Weekend Musings. Friday Rewind.

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Jody Watley. Original. Shalamar 1983 on tour in Belgium. Photo Courtesy of: Etienne Go.

Seeing this photo shared by a Etienne Go on Facebook from a club in Belgium in 1983 while on tour with Shalamar is another reminder of how long I’ve been getting to do some of the things I love and working really hard at it, and always fighting to be myself – through the many ups and challenges, obstacles overcome ..singing, performing, dancing, designing, writing and bringing joy to the people.

Here’s to the now, to the weekend. Β It’s OK to take a glimpse back, evaluate, reflect, see how far you’ve come, use the lessons learned and so on – just don’t get stuck there.

Much Love!

 

 

 

Jody Watley Classic Photo of The Day.

Photo of Jody Watley

Jody Watley. Right On Magazine Poster Fall 1982. Super Special Collector’s Edition Poster Book. Dress: Norma Kamali

I’ve come a long way baby…

Jody Watley Classic Photo of The Day. Record Mirror UK 1983

Photography: Eugene Adebari, 1983 Record Mirror.

Jody Watley. Photography: Eugene Adebari, 1983 Record Mirror. Shalamar.

 

Jody Watley and SHALAMAR on Life of Riley

 

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Patrick Riley with Jody Watley (c) 2015 Jody Watley Backstage at B.B. King Blues and Grill NYC

 

Check out this review and post from esteemed taste-maker, writer Patrick Riley following the BB Kings Times Square New YorkΒ  sold out performance: HERE

New Fan Art. Nightlife

Collage and Art. Shawn West

“It’s In The Music” Nightlife. Collage and Art. Shawn West

 

Nightlife interpretation by Vernon Sze

Nightlife interpretation by Vernon Sze

 

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I Love The Nightlife.

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We’re just getting started with the single. An official video, limited edition vinyl, remixes by Moto Blanco and Jodie Harsh being completed as I type. Initially, I wasn’t going to do remixes because I want everything about this to be ‘classic’. That said, these will service a broader club community while maintaining the integrity of the record. Of course, remixes have always been a part of my repertoire. I’ll also be doing a bit more promotion while remaining selective. I’ve been asked if “Nightlife” is a part of an album or EP – it is a part of my forthcoming “Paradise” which will be released early 2014. All shares on your social media outlets, blogs and word of mouth mean the world. Let’s show the corporations and media know that classic quality music remains vibrant and strong Β – like an artist / songwriter / producer me! Thank you.

Nightlife at Giorgio' with R&B Diva Faith Evans.

Nightlife at Giorgio’ with R&B Diva Faith Evans. Design: Ray Easmon

Photo: Christos Garkinos. Nightlife Graphic Design: Ray Easmon

Photo: Christos Garkinos. Nightlife Graphic Design: Ray Easmon

Jody Watley. Giorgio Moroder. Nightlife.

My Saturday night at Giorgio’s was truly a night to remember. Meeting the legendary Giorgio Moroder was like a dream. Dancing to his songs and productions as a teen including one of my favorite soundtracks “Midnight Express” – “From Here to Eternity”, not to mention his groundbreaking work with Donna Summer along with his production and writing partner Pete Bellotte. He and his wife Francisca were relaxed and friendly, as Giorgio’s Bryan Rabin too me over for the introduction quickly prompting me to ask “Do you mind if we take a photo”, after hello’s were exchanged. You can say that I’m never too cool for school to be enthusiastic and show that I’m a fan of the people I admire and enjoy as well.

“It’s In The Music!”

More pics via my Instagram (JodyWatley) and Facebook.

The “Nightlife” Classic Glamour EP at iTunes – Here

Getting my drag on for Giorgio's! Photo: (c) 2013 Jody Watley

Getting my drag on for Giorgio’s! Photo: (c) 2013 Jody Watley

Francisca Moroder, Giorgio Moroder and Jody Watley. Photo (c): Jody Watley 2013

Francisca Moroder, Giorgio Moroder and Jody Watley. Photo (c): Jody Watley 2013

Jody Watley. Christos Garkinos. Photo (c) 2013 Christos Garkinos

Jody Watley. Christos Garkinos. Photo (c) 2013 Christos Garkinos

Jody Watley. Bryan Rabon of Giorgio's. With DJ Adam Bravin on the decks. Photo: (c) 2013 Jody Watley via Instagram

Jody Watley. Bryan Rabin of Giorgio’s. With DJ Adam Bravin on the decks. Photo: (c) 2013 Jody Watley via Instagram

Jody Watley. Siobhan Fahey. Bananarama / Shakespeare's Sister. Photo (c) 2013 Jody Watley

Jody Watley. Siobhan Fahey. Bananarama / Shakespeare’s Sister. Photo (c) 2013 Jody Watley

Dancing Shoes. Photo (c) 2013 Jody Watley

Dancing Shoes. Photo (c) 2013 Jody Watley

"I'm going home now - where are my keys?!" Photo: Jody Watley (c) 2013

“I’m going home now – where are my keys?!” Photo: Jody Watley (c) 2013