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03.01.24A Serious Problem We're Trying to Address
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02.29.24Influential Albums: 1388-1394
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02.22.24Get Ready for Our Next CD
02.22.24Influential Albums: 1381-1387
02.22.24This Week's Bible Reading and Rock Thru the Bible
02.22.24Wayne Is Retiring, What's Next for Him and Us?
02.22.24The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
02.19.24This Week's News Bulletin
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02.19.24New Single: Billy & The Beach
02.16.24Influential Albums: 1374-1380
02.16.24This Week's Bible Reading and Rock Thru the Bible
02.16.24Remembering ApX Friend Paul "Doc" Nigh (1956-2024)
02.16.24Clues for 2024 Single #4
02.10.24Influential Albums: 1367-1373
02.10.24Fans Making Plans to Attend Our Big Show September 1
02.10.24This Week's Bible Reading and Rock Thru the Bible
02.10.24The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
02.06.24This Week's News Bulletin
02.06.24New Single: '74 & '83
02.03.24ApX Lead Singer/Lyricist Shares His Testimony 36 Years Later
02.03.24Influential Albums: 1360-1366
02.03.24This Week's Bible Reading and Rock Thru the Bible
02.03.24Latest CD Added to iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Etc.
02.02.24Clues for 2024 Single #3
01.29.24This Week's News Bulletin
01.26.24Influential Albums: 1353-1359
01.26.24How to Get the ApX Library, USBs, Multiple Downloads
01.26.24This Week's Bible-Reading and Rock Thru the Bible
01.26.24Flashback: J.'s Vision for ApologetiX in 2014
01.26.24J.'s Vision for ApologetiX in 2024
01.26.24The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
01.24.24Checking in With ApX Alum Drummer Fred Behanna
01.22.24This Week's News Bulletin
01.22.24New Single: '70s #1 Hits That Remade '60s Top 10 Hits
01.19.24Influential Albums: 1346-1352
01.19.24Encouraging Message from Longtime Fan in Oklahoma
01.19.24This Week's Bible-Reading & Rock Thru the Bible
01.15.24This Week's News Bulletin
01.12.24Influential Albums: 1339-1346
01.12.24The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
01.12.24Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Week
01.12.24New Testament Reading Started Wednesday
01.11.24New Worship Songs Available from ApX Alum Bill Rieger
01.08.24New Single: '81 & '83
01.08.24New CD BOGO Ends Sunday
01.08.24New USB Thumb Drives on the Way
01.05.24Clues for 2024 Single #1
01.05.24Influential Albums: 1332-1338
01.05.24Have You Heard About the Other Music City Miracle?
01.05.24This Week's Bible Reading & Rock Thru the Bible
12.29.23Influential Albums: 1325-1331
12.29.23Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Week
12.28.232023: A Record-Breaking Record-Making Year
12.28.23The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
12.26.23This Week's News Bulletin
12.26.23New Single: 1974 & 2008
12.23.23Influential Albums: 1318-1324
12.23.23Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Week
12.23.23ApologetiX Updated Christmas Playlist
12.18.23This Week's News Bulletin
12.18.23New Samson CD Mailed to Fans, New Orders Sent as They Come In
12.16.23Influential Albums: 1311-1317
12.16.23Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Week
12.16.23New Story
12.16.23The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
12.11.23This Week's News Bulletin
12.11.23New Single: '83 & '84
12.11.23ApX Apparel: Order by Tuesday with Express Shipping
12.07.23New ApX Apparel and More: Order Soon for Christmas
12.07.23Influential Albums: 1304-1310
12.07.23Just Reword CD Added to iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Etc.
12.07.23Clues for 2023 Single #25
12.04.23This Week's News Bulletin
12.02.23Influential Albums: 1297-1303
12.02.23This Week's Bible Reading & Rock Thru the Bible
12.02.23The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
12.02.23New Shirts & Other ApX Merch Coming Soon
12.02.23Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Week
11.28.23This Week's News Bulletin
11.28.23New Christmas Single: All '80s
11.24.23Influential Albums: 1290-1296
11.24.23Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Week
11.24.23Clues for 2023 Single #24
11.16.23All 71 ApX CDs Available as Downloads for $9.99 Each
11.16.23Influential Albums: 1283-1289
11.16.23The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
11.16.23Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Week
11.12.23This Week's News Bulletin
11.12.23New Single: #1 Hits from '81 & '86
11.09.23Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Week

Let's Talk About the Next Four ApX CDs
Fri., Sep. 29. 2023 5:28pm EDT

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

Yesterday I did an interview with Philadelphia radio host Tim "Timmy D" DeMoss on his afternoon drive-time show. He's a longtime booster of ApX and was talking about how I'm always thinking ahead as far as projects go.

Although Tim was playing cuts from our latest CD, Septuagint, he said something like, "You probably already know what you want to do for your next three CDs."

At least three, as a matter of fact, and possibly four. We sent the artwork for our 71st CD, Just Reword, to the duplicator last Thursday, and we sent them the master recording Tuesday night.

If you've been reading our newsletters and listening to our singles over the past 14 months, you ought to know that we've been working on a rock opera dedicated entirely to the story of Samson.

Right now, there are only four tracks left to go before it's complete. They all feature female vocals. On Wednesday, ApX bassist Keith Haynie's daughter Abby sang the vocals for one of those songs, which is slated to appear on this weekend's single. And she did a splendid job!

Abby has shared lead vocals on previous ApX parodies such as "Bought by the Egyptians," "Don't Scoff," and "Jesus (Sermon on the Mount)." She also sang prominent backing vocals on "For Just You," "Heaven's Gonna Lift You Up" and "Elizabeth's Song." This time around, it's all her.

Abby's older sister, Sarah, who sang on previous ApX songs "Heavenly Hill," "For Just You," and "Bought by the Egyptians," recently moved from Nashville to a place not too far from Pittsburgh, and we're planning to get her involved again, too.

Furthermore, we're also thrilled to have Keely Singer returning to the studio with us later in October to sing a couple of the Samson songs. It's hard to believe it's been six years since her last ApX appearance!

You'll recognize Keely's voice from previous parodies such as "These Streams," "Gimme Helper," "Hanukkah," "Must Seem Silly," "Act Selfless," "I Went in the Stream," and "Turn to Luke."

Anyway, the Samson CD is titled, Play It Again, Samson, and we hope to release it by the end of this year as our 72nd CD. There's also a decent chance we may release our third Christmas compilation, featuring frosty favorites we put out from 2014-22, plus a couple brand-new ones.

Finally, our current plan for the CD after that is an album of full-length versions of all the parodies that appeared in our 10-song '80s medley, "Octagon but Not Forgotten," in 2011. Longtime listeners have been requesting that for the past dozen years, and they've finally won us over.

In recent months, we've released all-new, full-length versions of two songs in the medley, "Wicked" and "James 1:3," and there are a couple more already well underway. I'm supposed to sing one of them next Tuesday. ApX keyboardist Rich Mannion recorded the backing vocals today.

It's not just a matter of rerecording the songs; they all need additional lyrics, since the medley versions only had one verse and/or chorus. It's a big undertaking, but we're doing it for the fans. The title of that CD is Unchained Medley, and we hope to release it in the first quarter of 2024.

That's a lot to look forward to, Lord willing! Stay tuned, and don't touch that dial.