Fan Mail from the Black Forest in Germany
Fri., Jul. 29. 2022 1:48pm EDT
Here's a highly encouraging email we received last week from a fan in Germany's world-famous Black Forest:
I'm a child of God and a spare-time preacher in the Black Forest, southern Germany. For decades, I was suffering from the fact that rock 'n' roll music mostly had lyrics somewhere between stupid and awful, while Christian music was mainly boring with gravely lyrics. I wrote and recorded some different Christian music myself, but I'm not a gifted musician. Thus, when one day I stumbled over ApologetiX, I immediately fell in love with the music, the wordplay, the humor, the message. I bought the first album online, got addicted, and bought the USB stick.
You are blessed! I hardly ever heard bands doing cover version equally perfect, from the voices to the guitar solo. But for ApologetiX, that gets even topped by the parody lyrics. Each song is so much fun and at the same time tells the good news in a new touching way. But nobody here in Germany seems to have heard of you! Most of those I introduced to ApologetiX are really flashed. During the last bible studies trip I organized everybody was already converted to Christ, but I could convert some of them to ApologetiX in addition.
That leads to my request: I want to spread the word of Christ and ApologetiX to a broader audiance in Germany. People are used to not really listen to English lyrics here. I'm thinking of a podcast introducing one ApologetiX song per episode. I would spend two sentences about the original song, explain the biblical context, highlighting some word play people could otherwise miss, reveal hidden references and of course play some outtakes of the song, maybe end with a prayer or an appeal. The whole thing around three minutes per episode.
All I need is your permission to use parts of your songs (like half a minute up to a minute), include lyrics in the shownotes and link to the ApologetiX site. I already have experience as a podcaster, so you can trust this is not going to be an embarrassment. And I don't include any advertisements in my podcasts; it's free and I don't want earn a cent from it. Do I get your permission? Thank you so much.
Editor's note: Obviously, we were honored by Philipp's compliments and his request. We've already responded and given him the green light for a Black Forest podcast.