American Gumbo*

American Gumbo*

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

'pat o's christmas snuggie

After 8 long hours of work on Christmas, Mike Kenny invited me to Pat O's for Christmas. It was enjoyable, considering I had to be at work at 4:30am the next morning and couldn't drink. All in all, it was cool... and Big Mike got a snuggie.

Music by
John Mayer 'St. Patricks Day'
Justin Timberlake 'SexyBack'

'i am nola: a concept book...'

In an effort to try to maximize the potential of finding funding for 'i am nola', I have compiled a series of unique New Orleans photographs, taken by myself, called 'i am nola: a concept book...' they cost 30 bucks to make, and I only have one because I am poor. If you would like to check it out of order one blindly, give me a text or holla in any other interactive way...

'dj kemistry'

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

'abstract soul power'

Music by
Beanie Sigel & Snoop Dogg 'Don't Stop'
Kwame and a New Beginning 'Ownlee Eue'
Donny Hathaway 'This Christmas'

my two favorite dj's...

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Music by
MGMT 'Electric Feel'
Marvin Gaye 'Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)'
John Mayer 'I'm On Fire'

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

'the hotel'

Another great pic from Also, another great reason why New Orleans is not Miami...

By the way, the chick on the far left is FINE!!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009



'human/nature' is a series of photos taken in Downtown New Orleans and around my house on the westbank. Nothing special... just wanted to put some pics together with MJ telling us what we're seeing...

music by MJ

Thursday, November 26, 2009

'the colored section'

This is a short film I shot years ago for a UNO class. The basis of it is to not let others dictate who you are, because in the end, it is your perception of yourself you have to live with...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

'an early evening dream'

In order to continue my blog and artistic endeavors, I made this video from pics I took. The song is called 'Do You Know Me' from John Mayer new album 'Battle Studies'.

'Do You Know Me?' by John Mayer

'the rose'

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

'bar tonique'

After his commercial shoot, and me getting off of working a two hour shift during my vacation, Damion invited me to a 'wrap party' for the crew of his new commercial. It was at a place on Rampart called 'bar tonique'. It reminded me a lot of Hostel, with the brick bar and low lighting. There were some cool people... I got into a conversation about films, and Damion ended up being sucked into a convo... about what, I don't know because I was talking about how Keith David is the greatest actor of all time.

music by Common featuring John Legend

'howling success'

Saturday, I went to the LASPCA event 'Howling Success' with Damion and Johnny Angel. It was a very cool event, in which Thea did a great job, as always. The only problem was the food. Good food, but I probably should have eaten before I went. Did drink a lot of Jack Daniels, tho. Only problem is I did not get a buzz all night... Strange.

Music by Damion Yancy

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

'awaken' @Moloko


'Yancy Dance'

This is the 'Damion Yancy' footage from Thursday night. As I stated before, security were acting shady that night, so I grabbed this footage and left. I spent most of that night chillin' with Jill outside of PIE, because I had to work at 4am... you know how I roll...

'Beyonce into Hotboys' Live @ Republic

'lafayette square pt.1'

'They Live'

So last night, I was sitting at work watching the new ABC show 'V', which is pretty cool. The problem I had with it was that it really reminded me of John Carpenter's 'They Live'. So I looked it up and found out that the mini series that 'V' is based off of , also named 'V', was made years before 'They Live'. So, since they've remade 'V', I wonder if they're going to remake 'They Live'?

And by the way, I have a pair of Ray Ban's, and I'm watching you mofo's...

Monday, November 2, 2009

'Halloween Frenchman St. 2009'

Halloween started off very promising. I was on Frenchman, listening to Electro. Then I was on Frenchman, which was hella packed, looking at a ton of Billy Mays. Then came the dude in the blue anime suit and his band, who sounded like a backup band for Outcast. It was one of the greatest times ever, but it also felt like the scene from 'The 10 Commandments', where Moses comes off the mountain and throws the tablets to the ground because they were worshiping false idols... yea, that's what it felt like. Then it went downhill. Chicks lose purses, throw up, and for some strange reason, I became a babysitter. Gotta watch em'... them ho's must have me fucked up with someone else...

"Sitting Around Keeping Score" by Spymob
& Original Frenchman St. Sounds

Saturday, October 31, 2009


So. Thursday, I went to Think Tank's last night at 'Pubes' (Republic New Orleans) to see this fashion show. I decided to tape it for Damion and Jill, who is a manager at House Of Lounge. As I was taping, the security gaurds started asking me to back up, for no reason, as if I weren't taping the event. As i asked why, secutity told me it was told to him from the managers. So, this is what I was able to get. And once again, Fuck Republic. They're cowards.

house of lounge 10.29.2009 from Jonathan Jackson on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

'i'm good'

Ok. I'm a little late on this one. This video is from the first week of October. I'd edited earlier, but like an idiot, I accidently deleted it. Anyway, The first two people in the video are KLC from No Limit and Primo. Primo was off the chain with his mix of his own produced hip-hop hits. The second is obviously N*E*R*D, featuring a new chick, who was pretty hot. Looked a little like M.I.A. Of course, the concert was off the chain, just hope N*E*R*D can keep up the pace of their last three albums, and don't sell out like The Black Eyed Peas... enjoy.

Soundtrack by The Clipse 'I'm Good' produced by The Neptunes

'Armed With A Heart'

Last night, I went to see Will Horton's new short film 'Armed With A Heart' at Zeitgeist in Central City. It was a cool flick. I've been a fan of Will from the mid 90's when he was directing music video's for Master P, Mystical, and The Ghetto Twins, among others. He was also a teacher of mine at UNO while he was pursuing his masters. 'Armed With A Heart' is the culmination of that Masters Degree, so it was great seeing another minority filmmaker, as well as a local idol, finish something that was started. I'm proud to know the brother.

(on a sidebar, this proves that education is the new crack for black men)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Yancy Dance pt. 2

Here is Damion's new shit. Haven't listened to it yet, but I'm sure it kick's ass... This is a chick (Sienna West) posing in the nude. Has nothing to do with Damion Yancy or his music.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Here is a new video for 'Damion Yancy'. We shot it a couple of weeks ago at 'Throwback' at Republic, and I edited it to The Ramones and Bloc Party... because that's cool... 'Throwback' 10.16.2009
The Ramones-'Blitzkrieg Bop'
Bloc Party-'Helicopter'
Mixed by Damion Yancy

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Mike Kenny 'the filmmaker'

On a Wednesday night on Magazine St., Mike, Remi, Lisa, and Damion had drinks and talked about shit like which movie is better: Connan The Barbarian or The Last Dragon? And they told me I have to watch some film called 'Ice Pirates' that I'm pretty sure I've seen, but cannot remember. Anyway, with Mike Kenny's permission, I will start "The Mike Kenny Series" where Mike talks about films, the past, and whatever else we talk about when we grab a couple of beers and shoot the shit...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New version of LA/SPCA PSA

'Look Me In My Face' by Impulss

This is a video I edited, shot by Rome & Perez. They never released it, but I thought it was great. They said something about sync issues... You tell me.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Another Classic

Yup. Here's another one from 'last nights party' from ATL. Linking this site to a blog makes my blog hot, but I've guessed you've guessed that already. Check out the album, and enjoy...

New Music From Damion Yancy

Per Damion Yancy: 'Here it is "Yancy Dance" ep. 1. Live, raw, & unedited. Retweet if you like. thank you kindly' Download Yancy Dance

Monday, October 12, 2009

LASPCA video

This is a video I directed for the LASPCA. Check it out :)

LA/SPCA PSA for "Hooray For Howlywood" :30 second spot. Saturday, November 14 at Mardi Gras World (Eastbank). "Howling Success" is the annual gala benefitting LA/SPCA. Tickets are $250 for patron party and $125 for gala.

Director: Jonathan Jackson
Director of Photography: Patrick Marrero
Producers:Thea Pagel, Jonathan Jackson, and LASPC

This is the band 'The Arcade Fire' from Canada. Their song, 'wake up' is the song playing in the trailer for 'Where The Wild Things Are". Can't wait to see the movie...

Sunday, October 11, 2009

"Star Eyes'

This is a video I did to play with some things. The song is called "Star Eyes" by, of all people, David Lynch. But it is a beautiful song, so peep it out...

Filmed in 1080i.

Alex Cornell

I came across this cat on vimeo. His name is Alex Cornell, and cat is hot. I think it was for a class project, but he made up a fake film fest called 'The Wes Anderson Film Festival' (which if this really existed, I'd be in that mofo nerded out). Check him out...

Cool Pics

This comes from my favorite pic site, 'last nights party', so I'll probably put some of their hot pics up every couple of days...

What? No Tulane fans?

I am still confused. Why are there no Tulane Green Wave Fans... or why are there so many LSU fans in New Orleans? It's funny, because it's pretty quiet in the city right now after LSU lost to Florida, which was pretty much expected. But is no one sad that Tulane lost? I think Tulane needs your support, especially considering their gonna get their ass bust be Houston next week. Come on son... can we get a titty to suck on also?