Comforts Of Home.

Jody Watley. Comforts of Home.

Begin each day in gratitude and with a cup of something that makes you happy. Home is where we create the atmosphere that kicks off and ends our day. Because this is something always important to me, this pandemic has inspired me to focus on these elements of simple comforts. I look forward to bringing you more of these simple things. If you work from home as a lot of us are doing – these things also work for your home office.

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Jody Watley-Sanctuary Fragrance Arrives!

Jody Watley – Launches Wellness Line. “Sanctuary” Home Fragrance Arrives.

So excited!! My “Sanctuary” Luxury Home Fragrance has arrived the bottle is beautiful and the scent smells divine very subtle notes of green tea, lemon zest and vanilla to match the luxury soy candle. Sensuous and calming – The fragrance will be available soon in my limited edition store :: jodywatleyshop.com along with the candle which just went live in the store last week!

You can also use this as a body spray as well.

It’s always good to create a peaceful interior environment that also smells good too – longtime must haves for me and so it feels natural to be able to expand into this lifestyle area of wellness for you all to enjoy – in addition to other Jody Watley branded items I have available. Throughout my adult home life, and career travel, backstage in my dressing room – candles and interior sprays have been a staple to create an environment that feels peaceful and smells good too. Growing up my son and daughter’s friends would always call our home ‘the peaceful house and traveling I’d always get that my room always made the hallway smell good and backstage at venues which are often not glamorous and unpleasant making me always travel with scents and candles that bring calm and peace.

To begin to bring this part of my passion to you now in these challenging times, to encourage you and be a part of creating greater peace and tranquility is very special.

Jody Watley- Sanctuary Set. It’s a vibe!

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Jody Watley Expands Her Brand Into Home & Lifestyle Wellness

Sanctuary Candle and Interior Fragrance Available at :: https://jodywatleyshop.com

“The iconic and always fabulous trendsetter welcomes ‘Sanctuary’ candle and interior fragrance to growing brand..” – Eurweb — Read Full Feature Eurweb

Sanctuary Is Our Home.

Timely. Safer at home. #StayHome Let’s all do our part to helot flatten the curve of Covid19 Virus. “Fill these rooms with happy times, fill these rooms with peace of mind..”

I’ve written a lot of songs.. they’re all favorites in different ways.. this one is extra special to me because the meaning. At the time I thought it would be a great reminder of the importance of our home environments as a safe haven from the ills of the world.

 

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Jody Watley. Sanctuary In Challenging Times.

My heart feels so heavy this morning, again ..all of the mass tragic shootings that continue to happen. I do believe it’s domestic terrorism fueled by hate with innocent people losing their lives. The current President (can’t even believe he’s in that position to begin with) rants on Twitter making use of the downside of social media, petty and bullying behavior fueling the fires of racist divisive speech into the to weak minds of those ready to take the woes of their lives out on others. The corruption of politicians in general who most seem to do nothing but collect checks term after term and spew empty rhetoric constantly and especially during elections ..a voting system that is failing and constantly at the mercy those who want to make it worse and more difficult/corrupt, a system doesn’t even guarantee any of what’s ill’ing this country and the world at large can be fixed. This isn’t about politics for me, this is about humanity in a country and world in which we should all be able to thrive together, caring for each other as human beings, the environment and so on. No one wants to take accountability, just finger pointing – so round and round we go.

The ultimate powers that be, including whatever shadow figures and government that exists beyond our knowledge, that don’t want it fixed deem it easier to buy a gun / AK-47, 15 whatever model it is than to obtain a Visa, or vote.. and probably many other things where extreme red tape is involved – what is the purpose of body armor, hundreds of rounds of ammo and so on being legal to purchase?  What is the purpose of semi-automatic weapons being legal and accessible? In my heart I don’t think any of them will be happy until all has been destroyed without concern or conscience, or we find ourselves in some sort of civil race war and this country ends up like a vast wasteland in some futuristic movie. Hate begets hate, love will always drive out darkness but it’s up for a hell of a challenge in these times moving forward.

Even as an optimistic person..I just wanted to write here because choosing not to post my frustrations on the state of the world on social media. Some people get on every day just to complain as if that helps anything..more anger and bitterness. Words without action are just words in any capacity in life.

That said, it’s on my mind and in my heart to express this today. This blog is always my forum for those who are willing to go deeper and appreciate the messages beyond pretty pictures and ‘likes’ – so thank you for reading.

I cry when these killings occur, never immune as a human being, a mother of two, a friend, a daughter, an employer who cares about everyone I work with and so on. We can’t all live in a bubble and thinking about these victims each time – mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, relatives, classmates, co-workers..it goes on to an instant chain of heartbreak created by these vile cowards; who I’d add generally get taken into custody alive..never mind the guy selling bootleg cigarettes.

Reminding myself daily, to do what I can in life in what I put into the world and what comes from me to you and those who happen to follow me through my music. Stressing over what we can’t control is futile..and as best we can, take refuge and power in what we can control in living life and not taking anything for granted. What we choose to focus on and how it shapes our mood 24/7. Despite everything, don’t let the world and behavior of others get you down.

It’s befitting to post a song I wrote called ‘Sanctuary’ probably the most important in all of my songs, because it’s a life song inspired by my daughter and son and the importance of home and the spaces we create to just to live in but mentally and emotionally as well, a safe place, a healthy place..   ‘fill these walls with happy times, fill these rooms with peace of mind..sanctuary is my home..”  mindful to cherish each day, our loved ones and friends and what vibe we can create in the safety of our homes, an environment of love – because when we step into the world we just never know and there’s a lot of hate and divisiveness ‘trending’ in this country and the world. I won’t let it get the best of me, stress me out with worry in just living..and I hope you don’t either. It’s the same conversation I have with children who are now young adults living their own lives.

My condolences always go out to the families and victims in these tragedies and any senseless gun violence. The laws will not change sadly no matter what we do, and no matter how many lives are lost. The powers that be – don’t care and controlled by  greed, money and power – evil.

Be safe, spread love.

 

Jody Watley 2017 Favorites

2017 was another memorable year on the journey.

Here are some of my favorite moments topped with being the recipient of 2017 Crossover Music Icon on the broadcast new awards show Black Music Honors. One of the special elements of the show is their connection with National Museum of African American Music. The sculpture “Traveling Through Time Rhapsody and Rhythm” represents 50 plus genres of African American Music spanning 400 years of American culture designed by Jamaal B. Sheats exemplifying the mission of NMAAM to celebrate, preserve and educate contributions African Americans make to American music.

Jody Watley Black Music Honors

The music tribute by Sevyn Streeter and Vivian Greene was beautifully done.

A Jody Watley Inspired Collection at LA Fashion Week Presentation by Richard Hallmarq

Great Concerts – one of my favorite was The Greek Theatre Freestyle Festival and I really enjoy the different of generations and diversity in my squad. The little ones call themselves WatleyBabies. Music transcends all to those open to it.

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Receiving an Honorary Proclamation from the City of Long Beach while their to perform at Pride.

80’s In The Sand. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – I’ll be back again in 2018! Book early!

With Downtown Julie Brown!

Concerts!!

Colors of Christmas

Peabo Bryson, Jody Watley, Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis Jr. and Ruben Studdard

Silent Night with Ruben Studdard

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Sanctuary Video and Song a Reminder create positive and loving environments.

Japan Billboard Live is always fantastic – I love Japan!

My trip to Beijing China to perform a special Valentines Concert and the Blue Note afforded me to opportunity for some incredible sightseeing experiences including visiting the Great Wall Of China.

Jody Watley Blue Note Beijing Poster

Started the year with a sold out birthday concert at The Roxy Theatre, Los Angeles also celebrating the 30th Anniversary of my Grammy winning solo debut.

In gratitude- looking forward to more adventures in 2018!

Up next Blue Note Napa January 27 for my birthday celebration.

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Tickets: Blue Note

Jody Watley September Update.

Sevyn Streeter in Jody Watley Tribute

Black Music Honors continues to air throughout September on syndicated television broadcasts across the country and in October on urban cable outlet Bounce. Check the Black Music Honors website for listings : BMH

Up next:

Oct 6 – Private Event Palm Springs

Oct 21 – Famously Hot SC Pride

Oct 28 – Genesee Theatre Waukegan IL with Debbie Gibson and Lisa Lisa

Nov 11-18 80’s In The Sand – Breathless Resort Punta Cana Resort – Info

December: Colors of Christmas Tour COC

In the works SRL : Bridges

Out now, on the solo tip- Sanctuary-

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Jody Watley. Sanctuary Remixed and Mashed.

“There’s only one thing more precious than our time.. who we choose to spend it with and how.” Live life — it’s not stopping for any of us.

 

Can’t get enough of this, fan made video and remix of “Sanctuary.”  You can get the ‘Sanctuary’ EP at digital outlets around the world..unless you’re stuck in another time an place.

NEW. Jody Watley -Sanctuary Remix and Mashup Video.

 

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I love this fan made video by The Fantasy Clinic – the video is a mashup of the teen me on Soul Train blended with current visuals created by Ray Easmon out of the U.K. The remix keeps the essence of the song with a nice deep house edge – which you know I live for!

Good Vibes All The Time.

 

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One the great things about this era is when you want to watch a video, you don’t have to wait for it to appear on a network, or if you want to hear a song, you can just stream it (Spotify, Aple Music, etc)  or even better download it from one of the online outlets (iTunes, Amazon) – though streaming is outpacing paid downloads as the way fans get music. Times change and I continue to change too! The music is there within reach all the time.

Sanctuary, quality soul music with meaning…the kind people who don’t really support new music to begin with say is not being made – it’s here, just like I am!

These were the limited edition candles we did last year.

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SANCTUARY Candle. Logo and Design Ray Easmon and Jody Watley.