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ApologetiX in Philadelphia PA, Flint MI & Pittsbur
Thu., Feb. 20. 2003 11:47pm EST

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

1.This Friday: Return to the Philadelphia First Union Spectrum
2.This Saturday: Flint MI, Home of Grand Funk Railroad
3.Friday After Next: Return to Pittsburgh - SOLD OUT
4.Saturday After Next: Second Pittsburgh Show Just Added
5.Karl's Korner: T-Shirt Breakthrough & DVD Preview
6.Recap from Last Saturday Pt. 1 - J. & Lisa's Excellent Adventure/Bogus Journey
7.Recap from Last Saturday Pt. 2 - Praise Reports from the Promoter
8.Micah #5 Reaches #1 So Christmas CD is $7
9.ApologetiX Featured in Where It's @ Magazine
10.Upcoming Concerts (Includes New Ones
in Oklahoma City & San Diego)


Friday, February 21, 2003 at 9:45 PM
Opening act: Phantoms vs. Albany River Rats Ice Hockey Game
Tickets: $8 child, $13 adult
First Union Spectrum
3601 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Contact, 215-465-4522 (mention the "wzzd
concert" WEBSITE:


In the song "We're in American Band," Grand Funk Railroad warned us they were coming to our town, so we'd like to warn them that for the second year in a row, we're coming to THEIR town ... Flint MI! Actually, Grand Funk lead singer/guitarist Mark Farner became a born again Christian in the 1980's and released at least three Christian albums (I had the first and third ones), including a remake of the band's #3 hit "Some Kind of Wonderful."

Saturday, February 22, 2003 8:00 PM
$10 advance, $12 at the door
First General Baptist Church
1102 W. Hemphill Road
Flint, MI 48507-2381
CONTACT: Church office 810-232-2674


Friday, February 28, 2003 at 7:30 PM

SOLD OUT - See Below for New Show

Cranberry United Presbyterian Church
2662 Rochester Road
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
CONTACT: (Church) 724-776-5310
website: With special guest, TRI


Saturday, March 1, 2003 at 7 PM
(Note Saturday show is at 7 p.m.,
Friday is at 7:30 p.m.)
(Friday's Concert is Sold Out)
Cranberry United Presbyterian Church 2662 Rochester Road
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
CONTACT: (Church) 724-776-5310
Tickets $10.00 in advance; $12.00 at the door
website: With special guest, TRI


Karl Messner, lead guitarist and producer for ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) here.

Two quick updates as I reach up through the snow to my Powerbook on the surface:

First, I finally got some of our cool shirts back from the factory. We'll be shipping them out around Monday. If you didn't get your order in, you're going to wish you had:

Second, we've started work on a DVD for this Summer (God willing) and just as a teaser to those who were at the first concert that was filmed for it (Clinton, MO), I threw up a teaser ad for it on our Photo Gallery. Now some folks said they had trouble with it, so I looked, and sure enough, I had done something wrong. But if you have the latest quicktime from you should be able to see the preview (If not, I can't help) But hopefully you can! Go to the Photo Gallery, check out the picture from the various concerts (links at top) and if you see yourself, click on the photo and click "send me a message" it'll send that photo and your message to me.

Then at the top, the second "concert" is "DVD PREVIEW" and that's where you can check that out!


You know, I went to Dairy Queen (with our good friends Dave Barnett and Robin the Girl Wonder) before the concert in Floyds Knobs IN near Louisville KY this past Saturday, but not one of us ordered a Blizzard. They must have been giving them out free with every order.

Thanks to you brave souls who faced the ice, snow and bitter cold to come see us with opening band Alabaster Box in Floyds Knobs IN near Louisville KY this past Saturday. The weather was bad, and I knew that already, because I had spent the previous few days UNDER it! My congestion took a serious toll on my voice before and during the concert, so I was relieved when we finally finished up for the evening. That relief was short-lived.

As my lovely wife, Lisa, can attest, Kentucky doesn't see much bad winter weather, and she and I had originally planned to take a rental car to her folks' in sunny Southwestern Kentucky on Sunday and fly back from Louisville to Pittsburgh on Monday, but the rest of the state was supposedly a sheet of ice, so we attempted to change our flight to Sunday, and when we couldn't do that after spending two hours in line at the airport, we elected to drive the 6.5 hours back to Pittsburgh.

It all started out so nicely. The weather wasn't too bad in Kentucky, but the snow got progressively worse in Ohio until we were one of the only cars on the road, just trying to make it to civilization and away from places that were slated for 24 inches of snow. When we finally made it to the West Virginia border, we were going 20-30 mph in a 70 mph zone, and just hoping to get home safely or to find a hotel that wouldn't be entirely buried the next day.

After seeing so few vehicles for so long, we were unprepared for what awaited us right outside of Wheeling WV. We came upon a long line of other vehicles, mostly 18-wheelers, and found ourselves stuck in a five-mile traffic jam backed up on a mountainous stretch near Wheeling WV with no way to turn off or turn around. To top it off, both of our cell phones ran out of power almost simultaneously (But at least we weren't by ourselves ... there were hundreds of people out there with us!), and we didn't have our car chargers, just two chargers that plug into walls! Our biggest concern was that we had our nine-month-old daughter, Heather, with us, and even though she's a great traveler, we didn't want to run out of gas in the cold.

I found out from some truckers that the back-up was caused by two trucks that had jackknifed several miles ahead. We were there for at least 2.5 hours as the snow continued to pile up and our gas gage gradually made its way toward "E." We remembered Paul and Silas in Acts 16 and tried to praise God in the situation, and there were definitely things to be thankful for. First of all, we had refueled not too long before that. Second, better to be at a stand still than in an accident. Third, Heather slept just about the entire time. And so much more.

Thankfully, God answered our prayers (Actually there were two specific times and situations when the whole thing seemed hopeless and after some particularly fervent prayer, we saw God give us some very miraculous breakthroughs), and even though the 18-wheelers were stuck there all night, the cars were eventually able to make a way to go against the flow of traffic (Don't worry; that's how it had to be done, and there was no risk no opposing traffic) and get across the road at the U-turn access on the median strip.


Here's a very encouraging email we just received from John Connor, the concert promoter who worked so hard to bring us to Floyds Knobs IN last Saturday:

Thanks again for doing such a great job last weekend at "The Great Late Night Kentuckiana Ice Storm Concert". While the attendance wasn't exactly what we were hoping for, I know that God was glorified by everything that you did. Your goofing around and ministry with the youth at the airport, your flexibility around the special effects rain stage that was waiting for you, your interaction with our youth group before and after the concert, and the music and words shared during the concert were all ways that God used you to touch the lives around you. Here are some other examples that I have been hearing from people:

** A coworker that doesn't believe in the inspiration of Scripture purchased 6 CD's, ** A 40-something year old mother told me that hearing "Narrow Way to Heaven" was enough to make the drive in awful weather worth it, ** Another 40-something year old mother said her husband was listening to your CD in bed that night after the concert, ** That same man told me he was about to pull out a lighter on "Cheap Birds", ** My boss asked me to get a couple of CD's for him since he wasn't able to make the concert. He and his wife both love them! ** A young boy asked me if you were going to do "Smooth Grandmama". I told him that I wasn't sure since J was having some problems with his voice. As if on cue, that was the next song. Awesome! ** Several people have told me that they were very impressed by not only the musical talent and versatility, but especially the power of the words. **Everyone is looking forward to the next time that you will be in the area and we hope that it is very soon.

Each one of you touched several people with your love for our Lord Jesus and your enthusiasm in His service this weekend. God has given you a very special and powerful way to minister for Him and I know through the conversations that I had with each of you that you are humbled by the opportunities. Our prayers are with you as you continue to serve Him. Thank you.

John Connor


I'm happy to report that Micah #5 just hit #1 on the CM Radio Internet Christian radio chart. Thanks to all of our fans who requested it without us even asking them to! See for yourself:

In honor of the event, for a limited time, we'll make our six-song CD, "Have Yourself a Parody Little Christmas," on which it appears available for only $7 plus $3 shipping. Apparently, it's not just for Christmas anymore. Please note that this CD does not come with a jewel case, because it is an EP. It will be shipped directly to you in a cardboard sleeve. However, the CD itself is professionally mastered and duplicated and looks and plays just like our other CDs. Actually, we think it contains a few of our finest moments, and the songs are really appropriate for all the four seasons, especially track #2 :)

The CD includes the following songs:

1. "Micah No. 5" -
Parody of "Mambo No. 5" by Lou Bega
2. "Late December 5 or 6 B.C. (Oh Holy Night)" -
Parody of "December 1963 (Oh What a Night)" by the Four Seasons
3. "Santa Claus" (It's not what you think, though) -
Parody of "Panama" by Van Halen
4. "Hotel Can't Afford Ya" (Newly recorded version) -
Parody of "Hotel California" by the Eagles
5. "Manger" (same version as "Keep the Change") -
Parody of "Angel" by Shaggy with Rayvon
6. "Christmasnite" (same version as "Keep the Change") -
Parody of "Kryptonite" by Three Doors Down

Mail orders only. Sorry, no credit cards. Please make checks/money orders payable to ApologetiX.

Shipping & handling is a flat rate of $3 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:

ApologetiX, 1343 Davis Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212-1977. Please write your name and address on the order and specify that you want the Christmas CD and how many copies.


For a brand new feature story on ApologetiX published in Where It's @ Magazine, affiliated with Eastern Illinois University, check out this link:


As promised, we're adding shows to this list every week, and this week includes return trips to Oklahoma City OK and San Diego CA.

There are many other concerts in the works that are not yet listed below, 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 at or Burke Communications at 949-770-3001 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST).

Feb 21 - Philadelphia PA
Feb 22 - Flint MI Feb 28 - Cranberry Twp PA ** Sold out Saturday added ** Mar 01 - Cranberry Twp PA Mar 06 - Indianapolis IN Mar 15 - Garfield Heights OH Mar 21 - McGaheysville VA Mar 22 - Lancaster PA Mar 28 - Greenleaf WI Mar 29 - Fort Benning GA (Columbus) Apr 05 - Welling OK (OKC) Apr 12 - Pensacola FL Apr 26 - Corpus Christi TX May 02 - Roseville MN (private event for 31 churches) May 09 - Portage MI May 11 - Waynesboro MO (closed concert) May 24 - Johnstown NY May 30 - Boulder City NV Jun 14 - El Cajon CA (San Diego) Jun 25 - Paducah KY Jun 26 - Milwaukee WI Jul 04 - Franklin NC Jul 05 - Mayfield KY Jul 16 - Brownwood TX Aug 05 - Kingdom Bound, NY Aug 17 - Fremont NE Aug 23 - Cincinnati OH Sep 6 - Marion OH Sep 7 - Marion OH Sep 13 - Fairfield IL



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

Deuteronomy 13:1-3
If a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a miraculous sign or wonder, and if the sign or wonder of which he has spoken takes place, and he says, "Let us follow other gods" (gods you have not known) "and let us worship them," you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. The LORD your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul.