Hee hee - we're much older than that, actually (we didn't have forums until 2001). But it appears our birthday IS coming up!
Here's the original post that I sent out to Usenet announcing our existence. Back then, we were a downloadable weekly show - shortly thereafter going to a live stream. We were still in Boston. This was in the absolute infancy of live365 - hardly resembling what it does today. So, you can probably consider this announcement's date, 6/22/99, as our birthday. Next year's the big 5!
To: alt.music.rush, alt.music.dream-theater, alt.music.jethro-tull, alt.music.marillion, rec.music.newage, alt.music.mp3, alt.music.peter-gabriel, alt.music.phil-collins
We're proud to announce the first edition of a new weekly progressiverock netshow: Aural Moon!
(insert fanfare here)
Our first few shows are going to be a musical response to the many, many quesitons I answer about people just getting into progressive rock and don't know where to start. It's a sampling of some mainstream stuff, but don't worry - we will be diving into some "more obscure" music soon enough.
Aural Moon "show 0" includes Yes, Genesis, Rush, gentle Giant, King Crimson, Mike Oldfield and others.
So, welcome neo-proggers yearning to learn more, and paleolithic
proggers who want to join us at the beginning of what's going to be a fun trip!
(The mp3 streaming features of the site aren't working due to server side problems - so it's Real Audio only for a bit. 20.7k mono - the best modem-caliber I've heard yet!)