Tessa Lena is a strongly opinionated singer and musician living in New York. Her background is in classical piano, linguistics, computers, ethnomusicology, and Tibetan studies. She fronts Tessa Makes Love.

Robots are on her $hit list, and this blog is about not taking $hit from the machine.

Music, the real thing, I almost have no words…

Music, my love…

The other day, I was thinking to myself: Does anybody actually care about truth, culture or dignity?

So, I figured something out… so I say it out loud (the rhyme just showed up…hooray). But does it actually help anybody?

And for the thousandth time, I decided, “fuck it… I am not going to waste my breath.”

And then…

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Observer Effect: Don’t Even Think of Quantifying Me (Asshole)

The 21st century America is a very strange place. Beautiful, bountiful, but strange. It tells me, “I want your music in my catalogue as long as you agree that it’s not special, and I want your booty in my catalogue as if it’s not special, either”. It wants me to line up and lick the conveyor. It wants me to play ordinary. It wants me to march with the crowd and participate in the global sexual act that has been stripped of all magic. The underlying emotion is of disrespect.

What do I say? First, I have no words. Then I cry. I don’t like any of it. It’s counter-everything. It defeats my humanity, my dignity, and my sense of self. It’s a man (and woman) eating machine (I stole it from Grace Jones).

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The Left, the Right, and Other Divisive Nonsense

The perceived abyss between the left and the right – the abyss that is largely forced upon us as a way to let us feel like we stand for something by virtue of siding with one or another – is extremely amusing to me. Amusing, annoying, sad and lovable because we are...

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Tessa is a strongly opinionated singer and musician living in New York. Her background is in classical piano, linguistics, computers, ethnomusicology, and Tibetan studies. She fronts Tessa Makes Love.

Robots are on her $hit list, and this blog is about not taking $hit from the machine.