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Friday, January 27, 2023

Comment of the Moment: David Crosby Tributes of Note: Not A Long Time Gone ...

"Almost Cut My Hair"
 Stills, Crosby, Young & Nash - 1974


As so many remembered the life of  David Crosby: 1941 - 2023 since his passing last week, the range of tributes to "Croz" here from so many great musicians, writers, fans and others remembering David Crosby’s massive influence on the music from the 1960's and onward. 
The following Comment of the Moment makes it highly self evident that given all of "Crosby’s issues", he loved the music and it was really an all encompassing force in his life, particularly towards the end.

Here is the Comment of the Moment on David Crosby Tributes of Note: Not A long Time Gone ... by Ron:


I just wanted to say thank you for posting these tributes. 

The Glen Close one is indeed very touching and I also found Nils' performance of Black Sheep Boy very moving.

Despite David's age, the way he lived some of his life, and his health problems it was still a shock to wake up to the news of his passing a week ago. The extensive and varied tributes and memories from so many different people have been some consolation though. Here in the UK there were several articles on the Guardian newspaper web site, and many many touching comments from fans on their online section.

Four Way Street was a big musical influence on me, growing up as a young teenager and learning what I liked and didn't. I was already aware of Neil, but this was my first exposure to David, Stephen and Graham. As much as I enjoyed Neil's material, the electric jams, and the harmonies and group playing of all four, David's solo songs on it always stood out as well. I still enjoy listening to these live versions of The Lee Shore, Laughing, and Triad - his voice sounds great and he really seems on it. Later on I was introduced to the Byrds and David's involvement with them too. 

Coming right up to date I am very much enjoying listening to the Live at the Capitol album with the Lighthouse band.

RIP David Crosby and thanks for the music.


Ron many thanks here for your comment on Crosby.

Also, thanks for highlighting the must watch Glen Close tribute to David Crosby.

We could have written much of what you say because Four Way Street was highly influential for us, as well.  It was that album that prodded our younger self to go out and buy tickets for the 1974 CSNY stadium tour when it came to our little hometown.  And what a life changing day that was, for sure.

We must also mention how Crosby's lyrics for the song "Almost Cut My Hair" with the line "Separate the wheat from some chaff" inspired this website's name.  

Folks have often puzzled why we selected a Crosby lyric for a Neil Young website?  Now that is a very good question.  And if you must know why Thrasher's Wheat is thusly named, read all about it here

And as we would signoff on Thrasher's Wheat Radio | each episode:

"Oh, and I feel ...
Like I owe it, yeah ... to someone"

We do owe a lot to Crosby and his mates, S, N & Y. Thanks guys. Music = Love

David Crosby
Artist Unknown?
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At 1/29/2023 06:37:00 AM, Blogger Ron said...

Thrasher - I would have loved to see the CSNY 1974 tour! I didn't attend my first concert until 1975 I think. It would be great if you could share some of your memories of that experience perhaps? I would certainly be keen to here more.

At 1/29/2023 12:03:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

oh, yeah, way cool. Just a youngster at the time. now almost 50 years on, the day is still vivid, amazingly enough.

awhile back, someone got in touch about that day, who also attended. she was writing a book. wonder whatever happened to that?

anyways, if you'd like more on our recollections, go to that day when the 1974 CSNY stadium tour when it came to our little hometown.

It was "our Woodstock". And to find a high quality color photo of that day was truly gift to stumble upon.



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