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OLDIE BUT GOODIE CSN TURNS HEADS (Shut Up and Play Your Damn Guitar)
New York Post ^ | 8 August 2005 | DAN AQUILANTE

Posted on 08/03/2005 5:21:26 AM PDT by StuLongIsland

OLDIE BUT GOODIE CSN TURNS HEADS By DAN AQUILANTE CROSBY, STILLS & NASH LOOKS are deceiving, espe cially when it comes to hip pie icons Crosby, Stills & Nash. Who would guess these old gray studs could come close to what they used to be? Yet at the Beacon Theatre Monday, at the first of their two-show engagement, the guys who sang the soundtrack to the turbulent '60s were made young again in a 2 1/2-hour set that showcased the best of their long career — from protest songs such as "For What It's Worth" to their close-harmony devotionals, including "Guinevere." The pre-intermission set was clearly the more difficult for the trio. In the song "Long Time Gone," there were more than a few off-kilter harmonies and the band had some difficulty connecting to the sedate, elderly audience. David Crosby, who is the walrus, thought he'd ingratiate himself to the fans with a few minutes of Bush-whacking, but instead he was heckled, and one patron even yelled, "Viva Bush!" The rattled singer reminded the politically offended that he had the microphone, telling them, "I can stand up here all night and say things about our s - - - - y president." Fortunately he didn't, finally letting go and getting on with the show. Crosby again slowed the early set with a snoozer song titled "Delta." He introduced the tune with a story of when he was wallowing in drugs and how Jackson Browne took him to the late Warren Zevon's house and forced Crosby to finish writing the tune.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: americahaters; bushhaters; degenerates; filthyrats; junkies; moron; rats; stfuandplay
Typical liberal entertainer attitude, wonder how much people paid to hear some loud mouth lecture them? Crosby can talk all he wants when it is a free concert for a cause, but the audience hired him. Should just sing and shut the heck up. Glad there were people in the audience who booed and hissed him. Freepers there?
1 posted on 08/03/2005 5:21:28 AM PDT by StuLongIsland
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To: StuLongIsland

2 posted on 08/03/2005 5:29:37 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: StuLongIsland

I like their music...but they arent anything without Neil.

Give me Neil.....


3 posted on 08/03/2005 5:32:26 AM PDT by texianyankee
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To: StuLongIsland
Oh yeah, he's worth listening to. Isn't he the guy who donated his gross sperm to a dikey singer and her lover..only to have them separate after the poor child was born. Does anyone really care what he thinks about the president. These people are giant losers.
4 posted on 08/03/2005 5:34:45 AM PDT by ladiesview61
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To: StuLongIsland
The rattled singer reminded the politically offended that he had the microphone,

just cuz he has the right to speak don't mean has the right to be heard

5 posted on 08/03/2005 5:35:32 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Mr. Chambers! Don't get on that ship! The rest of the book, "To Serve Man", it's... it's a cookbook!)
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To: StuLongIsland
David Crosby, who is the walrus, thought he'd ingratiate himself to the fans with a few minutes of Bush-whacking, but instead he was heckled, and one patron even yelled, "Viva Bush!" The rattled singer reminded the politically offended that he had the microphone, telling them, "I can stand up here all night and say things about our s - - - - y president."


David Crosby is a deranged from years of drug abuse so who cares what he thinks about President Bush?

Crosby talks a bunch of crap about world peace but he is the one who was arrested for carrying a loaded pistol in the airport not too long ago.
6 posted on 08/03/2005 5:36:47 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: StuLongIsland

I hope Crosby did get "rattled". These stupid musicians think they can lecture the paying public for some reason.


7 posted on 08/03/2005 5:36:49 AM PDT by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: ladiesview61
Isn't he the guy who donated his gross sperm to a dikey singer and her lover..only to have them separate after the poor child was born. You arent tawkin' 'bout the same guy who spent time in the Texas prison system, er ya?
8 posted on 08/03/2005 5:37:28 AM PDT by texianyankee
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To: StuLongIsland

Given Crosby penchant for food (and lots of it), drugs, underage girls,and an aversion to excercise.....

And his buddy Stevie Stills fondness for things Castro....

I wouldn't pay a nickel to hear this stupid a h--e play his
gutiar...let alone tolerate his yapping commie manifesto.


9 posted on 08/03/2005 5:41:31 AM PDT by joesnuffy (The state always has solutions to the problems it creates...more freedom will never be a solution)
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To: ladiesview61
Oh yeah, he's worth listening to. Isn't he the guy who donated his gross sperm to a dikey singer and her lover

A bit off topic here but this factoid is one of the great mysteries of all time ... WTF was Melisa thinking when she made this decision?

Let's see, I think I'll use a sperm donor to have a kid ... who should it be ... oh, I know, I'll find an obese, drugged addicted ex-con

10 posted on 08/03/2005 5:51:12 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Does it hurt when they shear your wool off?)
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To: StuLongIsland

Didn't like them in the 60's and I like 'em less after this concert review.....


11 posted on 08/03/2005 5:51:45 AM PDT by NRA1995 (West Virginia needs neurosurgeons like San Francisco needs gynecologists)
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To: StuLongIsland

Studs? Ohhhhhhhh, puhleeeeeeeze.......


12 posted on 08/03/2005 5:53:48 AM PDT by NRA1995 (West Virginia needs neurosurgeons like San Francisco needs gynecologists)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I read that even as far back as when Crosby was with The Byrds, the other guys in the band would get annoyed with his political diatribes during the shows. They called it "The David Crosby Show".


13 posted on 08/03/2005 5:55:37 AM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: StuLongIsland

Deja Peeeyewwww. Why must the masses pay for his karma problems??


15 posted on 08/03/2005 6:22:49 AM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Quick, act casual. If they sense scorn and ridicule, they'll flee..)
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To: StuLongIsland

"For What It's Worth" was sung by Buffalo Springefield. CSN, I guess, co-opted it because one of them (Graham Nash, I think) was a member of BS.


16 posted on 08/03/2005 6:29:48 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: Inwoodian
It was Stills in Buffalo Springfield along with Neil Young. Graham Nash was in The Hollies and Crosby the Acid Casuality was in The Byrds.

I did attend an acoustic CSN show in 1991. There was absolutely NO political pontificating onstage insofar as criticism of Clinton goes...just some pleas that people support some sort of food charity. Then again, I may have missed some of what was said...the music was putting me under.

17 posted on 08/03/2005 6:43:05 AM PDT by Range Rover (Kerry is STILL a Fraud)
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To: StuLongIsland

Yep, they gave anti-Bush speaches at their recent Saratoga concert, I didn't go but heard about it in print and radio.


18 posted on 08/03/2005 6:44:47 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: texianyankee

Neil sucks.


19 posted on 08/03/2005 6:48:22 AM PDT by kx9088
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To: kx9088

"Neil sucks"

How deeply intelectual of you. None of those guys come close to NY as a solo artist.


20 posted on 08/03/2005 6:54:59 AM PDT by subterfuge (Obama, momama...er Osama-Labamba, uh, bama...bananrama...URP!---Ted Kennedy)
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To: StuLongIsland
Funny thing is, Stephen Stills is almost totally deaf. I saw him on some "entertainment" show last year and he played some of his "new" music. He sang way off key and his guitar wasn't even in tune. but he had no idea! It was hilarious.
21 posted on 08/03/2005 6:57:46 AM PDT by subterfuge (Obama, momama...er Osama-Labamba, uh, bama...bananrama...URP!---Ted Kennedy)
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To: StuLongIsland
Typical liberal entertainer attitude, wonder how much people paid to hear some loud mouth lecture them?

Around here we call them professors

22 posted on 08/03/2005 7:00:03 AM PDT by stevio (Red-Blooded American Male (NRA))
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To: StuLongIsland
"Who would guess these old gray studs could come close to what they used to be?"

Studs?


23 posted on 08/03/2005 7:02:41 AM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: StuLongIsland
David Crosby, who is the walrus,

Now here's another clue for you all,
The Walrus was Paul

24 posted on 08/03/2005 7:05:09 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Republicam)
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To: StuLongIsland

I look forward to each and every obit from this segment of my g-g-generation.


25 posted on 08/03/2005 7:05:41 AM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (NEW and IMPROVED: Now with 100% more Tyrannical Tendencies and Dictator Envy!)
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To: subterfuge

I agree, they all suck even more so than Neil, as solo artists.


26 posted on 08/03/2005 7:06:07 AM PDT by kx9088
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To: ladiesview61

Yeah, he's the guilty one. It gets better, though. After the 'womyn' split up, a custody fight ensued and they went after daddy Crosby's deep pockets. Of course, he was happy to fling his DNA about for all sorts of purposes, but caring for his progeny isn't one of them - he fought tooth and nail.

When we all are on socialized medicine and the euthanasia centers are lighting up the night with crematorium fires, I look forward to these folks being dragged to the couch and drip machine sniveling and crying. I hope they pipe in the '60's tunes like 'Teach the Children Well' as their kids (or their genetic downstream) urge them to complete the 'cycle of life.'


27 posted on 08/03/2005 7:11:49 AM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (NEW and IMPROVED: Now with 100% more Tyrannical Tendencies and Dictator Envy!)
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To: StuLongIsland

I remember attending a CSN concert in Dallas the year that Crosby got out of jail for possession.

He thanked the cops for putting him away, saying that they returned his life to him.


Didn't take him long to lose it again, did it?


28 posted on 08/03/2005 7:17:04 AM PDT by StoneGiant (Power without morality is disaster. Morality without power is useless.)
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To: Range Rover

Clinton was a governor in 1991. Perhaps that would explain why there was no criticism of him.


29 posted on 08/03/2005 7:21:12 AM PDT by dmz
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To: Range Rover

Thanks for the correction on the paleo-rocksters. I used to know these things better but the mind gets a bit cloudy as the beard grows.


30 posted on 08/03/2005 7:22:14 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: kx9088

Touche'!!

Your entitled...

Happy FReeping!


31 posted on 08/03/2005 8:51:05 AM PDT by subterfuge (Obama, momama...er Osama-Labamba, uh, bama...bananrama...URP!---Ted Kennedy)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

I don't blame him. He was just the "donor". It was there choice. It should've been between both the "guardian" and the maternal parent.

Not only that, but the "dikey singer" is Melissa Ethridge, something tells me that she doesn't need someone else's money to support her child.


32 posted on 08/03/2005 10:08:28 AM PDT by kx9088
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To: subterfuge
None of those guys come close to NY as a solo artist.

Really? I once saw Steven Stills in New York! (Sucked! They all do!)

33 posted on 08/03/2005 10:12:00 AM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: StuLongIsland
The Four Lads of the baby Boomer Generations!


34 posted on 08/03/2005 10:16:16 AM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: dmz

There must have been enough ambient pollutants at that show to alter my sense of time.

Must have been another year as I remember distinctly that it was during the Crinton regime that the show took place.


35 posted on 08/04/2005 7:07:44 AM PDT by Range Rover (Kerry is STILL a Fraud)
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