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Alexandra Ottaway
Indoors/Outdoors
Pianist-Singer-Composer
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. newyorkwomencomposers.org/profiles.php4?zdm_id=OTT01
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The open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act runs from November 1-December 15. Several former Obama administration officials have published an online guide for volunteer activists to inform people about and encourage them to sign up for insurance, something the Trump administration is trying to prevent. Also see who... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at Zotta's Blog
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To Protect Voting, Use Open-Source Software By R. JAMES WOOLSEY and BRIAN J. FOXAUG. 3, 2017 Although Russian hackers are reported to have tried to disrupt the November election with attacks on the voting systems of 39 states, the consensus of the intelligence community is that they were probably unsuccessful... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at Zotta's Blog
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My husband suggested I sing this! Started off with a parody I'm working on of the original babydoll voice but he says it's better in my real low voice. Thanks! https://www.smule.com/p/96411729_1341397263 As always, dear reader, please copy and paste! Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at Zotta's Blog
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http://comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com/steve-martin-if-you-see-this-on-a-toilet-seat-dont-sit-down Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at Zotta's Blog
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Republicans make a lot of expedient, disingenuous assumptions, slogans and buzzwords that they often know are not true but you'd be surprised how intelligent some otherwise upstanding citizens who have been brainwashed by respected conservative news outlets, let alone the familiar cry of the '16 election that goes, "Fox News... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2017 at Zotta's Blog
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Was driving along and heard "Loose Ends" by Imogen Heap. Started singing "Hard to Leave"! So Take 1.... Harf to Leave with Imogen Heap's Loose Ends 1 4-4-17 Dakin Humane Society is still helping half blind cats like this one, Argus, over a year ago. They recently took in a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at Zotta's Blog
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I am often drawn to this subjec(please copy and paste below link...as per usual:) https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/13/opinion/the-latest-voter-fraud-lie.html?emc=edit_th_20170214&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=58838875 (It is funny. Sometimes this link system works and other time it does not!) Related articles "A Dream Undone" on the roll back of the Voting Rights Act August 2, 2015 Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Zotta's Blog
https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov Richard Branson has a movie about himself from last year called Don't Look Down. Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Zotta's Blog
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I Don't Want to be All Gloom and Doom! Here, have a 3' warning! Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at Zotta's Blog
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Aesop's Fables has a relevant story: Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at Zotta's Blog
Sometimes you want to hear music that matches your mood! I may have a few ideas. For today I have 1) "Burning Homestead" from Star Wars IV, A New Hope. This is meant to be inspiring and not depressing for the sheer craftsmanship of this music by John Williams. If... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Zotta's Blog
Once again, since 2004, the Electoral College could comstitutionally not be certified. But they did anyway. This time it is more widespread in its illegality. I know it doesn't change anything: I doubt they'd have elected Colin Powell in the Congress but you know, just saying. Gore won. Hillary won... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2017 at Zotta's Blog
Copy and paste! http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/office-hours/3421107 I still need to update this from a microblog to a real blog. Will do!Related articles Al Gore Says He Hopes to Work With Donald Trump to Fight Climate Change Sets of DNA Variants can Now be Created Quickly and Cheaply Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at Zotta's Blog
Have a problem at Ohio polls on Election Day? Here's what to do! Whom and Where to Call! And you can't completely enjoy Happy without knowing the Weird Al parody of it! (Copy and paste to see the art as published by cleveland.com): http://www.cleveland.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/11/have_a_problem_at_the_polls_on.html Jackie Borchardt, cleveland.com By Jackie Borchardt,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Zotta's Blog
Was almost a campaign song in 2008 but was not picked. Could this be the year? http://www.smule.com/p/96411729_724520484 Please copy and paste as Typepad isn't letting me do links for this particular blog. It's a microblog so no links, pictures or type colors, but Typepad jist explained & I will be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2016 at Zotta's Blog
Alexandra Ottaway added a favorite at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
Sep 25, 2016
Apparently the very Friday I posted that underwear vs. news comparison, the NY Times had actually called out five of Trumps lies or falsehoods. Credit where credit is due. This Quartz article was picked up by RealClearPolitics.com Please copy and paste. http://qz.com/784533/new-york-times-editor-dean-baquet-on-donald-trump-we-will-call-out-lies/ To give you some context, Obama and Samantha... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at Zotta's Blog
I have been trying to voice this complicated idea for a long time but I guess don't have a huge audience. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/17/us/some-republicans-acknowledge-leveraging-voter-id-laws-for-political-gain.html?emc=edit_th_20160920&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=58838875&_r=0 Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at Zotta's Blog
http://www.theskimm.com/2016-election/how-to-vote Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at Zotta's Blog