8 december 2007

  • Aaron Galeotti (my guess: it's Michael's brother?) has opened a profile on ModelMayhem with his photographs...featuring of course enation! He apparently did the covers for Where the Fire Starts and Soul & Story!Click here to see the pics - for larger versions, you will have to register.
  • Genie Francis was interviewed by The Christophers, Inc. and she talked a great deal about Jonathan and it's just totally cute!!!!
  • There has also been an interview with Catherine Hickland [Lindsay Rappaport, OLTL] about young soap actors and she mentions Jonathan:

2007 Year In Review: Must-See TV
Are there any performances or storylines from other shows that have stood out to you?
Catherine Hickland (Lindsay, OLTL): "I just think GH's Bradford Anderson is such an interesting kid to watch. I love when shows think outside the box and cast outside the box, and GH did that by adding the character of Spinelli. It was like watching when Scott Clifton (ex-Dillon, GH) came aboard; he was very exciting to watch, and so I get excited when they find kids that are really talented. It doesn't happen everyday that a young person bursts on. Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky, GH) was fascinating to me. I just love when they have kids come on and just blow us away. It's fun."
[ABC Soaps in Depth]

26 november 2007

  • Jonathan recently did a radio interview with "Personally Speaking with Msgr. Jim Lisante" from the Catholic Communication Campaign [episodes 93 and 94]
  • In reference to that interview, Tony Rossi blogged about Jonathan in his newest entry on The Intersection

17 november 2007

  • enation is doing another concert tonight in Tacoma, WA - as announced on their website
  • Also: the new CD is now available to buy - click here - while there, please also check out all the other goodies they have for enation!!!
  • According to this forum, The Dark is Rising may come out on DVD on January 29, 2008. As soon as I have the info if Jonathan is in any way or form on that DVD, I'll let you know!

21 october 2007

  • enation sent out an update on their upcoming new album which is supposed to hit stores (or their online store) in late November! In addition to a new album, they put together an album called "Soul & Story: Volume One" with stuff they've written which never made it on any other CDs. They also let us know that they are planning on opening a new and improved merchandise store! So check the their website time and again to see what's new!

14 october 2007

  • Okay, so I know JJ is not in the movie anymore but apparently no one told the press...here is an interview Jonathan did with Last Broadcast where he actually says some interesting things...I so wish his cut scenes will be on the DVD so that we at least can still see it in some way...
  • There's an interview at Superheroflix, also at UnderGroundOnline or another interview with Alexander Ludwig, the star of the movie, where he mentions Jonathan very briefly...
  • I also found this: The Seeker Trading Cards from Inkwork Cards which includes a little bit of JJ or at least his character...?

4 october 2007

  • There are actually some bad news to report regarding The Dark Is Rising: Apparently Jonathan's scenes have been completely cut from the movie! According to people who were able to see the movie in early screenings reported some major re-cuts, including the fact that JJ is no longer part of the movie. :-(( As soon as I have more accurate information, I'll post it. But so far, don't expect to see JJ in the movie, and I suggest you just boycott the movie entirely.

    ETA: here's a video clip from an interview with Ian McShane where he talks about the removal of Jonathan's character - I guess it's true then :-(
    (Btw, Ian LOVES Jonathan - small thing I know...)

  • In happier news: Don't forget the concert enation will play tomorrow evening in Vancouver, WA - maybe someone can ask Jonathan first-hand what the heck happened.

27 august 2007

  • okay, I'm off to vacation now :-)
    - and hey, I was sent off by some really beautiful HEROES!!! - I just returned from meeting Milo Ventimiglia, Adrian Pasdar, Hayden Panettiere and Jack Coleman here in Munich! - Very cute (HOT!!!) and nice people :-)

  • here are some pics of JJ as The Walker to tide you over until I return on Sept. 23:
    pic 1, pic 2, pic 3

14 august 2007

  • more enation gigs scheduled:

    Saturday, September 1st, 2007
    @ Skydive Toledo, Toledo, WA - 8:00pm
    SKYROCK FESTIVAL - Free Benefit Concert!!!

    Friday, October 5th, 2007
    @ Fusion Café, Vancouver, WA - 8:00pm
    w/ special guest Amber Sweeney

  • they also posted the music video for their song "Flint" on their MySpace site - check it out if you haven't already seen it! And while you're at it - check out all the other great clips :-) - oh and did I mention it? There's also some LIVE footage from their recent concert tour!!!!
  • also a heads up: I will be on vacation (in the good ol' US of A) between Aug. 27 and Sept. 23 - so no updates whatsoever during that time. And yes, I know it's bad timing with the upcoming movie release and all...what can I say? Wish me a great time nonetheless :-D - please ;-) 

31 july 2007

  • Apple.com has finally posted the trailer for The Dark Is Rising in glorious Quicktime (incl. HD!) - and  apparently, the movie has been renamed to The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising

23 july 2007

  • Keep checking enation's myspace site to get updates from the tour! Also of course, check enation's homepage for more up-to-date info regarding the upcoming concerts/gigs!!!
  • Again, an on-set report/interview for The Dark Is Rising: comingsoon.net
  • For all US residents between the ages 13 and 17: Walden Media has started a writing contest for The Dark Is Rising and you can read all the specifics here - for everyone else: it also features a clearer picture of Jonathan as The Walker! :-)
  • A cute little comment about Jonathan (it's an article about the impossible task of casting the perfect son/daughter for actress Michelle Pfeiffer):

[...] It's not an exact match but it's closer than the movies have gotten with the exception of Jonathan Jackson (geez, what happened to his career?) who was exceedingly believable as her son in The Deep End of the Ocean: same angularity of beauty and good chemistry in performance, too, both of them tight skinned with unarticulated rage and sadness. [...]
(Film Experience Blog)

17 july 2007

  • enation's currently on tour as I mentioned below - and Jonathan has now posted a little video blog on myspace and youtube
  • Tour dates have been updated! Those shows are actually meant to be showcases for record labels - so please support the guys!!! :-)

16 july 2007

  • The movie's teaser page as been updated and the trailer is now online!!!
  • Here are two versions of the international trailer which actually DOES feature Jonathan :-)
    Trailer A (open or save with right-click)
    Trailer B (open or save with right-click)
    both are in QuickTime format...

11 july 2007

  • Here's a link to MTV's webisodes which follow interns on the set of The Dark Is Rising - maybe we'll glimpse something interesting?
  • The movie's teaser page as been updated and it looks as if the trailer will soon be posted - so keep coming back to it!
  • Another thing...I just went to see Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix here in Germany and there was no trailer attached to it :-( - so I expect the trailer to only be attached in the US/Canada...

8 july 2007

  • For everyone who needs another reason to go watch Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: the trailer for The Dark Is Rising will be attached to this movie!!!! 
  • Here's a link to someone's LiveJournal who did an in-depth analysis of the differences between the book and the movie (script) version of The Dark Is Rising - BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!!

28 june 2007

25 june 2007

  • New tour dates for enation's Summer Tour 2007!!!

    Wednesday, July 18th, 2007
    @ tba, Nashville, TN 

    Thursday, July 19th, 2007
    @ Matthews Community Center, Matthews, NC - 7:30pm
    w/ special guest Chris Cook

    Sunday, July 22nd, 2007
    @ Fusion Café, Saugerties, NY - 8 pm

    Dates tba for:
    Cheyenne, WY
    Salt Lake City, UT
    ...more to come!

    check the official enation website for more information and updates

19 june 2007

  • Finally a new The Dark is Rising poster which features Jonathan!!!

31 may 2007

23 may 2007

"...There is so much to be said about who Tony is as an incredible artist; a powerful, inspiring and transforming actor, a witty, honest, heart-wrenching, and brilliant writer among others. But, all of these amazing gifts and talents in my eyes, pale in comparison to the friend and mentor that Tony has been to me..." read the rest

Happy Birthday Tony!

  • Speaking of birthdays...don't forget Richard's coming up on May 29th as well!

16 may 2007

  • The Dark is Rising set report has been posted on Ain't it Cool News
  • Some very cool pictures / stills have also been posted (none really of JJ yet...at least as I can see) on ComingSoon.net and IGN
  • A short article concerning some of the drastic changes to the book
  • New US release date is now October 5, 2007!

11 may 2007

  • The Dark is Rising website has been updated...nothing spectacular but the logo for the movie has been posted and it looks AWESOME! See below. Also, it seems that Jonathan got third billing - yay!!!!

  • Two days ago, Drew Tyler Bell, one of Jonathan's co-stars in The Dark is Rising, gave an interview in my home town Munich, Germany, to German TV station ZDF. You can read the [GERMAN] interview here. For those who don't speak German: he doesn't really say anything important regarding the new movie, only that he has been shooting it in Bucharest, Romania, for the last 3 months and that he misses his family. Yet he loves action movies, so it's all fun.

 6 march 2007

I have updated the bio and band pages, incl. the lyrics! I also updated the filmography page.
  • Jonathan's role on The Dark is Rising has been officially announced!!!!!

Fox-Walden Announces Start of Production for THE DARK IS RISING

Production has begun on THE DARK IS RISING, an action-adventure fantasy to be released September 28, 2007 by Fox-Walden, a new joint venture between Twentieth Century Fox and Walden Media.

The film's impressive international ensemble includes Golden Globe(R) Award winners Ian McShane (Deadwood) as Merriman, and Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under) as Mrs. Greythorne. Christopher Eccleston (Heroes, 28 Days Later, Gone in 60 Seconds) has been cast as The Rider, and newcomer Alexander Ludwig will portray the story's hero, Will Stanton.

Also joining the cast are Jonathan Jackson (Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Insomnia) as The Walker, Amelia Warner (Aeon Flux, Quills) as Maggie, Gregory Smith (Nearing Grace, TV Series Everwood) as Max Stanton, Emma Lockhart (Batman Begins, TV Series Malcolm in the Middle) as Gwen Stanton, identical twins Gary Entin and Edmond Entin as the Stanton twins, and John Benjamin Hickey (Freedom Writers, Flags of Our Fathers) as Professor Stanton.
read more

[DiGiTAL50.com] & [ComingSoon.net]

15 february 2007

First of all, has everyone bought the new enation album yet??? No??? What's wrong with you??? ;-)
It's a wonderful and great album - LOVE IT - so go out and buy it here or download the album on iTunes

Now the "real" news:

  • WE KNOW THE MOVIE Jonathan will be doing in Romania! Thanks Gigi!!!
    It's called The Dark is Rising (apparently a BIG production!) and features some great actors such as Christopher Eccleston (currently of Heroes, formerly of Doctor Who) and my other fave Gregory Smith (he of Everwood). It starts filming in Romania on Feb. 26.
'Dark' falls for Smith, Eccleston 
By Borys Kit 

Gregory Smith and Christopher Eccleston have joined the cast of "The Dark Is Rising," 20th Century Fox and Walden Media's adaptation of Susan Cooper's best-selling books. Marc Platt and Ron Schmidt are producing the picture, which is being helmed by David L. Cunningham.

"Dark" tells the story of a teenager (newcomer Alexander Ludwig) who learns that he is the last of a group of warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the Dark. Traveling back and forth through time, he hunts for clues while encountering the forces of evil and discovers that the future of the world rests in his hands.

Smith is playing the teen's older brother, an edgy young man with piercings and tattoos who questions their father's authority.

Eccleston is playing the movie's villain, the Rider.

Also in the cast are Amelia Warner ("Aeon Flux"), Emma Lockhart ("Batman Begins"), Gary Entin, Edmund Entin, Jonathan Jackson and John Benjamin Hickey ("Flags of Our Fathers"). read more

[Hollywood Reporter]

3 february 2007

  • Reminder: Next week - on Feb. 10 - enation's new album Where the Fire Starts comes out!!!!
  • enation also posted two sound clips of new songs on their website! Go check them out!
  • There is a short blurb about the last concert in Lacamas Life Magazine which also includes a current picture of the band:

ENATION Holds Pre-launch Concert
New Album Launches Feb. 10

ENATION, a local band with a lot of talent and ambition performed a marvelous concert on January 27 in preparation for the launch of their upcoming CD, “Where The Fire Starts.” About 200 guests attended the concert, located at the Quality Inn’s Conference Center in Vancouver, on Saturday night. “We really wanted to reward our fans with a sneak peek at what we’re doing with this new release,” said drummer Richard Lee Jackson. “I think they left feeling pretty happy.”... read the whole article here

[Lacamas Life Magazine]

17 january 2007

Unbelievable - but apparently true LOL - ever since I came out of website hibernation, Jonathan did too! 
  • Jonathan is going to shoot a movie (!!!) in Romania later this year :-) - and in related news, Richard is currently in LA for pilot season --> Good Luck, Richard! I will post more information about the movie as I find it...so far, we're not sure which movie he'll be in...hopefully something good and big :-D

Jackson brothers have new CD

Battle Ground brothers Richard Lee Jackson and Jonathan Jackson have devoted much of last year to their musical career and to promoting their band, Enation. The group has a new CD, "Where the Fire Starts," that will be released in February. They'll perform in concert in Vancouver later this month.

But the Jacksons continue to pursue their acting careers, as well.

Richard Lee Jackson is back in Los Angeles this month for the pilot season. This is the time of the year when actors can snag roles in television pilots being developed for networks.

Jonathan Jackson has been signed for a movie that will be filmed in Romania later this year. He has appeared with Robin Williams in "Insomnia," and had the lead role in "Tuck Everlasting." 

[The Columbian]

15 january 2007

  • "Pre-Release / Kick-off Concert for new album Where the Fire Starts"
    @ Quality Inn & Conference Center, Vancouver, WA 
    on January 27, 2007 @ 7 pm

    check the official enation website for more information and updates

8 january 2007


I wish all of you a very happy new year! Hope it will be really amazing and certainly even better than last year's---it can always be better, right? LOL

Sorry for having been MIA for so long but my life has been really busy the last few months and Jonathan's wasn't very public...so I figured it's a good time to focus on the real life for a while ;-)

However, I come bearing very good news :-D

  • enation's next album will be called Where the Fire Starts and will be released on February 10, 2007!!!! Yay, something to look forward to!
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