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.
Jody Watley and State Senator Ricardo Lara of Long Beach.
Jody Watley Honored with California State Resolution.
Jody Watley headliner Long Beach Pride 2017.
SRL joined me to perform some of our new music and a rousing version of one of the Shalamar classics I originated “A Night to Remember.” I can still sing it in the same key as back in the day – Nate and Rosero give it a fresh energy.
“Real Love” finale – fashion walk and pose..even the sign language interpreter (with headphones on) got in on it with me, SRL and the dance squad.
Early Morning TV Show on WCIU – You and Me.
Jody Watley with John “Havic” Gregory and Rosero McCoy. After performing “Sanctuary” I was joined by Havic and Rosero for a taste of “Still a Thrill” – in a nod to the anniversary of my monumental ’87 solo debut.
Ready to take the stage to a packed house in Chicago at The Promontory.
Chicago. Otis Richardson presents SRL with art inspired by our O.R.I.G.IN.A.L video.
Jody Watley Pop Up Shop. Bob Zebra Marketing.
Then we were off to Niagra Falls.
Real Love. Music, Style and Attitude, joined by SRL. Jody Watley -Custom Lace Tuxedo by designer Kevan Hall Photography; Dean Voon
New York. Times Square. BB Kings.
It was capacity, standing room only – full of good vibes.
Jody Watley ft. SRL in full effect – building bridges everywhere we go – fabulous shows, music, great social communities getting together, one of the best concert experiences out.
Nothing like a Jody Watley, SRL concert experience and party. BB Kings Times Square, 2017
Leaving the stage and realizing Rupaul was in the house was an awesome surprise.
Jody Watley and Jesse Camp in the house mutual admiration going back to MTV days!
Fox 5 Good Day New York Fox 5 Green Room with the some the legendary ‘The Rockettes”
Good Day New York. Fox 5’s Antoine Lewis. We had a blast singing and dancing.
Talking music, business, career, SRL and more. Thanks again Good Day New York.
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.
Pizza at our favorite spot with my son – it’s a tradition now.
Up next: Detroit June 4, 2017 Detroit Grand Prix