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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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I am often drawn to this subjec(please copy and paste below per usual:) 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 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
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
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! I still need ro 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 Jackie Borchardt, 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? 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 Please copy and paste. To give you some context, Obama and Samantha... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at Zotta's Blog
I sing a slow chant over "Hit the Floor", a great hip-hop piece by Twista & Pitbull. Smudgy beginning, hypnotic body and surprise-guest ending. Please copy & paste. 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. Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at Zotta's Blog Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at Zotta's Blog
People I was forced to watch CNN yesterday during car maintenance and now I understand why folks make fun of poor Wolf Blitzer! The supposedly new 15,000 emails discovered by a GOP think tank had already been seen by the FBI. And FBI director James Comey did not prosecute based... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2016 at Zotta's Blog
Voting can be difficult in some states these days. This feels like a handy guide. Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at Zotta's Blog
I don't just blame the media. In the digital revolution they are struggling for eyeballs and how many people will pick C-Span over a televised Trump rally? Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2016 at Zotta's Blog
Like many political junkies, I’ve been spending far too much time looking at polls and trying to understand their implications. Can Donald Trump really win his party’s nomination? (Yes.) Can Bernie Sanders? (No.) But the primaries aren’t the only things being polled; we’re still getting updates on President Obama’s overall... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2016 at Zotta's Blog
Jim's instrument also looks like a chicken or a turkey. Beautiful! Again Jack Wright on soprano sax, Jill on vocals, Jim on "Dad" and Eben on Bass: Rasmussen Moshé plays great saxophone and flute pictured with woman on string bass, man on drums and another flutist/saxophonist to the left not... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2016 at Zotta's Blog
If anyone doesn't like their photo, I'll be happy to take down but here is Jack Wright leading Adam Bosse's Improv Class with friends he brought who are touring Wellesley College and a club in Brooklyn next. Jill dances behind our drummer as she vocalizes beautifully with mic: This is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2016 at Zotta's Blog
I can't wait to get all my photo and video up here but for now, I just want to show you what we did yesterday at about 2:45 pm for about 11'. Adam Bosse's Improv Class: his salute to the Noise movement. It wasn't what I thought at all! There... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2016 at Zotta's Blog