– and keep a positive attitude in the process!
Never a dull moment – in the land of the living!
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.