Saturday 20 June Sunday 21 June Monday 22 June Tuesday 23 June Wednesday 24 June Thursday 25 June Friday 26 June Saturday 27 June Sunday 28 June Monday 29 June Tuesday 30 June Wednesday 1 July Thursday 2 July Friday 3 July Saturday 4 July Sunday 5 July Monday 6 July Tuesday 7 July Wednesday 8 July Thursday 9 July Friday 10 July Saturday 11 July Sunday 12 July Monday 13 July Tuesday 14 July Wednesday 15 July Thursday 16 July Friday 17 July Saturday 18 July Sunday 19 July Monday 20 July Tuesday 21 July Wednesday 22 July Thursday 23 July Friday 24 July Saturday 25 July Sunday 26 July Monday 27 July Tuesday 28 July Wednesday 29 July Thursday 30 July Friday 31 July Saturday 1 August Sunday 2 August Monday 3 August Tuesday 4 August Wednesday 5 August Thursday 6 August Friday 7 August Saturday 8 August Sunday 9 August Monday 10 August Regarding the band's reunion, Lytle noted, "The bargain I made myself regarding the 'brief reunion and couple of shows' situation was that I wasn't gonna talk too much about it.
I was just gonna stew on it, and then do it. That's the good thing about festivals. No need for me to sell anything here. Get in, rock out, get paid, get out. There are just going to be a few shows.
Festival-type thingies. Perhaps the odd 'warm up gig' in someone's hair salon or something. Lytle later noted, "It was actually Jim [Fairchild]'s fault. He suggested that we consider playing some shows, and I went, 'No', [but] he convinced me it might be a good idea. We talked about it for a little while. I didn't think anyone else in the band would be into it, [and] he checked around and it turns out they were all enthusiastic.
I think I was the last one to say yes. I was actually blown away that they even wanted to. Once I found that out, I said 'OK, let's start doing the work, figure out how to play the songs. After five days of playing together it actually sounded really good. It was too easy, and we were actually really having a good time together.
Lytle also noted that he was likely to record a new Grandaddy album, stating, "It's probably going to happen. If anyone knows anything about Grandaddy, they realise that my [solo] music and Grandaddy's music is slightly interchangeable.
I think if I were to focus on making a Grandaddy record [it would be] a full-blown Grandaddy record, and I like the idea of that. I'd like to give it a shot. I'm hoping for this dream scenario where I can make Grandaddy records every so often and not have all this messy stuff that goes along with it.
I already did that and it's just not appealing to me any more. From to Lytle produced the album Why Are You OK by Band of Horses , to which he contributed material; this collaboration also produced the single " Hang an Ornament ", which was issued as the work of Grandaddy and Band of Horses. Minor activity during the rest of included the releases of a music video featuring the comedian Jonah Ray for the single "Brush with the Wild", taken from Last Place , and an EP of live and alternative versions of songs from Last Place titled Things Anyway.
Much of the band's music is characterized by Lytle's analog synthesizer and the fuzzy guitar, bass and drums of the rest of the band. While the band's style has sometimes been described as alt country , in Lytle's view it is the sentiment of country music that the band embraced rather than the musical style.
Lytle has cited both The Beatles and E. Common lyrical themes include technology and a resistance to change. Adrien Begrand, writing for PopMatters , described the lyrics on The Sophtware Slump as "one's attempt to transcend the glut of technology in today's urban lifestyle, in search of something more real, more natural, more pastoral".
Martin commented on Lytle's "sympathy for the lost souls and machines of the high-tech dot-com landscape". Lytle said of the tracks on Excerpts from the Diary of Todd Zilla : "For some reason, they are tied together by the idea of being fed up with your environment. I get that from the outdoors, and seeing the accumulation of clutter and waste and not being too happy about it.
There is also much humor in Lytle's songwriting, including the band's promotional Christmas single released in , " Alan Parsons in a Winter Wonderland ", which was also included on the charity compilation It's a Cool Cool Christmas , described by AllMusic 's Tim DiGravina as possibly "the funniest song from ". The band's releases were generally recorded and mixed in makeshift studios based in homes, garages and warehouses, although the last two albums were mixed in a dedicated facility.
Lytle described how the Grandaddy recordings became more of a solo effort, and the right conditions for recording:. Earlier on I tried to include people as much as possible.
Then I realised the magic is me really prying stuff out of my head and getting it on to tape, and that stuff doesn't happen unless I'm completely alone. Sometimes it's about the right amount of blood sugar, just slightly hungover. And I'm really affected by the weather. If it's too nice outside it's insane for me, the concept of being inside. Everybody talks about this whole technology versus nature thing and if it's anything that is it: look who my best friends are, a bunch of plastic and circuitry and electricity, when I should be running around getting chased by bumblebees.
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