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02.19.18Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
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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
02.02.18Beam Us Up, Scotland!
02.01.18More Stations Add New ApX Radio Show
01.30.18New Single (2 Killer Bs)
01.29.18How to Donate Online or by Mail
01.29.181100 Tracks for $100 Extended Another Week
01.26.18Apol-Annoyance in Austin
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
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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
01.08.18New CD BOGO Ends Sunday
01.04.18California Fan Comments on New CD
01.04.182017: The Year in Review for ApologetiX
01.04.18The Stories Behind the Songs on Our New Single
01.02.18How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
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01.02.18New Single for a New Year
01.02.18BOGO Special on New CD Ends Sunday
12.31.17Get Multiple Downloads for Any Size Donation
12.28.17Buy Our 50th CD, Get 1 of 26 CDs Free
12.28.17Get Our Complete Library on USB
12.28.17How to Donate Online or By Mail
12.28.17Shirts in Stock in Seven Sizes
12.28.17Clues for Our Last Single of 2017
12.21.17ApX Christmas Videos on YouTube
12.21.17After the Gift Rush: What if You Order Now?
12.21.17ApX Inspires Fan Who Then Inspires ApX
12.21.17New Single: 2 from Our 25th Anniversary Show
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12.14.17So is it Alexa-getiX or Apol-alexa?
12.14.17Clues for This Weekend's Single
12.14.17What's New on the New CD?
12.14.17Complete Your ApX Christmas Playlist
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12.07.17The Story Behind the Title of Our New CD
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11.29.17The Stories Behind Our New Single
11.29.17Update on Our Upcoming 50th CD
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11.27.17New Single: American-Made 70's & 90's Hits
11.23.17Get Ready for Our 50th CD
11.23.17Thanksgiving Song and Video for You
11.23.17Clues for Our Next Single
11.23.17Fan Says Thanks for "Thankfully" Song & Video
11.21.17Thanksgiving Message for Fans
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11.15.17Tinch Celebrates His ApX Anniversary
11.13.17New CD Deal Ends This Wkd (BOGO)
11.10.17ApX Adventures in Odyssey: Mag Makes Mention
11.10.17Steffi's Story: 12 Years of ApX in AZ
11.09.17Cluing You in on Our Next Single
11.07.17New CD Deal Ends Soon
11.02.17New Single Spoofs '69 & '71 Hits
11.02.17Texas Praise Band Plays ApX for Church
11.02.17ApX Affects Radio Request Line in TN
11.02.17Live Moose: ApX Alum to Host Benefit Show Saturday
10.29.17Jimmy "Vegas"Celebrates a Dozen Years with ApX
10.27.17The Late Great Next ApX Single Due This Weekend
10.26.17What's Up with the 25th Anniversary CD & DVD?
10.26.17New USBs with Complete Library in Stock
10.26.17Fan Mail from a Family of 10 in Alaska
10.21.17Amazing Testimony from a Fan's Son in AZ
10.21.17Michigan Men Go to Green Bay for ApX Experience
10.21.17From Foster Care to Adoption to ApologetiX

ApologetiX in IN, FL, OH, TX, AZ
Sun., May. 2. 2004 3:28pm EDT

1. Friday & Saturday: Angola IN & Pensacola FL
2. Next Weekend: Cleveland OH & Houston TX
3. What Happened to the Timmy D. Concert in Philly?
4. Two Weeks Out: Mesa AZ
5. Upcoming Concerts (Lots of New Ones)
6. "Lifestyles" Hits U.S. Top 30, #1 in Venezuela

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

Thanks to everybody who came to see us in Footville WI last weekend. Hmm ... let's see: Morning concert, outdoor concert, Wisconsin concert. Can you say brrrrr? You know how it always looks so cool in the videos when the bands are playing outside with the wind blowing through their hair? Well, it FEELS cool, too. In fact, it feels downright COLD! The temperature even climbed into the 50's. You know what they call the 50's in Wisconsin, don't you? "Happy Days!" LOL The funniest thing of all is that our drummer, Bill Rieger, and I still ended up with sunburn!

Our lead guitarist/producer, Karl Messner, just got back to Pittsburgh last night from Gospel Music Association (GMA) Week in Nashville. Our publicist and booking agent, Kathleen Burke, stayed an extra day and wound up sitting next to Christian music legend Steven Curtis Chapman, so she had Steven give Karl a call tonight. Pretty cool, huh? Since Karl had a more interesting week than I did, I'm going to turn things over to him.

Karl's Korner
I had a great time in Music City, USA representing ApologetiX this past week. It was really wild! When you walked into the lobby of the Renaissance hotel in Nashville, GMA headquarters, you were overwhelmed by a Lobby full of CCM stars and starlets. Four or five huge banners were hanging and one of them was for us ;) This is a once a year chance to really see everybody in Christian Music and Media, and if anyone wants to interview or film us- it's a great opportunity. I did over 35 interviews, co-hosted two television shows, interviewed on a couple others, and got to see all our old friends. Here are some highlights:


Friday, April 30, 2004 at 7:30 PM
Central Time, 8:30 PM Eastern Time
Tickets $10 advance, $12 door, and groups of 10 or more $8 each
Major credit cards accepted
Oakhill Family Campground & Retreat Center
Oak Hall Theater
4450 N. 50 W Angola, IN 46703-8531
Contact: Oakhill Family Campground & Retreat Center

Saturday, May 1, 2004 at 8:25 PM (Note: New Time)
Wright Street State Downtown Pensacola
Pensacola, FL 32591
Phone: 850-474-7223 (GRACE) OR Toll Free 866-844-7223 (GRACE)


Yes, the Cleveland concert is definitely on, and now we've added a concert in the Houston area next Saturday. Here are the details:

Friday, May 7, 2004 at 7 p.m.
Church of the Living God
9403 Garfield Blvd.
Garfield Hts OH, 44125
7:00 p.m. $8 advance, $12 at door

Saturday, May 8, 2004 ApologetiX at 9:30 PM
Blessfest 2004
San Leon, TX Contact: KAXF Radio/Quenton Rockwell
888-441-1883 Email:


O.K., if we're playing in Houston next Saturday, what happened to the Timmy D. concert in Philadelphia we were planning for the same date? Well, we hadn't finalized the plans yet for that concert, so we still had some flexibility when the radio station in Houston called and asked if we could do the festival next Saturday. Since we've had so many requests from fans in Texas, and particularly in Houston, we wanted to seize the opportunity, and Timmy D. was quite supportive.

Timmy D. and our booking agent, Kathleen Burke, are currently trying to work out an alternate date. We had originally planned to just postpone it till the following day, but the venue wasn't available for Sunday ... and that date was also Mother's Day. Anyway, the bottom line is that we still are planning to play the Timmy D. concert in Philly/NJ, and we apologize for having to shift the date. If you'd like to email Timmy D. in the meantime, here's the email where he can be reached:


Saturday, May 14 NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door
First Baptist of Mesa
4801 E. Brown Road
Mesa, AZ 85205
Contact: Church 480-981-9684

Saturday, May 15 Ticketed Concert TBA
4801 E. Brown Road
Mesa, AZ 85205
Contact: Church 480-981-9684


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).

April 30 - Angola IN May 01 - Pensacola FL May 07 - Garfield Heights/Cleveland OH May 08 - San Leon/Houston TX May 14 - Mesa AZ (now open to the public!) May 15 - Mesa AZ May 21 - Miami FL May 22 - Greenfield IN Jun 04 - Chattanooga TN Jun 12 - Milwaukee WI Jun 26 - Manlius IL Jun 27 - Springfield IL Jul 10 - LiFest, Appleton WI Jul 16 - Sonshine Festival, Wilmar MN Jul 24 - Bensalem PA Jul 29 - Richmond VA Aug 01 - Ludington MI Aug 04 - Kingdom Bound NY Sep 05 - Erie PA Sep 10-12 - West Linn OR Sep 18 - Alton IL Oct 09 - Peachtree City, GA (Atlanta)


Our latest single, "Lifestyles of the Rich & Nameless," hit the top 30 on the R&R national Christian Rock charts this week. Thanks to all of you who have played it, requested it and supported us. Meanwhile, in Venezuela, it just hit #1 -- you may recall in last week's email, it was at #10! FYI, our previous single, "Look Yourself," is holding at #2 on that same Venezuelan chart. Amazing!



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

Psalm 37:4
Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.