In the wake of freak-folk band Grandaddy’s demise frontman Jason Lytle put some of his “most prized possessions” up for the bidding (one started on May 26, the other starts today). These include trucker hats, as well as sunglasses, books from his library (including Liberace’s biography!), copies of Grandaddy’s latest album Just Like the Fambly Cat with one-of-a-kind hand-drawn cover art, posters, pins, and a needlepoint cat pillow with the inscription “Meow Meow Meow”. Most of this stuff is autographed.
Besides helping Grandaddy fans cope with the loss of the band, the auctions will benefit two charitable causes, the Emmett O’Loughlin Fund and the National Wildlife Federation.