Jody Watley and SHALAMAR – Reloaded with New Interviews

SHALAMAR - Reloaded

SHALAMAR – Reloaded. Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy.

Never a dull moment – in the land of the living!

Chicago Windy City Times: Jody Watley, Songs, Legal Battles and Reloading SHALAMAR

Soulinterviews.com with DJ Soulswede

 

UPCOMING:

MAY 24 HAPPY DAYS FESTIVAL UK WITH SHALAMAR ‘RELOADED’

MAY 30 THE SHRINE CHICAGO

JUNE 6 MOUNTAIN WINERY WITH KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND

JUNE 13 SAO PAULO BRAZIL ESPACO DAS AMERICAS

JUNE 24 THE HOWARD THEATER WASHINGTON DC

JUNE 25 LINCOLN CENTER DAMROSCH PARK ‘MIDSUMMER NIGHT SWING”

JUNE 27 QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK LET’S ROCK LONDON

JUNE 28 AMSTERDAM MELKWEG

JULY 25 ATLANTA HEALTH AND MUSIC FEST (RECIPIENT OF WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE ICON AWARD)

MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED MAKE SURE TO TRACK JODY WATLEY ON BANDSINTOWN AS WELL AS SHALAMAR.

 

Jody Watley. Thursday Classic. Thought of The Day.

Jody Watley Junior High

A melancholy though triumphant Jody Watley.  Southeast Junior High

 

 

With each social media throwback Thursday my desire is to not only share a photo moment from the past – but to perhaps inspire someone by providing what was behind a photo moment in my life on this journey.

From my Facebook Page post”

“Queen Jody! Living in KCMO (from Chicago though) at the time – had run a campaign for President of the school, I think I was the only girl who ran..and lost..kids were clowning me. It was a big disappointment and embarrassing for me – at the loss ..but I wasn’t discouraged in the long run, a theme in my life and career. I learned early on to never give up, keep pushing forward and stay motivated. Though not popular and still reeling from the loss of President..I went after “Miss Explorer Queen of Southeast Jr. High’ – because you never know unless you try right?! The outcome was triumph although I appear quite melancholy and sad in the photo’s (though still dealing with shade – a lot of girls including those who came in second and third weren’t happy as evidenced in the photo – shade is nothing new ) We didn’t have a lot of money but I put together my outfit and if you notice you can see what would become a style signature in my music career – jumbo hoop earrings. Certainly, I experienced far more challenging moments in my life, and even with this photo and moment there is much more to reveal.. however this is one of those touchstone character building moments.  ‪#‎JodyWatley‬ ‪#‎Shalamar‬ ‪#‎life‬ ‪#‎inspiration‬ – Just keep striving and be yourself is what I hope the takeaway is from this, beyond the TBT..” May 7, 2015

Jody Watley Featured in Top Canadian Fashion Magazine

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Very proud to be included with these outstanding women and pioneering artists: Stevie Nicks, Kim Gordon and Joni Mitchell in Canada’s #1 Fashion Canada Magazine’s June Issue. A special thank you to Elio Ianucci for making this happen.

Jody Watley  being interviewed by Elio Iannucci in New York February 2015 for Fashion Canada feature.

Jody Watley being interviewed by Elio Iannucci in New York February 2015 for Fashion Canada feature.

Meet Jody Watley At First Ever Rupaul’s DragCon Convention

I’ll be signing autographs and shilling Jody Watley merchandise! Come say hello. Always cool to be part of ‘first ever’ events – always celebrating individuality and creativity! I’ll be there May 16, 2015. Get your tickets – Here

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Thought of The Day. The Road Not Taken.

One of my favorite books is “The Road Less Traveled” by M. Scott Peck.  I read it for the first time in 1983 when I really decided to take control of my life especially professionally and the second time in 1989. This is one of my favorite poems, so I’m sharing it with you. Live your life – make your own choices no matter how much flack you might receive, it’s best to be authentic than to live someone else’s vision of your life.

 

The Road Not Taken

By Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Jody Watley To Appear Live on New Global Network ARISE 360

 

Jody+Magda

NARS artist Magda Ogbe and Jody Watley (c) 2014 Avid Music Inc.

Jody Watley at Night of A Thousand Gowns

Jody Watley at Night of A Thousand Gowns (c) 2014 Avid Music Inc.

 

Princess Lockeroo, Jody Watley, Karen Ng

Princess Lockeroo, Jody Watley, Karen Ng

 

On the heels of an appearance at the 29th annual Night of A Thousand Gowns Gala in New York -Catch Jody Watley today LIVE on the global network ARISE 360 talking Paradise and the new SHALAMAR.