Interviews: Graham Nash and Stephen Stills
A couple of recent interviews with Graham Nash and Stephen Stills on a variety of subjects.
From Graham Nash on his 'insanely great' life - San Jose Mercury News By Jim Harrington:
Q I had the chance to see you perform as part of CSNY at last month's Bridge benefit. How did it feel to get the whole gang back together again?
A My partners amaze me constantly. That was the first time we'd sung together in about eight years -- since 2006. It's always a pleasure to play with Neil, of course.
Q CSN, of course, has remained active during that time period. Is there an adjustment period that occurs once Young enters the picture? Or is it immediately like old times once all four men unite onstage?
A It's pretty second-nature. We only rehearsed for two or three hours a day -- and we only rehearsed for two days. So it wasn't like we had to slave to get back to that sound. That happens pretty naturally, fortunately.
From Stephen Stills Talks Neil Young, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Taylor Swift : Articles : Relix:
Do you deserve any of your reputation?
I don’t think about it and I’d rather not be conscious of it because otherwise it’s unnatural and false and I’m just another poser, even though I can get called out as being demanding. Sometimes I get frustrated and say, “Will you please do what I ask?” I can get a little cross. But to quote [golfer] Arnold Palmer, “I refuse not to be nice.” The older I get, the more dedicated I am to that. If I do have a flash of temper, there’s something that set it off and I always feel horrible about it later.
Buffalo Springfield were my Beatles. What were they to you?
Well, not that of course. We never made any money. I had a Ferrari, a cabin in Topanga and I managed to get my little sister into Stanford.