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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
Recent Activity
1-866-OUR-VOTE If you have any trouble voting, they can tell younwhat to do and advise you of your rights. Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2018 at Zotta's Blog
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Despite Repeated Warnings by Paul McCartney From the new album ‘Egypt Station’ which is quite amazing, new and very creative! Below, playing Dylan’s “I Shall Be Released” with successful singer-songwriter Jay! Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at Zotta's Blog
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The Economist: How The Brave Fight Back It is about the right way to resist oncoming dictatorships. Basically: Do not forget to vote for your only real chance of continuing the progress of civilization. We have one more chance to vote for President, it says. Pictured is the A+ gluten-free... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2018 at Zotta's Blog
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Open Letter to Facebook from Viet Namese In other news: broken sign is up again! Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at Zotta's Blog
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It has never been harder to vote. In my state we have PB/OS voting(paper ballot optical scan) but of you don’t send back a card from the local election commission you are not on the rolls. You can’t imagine how many eligible voters that culls even in a blue state!... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2018 at Zotta's Blog
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https://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000005611362/how-largemouth-bass-suck-in-their-prey.html From the New York Times. Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2018 at Zotta's Blog
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The Hunt for ‘Fire Cats’ Amid Northern California Ashes By THOMAS FULLERJAN. 1, 2018 Jennifer Petruska, left, and Barbara Gray set a trap in Santa Rosa, Calif. Ms. Petruska is coordinating an effort to find cats lost during the wildfire. Credit Jim Wilson/The New York Times SANTA ROSA, Calif. —... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2018 at Zotta's Blog
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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