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03.27.17New CD in Stock, ApX 25th Anniversary Today
03.27.17Come to Our 25th Anniversary Show in August
03.25.17Get Our Complete Library on USB
03.24.17How to Donate Online or By Mail
03.24.17Custom ApX Lapel Pins Available
03.24.17Moose Music: Rieger Releases Solo Project
03.24.17New CD in Stock: Buy 1, Get 1 Free
03.21.17New Single Spoofs 70s & 90s
03.21.17Get Multiple Downloads for Any Size Donation
03.21.17What Songs Are on the New CD, Very Vicarious?
03.17.17Australian Fan Encouraged by ApX Song
03.17.17Clues for This Weekend's Single
03.16.17ApX Fan Battles Pancreatic Cancer
03.16.17Apolo-Vet-iX: Dog's Doc Digs ApX
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
03.06.17New Single Spoofs the Swingin' 60's
03.04.17ApX Fan Moving to Nepal for Missions
03.04.17Good News from Peewee Valley KY
03.04.17ApX Singer Does Radio Interview in Clearwater FL
03.04.17Todd Waites Back in States from Nicaragua
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?
02.22.17New Single Spoofs Foreigner & Spin Doctors
02.22.17Fan Will Match Your Donations Through Tuesday
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
02.13.17We Need Help But We Have a Gift For Our Helpers
02.09.17California Fan Echoes Our Sentiments
02.08.17New Single Spoofs Classic Rockers & New Wavers
02.08.17Who Says Pittsburghers Can't Be Oilers Fans?
02.08.17From a New Fan in Florida
02.08.17Missionary Wears ApX Shirt in Nine Nations
02.06.17New Single (70s & 80s), New USBs, 1000 Tracks Deal
02.01.17Clues for Our Next Single
02.01.17ApX "Sirens" Video Impacts Cleveland Congregation
02.01.17Wyoming Woman Uses Us for Sunday School
02.01.17Fan Has Message for Other ApX Fans
01.25.17ApX Keyboardist Becomes a Grandfather
01.25.17Sharing ApX (and the Gospel) on the Job in Oregon
01.25.17"Alexa, Play ApologetiX"
01.25.17Introducing ApX to Apaches in AZ
01.25.17Filipino Pastor is an ApX Fan
01.23.17Prayer Request for Fan's Wife
01.23.17New Single Spoofs '90s & 00's
01.20.17Clues for Sunday's Single
01.16.17Half Off & BOGO Specials End Tuesday Night
01.13.17Fan's Disease is Like "Science Fiction Horror Story"
01.13.17ApX is Standard Missionary Equipment in Mexico?
01.13.17Pastor Encouraged by ApX Song & Songbook
01.13.17"Buy 1 Get 1" New CD Special Ends Tuesday
01.13.17Half Off Ends Tuesday Night
01.05.17Half-Off Sale Ends Soon
01.05.17Songbook Helps Canadian Fan with Daily Devotions
01.05.17One-Year Bible-Reading Plan for Late Starters
01.05.17Wisconsin Fan Gives Away Hundreds of ApX CDs
01.01.17New Year's Single: 70's Superstars
12.29.16USB Drives Back in Stock
12.29.162016: The Year in Music Parody
12.28.16Get Multiple Downloads for Any Size Donation
12.28.16Clues for Our Next Single
12.28.16Encouraging Words from Thailand to Myrtle Beach
12.22.16About Last Week's Tricky Clues
12.22.16ApX Guitarist Gets Engaged
12.22.16ApologetiX Needs Help for Christmas
12.21.16Watching ApX Christmas Videos on YouTube
12.19.16New Single Spoofs 1969 & 1979
12.14.16New CD in Stock: Buy 1, Get 1 Free
12.13.16Deadlines for Delivery Before Christmas
12.13.16Clues for This Weekend's Single
12.12.16New CD in Stock (Buy 1 Get 1), USBs are Back
12.08.16Complete Your ApX Christmas Playlist
12.08.16What Songs Are on the New CD?
12.06.16New Christmas Single Released
12.02.16Clues for Sunday's Christmas Single
12.02.16ApX Gets Rave Review in Christian Musician Magazine
12.01.16ApX Soundman Becomes Amazon Success Story
11.24.16Hubie Hits #7 on the Billboard Charts
11.21.16New Single: #1 Hits from Either End of the 80's
11.18.16Last Wkd in OH & Future Touring
11.18.16New Video: The Sound of Sirens
11.17.16The Title and Theme of Our Upcoming 46th CD
11.17.16Clues for This Weekend's Single
11.17.16Wise Up and Rock is Back in Stock
11.09.16Saturday: Columbus OH with Todd on Keys
11.06.16New Single: 70s Funk & 80s Country
11.03.16New Video: Fishin' on a Pier
11.03.16An Old Favorite CD Returns Soon
11.03.16Congratulations, Jimmy & Keith!
11.03.16Clues for This Weekend's Single
10.30.16Unfortunately We Still Need Help & Prayer

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.