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10.25.21New Single Today, New CD Any Day Now
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10.25.21How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
10.22.21Four Members Celebrate ApX Anniversaries
10.22.21Sad Prayer Request Update: Angela Walker
10.22.21Influential Albums: 526-532
10.22.21Bible-Reading Update: Proverbs 16-Isaiah 6
10.21.21Clues for 2021 Single #18
10.16.21Prayer Request Updates: Angela Walker & Bill Turner
10.15.21Another Rieger Daughter Becomes a Bride
10.15.21Influential Albums: 519-525
10.14.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 17th Single
10.13.21New Single: '85 & '86
10.09.21Updated on Three Prayer Requests from Last Week
10.08.21How to Donate Online or by Mail
10.08.21Influential Albums: 512-518
10.08.21What's on the Never, but Then Again Before CD?
10.04.21This Week's News Bulletin
10.03.21Important Prayer Requests from Three Fans
10.03.21Influential Albums: 505-511
10.02.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 16th Single
10.02.21Get Over 1400 Tracks for $100 This Week
09.30.21More Info on the Upcoming ApologetiX CD
09.28.21New Single: 80's Solo Superstars
09.25.21Next CD Coming Next Month
09.25.21Influential Albums: 498-504
09.25.21New USB Flash Drives Include New CD & Single
09.20.21Couple Will Match All Donations Thru Thursday
09.17.21Urgent Prayer Request for Bill Turner
09.17.21From a Native American ApX Fan in Montana
09.17.21Influential Albums: 491-497
09.17.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 15th Single
09.15.21New Single: 80's One-Hit Wonders (Almost)
09.12.21How to Get the New ApX Digital Interactive Songbook
09.12.21Clues for 2021 Single #15
09.12.21Influential Albums: 484-490
09.07.21This Week's News Bulletin
09.04.21Super Sentiments from 16 States & Saskatchewan
09.04.21Another Praise Report from Darnell Cline
09.04.21No Single This Wkd: Here's Why & What's in the Works
09.04.21Influential Albums: 477-483
08.27.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 14th Single
08.27.21Influential Albums: 470-476
08.24.21New Single: 2 from 1986
08.22.21New CD BOGO Ends Wednesday
08.22.21Big Bunch o' Books: What J.'s Been Reading Lately
08.20.21Influential Albums: 463-469
08.16.21This Week's News Bulletin
08.14.21Influential Albums: 456-462
08.14.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 13th Single
08.10.21New Single: 2 Top 10 Hits from 1985
08.07.21Rich Gets Quick: Fastest ApX Member to 100 Songs
08.07.21Influential Albums: 449-455
08.07.21New CD in Stock: Buy 1, Get 1 of 33 CDs Free
08.02.21This Week's News Bulletin
07.30.21More Prayer Needed for Darnell Cline
07.30.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 12th Single
07.30.21Influential Albums: 442-448
07.27.21New Single: More Mid-80's Music
07.25.21Influential Albums: 435-441
07.25.21What's on the Get Rich Quick CD?
07.22.21This Week's News Bulletin
07.17.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 11th Single
07.16.21Father of the Bride (and Father of the Bride 2)
07.16.21More Info on the Upcoming ApologetiX CD
07.16.21Influential Albums: 428-434
07.12.21New 80's Single: #1 Hit and a One-Hit Wonder
07.10.21Darnell Cline: Encouragement from Other ApX Fans
07.10.21Update on Last Week's Appeal Letter
07.10.21Get Ready for Our 62nd CD
07.10.21Remembering ApX Fan Steve Fagan
07.10.21Influential Albums: 421-427
07.08.21Clues for 2021 Single #11
07.05.21This Week's News Bulletin
07.02.21Darnell Cline: Continued Improvement, Long Way to Go
07.02.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 10th Single
07.01.21Influential Albums: 414-420
06.28.21New Single ('84 & '86)
06.27.21Buy Any CD, Get One Free (CD Downloads, Too)
06.26.21Darnell Cline Transferred to Long-Term Rehab
06.26.21Clues for 2021 Single #10
06.25.21Influential Albums: 407-413
06.18.21New Prayer Update on Darnell Cline
06.18.21Influential Albums: 400-406
06.18.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our Ninth Single
06.14.21New Single: '83 & '86
06.11.21Fan Will Match Donations Through Monday
06.11.21Influential Albums: 393-399
06.04.21Prayer Update on Darnell & Sonja Cline
06.04.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our Eighth Single
06.04.21Influential Albums: 386-392
06.04.21New Single: '83 & '85
05.29.21Influential Albums: 379-385
05.24.21This Week's News Bulletin
05.21.21Influential Albums: 365-378
05.20.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our Seventh Single
05.18.21New Single: More from '84
05.07.21This Week's ApX Radio Show: Mother's Day

The 365-Day Album Challenge
Sat., May. 23. 2020 8:17pm EDT

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

If you've been on Facebook recently, you've surely seen "the 10-day album challenge." A couple of weeks ago, two of my friends nominated me to share 10 albums that have greatly influenced my taste in music, having made a real impact on me in my life.

Both of those men will live to regret what they've done. How can they call themselves my friends? A mere 10 albums that greatly influenced me? It would be easier for me to post an album every single day for a year than to narrow it down to 10. So that's what I plan to do. That's teach 'em!

I've already posted the first 15 of 365. In case you're curious, here's what my list has looked like so far. For the start of this list, I've tried to keep it as chronologically accurate as possible, so these aren't necessarily the most influential, but they were the first influential.

1. More of the Monkees The Monkees
2. 20 Greatest Hits The Beach Boys
3. Venus & Mars - Paul McCartney & Wings
4. Man of the La Mancha Broadway Original Cast Album
5. Really Rosie Carole King
6. Court and Spark Joni Mitchell
7. 1776 Original Cast
8. Greatest Hits - Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
9. Jesus Christ Superstar Original Cast Recording
10. Godspell Original Cast Recording
11. Tapestry Carole King
12. The Partridge Family Album - The Partridge Family
13. You Don't Mess Around with Jim - Jim Croce
14. Greatest Hits - Simon & Garfunkel
15. Let it Be - The Beatles

Most of the albums on the list thus far were either gifts, hand-me-downs, or things I heard as a result of having three older sisters. Two of them belonged to one of my neighborhood friends. One of them belonged to my dad.

But that's all about to change this coming week.

Since I started actively listening to music in the early 70's and didn't become a born-again Christian until early 1988, it's going to be a while before we hit the Christian albums, but there will be a plethora of those when the time comes (literally).

As I started assembling a list, it quickly became apparent to me that I'm going to have a hard time narrowing it down to 365. If I get a good enough response, I may continue including the list in upcoming newsletters so fans can see how my musical tastes developed over the years. It was a huge part of God preparing for me for what I do now in ApologetiX.