When other creatives take their time to come up with remixes and videos coming from a genuine love of the work – you just have to return the love. The Fantasy Clinic did a compelling remix of Jody Watley ‘Sanctuary’ in 2017 – now he’s taken things to another level with the deep house rendering of O.R.I.G.IN.A.L
Watch and listen to the hotness – dance, workout, twirl, turn and ‘watch me walk out..” If you’re not feeling this – check your pulse!
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. 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.
This is another fun video with a take on the new Shalamar Reloaded single and video “O.R.I.G.in.A.L”
Ironically in the past few days, fans have shared with me these posts heralding the jumbo hoop earring, the blend of eclectic style high and low fashion.. it’s been pointed out “they mention other artists who have followed the trend, trends you set – except the person who started it – you”..origins people, learn it! “What you mean you don’t know about my hoops!”
Read the Teen VOGUE Post: HERE – News Flash to the Teen VOGUE style writers – they’ve always been chic – and never left! I think it’s wonderful that the style endures generation to generation. To see them the Jody Watley Hoops -always makes me smile. Go girls – WerK!!
Don’t You Want Me – 1988. Recently signed with love from legendary designer Jean Paul-Gaultier.
I’m not a trained dancer, singer nor writer – I do them all from my soul with my own distinct feel and style much like an improvisational jazz musician. There is a joy in dancing no matter the style. I’ve always loved it and always will – watching and doing.
It’s so incredible to see ‘Waacking’ continue to grow with a younger generation around the world. You just search Youtube, ‘Waacking’ and you will find battles and performances going on globally; fused with other elements including Hip-Hop, Propeller (created by Princess ‘Lockeroo’ Samara Cohen), Voguing, Punking and so on. The origins of ‘Waacking’ date back to the 70’s, my teen era. I was amongst a few girls who were doing it on the show; and was a member of dance troupe ‘The Outrageous Waack Dancers’, along with other Soul Train alums Tyrone Procter, Cleveland Moses Jr., and my former Shalamar colleague Jeffrey Daniel.