i was backstage hanging with tessa when the slits opened for sonic youth at mccarren pool a couple years ago. the slits had finished their set and sy were playing. ari had been watching and then came bounding into the room screaming "tessa, you've got to come see this. this band has a GIRL BASSIST!"

even from what little i knew her, i could see that her world and her art and herself were truly all one thing, which was what made her so vital. 

here's something i wrote on the tour prior to that sy gig.

thanks, ari. you were as true a spirit as punk had. 




Tamara Yadao & KG at ABCNoRio, Oct. 17, 2010.
Shot by Lena Adasheva. (Thanks, Lena)