I lunched with a friend Friday whom I know from the news business, and we talked about the passing of David Crosby. “He was the voice of a generation,” she said. A generation that’s mostly retired. I wasn’t around when Billie Holiday was innovating jazz vocals, or the
Love this Jane! No one tells a story as well as you. I hear your voice as I read the words!! I’m in mourning over David Crosby’s passing. That was the music of my college & first romance years.
We're losing too many. Maybe that's just part of getting older. CSN and sometimes Y are the sound of our generation and more. Their lyrics had meaning and are still applicable today.
One thing you need to think of, Jane, is how many people whisper to somebody when you walk into a place! You're not anonymous. ;)
Back when I owned a nightclub and played in the house band, I was pretty popular around the area. It's flattering to have fans, but it can be a a pain sometimes. So I can understand how it feels when stars go out in public (not that I am or was one).
RIP David Crosby.
He's on his wooden ship on the water, very free and easy
Easy, you know the way it's supposed to be
Silver people on the shoreline, let us be
Talkin' 'bout very free and easy
Name dropper ;-/
Great stories. Thank you. If you kept some of that old vinyl you dug up, it’s a great time to spin some old Crosby!
This is a story only Jane can tell. (Except maybe Ted...since he was there, too.) Love it.
I was waiting for Kareem to come out just so I could say “Roger?”
En route from our wedding in NJ to California MANY years ago, my wife and I are enjoying our First Class seats and who comes out of the lavatory but Leslie Nielsen. I was worried we were in an “Airplane!” movie and no one told us.
Not “mostly retired”, thank you. I was 14 when CSN played at Woodstock. Cute story, though!
Central coast is where it's at...
Great story, Jane! And ChatGPT only has data through 2021. It's not realtime.
Jane, You had me at KEANU REEVES
I grew up in the 50s and 60s and became familiar with Big Band music, which I still listen to. My Dad and I went to see Benny Goodman in the 70s. Also saw Glenn Miller band, without Glenn of course.
Also listened to CS&N and future iterations with Neil Young, which started in the 60s. Movie "Woodstock" gave me a first look at CS&N, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis Joplin.
The arc of popular music starting in the 30s, extending through Les Zep and the Beatles, is a fascinating thing.