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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Interview with David Crosby |

David Crosby
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A little note that we're happy to pass along...

Hello Thrasher's Wheat!

Greetings from Dolf at 4WaySite.

We have an exclusive interview with David Crosby which clearly shows his admiration for Neil Young. The interview is a year old but we explain our delay in the News & Rumors 2015 section of our website:

This exclusive interview of David Crosby is being published for the first time approximately one year after it actually occurred. To give the reader a better perspective, a timeline of certain key events is needed. This interview was held during the 2014 Crosby, Stills and Nash (CSN) Summer, about one month after David Crosby had wrapped up his final solo concert in support of his new album, Croz. The interview took place one week before Neil Young’s impending divorce became public knowledge, approximately 5 months prior to the untimely passing of former Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (CSNY) drummer Dallas Taylor, and a little over 7 months prior to the unfortunate long-term hospitalization of Joni Mitchell.

A separate interview with his son, CSN keyboard player James Raymond, had just concluded.

This interview was conducted backstage, prior to the CSN concert at the Aiken Theatre in the Centre, Evansville, Indiana, by John Kwit, North American Reporter of 4WaySite.

In the spirit of friendship we are sharing it with you and hope you will post it to your site, perhaps under Fresh Wheat.

Thanks Dolf!

And here's a snipppet:
4WS: Let’s jump to the ’74 box set (CSNY 1974) if we could. There, you guys had so many songs that you did on that tour is, is there anything that did not make the cut that you thought now that it’s out, boy there’s, you know there’s, there’s this one that I did that just didn’t make it and I’d like to see it…

David Crosby : No, not, not really.

They, they did, Joel (Bernstein) and Graham really spent probably over three years pulling that together and Stanley Johnston who engineered it. And they were very thorough and very, you know, unafraid to spend the extra time digging out the extra piece. And I think it’s a very complete, very, very good choices made, you know, document of that time. The thing that I like the best, and, and they caught it, was that we were very adventuresome.

We were very, very willing to take chances and there’s, you, you get that about how we played, how we sang, what songs we did. We would do a brand new song and people would join in on it the first time they heard it. Stuff would happen that was obviously unscripted, you know, and, and that was the norm rather than, than the exception and that attitude gets captured on the record, you know.

And I think that’s one of the best things that there was about CSNY. I think that’s why Neil liked the band was that it would be on edge and out in unpredictable territory, most of the time. And it’s certainly one of the main reasons I liked it, you know.
Full interview with David Crosby at



At 8/26/2015 06:06:00 PM, Blogger Andy Walters said...

Much Deja Vu - I love Crosby but he and Nash are of the view that they still make great records. Crosby has admitted the drugs hindered his writing - CROZ is ok not a great record. His spat with Neil is hilarious and then he loses all credibility by apologising to Neil about his comments about Ms Hannah.

At 8/27/2015 01:36:00 PM, Blogger medward said...

Croz was a pretty good record, I dig the opening track, anyway.

At 8/27/2015 09:42:00 PM, Blogger Fort Mac said...

Very interesting to continue to read of a bubble society lost in the past , a free people that are hostage to coward puppet NRA politicians and presidents , that turn a blind eye to the masses they have pledged to protect .
You Americans live in a different free world .
The free world outside is very curious to read of Americans that still think they live in the land of the free ?
We read , we see Americana , guns guns and guns ..... where is your soul ?
What has happened to you ?
And you preach to us ....
Honour your own humanity .
Oh ya , Crosby the man , a voice of harmony , Peace , Love and a 9mm

At 8/27/2015 10:40:00 PM, Blogger anon said...

Fuck off

At 8/29/2015 05:03:00 PM, Blogger Fort Mac said...

Thank-you anon ...... your words are a punctuation on my thoughts . I could not ask for a better response .... EH !
Neil Young fans are so peaceful and engaging .
Hopefully you may gain employment building your Trump Wall of freedom .
Up here in the True North Strong and free , we continue to wait in silence , eating our whale blubber and bear meat , and selling cheap crude to you gas guzzling yanks ...... all the while waiting for the day us redcoats pay another visit to Washington , circa 1812 !

At 8/29/2015 05:51:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

@John - how about stop sniffin' that smokin' Tar Sands pipeline, eh?

At 8/29/2015 06:42:00 PM, Blogger Fort Mac said...

Hey Thrasher , My name is John Connelly , who are you ?
Your response out of anger suggests I'm sniffing , that is juvenile .
Yep I'm sniffing clean Canadian Shield air , provided by Mother Earth and Father sky... the boreal forest lungs of North America .
You want to preach to us about the tarsands , who do ya think is the first customer in the lineup to buy it , nope not Canadians , nope not China , they're 2nd ,ding ding ding .... Yes ..... Americana !
The world looks in , we all know what really is goin on , get off the pulpit man , get real , drop your guns and join the free , the real

At 8/29/2015 07:36:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

Touch a nerve did we?!
Maybe we could get back to topic Crosby?

At 8/29/2015 08:30:00 PM, Blogger Fort Mac said...

Touch a nerve ? Yep !..... Hook , line and sinker , you hit hard on that bait Americana.
Is it possible your reaction was in response to the fear of the reality you live ?
Back to the topic , peace and love and finger pointing to all in the Neil Young world that is wrong .
The Daily News Report we get up here in our log cabins and ice shacks in the snow of the global village are dominated by reports from the land of the free , the land of mass murders , guns and a society circling the drain .
Don't here much about the curse of them there tarsands .... Eh , seems the networks are focused on the human highway .

At 8/30/2015 01:27:00 AM, Blogger Mr Henry said...

"Men like to be told of another man's defeat, failure, collapse, perdition; it makes them stronger."
--Don DeLillo...Americana Chapter 11

I can see by your coat, my friend
You're from the other side
--David Crosby...Wooden Ships

"No country in the world is harder to write about than the United States. It might be easier for a foreigner."
--Matt Taibbi...Spanking The Donkey

"Everything goes on a bias. The world should stop, but it goes on."
--V.S. Naipaul...Half A Life

"Happiness is knowing how to tie your own shoes."
--Charles M. Schulz

At 8/30/2015 02:32:00 AM, Blogger anon said...


At 8/30/2015 09:58:00 AM, Blogger Genghis Kon said...

Why the hell does this have to happen?! Why is there always someone vying to start a verbal war against Americans, or another country, or religion? The way you name off these supposed Canadian stereotypes, as if any of us criticized Canadians, is basically your only defense for an ad hominem attack. This was just an interview with Crosby. Why did you have to ruin that?

At 8/30/2015 12:10:00 PM, Blogger Mr Henry said...

Thanks GK, well put...this note's for you:

At 8/30/2015 02:58:00 PM, Blogger Mr Henry said...

Show Me A Hero has the two part finale tonight, and I can't wait to watch it. Is anyone else a fan of this great show about the Yonkers housing fight in the late 80's?!

Oscar Isaac is amazing as he channels Pacino circa Dog Day Afternoon. Alfred Molina is classic in portraying the populist favorite. And this all really happened! Music is awesome, writing off the charts -- and there's a great Steve Earle song in the closing credits:

I wonder if Neil's music might make it into tonight's shows--wouldn't that be something?

At 8/30/2015 06:52:00 PM, Blogger anon said...

Back to Neil, fun lovers...

At 8/30/2015 07:55:00 PM, Blogger Fort Mac said...

Sleep well in your gun world .......

At 8/30/2015 07:57:00 PM, Blogger anon said...


At 8/31/2015 11:43:00 PM, Blogger edar said...

John lives up there with the moose and wolves and doesn't even have a .22 eh? Are you sure you aren't down in Windsor, bud?

At 8/31/2015 11:43:00 PM, Blogger edar said...

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At 9/01/2015 10:45:00 PM, Blogger Fort Mac said...

Hey edar...... Thank-you , you response is truly American . We are quite aware of your ignorance towards Canada , and we have have fun with it ..... Eh !
Not much need for Crosby like handguns up here , most are legal long gun owners , that use such to harvest wild animals that live in the free .
You want to preach to us about the tar sands in Alberta ..... Ha !
My , My ..... take a good hard look at the real Amercana coal burning numbers , you Neil Young clones want to preach about your concern for Mother Earth , wear t-shirts and look down your yankee nose to us ? Get real and enter the Earth discussion .

A realistic affordable car for the Americana masses would be a CoalVolt , you still seem to have a voracious appetite for burning it , lets really talk about global warming ...... Eh

At 9/02/2015 07:42:00 AM, Blogger TOM said...

Don't go away mad...just go away..

At 9/02/2015 10:03:00 PM, Blogger Fort Mac said...

Thank-you Uncle Tom for your typical dismissive Amercana greetings to those that may have independent thought not in keeping with your , peace and love Neil Young cult .
Far out ....... Coalbama in Alaska preaching to the world about the evils of global warming ?
Sounds like Stalin in the Ukraine , preaching about human rights .
Have a great day Eh !

At 9/03/2015 10:40:00 AM, Blogger Mr Henry said...

"Walt Whitman once wrote that he didn't want an art that could decide presidential elections; he wanted an art to make them irrelevant. He was interested in an artist's ability to determine the feel of American experience; to become part of the instinctive response of the people to events; to affect the quality and the costs of daily life. Whitman cared less that he would be remembered (though he certainly cared about that) than that his beliefs in the promises of American life would be lived by other Americans--those of his time, and those far beyond his time. He thought that his work might affect whether or not his country would grow, and die, and start over again; whether his country would, at the margins of change, maintain a soul and a vitality that could be recognized, loved, and feared far more easily than it could be defined."
--Greil Marcus from Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'N' Roll Music

"We must not resort to the flame where only light is required."
--Victor Hugo

At 9/03/2015 01:10:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

@Mr H. - Good quote on Walt Whitman.

So might Neil be a modern day Walt Whitman? With his love of Americana traditions and ideals, it seems as if Walt's soul and a vitality carries on with our troubadour du jour.


At 9/03/2015 07:49:00 PM, Blogger Mr Henry said...

Thanks T, I wholeheartedly agree!

O to have life henceforth a poem of new joys!
To dance, clap hands, exult, shout, skip, leap, roll on, float on!
To be a sailor of the world bound for all ports,
A ship itself, (see indeed these sails I spread to the sun and air)
A swift and swelling ship full of rich words, full of joys.
--Walt Whitman from A Song of Joys

In the mountains,
In the cities
You can see the dream
Look around you
Has it found you?
Is it what it seems?
--Neil Young...There's A World


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