Daily Archives: March 27, 2009

VEGA: Interview with ABC News Online

Since I’ve been in the business of promoting my friends’ bands lately, it seems appropriate to share with you a little gem from ABCnews.go.com. It’s an interview with my good friend Alan Palomo, who fronts the Austin-based “dreamwave” trio VEGA.

I’m not smart enough to figure out the embedding function on ABC’s video player, so you’ll just have to follow the link here.

Once again, I’m too close to the person behind the music to give you an unbiased review; but, as with Febrifuge’s excellent A Short Instance of Separation, you should really do yourself a favor and check out this big, sticky mess of badassity for yourself.

[VEGA’s Official MySpace Page]


“She’s a Talker”

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In Concert: New Order Live in NYC (1981)

new_order_nyc_1981_4501[Photo: New Order Live at Ukrainian National Home: Nov. 19, 1981. Photo by Eugene Merinov]

“On the eve of Joy Division’s first U.S. tour – May 1980 – Ian Curtis dies. Tragedy. Shock. The band’s first NYC appearance was scheduled for Hurrah – a club I was very familiar with having spent the the previous year photographing many groups. A year passes and finally in the Spring* of 1981 the band plays NYC. A new name but the spirit of Curtis lingers. The hall is packed. The mood somber. This photo brings him back.” – Eugene Merinov.

*The concert was actually in November, not during the Spring.  Here is the show in its’ entirety.

“Chosen Time”

“Dreams Never End”

“Everything’s Gone Green”








Daily David: Octopus and Trout

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