The Jacob's Trouble Video Archives

Friday, February 28, 2014

JT Wordled!

  Wordle: Jacob's Trouble Lyrics
Just for grins and giggles, I Wordled all the lyrics to JT songs. Check it out... 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Church -of-Do-What-You-Want-To still impacting evangelical thinkers

A friend of mine sent me a link to this blog post from author/blogger/Troublemaker Joel J. Miller... check it out!

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Behind the Song: She Smiles at the Future

"I wrote this one mostly myself on a little keyboard my wife had given me for my birthday one year. I picked out the opening riff first and played it for Mark, who learned it on guitar. I then sang out the melody as I heard it in my head, and Mark and Steve figured out what chords to play behind it. That’s pretty much the way I wrote all my songs back then. I couldn’t play guitar yet at that point so I was at the mercy of the guitarists in the band to interpret what I sang or hummed to them. It was an awkward and painstaking way to write songs. But it was the only way I had to communicate what I heard in my head. The instrumental bridge part in the middle was Terry’s Taylor’s idea. He helped us figure out what to do there. The riff like thing that resolves it back into the verse is a discarded riff from another song idea I had. I liked it though and was glad I found a place to use it. The lyrics are taken largely from Proverbs 31 about a godly wife. There is no godlier person I know than my wife. And the verse that said, “She smiles at the future” just leapt off the page. I thought that pretty much summed up my wife; confident that Jesus loves her and has an incredible life planned for her and our family. If I were to write a song about myself it would probably be 'He Stresses Out About Everything.' The drum part is straight Ringo, lifted right out of 'In My Life.' " -- Jerry Davison (from an interview with BackSpin Radio, 2011)

Big thanks to our friends at BackSpin Radio for all the support and encouragement! Check out their website and podcasts for more great vintage CCM!

"Quirky purveyors of retro pop..." Wot a nice thing to say!

Today I stumbled across a very nice article chronicling the history of JT by a British CCM journalist by the name of Tony Cummings. He wrote quite a flattering piece on the band for a UK Christian music website called CrossRhythms. Thought you die hard Troublemakers might enjoy reading it.
Thank you, CrossRhythms and Mr. Cummings for your kind words, and for still giving a poop after all these years. Check out the full article here!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Cool article on JT

Found this while perusing the web (that's fancy talk for surfing). Enjoy!

Saturday, December 03, 2011

New interview with Backspin Radio!

Hey Troublemakers far and wide (and deep, too!)
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down to an interview with Bill Moore of Back Spin Radio, a national program that spotlights the rich heritage of classic Christian music. He will be airing it this Sunday, Dec. 4th at 3:00 PM. Here is a promo clip to tease you! Be sure to tune in and listen! And be sure to listen and support Bill and Back Spin radio. We need more guys like him keeping us mindful of the great music and artists who paved the way for today's CCM! Thanks, Bill! You are the man!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Keep them cards and letters comin', kids!

Every so often we will get an email or letter from a longtime Troublemaker. A few days ago I got this email from a JT fan named Chuck. He said it was just dandy if we shared it with the rest of you. So here goes...


I recently repurchased my Jacob's Trouble collection on CD (previously on cassette).
I really appreciate the album Jacob's Trouble. Almost everything I have come across lately that has impacted me is that our main purpose is to love God and to be in fellowship with Him. We learn to love God by finding out how much He truly loves us. All religion and works are worthless if we have no relationship with God and our Lord Jesus Christ.
I find the Jacob's Trouble album to be loaded with this message. I listen to it sometimes on the way to work, and I find the music very uplifting. The album usually sets a good frame for prayer, meditation and fellowship with God while I am at work (high-stress job).
My Passage for today: And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. Revelations 21:3
I see our Father's end result is constant eternal fellowship.

God bless you and your family brother,

Chuck Rominski
A few days later, Chuck wrote again to tell us how a JT song helped him through a tough day...


The day after I sent you the previous email, I had a particularly stressful day. We had to meet a high profile deadline, and some of my work had come under criticism. All day three verses from one of your songs played through my head "Don't let them tell you I don't love you. Don't let them say that I don't care. Don't let them throw you to the lions of despair." I was very comforted.
I saw a few links to you online. I saw you are very involved in working for our Lord.
Keep it up!!

God bless you and your family,

Your brother in Christ,

Thanks, Chuck, for the encouraging words. We never cease to be amazed at how God still uses a bunch of mullet-wearing, guitar-playing guys in clown suits to draw people into deeper intimacy with Himself. That is a miracle of Red Sea-type proportions, indeed!