ApologetiX in NH, NY, MN - New CD News
Thu., Aug. 1. 2002 1:41pm EDT
J. Jackson, lead singer and lyricist for ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) here.
I'm happy to report that our seventh CD, "Grace Period," returned from being mastered in Nashville Monday, is now in mass production and should be at your local store soon. We'll let you know as soon as it's in the stores.
We all agree that it's our finest work yet. I'm excited for you to hear it! Make sure you read the entire newsletter, and you may get to hear part of it before it's in the store.
1.Radio DJs and PDs: Get Your Pre-Release Copy Now!
2.Karl's Korner: Sneak Preview for Newsletter Subscribers
3.Grace Period Clue #16
4.Concerts at Inside Out Soul Festival (NH) This Sunday
5.Concert at Kingdom Bound (NY) Next Wednesday
6.Concert in Minnesota Next Saturday
1. RADIO DJS AND PDS: GET YOUR PRE-RELEASE COPY NOW!
We are currently mailing pre-release copies of "Grace Period" to all of the radio DJs/PDs on our mailing list. If you're a radio DJ/PD and you want to reserve your pre-release copy, please send us an e-mail with your name, station call letters, and mailing address. Please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and put "DJ Pre-release Copy" in the subject line. No fake radio stations or DJs, please! :)
2. KARL'S KORNER: SNEAK PREVIEW FOR NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS
Karl Messner, lead guitarist and producer for ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) here.
Remember when you signed onto the email newsletter list for ApologetiX, and we told you we did some special things for our email fans, friends and family? Last year we made a Christmas CD that was only available to our Internet friends.
Well, we have something VERY cool for you today! As you know, our seventh CD, "Grace Period," is scheduled to be out in early August. It won't be in stores for several weeks, but we'd like to leak you a free mp3 of the first single we're going to release... and it's the song talked about in this week's clue!
And please do US a favor: please send an email to your friends, family and church buds about ApologetiX and we've created a special website for your friends where they can get that mp3 too, as your guest. Please encourage your friends to get their free mp3 of our as-of-yet-unreleased song! Here's THEIR special page:
Thanks, and we can't wait for you to hear Grace Period. Its shining moments are among the best we've ever done, and we're excited to hear your reaction!
3. GRACE PERIOD CLUES #15 AND 16
#15 Smooth Grandmama
Most Christians can point to somebody in their lives who was a huge influence in bringing them to a saving faith in Christ. Sometimes it was that "fanatical" parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle whose faith scared you to death ó but they loved you to eternal life. This parody takes a humorous look at one of those situations.
The original version of this song was about a girl being stalked by a man; the parody's about a guy being stalked by his grandmother, because she wants him (and her whole family) to become a Christian. It's reminiscent of Paul's quote to his disciple Timothy in 2 Tim. 1:5: "I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also."
Like many other ApologetiX spoofs, this song was a hit in two different decades. However, usually when we say something like that, we're talking about the ë60s and some other decade. This time the original version was a Top 10 hit in the 1980's! The remake was a #1 modern rock hit last year. The original version was only a small blip in a long string of huge hits for the artist who performed it. The remake was the biggest hit by far for its performers.
#16 Baa! We're Lambs!
Everybody out there knows the famous opening line of the 23rd Psalm, "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want." Speaking as a person whose owned both sheep and goats (check out the photo on the inside of the "Jesus Christ Morningstar" CD booklet), it's not as easy to keep sheep in line as you might think (goats, much to my surprise, were a cinch). I remember chasing my first sheep, Sparky, for a long time all over the place MANY times to try and get him where he needed to be. But that's nothing compared to how hard and how often God has had to chase me to get me where I needed to be. This song is one of our silliest endeavors, but it's already a favorite among the people who've heard it.
This song was a hit twice, both times in the ë60s. The second time around was the big one, even though it sounds like that version was recorded almost as a joke. It was a #2 hit in the mid-sixties for a group that scored three #1 hits in that decade, plus another #1 hit many years later. The first parody I ever heard of this song was on "Welcome Back, Kotter."
4. CONCERTS AT INSIDE OUT SOUL FESTIVAL (NH) THIS SUNDAY
Sunday, August 4, 2002 "Revival Stage" at 1:10 PM "Deeper Well Stage" at 8 PM Inside Out Soul Fest Loon Mountain, Lincoln, NH Ticketed Event Phone: 978-246-4577 www.newsoundconcerts.com
5. CONCERT AT KINGDOM BOUND (NY) NEXT WEDNESDAY
Wednesday, August 7, 2002 at 8 PM
Six Flags/Darien Lake, NY
6. CONCERT IN MINNESOTA NEXT SATURDAY
Saturday, August 10, 2002 at 4:00 PM
FREE event but Reserved Tickets are needed
BRING a food donation for the "Food Shelf"
Staring Lake Amphitheater
Sponsored by SHAKOPEE JAYCEES
14800 Pioneer Trail
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Contact: Tom Joyal
7. UPCOMING CONCERTS
To schedule a concert with ApologetiX, please contact Burke Communications at 949-770-3001 (9 a.m. To 5 p.m. PST) or email@example.com
Aug 04 - Inside Out Soul Fest NH Aug 07 - Kingdom Bound NY Aug 10 - Bloomington MN Aug 14 - New Kensington PA Aug 15 - Hanceville AL Aug 16 - Hertford NC Aug 17 - Clymer PA Aug 18 - Clarksburg WV Aug 21 - Elizabethtown PA Aug 24 - Canton OH Aug 25 - Oakdale PA Aug 29 - Lake Forest CA Aug 30 - Fairfield CA Aug 31 - Tipton PA Sep 01 - Six Flags, Jackson NJ Sep 06 - Endicott NY Sep 07 - Marion OH Sep 11-15 - Honolulu HI Sep 20 - St Paul MN Sep 21 - Holland MI Sep 28 - Huntington Station NY Sep 29 - Cincinnati OH Oct 05 - Phoenix AZ Oct 06 - Phoenix AZ Oct 12 - Columbia MO Oct 19 - Aurora CO Oct 26 - Rockford IL Oct 31 - White Hall AR Nov 09 - Green Bay WI
-- J. Jackson Lead Singer/Lyricist ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) www.apologetix.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will never count against him.