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07.20.17Minnesota Couple Will Reunite at Anniversary Show
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07.20.1725th Anniversary Lapel Pins Now Available
07.20.17Anniversary Show Three Weeks Away
07.20.17How to Donate Online or By Mail
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
05.30.17ApologetiX Needs Summer Help and Prayer
05.26.17Fan Mail from a Science Teacher in MI
05.23.17New Single is a Sequel: Poisonous Scorpions Vol. 2
05.20.17Keith Haynie Returns from Nashville, Rumors Abound
05.20.17Seats Filling Fast for 25th Anniversary Show in August
05.20.17Clues for Our Next Single
05.18.17Custom ApX Lapel Pins Available
05.15.17Autographed CD Sale Ends Tuesday
05.12.17New Single is Our Most Creative Ever
05.12.177 Autographed CDs (Ends Tuesday)
05.12.1710 Little Opinions: Brief Notes from Fans All Over
05.12.17Happy Birthday, Moose!
05.08.17Get Multiple Downloads for Any Size Donation
05.05.17Clues for Our Next Single
05.05.17Some Scriptural Thoughts About Cinco de Mayo
05.05.17Clues for Our Next Single
04.28.17Bible Quizzers Celebrate with ApX Victory Song
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
04.22.17New Zealand Fan Listens to ApX Several Hours a Day
04.22.17ApX as Big in Japan as in the United States
04.21.17Clues for This Weekend's Single
04.21.17New CD BOGO Deal Ends Sunday Night
04.18.17The Latest News from ApologetiX 4-18-17
04.14.17More ApologetiX Easter Videos on YouTube
04.14.17Prayer Request for Longtime Fan in Alabama
04.11.17New Single Spoofs 70s & 80s
04.05.17Happy Birthday, Jimmy "Vegas" Tanner
04.05.17Clue for Replacement Song on Next Single
04.05.17ApX Plays Moon, Venus, and Mars
04.03.17Why Does ApologetiX Need Help Now?
03.30.17What Songs Are on the New CD, Very Vicarious?
03.30.17Air India: ApX Interviewed by Radio One India
03.30.17Come to Our 25th Anniversary Show in August
03.30.17Clues for Sunday Night's Single
03.27.17New CD in Stock, ApX 25th Anniversary Today
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03.21.17What Songs Are on the New CD, Very Vicarious?
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03.17.17Clues for This Weekend's Single
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03.09.17"1000 Tracks for 100 Bucks" Ends Sunday
03.09.17The Title and Theme of Our Upcoming 47th CD
03.09.17Jewish Believer in Wyoming is a New ApX Fan
03.09.17ApX Supplies Soundtrack for Sunday Shift
03.07.17Bill "Moose" Rieger Set to Release New CD
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03.04.17Clues for Sunday Night's Single
02.22.17Amazing Terry Bradshaw Football Card Testimony
02.22.17Longtime TX Fan Takes ApX with Him to OK
02.22.17Pardon Me, Boy, Was That the Chattanooga New Two?
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02.20.17New Single, Lapel Pins & More
02.16.17From Longtime Fans in California & Alaska
02.16.17From a New Fan in Missouri
02.16.17Virginia Fan Likes Latest CD and Fan Testimonies
02.16.17Clues for Our Next Single
02.16.17Prayer Request for Fan's Mother
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ApologetiX in TN/GA, WI, Awards, #1 Album, #2 Hit
Thu., Jun. 3. 2004 11:04am EDT

1. Friday: Chattanooga TN (2 Hours from Atlanta GA)
2. Next Saturday: Milwaukee WI
3. ApologetiX Nominated for American Christian Music Awards (You Can Vote)
4. "Adam Up" #1 Modern/College Album, "Lifestyles" #2 Single
5. Full-Length HM Magazine ApologetiX Interview Online
6. Upcoming Concerts (Including a New One in Elizabethtown PA)
7. Correction: What About Bob?

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

Hope you're having a good day! I'm typing this interview to you in the earliest hours of Thursday, June 3, my wedding anniversary. I'm grateful that I have a job that allows me the flexibility to spend my wedding anniversary with my lovely wife, Lisa, and our three darling daughters, Janna, Heather and Kelly.

Of course, the fine print reveals that shortly after the clock strikes midnight tomorrow, our beautiful stage coach will turn into a pumpkin that looks an awful lot like a 15-passenger van, which the band members will board at 4:45 a.m. Friday so we can get to our concert in Chattanooga TN in plenty of time (You thought the only way to get there was by choo choo train?) All that having been said, we're all well aware that it's a great life that God has given us, and we're honored and excited about playing at J103 FM's J-Factor festival, where we'll be headlining Friday night.

We've got some cool news to share with you this week: a #1 album, a #2 hit, and a nice long on-line interview with a top Christian music magazine. How cool is that?

Also, I'd like to report that I reached the halfway mark in the Bible (That's Psalm 118, in case you didn't know. FYI, the shortest chapter of the Bible is Psalm 117 and the longest is Psalm 119 -- I still think it's so cool the way that worked out ) earlier this week in my annual pilgrimage from Genesis to Revelation. As I've been saying for years, it's the only book that gets better every single time you read it. I love books, but any other book I've read multiple times just can't capture the excitement the second or third time through. The Bible is different; it's the living active Word of God (Hebrews 4:12), and I learn so much new stuff each time through. I can't wait to share some of that in our next batch of parodies, whenever we get around to putting out a follow-up to "Adam Up." Ah, but that's for another time down the road. On with the show!



1. FRIDAY: CHATTANOOGA TN (2 HOURS FROM ATLANTA GA)

Friday, June 4, 2004 - ApologetiX Headline at 9:00 PM
Gates open at 6 PM with Jonah 33 and others J-FACTOR
(Sponsored by J103 Radio)
Camp Jordan Exit 1 (last exit in TN before you hit GA)
Chattanooga, TN
Luis Palau Livin it BMX & Skateboard Team and featuring some X-Gamers
Tickets: 1-day $10.95 or 2-day $19.95 (includes J-Fest on Saturday)
Purchase by phone at J 103 or visit
Whitewing Christian books in Cleveland, TN Major credit cards accepted
Tent camping available $2 per person, RV Camping is $15 per vehicle
CONTACT: 423-892-1200
WEBSITE: http://d278198.u27.telesouthhost.com/html/jfactor.html


2. NEXT SATURDAY: MILWAUKEE WI

Saturday, June 12, 2004
18th Annual FISHERMAN S FESTIVAL
FREE Event
7801 W. Acacia Street
Milwaukee, WI 53223
WEBSITE: www.fishermansfestival.org


3. APOLOGETIX NOMINATED FOR THREE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN MUSIC AWARDS (YOU CAN VOTE)

Incredible as it seems, ApologetiX has been nominated in three categories for the 2004 American Christian Music Awards. And the best part is, you can actually vote (more details below)! Here are the categories in which ApologetiX is nominated:

Outstanding Rap/Hiphop song "Look Yourself"

Outstanding Modern/College Rock Song "Lifestyles of the Rich & Nameless"

Outstanding Modern/College Rock Artist ApologetiX

American Christian Music Awards nominations are voted on by both fans and industry members of the Christian/Gospel Music world. You can find a complete nominations list at http://www.americanchristianmusic.com

If you'd like to vote, there's a link on the site where you can download the official ballot. Multiple ballots from an individual are prohibited, so there's no stuffing the ballot box. Thanks for your support!


4. "ADAM UP" #1 MODERN/COLLEGE ROCK ALBUM, "LIFESTYLES" #2 SINGLE

Our latest CD, "Adam Up," is the #1 national Christian Modern/College Rock Album for the second straight week, according to ChristianBEATS. We neglected to inform you that it hit #1 last week, because ... uh ... we didn't know! We also missed telling you that our latest single, "Lifestyles of the Rich & Nameless," hit #2 last week on the national Christian Modern/College Singles chart. That's pretty amazing, because we released it quite some time ago. Needless to say, we are amazed and grateful to God for these honors. If you'd like to see the charts for yourself, go to http://www.ChristianBEATS.org


5. FULL-LENGTH HM MAGAZINE APOLOGETIX INTERVIEW ONLINE

HM Magazine, the leading authority on Christian hard rock, printed an interview with yours truly in its current May/June issue. We've known for some time that HM readers seem to be split down the middle as to their feelings about us. Some love us, and some hate us, thinking we probably never had an original thought in our heads, aren't real musicians, contribute to global warming, etc., etc.

HM Editor Doug Van Pelt asked the hard-hitting questions he asks all artists (Christian and mainstream), and we were grateful for the chance to answer some of the questions that critics ask. Unfortunately, due to space constraints, much of the interview had to be cut (I understand -- I'm a former journalism major) in the newsstand edition. However, the Internet has all kinds of space, and HM has posted the entire interview in its online edition. You just gotta love the title of the article: "ApologetiX: The Band Half of You Hate."

If you'd like to check it out, here's the link:

(link no longer active)


6. UPCOMING CONCERTS (INCLUDING NEW ONE IN ELIZABETHTOWN PA)

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).

Jun 04 - Chattanooga TN Jun 12 - Milwaukee WI Jun 26 - Manlius IL Jun 27 - Springfield IL Jul 10 - LIFEST, Oshkosh WI Jul 16 - Sonshine Festival, Wilmar MN Jul 18 - Kimberly WI Jul 23 - Beaver Springs PA Jul 24 - Bensalem PA Jul 29 - Richmond VA Aug 01 - Ludington MI Aug 04 - Kingdom Bound NY Aug 07 - Greensburg PA Aug 21 - Calhoun LA Aug 23 - Elizabethtown PA (NEW) Aug 27 - Ellsworth ME Aug 28 - Cincinnati OH Sep 05 - Erie PA Sep 10 - 12 West Linn OR Sep 18 - Alton IL Oct 09 - Peachtree City GA (Atlanta)


7. CORRECTION: WHAT ABOUT BOB?

In last week's email, I listed a history of ApologetiX Memorial Day Weekend happenings, and I neglected one of the most important. In 1995, on Memorial Day Weekend in Lorton VA, we played our first concert with Bob "Rockin' Bobby" Flaherty on drums.

Bob played with us from the spring of 1995 through the fall of 1998 and you can hear his handiwork on our "Ticked" ("Rolling Clone") CD. You can also meet him in person at most of our concerts these days, because he's been running sound for us for over a year now. In addition to that, Bob does a large share of the driving, packing and country-music playing involved with our road trips. He is affectionately known as "Punk" to most of the ApologetiX children, but my two-year-old daughter can't pronounce that, so she calls him "Honk."

Bob was a fan and a friend of the band long before he joined us (I first met him in late 1989), and he continues to be one. He is very skilled at contracting, construction and mechanics, and is extremely generous with his time. I think he's helped all of us with our home improvement projects and auto repairs at one time another. He's the guy we're talking about at the end of the song "We're in a Parody Band" when we say, "We're in Bob Flaherty's band." Furthermore, in the second verse of that song, we refer to our van breaking down in Philadelphia (in 2000). What we don't mention is that it broke down again the next night when we got within an hour of our homes. We called Bob in the middle of the night, and he came to our rescue and drove us to safety.

What a guy! If you think of it, please pray for a special blessing for our good friend Bob. Thanks!

Oh, and special thanks to my old college roommate (and my roommate when I first got out of college), Tom Dellaquila, who reminded me that 16 years ago on Memorial Day Weekend, I was basically doing nothing while he went to the Pink Floyd concert. How could I forget?!!!

Apologetically,

J.

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


John 3:17
(Jesus is speaking) "For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him."