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07.20.17Minnesota Couple Will Reunite at Anniversary Show
07.20.17Get Our Complete Library on USB
07.20.17New CD BOGO Sale Ends Soon
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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
03.24.17Moose Music: Rieger Releases Solo Project
03.21.17New Single Spoofs 70s & 90s
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

ApologetiX August: GA, PA, OH, IL, IN, TN, ME
Sat., Aug. 7. 2004 1:23pm EDT

1. Friday (Tonight): Fayetteville GA (Atlanta Area)
2. Saturday: Greensburg PA (Pittsburgh Area)
3. Next Weekend: Cleveland OH, Rockford IL & Indianapolis IN
4. Two Weeks Out: LA, TN & PA
5. Three Weeks Out: ME, OH & VA
6. "Downer of a Sister" Hits the National Charts
7. Encouraging Card of the Week
8. Congrats to Karl & Deb
9. A Note from Keith (the Quiet One) 10. Upcoming Concerts

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

I'm writing this email to you on our way back from Kingdom Bound '04, at Six Flags at Darien Lake, near Buffalo NY. Actually, we're on our way back from Canada, specifically Niagara Falls, where we rode the Maid of the Mist and gave the Haynie and Jackson kids their first taste of Canada (Bill's kids came, too, but they had been to Canada once already when we played in Toronto on New Year's Eve in 2002.)

Kingdom Bound is so close to the Great White North and draws so many Canadian visitors, we figured it would be a shame not to return the favor, eh? We also got word from a Canadian radio personality and concert promoter yesterday that we may be doing a Canadian tour in the near future. That's all the information I have on that for now, though. Ironically, we met one of his co-workers at the falls today. It's a small world after all ... especially when you serve a big God!

Thanks to all of you who showed up for our performance at Kingdom Bound. Once again, it rained for most of the day (I think that's happened all five times we've played there), but the weather was fine by the time we played (as usual, thank the Lord). We came up a day early so we could watch Audio Adrenaline in concert (a few weeks ago at Sonshine '04 in Minnesota, their drummer, Ben, asked our drummer, Bill, to be his drum tech for the evening ... but we had to get on the road and missed out), and we stayed after our show, so we could see Petra and the Newsboys. Yeah, we like watching Christian concerts, too!

Friday night ("tonight," by the time you receive this email) we'll be in Atlanta for a concert with Dove-award winners By the Tree, plus Someday New, Jubal's Kin. and The East.

On Saturday, we'll actually be playing in my hometown of Greensburg, PA, about an hour from Pittsburgh. It's part of a two-day festival featuring other nationally known artists such as Mark Lowry, Plus One, Jeremy Camp, 4-Him, FFH, Lincoln Brewster, Rock n Roll Worship Circus, Denver and The Mile High Orchestra, Witness Protection Program, and former Pittsburgh Steeler and Pro Football Hall of Famer Mel Blount. Pretty cool!

1. Friday (Tonight): Fayetteville GA (Atlanta Area)

Friday, August 6, 2004 at 6:30 p.m.
(Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
The Villages Amphitheater (Near Fayette Country High School)
Lafayette Street (Tiger Trail)
Fayetteville, GA

Please note that this event has been moved to a new, larger venue (as opposed to the one mentioned in last week's newsletter) to handle the crowd. Here's a message from the concert's promoter, John Paone, the visionary behind Atlanta's blockbuster annual fall Christian music festival, 4 Nights in October:

"This Friday the 6th of August there is a free concert at the Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville, Ga. By The Tree (two-time Dove award winners), ApologetiX, (that incredible parody band), Someday New, Jubal's Kin. and The East will all be appearing. There will also be free food and drinks for all. "The amphitheater is located in Fayetteville near Fayette County High School on Tiger Trail. The concert starts at 6:30 pm with gates opening at 5:30 pm.

"This concert is open to everyone and is the final event in a week of community service being sponsored by Square Foot Ministry, U-Night 17, over seventeen local churches and J93.3. What a way to end the summer and kick off a new school year. Bring your friends, family, and youth groups. "Jorge Valdez, former head of the Medellin Drug Cartel will be sharing how his unexpected encounter with God changed his life forever. If you have never heard Jorge's testimony you won't want to miss this." We hope to see you all this Friday at 6:30 pm at the Villages amphitheater.

2. Saturday: Greensburg PA (Pittsburgh Area)

Saturday, August 7, 2004 (ApologetiX plays at 5:30 p.m)
Forgiven Festival
(Includes Many National Artists - See Below)
Main Stage Westmoreland County Fairgrounds
Greensburg, PA 15601
CONTACT: 724-205-3361

Opening bands: Witness Protection Program, Everlife, Rock and Roll Worship Circus Festival runs Friday and Saturday, August 6 & 7. Additional artists on MAIN STAGE include: Mark Lowry, Witness Protection Program, Plus One, Jeremy Camp, 4-Him, FFH, Lincoln Brewster, Rock n Roll Worship Circus, Denver and The Mile High Orchestra, Mel Blount. Additional stages include: The Godstock Stage, The Senior Stage, The Children's Stage, The Acoustic Stage TICKETS also available through itickets and Christian Happenings: Two-Day Passes if purchased before show dates: Individual Group Partner Sr. Partner Visionary Adult (18-54) $59.00 $49.00 $44.10 $39.20 $34.30 Teens(13-17) $49.00 $39.00 $35.10 $31.20 $27.30 Children (6-12) $39.00 $29.00 $26.10 $23.20 $20.30 Children (0-5) Free Free Free Free Free Seniors (55+) $49.00 $39.00 $35.10 $31.20 $27.30 Note: ID required to verify age at the gate.

3. Next Weekend: Cleveland OH, Rockford IL & Indianapolis IN

Friday, August 13, 2004 at 7 p.m.
Tickets $10 Adavance $15 Door
Messiah Lutheran Church
21485 Lorain Road
Fairview Park, OH (Cleveland Area) 44126
CONTACT: Dave Ressler 440-356-9945

Saturday, August 14, 2004 call for time
WQFL 30th Anniversary Concert
Rock Solid Music & Family Fest
First Evangelical Free Church
Summerwood Amphitheater
2223 N. Mulford road
Rockford, IL 61107
For more info 815-623-2236
Tickets $18 Advance $22 Door
Purchase tickets at area Rockford Bookstores, WQFL Radio Major credit cards accepted

Sunday, August 15, 2004 at 5 p.m.
Tickets $10 and can be purchased at church,
Sharon's website,
Family Christian Store,
Berean Store, or
Light and Life Bookstore
Valley Mills Christian Church
5555 Kentucky Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46221-4417
CONTACT: Sharon Smith 317-839-9933
Church WEBSITE: Church
PHONE: 317-831-8186

4. Two Weeks Out: LA, TN & PA

Saturday, August 21, 2004 at 7 p.m.
West Ouachica High School Auditorium
4061 Caples Road
Calhoun, LA
Tickets $10 advance, $15 door, can be purchased with all major credit cards at Lifeway Christian Store/Monroe 318-325-0336 and
Blessings Christian Store in West Monroe 318-323-7440
Sponsored by Awana Club of First Baptist Church
Calhoun and 88.7 the Cross (WAOYfm)
CONTACT: church 318-644-5101

Sunday, August 22, 2004 at 7 p.m.
Appalachian Fairgrounds
Gray, TN 37615
$3 tickets!
Sponsored by WOW 1090 RADIO
CONTACT: Barry Brickey WOW 1090 423-878-6279

Monday, August 23, 2004 at 8:30 p.m.
Stage TBA
Elizabethtown Fair
E. High Street
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Admission is FREE
For more information: 717-367-6586

5. Three Weeks Out: ME, OH & VA

Friday, August 27, 2004 at 8 p.m.
Festival starts at 3:00 PM
Ticketed Event call for prices
Acadiafest/Family Bible Church
460 High Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605
CONTACT: Church 207-667-9586 OR
Kelly 207-667-9650

Saturday, August 28, 2004 at 6 p.m.
WAKW Family Fest
Parky's Farm in Winton Woods (Hamilton County Park District)
10073 Daly Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45231
Tickets $2 per person
CONTACT: WAKW Radio Station Office 513-542-9393

Sunday, August 29, 2004 at 7 p.m.
Community Fellowship Church of the Nazarene
2959 Hermitage Road
Waynesboro, VA 22980
Tickets $7 Advance and $10 door
Family Christian in Harrisonburg,Staunton,
Sharon Bookstore in Waynesboro and
Church Office
CONTACT: Church 540-943-5064

6. "Downer of a Sister" Hits the National Charts

"Downer of a Sister," the recently released third single from our "Adam Up" CD, is now spinning on 36 stations after only two weeks. It just debuted at #12 on the ChristianBEATS Modern/College Rock charts, and also just entered the Top 40 on their regular rock charts. Wait till they get a hold of the video! Our lead guitarist and producer, Karl Messner, says it's just about ready to release to Christian T.V.

7. Encouraging Card of the Week

We received a fantastic "Thank You" card this week from a young fan in Pennsylvania named Ben Delp, and it made our day, so we'd like to share it with you:

"I am writing you guys to thank you for the great parodies. I asked Christ into my life listening to the parody "I Want in That Place" and "Every Crown Has Its Thorns."

When will you guys be playing in Hershey PA at the Giant Center or Hershey Stadium? Are you guys coming out with a brand new CD? Well, keep up the good work. God bless you all. Jesus loves you."

Thanks, Ben Delp

8. Congrats to Karl & Deb

On July 30, ApologetiX lead guitarist/producer Karl Messner and his wife, Deb, celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary. Way to go, Karl & Deb! Incidentally, the rest of the band members all have wedding anniversaries in the six-day span between June 3-9.

9. A Note from Keith (the Quiet One)

Ceith's Corner:

First of all, I would like to thank all of you who have cleaned out your closets/attics/garages and sent me your old video games! It has been a real blessing to me; I have made a lot of friends and have found a lot of fellow collectors through this adventure. I am still looking for a few items to complete my personal vintage video game collection. If anyone is interested in selling, trading, or donating something they no longer have a use for, please email me, I'll be glad to take it off of your hands! Some specific items that I'm looking for are:

Astrocade, Pong, Colleco Tank Combat, Fairchild F, Turbo Grafx, Vectrex System, Sega Nomad, Sega Game Gear, Arcadia, any hand-held games, all systems from the past to the present, even if they are not working.

If you are a fellow game enthusiast and just want to talk shop, feel free to email me at I would love to hear from you! Thanks for helping feed my vintage-video-game addiction!

Keith Haynie Bass Player, ApologetiX

10. Upcoming Concerts

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).

Aug 06 - Fayetteville/Atlanta, GA Aug 07 - Greensburg, PA Aug 13 - Fairview, OH Aug 14- Rockford, IL Aug 15 - Indianapolis, IN Aug 21 - Calhoun, LA Aug 22 - Gray, TN Aug 23- Elizabethtown, PA Aug 27 - Ellsworth, ME Aug 28 - Cincinnati, OH Aug 29 - Waynesboro, VA Sep 05 - Erie PA Sep 10 - 12 West Linn, OR Sep 18 - Alton IL Sep 25 - State College, PA Oct 02 - Grand Rapids, MI Oct 09 - Peachtree City, GA Dec 31 - Smithland, KY



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

Matthew 13:27-30
(Jesus is speaking) "The owner's servants came to him and said, 'Sir, didn't you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?' 'An enemy did this,' he replied. "The servants asked him, 'Do you want us to go and pull them up?' 'No,' he answered, 'because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.' "