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06.20.18It's a Nice Day for a Non-ApX Wedding
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06.20.18Corny Commentary on Our Last Single
06.20.18USB Thumb Back Drives in Stock
06.20.1822nd ApX Episode on Radio This Weekend
06.20.18Clues for This Week's Single
06.15.18Quebec Pastor Plans 8000-Mile ApX Marathon
06.08.18Urgent Prayer Request from African Missionary
06.08.18Recording Update: You Can't Make This Stuff Up
05.29.18Fan Will Match All Donations This Week
05.24.18Update: What's Going On & What's Gone Wrong?
05.21.18Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
05.18.18Three Great New ApX Videos
05.18.18ApX in Grade School in the Great White North
05.18.18ApX on 30 Different Music Services Worldwide
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
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05.04.18Clues for Our Ninth Single of 2018
05.02.181150 Tracks for $100 (Extended Thru Thursday)
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04.27.18600th Song is Here, New Songbook is Coming
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04.16.18New CD Deal Ends Tonight (Get 1 of 27 CDs Free)
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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
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04.06.18Encouragement from 10 States (Plus Canada)
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ApologetiX: MN, WI, PA, VA, MI, $7 Sale Ends Soon
Thu., Jul. 15. 2004 1:59am EDT

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

1. Sale: All CDs $7, All T-Shirts $10 (1 Week Left)
2. This Weekend: Willmar MN & Kimberly WI
3. Next Weekend: Three in PA (Central, East & West)
4. Two Weeks Out: VA & MI
5. Upcoming Concerts (New Ones in OH, TN, VA & PA)
6. Remembering Dave Sjoberg

Howdy! I don't know if it's late where you are, but it is where we are! It's 1:53 a.m. EST as I prepare to send this, and we all have to get up bright and early for the long trip from Pittsburgh to Minnesota tomorrow! So, forgive me if I'm not as verbose as usual (see, your prayers DO work! :) I promise to be much more talkative, congenial and downright outgoing if you come to see us in person this weekend in Willmar MN (Friday) or Kimberly WI (Sunday).

Also, please forgive any typos; my proofreader went to bed already. It's wonderful to have a wife who's not only beautiful but is also a former editor and a card-carrying member of Mensa. However, she needs plenty of rest to take care of those three little girls we have running around our house, especially when I'll be gone for a long weekend :)

1. Sale: All CDs $7, All T-Shirts $10 (1 Week Left)

Hurry! There's only one week left to take advantage of our special "Back to Pool" sale -- all eight of our CDs (brand new) for $7 each, and t-shirts (limited supply left) for $10 each. If you want to take advantage of this offer, I'd advise you to do so ASAP. If your Internet service doesn't allow you to click this link, copy and paste it into the address section on your Internet browser or just got to and click on the "Adam Up" CD.

Here's the link:

2. This Weekend: Wilmar MN & Kimberly WI

Friday, July 16, at 3 p.m.
Showmobile Stage
Willmar Civic Center
Willmar, MN
Additional Artists on this day include: Audio Adrenaline, Pillar, Petra and Supertones 800-965-9324
TICKET PRICES Individual - Thursday Only : $ 36.50
Child - Entire Event (6-11 yrs) : $ 22.00
Individual - Friday Only : $ 36.50 Individual - Saturday Only : $ 36.50
Group - Entire Event : $ 55.00 (12 or more)
Individual - Entire Event : $ 68.00
For group orders of 20+ tickets, you receive one free ticket.
Children 5 yrs & under are free.

Sunday, July 18, at 4:30-7 p.m.
Sunset Park on Kimberly Avenue
Kimberly, WI 54136
FREE ADMISSION 100% of net proceeds of concessions go to area churches
CONTACT: Jim Boots 920-788-3715
no email

3. Next Weekend: Three in PA (Central, Eastern and Western PA)

Friday, July 23, at 7:00 p.m.
$8 advance $12 door
Bring your own blankets, lawn chairs, etc.
Music, guest speakers, and extreme games SOUND TRUTH MINISTRY Family Weekend
Beavertown Carnival Grounds
Beavertown, PA
CONTACT: 570-850-6887

Saturday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m.
Free Concert
Bensalem Township Amphitheater
Intersection of Knight Road & ByberryRoad
Bensalem, PA
PHONE: 215-245-1264

Sunday, July 25, at 7:00 p.m.
Race Track Road
The Meadows, PA 15347
Tickets $8 Advance $12 Door, and can be purchased at area Christian Bookstores
CONTACT: Chaplain Joe DiDonato
PHONE: 412-576-9210

4. Two Weeks Out: VA & MI

Thursday, July 29 at 12:30 p.m. Additional Guests include Tony Campolo, and Jami Smith/Worship Leader Registration required
Siegel Center at
Virginia Commonwealth University
1200 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
CONTACT: Virginia Mission Board 804-915-5000 ext 255

Sunday, August 1, 2004 at 7 p.m.
FREE Concert
Sponsored by W.H.A.M. ( Worship Him At the Marina)
City Marina at the Band Shell
Ludington, Michigan 49431
CONTACT: Denny Slattery 231-757-2088 OR
Pastor Kyle Segar/Church 231-843-3231
Pastor Kyle

5. Upcoming Concerts (New Ones in OH, TN, VA & PA)

There are a lot more concerts in the works than the list below shows -- even more than the four new ones we added this week! Look for more summer/fall additions in other states in upcoming newsletters. And for those of you who've noticed our schedule has an awful lot of white space from October through December, have no fear; there's big stuff in the works that'll fill that space up rather nicely ... but we can't tell you about it just yet.

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).

Jul 16 - Sonshine '04, Willmar, MN Jul 18 - Paperfest '04, Kimberly, WI Jul 23 - Beavertown/Beaver Springs, PA (Harrisburg/State College Area) Jul 24 - Bensalem, PA (Philadelphia Area) Jul 25 - Meadowlands, PA (Pittsburgh Area) Jul 29 - Richmond, VA Aug 01 - Ludington, MI Aug 04 - Kingdom Bound '04, Darien Center, NY Aug 06 - Atlanta, GA Aug 07 - Greensburg, PA Aug 13 - Fairview Park, OH (NEW) Aug 14- Rockford, IL Aug 21 - Calhoun, LA Aug 22 - Gray/Bristol TN (NEW) Aug 23 - Elizabethtown, PA Aug 27 - Ellsworth, ME Aug 28 - Cincinnati, OH Aug 29 - Roanoke, VA (NEW) Sep 05 - Erie, PA Sep 10 - 12 West Linn, OR Sep 18 - Alton IL Sep 25 - State College PA (NEW) Oct 02 - Grand Rapids, MI Oct 09 - Peachtree City, GA Dec 31 - Grand Rivers, KY

6. Remembering Dave Sjoberg

As we play in Minnesota and Wisconsin this weekend, we'll be remembering fondly our old friend and Minnesota native Dave Sjoberg, who died unexpectedly, June 26, the day after suffering a stroke. Dave and his twenty-something son, Erik, came to many of our concerts in both Minnesota and Wisconsin in the past five years.

If I remember correctly, it was Erik who first introduced his dad to us, but Dave actually wound up coming to even more concerts than his son. Furthermore, after the concerts, he would often send us handwritten letters of thanks with photos from the shows. Dave was a huge fan of Christian music, a very friendly guy, and a great encourager. We will miss him greatly.

In the email we received from Erik recently, he shared the following with us: " I just wanted to let you know how much you guys were appreciated by him. He loved your music, your heart and your witness. Just thinking back to the memories of he and I driving 5-6 hours to Green Bay to see you guys for the first time and then talking to you guys at Sonshine and all of the concerts. From a man who LOVED his music you were definitely one of his favorite bands. Thank you guys for everything you do."

God's Blessings Erik

We thank God for the honor of Dave's friendship, and we ask that you please pray for the family he left behind. We know that Dave's family takes comfort in knowing he went to be with his Lord, but times like these can still be a devastating thing (Last Thursday was the two-year anniversary of my oldest sister Jeannine's passing, and it still hasn't quite sunk in.) Jesus wept at Lazarus' grave, even though He knew He was about to raise Lazarus from the dead! How comforting it is to know that our savior understands our grief at times like this. We'd like to include the scripture verse at the bottom of this week's email in memory of Dave.



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

Isaiah 57:1-2
The righteous perish, and no one ponders it in his heart; devout men are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.