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the father of your father or mother

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We had just got into bands like The Flaming Lips and Grandaddy and decided that was more the direction we wanted to take.
Athlete claim to be influenced by bands such as Grandaddy and the Flaming Lips, but in reality they're more like a slightly quirky Dodgy or an upbeat Travis, such is the commercial potential of their shiny guitar pop.
TAKE the exotic harmonies of The Beach Boys, add a little Neil Young and blend with the lo- fi of Pavement and you're close to the elegant sound of Grandaddy.
GRANDADDY release their third album, Sumday, on June 9.
Others involved include Texas, Coldplay, Placebo, The Charlatans, Toploader, Faithless, The Divine Comedy, JJ72, Doves, Shed Seven, Starsailor, Grandaddy, Embrace, Powderfinger, The Avalanches, Neil Finn and Ian Brown.
Last year's acclaimed The Sophtware Slump album saw Grandaddy come close to emulating the recent achievements of compatriots Mercury Rev and The Flaming Lips.
Known as "The Grandaddy of Investment Conferences," the 27th Annual New Orleans Investment Conference is held in an exposition format where each exhibiting company prepares an expo booth for the three-day event.
It marked a switch of musical tastes, encompassing dEUS, Grandaddy and Will Oldham, whereas previous album Fitzcarraldo sounded more like they'd overdosed on all the worst parts of Led Zeppelin.
The Chicago-born poetess (left), who came to prominence with her 1975 debut album Horses, will be joining other acts including Grandaddy, Van Dyke Parks, Roy Harper, Mark Lanegan Band, Graham Coxon, Tindersticks, Grizzly Bear, Midlake, The Low Anthem and Beach House.
And Liquid Room shows from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (Aug 2), Gorky's Zygotic Mynci (4), Best of T Break (10), a solo show by Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess (12), Squarepusher (13) and Scots favourites Policechief (14) and Trashcan Sinatras (16), Elbow (17), Ice T (18 and 19), The Ataris (20), Hot Hot Heat (21), Grandaddy (23).
The T On The Fringe line-up also features shows by Kelly Osbourne, Sum 41, Placebo and Grandaddy.
And it draws on an equally catholic list of influences, including SFA, Grandaddy, Bob Dylan, Vangelis and David Holmes.
It marked a resounding switch of musical tastes, encompassing dEUS, Grandaddy and Will Oldham, whereas previous album Fitzcarraldo sounded more like they'd overdosed on all the worst parts of Led Zeppelin.
Its artist roster includes platinum-selling Moby, Stereophonics, Underworld, Blessid Union of Souls, Grandaddy and Aphrodite, among others.
If you mention Darwin, everybody thinks of Charles but he got a lot of his ideas from grandaddy Erasmus.