by wjw on January 19, 2023

David Crosby is the only major rock star I ever had a conversation with, backstage at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. We weren’t exactly a mutual admiration society: I adored his music; and though a science fiction fan who knew my name, he’d never read any of my books. (I sent him some, but I have no idea if he ever read them.)

I’ve read his autobiographies, full of fraught and hazard, and I’m amazed he made it to 81.

Here he is performing “Déjà Vu,” which was for its time a song completely without precedent. He’s accompanied by Chris Thile on mandolin.

It’s about memory and sadness. Enjoy.

mearsk January 20, 2023 at 12:29 pm

They had a remembrance of him on NPR this morning and “free-base cocaine” came up a lot, so fraught and hazard sounds accurate.

wjw January 20, 2023 at 4:48 pm

He was addicted to heroin and cocaine AT THE SAME TIME, which speaks to a certain amount of dedication. He ended up doing nine months in a Texas prison.

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