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12.13.19Clues for Our 22nd Single of 2019
12.12.19How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
12.12.19How to Help the Studio Where We Record (It's Free)
12.12.19More from Micah, ApX Alum on Amazon
12.11.19Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
12.11.19New USBs in Stock (Includes New CD)
12.11.19Bible-Reading Update: All Jeremiah, All the Time
12.11.19ApX Episode 99 Airs This Wkd
12.11.19Order Soon to Ensure Christmas Delivery
12.11.19New CD in Stock and Shipped to Fans
12.06.19ApX Guitarist Doing Well After Serious Surgery
12.04.19Try Micah: ApX Alum's Amazon Store Is Great for Gifts
12.01.19New Single: '75 & '92
11.30.19Christmas Playlist: 31 Songs for 31 December Days
11.30.19Christmas Special: Buy 1 DVD, Get 1 Free
11.30.19Clues for Our 21st Single of 2019
11.30.19How to Donate Online or by Mail
11.23.19Only 10 USB Thumb Drives Left
11.22.19Prehysterical: What's in a Name?
11.22.19What's on the Prehysterical CD?
11.22.19Update on ApX Webmaster: Out of the Hospital
11.16.19Will There Be a New CD in Time for Christmas?
11.16.19New Single: '72 & '82
11.09.19Clues for 20th Single of 2019
11.08.19Over 1250 Tracks for $100 Ends Sunday
11.02.19The Stories Behind the Songs on the New Single
11.01.19Song Features ApX, Journey & Firehouse Alumni
10.28.19New Single: Classic-Rock Double-Shot
10.25.19ApX Webmaster's Health Woes Continue
10.25.19Condolences to ApX Guitarist Wayne Bartley
10.24.19From the Midwest, Southwest, and Great White North
10.24.19Clues for Our 19th Single of 2019
10.24.19Over 1250 Tracks for $100 (Ends Soon)
10.18.19Happy Anniversary, ApX Rhythm Section
10.17.19Over 1250 Tracks for $100
10.14.19New Single: 60's & 70's Rockers
10.12.1910 Statements from 10 States
10.11.19Clues for Our 19th Single of '19
10.07.19New CD Deal Ends Thursday
10.07.19New CD BOGO Deal Ends Thursday
10.04.19Prayers for a Fan in Greeneville TN
10.04.19New Video from ApX 25th Anniversary Show
10.02.19New CD in Stock: Buy 1, Get 1 of 29 CDs Free
09.30.19New Single: 70's & 90's
09.26.19What's on the New CD, Conspiracy No. 56?
09.20.19Next CD to Ship Next Wednesday
09.20.19The Story Behind Our New Single Cover
09.20.19ApX Adds New Song to Its Resurrection Playlist
09.17.19New Single: Back Talk & Bethany
09.13.19Clues for This Weekend's Single
09.13.19Next CD is at the Duplicator, What's the Title?
09.13.19Encouragement from Texas via Illinois and Minnesota
09.13.19Condolences to ApX Guitarist Tom Milnes
09.06.19A Special Prayer Request for Al
09.06.19I Love Apostle Paul: The Book?
09.06.19USB Thumb Drives on the Way
09.03.19New Single: Summers of '77 & '88
08.30.19Clues for Our Upcoming 15th Single
08.30.19Non-Stop ApX in New Jersey
08.30.19Prayers for Our Webmaster
08.27.19Two Fans Will Match All Donations Thru Saturday
08.27.19Over 1200 Tracks for $100 Thru Saturday
08.23.19Topical Paradise: New Parody Themes on the Horizon
08.20.19New Single: Heartland Rock
08.17.19More Prayers for Our Webmaster
08.17.19Mood-Altering Messages from 7 States/Provinces
08.17.19BOGO CD Downloads Thru Sunday Night
08.16.19Clues for Our Next Single
08.09.19More Mail from AZ, CA, IN, MI, OH & WY
08.09.19Fans Respond to Our New Single
08.09.19Florida Fan Sends Some Serious Sunshine
08.09.19New Single: 70s, 80s, & 90s
08.06.19USB Drives Going Fast
08.01.19Double-Shot of Encouragement from Fans in OH
08.01.19ApX Used in Hoosier House-Church Network
08.01.19ApX Parody Making an Impact in South Africa
08.01.19ApX for Art's Sake: Christian Culture in Colorado
08.01.19ApX Ministry "Igniting New Faith" in England
08.01.19Mexico Church Plans to Use ApX and Hymns
07.27.19Latest Single Affects Fan on Many Angles
07.27.19Over 1200 Tracks for $100 (Ends Wednesday)
07.27.19Webmaster Hospitalized Again
07.27.19New USB Thumb Drives Include New CD
07.23.19In Case You Missed Our New Single
07.19.19Beatle-Dee & Beatle-Dumb: Date Night with J.
07.19.19New Single Here at Last, Webmaster Out of Hospital
07.14.19CD BOGO Ends Tonight, Webmaster Still Hospitalized
07.13.19We Still Need Help & Prayer
07.13.19New CD BOGO Deal Ends Monday
07.13.19New Single Still Delayed, Webmaster Still Hospitalized
07.09.19Good News, Bad News & Ugly News
07.05.19Clues for Our 12th Single of 2019
07.05.19A Dozen Long-Stemmed Reasons to Carry On
07.01.19We Need Help but There's Strength in the Struggle
06.28.19What's "That's Unbelief" About?
06.26.19New Single: 50's & 80's
06.21.19ApologetiX Anonymous: Letter from a Source with No Name
06.20.19Clues for Our Next Single
06.13.19Title and Theme of Our Next CD
06.13.19Bible-Reading Update (Another ApX Alum Joins)

Bagpiper Believes in ApologetiX
Thu., Mar. 13. 2014 10:53am EDT

AC/DC famously sang, "It's a long way to the top if you wanna to rock 'n' roll" in a song with those words as its title. That song is part of a select few rock songs to have a genuine bagpiper. We recently discovered that ApologetiX is one of a select few Christian parody bands to have a genuine bagpiper as a fan. We noticed that one of our fans had the word "bagpiper" in his email address, so we just had to ask. Here's what he said:

Yep, I'm a real bagpiper! I'm actually the only person in the world to hold a degree in music education having earned said degree with the bagpipe as my major instrument. On the competition scene I'm modestly successful, having ended the 2013 season ranked 37th out of 534 active, solo competitors in our region.

Pittsburgh is kind of known for producing good pipers, and I'm proud to call it my hometown. Now I teach bagpiping full time at a high school in a little town called Woodstock, in Virginia ("The Other Woodstock"). If you ever want to incorporate the pipes into one of your recordings, I'd be happy to drive up from VA for it!

I really believe in what you do. The first Apologetix CD I heard was Jesus Christ Morningstar, and I loved the parody "John 1:1." After that, I was hooked. I've learned a lot from your songs, and have experienced ongoing enjoyment from them for the last 12-plus years. A lot of the others have grown on me too, but with each release I especially enjoy your parodies of the oldies. Keep it up!

Sean Regan
Woodstock VA
Guess it's time for us to start working on a parodies of "Sky Pilot" (the Animals), "Mull of Kintyre" (Wings), and "It's a Long Way to the Top if You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll" (AC/DC). Or maybe we could replace the simulated bagpipes in "Run Run Away" (Slade), "In a Big Country" (Big Country), and "Copperhead Road" (Steve Earle) with the real thing.