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About alexinwonderland42

Alexandra Scott grew up on a cattle farm in Virginia and cut her teeth playing out as a teenager in the Charlottesville music scene of the late 90’s. She loved Suzanne Vega, the Replacements, Waylon Jennings and early R.E.M. One day she packed her truck and moved herself to New Orleans, where she met producer Tim Sommer (Duncan Sheik) with whom she made two records and formed the Eno-homage, drone-punk ensemble Hi-fi Sky. Her star was rising in the Crescent City in the summer of 2005. She played Bonnaroo that year and opened for LeAnn Rimes. Then a large hurricane named Katrina formed in the Gulf of Mexico. Alexandra evacuated the day before Katrina hit with her dog, her acoustic guitar, her baggiest pair of jeans and some t-shirts. For a while, that was all she had. Amidst the grief and chaos of that time, she found that there was something about the stripped-away-ness of it all that she liked. She ended up in New York City, and then in Canada, and then in Providence. She has a long list of states in which her dog has peed. Alexandra plays underground pop, a type of rock ‘n roll that’s been dubbed *dream-a-billy.* She likes to turn out slow, simple dance songs for long lonely nights to come. After three years of wandering, Alexandra moved back to New Orleans to recover from a bad knee injury that left her unable to tour & to live in the place she loves best. When not writing songs, Alexandra works on her novel, a ghost story set in New Orleans, acts in film and television projects, and plays with her dog, Jack.

Costumes & Crime-Fighting

It was 11:30 last Saturday night. My dear friend Sarah Jane and I were heading out the door, on our way to the Pussyfooters’ 10th Anniversary Blush Ball. Sarah Jane was my ballet teacher when I first moved to New … Continue reading

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Short Story

  Hola comrades:   Two days ago I wrote an extremely short story. Forty-eight hours later, I still like it a lot. So without further ado, voila: ********************************************************************************** Rubber Bands   There was a girl who collected rubber bands. She … Continue reading

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“Trust me, Tiger Woods was waaaaaayyyy more of a wuss than you.”

Hola comrades, My darling friend Mary Herczog wrote her way through twelve years of breast cancer. She was a great writer, and the chronicles of her story live on at, and honestly, if you can only read one blog … Continue reading

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Good surprises

Bonjour tout le monde, Well….I don’t want to alarm anybody by blogging twice in one day, instead of my usual once every two weeks….but some things are too good to wait. Like this: I got an answer back from my … Continue reading

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Closure, with white gloves on

Bonjour tout le monde – A couple of weeks ago I got a friend request that actually gave me that jolt-in-the-stomach lurchy feeling when I saw the person’s name. I took a couple of weeks to contemplate how to respond … Continue reading

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Rah rah ah ah ah for Miss Amanda Palmer

I haven’t been feeling bloggy lately, but I’ve been reading the hell out of Amanda Palmer’s blogs. She’s become my musical polestar: an independent artist who really has a strong sense of what to do and how to do it; … Continue reading

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the one about coming back to performing after a long long layoff

I’m in pain most of the time. Physical pain, that is; my heart & soul are about as mercurial as your average oversensitive artist type, but by and large I’d say my spirits are good. I just hurt a lot. … Continue reading

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I can overthink anything. Including this blog. I’ve been fretting over how to convey in words how perfectly perfect and gloriously glorious my show on the 18th was…and the thing is, that can’t really be done. It was a glorious … Continue reading

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return to music

It’s been 18 months since I last played a show. That’s the longest I’ve gone without playing live since I started playing shows at age 13. I’ve missed it. In my time off I spent a month in a wheelchair, … Continue reading

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June 9, 2010. 9 years ago today I got married. I’ve been unmarried for seven years now. I remember when I left I thought I was leaving happiness behind me. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I remember the first … Continue reading

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