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11.29.21New Single: '83 & '84, Complete Library Deal
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11.20.21Prayer Update on Bill Turner
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11.13.21New CD BOGO Extended by Request
11.13.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 19th Single
11.08.21New Single ('80 & '84)
11.06.21We Changed Two Songs on Our Last Two Singles
11.06.21Serious Prayer Update: Bill Turner
11.05.21Influential Albums: 540-546
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10.30.21Happy Prayer Request Update: Bill Turner
10.30.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 18th Single
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10.25.21New Single: '86 & '89
10.22.21Four Members Celebrate ApX Anniversaries
10.22.21Sad Prayer Request Update: Angela Walker
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10.21.21Clues for 2021 Single #18
10.16.21Prayer Request Updates: Angela Walker & Bill Turner
10.15.21Another Rieger Daughter Becomes a Bride
10.15.21Influential Albums: 519-525
10.14.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 17th Single
10.13.21New Single: '85 & '86
10.09.21Updated on Three Prayer Requests from Last Week
10.08.21Influential Albums: 512-518
10.08.21What's on the Never, but Then Again Before CD?
10.04.21This Week's News Bulletin
10.03.21Important Prayer Requests from Three Fans
10.03.21Influential Albums: 505-511
10.02.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 16th Single
09.30.21More Info on the Upcoming ApologetiX CD
09.28.21New Single: 80's Solo Superstars
09.25.21Next CD Coming Next Month
09.25.21Influential Albums: 498-504
09.25.21New USB Flash Drives Include New CD & Single
09.20.21Couple Will Match All Donations Thru Thursday
09.17.21Urgent Prayer Request for Bill Turner
09.17.21From a Native American ApX Fan in Montana
09.17.21Influential Albums: 491-497
09.17.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 15th Single
09.15.21New Single: 80's One-Hit Wonders (Almost)
09.12.21Clues for 2021 Single #15
09.12.21Influential Albums: 484-490
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09.04.21Another Praise Report from Darnell Cline
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08.24.21New Single: 2 from 1986
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07.16.21More Info on the Upcoming ApologetiX CD
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07.12.21New 80's Single: #1 Hit and a One-Hit Wonder
07.10.21Darnell Cline: Encouragement from Other ApX Fans
07.10.21Update on Last Week's Appeal Letter
07.10.21Get Ready for Our 62nd CD
07.10.21Remembering ApX Fan Steve Fagan
07.10.21Influential Albums: 421-427
07.08.21Clues for 2021 Single #11
07.05.21This Week's News Bulletin
07.02.21Darnell Cline: Continued Improvement, Long Way to Go
07.02.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 10th Single
07.01.21Influential Albums: 414-420

This Past Weekend in MD & VA
Mon., Jun. 9. 2008 11:24pm EDT

Our concerts this past weekend in Columbia MD, Waldorf MD, and Burke VA were so important that one man flew the whole way from California ... just so he could drive to them.

Randy Hyde from Riverside flew to PIttsburgh last Thursday specifically to spend the weekend driving the ApologetiX bus. Randy's an old friend who has seen us many times over the years and has even coordinated ApologetiX concerts in California and has run sound and light for concerts we've done in both California and Arizona. A real renaissance man, he also took some of the photos featured in our Keep the Change and Future Tense CD booklets.

Amazingly, Randy Hyde isn't our first bus driver from California. In fact, he's not even our first bus driver named Randy from California. That would be Randy Starbuck, who drove the bus for us two weekends in a row last July and August. However, Randy Starbuck lives in Pittsburg CA (near San Francisco), whereas Riverside is near Los Angeles. That means Randy Hyde can at least lay claim to being the first Randy from Southern California to drive the ApologetiX bus.

Neither of those Randy's from California are to be confused with Randy California, the late guitarist for the group Spirit, best known for their 1968 hit, "I Got a Line on You," a song ApologetiX lead singer J. Jackson used to perform with his last secular group, Nice Piranha. Spirit also had two other songs that still get played on classic-rock radio, "Mr. Skin" and "Nature's Way."

Nature's way in Maryland and Virginia this past weekend was hot and humid. Thankfully we have the coolest fans in the world. Here's an email excerpt from a fan who attended Sunday's show:

Thank God we were able to come to your concert tonight in Burke VA! My daughter, two of her children, a friend, my niece, and I were so excited to see you in person. I've been a fan for about five years and they had all heard some of your music.

What a great experience. I thank God for your talent and the way you are showing Jesus through that talent. You are all wonderful! I hope I can come to another one and bring more fans, including my husband next time.

Janine Easterwood
Fairfax VA
Pastor Keith Myer of Harvest Baptist Church, who hosted our concert in Salisbury, kept his comments short and sweet:
Man, it was great to have you guys.
Pastor Keith also added that the people at his church found something very valuable after our concert, and it was lost by somebody who attended that concert. If you know what we're talking about, please see the news item elsewhere in this newsletter:

Special thanks to:

Our concert coordinators: Chris Maroney (Columbia); Dan Peters (Salisbury); and Randy Lee (Burke).

Our concert volunteers: Jenn "The Superchick" and Nikki (Columbia, Salisbury, and Burke); Cece and Theresa (Columbia); and Natalie and Thomas (Burke).

Our roadies: Nathan Jones and the Brothers Gross (Brandon & Evan), who were there for all three concerts, and Rich "Aquaman" Polick, who came to Saturday's concert in Salisbury.

Honorable mention to: Jenn "The Superchick" Kipp and Nikki "The Real" Diehl, who attended all three concerts for the weekend -- their second such weekend in the past two months. As usual, they were a huge help at the merchandise table as well. Jenn has now seen ApologetiX play 88 times in 12 states/provinces.