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11.09.18How to Donate Online or by Mail
11.09.18Encouragement from Fans in Five States
11.09.18ApX Airing Again in Australia
11.09.1842nd ApX Episode on Radio This Weekend
11.09.18New Single Brought to You by the Letter L
11.07.18Time for an Update on Our Songbook Update
11.05.18Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
11.05.18New Single, Fan Will Match All Donations This Week
11.02.18We Need Help (Tales of Tall Strangers)
11.01.18New USB Thumb Drives in Stock
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
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07.27.18Good Fan Response to "Bad Foreign Girls"
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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
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07.19.18Clues for This Weekend's Single
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07.13.18Fans React to New Single
07.10.181150 Tracks for $100 (Ends Sunday)
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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
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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?
05.21.18Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
05.18.18Three Great New ApX Videos
05.18.18ApX in Grade School in the Great White North
05.18.18ApX on 30 Different Music Services Worldwide

2017: The Year in Review for ApologetiX
Thu., Jan. 4. 2018 1:51pm EST

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

Back before information was so easily accessible on the internet, I used to love to buy Billboard Magazine's special "Year in Music" issue at the end of each year to read the recap of all that had gone on. Here's our equivalent. Of course, one big difference is that all of those songs made the charts, and none of ours did. :) But we're out to reach hearts, not charts.

In 2017, we celebrated the band's 25th Anniversary (our first concert as ApologetiX was March 27, 1992), while releasing the following four CDs: Very Vicarious, Zebraic, From Hair to Eternity, and, finally, our 50th overall, Xit Ego Lopa. With that CD, we also achieved a longstanding goal of having at least one title for every letter of the alphabet.

Over the course of the year, we released 44 new tracks spoofing 41 different artists (including 11 we'd never spoofed before):

AC/DC, Alice in Chains, Avril Lavigne, Badfinger, Beatles, Bob Seger, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Carole King, Cars, Chicago, Collective Soul, Foreigner, Goo Goo Dolls, Green Day, Joe Bonamassa, John Cougar Mellencamp, John Denver, Journey, Kinks, KISS, Live, Loverboy, Missing Persons, Night Ranger, Poison, Rainbow, Raspberries, REM, REO Speedwagon, Robert Palmer, Rolling Stones, Scorpions, Spin Doctors, 'til Tuesday, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Tommy James and the Shondells, Van Halen, Vapors, and Who.

We would have released more songs than that, but we were kept busy with our 25th Anniversary Show in Wexford PA (Pittsburgh) and our 25th Anniversary Midwest Show in Green Bay WI, and all of the preparations involved. At the big show in Wexford, friends and fans came from the following 30 states and two provinces:

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, plus Ontario and Saskatchewan.

There were 19 performers on stage at one time or another during that show, including:

Wayne Bartley, Joe Cataneo, George Dorow, Abby Haynie, Keith Haynie, Sarah Haynie, Elaine Heitzer, Heather Jackson, J. Jackson, Janna Jackson, Julie Lloyd, Greg Macaluso, Tom Milnes, Bill "Moose" Rieger, Eve Tanner, Jimmy "Vegas" Tanner, Tom Tincha, Chris VonBartheld, and Todd Waites.

We recorded and filmed it for future CD and DVD release, and we've been working on those projects on the side ever since. Furthermore, we've been working on future singles. We've just released our first single of 2018, and our second single is slated for mid-January. But tracks have already been recorded (and are still being recorded) for songs after that, and lyrics are being written for parodies even further in the future.

Of course, our lives are so much more than music. Here are some cool family happenings from 2017:

ApX keyboardist Todd Waites became a grandfather. His granddaughter, Zoe Margaret, was born in January to his daughter, Brittany, and son-in-law, Patrick. ApX guitarist Tom Tincha's daughter Hannah married her fiancé, Sam, in May. Not to be outdone, Tom married his fiancée, Deborah, in November. Meanwhile, my oldest daughter, Janna, who has sung on many of our parodies, got engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Rob, in December.

Praise the Lord for His countless blessings! May God bless us all, everyone (and that means you, too) in 2018!