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Alexandra Ottaway
Interests: Words, Music. Send me the details of a loved one and I'll write a song for them from you! With score pdf and piano/vocal m4a file. See Audio Samples(copy and paste into your browser) at bottom.
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Prepared to be mesmerized by Ambience Izmir! This song is about something Wynton Marsalis said to a lot of kids in the audience at a Jazz Demonstration at Alice Tully Hall in NY:"It's not the notes you play it's the quality(and consistency) of sound." My lyrics don't make as much... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at Zotta's Blog
Email-Gate! I think HRC's fielding of the press conference was not bad! But I worry what will happen. Next on Voting Rights: Protest-leader standing in front of Chase Manhattan Bank a while back. First though, I want to take time to say, Credit where credit is due: George Bush was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Zotta's Blog
Dear Readers and Music Fans, Inspired by the fluffy coverage of Hillary's Email Scandal(You know who you are) I will intermittently add to Zotta's Response(blog) which advocates Fair Voting: You can Google Zotta's Response and the exact site is The reason Hilary's email fix inspires me so is that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Zotta's Blog
This Email-gate scandal based on Hillary's Smartphone habits would be so cute if it were not scary. I'm not saying no doubt exists, but the Media have blown this way out of proportion. It seems no one remembers or dares mention that we did have a President from 2001 to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at Zotta's Blog
A Street Cat Named Bob is a book my mother recommended to me! It's about a homeless man who was adopted by a homeless cat and in the process of caring for him, got clean from heroin, partly due to his sense of duty to make a living for himself... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at Zotta's Blog
Even when I'm trying to fly past ideology, the mind and thinking, I have these energetic bounds. Red Line There’s a Red Line(Dead Line) November 11, 2014 Via GarageBand Intro(with Vocal over Drum Kit) We do not know how low we go when we go out to see a show.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at Zotta's Blog
Hard to Leave faster later mix I know this is slow, but originally in the 90's the Bass was a much faster melody! When I added the new vocal(the 00's), the first melody had to slow down to marry the newer one. Halfway through, it breaks into a fast beat... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at Zotta's Blog
Send me the details of a loved one and I'll write them a song from you! With score pdf and piano/vocal m4a file. To see Audio Samples find Alexandra Ottaway's profile here and scroll down to the bottom: Let me write you a Song for a Gift! Suggested Donation: $100... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at Zotta's Blog
After last weekend I was put in mind of songs that remind me of wishing it were Summer: "Ten Years Gone" by Led Zeppelin Download 10 Ten Years Gone "From the Beginning" also by Emerson, Lake and Palmer From the Beginning "My Favorite Mistake" by Sheryl Crow Download 01 My... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Zotta's Blog
Dear Readers, I hear from some people that my voice sounded too high on the album. I was ecstatic to be supported by the great musicians, producers and recording engineers at PARMA as they made my music sound as good as possible. In Merlin Etudes, the very patient pianist was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2014 at Zotta's Blog
Tetrahedron Dreams' Site on Navona Records Please open this link in order to sample, read about and buy the Tetrahedron Dreams CD. Here is a fuller, more emotional version of the Merlin Études: The Merlin Etudes with Accompanist Jerry Noble But please just go straight to the Web App with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2014 at Zotta's Blog
02. Track 02 This piece is about the first Black Regiment in the American Civil War. After seeing the movie with Matthew Broderick. My voice is a little airy here but in-tune up high. Hope you like! Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Zotta's Blog
Alexandra Ottaway is now following Caroskamp
Jan 26, 2014
Will keep this up as long as The BBC allows it to play. Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2014 at Zotta's Blog
People always think this one's too easy to do but I just love it. It is easy. Many are more intellectual but this is good, too. Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2013 at Zotta's Blog
I was looking at Otto tuning forks based on music notes and their Chakras. Chakras and their Notes on the Scale And much simplified: Chakra Colors, Notes and their Megaherz Picture of the Glands for each Chakra- from an article by Dr. P.S. Lalitha. Crown, Brow, Throat, Heart, Solar Plexus,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2013 at Zotta's Blog
Posted Jul 4, 2013 at Zotta's Blog
Alexandra Ottaway added a favorite at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
May 26, 2013
Glad I stayed with your blog! You met Polar bears and Grizzly? Totally awesome. I have read about the tour to Churchill to see more polar bears but it is very protected. What is your modus operandi for living safely with the bears? We have bear too but the black bears are very calm and peaceful(so far so good) and ate all our lettuce.
Toggle Commented May 25, 2013 on Random + lovable + living. at [i] LoveLife
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I have only gotten to page 5 so far. I was thinking of making of binder for my niece, but I forgot she is only 8. Her mother says, "Very funny jokes, Zotta, but if you make a binder please enjoy it at home." Seriously though they only come... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2013 at Zotta's Blog
Hilarious tribute on Tumblr, "Texts From Hillary"! Hillary Gets Tweet from Rachel Maddow Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2012 at Zotta's Blog
Our maternal Grandfather used to speak this way every day at happy hour. That was the time for a rundown of the day and heartfelt complaints about what around the house or in his professional life seemed to be problematic. We miss him! Henri Le Chat Noir 3, Le Vet: Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2012 at Zotta's Blog