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10.21.21Clues for 2021 Single #18
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10.15.21Influential Albums: 519-525
10.14.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 17th Single
10.13.21New Single: '85 & '86
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10.02.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 16th Single
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09.30.21More Info on the Upcoming ApologetiX CD
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09.25.21Influential Albums: 498-504
09.25.21New USB Flash Drives Include New CD & Single
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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
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08.14.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 13th Single
08.10.21New Single: 2 Top 10 Hits from 1985
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07.30.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 12th Single
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07.16.21More Info on the Upcoming ApologetiX CD
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07.08.21Clues for 2021 Single #11
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06.28.21New Single ('84 & '86)
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06.26.21Clues for 2021 Single #10
06.25.21Influential Albums: 407-413
06.18.21New Prayer Update on Darnell Cline
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06.18.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our Ninth Single
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06.11.21Fan Will Match Donations Through Monday
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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
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05.20.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our Seventh Single
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05.07.21This Week's ApX Radio Show: Mother's Day

The Stories Behind the Songs on Our New Single
Fri., Aug. 7. 2020 8:58pm EDT

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

Here's a little more behind-the-scenes info about the songs on our new single:


We got Jacob's account of his complicated love story in "That Daughter" and Leah's perspective in "Downer of a Sister." I thought it was only fair to let Rachel have her say, too. I had to use my imagination, but I worked with information the Bible gave me. Genesis 29:17 says Rachel "had a lovely figure and was beautiful," the same phrase it uses to describe Esther in Esther 2:7. Even other women noted in the Bible for their beauty like Sarah, Rebekah, Abigail, Bathsheba, Abishag, Tamar, and Vashti don't get that kind of description.

There are a couple quotes from Rachel in the Bible that may give us a little insight into the type of person she was. Like when she tells Jacob, "Give me children, or I'll die!" in Genesis 30:1. And when she says to Leah, "Wasn't it enough that you took away my husband? Will you take my son's mandrakes too?" in Genesis 30:15. I tried to tap into that attitude, and I thought Courtney Love's vocal approach on "Celebrity Skin" worked well for it.


We've done many parodies about Moses (too many to name here) and a couple about Aaron ("Aaronic" and "Call Me the Priest"), so it was time we gave big sis her own song. We'd already mentioned her in the song "Selfish Sheep," but not by name. In fact, the Bible doesn't mention Miriam's name in the Exodus 2 account; it simply identifies her as "his sister." Then we don't see her again until Exodus 15:20, after the crossing of the Red Sea. By that time, she's at least an octogenarian, since her younger brothers, Aaron and Moses, were 83 and 80. But it not only gives us her name, it calls her a "prophetess," so she did all right for herself.

We spoofed Garth Books way back in 1999, but it took us till 2020 to spoof his wife, Trisha Yearwood Then again, they didn't get married till 2005. It's not the first time we've spoofed two different songs by two different artists who got married, although the other couples I can think of are no longer together: Courtney Love (Hole) and Kurt Cobain (Nirvana); Carly Simon and James Taylor; Gwen Stefani (No Doubt) and Gavin Rossdale (Bush); Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders) and Jim Kerr (Simple Minds); Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley (Sum 41); and Avril Lavigne (again) and Chad Kroeger (Nickelback).

We've also spoofed songs by bands that featured married couples, such as ABBA, Missing Persons, Quarterflash, and Wings. Of those, the only couple that is still together (as far as I know) are Marv & Rindy Ross of Quarterflash. In addition, I should mention Pat Benatar, who's been married to her lead guitarist, Neil Giraldo since 1982.