ApologetiX in Las Vegas & California
Wed., May. 28. 2003 11:15pm EDT
J. Jackson, lead singer for ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) here.
Thanks to all of our old and new friends who came out to see us in Fonda NY this past Sunday! You guys were great! Go Yankees/Mets/Red Sox! What do you mean, you can't please everyone?!!! :)
1.Friday: Las Vegas NV
2.ApologetiX in California Three Times 3.More Details on Our New Single
4.Upcoming Concerts (Including J's Alma Mater)
5.Two New Names for Keith
6.Amazing $7 CD Sale Continues Its Record-Breaking (CD-Cracking) Streak
1. FRIDAY: LAS VEGAS NV
This coming Friday we'll be playing our first concert in Las Vegas, which is also our first gig in Nevada. Sorry, no Wayne Newton parodies in our repertoire! Hope to see you there anyway ... if you can forgive us for our comment about "Elvis in Las Vegas" on our last CD! Anyway, we'll be leaving Wednesday afternoon, so that's why we're sending this week's newsletter out to you early!
Friday, MAY 30, 2003 at 4-5 PM
SPIRIT OF VEGAS
(Event Also Features Petra and Randy Stonehill)
* One day $35
* Three Day $75
* Child passes $15
Boulder City Veterans Memorial Park
Boulder City, Nevada 89005
CONTACT: Mark Anthony 702-454-9499
Email firstname.lastname@example.org www.spiritofvegas.com
2. APOLOGETIX IN CALIFORNIA THREE TIMES
We'll be in sunny California (we have a rider in our contract that says it has to be sunny; that's how I know :) at least three separate times in June and July, including a "semi-live" (gotta see it to believe it ó and it'll be broadcast on the radio) on "Warren Duffy Live," the nation's number one Christian drive-time show. You're invited to come see us and meet us there.
After a brief stop in Camdenton MO three days later for Spirit FM's Crossover festival, we'll be back in the San Diego area for a concert in El Cajon that Saturday. Then, thanks to your prayers and efforts, we'll be playing at Spirit West Coast in Monterey in July. God is good!
Mon. Jun 9, 2003 at 3:30pm-6pm
Semi-Live performance on "Warren Duffy Live"
Westfield Shopping Town
Santa Anita Mall Arcadia, CA 91007
Saturday, June 14, 2003 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $8 advance, $12 door
EL CAJON WESLEYAN CHURCH
1500 E. Lexington
El Cajon, CA 92019-2085
CONTACT: Church 619-440-4452
Thursday, July 24, 2003 at 2:00 p.m.
Spirit West Coast "Camp Meeting Stage"
Laguna Seca Recreation Area
BOX OFFICE: 831.443.5399
More information: http://www.spiritwestcoast.org/home.php
3. MORE DETAILS ON OUR NEW SINGLE
Seventeen Christian rock stations added our new single, "How You Rewind Me," to their rotations last week, bringing the total up to 32 stations, including CFJU, FREEROCK.NET, KBNJ, KCVO, KEFX, KGOT, KHLL, KNNB, KRKS, KSLI, KSLT, KYMC, KZZD, THE EDGE RADIO / MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, WBFJ, WCCR, WCLH, WDML, WERR, WFHB, WILV, WKBI, WMUL, WONC, WSNL, WTRK, WUPX, WVCP, WVOF, WWIB, WYSZ, and WZZD.
If you see your local Christian rock station listed above, please let them know you'd like to hear the song some more. If you don't see them listed, please tell them the same thing :)
As we've mentioned already, this is a remix of "How You Rewind Me," so it sounds a little different than the one on our "Grace Period" CD. We rerecorded the vocals to give them a harder rock edge and the music is a little tighter, although the single retains the lyrics and the feel of the original parody. We sent the new mix to radio two weeks ago, so your local Christian rock station should have their copy now.
Here's what Arron Daniels of KBNJ in Corpus Christi TX has to say about the remix: "I have heard the song about 20 times now and I have to say that I now like it much better than the first one." Please note that Arron did LIKE the first mix; he just likes the remix better!
If you'd like to hear more ApologetiX on your local Christian rock station, please go to the website below, where you can get your own free MP3 copy of the "How You Rewind Me" remix, and get info on how to contact your local station to request it.
Here's the link:
4. UPCOMING CONCERTS
Although, they're not mentioned below, we'll be posting details about concerts on August 2 and 3 really soon, and I believe one of those concerts takes place at my alma mater. 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 at email@example.com or Burke Communications at 949-770-3001 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST).
May 30 - Boulder City NV Jun 09 - Arcadia CA (In-store Appearance live on KKLA) Jun 13 - Camdenton, MO Jun 14 - El Cajon CA (San Diego) Jun 25 - Paducah KY Jun 26 - Milwaukee WI Jun 28 - Albuquerque NM Jul 04 - Franklin NC Jul 05 - Mayfield KY Jul 11 - Wilmar, MN (Sonshine Festival) Jul 12 - LiFest WI Jul 15 - Bastrop TX Jul 16 - Brownwood TX Jul 18 - Emporia KS Jul 19 - Camdenton MO Jul 24 - Spirit West Coast, CA Jul 26 - Detroit Lakes, MN (Spirit Fest Midwest) Jul 27 - Bay City MI Aug 05 - Kingdom Bound NY Aug 08 - Greenville MI Aug 09 - Portland OR Aug 10 - Phillipsburg KS Aug 16 - Cheyenne WY Aug 17 - Fremont NE Aug 22 - Springfield IL Aug 23 - Cincinnati OH Aug 29 - Elgin TX Aug 30 - Ellsworth ME Sep 6 - Marion OH Sep 7 - Marion OH Sep 13 - Fairfield IL Sep 20 - Pontoon Beach IL Oct 25 - Rockton IL Nov 1 - Norcross GA Nov 15 - Corpus Christi, TX Hope to see you there!
5. TWO NEW NAMES FOR KEITH
After almost two years of silence, our bass player, Keith Haynie, acquired two new names in one day on our trip to Lansdale PA (Philly area) two weeks ago. Oh, didn't you know he collects names? Actually, he collects games (video games) and trains (toy trains), but somebody must have heard wrong and thought he said "names."
If you've been following ApologetiX for a while, you probably know that Keith has an incredible gift of mistaken identity. People don't necessarily think he LOOKS like somebody other than himself, but they always seem to get his name wrong. This phenomena started at a Waffle House in Georgia during our 1996 tour, when the waitress mistakenly called him "Stan," and it's continued full force ever since.
We consider it our duty to keep track of the names Keith has acquired over the years, but we only count the names he was given by people who genuinely got his name wrong ... not by people who decided they wanted to give him a nickname. For the record, here's the progression and origin of the names, as best as I recall:
Keith (given name)
Stan (Waffle House in Georgia - 1996)
Ted (Ohio - 1997)
Gary (Bradford PA - 1998)
Stu (Lock Haven PA - 1999)
Curly (McDonald's in Ohio or Indiana - 1999)
Kevin (on the job in Pennsylvania by a thankful customer - 1999)
Baby (All-night diner in Reading PA - 1999)
Kenny (Denny's in Albany NY - 1999)
Rich (church in Donora PA - 1999)
Speedo (church in Donora PA - by a pastor - 1999)
Lee (concert in Houston TX - 2000)
Mr. Galparin (airplane on Texas trip - 2000)
John Crawford (I can't remember where but it happened - 2000)
Brian (concert in Kansas - 2000)
Frank (I can't remember where, but it happened - 2000)
Sean (concert in Austin TX - 2001)
Mark (concert in Sept/Oct 2001 but I can't remember where)
Omar (same concert in Sept/Oct 2001 but I can't remember where)
Cliff (photographer who took publicity shots - 2001)
Ryan (member of Poor Baker's Dozen called him that at a concert in Minnesota - 2001)
Ed (Some lady said this to Krista in October 31)
Heath (lady at hotel desk in Lansdale PA in May 2003)
Pete ( concert promoter in Lansdale PA in May 2003)
Remember: We don't count it if somebody TRIES to give Keith a new name, so don't try and sneak one past us! The beauty of this list of names is that they were names used by people who unintentionally got Keith's name wrong.
If you'd like to send Keith an e-mail, his e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to his love for video games and model trains, he is also a big fan of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Godzilla, Three Stooges and anything having to do with Christmas!
6. AMAZING $7 CD SALE ITS RECORD-BREAKING (CD-CRACKING) STREAK
You're not going to believe me, but we keep getting so many orders for our cracked CD sale, that I've had to hire a full-time sledgehammer operator just to smash enough CDs to handle the demand! But seriously, folks ... the orders keep pouring in for our amazing $7 cracked CD sale, so we'll keep it going at least another week. Here are the details once again:
We have a limited supply of CDs with cracked cases that we are selling at a greatly reduced price. All seven of our titles are available. All of the CDs and booklets are in perfect shape. The cases are in various degrees of disrepair, some are in near-perfect shape while some don't even have cases, but all of them have the CD, the booklet and the tray card, so all you need is a CD case in good condition. I will autograph all of the CDs to help make up for the broken cases.
For a limited time only, we are making them available to our e-mail subscribers for $7 each. We are also putting our remastered "Have Yourself a Parody Little Christmas" six-song CDs on sale for a limited time for $7 each.
Mail orders only. Sorry, no credit cards. Please make checks/money orders payable to ApologetiX.
Shipping & handling is a flat rate of $5 for your entire order, no matter how many you order.
Simply print out this e-mail and fill out the form below and send it in along with your check/money order to the address at the bottom of the order form.
We must receive your check/money order before we ship. Don't worry about contacting us by e-mail. Just send the form via postal mail and include your name and address.
Please list the quantity in the blank space next to the title:
______ Grace Period
______ Keep the Change
______ Biblical Graffiti
______ Jesus Christ Morningstar
______ Radical History Tour
______ Christmas CD
________ TOTAL NUMBER of CDs ordered
x $7 Cost per CD
+ $5 Shipping & Handling
________ TOTAL COST (please make checks/money orders payable to ApologetiX)
City, State, Zip: ________________________________________________________
Please include this order form and print your address information on the order
Send your order, along with your check or money order, to:
Pittsburgh PA 15212-1977
-- J. Jackson Lead Singer/Lyricist ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) www.apologetix.com email@example.com
I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth.