Updated: Jul 29
The death of David Crosby on the 18th of this month was yet another reminder that we're all here for a very short time to do whatever we do - good, bad, or ugly. Whether he performed alone or with his partners, Stills, Nash, and Young, David's complex harmonies and complicated guitar tunings inspired a whole generation. He will be missed.
Like John Lennon and so many others, they took with them a part of us - that part that was trying to figure out how to navigate in the world of the 60's and 70's, how to confront racism and inequality, how to think about the war in Vietnam, how to decide how and when to take drugs, and how to support a family and build a life....and simply how to live.
For those of us who loved the music of that era, it was always there and it made it possible to sort through the bullshit and find a little bit of meaning in those brief fleeting moments we call life.