Songbook & Studio Update
Mon., Jan. 18. 2021 10:52am EST
J. Jackson, lead singer and lyrics for ApologetiX here again.
We have a couple of important musical updates for you:
Many of you have been asking whatever happened to the ApologetiX digital songbook. We were in the final editing stages when some events behind the scenes temporarily detained us.
We are back to work on it, and the delay will ultimately result in a benefit to our fans. At the time when we paused production, the songbook was slated to only include songs through May 2020. It was six months out of date, but the links and indexes were already set, so we couldn't update it.
Now we have made the decision to update it through the end of 2020, so it will include the three additional CDs and 21 additional parodies that came out after May. Thankfully, I had already written journal entries for almost all of the new songs so they would be ready for the next songbook.
My wife, Lisa, has been hard at work this past week, adding the new songs and the accompanying graphic images and starting to revise the indexes. It's still a significant amount of work, and there are things we will need to update in a number of the indexes, and then all of the links will need revised. All things considered, though, everything is coming together relatively quickly.
Thanks for your patience and continued interest!
Although we didn't announce it at the time, Jimmy "Vegas" Tanner and his wife, Eve, moved into a new house in another section of town a few months ago in order to be closer to their kids and grandchildren.
That meant they also had to move their studio. They planned ahead for that before and after they bought their new place, but they still knew there would be a lot of work involved.
We were able to record some songs at the new place with a basic set-up — "If You Don't Look at Numbers," "Lonesome Leper," and "All You Need Is Done," plus drums for a number of new songs. However, everything's not complete yet.
Also, the other musicians (guitars, bass, and keyboards) have been recording music for a number of new parodies over the past two months.
Jimmy and Eve have been working on reconstructing Red Apple Audio Workshop and making it better than ever. When the Tanners do something, they do it up right!
Stay tuned. You can also follow them at their website: https://www.redappleaudioworkshop.org