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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
05.18.18ApX on 30 Different Music Services Worldwide
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
03.02.18ApX Album Changed Maryland Man's Life
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!
02.23.18Mississippi Man Announces ApX Plan
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
02.02.18Beam Us Up, Scotland!
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
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
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

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!


1. FRIDAY & SATURDAY: CLEVELAND OH & HOUSTON TX

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
Email: vlinim@aol.com

Saturday, May 8, 2004 Event starts at 3 p.m.,
ApologetiX at 9:30 p.m.
FREE CONCERT
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
888-441-1883
Email: qrock@kaxf.org Website: www.Blessfest.com


2. NEXT WEEKEND: MESA AZ

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
FIRST BAPTIST OF MESA
4801 E. Brown Road
Mesa, AZ 85205
CONTACT: Church 480-981-9684


3. TWO WEEKS OUT: MIAMI FL, GREENFIELD IN & PHILADELPHIA PA

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
WAYSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
7701 SW 98 Street
Miami, FL 33156
http://www.waysidebaptist.org
Phone: 305-595-6550

Saturday, May 22, 2004 6:30pm
Tickets can be purchased at the church or area bookstores $10 advance, $14 door
Sponsored by INDIANA CHRISTIAN NEWS
Park Chapel Christian Church
1176 East Mckenzie Greenfield
(Indianapolis), IN 46140
For more information
contact: 317-770-7670
WEBSITE: www.cheerfulheartministries.com
AND www.indianachristiannews.com

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 timmyd@safeplace.net


4. UPCOMING CONCERTS

This list adds concerts frequently, so stay tuned for more info. For the full details on all of the concerts below, please go to http://www.apologetix.com/tour.html and scroll to the bottom.

To inquire about booking a concert, please contact
Kathleen Burke
booking@apologetix.com
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)


5. "LIFESTYLES" #2 IN CONNECTICUT PLUS MORE TOP 10 NEWS

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


6. HELP GET APOLOGETIX AIRPLAY ON WJTL

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:

http://www.wjtl.com/member/vote/

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 www.wjtl.com 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!)"

Apologetically,

J.

-- J. Jackson Lead Singer/Lyricist ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) www.apologetix.com j@apologetix.com


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