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11.19.18New Single: Top 10 Hits from the 70s & 80s
11.19.18Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
11.16.18Keith's Daughter to Release EP This Month
11.16.18The Title and Theme of Our Upcoming 53rd CD
11.16.1843rd ApX Episode on Radio This Weekend
11.16.18Clues for This Weekend's Single
11.16.18How to Donate Online or by Mail
11.16.18New USB Thumb Drives in Stock
11.09.18Encouragement from Fans in Five States
11.09.18ApX Airing Again in Australia
11.09.18New Single Brought to You by the Letter L
11.07.18Time for an Update on Our Songbook Update
11.05.18New Single, Fan Will Match All Donations This Week
11.02.18We Need Help (Tales of Tall Strangers)
11.01.18How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
11.01.18Clues for Our Next Single
11.01.18More Musical Reasons to Be Optimistic
11.01.18Encouragement from TX, MO, SC & CA
10.31.18Parody Plans for the Next Three Months
10.29.18Buy Any CD, Get 1 Free (Ends Friday)
10.26.18The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
10.23.18New Single: Two Bands We've Never Spoofed Before
10.20.18Free DVD with Any CD (Ends Sunday Night)
10.20.18Where Have You Gone, Joe Cataneo?
10.20.18Clues for Tomorrow Night's Single
10.12.18Update on Last Week's Prayer Request
10.12.18Revisiting Last Week's Clues
10.12.18Math Tutor Gets Music Lesson from ApX Fan
10.08.18New Single Should Be Rated G
10.05.18Prayer Request & Praise Report from Louisville KY
10.05.18Here's Our Sequel to "The Borean Identity"
10.05.18From a Pastor, Teacher, and Dad in Duluth MN
10.04.18Over 1150 Tracks for $100 (Ends Sunday)
10.04.18Clues for This Weekend's Single
10.01.18Following Up on Last Week's Newsletter
09.28.18Unfortunately, We Still Need Help and Prayer
09.28.18What's on Tap for October
09.25.18New Single (Alphabet Soup)
09.20.18The Borean Identity: A Family of Fans in WA
09.20.18BOGO Deal on New CD Ends Sunday
09.19.18Something for All You Completists Out There
09.19.18Clues for Our Upcoming Single
09.17.18New CD Deal Ends Sunday: Buy 1, Get 1 of 28 CDs Free
09.14.18There's Something About Nichey
09.14.18ApX & Timmy D Back on the Air in Philly
09.12.18New Single: 2 Smashes from the 70's
09.07.18Encouragement from Fans in 22 States
09.07.18Clues for Our Next Single
09.04.18ApologetiX Needs Help & Prayer Now
08.30.18Sensational Sentiments from 7 States
08.30.18Watch Tom Milnes Preach Online
08.28.18New Single: All-American 80's
08.27.18ApX on NPR? That's Twisted
08.24.18ApX Alum Launches New Church
08.24.18Clues for This Wkd's Single
08.24.18Multitudes Pay Respects to Keith Harrold
08.23.18What's on the New CD?
08.22.18New ApX Video: We Will Walk Through
08.17.18More Memories of Keith Harrold from a Band Wife
08.17.18In Memoriam: Keith Harrold
08.17.18ApX on the Go in New Jersey
08.14.18New Single: Summer of '83
08.10.18Three Big Reasons We Do This (from TN, IN & CO)
08.10.18More Fans Respond to Our Last Single
08.10.18Catch This Cool Colorado Correspondence
08.10.18Clues for Our Next Single
08.02.18He's Not a Fan of Those Bands, But ...
08.02.18Request from a DJ in WA
08.02.18The Title and Theme of Our Next CD
08.02.18The Stories Behind Our Next Single
07.29.18This Week's News Items
07.27.18Good Fan Response to "Bad Foreign Girls"
07.27.18Fans Make Fans Who Make More Fans
07.26.18New Single: Both By British Bands
07.20.18How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
07.20.18Minnesota Fan Finds New Use for ApX Music
07.19.18Happy Birthday to the Boys in the Band
07.19.18APX Guitarist a Grandpa Again
07.19.18Clues for This Weekend's Single
07.15.18We Need Help, Las Vegas Sends Encouragement
07.13.18What Happened in Toledo Stayed in Toledo
07.13.18Fans React to New Single
07.10.181150 Tracks for $100 (Ends Sunday)
07.10.18Half Off CDs, MP3s, & DVDs (Ends Sunday)
07.10.18New Single: Guns N' Roses & Elton John
07.07.18Praise Report on Last Week's Prayer Request
07.07.18Clues for This Weekend's Single
07.03.18Half Off CDs & MP3s (Ends Monday)
06.30.18Prayer Request for Lee & Lois
06.30.18Recording Update: Lots of Good News
06.30.18Here's the Latest Goody in Our Australian Mailbag
06.25.18New Single: Resurrection Collection (70's & 80's)
06.20.18It's a Nice Day for a Non-ApX Wedding
06.20.18Corny Commentary on Our Last Single
06.20.18Clues for This Week's Single
06.15.18Quebec Pastor Plans 8000-Mile ApX Marathon
06.08.18Urgent Prayer Request from African Missionary
06.08.18Recording Update: You Can't Make This Stuff Up
05.29.18Fan Will Match All Donations This Week
05.24.18Update: What's Going On & What's Gone Wrong?

We Need Help Again What's Going on?
Wed., Apr. 30. 2014 11:40pm EDT

In case you missed our appeal letter on April 24, here's what it said:

J. Jackson, lead singer and lyricist for ApologetiX here.

In January, I shared my vision for 2014 with our fans in our newsletter:

"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. I believe God has given us some very powerful songs to share."

I also said that I wanted to make more music available on a donation basis whenever possible.

A third of the year is almost over. Creatively, it's been a great success. Financially, we need help.

CREATIVE

We've released 10 tracks thus far, but we've actually finished 20, and should have 22 by April's end. And half of those feature lyrics I just got recently.

I had a crazy dream of us finishing 50 this year; we're on a pace for 66! I don't know what our final total will be, but God provides new lyrics each week.

I'm very pleased with the lyrics, topics, performances, and production. He's given us an incredible team, including alumni, family, and friends.

Every download has been available for a donation of any size, which makes the music affordable for everybody.

I encourage anyone who gets our downloads to share them with others. They're meant to reach the lost and teach the rest. Use them!

FINANCIAL

You'd think we'd get a great response to such a great deal. Actually, only one half of one percent of fans are taking advantage of it.

Some fans are waiting till we release CDs. We do have plans for multiple CDs, but each has specialized themes and genres, so we need to wait till other tracks are done. The CDs will contain songs from the donation downloads plus many other tracks that won't be released as singles.

In the meantime, we still have to pay the folks who perform on and produce these recordings. While we're recording, we can't tour as much, but we can reach many more people and places through recordings.

We do need to tour some to help pay the bills, though. Our bus needs inspected by the end of this month, and it'll need work to make it roadworthy.

Bus repairs are costly, and there are many other business expenses involved in maintaining a full-time ministry that currently supports six families with 18 kids.

I estimate we'll need $17,500 in the next two weeks to keep us current. That doesn't count the fact that the band is still two months behind on my paychecks.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

I've shared my vision. Would you like to share in it? Any of these four things would help:

1. Pray (it's free, but it's priceless)
2. Get our CDs, songbook, or downloads at apologetix.com/store
3. Donate online at: apologetix.com/store/store-donate.php
4. Donate by check payable to "ApologetiX" and sent to ApologetiX, 208 Charlemma Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15214-1414

This email goes out to all of our fans, so please don't fret if you can't give. God will provide. We're just making our needs known.

J.

J. Jackson
ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band)