They spoke briefly at a place called the Bread Garden as Brain prepared Pittman's sandwich. Minutes later, she was surprised to find him running down the street after her. Needless to say, the romantic affair didn't last long and left Pittman in sorry shape. But the experience left Pittman with plenty of material for lyrics and an obsession to create a melody as beautiful as the Beatles' "I'm Only Sleeping," perhaps an impossible goal. Somewhere along the way though, Pittman realized that Lucy Brain's perfect pitch and gorgeous, winsome harmonies were necessary to bring his music to life, and the two reunited, this time as a band.
In the summer of , friends, and former lovers, Paul Pittman and Lucy Brain were halfway thinking about starting a band. Wanting to keep it casual and fun, they practiced only when the mood hit and performed occasionally at parties. That autumn, a mutual friend asked them if they wanted to be the opening act for a local show she was putting on at Ms.