Monday, April 18, 2016

O is for Otep

Otep is a wonderful addition to my relatively small collection of female singers' albums. Songstress Otep Shamaya will raise the hair on the back of your neck with lyrics spotlighting survivors of domestic violence. And she can scream and growl as wonderfully well as Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows’ early recordings showcase. I own Otep's entire catalog.


Origin Story is my fake band. I want to front this one and tell the world all about how to be yourself just like Marilyn Manson with his confrontational yet inspiring (if you really listen) lyrics. Go MM! ~snicker~ Sorry. Just had to work them into this...

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  1. I've never heard of Otep, but since I am now rather fond of Birthday Massacre thanks to your rec, I will have to go and have a listen.
    Sophie
    Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles | Wittegen Press | FB3X

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    1. That's awesome! Thank you. You've made my day.

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  2. I looked Otep up, youtube to the rescue, quite the screamer!

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    1. I agree. She is something. ~grin~ By the way, I hope your computer has good speakers since you mentioned that's your only real source of music. Best wishes, my dear.

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  3. I can't believe that I've not heard of a single one of the bands/singers you have told us about so far! I'm off to YouTube (again!)

    Keith's Ramblings

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    1. I know what you mean, Keith. I'm always learning about some great musician who may have been in the business for years before becoming known to me. When we reach W, you'll read of such an artist. I hope you enjoy Otep!

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  4. Lol. I guess I've never listened to Marilyn Manson's lyrics closely enough to hear the inspiration behind the words. :)

    -Kristin from Unicorn Bell

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    1. Honestly, the lyrics don't always make it obvious. ~snicker~ But I highly recommend his book "Long Hard Road Out of Hell". Be well! I'm really enjoying your blog, my dear.

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  5. Otep sounds like a good bad with great text. I like the fact that tey sing out about domestic violence. It's horrible. The number of women dying in domestic violence is increasing.

    Visiting from the A to Z Blog Challenge.

    Shalom,
    Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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    1. And many men suffer in shamed silence, too, not to mention the elderly. It's terrible. I'm horrified and shocked that the rate of death is increasing. It breaks my heart. Shalom, my dear.

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  6. Wow, Otep sounds amazing! As a writer, I approve whole-heartedly of the band name, Origin Story! :)

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    1. Oh, thank you. And what I read on your blog inspires my writing nature. Be well!

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  7. I've never heard of Otep but I've seen Odetta in concert. She's incredible.

    @Kathleen01930
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    1. Oh, cool! I looked her up on Wikipedia and absolutely must find her music. Thank you. Be well!

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  8. I'm sure I've heard of Otep, but for some reason I just can't place her. Off to YouTube I go!.

    I think I might like Origin Story.

    Mary
    #AtoZChallenge O is for O'Connor

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    1. Neat! Thank you for the kind word. I hope you're having a wonderful day.

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  9. I haven't heard of Otep, but I am also very musically deprived these days.

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    1. Oh, no! I hope that changes for you. I used to wear an inner ear headphone in one ear when working a day job. It kept me sane and nobody complained if they noticed. :) Happy writing (and blogging)!

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  10. I LOVE Origin Story!!

    Your description of Otep makes me think you might like Diamanda Galas?

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    1. Oh, thank you! Now I have both Odetta's and Diamanda Galas' artistry to explore. I hope you're having a terrific day, my dear!

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  11. Origin Story. That's a great name. I've never heard of Otep. I'll have to check her out.

    Liz A. from
    Laws of Gravity

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    1. Thank you! You're all making my day with the kind words. I wish I'd been industrious enough to add YouTube links. ~sigh~ Be well!

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  12. Your posts remind me of my niece. She knows all of the music of which you speak. I feel old. I wonder if I should check out your other blogs, too.
    Annie from ~McGuffy's Reader~

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    1. I have to tell you that my music loving niece and daughter of a friend share more in common with my musical tastes than their parents. ~grin~ And I also must be honest in that I've not been active with my other blogs. ~shakes head~ An hour or so a day on the computer is about all I care to spend. In fact, I'm off to lunch! Have a lovely day, my dear.

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