Tuesday, August 19, 2008

New Alan Palomo Track-- Vega "All Too Vivid"

One of the things I really liked about Alan Palomo's work with Ghosthustler was that the guy just sounded so self assured and comfortable with what he was doing.  A lot of these "blog house" or hipster dance or whatever you call them groups (even some of the better ones, too) feature some of the biggest lame asses of all time as vocalists or frontmen, but I always thought Palomo was leaps and bounds above most of them as far as style, delivery and lyrics.  Well, as happens anywhere from 10-30 times a day every day, I've been proven right once again.  Palomo's solo project, Vega (I'm guessing its an obvious nod to you-know-who), has just released its first single, "All Too Vivid," and yes, its quite good.  The guy is playing to his strengths and putting his vocals front and center in front of some glossy ass synths and infectious dance beats.  I don't think you could even really call this "blog house," it's probably more just a great pop song with an impeccable set of influences that Palomo discovered before you ever heard that Cut Copy record.  Alan was nice enough to share this with us and a couple other blogs, so listen to it:


Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is pretty fucking rad.

3:59 AM  
Anonymous fastlassie said...

this has montage written all over it.

7:34 AM  
Anonymous be-bop & rocksteady said...

great song, but the descrption blog house is embarrassing/terrible

9:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm so glad you're keeping "be-bop & rock-steady". it's a good one~

10:55 AM  
Anonymous chrissy snow said...

534 NAILED IT! i want to ride a carousel, pose by a flamingo, and eat a hotdog to this!

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I see. They've used the Sega logo. No one ever does that.

11:08 AM  
Anonymous lame said...

lame!!! "all the kids will eat it up if it's packaged correctly".. just sayin.

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this post ironic? For kids that didn't go through the 80's the first time? Or do people genuinely like Miami Vice-inspired music these days?

I'll admit that it sounded cool for awhile...the first 2:00 minutes or so....but this stuff has a pretty short shelf life to me.

Regardless, this Alan guy though seems to really understand what it takes to be a (for lack of a better term) star. He founded a band that blew the fuck up online....got tons of buzz and cred....dismantled it before it could get stale (genius move)....and now is solo with lots of interest before he even starts.

Whatever I may think about the tunes - this guy definitely knows what he's doing. Props to that.

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

suicide would be so ashamed

12:26 PM  
Anonymous not bad said...

It's lonely at the top. good luck alan. just stay level headed.

12:29 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

940-- I disagree with you about his music ( I like most of it quite a bit) but agree completely concerning the way he has handled himself with online media and promotion. It's too bad he had to move to stupid Austin.

12:29 PM  
Anonymous ENO CALE said...

that guitar riff is sans convincing

1:02 PM  
Anonymous numnuts said...

remember strider on genesis. . . ?
8 megs gets you a half hour thrill-ride. . .transcending sprites.

palomo is living below sea level
we are looking at him through the glass bottom of our favorite vessel.

word is bond.

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ghosthustler sounded better.

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Short Cock said...

try and suck it

1:15 PM  
Anonymous prince is short said...

Mickey Rooney 5'3
Truman Capote: 5' 3
Sammy Davis, Jr.: 5' 3
Bo Derek: 5' 3
Judy Garland: 5' 3
Dorothy Hamill: 5' 3
Deborah Harry: 5' 3
Davy Jones (Monkees): 5' 3
Jennifer Jason Leigh: 5' 3
Hayley Mills: 5' 3
Jane Pauley: 5' 3
Bernadette Peters: 5' 3
Lisa Marie Presley: 5' 3
Jennifer Love Hewitt 5'2
Gillian Anderson 5'2
Paula Abdul: 5' 2
Linda Blair: 5' 2
Sally Field: 5' 2
Sarah Jessica Parker: 5' 2
Debbie Reynolds: 5' 2
Joan Rivers: 5' 2
Linda Ronstadt: 5' 2
Paul Simon: 5' 2
Tori Amos 5'2
Christina Aguilera 5'2
Paula Abdul 5'2
Janeane Garofalo: 5' 1
Bette Midler: 5' 1
Stevie Nicks: 5' 1
Carrie Fisher: 5' 1
Natalie Wood: 5' 1
Sally Struthers: 5' 1½
Danny DeVito 5'0
Mary Pickford: 5' 0
Jada Pinkett-Smith: 5' 0
Paul Williams: 5' 0
Dolly Parton: 4' 11
Linda Hunt 4'9
Gary Coleman 4'8
Billy Barty: 3' 9
Hervé Villechaize ("Tattoo" on Fantasy Island) 3'2
Verne Troyer (Mini Me from Austin Powers) 2’9

1:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to agree with 9:40. I don't get the fascination with Miami Vice inspired pop music. Will someone please kill this 80's rehash or at the very least rehash the better stuff from the 80's.

Jan Hammer would be proud.
Suicide would definately be ashamed.

1:19 PM  
Anonymous why be blue said...

Red Rocks meets Pompano Beach.

1:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the fuck do you guys know about what Suicide would feel about anything? Have you heard their solo records? Get a clue.

1:31 PM  
Anonymous if it is "solo" is it "their" said...

What do the solo recordings have to do with the group recordings? Adhere to logic. Covalent bonds.

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As Alan has pointed out time after time in regards to that so called miami vice inspired pop music sound ... why did it have to end? Why does it have to stop? Why can't it continue? These questions need to be asked by those folks throwing those cliché comments around here about 80s rehash. That shits old hat. Take some time to reflect. Maybe step away from the animal collective rehase inspired music you all create, step away from the lonestar and incest addiction and think about what you are doing with your life and maybe get to the point on contemplating the most important thing you can contemplate the continuation of 80s synth pop.

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Adhere to logic? Their relation to the group recordings is that you're not the same person you are at the time you release your first record. Obviously both artists in Suicide went on to make dramatically different music. If those dudes weren't embarrassed of some of the decisions they respectively made on solo records, they wouldn't be embarrassed of a lot of the music they inspired. You know what, they probably don't give a shit either way. But you do. Maybe you should get a life and not spend so much time dreaming of how Suicide circa the late 70's would react to a new posted blog track you don't like. Man, some of you are truly idiotic.

1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yea he should have stayed here to rot in DFW

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck you you cockahead.

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alan Vega's "Station to Station" from last year is a great solo album. It was pretty overlooked, but is actually more abrassive than anything he has done in years.

I think it's pretty obvious that Alan was not going for anything lethal or threatening like Suicide. Just because he may be a fan does not mean he would want to make music like them.

This stuff reminds me of NBC's Friday night Videos. I'm sure most people that read this are too young to remember that show. I know Alan is not old enough to remember it.

Rockwell anyone?

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DFW is a very slow...slow...slow..slow.death.

1:51 PM  
Anonymous 80s rehash or cliché comments are old hat said...

11:35: What is rehase? I can't read this any further.

Perhaps it is simply your lack of pith that, I imagine, would be much more difficult to dance with than the music you are martying your emotional for. Be more like your hero and stick to what you know you can do well: sucking the cock of the synth empire. I'll be coming out with a Klaus Schultze-esque magic carpet ride next summer. Mark your star systems.

1:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NBC Friday Night Videos? Man im old enough to remember The Midnight Special bitch. Or how about Night Flight motherfucker?

1:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:53 sucks pith cock

1:57 PM  
Anonymous 11:47; FTW said...

You're pointing your cock at the wrong vag. I was being a little bitch about your cogency, not your taste. I believe 11:19 is the diseased rhino-toe that will suit your magnificant bulb. BTW, You're not the same person everytime you look into a mirror-- What's your point?

2:00 PM  
Anonymous 11:57--yo loneome balls said...

Is there any other cock worth sucking, but one full of pith?

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:57 needs to stop posting. he sucks.

2:12 PM  
Anonymous "marty" said...

"music you are martying-(?) your emotional for."???

what the living FUCK does THAT mean?

and "lack of pith".."that, I imagine, would be much more difficult to dance with"...

dude. if you're going to type with one hand while holding a thesaurus in the other, i should hope you at least have the mental capacity to put your words into some kind of sense-making order commonly referred to as a 'sentence'.

now if you'll excuse me, i have some serious "martying" to do.

2:15 PM  
Anonymous kyle's extro twat said...

BOB o BOB o BOB O'gulp

2:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Friday Night Videos actualy predates Night Flight.

2:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

doing drugs in austin is way more fun than doing drugs in denton

2:27 PM  
Anonymous prior to getting paid the author missed an r said...

Why do people with an eighth grade reading level think they are so cutting when they point out a typo? Oh and buy thee whey: if I was typing with one hand I'd be typing things like: johnny-jump-up, miminy-piminy, niminy-piminy and polyphony and homophony. Have you no "sense" of curiosity. You are like an octopus, all reflex. Maybe you are right, I need an editor and a typist--how much do you charge?--I am confident you will be ready to grovel for payment (like all weak minded fools). Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha. Hrm. . . .

2:33 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

Ok... people who keep refreshing their comment posts-- STOP DOING THAT! I'm just going to start erasing all repeated comments if you can't learn to wait a few seconds for your comment to post the first time.

2:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they thought their point was so awesome, repeated postings would make people recognize the awesome! Look at both sides of the coin, SR... both sides.

2:46 PM  
Anonymous Janus said...

I am connected to a large mainframe. I am annoyed by the re-current posts of awesomeness. I do not want to brand my posts like some sort of product trademark, logo, or symbology. I am connected to a large mainframe. I yearn for the understanding of a single eye. And a single post.

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That song is gayer than 8 guys blowing 9 guys.

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Janus said...

I am connected to a large mainframe. I am annoyed by the re-current posts of awesomeness. I do not want to brand my posts like some sort of product trademark, logo, or symbology. I am connected to a large mainframe. I yearn for the understanding of a single eye. And a single post.

2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Erasure called and said quit being a pussy!!!

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

most of the artists from the 80s that inspire this type of music were NOT concerned with recreating music from another decade. the reason why their music is so cool is because they were concerned with their time not the past.

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Franco-Flemish said...

Ars Nova. The only music--period

A human concern isn't new. Why expect an individual to design a new reflection of our concerns through the musical eidos? The ability to develop a subtle system of proven control over the electrical language and subsequently apply it to the musicopresent|emancipates any need to cleverly construct a new formal music making system. It naturally arrived there. Put the tools in the hands of tool makers like Vega and a great shift takes place. Um Beispiel: When the republican party conjurs up rhetoric like, "the day before 9-11 thinking" what we have is an example of using language to emancipate the event from naturality. I make no comparison to the two. Why did I say it? Think about the thinking before 9-11. . . . Who says that shit? The Powerful. . .the powerful say that kind of shit. The Powerful implement languing tactics to administer and justify "state-of-exceptions". The powerful are making things happen whether you choose to obey or not. But the real question is are you still free?

who farted?

3:51 PM  
Anonymous anon-a-puss said...

I can't wait for the next generation of 20-somethings to get all excited about early 90's pop culture so everyone eating this stuff up will want to vomit like those in my peer group who know the 80's all-too-well are doing daily at this point in history.

However, the run-on sentence NEVER goes out of style!

(Early 90's nostalgia is already alive and well; what crap do we recycle now?)

3:52 PM  
Anonymous college educated said...

I did--direct hit.

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i want to argue, but fuck it. where's the party. i want to fuck some babe to this song.

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anything happening tonight?

4:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i dug it. no need to make a big deal if you hate it.
have fun being pretentious, lonely, fat unsuccessful fucks while you're at it. meanwhile, im going to have fun and stuff.

4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We could all learn a lesson from 2:33 and the light he's cast on our paths...

4:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

imagine all the pith
suicide can suck my balls..
you may say toned flanger is a dreamer
but he's not the only one

p.s. i really don't think there's a thing anyone can learn from 2:33, nuff said

4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

by and by 2:33, pretentiousness leads to great masturbation with fleshlights

4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im a babe, lets fuck

4:59 PM  
Anonymous pete freedman said...

im thinking about moving to austin to write the biography of alan vega's journey from ghosthustler to nyc to austin star.

5:17 PM  
Anonymous tim duncan said...

do you see DFW? palamo has come to austin....

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Patrick said...

Are you kidding me?

Disco still sucks.

5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

by and by 2:33, pretentiousness leads to great masturbation with fleshlights

5:23 PM  
Anonymous well said...

the more popular Alan's music gets the more people are going to give him shit about it.

I'd like to help with some video work .

5:30 PM  
Anonymous smarty said...

i'm sorry, 1233, but does THIS look familiar?

"What is rehase? I can't read this any further."

so you can dish it, bla bla bla..

5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


you are a fucking blowhard.

5:41 PM  
Anonymous owenpaulstory said...

needs more reese & a 165+ breakbeat ;)

6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NBC Friday Night Videos? Man im old enough to remember The Midnight Special bitch. Or how about Night Flight motherfucker?

8:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:15 PM true but midnight special predates all that shit. i was only using night flight for humor.

8:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:52 PM what band do you play in? what should the 20 somethings be listening too instead of 80s music? man up bitch.

8:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:27 PM nope. Why? Because Austin is a tourist trap. If you like cali people I guess its cool.

8:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about music from the 2000's? hmmm. What a concept.

9:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gee, i was always kinda partial to ed sullivan..

9:35 PM  
Anonymous i dont listen to anything past 1983 said...

Like emo? Emo is a perfect example while music from the 2000s is gayer that all the rest of the shit that can be found bad from the 80s.

9:45 PM  
Anonymous toots said...

haha, adbusters was right

9:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wasn't emo first created in the 80s?

11:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

was the emo tag thrown around in the 80s?

12:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emo started in the eighties dip. (i.e.Rites of Spring). Emo was actually a good thing a long time ago. A far cry from the whiny crap that it devolved to.

1:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could all the coke heads please hurry up and die off?


2:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

was the emo tag thrown around in the 80s?

2:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

talking about the term "emo" as a vaguely defined identifier rather than a specific genre of music.

2:25 AM  
Anonymous Keith P said...

Why are we talking about emo again?

3:01 AM  
Anonymous Keith P said...

Why are we talking about emo again?

3:01 AM  
Anonymous prison mike said...

it will take more than a shiny members only jacket and a gimmicky youtube clip for this to rise above the slag heap.

does he have it in him? doubt it.

on the other hand, vanilla ice sold 20 million cds... so you never know.

3:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's also going to take actually being good at what he is trying to appropriate.. I know kids love shitty music these days though

4:01 AM  
Anonymous anon-a-puss said...

6:45 PM: I play in the best band ever. I won't reveal our name but we're like a mixture of Harold Faltermeyer, Vangelis, and T'Pau. You just wait! (People tell us Kenny Loggins but what do they know.)

Mainstream 80s Music - Sucked.
Underground 80s Music - Brilliant.

I actually like the Vega song after the vocals event-fucking-ually kick in but the Casio demo tape at the beginning needs to go.

Man up!? Hah, you'd cross the street if you saw me coming, boy!

8:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no i wouldn't. i promise. don't you wear a sports headband and rock a skinny build and eat vegan food? thats really scary dude. but yes 80s underground better than any shit you play in now. so fuck you.

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

STREET FIGHTER 2 Championship Edition...

1:35 PM  
Anonymous synthephobic said...

I didn't like them electronic doohicky's then and I don't like em now. Hey man, is that freedom rock? Well turn it up man!

3:31 PM  
Anonymous better than 80's???? said...

If you think underground 80's was the pinnacle of music then you have much bigger issues.

4:07 PM  
Anonymous anon-a-puss said...

I was comparing 80's vs. 80's for those playing at home. And YES I DO have much bigger issues. Now what flavor Not-dogs to dine on tonight???

5:16 PM  
Anonymous better than 80's???? said...

If you think underground 80's was the pinnacle of music then you have much bigger issues.

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, 3:19, what IS the pinnacle then?

5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there is no pinnacle and there is no spoon so fuck it

6:13 PM  
Anonymous wow the matrix said...

denude the ugly balls of the actual

way to go

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Prison Mike said...

all this jabber about the "pinnacle of music"... sheesh. spare me.

popular music peaked in the mid-70's. when was the last time an artist like Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Woody Guthrie, Rolling Stones or Neil Young actually encouraged thousands of people (who weren't even hardcore music fans) to take the streets and riot on behalf of a specific cause?

public enemy is the closest artist to have that kind of affect or appeal. since then... has ANY artist managed to transcend the artform to inspire change? Nope. Not one. They're all in it for the money or the ego boost.

i challenge anyone here to come up with a single musician who has the kind of public profile that challenged mainstream society to want to shut them down, the same way they did Dylan or Lennon.

you really think mainstream america gives a shit about REM or U2's political views? please. they've never even heard them. Jay Z? Right. Pearl Jam? Nothing. Nobody is paying attention to any of these people. NWA was as close as this generation ever got.

we need an artist to come along and set this fuckin' planet on fire. it's been thirty-something years since an artist came along that scared the shit out of the mainstream.

who's it gonna be? fuckin' ghosthustler?

8:32 PM  
Anonymous t688t said...


4:03 AM  
Anonymous am said...

dylan and lennon were batting for the same coporate interests that they were "against"

they just pushed their anti-image but were really only concerned with selling records

peace came after the millions

corporate fuckery- the idea that lennon and those other artists were causing revolution or that they were rebelling against
the madison avenue propaganda machine yet it is the very machine that pukes out and sells their lame PRODUCTS ( a term aptly applied to their lame sounds)

4:51 PM  

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