Passing this along..always good tips for living.
Passing this along..always good tips for living.
Anyone who really knows me is aware of my love of the NBA and sports in general one of the many special things I share with my son Arie.
Post from January 26, 2020
I’m at a loss for words Rest In Peace international basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna at only 13 rest with angels .. I just can’t believe it – one of my favorite NBA players and my sons as well always leaving it out of the court, my son attended many of his camps, Kobe was great with the kids and so personable, having opportunity to meet him, going to games, my son being so excited about his first pair of Kobe sneakers .. the list goes on – so many fond memories, was excited to see what he’d do with his Mamba academy, teaching the Mamba mentality of excellence, championing women’s athletics and with his children books so much ahead .. such a tragic day for all of the two families, and millions of fans around the world. I have no words .. this is surreal shedding tears over this. Prayers and strength to his wife Vanessa and family as well as condolences to the families of Christina Mauser, Sarah and Payton Chester; Keri and Alyssa Altobelli ; Ara Zobayan John Altobeli. This is just a devastating tragedy.
Cherish each day and those you love…
Jody Watley – Winter Nights EP due mid February. The first in a series of seasonal releases. Short, sexy and sweet with remixed by Alex Di Cio’ and a new song featuring SRL.
Upcoming confirmed concerts:
January 31 : Westbury, NY : Theatre at Westbury with Taylor Dayne and Lisa Lisa
February 1 : Atlantic City, NJ: Tropicana Showroom with Taylor Dayne and Lisa Lisa
February 8 : Washington, D.C. The Howard Theatre – Tickets
February 10 – 15 : The Ultimate Disco Cruise
February 21: Stockton, CA The Bob Hope Theatre with Taylor Dayne and Lisa Lisa
March 27: Lake Charles, MS Golden Nugget with Taylor Dayne and Lisa Lisa
April 11: Date TBA
More dates TBA.
Top 10 Tracks January 17 – 23 :: Streaming with Spotify still tops for Jody Watley listeners
Top 10 Releases January 17 – 23
Top 5 Classics January 17 – 23
The first night of the Ladies Tour kicked off in Gulfport, Mississippi at Island View Casino Resort – packed house, party vibes; all love.
January 31 :: Westbury NY, Theatre at Westbury
February 1 :: Atlantic City, NJ Tropicana Showroom
February 21:: Stockton CA, Bob Hope Theatre
March 27 :: Lake Charles, LA, Golden Nugget
More dates TBA
I will not be on the bill February 13 in Connecticut Mohegan Sun due to prior commitment.
I posted this yesterday on my social media in celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This performance was while pregnant with my son on The Arsenio Hall Show in 1992 while promoting my “Affairs Of The Heart” album -also performed that night was my single “I’m The One You Need.’ The Arsenio Hall Show was always a great place to showcase music for black artists simply on a merit basis – long before the “what are the social media numbers, how many followers?” The gatekeepers of today would never allow a show like this.
Around this time I’d performed this single on Good Morning America on MLK Day. My performance earned me an invitation to The White House as the President and First Lady were so moved. It’s an honor I’ll never forget. I also used the opportunity to speak about equality, and support for public education – investing in our youth; definitely inspired by Dr. King. Many know I also recorded this song in honor my my father Rev. John Watley Jr.
“..the more of life I live to see, I feel more like a child – the lessons that I have to learn, I know will take a while – and if it takes eternity I hope your plans for me, surround me with a gift of joy and make my days complete..embrace me with your love and help me rise above – show me the way to keep the faith so I won’t forget to say that it all begins with you..”
We all have the ability to bring positive changes in our lives and in the world each day not to mention the ability to keep the faith and get through barriers and obstacles. You don’t have to be religious (I’m not) to believe in a higher power than all of us and the inner will we have when we keep the faith.
Passing along these reminders I came across.
Jody Watley contemporary music Top Tracks and Releases, Spotify still top streaming service for Jody Watley listeners.
Top Tracks January 3 – 9.
To Releases January 3 – 9.
Top 5 Classics January 3 – 9.
Jody Watley. Blue Issey Miyake Plastic Body Mold. Performing on Soul Train 1988. I had red as well as black though I believe I had the red customized to black.
I was tagged in a post with the very fashion forward Zendaya rocking a Tom Ford plastic bodice this week. Gorgeous.
Finding a variety of ways to release my music remains important. When releasing “Paradise” EP in 2013 I discussed in many interviews that with short attention spans, albums not being the same experience with fans being able to pick and choose which songs to add to their own playlists EP’s would probably be the way to go.
In that spirit, I’ve decided to do a series of seasonal themed EP’s for my Avitone imprint starting with “Winter Nights” coming in February.
The EP will feature a new Jody Watley & SRL single, the ambient “Weigh On Me Pt 1” Alex Di Cio’ Remix along with two additional songs from my catalog, overlooked gems that we think deserve a fresh look getting the Di Cio’ Remix treatment perfect for cozy winter nights to warm you up. The vibe is intended to be a listen from start to finish in this concept running just 15:37.
“Winter Nights” will be beautifully book-ended with the title song instrumental. Short, sweet, soulful and sexy ambience.
Limited edition digi-paks for “Winter Nights” as well are in the works along with seasonal themed titles for Spring, Summer and Fall to follow, a new way to add new songs and remixes. Collect them all.
The tempos will increase and by the time we hit summer – it will be dance party time with some of my deep cut remixes, and more new Jody Watley solo material.
More details to come. Winter Nights, Spring, Summer and Fall.
Artwork by Shawn West
Art Direction: Jody Watley and Shawn West
Don’t let the world and life get you down. We can only change that within our reach so don’t oversaturate your mind with bad news. Live life and cherish each day. Wattage!
Up next January – February, back to the music.
January 24- Gulfport,MS :: Island View Casino Special Guest with Lisa Lisa and Taylor Dayne
January 31-Westbury, NY :: Theatre at Westbury Special Guest with Lisa Lisa and Taylor Dayne
February 1 – Atlantic City:: Tropicana Showroom Special Guest with Lisa Lisa and Taylor Dayne
February 8 – Washington, D.C. :: The Howard Theatre
February 10-15 :: Ultimate Disco Cruise with SRL
I hope to see you!