Since Then How I Survived Everything and Lived to Tell About it David Crosby the outspoken founding member of CSNY and The Byrds turns his wry and unstinting eye to a fascinating prickly subject himself Known to millions as the trickster poster boy for folkrock

  • Title: Since Then: How I Survived Everything and Lived to Tell About it
  • Author: David Crosby Carl Gottlieb
  • ISBN: 9780399153815
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Hardcover
  • David Crosby, the outspoken founding member of CSNY and The Byrds, turns his wry and unstinting eye to a fascinating, prickly subject himself Known to millions as the trickster poster boy for folkrock utopia and the inspiration for Dennis Hopper s wild eyed antihero in the film Easy Rider, David Crosby is every bit the quintessential American icon of the countercultureDavid Crosby, the outspoken founding member of CSNY and The Byrds, turns his wry and unstinting eye to a fascinating, prickly subject himself Known to millions as the trickster poster boy for folkrock utopia and the inspiration for Dennis Hopper s wild eyed antihero in the film Easy Rider, David Crosby is every bit the quintessential American icon of the counterculture today that he was in the sixties and seventies Legendary, controversial, beloved, he is never far from the headlines, as the upcoming Summer 2006 50 city reunion tour of Crosby, Stills, Nash Young will demonstrate once again Since Then is both a self skewering look at the twists and turns of an impossibly rich life, and Crosby s confident declaration that it s far too soon for him to don the robe and slippers of Generational Elder As a two time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he has an unparalleled legacy as a singer, songwriter, and musician and few would object if he were to rest on his laurels Yet despite Crosby s history of extravagant excess, he s never forgotten his great good fortune, and has never stopped using his enormous gifts in service of both his art and social causes to which he is committed This memoir shows the contradictory aspects to a personality whose truth to power outspokenness, exuberance, and creativity have made him a great and inspirational artist, yet whose struggles with private demons have resulted in arrests, chronic health issues, and ruined friendships It discusses frankly the people and events that have drastically altered his definition of family raising ten year old son Django, with lover wife partner, Jan reuniting with his adult son, musician James Raymond, while Crosby waited in the hospital for a life saving liver transplant becoming sperm donor to Melissa Etheridge and Julie Cypher Above all, it illuminates how, despite a staggering series of personal setbacks including hepatitis C, liver failure, diabetes, heart attacks, and a crippling motorcycle accident the music, and the people he loves, keep him young at heart.

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    1. more on life lessons learned from that golden-throated felon, ex-drug addict, reformed hippie and pistolero david crosby: his numerous illnesses, surgeries and chronic ailments from decades of drug use, debauchery, and motorcycle accidents; his many children from famous lesbians, communal living in the 60s and his formerly drug-addled wife jan; his falling off the wagon and out of favor with the AA folks by smoking pot; and of course the usual hi-jinx with the cops. clearly, he didn't think he'd [...]

    2. Reading Since Then is like having an intense conversation with a group of close friends who finish each other's sentences. While Crosby talks about his life experiences without preaching or apologizing, co-author Gottlieb offers insight and gives the reader the social and political context. Crosby's reputation for being outspoken and controversial is affirmed throughout the book, most notably when he reflects on the music industry. Crosby cuts himself no slack, however, and extends his honesty a [...]

    3. Another of those bio's that make you feel as if your just hanging out with the guy. Only you end up feeling absolutely amazed that he's not only still alive but still putting out such wonderful music.

    4. Despite several decades of fame as a musician, David Crosby wants you to know that he is broke, except for those assets he chooses not to sell.

    5. It's a good read, I'm a big fan of CSN. I am so glad David made it out from his dark years. Keep on making music David

    6. 293pgI began with the second installment of Croz's life.So, I'm not coming from the position of having read Long Time Gone.Still, his music and his relationships make more sense to me after reading Since ThenPhysically, the book layout is a bit unusual but it is explained as you begin the read.Say what you may, he is a rock and roll survivor, a two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fameand an icon of counterculture.Still, the book was a series of interesting disclosures (to me).Yes, I [...]

    7. Interesting documentary screen play, possibly feature like format with up to three narratives, one of which is more or less a guest spot, providing many narratives . . . looks like I'll take in this collection of autobiographies from last 'till first. A story is a story is a story . . . time is time ~ literal set changes come easy, no?As far as the details . I'm like 'judge not' . . . having said that . I liked some of the song references and biz, especially the independent advice. The rest is [...]

    8. If the first one was disappointing, the sequel was infuriating. Even less discussion of music than there was in Long Time Gone. You wouldn't even know he was a musician except that he mentions going on tour a few times. Instead we get the annoying pontifications of an arrogant, slightly racist braggart who just loves to drop names. This book covers the period where he made Thousand Roads, which (though cheesy as hell) is an album that holds quite a lot of meaning for me, and it was mentioned onc [...]

    9. Let me begin by admitting that I am a huge David Crosby fan. I always have been, right from his songs with the Byrds to CSN to his solo work. I read Long Time Gone and felt it did a fine job of letting us into his life and his music. Since Then lives up to the promise of its title and brings readers up to date on Crosby's travails and triumphs in the areas of health, social justice, and personal life. There's precious little discussion of the fine music he has produced in the past 20 years, so t [...]

    10. Since Then: How I Survived Everything and Lived To Tell About It by David Crosby and Carl Gottleib (Putnam 2006)(780.92). David Crosby was a sweet-voiced member of the legendary rock group Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. He was one of the industry's major drug abusers, but he eventually cleaned up and became one of rock's major recovery stories. This is the tale of what has happened since that time. Crosby has relapsed, cleaned up again, learned that he had two adult children that he never knew [...]

    11. Comme ci comme caGood but a little preachy at times. A little longer than it needed to be.Generally it was a little better than okay but the preachiness kind of brought it down in the end. But very entertaining. I'll have to go back and read the first book now.I didn't really know there were any semi-sane people who believed in an apocalypse. But he apparently came from a family of believers, so we can't even really blame it on the drugs. And he legitimately qualified for his transplant.

    12. This is the second autobiography (hence the title "Since Then") and chronicles David Crosby's recent years. If you are a fan of his music, you will enjoy tales of the evolution of his style and partnerships with other performers. The story is told as a combination of "news reels" and "movie scenes", which is sometimes interesting and other times just confusing. There are some hilarious anecdotes and some moments where you just wonder, "What was he thinking?" In all, worth reading, but I would pi [...]

    13. An enjoyable follow up to Long Time Gone this book provides further background to David's health struggles and his life with his new (and not so new) family.It's not the newest book and stops in the mid-noughties as CSNY are undertaking their Living With War tour.There's a few chapters of a more directly political nature and Croz is as direct and uncompromising as you'd expect (and, let's face it, want).Time has moved on in the decade since and besides the fact that the great man is still with u [...]

    14. I've always been a fan of Crosby's music and I read his first memoir, A Long Time Gone, back when it came out. He's had a very interesting life, he loves what he does, he seems like a decent guy. What Nash said to him when he was about to go in for his liver transplant is worth the price of admissionI had a belly laugh over that. Good music history dish, multiple points of view from others involved in the story. I still hope I get to see CSN live, with or without Young.

    15. Was an interesting update on a great musician and a self destructive man. If anyone thinks drugs and booze adds to the glamorous life should read how messed up ones life can get. Not alot about music in this which was a let down. Unlike the Clampton and Keef autobiographies, this can be passed unless you are a pure CSN&Y fan.

    16. Thank you for your HONESTYEver since I first saw CSN,&Y perform in the early '70'sI have been a big fan of this man and his fellow bandMates. Reading about David Crosby gives great insightto WHAT makes this man tick! This book was an easy read and an honest read. Thank you Mr. Crosby for your candor.

    17. David Crosby has always been a mentor to me. Ever since I first heard Deja Vu, I have been hooked. I still sing several of his songs: Laughing, What Are Their Names, . . . Tamalpais High (At About 3), Traction In The Rain. Nobody writes songs like him. Well, except maybe me! --From A Reader's Journal, by d r melbie.

    18. The beginning was interesting - how does this man still get up in the morning?! Second half got too political and boring.

    19. I am currently 71 pages into this book but so far it is keeping my attention and has been entertaining. As a CSN&Y fan since my youth I find it an interesting read.

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