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ApologetiX Thu-Sun: Pittsburgh, Dallas, Austin, Ho
Thu., Mar. 21. 2002 2:03pm EST

J. Jackson, lead singer and lyricist for ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) here.

First of all, thanks to all of you who came out to see us in Flint MI this weekend. You guys were great!

1. ApologetiX 10th Anniversary: Bio and a Concert in Pittsburgh Tonight (Thursday)
2. Concerts This Weekend in Dallas (Tyler), Austin (Bastrop) and Houston (Humble)
3. From Our Last Trip to Texas
4. Flint's Tones: Feedback from Last Saturday's Concert
5. Three ApologetiX CDs in Spring Arbor's Top 100 for 2002
6. Sixty-Plus Couple Enjoys ApologetiX
7. Coming April 15: Good News from ApologetiX
8. Upcoming Concerts
9. Cracked CD Sale: $7


Believe it or not (or as our bass player, Keith, would say, "Wrigley's Believe it or Not"), it was 10 years ago this week that we played our first concert as ApologetiX. In honor of that, I have written a semi-detailed history of ApologetiX (as best as I remember it), and Karl has graciously posted it to our website as a link on my bio page. If you'd like to check it out, click on this link or go to

God has certainly blessed us in the past 10 years, and it's a wonderful blessing to be able to play four concerts in four major cities this week on our 10th anniversary, including the honor of headlining the "CCM Show of Shows" (Hey, to borrow a line from Ten Point Ten, we didn't come up with the title, folks!) tomorrow night in Pittsburgh, our home town. When we started playing at Christian coffee houses, I never dreamed that we'd still be around a decade later, let alone headlining such a show. But our purpose is still the same: to reach and to teach with the message of the Bible.

Tomorrow is also Karl's birthday, if you'd like to send him an e-mail. His address is E-mails are probably better than e-cards, because those take so long to open and get to that he might not make it to the concert in time! Or better yet, if you're in Pittsburgh, please come out to see us in concert tomorrow night. Since we play last, you'll have plenty of time to get home from work and still make it out to the event.

Furthermore, it's the first anniversary of Bill Rieger's first concert as official ApologetiX drummer. Bill played concerts with us in the winter of 98-99 and in February and March 2001, but his first concert as THE drummer was a year ago this week!

Thursday, March 21, 2002 5-11 pm
1st hundred tickets sold are $10 each. After that, $12.
Reserve by email.
Plus there's a special for families.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
2040 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA (Upper Saint Clair) Contact: Ron Felgar 412-853-9379

ApologetiX headlines this evening of Christian music including Jeff Trish, Wings Praise, Remnant, 3Thirty3 and Ten Point Ten.

Come see only the second time this year that ApologetiX keyboardist extraordinaire, Bill Hubauer, actually joins us for a live show!!


Friday, March 22, 2002 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets $12 General Admission, $15 Artists Circle
Tyler Metro Church -
Sponsored by Downs Productions
14196 Highway 110 S. Tyler
Tyler, Texas (near Dallas)
Contact: Mr. Terry Downs
903-683-8080 Email:
Tickets Online:
Church Phone (Day of Event): 903-561-0253

Saturday, March 23, 2002 at 7 p.m.
God's Open Door Church
37 Longhorn
Lake Bastrop Acres
Bastrop, Texas (30 min from Austin)
Signs will be posted along the highway
Tickets $10
(Contact: Pastor John Eason 512-303-1405

Sunday, March 24, 2002 at TBA (probably 6 p.m.)
Christian Life Center -
New Building Just Opened
6650 Rankin Road
Humble (Houston), TX
Contact: Sonja LaPlante or
Pastor Richard Rodriguez
281-442-3584 281-319-4673


"I was also at the Austin concert and was very impressed. It was my daughter's first concert and we had the best time. I couldn't believe it when we arrived an hour early (usually an overestimate for any events in Austin) and the line was already wrapped around the building! Not only was the music great and a blessing, but y'all are so entertaining! I hope you will continue to travel to Austin. I thank God for your Christian discipleship." Kelli Knight

"I was at your March 8th concert in Austin. That was the best concert I had been to in a long time. Keep up the good work for GOD." Brian Wall

"My husband, myself and my 11 yr. old daughter LOVED your 3/8/02 concert in Austin. Your ministry is such a blessing to parents trying to raise Christian children and to all." Kathy Kuykendall


"Just wanted to let you guys know once again what an awesome concert you did here Saturday night. I have received a lot of positive feedback from a lot of the church family that was there. Also the three other board members thought it was awesome. All the youth that I talked with Sunday morning thought the concert was great and they are looking forward to having the opportunity to see you again. Looking into maybe having you back in the fall maybe around the time your in Holland, MI if your schedule allows it. Your heart for youth is very evident in all that you guys do and I know that you are allowing the Lord to lead you. My prayer for you is that God will continue to open doors for you guys to ministry to kids who desperately need to hear the good news that Jesus saves. You guys are great and I count it a privilege to be able to call you brothers in Christ as we minister to young people. Have a great week and give God all the glory!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Pastor Pete White, Youth Pastor - First General Baptist Church

"Just wanted to take some time and send you a quick note and tell you how much my family and I were blessed by your concert in Flint this last weekend! Carolyn was very impressed with the patience you had and the attention you gave to the children, as was I. The best way we know to raise them to be Christ-like, is to live that way ourselves. Being able to go as a family to a (this was our third) Apologetix concert, and have a lot of fun while hearing God's truth, and then getting to meet all of you afterwards a rare treat as a Christian parent" John and Carolyn Long


We recently got word from our retail sales guy, Tim Hetchler at Wesscott Marketing, that three of our six CDs are in Spring Arbor's top 100 for sales thus far for 2002. Spring Arbor is one of the nation's top Christian music distributors. We are really blown away. Once again, it isn't the sales that makes this exciting; it's the fact that more and more people are getting the message.


"Praise our LORD for your love and dedication in HIM. Myself and my family and friends are so blessed to be ministered to by your inspired lyrics of secular tunes.... my wife and I are 61 and 62 years young and listen to your remakes often and enjoy especially "Narrow Way to Heaven" and "Hotel Can't Afford Ya ... Surprised that you have a couple of almost retirees who groove on your tunes???? I am really looking forward to your possible trip to Arizona, our LORD willing ... We reside in Tucson but are willing to travel to wherever you are led so that we may be able to finally enjoy your ministry in person. Again, thank you for your serving attitude and faithfulness." Bob and Marilyn Johnson


What more can we say? Stay tuned for big news on April 15! Yeah, it's tax day, but we've got good news for you!


OK, we finally have this fixed so it doesn't take up pages and pages anymore. For more details on any or all of the concerts below, please go to

Mar 21 - Pittsburgh PA Mar 22 - Tyler TX Mar 23 - Bastrop TX Mar 24 - Houston TX Apr 04 - Cranberry PA (in-store) Apr 05 - Mars PA Apr 13 - Fairmont WV Apr 14 - Ashville NY Apr 19 - Monaca PA Apr 20 - Brunswick OH Apr 26 - Hanford CA Apr 27 - Sacramento CA Apr 28 - Twin Falls ID May 04 - Red Wing MN May 11 - Pittsburgh PA Jun 08 - Camdenton MO Jun 21 - AtlantaFest GA Jul 03 - New Philadelphia OH Jul 13 - SonShine Fest MN Jul 1? - LiFest WI Jul 15 - Oklahoma City OK Jul 17 - Brownwood TX Jul 20 - Spirit Fest Midwest MN Jul 27 - Somerdale OH Aug 04 - Inside Out Soul Fest NH Aug 07 - Kingdom Bound NY Aug 10 - Bloomington MN Aug 17 - Clymer PA Aug 24 - Canton OH Aug 25 - Oakdale PA Aug 31 - Tipton PA Sep 01 - Six Flags NJ Sep 07 - Marion OH Sep 11-14 - Honolulu HI


Once again, we have a limited supply of CDs with cracked cases. This time, the titles we have available are "Spoofernatural" and "Keep the Change," our two most-recent CDs. All of the CDs and booklets are in perfect shape. The cases are in various degrees of disrepair, and some don't have cases, but all of them have the CD, the booklet and the tray card, so all you need is a CD case in good condition. I will autograph all of the CDs to help make up for the broken cases.

For a limited time only, we are making them available to our e-mail subscribers for $7 each plus $5 shipping and handling for the entire order (no matter how many you order). This offer is on a first-come first-served basis. If we are out of the item(s) you request, we will refund your money for that item.

We must receive your check/money order before we ship. Don't worry about contacting us by e-mail. Just send the form via postal mail.

Mail orders only. Sorry, no credit cards.

Please make checks/money orders payable to ApologetiX.

Shipping & handling is a flat rate of $5 for your entire order, no matter how many you order.

Simply print out this e-mail and fill out the form below and send it in along with your check/money order to the address at the bottom of the order form.



Please list the quantity in the blank space next to the title:


______ Keep the Change ($7 per CD)

______ Spoofernatural ($7 per CD)

______ Total number of CDs ordered

x $7 Cost per CD

______ Sub-Total

+ $5 Shipping & Handling

______ TOTAL COST (please make checks/money orders payable to ApologetiX)

Send your order, along with your check or money order, to:

ApologetiX 1343 Davis Ave. Pittsburgh PA 15212-1977



-- J. Jackson Lead Singer/Lyricist ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band)

I hate to put the order form so close to the scripture verse, but I had to put it at the end of the e-mail, so it was easier to print out. I'm using this little paragraph as a buffer. Now, on to the most important part:

1 John 5:13
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.