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Before he joined a Scribe Amidst the Lions, drummer "Nate [Ball] was more or less using his drum kit for dirty laundry bins," says singer Kristofer Towne. After their first practice session with Ball evolved into a house party, says Towne, "The old drummer's intoxicated girlfriend showed up and started causing a scene...flashing people, running around the neighbor's yards shouting obscenities until the cops came.

"Upon spotting Nate and hearing what was going on, she started breaking bottles on the kitchen floor, all around his feet. After refusing to leave, she proceeded to lock herself in the hall closet for the next 20 minutes with someone else's half-finished wineglass. No one remembers what happened to the glass.... Some say they heard it break inside the closet, prompting suicide [worries]. Some say it just disappeared like she should have, and just the other day someone said that it was probably still in that fucking closet because us guys never cleaned anything."

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