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12.13.18How to Help the Studio Where We Record (It's Free)
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12.07.18How to Donate Online or by Mail
12.07.18Deadlines for Delivery Before Christmas
12.07.18USB Drives Going Fast
12.07.18Complete Your ApX Christmas Playlist
12.06.1846th ApX Episode on Radio This Weekend
12.05.18New Single: L.A. Bands from the 60's & 80's
12.02.18ApX Alum Has Something for Everyone
11.28.18Keith's Daughter's EP Arrives This Friday
11.28.18From a Messianic Jew in Massachusetts
11.28.18Clues for Our Next Single
11.26.18Deadlines for Delivery Before Christmas
11.22.18How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
11.22.18Fan Really Taken by New Single
11.22.18ApX Could Clean Up at the Grammys
11.22.18Update on Keith's Daughter's EP
11.22.18Update on Our Upcoming CD
11.19.18New Single: Top 10 Hits from the 70s & 80s
11.16.18Keith's Daughter to Release EP This Month
11.16.18The Title and Theme of Our Upcoming 53rd CD
11.16.18Clues for This Weekend's Single
11.09.18Encouragement from Fans in Five States
11.09.18ApX Airing Again in Australia
11.09.18New Single Brought to You by the Letter L
11.07.18Time for an Update on Our Songbook Update
11.05.18New Single, Fan Will Match All Donations This Week
11.02.18We Need Help (Tales of Tall Strangers)
11.01.18Clues for Our Next Single
11.01.18More Musical Reasons to Be Optimistic
11.01.18Encouragement from TX, MO, SC & CA
10.31.18Parody Plans for the Next Three Months
10.29.18Buy Any CD, Get 1 Free (Ends Friday)
10.26.18The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
10.23.18New Single: Two Bands We've Never Spoofed Before
10.20.18Free DVD with Any CD (Ends Sunday Night)
10.20.18Where Have You Gone, Joe Cataneo?
10.20.18Clues for Tomorrow Night's Single
10.12.18Update on Last Week's Prayer Request
10.12.18Revisiting Last Week's Clues
10.12.18Math Tutor Gets Music Lesson from ApX Fan
10.08.18New Single Should Be Rated G
10.05.18Prayer Request & Praise Report from Louisville KY
10.05.18Here's Our Sequel to "The Borean Identity"
10.05.18From a Pastor, Teacher, and Dad in Duluth MN
10.04.18Over 1150 Tracks for $100 (Ends Sunday)
10.04.18Clues for This Weekend's Single
10.01.18Following Up on Last Week's Newsletter
09.28.18Unfortunately, We Still Need Help and Prayer
09.28.18What's on Tap for October
09.25.18New Single (Alphabet Soup)
09.20.18The Borean Identity: A Family of Fans in WA
09.20.18BOGO Deal on New CD Ends Sunday
09.19.18Something for All You Completists Out There
09.19.18Clues for Our Upcoming Single
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09.12.18New Single: 2 Smashes from the 70's
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09.07.18Clues for Our Next Single
09.04.18ApologetiX Needs Help & Prayer Now
08.30.18Sensational Sentiments from 7 States
08.30.18Watch Tom Milnes Preach Online
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08.17.18More Memories of Keith Harrold from a Band Wife
08.17.18In Memoriam: Keith Harrold
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08.14.18New Single: Summer of '83
08.10.18Three Big Reasons We Do This (from TN, IN & CO)
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08.10.18Catch This Cool Colorado Correspondence
08.10.18Clues for Our Next Single
08.02.18He's Not a Fan of Those Bands, But ...
08.02.18Request from a DJ in WA
08.02.18The Title and Theme of Our Next CD
08.02.18The Stories Behind Our Next Single
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07.19.18Clues for This Weekend's Single
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07.13.18Fans React to New Single
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More Musical Reasons to Be Optimistic
Thu., Nov. 1. 2018 8:06pm EDT

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

Although we're in a rough patch financially, things have never been better musically and lyrically. Here are some reasons we're so excited:

RICH
Rich Mannion started playing keyboards with us in May and just recorded his 15th song with us (including four we haven't released yet). Rich has a wonderful combination of ability, availability, affability, and agreeability — he likes many styles of music and is always up for a challenge.

Rich posted a photo from his home studio on his Facebook page the other day with a caption that read, "Doing something that helps to heal the heart. Working on another ApologetiX parody. I've always wanted to play this song!"

If you were dazzled by Rich's keyboards on our last single, prepare to be even more impressed in coming months. I can't believe some of the sounds he gets, including brass bands ("Dumb Questions"), orchestras ("Everybody Burps"), and even harmonicas ("Soakin' in the Lord's Book").

TODD
Todd Waites is very busy these days with speaking engagements — he just got back from four appearances in Texas — but he's still making time to work on two other songs for us that you should be hearing fairly soon. Good things come to those who wait for Waites.

TOM M.
Alumnus guitarist Tom Milnes is preparing to play on five new songs (and sing on a couple) for us in the coming months, as his painting schedule thins out a bit for the winter (that's usually when we can coax him into the studio). In fact, he spent all day Thursday "woodshedding."

JANNA
My daughter Janna plans to do at least two songs with us during the five weeks she's home for Christmas break. One of those she specifically asked us to spoof and another I've been itching to do for 20 years — about a book of the Bible we've never covered.

We also have a new CD well in the works that we hope to have out by the end of this month, in time for Christmas shopping. I'm so excited about all these projects, I can't choose a favorite — they're all our babies.

HEZEKIAH
My enthusiasm is only dampened by the uncertainty of finances. It reminds me of Isaiah 37:3, when King Hezekiah says, "This day is a day of distress and rebuke and disgrace, as when children come to the moment of birth and there is no strength to deliver them."

Now, our situation hardly compares to what Hezekiah faced. The mighty pagan nation Assyria had Jerusalem under siege, and if God didn't do something, the city would fall. Of course, God did do something; he sent an angel to wipe out 185,000 Assyrian troops overnight.

But if God was willing to do something that spectacular for His people back then, is it really too much to ask of Him to provide for us now? I don't think so. Please pray that He continues to provide.