Grandaddy Clause: Clint Eastwood

After the dissolution of beloved sci-fi pop outfit Grandaddy in 2006, frontman Jason Lytle left behind California’s blue suburban skies for the peace, quiet and sobriety of Montana. This week, Lytle re-emerges with news of a solo debut and a part-time seasonal job as guest editor for Read our new Q&A with Lytle about his forthcoming album, Yours Truly, The Commuter (Anti-), here.


Lytle: Clint Eastwood is pretty much my hero all the way around for every reason: that it’s good to be an artist and good to be alive. I like pretty much everything he’s done, and I’m even gonna cut him some slack with Every Which Way But Loose and Any Which Way You Can, his orangutan movies.

Scene from 1978’s Every Which Way But Loose, in which Eastwood’s mom complains about Clyde the orangutan eating all her Oreos:

For an in-depth piece on Lytle circa the end of Grandaddy, read our 2006 cover story here.