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06.17.17ApologetiX: That Christian Wedding Band?
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06.09.17An Edifying Email from a Delaware DJ
06.09.17The Title and Theme of Our Upcoming 48th CD
06.02.17Prayers for ApX at the Wailing Wall in Israel
06.02.17Ohio Man Says ApX Show Was a High Point in His Life
06.02.17Clues for Our Upcoming Single
05.30.17ApologetiX Needs Summer Help and Prayer
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05.20.17Keith Haynie Returns from Nashville, Rumors Abound
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05.20.17Clues for Our Next Single
05.18.17Custom ApX Lapel Pins Available
05.15.17Autographed CD Sale Ends Tuesday
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05.05.17Clues for Our Next Single
05.05.17Some Scriptural Thoughts About Cinco de Mayo
05.05.17Clues for Our Next Single
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04.28.17How About New Shirts and a New DVD?
04.28.17New Single Spoofs Van Halen & Loverboy
04.24.17New Single Spoofs 2 Bands That Epitomized the 80's
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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.