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Advance warning: OTD's first birthday!

Nick Catchdubs and Certified Bananas
April 14 at Enormous Room

Click on the archives and you'll note that the first official On the Download post was made on April 17, 2005. We put up something about the Converge show at Harpers Ferry. None of you were reading, because we didn't tell anyone about it for a couple of months. After lots of plotting and we-really-shoulds, Cami and OTD took the bull by the horns, made a blogger account, and stole some server space. Eventually, some noses poked around the corner and asked what we were up to. We shrugged, pointed, clicked, and the noses, satisfied we weren't doing anything criminal, went back to their work. We've been on our own ever since, making it up as we go along.

The inspiration for On the Download came from a handful of music blogs, a desirie to join the conversation. A new sensibility was emerging. The two bloggers we loved most were Lemon-Red and Nick Catchdubs, and an early highlight was hanging out with both those dudes, along with Riff master Nick Sylvester (pre-Voice), at one of the early Certified Bananas parties. So when we heard Young Catch was coming back to play the Certified jumpoff the second week of April, we figured, what the hell: let's throw a birthday pawrty. Just like old times, yo.

We've met a bunch more of you over the past year, and quite frankly, there are too many of you who we only see on the internet these days (OTD's fault), so we'd love to catch up with everyone. Mark your calendars. And note that the Rub dudes are coming the night before -- plan your vitamin intake accordingly.

DOWNLOAD: Catchdubs & DJ Ayres, "Tell Me When To Go (Remix)" (mp3)
DOWNLOAD: Converge, "Black Cloud" (mp3, via Phoenix Band Guide)

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