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12.05.21In Memoriam: Chris VonBartheld
12.04.21Good News Prayer Update for ApX Fan Bill Turner
12.04.21New Single: '83 & '84
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12.04.21Go Christmas Shopping with an ApologetX Alumnus
12.04.21Bible-Reading Update: Jeremiah 28-Ezekiel 12
12.03.21Influential Albums: 568-574
12.03.21Improvements Made on Another Recent Single
12.03.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 20h Single
11.29.21Get Over 1425 Tracks for $100 This Week
11.29.21Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
11.27.21Christmas Playlist: A Month's Worth of Parodies
11.27.21Influential Albums: 561-567
11.27.21Kansas Fan Lists Her ApX Top 10
11.27.21How to Help the Studio Where We Record (It's Free)
11.27.21New USBs Include New CD and Latest Single
11.23.21This Week's News Bulletin
11.20.21This Week's ApX Radio Show: Thanksgiving
11.20.21How to Get the New ApX Digital Interactive Songbook
11.20.21How to Donate Online or by Mail
11.20.21How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
11.20.21Wyoming Fan Lists Her ApX Top 10
11.20.21Prayer Update on Bill Turner
11.19.21Influential Albums: 554-560
11.16.21This Week's News Bulletin
11.13.21Influential Albums: 547-553
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
11.03.21This Week's News Bulletin
10.30.21Happy Prayer Request Update: Bill Turner
10.30.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 18th Single
10.30.21Influential Albums: 533-539
10.25.21New Single: '86 & '89
10.22.21Four Members Celebrate ApX Anniversaries
10.22.21Sad Prayer Request Update: Angela Walker
10.22.21Influential Albums: 526-532
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
09.07.21This Week's News Bulletin
09.04.21Super Sentiments from 16 States & Saskatchewan
09.04.21Another Praise Report from Darnell Cline
09.04.21No Single This Wkd: Here's Why & What's in the Works
09.04.21Influential Albums: 477-483
08.27.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 14th Single
08.27.21Influential Albums: 470-476
08.24.21New Single: 2 from 1986
08.22.21New CD BOGO Ends Wednesday
08.22.21Big Bunch o' Books: What J.'s Been Reading Lately
08.20.21Influential Albums: 463-469
08.16.21This Week's News Bulletin
08.14.21Influential Albums: 456-462
08.14.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 13th Single
08.10.21New Single: 2 Top 10 Hits from 1985
08.07.21Rich Gets Quick: Fastest ApX Member to 100 Songs
08.07.21Influential Albums: 449-455
08.07.21New CD in Stock: Buy 1, Get 1 of 33 CDs Free
08.02.21This Week's News Bulletin
07.30.21More Prayer Needed for Darnell Cline
07.30.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 12th Single
07.30.21Influential Albums: 442-448
07.27.21New Single: More Mid-80's Music
07.25.21Influential Albums: 435-441
07.25.21What's on the Get Rich Quick CD?
07.22.21This Week's News Bulletin
07.17.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 11th Single
07.16.21Father of the Bride (and Father of the Bride 2)
07.16.21More Info on the Upcoming ApologetiX CD
07.16.21Influential Albums: 428-434
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

Connecticut Rhetoric: Last Weekend's Concert & Tangents Galore
Wed., Feb. 16. 2005 10:06am EST

Thanks to everybody who came to see us for our concert in Cheshire CT last Saturday ... and thanks to all of you who responded to J.'s horrible Barry Manilow "Weekend in New England" puns in last week's newsletter. Thanks also to Don and Jauneen Dore, who coordinated the event, with a large staff of volunteers, all wearing "ApologetiX in Connecticut" shirts.

The place was packed. In fact, it may have been the largest mixed group of Red Sox and Yankees fans we've ever seen coexist peacefully :) Usually, Red Sox fans agree with Mark Twain that a Connecticut Yankee should be in King Arthur's Court ... or some similar place in another continent and another millennium. We also met some people who are interested in bringing us to Massachusetts (haven't been there in a while) and Rhode Island (one of six states we've yet to play).

Here's a nice email we received from one of the concertgoers:

"I went to your concert in Connecticut. It was my first time seeing you guys. It was awesome! I can't wait to see you again! I got my first ApologetiX CD for Christmas (2004) and then my parents bought seven in January. So now we have a total of eight of your CD's. I listen to them all the time, and we always have at least one in the car at all times. You guys are awesome. Keep up the good work."

Laurel Good
Brainard, NY

Editor's note: "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" by Mark Twain was published in 1889, 13 years after "The Adventures" of Tom Sawyer and four years after "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." It's one of the world's earliest stories about time travel, published six years BEFORE "The Time Machine" by H.G. Wells!

Mark Twain moved into his last house, in Connecticut, in 1908, and he was buried in New York in 1910. For those of you who'd like to use this as evidence that Twain was a Red Sox fan who converted to the Yankees before he died, we'd like to remind you that Twain was born in Missouri, so he must have been a Cardinals fan, since they were founded in the late 1800's and the Royals didn't exist until the late 1960's. And if Twain was a Cardinals fan, there's no way he could be a Red Sox fan, not after 1946 and 1967, and certainly not after what happened last fall!

By the way, Cardinals fans and Royals fans alike are invited to see us in Bolivar MO (near Springfield) this Friday night. Red Sox fans and Yankees fans are welcome, too, but please dress appropriately!