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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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Obama explains the snafu of gun control politics. 88% of Americans want gun control. The majority of mentally ill or the world's angry young men don't shoot, he says. This is a bipartisan issue. Continue reading
Posted 38 minutes ago at Zotta's Blog
"Hillary Clinton’s Long Road to ‘Sorry’ Over Email Use" + NYT must get down to brass-tacks on the bottom-line No comments were allowed on this article. A few months ago there was a story reporting that Sulzberger et. al. decided they have to survive the current climate by prioritizing money.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2015 at Zotta's Blog
This was just a riff but a teacher told me that hot tub and pool parties were a rap video phenomenon. The tubs got big and bigger and then everybody into the pool. This song is just about a bath tub: Into the Hot Tub Hip-Hop Jam 8-16-15 Related articles... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2015 at Zotta's Blog
Looking Through Those Eyes of Wonder August 16, 2015 One suggestion I have after watching this(!) is: A) Set up two separate windows for the same video(Eyes of Wonder). B) Start window #1 and then: After the lyric "I just curated my hair", C) Start window #2 video and you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2015 at Zotta's Blog
The NY Times is fantastic for making this the cover of today's Sunday Magazine. Congratulations and Thank You, because today you really are on it! @NYTOnit "Inside the Campaign to roll back the Voting Rights Act." Know how even my closest friends and family find the Voting Rights posts... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2015 at Zotta's Blog
Merlin's Bag of Tricks 8-16-15 with vocals 2 Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at Zotta's Blog
In which we answer the question: "Obama: Soft on Iran?" Was Reagan soft on the Soviet Union? Was Nixon Soft on China? Obama has said, "We don't make peace with our friends." Kudos to John Kerry. That was an amazing deal and biking is healthy and fun! * * *... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at Zotta's Blog
Today I'm going to see the Western Wind A Capella students at 2:30 pm and won't miss Macy's fireworks at 9. I'm pretty sure that tomorrow I'll see the Women's World Cup at 4. Go USA! Enjoy. Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2015 at Zotta's Blog
Dear Readers, The Council of Conservative Citizens, is not getting enough credit for their hand in the tragic and deeply mourned AME Church shooting. Click below for: Where Dylan Roof Got Some of His News and Inflamed Opinion We need to stand up to the NRA, the National Gun... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at Zotta's Blog
My grandmother voted Republican until she voted for Obama. Years before 2008 however she wrote a front-page PSA in the Middletown NY Times-Herald Record urging everyone to vote. That wasn't about who she wanted to win. It was about civic responsibility. At least I think so. Not about vote-fraud. Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2015 at Zotta's Blog
Always on Your Side : song by Sheryl Crow and Sting Also the video of Always on Your Side from iTunes. 01 Always On Your Side 2) Immigration Man by David Crosby & Graham Nash Immigration Man Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2015 at Zotta's Blog
An article by Evan Halper in the Tribune(Washington Bureau), 'Clinton Cash' casts shadow over campaign, says that Schweizer's book "alleges that the Clinton Foundation accepted tens of thousand dollars in charitable donations from foreign governments seeking to favors form the Obama administration while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of Sate." A... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2015 at Zotta's Blog
Well. I knew this story coming out of Peter Schweizer's book, as more people read it, was not good so I went to for comment. Apparently it was sloppy accounting but no laws were broken. Clinton Foundation Disclosures Sloppy The problem was that Canadian law didn't allow their donors... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2015 at Zotta's Blog
Dear Readers, Well I feared that this was where the missing emails might lead: The appearance of leverage on US policy by foreign governments. Was HRC hiding personal emailing with Bill C. or was erasing her email an attempt to hide the appearance(or reality) of getting too cozy with foreign... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Zotta's Blog
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 worry what will happen. But this whole post explains why Rove's email cover-up was much worse than Hillary's. I think it's 30,000 but when I went to Google the number, what I found were Conservative sites still screaming about Benghazi :/ Great day for news! Next on Voting... 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