Jackson hails from the east side of New Mexico where the land is as flat as a billiard table and, late at night, the vast herds of cattle sing country songs in harmony. Starting out in high school, he worked for Norman and Vie Petty at their radio stations in Clovis for more than 10 years, for Pop Echols (formerly of The Stamps quartet) at his radio stations, and for Allsup’s as Program Director for their radio stations and Corporate Advertising Director. He confesses to owning an advertising agency in Albuquerque for 15 years and has been a graphic designer for “a long time”. He ran a design agency in Las Vegas (NV) for 10 years before moving to Ruidoso 4 years ago.
“I’ve been coming here to visit since I was a kid. This is a special part of an amazing state. New Mexico, and Ruidoso in particular, is an extraordinary combination of attitude, altitude, latitude and longitude that makes it one of the most peaceful, creative and beautiful places on earth.” he prattles.
Jackson currently holds the record for sitting on the toilet working crossword puzzles. He wants either to be and an astronaut or a wizard kung-fu master when he grows up. His hobbies include body painting (women’s only), avoiding prison and collecting public restroom graffiti. “Don’t chew the Trojan gum” (Clinton, OK – ’94). “I can’t go while you’re looking” (Spearman, TX – ’82).
He enjoys working in a coal mine & goin’ down –down – down and has been known to load 16 tons of #9 coal. He’s got one fist of iron and the other of steel. If the right one don’t get you then he runs away.
Thanks for listening and for all the fish. J