Jody Watley. Wattage Thought and Photo Of The Day. Dream.

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Imagine. Dream. Believe. Do. Work. Be. Keep The Faith. Remember small steps often turn into big achievements – begin.

 

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Jody Watley Classic Throwback Thursday Photo Of The Day. Shalamar Era.

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I believe this is 1980  for RightOn! Magazine, a feature on my style – in this case hair. This is around the time of Shalamar ‘Three For Love’ album. The style came about because of not wanting to braid to the ends because the unbraiding would be more time consuming. It was unique at the time.

Very proud of the resilience I continue to have, the woman and artist I grew to be – still trying to be the best ME I can be no matter what. I’m full of gratitude, healthy and happy fast forwarding decades later living life and going beyond what I ever dreamed initially to create new ones.

Always choose to believe in yourself and keep growing – never get stagnant or lose faith.

Wattage Thoughts. Keep On.

Keep…

Wattage Thoughts. Your Value.

Never allow yourself to be de-valued. There will always be those who will try to do that, its best to remove yourself from those situations.

Toni Morrison. A Life Well Lived. A Legacy and Inspiration That Will Last Forever.

 

Toni Morrison

One of my favorite authors and inspirations, Nobel Laureate, Pulitzer Prize winner and so many other accolades. Indeed a groundbreaker and beyond – Toni Morrison leaves behind a powerful legacy and influence that will last for generations to come.

Very said to read she’s passed away at 88. Her work challenged you and touched the spirit. I remember the first time I read early work “The Bluest Eye” in my youth losing and finding myself in her words. I’d read it again later as an adult along with many other books ‘Beloved’, ‘Sula’, ‘Song of Solomon’, ‘Paradise’ along with teachings and speeches. Morrison had such intellect and used it for the type of prose that was often challenging and always thought provoking. My love of reading and literature goes back to junior high Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, James Baldwin to name a few comes from that time on my life filled with challenges and uncertainty- it is also where my love for writing and expression began through poetry, short stories, my first novel (unpublished) and later songwriting.

Rest in Heaven and thank you Toni Morrison for being.

My condolences to her family, friends and those who knew and loved her personally and best. I feel like I knew her too.

 

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Art By Jen Troyer. Quote Excerpt from Commencement Address Wellesley College 2004

New In The Jody Watley Art Gallery – August 2019

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Jody Watley by Shawn West. Multi-Media. Gallery

Wattage Thoughts. Be A Light.

Be a light 💡🕯☀️

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July Greetings – New Video

New video greeting. This is the 4th I’ve done and with each try to inspire to begin the new month as well as to update where I’ll be that month..in this case July – on the 19th it’s Staten Island, NY for the City Parks ‘Summerstage’ at Corporal Thompson Park and then returning to Bethesda, MD at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club ‘Celebrating 30 Years of Real Love’ on the 20th – that’s staying power!  More concerts during the summer and fall and whenever added can always be found: Jody Watley Tour Dates

Hopefully, you will take the advice from the video and release past energies that may weigh you down going into this month..let alone months or years ago!  Today is today and I hope whomever reads this post or watches the video will receive that message.

 

Love to all – Wattage!

 

Jody Watley-Weekend Wattage and End of March Updates

A most blessed and joyful weekend to all. Since this is the 30th Anniversary of “Larger Than Life” today’s look is channeling the more chic look.

Always find and stand in your best light – radiate the best of yourself.

Wattage!

Up Next:: April 19 New single “Good Good Reason” Brian Power featuring Jody Watley

April 19 – London at Under The Bridge

April 20 – Amsterdam The Melkweg

April 27 – Microsoft Theater “Freestyle Festival 15”

May 3 – Fresno, CA Cinco de Mega Woodward Park

June 22 – Blue Note Napa “An Evening Of Love, Jazz and Soul”

and more TBA

Weekend Wattage and Other Vibes

Always find your best light..and often it will find you.

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Jody Watley & SRL squad – John “Havic” Gregory and Nate Allen Smith.

 

Soundcheck vibes “The Passion” in Philly last Saturday – Make sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel so you don’t miss uploads!

 

Over on Instagram, really loved the comments in this post..hearing what Jody Watley Music was on playlists..originated by a fan who shared what he was listening to from 4 of of my albums. If you stopped at the first two and most commercial albums..you really are missing a lot of great music. Mix it up. Though streaming sucks for artists – I still recommend them for listening and checking out music you may have missed..and then go buy (download) to your collections. Read some of the comments to check out the diverse range..I love it when the deep cuts are mentioned..that’s a real music appreciator for any artist to go beyond the radio.

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This concert for March 23, 2019 Pala Jam, San Diego at the The Pala Resort and Casiono is now – SOLD OUT. This will be one funky night of music classics.

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