The founding members of Brooklyn's Tony Castles, Paul Sicilian and Willie Miesmer met at Skidmore College and disliked each other off the bat. Different tastes, mistrust, the whole thing- they were in competing bands, willie was in a loud art rock band and paul's band was rock and roll- they actually had songs. willie joined paul's band out of a mix of curiosity and spite, wrote basslines and then got kicked out after a few months for skipping practice to sneak off with a girl and then rehearse with his other band. they didn't talk for a while. Willie is a hypochondriac and Paul is made of firmer stuff. They are both from Connecticut.