ApologetiX in Places You Wouldn't Expect
Fri., Feb. 24. 2023 2:33pm EST
Here are two interesting tidbits sent to us this week by fans who found ApologetiX injected into the some surprising places:
I've attached a screenshot of a crossword puzzle with an ApologetiX song as a clue. I guess you're in the big time now. It is from a crossword puzzle app with the not-very-creative name "Crossword." It's on my android tablet and came from Google Play."
Editor's note: For the record, the clue was 22 across on the puzzle and said "'It's Not _ _ _ _' (ApologetiX's Christian parody of 'Superman (It's Not Easy)')."
I'm not sure if anybody told you, so you may or may not know, but just in case you don't know:
Todd in the Shadows, a YouTuber with over a half million subscribers, who has become famous for his one-hit wonder retrospectives (which he calls "One Hit Wonderland"), put a sample of one of your parodies in the outro of his most recent video. His most recent one hit wonder retrospective is on "Turn Up the Radio" by Autograph.
At the end of his One Hit Wonderland videos, he usually outros with a cover of the one hit wonder that's the topic of discussion. To my pleasant surprise, when I heard this outro for the first time, I burst in a smile, because I know this is your stuff "Turn Up The Ray of Hope"!
Of course, he chose the least religious sample of "Turn up the ray of hope — I read my newsfeed — it makes me mope," but it's still impressive of that he chose your sample for outro, considering he let Christian rock have it when he reviewed "Flood" by Jars of Clay.
I'm hoping he didn't choose your parody for his outro just to make fun of you. That would make me sad. I'm just reminded of the words of Galatians 6:7: "God cannot be mocked." I'm not sure if this opens door for you or what, but it still testifies to how the Lord has used you to impact His creation. God be praised for using your wonderful gifts!
Here's the link to the video: https://youtu.be/jGzOQ0aAOH0. If you want to just listen to your sample, skip ahead to 19:14.
I hope all is well with you. I pray for you every time I remember you.
Thanks, Dale and Graham! For some reason, all this unexpected attention kind of reminds us of Proverbs 30:28: "Lizards — they are easy to catch, but they are found even in kings' palaces."