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Dec 23 2018

Heavy Rotation, Vol. 12 OHHO

Music is a constant source of inspiration for all of us at OTTO Brand Lab. Watch this space to hear what’s playing in our studios and put OTTO in your ears.



The gnomes at OTTO really get jazzed on giving. Below are five Christmas discs to go with five of the charities we faithfully support. If you are our client, sit back and chill knowing that we give on your behalf every year. If you are our friend here for the tuneage, take a moment and drop a dime on one of the links below:

Vince Guaraldi / A Charlie Brown Christmas
WBGO: We proudly support our constant source of inspiration and knowledge on the history, the present and the future of music. Arguably, the greatest jazz station in the world.

Jackson 5 / Jackson 5 Christmas Album
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: An amazing organization that provides essential services. We have worked for these guys and can assure you that your donations really do make a difference in the lives of patient’s and their families. We are proud supporters of our luminous lead gnomette Lindsey who helped us Light the Night for Lous Loves.

Neil Diamond / Acoustic Christmas
Gowanus Canal Conservancy: Back in 2006 before the Michelin Star restaurants and Whole Foods our own Andy Simons created the Conservancy which has served as the environmental steward for the neighborhood through leading grassroots volunteer projects; educating students on environmental issues; and working with agencies, elected officials, and the community to advocate for, build, and maintain innovative green infrastructure around the Gowanus Canal.

Frank Sinatra / The Sinatra Christmas Album
Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen: The largest emergency food program in New York state, serving more than 1,000 meals each weekday to hungry and homeless New Yorkers. We are proud to be supporters of Sara Pandolfi and the Farm to Tray events.

Kylie Minogue / Kylie Christmas
The Susan G. Komen 3-Day. 3 Days. 60 Miles. To End Breast Cancer: Every year our friend John does all of the work and we get to support his fight against breast cancer. Who more appropriate than breast cancer survivor, Kylie.


Stocking Stuffers

Spinal Tap / Christmas With The Devil

Joey Ramone / Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight)

The Youngsters / Christmas in Jail

Johnny Guarnieri / Santa’s Secret

The State Singers / Who Took the Merry Out of Christmas

Isaac Hayes / Winter Snow

Lightning Hopkins / Santa

Jimmy Butler / Trim Your Tree

Peter & The Test Tube Babies / I’m Getting Pissed for Christmas

The 4-Skins / Merry Christmas Everybody

Eric Cartman / Swiss Colony Beef Log

The Raveonettes / Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

Booker T & The MG’s / Winter Wonderland

Debbie Dabney / I Want to Spend Christmas With Elvis

NRBQ / Christmas Time is Here (Live)

Todd Rundgren / One More Day

Patti Smith / White Christmas

Utopia / One World


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