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You're gonna make it good, and that's it.' His best ability is to share with you when he is moved by the music. It either reverberates in your soul and your heart or it doesn't, and no amount of knob-twiddling is gonna make it any more moving." Jakob's lyrics have a literate, old-world flavour.
"I don't want it to be heavy-handed, I want it just to weave seamlesly through your imagination, and that has to do with the shape of words, and comes probably more from literature and poetry and folk music than listening to rock and roll.
Beset by line-up changes, Jakob's frustrations with the band's slow creative process and commercial decline led him to want to go it alone.
His solo debut conjures up a mythical America, where ordinary lives are set against a battleground of ethical struggle, and simple choices have profound consequences.
He has four children with his wife and he always says that he cannot wait to get back home.
His high school buddy and the band’s bassist, Greg Richling said that Jakob’s life revolved about the band and his family."They are hard thought songs, and hard fought melodies," he says."I stretched out as much as possible, made them a little sneaky, so they stick around for a while." The much admired Rick Rubin proved an ideal collaborator.A lot of people have played acoustic guitar, before and after.I'm just being led by the music like everybody else." At 38 years old, Jakob is extraordinarily handsome in a slightly feline way, the high cheekbones and piercing blue eyes owing as much to his mother (the model Sara Dylan ) as his father.He is never rumored to have a girlfriend or any other extramarital life. With what he said, it can be concluded, he is very loyal and centered about his family.