Jody Watley. Joy, Gratitude and Simple Things In Life

Often the simplest things in life bring the most joy – sunflowers always make me smile and so keeping them in the house is always a boost on days when my mood may be a bit blue.

Often rather than lamenting on what we may be missing or lacking or what we are wanting -instead try shifting focus to what we do have. Doing so is a reminder to be mindful of living with gratitude. Every day may not be good – but there is good in every day as long as we are alive. We see daily how fragile and unpredictable life can be, so now more than ever be mindful to not take things for granted, to let your loved ones know they are appreciated – it’s a simple gesture with powerful meaning.

This is a gentle reminder because though the holidays can be full of joy – it’s also a time of sadness for a variety of reasons to many.

Be kind to yourself and others as often as you can, remembering it’s the simple things in life that bring the greatest joy. The world needs more kindness and love – it all begins from within and filters out.

Thank you all for subscribing to my blog and keeping up to date with me year-round. I appreciate you – you are all like a sunflower to me.

Be a light. Wattage!

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Jody Watley Soothes The Soul With New Holiday Single

Grammy Award winning musical superstar Jody Watley releases new holiday song, “Christmas Time Is Here.”

She is spreading some festive cheer with the release of a jazzy rendition of the quintessential holiday song “Christmas Time Is Here” from her favorite, Vince Guaraldi’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” produced by Jody Watley and Rodney Lee now available on all streaming platforms. Download it, stream, share and add as a essential for the holiday playlists.

“This is an ambient and chill rendition perfect for warm cocoa, a laid-back atmosphere and a fireplace real or virtual” says Watley of the release due on her longtime independent imprint Avitone Recordings. “I hope this is a rendition people will enjoy for decades to come. With so much chaos in the world, hopefully my rendition of ‘Christmas Time Is Here’ will sooth some souls.”

A brilliant songwriter, artist, entrepreneur, producer, and visionary has continued recording new music sharing her gift of artistry globally. 

The beautiful icon in music, video, fashion and style, often referred to by her fans as “The Queen of Cool,” is as prolific as anyone who’s ever set foot in a recording studio, and as proficient as anyone who’s ever decided to be a song lyricist. She is not only a great singer—she is a great songwriter, and great performer.

As one of the architects of 21st century pop and contemporary street style mixed with high fashion, her 1989 hit “Friends,” featuring hip hop/rap legends Eric B & Rakim, is the first pairing of pop/R&B/rap/dance to crossover into the Billboard Top 10 on multiple charts.

Watley’s vision — the trendsetting, forward thinking marriage of high fashion and street fashion with music in the 80s — long before it became the norm — along with her fusion of jazz and underground club culture — demonstrates her keen pop instincts and an ease with which she crossed, and still crosses, genres. Jody Watley forged the template that is now in everybody’s playbook.

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Jody Watley Is Getting In The Holiday Spirit

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Soultracks. Jody Watley Returns With New Music For The Holidays.

Jody Watley puts a joyful spin on classic Christmas tune! The Grammy winning music global superstar is spreading some festive cheer with upcoming release of the jazzy rendition of quintessential holiday song “Christmas Time Is Here” from her favorite, Vince Guaraldi’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas” on November 17, 2022. Read more on Soultracks

Jody Watley Set To Bring Joy With New Holiday Single

Grammy Winning Music Icon Jody Watley is set to release the jazzy rendition of classic holiday song “Christmas Time Is Here” from her favorite, Vince Guaraldi’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas” on November 17, 2022.

“This is an ambient and chill rendition perfect for warm cocoa, a laid back atmosphere and a fireplace real or virtual” says Watley of the release due on her longtime independent imprint Avitone Recordings. “I originally recorded this for my devoted fans and had it available for a free download for a short while quite sometime ago. “Christmas Time Is Here” is produced by Rodney Lee (Midnight Lounge, The Makeover) and myself. This is the first official release of the newly mixed and remastered single and I’m happy it will now be available on all streaming platforms for holiday seasons to come.”

Jody Watley Weekend Greetings and Wattage Thoughts For Autumn

Just a periodic check in with you my wonderful subscribers, I appreciate you. This is a safe space away from social media to stay up to date with me as well as receive positive affirmations to those who just might need it in any given moment.

A few more opportunities to see me live this year:

November 1 – Rancho Mirage Aqua Caliente Resort “A Night To Remember” Gala benefitting Cathedral Senior Center, Get your black tie garments together for a great cause – Tickets

December 6 & 7 – with San Francisco Symphony Orchestra “Colors Of Christmas” also featuring Oleta Adams, Peabo Bryson, Ruben Studdard – don’t miss this fabulous holiday show! Davies Symphony Hall – Tickets

December 10 – Freestyle Explosion “Holiday Jam” – it will be a party. Pechanga Arena – Tickets

I’ll also be performing the National Anthem on Christmas Day December 25 for a major sports franchise – Stay Tuned!!

“Autumn is the season that shows us that change can be beautiful – be encouraged.”

Wattage! – Jody Watley

Jody Watley. Grief Is Love With No Place To Go.

I came across this quote and thought it would be a good one to share to anyone like me experiencing grief as I am over the passing of my Mom. This is a very profound thought about grief and love. Eventually, we learn how to navigate these feelings and sense of loss. My Mom is with me though no longer in the physical sense – it’s natural to miss the hugs, the laughter, the conversations, the day to day connections and routines.

Sending my love, light and healing prayers to anyone who benefitted from this post.

Jody Watley New Digital Billboard in New York Times Square

Grammy Winning Music Icon Jody Watley is featured in a new digital billboard in New York City’s Times Square. She Exist Magazine included Ms. Watley in the series of SUPER Women Empowerment Holiday Issue dropping November 2022 billboards. Also featured are Gospel Icon Yolanda Adams, Tina & Erica Campbell (Mary Mary), Keyondra & Kimberly Lockett (founders of Jolie Noire Athleisure).

Grammy Winner Jody Watley Officiates Landmark LA Metro Event For K Line Opening

Dr, Jody Watley

Metro LA: “After decades of going without rail transit, I’m proud to lead Metro as it delivers the K Line to Crenshaw, Inglewood, and all the other south Los Angeles communities.” said Stephanie Wiggins, CEO of Metro. “We’re eternally grateful to the area’s residents and businesses for hosting us in the community during a long and technically complex construction period. I know the K Line will be well used and well loved by these communities and the rest of Los Angeles County for decades to come.”

Grammy award-winning music icon Dr. Jody Watley officiated Metro’s opening ceremony today with members of the community and officials. 

“I was thrilled to be part of this historic opening of Metro’s K-Line,” Watley said.  “The day was very special for me. I am a local to this area. I attended and graduated from Dorsey High School, which is just minutes from the new station. My Mom and I know first hand what it was like to not have transportation options back in the day.”

This was decades In the making with Metro and the community with CEO Stephanie Wiggins at the helm to get it to the finish line. Well done to all involved connecting south LA and also bringing local residents into the union Building Trades careers with additional jobs and opportunities for small business which have always been key in the area.

Schedule of event and script

CEO of Metro Stephanie Wiggins and Jody Watley

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Dr. Jody Watley. Mayor Garcetti, Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins, Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts, Metro Vice Chair Daphne Dupont Walker

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Dr. Jody Watley. Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins, Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts, Metro First Vice Chair Daphne Dupont Walker

Dr, Jody Watley and BNM Publicity Group & Management – Pamela Broussard

The program included Crenshaw High Mighty Marching Cougars, Motherland Drum White Hall Academy young adult choir, Metro Color Guard, Rev. John Cager (Pastor Ward AME Church) Rabbi Sarah Hronsky (Senior Rabbi Temple Beth Hillel in Valley Village), Rev. Rene J. Molina (English Pastor Restoration Los Angeles Church), Rt. Rev Alexei Smith (Ecumenical & Inter-Religious Officer, Archdiocese Los Angeles). Chair Ara Narjarian, Metro Board First Vice Chair Jacquelyn Dupont Walker, Senator Alex Padilla, Assembly Member Isaac Bryan of 54th Assembly, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Mayor Garcetti, Metro Board Member Mike Bonin, Inglewood Mayor and Metro Board Member James T. Butts, Metro Arts Program Artists, State Senator Steven Bradford, Council Member Heather Hutt, Councilman Marquess Harris Dawson, Director of Caltrans Tony Tavares, Editorial & Communications Director of Los Angeles / Orange County Anne-Marie Otey, Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins.