J.'s Vision for ApologetiX in 2014
Thu., Jan. 30. 2014 12:40am EST
People often ask what my vision is for the future of ApologetiX. I usually tell them I take it one day at a time. But I do have a vision for 2014:
This Friday will be my 26th born-again birthday. One of my biggest influences musically as a new Christian was a guy named Keith Green.
Keith Green died in a plane crash six years before I ever heard of him, but he left behind a wealth of great Christian music to inspire me.
I've now lived over 20 years longer than he. Thankfully, Mick Jagger still has 21 years on me, Steven Tyler has 15, and "Weird Al" has five.
I hope to live to see my five kids all grow up and have families of their own, and I'd love to keep doing ApologetiX for many more years.
Nevertheless, I feel compelled to put out as much music as I can this year. Over the years, I've written many more parodies than we've been able to record. I believe this is the time to get it recorded and out there.
We already have about 40 songs in the works for 2014, and I'd like to put out more. I believe God has given us some very powerful songs to share.
This is a big matter of faith. It costs money to make the music (paying musicians, producers, manufacturers), and we're making more of it available at lower cost.
Moreover, in the last year, we've made several musical projects available to fans for a donation of any size. We want to do more of those, including the two new songs we just introduced this week.
That's something Keith Green tried, and I know from reading his biography that it wasn't easy. But I'm going with my God-guided gut and plenty of prayer. Please keep us in your prayers, too.