A beautiful California evening celebrating the launch of my friend and fabulous makeup artist Billy Brasfield B Billy B for GÁLLÁNY Cosmetics and QVC in Vivienne Westwood Penthouse Suite rooftop London Hotel so nice to seeRuPaul and Michelle Visage all serving up fabulous looks and always good vibes
I trust that amidst the various chaos and tragedies occurring somewhere in the world each day – you are reminding yourselves to control what you can and not stress over what is out of reach. Keep your patience, compassion and kindness always within your heart and remember to cherish and enjoy each day no matter the obstacles that you may face on any given day. It may be a simplistic outlook, however I don’t know know any other way to live or to encourage others. Laugh a lot, love hard including yourself..as well as my ‘Sanctuary’ reminds – “..fill these walls with happy times and fill these rooms with peace of mind..” and always good vibes into the universe. We should all work to be the change we seek in the most positive ways.
To bring you up to date on activities the past week:
I was honored at Long Beach Pride on May 21, 2017 by Senator Ricardo Lara with a California State Resolution. The LGBTQ community has always been a friend to me and my music throughout my career and I’ve always worked to reciprocate the love and support – before it was accepted in the mainstream.
Then we were off to Niagra Falls.
New York. Times Square. BB Kings.
Another highlight of this week was spending time and getting to see my son Arie in NYC and going to our favorite pizza spot. Never get so busy making a living – that you don’t also live a life.
Up next: Detroit June 4, 2017 Detroit Grand Prix
One the great things about this era is when you want to watch a video, you don’t have to wait for it to appear on a network, or if you want to hear a song, you can just stream it (Spotify, Aple Music, etc) or even better download it from one of the online outlets (iTunes, Amazon) – though streaming is outpacing paid downloads as the way fans get music. Times change and I continue to change too! The music is there within reach all the time.
Sanctuary, quality soul music with meaning…the kind people who don’t really support new music to begin with say is not being made – it’s here, just like I am!
These were the limited edition candles we did last year.
“Jody Watley is a name in American music that is widely recognized, yet still not fully appreciated. Her ingenious, stylish videos and multi-threat talents raised the bar not just for dance music, but for women in the business – especially women of color”…Read the full feature: The Shadow League Music, Sports and Culture
March is coming to a close and it’s been productive with writing, recording and other projects. I hope it’s been a good month for you – and if not..be encouraged not discouraged because every day presents a new opportunity to achieve a new goal or to implement a new plan, whatever that may mean to you and your life. It could be budgeting, moving to a new job, eating healthier, losing weight…it’s whatever it is for you. Some days can be blue – full of doubt and disappointment – the next can be filled with hope and enthusiasm. Push yourself. That’s what I do. I don’t always hit my marks, but you can trust and believe I’m always keeping it pushing – doing, trying, getting back up..and as my Mom would say “Change the tape you play in your head.” It’s great advice and so it’s in my heart to put that out there again today as I write this blog. Keep your head up – the beat don’t stop…just keep it moving on and on and on..and..
I’m included in the cast of the new concept show FULL OUT. Created by Rosero’s (of SRL) son Eric McCoy, we can’t say too much about it but we did shoot the pilot for it this weekend. I have a soft spot for kids and this is a lot of fun, terrific concept. They all also adore me..passed along from their parents and also getting to know me and so that makes me feel uplifted as well. Like ripples on a pond. Some have worked with me previously as a part of our universal all age dance squad, and so we are all looking forward to more.
May 25 Chicago The Promontory – Tickets
May 26 Niagra Falls Seneca Casino and Resort: Tickets
May 27 New York BB Kings : Tickets
June 4 Detroit Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix: Tickets
July 8: Alameda County Fair: Tickets
July 22 Los Angeles The Greek Theatre Freestyle Concert Presented by 94.7 The Wave: Tickets
More dates to be announced
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MUSIC is elixir for the soul, wings to imagination, hope when feeling despair, joy when you want to dance, melody when you need a good cry, a soundtrack for love, romance, celebration, revolution, self empowerment – and motivation when it’s time to kick into grind mode.
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May 25 Chicago The Promontory: Tickets
May 26 Niagra Falls Seneca Resort and Casino Bears Den: Tickets
May 27 New York BB Kings: Tickets
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