As summer winds down, autumn will arrive/fall arrives. Just as new seasons transition us to temperatures, nature scenes of change and so on, the same applies to life.
Nothing stays the same. Embrace the changing of the seasons of your life. Be open to change, making adjustments as needed to accommodate where you are right now. It’s about appreciating the lessons and wisdom learned as we enter into each new season of our lives.
This month will also bring a new episode of The Jody Watley Show on Sirius XM The Groove, Channel 50. Episode 7 will air on Sunday September 10, 3 PM PST 6 PM EST. I look forward to announcing my next guest shortly after the Labor Day holiday.
Stay Tuned. Stay Fabulous and Stay In The Light Of Positivity And Confidence In Being YOU!
#11 Adult Contemporary Written by: Gardner Cole, James Newton Howard
Produced by Andre Cymone
The poignant ballad still resonates with audiences today and found on many Classic Pop 80’s Playlists. You can stream it anytime on your preferred digital platform and add to your own personal favorites.
From the second Jody Watley solo album “Larger Than Life” also featured Top 10’s the gold single “Real Love” & groundbreaking “Friends” ft Eric B & Rakim. More of the Jody Watley Discography : Here
With so many efforts to erase, rewrite or revise history in all aspects of society from books to what we see and hear across social media depending on the source, it’s important to have source information to refer to. Jody Watley was a part of the first celebrity ad campaign for GAP in 1989. The inclusion in this particular campaign and theme “Portraits: Individuals Of Style” photography by the legendary Herb Ritts is important for a variety of reasons. The campaign included ‘Larger Than Life’ images in-store, bus stops and billboards across the country. Jody Watley was one of the few black crossover stars of that time to be featured in this what is now called ‘rebranding’ or ‘artist branding’. Jody received notice not just from her breakout solo hits, she became a stand-out in her personal self-styling in music videos, album and single art, appearances and promotional photography.
“When asked to be apart of this, I was so excited at the opportunity. The team said I could wear the T-shirt however I chose. In addition, it gave me an opportunity to change up the big hair to a sleek short pixie-cut. My fans at the time hated it but I loved it, felt fresh and modern. Today’s artists are the luxury to change it up frequently, fans almost expect it now, unlike the 80’s and 90’s.”
Jody Watley was recognized as a style icon going back to her teen years on the iconic show Soul Train. Excerpt from Nelson George “The Hippest Trip In America – Soul Train and the evolution of culture and style “….with Jody emerging as a late 70’s style icon. She could rock silver shorts and red glitter converse sneakers, vintage 1940’s inspired dresses with pumps or her prom dress. Her hair was an ongoing adventure, sometimes filled with tons of ribbons, sometimes long ponytails, or a 1940’s hairdo..” ~ Book published by William Morrow Imprint of Harper Collins Books.
“Working with Herb Ritts in this campaign was just incredible. California born and raised Herb was relaxed, charming and so kind, easy to work with.” Watley has said. “He also threw incredible birthday parties that were a virtual who’s who and I was thrilled to be invited to a few!”
In addition to the GAP campaign, Jody Watley’s Herb Ritts portrait of disco mirrored eyes was featured in 2008’s historic Black Issue of Vogue Italia. The “Outstanding Ladies” in the issue included Jody Watley and actress Angela Bassett.
The work of Herb Rittsas a photographer and video director is iconic and renowned – never forgotten.
I hope everyone is staying cool, hydrated and encouraged this summer. Although the months are flying by, hopefully you are finding time for personal self-care for your mental, physical and spiritual well-being.
A new Jody Watley Show airs this month on August 13, 3 P.M. PST 6 P.M EST airing on SIRIUS XM’s The Groove Channel 50. Remember it’s a radio show, not a podcast. Furthermore, it’s not archived so make sure to tune in. I’ll be announcing this month’s special guest midweek to get you ready for Episode 6.
In the meantime, stream Jody Watley music on the digital music streaming platforms of your choice an eclectic variety from the 80s, 90s, 00s, 10s, 20s! Thanks again for subscribing to my website.
In short, and as always; remember to always let your light shine – Wattage!
Jody Watley guests on E! News talking music, a significant music career milestone, longevity, influence and new “Jody Watley Show” monthly on SIRIUS XM ‘The Groove’ Channel 50.
Jody Watley is a GRAMMY award winning multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer/independent label owner; recognized as a style icon and one of the architects of 21st century Pop/R&B/Dance music and listed in Billboard as one of the Top 60 Female Artists of All Time and Top 25 Dance Artists of All Time.
Tune in June 22, 2023 11 PM EST / PST to catch Jody Watley on E! News
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We have YOUR chance to attend a Groove Session with Jody Watley, a special performance event on May 15th at the SiriusXM Studio in LA. If you’ll be in Los Angeles on 5/15, see below for your chance to attend.
Airing In June – Black Music Month Groove Session with Jody Watley!
Grammy Winner Jody Watley performs Live from Sirius XM studio in LA. in front of an audience, as we celebrate Black Music Month on The Groove. Hear the story behind the music as she performs some of her classic hits. BMM Groove Session with Jody Watley
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In case you missed it -check out these recent interviews and also make sure to check out the new monthly Jody Watley Show on SiriusXM The Groove Ch.50. The next episode will air May 12 for Mother’s Day! Stay tuned to hear announcement of my next guest – in the meantime:
You all know how much I’m all about love not just on Valentine’s Day – EVERY DAY – down to my first tattoo of cupid the cherub with flowers another favorite thing.
in ‘89 (tattoos weren’t even a thing beyond the rock / punk crowd-especially for black girls but I wanted one and loved that edge ) for my birthday at a rock n roll spot on Sunset. I knew in choosing what to get for a tattoo it must represent “Love” the heart and being permanent I knew it would be perfectly everlasting as to who I am and what I believe in LOVE – here’s a few of my favorite images captured over the years featuring it.
A few years later adding the “Love” pedestal while in Japan – very taboo at the time there -but got hooked up to get the addition at an underground place .. done in original by hand poke hand not machine art form (so painful omg sitting on floor of pillows drinking green tea .. feeling like I was in a movie scene.
As a solo artist, the beautiful pop and R&B singer has 6 Billboard Hot 100 Top Ten Singles, 13 Number 1 Dance Singles, 2 R&B Number 1’s, 15 Top 40 Singles, Gold and platinum albums, 2007 Billboard Dance Lifetime Achievement, 2017 recipient of the Black Music Honors Crossover Music Icon Award and nominations from the American Music Awards, MTV Awards, NAACP Awards and Soul Train Awards.Read the full spotlight feature EURWEB