert in Palmdale will forever be fondly remembered as the one where the soundman (from a local sound company) told Bill he needed to play 50 percent more quietly and asked me if I was going to "scream like that all night" (We do a version of "Revelation Man" during sound check where I inject a little heavy metal near the end in order to test my voice and to relieve the boredom). Thankfully, that took place during sound check, and the soundman really did do a great job, as did the soundmen at all three concerts.


Please note that we are playing a rare morning concert this Saturday. You see, the big annual event in Footville is a gigantic, and apparently quite famous rummage sale in the morning, and we have been asked to be the entertainment and evangelical outreach. Keith Haynie, our bass player and resident collector of old video games, eight-track tapes and a zillion other outdated things, cannot wait! Hope to see you there!

Saturday, April 24, 2004 Time 11:00 am
FREE Event
Footville, WI
CONTACT: Paul Roberts 608-876-6736 OR
Tracy Case 608-876-4262


It's the Angola-Pensacola-Rock&Rolla Tour!

Friday, April 30, 2004 7:30 PM
Tickets $10 advance, $12 door, and groups of 10 or more $8 each
Major credit cards accepted
4450 N. 50 W
Angola, Indiana 46703-8531

Saturday, May 1, 2004 6:05 PM
Downtown Pensacola
Pensacola, FL 32591
Phone: 850-474-7223 (GRACE) OR
Toll Free 866-844-7223 (GRACE)


** Tentative - pending final approval ** (but since it's last minute, thought you'd want to know about it now)
Friday May 7, 2004
Church of the Living God
9403 Garfield Blvd.
Garfield Hts OH, 44125
6:30 p.m. $10 advance, $15 at door

Saturday May 8, 2004 "Timmy D" Farewell Concert Somewhere near Philadelphia PA ... more to come ;) For more info, contact


This list adds concerts frequently, so stay tuned for more info. For the full details on all of the concerts below, please go to and scroll to the bottom.

To inquire about booking a concert, please contact
Kathleen Burke
Burke Communications
949-770-3001 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST).

Apr 24 - Footville WI Apr 30 - Angola IN May 01 - Pensacola FL May 07 - Garfield Heights OH (pending final approval) May 08 - Philadelphia, PA May 14 - Mesa, AZ (now open to the public!) May 15 - Mesa, AZ May 21 - Miami, FL May 22 - Greenfield, IN Jun 4 - Chattanooga, TN Jun 12 - Milwaukee WI Jun 27 - Springfield IL


Here's an excerpt from an email we received last week from a mother in Gulfport MS:

"I have tried my best to bring my children up to believe in GOD, but when my son was a teenager, he began to read a lot of things on different religions and he was practicing Wicca for a long while. But since the day that I let him listen to your CD he has thrown all his Wiccan books away and is saying now that he believes in GOD ... You are a true blessing to my family for inspiring the young to know Christ as their personal savior."


One of my many roommates/housemates in college (I had 11 in all) was a guy from Venezuela named Jorge, who liked Culture Club and Madonna ... and just about nothing that I ever played on my stereo.

Now, many years later, God has brought another Jorge from Venezuela into my path, Jorge Pozo, a DJ at a Venezuelan Christian rock station, whose musical tastes seem to line up a little more with mine -- that is, if you consider the fact that four ApologetiX songs are currently in the top 10 on his station's play list. Here's an email he sent recently:

"God bless you abundantly. I'm sending you our new chart of the top 10 singles. As you'll see, ApologetiX is doing ok.

1. "Revolution" Bride
2. "Look Yourself" ApologetiX
3. "I Want in that Place" ApologetiX
4. "Downer of a Sister" ApologetiX
5. "Change the World" P.O.D
6. "Just the Same" Thousand Foot Krutch
7. "All of Us" Blindside
8. "Lo Bueno, Lo malo y El Feo" Vico C
9. "Metanoia" Inmunhe 10." Lifestyles of the Rich and Nameless" ApologetiX ( Debuting this week in position number 10) Well this is our top 10. You are just the BEST!!!"

In Christ Jorge Pozo

Isn't God grand?


As most of you know, our lead guitarist, Karl Messner, and his wife, Deb, had a rough of time of it recently, when Deb's grandmother died after a long battle with cancer. Although nothing can take the place of her, they did received some good news April 12, when one of their horses, Kasey, had a foal, "Thrilled By a Dream," who now goes by her barn name, "Dorey." Karl and Deb didn't even know that Kasey was pregnant until November 2003.

Karl and Deb didn't ask me to include this, but I don't think they'll mind me sharing this excerpt from an email Deb sent out to friends and family:

"Both Mom and Baby are doing AWESOME, and we're so thankful for a beautiful, healthy foal! (A very much-needed break from the multitudes of bad news we've been experiencing for quite a while now!) Dorey is very snuggly and huggable - just what the doctor ordered for a still-mending heart from the loss of our foal, Dove, a little over a year ago.

"One foal down, one to go in several weeks! (One of our other horses, Molly, is due in June!)"


ApologetiX has recently become an official advocate for Compassion International, an organization founded in 1952 that provides food, shelter, education and medical care to more than 550,000 needy children in more than 20 countries.

That means we've joined a host of other Christian bands who support Compassion International by speaking about it and having a table at our concerts where people can sign up to sponsor individual children and even correspond with them. In addition, every person who signs up to be a Compassion International sponsor at an ApologetiX concert will receive a free ApologetiX CD of their choice.

Our bass player, Keith Haynie, who was the first ApologetiX member to become a sponsor himself, coordinates our efforts with Compassion International, and he now takes a moment to speak for the organization at our concerts.

You can sponsor a child for as little as $28 a month, which provides a lot more than you'd think. According to its website, "Compassion International exists as an advocate for children, releasing them from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enabling them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults."

For more information, please email Keith at or go to Compassional International's website:


ApologetiX lead guitarist/producer Karl Messner will be at GMA Week with the rest of the contemporary Christian music community next week, and he's already scheduled to do about 30 T.V. and radio interviews ... no exaggeration! Our publicist and booking agent, Kathleen Burke, will be there, too. I was there in 2000 and enjoyed it very much, but the kids have kept me busy here since. Karl has been our faithful ambassador now four years in a row.


Like me, you probably can't make it to GMA Week and the Dove Awards, but you can be a part of the next best thing. Regal Cinemas nationwide will be broadcasting the Dove Awards "live"! It's a great and unique opportunity for fans all over who love Christian music and can't afford to come to Nashville to see the awards show "live"! So, now, in at least 50 places, you can feel like a part of this great night for the cost of a ticket to the movies. For more info and to order tickets, go to



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

Proverbs 3:5
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."