Jody Watley with Sheila E. Yoshi’s February 28, 2015 (c) 2015 Jody Watley
There was a moment during the night of the two sold-out concerts at Yoshi’s where I became choked up with emotion onstage during ‘Full of Fire’ – there was definitely a lot of love in the room at Yoshi’s for both shows for the new SHALAMAR (we rocked the house) and of course the Jody Watley selections as well – filled me with gratitude. It’s in the music!
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Jody Watley Talks New Project, Bogus TV-One Unsung Episode, First To Collaborate, More
“Jody Watley is an iconic figure in the entertainment industry, who continues to shine in music. Watley’s independent-minded and free-spirited personality has earned her the respect from so many people in fashion, style, music, and video production. The Grammy-award winning vocalist broke many musical barriers, especially being the first R&B/Pop singer to collaborate with a rapper on the song, “Friends,” featuring Eric B & Rakim. Known for her funky style in music and dance, Watley pays homage to her roots on her latest EP, Paradise.”…. Read more at : Singersroom
Nate Allen Smith. Jody Watley. Rosero MCoy. Jody Watley – LIVE at BB King Blues and Grill 2/18/2015
Here’s a review of the concert from B.B. Kings New York. The new members of SHALAMAR ar Rosero McCoy and Nate Allen Smith. It’s going to take a minute for people to grasp that this is a new era of SHALAMAR. New unexpected chapters are about to be written with the surprise twist that no one saw coming becoming the legal and registered trademark owner. The chapter on the classic 3 lineup ended in 1983 and for me there was never a longing or a feeling of “the book was unfinished…” – the era ended as it was intended to. We briefly revisited a moment in the 90’s with Babyface and it didn’t pan out – for a reason. That legacy will always remain but it’s a new day and time. It’s exciting to bring youth, fresh vibes and energy into the mix wherever this journey leads. The universe and the business provided a new opportunity to begin new chapters with a new cast. SHALAMAR Reloaded.
This is true. People have been talking about me most of my life some good and some bad – but one is true ‘they’ keep talking and I keep doing. If we all did things worried about opinions of others – where would we be? Where would I be? Those opinions are irrelevant at the end of the day – never one to follow the crowd or popular opinion I say – you have a brain, instincts, savvy, smarts – use them! Who cares what someone else thinks, often the negative chatter is rife with fear, jealousy, envy and resentment anyway. If you believe in something or have a dream or goal for the right reasons – go after it.
My father would always tell me as a little girl “It’s not what others think about you – it’s what you think and believe about yourself.” A great lesson for life and self-esteem. Do You!
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I received so much love today on my Facebook and Twitter feeds from fans and various media outlets – it’s overwhelming in a way because I wish it was possible to give each person a thank you hug of appreciation. These acts of kindness and affection toward me are never taken for granted. It gives strength to my wings that are always being challenged in one way or another (like anyone else) and reminds how music touches so many people.
Continuing to grow, evolve and appreciate the blessing and gift of life, health, love, motherhood, true friendship, music, career and so much more is what I’m about.
It’s strange how some will always see a person as they were – and not who they’ve grown into isn’t it? I also encounter this from time to time. I never think of age until others bring it up – it keeps my spirit young to let go of things and to not worry about getting ‘older.’ The only thing that gets me melancholy is missing my children being little – but reveling in the moment of the beauty of our relationship and closeness that remains solid. We gain a few pounds..our hormones and priorities shift..when you realize how much life is behind you – and really makes you appreciate and become even more selfish thinking of the life ahead of you – the now. Who you’re with, new goals, new dreams..new directions forward..what you’re working toward..it all becomes clearer with age.
I spoke to someone recently who I have not talked to in decades and was fine with that. It stood out how stuck in the past they were, delusional – even. I listened quietly not relating; but wishing them well. Life and time marches on. Celebrate today’s life, embrace your journey – we’re all travelers just passing through. Make it count no matter how large or small. Here’s to all that is most important in life..in our lives..in our lifetime!