It happened in lovely Bloomington, Indiana. Summer of 2003. One "Simon P. Moore" had a line on a show in August, and the idea of starting a band called "Kentucky Nightmare" had already been cultivated in his mind by a friend's reference to a Space Ghost Coast-to-Coast episode. He had been writing songs for almost ten years, and was eager to front a band. He joined forces with friends Ben C. Fowler (drums) and Evan L. Farrell (bass and vocals).