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11.23.17Get Ready for Our 50th CD
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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
11.17.17How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
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
11.09.17Shirts in Stock in Seven Sizes
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
09.20.17This Looks Like a Job for an ApX Fan
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
08.05.17ApX Parodies Touch Deep in the Heart in Texas
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
07.29.17ApX Played Nationally on 700 Stations in Australia
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
07.07.17Fans from 28 States Coming to 25th Anniversary Show
07.06.17New Single (All 80's), New CD Mailed to Fans
06.30.17Clues for This Weekend's Single
06.30.17Get a Custom ApX Lapel Pin
06.23.17What Songs Are on Our New CD, Zebraic?
06.23.17New CD in Stock, Buy 1 Get 1 of 28 Titles Free
06.23.17New Single Spoofs 'Til Tuesday & REM
06.19.17New Single is Here, New CD is Almost Here
06.17.17ApologetiX: That Christian Wedding Band?
06.17.17Clues for Sunday Night's Single
06.09.17New Single Spoofs Two American Bands
06.09.17Norway to Heaven: Fan Mail from Scandinavia
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

ApologetiX in Miami, Indy, Philly & Chattanooga
Thu., May. 20. 2004 1:03am EDT

1. Next Weekend: Miami FL, Greenfield IL (Indy) & Mount Ephraim NJ (Philly)
2. Two Weeks Out: Chattanooga TN
3. Upcoming Concerts
4. "Look Yourself" #1 for Seventh Week
5. Update on Fred's Daughter
6. A New Baby Horse for the Messners

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

Well, we're back from Arizona, a beautiful place with wonderful people, where today's weather is brought to you by the makers of Arid Extra Dry. Thanks to J.D., Jeff and all the others who took such good care of us during our two days in the Mesa/Phoenix area! It was very relaxing to actually be able to get eight hours of sleep in a single night and not just for the entire weekend. In fact, we almost got to spend an extra day there courtesy of the Phoenix airport.

Oh, we've done the drill so many times, we always get to the airport in plenty of time, but we had so much extra time built in that we decided to eat at the food court and shop for souvenirs before going through security. When all that was done, we still had an hour until our flight. However, as we approached the security gates, you could almost hear the Who's Roger Daltrey singing "I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles." Oh yeah.

Apparently, a lot of people had come to Phoenix just to see ApologetiX, and once they found out we were leaving town, they had no reason to stay. :) It turns out that some security employees had gone on break during a particularly busy time, and this caused a bottleneck in traffic flow through security, because they only had two gates open. Well, to make a long story short, we made it to our gate just as they were shutting the door to the plane ... and by the time we reached cruising altitude, I think we had all finally regained the breath we lost on the mad dash to the gate, which of course, was at the end of the terminal!

Speaking of breathless, we know that many of you have been waiting in breathless anticipation for us to finally reveal the mystery location and time of this Sunday's farewell concert for celebrated WZZD morning show host, Philadelphia's own Tim "Timmy D." DeMoss. Look no further than the Section 1 below.


Friday, May 21 at 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 at 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 at 6:00pm
Timmy D Appreciation Bash!
Glad Tidings Assembly of God
407 North Black Horse Pike
Mount Ephraim, NJ 08059
For more information contact:
Laurie 856.933.2029
Tickets are free but please email with how many you're bringing (so they can have some idea of what to expect)


Friday, June 4 - ApologetiX Headline at 9:00 PM Gates open at 6 PM
with Jonah 33 and others Luis Palau Livin it BMX & Skateboard Team and featuring some X-Gamers
Tickets: 1-day $10.95 or 2-day $19.95 passes, which include
J-Fest on Saturday Currently, tickets can be purchased by phone at
J 103 or beginning in April visit Whitewing Christian books in Cleveland, TN Major Credit Cards are accepted
Tent camping available $2 per person, RV Camping is $15 per vehicle
Sponsored by J103 Radio J-FACTOR
Camp Jordan Exit 1 (last exit in TN before you hit Georgia)
Chattanooga, TN
CONTACT: 423-892-1200


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 21 - Miami FL May 22 - Greenfield, IN May 23 - Mount Ephraim, NJ Jun 04 - Chattanooga, TN Jun 12 - Milwaukee WI Jun 26 - Manlius, IL Jun 27 - Springfield IL Jul 10 - LiFest '04, Oshkosh WI Jul 16 - Sonshine '04, Wilmar MN Jul 18 - Kimberly WI Jul 24 - Bensalem PA Jul 29 - Richmond VA Aug 01 - Ludington MI Aug 04 - Kingdom Bound '04, Darien Center NY Aug 21 - Calhoun LA Sep 05 - Erie PA Sep 10 - 12 West Linn OR Sep 18 - Alton IL Oct 09 - Peachtree City GA (Atlanta)


"Look Yourself," the first single from our "Adam Up" CD, recently moved back up the charts on CMRadio.Net to spend its seventh week at #1. A similar phenomenon happened on the ChristianBEATS charts, where it hit #1 for two weeks in January and then eventually began a gradual descent but later started moving back up the charts, although it is now descending again, moving from #7 to #15 last week. Not bad for a single that's been out for over half a year (27 weeks)!

"Lifestyles of the Rich & Nameless," the second single, is now at #30 on CMRadio.Net's charts. The full chart can be found at: Here's the top 10:

1 ApologetiX - Look Yourself < 7 Weeks at #1! > [Parodudes]
2 Todd Agnew - Grace Like Rain [Ardent]
3 Skillet - Savior [Ardent]
4 Sanctus Real - Beautiful Day [Sparrow Label Group]
5 Jars Of Clay - Show You Love [Essential]
6 Switchfoot - Dare You to Move [Sparrow Label Group]
7 Plus One - Be Love [Inpop]
8 Jeremy Camp - Right Here [BEC Recordings]
9 Audio Adrenaline - Leaving 99 [Forefront Records]
10 Big Dismal - Just The Same [Wind-up]


As most of you know, our friend and former drummer Fred Behanna, who played drums on "Biblical Graffiti" and "Spoofernatural" (plus some additional guest percussion on "Keep the Change" and "Grace Period"), has a daughter named Beth who has had repeated battles with Hodgkin's Disease. Many of you write to us and ask for updates on Beth. Here's the latest report from Fred:

"Last week Beth received the report from her oncologist about her most recent catscan; once again she has remained in remission :) This is obviously very exciting news and we are so thankful to all of you that have prayed for her.

"She does seem to be battling depression however so I ask you to please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. Each time she gets a clean report my initial thoughts are that she should be celebrating the news but, to her, it's getting to be nothing more than a 'wait til next time.' She has been in remission about five times now but eventually the disease has found it's way back into her system ... She just feels that as soon as she thinks things are OK she gets knocked down again. Because of the ups and downs, I ask you to keep that situation in your prayers also. Thanks again for your prayers.


If you'd like to email Fred, he can be reached at


As most of you know, our lead guitarist, Karl Messner, and his wife, Deb, own several horses, and Debbie has been training and riding show horses since childhood. About a month ago, we reported that one of their horses had given birth to a healthy foal. From what I understand, horse births can be pretty risky, so this news came as both a joy and relief for the Messners. At the time, Debbie noted that another of their horses, Molly, was due soon, and I know they were approaching that even with both excitement and nervousness, hoping for another healthy birth. We'll let Deb tell you the good news:

"You know, God never ever ceases to amaze me in the phenomenal things He does.... At 1:59 AM on Monday, May 17, 2004, Molly gave birth to the most stunningly gorgeous Paint colt you could ever, ever imagine. Even though he is 2 1/2 weeks early, he's in perfect condition, incredibly healthy and alert, and has so many white markings on him that it took us a while to take "inventory" of them all!!

"I didn't officially start my "nightly vigil" yet of waiting for Molly to have her baby. As of May 15, 2004, she was finally "in the clear" for having her baby safely, but she wasn't showing any signs that labor was anywhere near. As I told Jen on Saturday, that was the first day I've breathed for the past three months (since she tried to abort again in February).

"As it was, they had a tough time getting a hold of me by phone to let me know she had the baby, since my phone was on the charger downstairs and not by my bed! :-P My first question? "Is it alive?"..... When she said "Yes, and they're both fine" I broke down and cried.

"I cried the whole way to the barn - literally. I was so overwhelmed that after a year of decisions and worrying and medications and fears and wondering if we did the right thing by breeding Molly again after the loss of Dove - we somehow managed to pull this thing off. Worrying about Molly and her unborn baby has consumed my thoughts for more than 320 days, and hearing that the baby was alive was like the entire world had been lifted off my shoulders.

"I had asked them NOT to tell me what it was (boy or girl, or if it was colored like its Mom) - only to tell me if it was alive or not. So when I walked into the barn Jen was so excited, and made me cover my eyes and be pointed into the stall. He's COMPLETELY covered in white splotches - just like I wanted. He's huge, absolutely conformationally correct, and one of the prettiest Paint horses I've ever seen.

"And best of all? He's alive and well. That in itself is a miracle. That first embrace with him I will always remember. After the horrifying experience of burying Dove last year, putting my arms around a squirming, strong, warm and vibrant foal is an experience I will never forget. After about two hours of watching them (Molly is actually turning out to be a protective - and, so far, good - Mom, which shocked all of us), Jen pointed out something that I hadn't noticed before, and which sent chills coursing through me. On his left hip is a separated white splotch that looks exactly like a dove........

"So now, I would like to introduce you to our newest member of the family.....

"'Reggie' (aka 'Hot Molten Moolah') Born 1:59AM on May 17, 2004 Loud-colored sorrel overo colt

(A Note About His Name: In order to have Molly "hold" this pregnancy, she had to be on medication daily to keep her progesterone levels up to support her pregnancy. The medication is called "Regu-Mate" - so it was only fitting that a baby who is literally only here because of that medication be called "Reggie" ) And no, I haven't stopped crying since he was born...... ;)"

God bless you!



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

Psalm 9:9-10
The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.