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12.14.17How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
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12.14.17Get Multiple Downloads for Any Size Donation
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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12.14.1750th CD in Stock, Get 1 of 26 CDs Free
12.07.17The Story Behind the Title of Our New CD
12.05.17ApX Alum Becomes Amazon Prince
12.04.17Buy Our 50th CD, Get 1 of 26 CDs Free
11.29.17How to Donate Online or By Mail
11.29.17The Stories Behind Our New Single
11.29.17Update on Our Upcoming 50th CD
11.27.17ApX Needs Holiday Help & Prayers
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
11.17.17New Single Spoofs British Invasion Bands
11.17.17Tinch Gets Married & Celebrates Anniversary
11.17.17ApX Songbook Useful While Awaiting Auto Repairs
11.17.17Trunk or Treat with ApX Near Harrisburg PA
11.17.17ApX Over the Office Airwaves in Ohio
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
10.21.17What You Need to Know About Our Next Single
10.20.17San Antonio Pastor Encourages ApX
10.20.17What Songs Are on the New CD?
10.13.17From a Dad in Connecticut
10.13.17Amazing Things God is Doing in Iran
10.13.17A Tribute to ApX Friend Millie Gerbo
10.12.17ApologetiX in Green Bay Saturday (25th Anniversary)
10.12.17From a Foster Mom in Colorado
10.11.17ApX Alum Drummer Needs Alabama Musicians
10.10.17Buy Our Next CD, Get 1 of 25 CDs Free
10.07.17The Title and Theme of Our Upcoming 49th CD
10.06.17Next Saturday: ApX 25th Anniv. Concert Midwest
10.06.17Join J. & Jimmy for a Special Show This Sunday
10.06.17New Single Spoofs The Cars & The Raspberries
10.04.17New Single, Help & Prayer Needed
09.29.171050 Tracks for 100 Bucks Ends Saturday
09.29.17Help & Prayer Needed
09.28.17Clues for Our Next Single
09.26.17The Latest News from the Man Called Moose
09.25.17Half Off CDs, MP3s & DVDs Ends Saturday
09.25.17Half Off & 1050 Tracks Deals End Saturday
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09.18.17New Single Spoofs 70's & 80's
09.17.17New Single Spoofs Tunes from '70 & '83
09.14.17Clues for Our Upcoming Single
09.14.17Powerlifter Pumps Up ApX with Encouragement
09.01.17Encouraging Emails: Eight is Enough
08.29.17Is There a Missing Churchigo EP?
08.28.17New Single Here at Last
08.26.1725th Anniversary Lapel Pins Now Available
08.26.17Anniversary Shirts Available at Last
08.26.17New CD BOGO Sale Ends Sunday Night
08.26.17About This Weekend's Single
08.18.17So How Did Things Go at the Anniversary Show?
08.18.17ApologetiX in Green Bay in 2 Months
08.18.17ApX Keyboardist Todd Waites Has New Video
08.18.17Anniversary Shirts Available for Order Soon
08.05.17ApX: Safe Bet for Sunday School in Reno
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08.05.1725th Anniversary Shirts Coming Next Week
08.05.17Big Show is One Week Away, 80% Full Already
08.02.17New Single Spoofs 2 Hard-Rockin' Classics
07.29.17Clues for Our Next Single
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07.26.17ApologetiX Needs Help & Prayer Again
07.20.17Minnesota Couple Will Reunite at Anniversary Show
07.20.17The Story Behind Our New Song "Works"
07.17.17New Single (California 80's-Style)
07.14.17Clues for Our Upcoming Single
07.07.17Send Us Your Video for the 25th Anniversary Show
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ApologetiX in OH, TX, AZ, FL, IN, PA
Sat., May. 8. 2004 2:45pm EDT

1. Friday & Saturday: Cleveland OH & Houston TX
2. Next Weekend: Mesa AZ
3. Two Weeks Out: Miami FL, Greenfield IL & Philadelphia PA
4. Upcoming Concerts
5. "Lifestyles" #2 in Connecticut Plus More Top 10 News
6. Help Get ApologetiX Airplay on WJTL

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

Well, we're back from the first Indiana/Florida weekend of the month. We played in Angola IN last Friday and then drove through the night back to Pittsburgh so we could make our flight to Pensacola FL. We liked the Indiana/Florida idea so much that we've decided to do it again ... and soon! This time, to spice things up, we're going to go to Florida (Miami) Friday, and then to Indiana (Indianapolis area) Saturday.

Don't ask me how things like that happen. It's an accidental combo; like those old Reese's Peanut Butter Cup commercials ("Your chocolate's in my peanut butter; your peanut butter's in my chocolate!") If you'll recall, we had the same thing happen a year or so ago when we played Kentucky and New Mexico on the same weekend two different times.

I'm told that the camp where we played in Angola IN last Friday is part of the origins of the seminal Christian rock band Petra. Apparently, Petra founder (and Indiana state native) Bob Hartman was once a counselor there. In fact, next month that same venue is going to be the site of a reunion of both the old and new line-ups of Petra. We also met a lady there who used to sing back-up vocals for Prince before she became a born-again Christian.

Saturday was our third trip in four years to Grace Fest in Pensacola, and some of the organizers told me afterward that we're going to be invited back next year as well! This year was our first as the closing act. Like many of the big Christian festivals, there are two stages (some festivals have more than that). The final two acts on the other stage were two little artists known as Toby Mac (formerly of DC Talk) and Third Day -- yeah, just two of the most popular artists in Christian music. That's why it's amazing that we got such a great crowd, but I guess the promoters thought that would be the case all along.

Thanks to all of you for coming out. I know it constantly amazes concert promoters how many of our fans come out to see our shows, sometimes traveling quite a distance. My sister Kris lives in Pensacola, so it was really nice catching up with her, too. We also got to hang out again with the South's legendary morning-show team, Rick & Bubba. All in all, another great trip!


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 Event starts at 3 p.m.,
ApologetiX at 9:30 p.m.
Over 25 Christian Rock and Hip Hop Groups/Artists! FREE MUSIC and FREE FOOD!!
Blessfest 2004
Eastside Honda (I-10 East exit #800) San Leon, TX
Contact: KAXF Radio/Quenton Rockwell
Email: Website:


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


Friday, May 21, 2004 7:00 PM
Doors open at 6:30 PM
Double Show with Freddie Colloca and ApologetiX
Tickets $14, and groups of 20 are $12 each, and
purchases can be made by calling the church, area Christian Bookstores,
or online at the church website
Major Credit cards will be accepted
7701 SW 98 Street
Miami, FL 33156
Phone: 305-595-6550

Saturday, May 22, 2004 6:30pm
Tickets can be purchased at the church or area bookstores $10 advance, $14 door
Park Chapel Christian Church
1176 East Mckenzie Greenfield
(Indianapolis), IN 46140
For more information
contact: 317-770-7670

Sunday, May 23, 2004 at TBA
It looks like this is going to be the date of the rescheduled Timmy D. concert Philadelphia PA
For more info, contact Timmy D. at


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).

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 last week. We're still waiting for this week's report, but we already know that this week it hit #2 on WVOF (C-Rock) in Connecticut, which is a nationally-reporting Christian rock station.

ApologetiX also has three of the top 10 requested songs on CMRadio Networks in Allentown PA this week:
4. "Hotel Can't Afford Ya,"
7. "Baa! We're Lambs," and
8. "YHWH." We're very honored, and we can't wait till they get a copy of "Adam Up." :) And if you think that's amazing, check out their top 5 requested songs from two weeks ago:

The TOP Requested Songs:
1. Shannon Cutts - A Different Girl
2. ApologetiX - Micah No. 5
3. ApologetiX - Baa! We're Lambs!
4. ApologetiX - Cheap Birds
5. ApologetiX - YHWH

For more info, go to http://CMRadio.Net


Although it's located in an area that many people associate with Amish culture, WJTL in Lancaster PA is actually one of the nation's most popular and influential Christian music radio stations, and it's the official radio station for one of the oldest and largest Christian rock festivals, Creation.

ApologetiX has always enjoyed great popularity in the Lancaster area, and we played the main stage at Creation 2000, but for some reason we've always had difficulty getting airplay on WJTL, aside from the late-night rock show and the Saturday-morning kids show, "Cookie Break" (No kidding ... and we're grateful for that!) Some stations' radio formats are hard to crack, especially when you're an independent band that some people perceive as a "novelty act."

Anyway, I have it on pretty good authority that WJTL may be experiencing a new openness to playing ApologetiX, so if you're a WJTL listener who'd like to hear more ApologetiX on the air, we encourage you to call and email your requests to the station.

Furthermore, WJTL is currently inviting listeners to vote for their Top 500 Songs of All Time. Well, the station will have 500 Songs; listeners get to pick their Top
5. If you'd like to vote for an ApologetiX song or two, we certainly wouldn't complain :) Here's the link:

ApologetiX fan and longtime WJTL listener/supporter Jenn "Superchick" Kipp recommends that if you vote for only one ApologetiX song, consider voting for "The Real Sin Savior" (If you vote for more than one ApologetiX song, more power to ya!) so the votes are focused on a particular song. Jenn writes:

"Hey, ApologetiX fans, here's a way we may get the band to show up on WJTL's playlist at long last. Please go to and participate in voting for their top 500 Christian songs of all time, and when doing so list the ApologetiX single "Real Sin Savior" (parody of Eminem) as your #3, #2, or #1 favorite song out of the 5 votes you get. (I chose this as one of their songs which has had tremendous impact on people's lives, thus deserving the honor!) If we all work together on this, it should land enough votes to get on the top 500, and hopefully that will lead to more airplay for the band, which is currently only played on the Kids Cookie Break. Thanks for helping out, and also forward this to others who may be wiling to participate!! (you out-of-area fans can also vote, just to help out!)"



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

Job 1:22
In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.