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04.15.24This Week's News Bulletin
04.15.24Over 1650 Tracks for $100
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04.12.24Influential Albums: 1430-1436
04.12.24USBs Include New CD & Latest Single
04.12.24This Week's Bible-Reading
04.12.24Unchained Medley CD Added to iTunes, Spotify, Etc.
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04.12.24Clues for 2024 Single #8
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04.08.24How to Get the ApX Library, USBs, Multiple Downloads
04.08.24This Week's News Builletin
04.05.24Five Months Till the Big ApologetiX Show
04.05.24Influential Albums: 1423-1429
04.05.24The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
04.05.24ApX Fan Needs Lung Transplant or a Miracle
04.03.24This Week's News Bulletin
04.01.24New Single: Two-Hit Wonders
03.29.24Bible-Reading Ends Tuesday, Starts Again Wednesday
03.29.24Rock the Bible Finishes Up
03.29.24Easter Season Playlist 2024
03.29.24Influential Albums: 1416-1422
03.28.24New CD BOGO Ends Sunday Night
03.28.24Clues for 2024 Single #7
03.25.24This Week's News Bulletin
03.22.24Influential Albums: 1409-1415
03.22.24This Week's Bible-Reading
03.22.24The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
03.20.24This Week's News Bulletin
03.20.24New Single: Top-Five Hits by Four-Man Bands
03.16.24Influential Albums: 1402-1408
03.16.24This Week's Bible-Reading and Rock Thru the Bible
03.12.24This Week's News Bulletin
03.09.24Influential Albums: 1395-1401
03.09.24This Week's Bible-Reading and Rock Thru the Bible
03.09.24The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
03.05.24This Week's News Bulletin
03.03.24New Single: '74 Solo Smashes
03.01.24A Serious Problem We're Trying to Address
02.29.24All About Our Next CD
02.29.24Influential Albums: 1388-1394
02.29.24This Week's Bible-Reading and Rock Thru the Bible
02.29.24Clues for 2024 Single #5
02.25.24This Week's News Bulletin
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
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
02.10.24This 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

J.'s Vision for ApologetiX in 2024
Fri., Jan. 26. 2024 1:43pm EST

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

This coming Monday is the 10th anniversary of when we started doing regular singles as part of our "downloads for a donation" series. Although we had high hopes at the outset of this endeavor, God has exceeded our expectations: During that 10-year span, He has enabled us to release 473 songs and 38 CDs!

This year, we have four more CDs planned. The first is one we already told you was in the works, Unchained Medley. It'll be our 73rd CD and will include new, full-length versions of all 10 parodies that first appeared in the '80s medley, "Octagon but Not Forgotten," on our Wise Up and Rock CD in 2011.

If you've been watching our singles closely over the past seven months, you know there's only one song from the medley we have yet to redo and release. We're planning to record vocals for it next week. Unchained Medley will also include two other parodies of songs from the early '80s that we released in November 2023, "Magi" and "Little Jesus."

What's next after that? Well, three of the six tracks on our last three singles are slated for our 74th CD: "The Book-o-Romans," "Looked on the Ceiling," and "You'll Succeed." The songs we spoofed for those were all #1 hits, and each of them was a remake of a Top 10 hit from the '60s. But they have something else in common that's even more important:

They all were hits in 1974. And they're earmarked for our 74th CD, which we plan to call ApologetiX '74. You math whizzes out there may have noticed that 2024 marks the 50th anniversary of 1974. That was the year I turned 10, and it's my all-time favorite year for pop music. It featured some of the cheesiest, corniest hit singles ever, and I love 'em.

I knew all the words to quite a few songs on the radio back in '74, and we plan to redo a dozen of them. I don't know all the words to the parodies yet, but I recorded vocals for a fourth one this week, and the lyrics are basically done for two others. And I have titles and some lines for just about all of the rest. These tunes were big hits; it'll be a blast.

Another CD we're working on will feature (although not exclusively) songs about certain kings of Israel and Judah. It's called Zedekiah, Hezekiah, Jeroboam & Other Guys. We released one of the songs in December, "Zedekiah," and there's one about David we hope to release in February. Lyrics, drums, keyboards, and guitars are already done.

I don't know whether that will be our third or fourth CD of 2024. We have a title for the remaining CD, too, but I'm not telling you it yet or anything about the contents. Hey, we've gotta have some secrets, right?

And don't forget the big concert we're playing at Immortal Fest in Ohio on September 1. Since announcing it last week, we've heard from fans all over the United States and even Canada who are planning or hoping to come. If you missed the article with the details, you can read more at http://apologetix.com/news/news-details.php?news_id=4954