David Crosby Reflects On Mortality and Making Music
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - OCTOBER 26: David Crosby of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young performs as part of the 27th Annual Bridge School Benefit at Shoreline Amphitheatre on October 26, 2013 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
David Crosby, the former member of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills and Nash (and Young) band became known in the music industry not just simply because of these groups, but also for being the solo artist David Crosby has become.
In 43 years, he was able to build his own solo career with four successful albums. It was then followed by five acclaimed albums over the next eight years. So, how could someone ever forget his musical odyssey?
Crosby recently released a live album Live At The Capitol Theatre which he recorded with the Lighthouse Band in 2018. In this album, Crosby and the band can be seen singing old and newly delivered songs. In addition to that, the musical legend also gave his thoughts about making more music.
He clarified that making music while he still can is something that he’s not trying to do because of money. He said:
“It’s not making a living. I have money. It’s been a desire to make all the possible music that I can in this little space where I still can make music. I’m a human being; we peter out somewhere after eighty years old, and I’m eighty-one… It’s the one contribution I can make. The one place I can make anything better is to make all the music that I possibly can.”
Crosby also stated that he is really happy about the live album and that they are currently working on a new one. So when he was asked how he feels when he sings his songs to people since he said that it is his “desire” to be still active at this time, he said:
“I feel completion. I feel like I’m doing my life’s work. I was given the ability to do it, and I feel blessed, so I feel like I’m complete. When I sing a song well and I can take people on a little voyage some place – ‘Come on, let me tell you this story’ – I feel complete. I feel good. I feel whole. I feel like I’m doing my life’s work.”