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Rock legend David Crosby, in conversation with his friend, author Steve Silberman—covering everything from David’s collaborations with Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia and CSNY; to recent music created with his son James Raymond. Brought to you by Osiris Media.

Freak Flag Flying Osiris Media


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    • 4.3 • 210 Ratings

Rock legend David Crosby, in conversation with his friend, author Steve Silberman—covering everything from David’s collaborations with Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia and CSNY; to recent music created with his son James Raymond. Brought to you by Osiris Media.

    Episode 5: Finding The Chemistry

    Episode 5: Finding The Chemistry

    Hello Freak Flag Faithful! We couldn’t be more excited to bring you a second season of Freak Flag Flying with music legend David Crosby and his longtime friend and best-selling author, Steve Silberman. Their conversations took place at Hyde Street Studios, formerly Wally Heider Studios, where David’s classic album If I Could Only Remember My Name was recorded. 


    This episode begins with David and Steve talking about collaborating with other musicians and how the swingin’ Stephen Stills made him realize his love for musical collaboration. David’s son and frequent musical collaborator James Raymond then joins the conversation, beginning with the story of how he came to realize that David Crosby was his biological father. The episode continues with a deep look at two songs from David’s new album For Free as well as the first song David and James wrote together about Jim Morrison. 


    Songs featured in this episode (with Spotify links where available):


    Music Is Love


    Vagrants of Venice


    Yvette in English


    The Lee Shore


    Rodriguez For A Night


    Morrison


    Curved Air


    River Rise


    Freak Flag Flying is brought to you by Osiris Media. Interview and editing by Steve Silberman. Produced by Zach Brogan and Tom Marshall. Art by Mark Dowd. Sales/Sponsorships by Greg Stangel and Christina Collins. Media by Nick Cejas. To discover more podcasts that connect you more deeply to the music you love, check out osirispod.com


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    • 41 min
    Coda: Dust Off Those Rusty Strings

    Coda: Dust Off Those Rusty Strings

    In the final episode of this series, Osiris co-founder and Phish lyricist Tom Marshall speaks with Freak Flag Flying host Steve Silberman about his path from diehard music fan to bestselling author, the influence of the Beat poets on both David Crosby's generation of musicians and on Steve personally, and a whole lot more. As usual we'll be playing some very rare music that you can only hear on this podcast. 


    Finally, we announce the winner of the Freak Flag Flying trivia contest, who’ll receive a free acoustic Martin Guitar inspired by David Crosby and Rock the Vote. Thanks for listening and we'll see you next time!


    Freak Flag Flying is brought to you by Osiris Media. Executive Produced by Adam Caplan and Tom Marshall. Interview, Narration, and Editing by Steve Silberman. Mixed and Mastered by Brendon Anderegg at Telescope Audio. Art by Mark Dowd. Production assistance from Christina Collins and RJ Bee. To see more shows that can help you connect more deeply with the music you love, check out osirispod.com.
     
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    • 50 min
    Episode 4: Time is the Final Currency

    Episode 4: Time is the Final Currency

    In Episode 4, David reflects on the highs and lows of the relationships among CSNY, and considers whether they might ever play together again. Crosby also explains his deep friendship and musical connection with Jerry Garcia, and we'll hear an unreleased track of David jamming with The Grateful Dead.


    This episode concludes with David considering his own mortality and sharing a message of hope with future generations.  


    In the next and final episode, Episode 5, Steve Silberman will sit down with Osiris Media co-founder and Phish lyricist Tom Marshall to discuss his experience making this podcast, share more stories about David's unbelievable life, and hint at a future project. 


    Thanks to our sponsors, Pilsner Urquell and Vermont Pure CBD.


    Songs featured in this episode (with Spotify links where available):


    Flying Man
    Laughing (demo)
    Song With No Words
    The Wall Song (unreleased master take)
    Cowboy Movie
    Have You Seen the Stars Tonight
    A Child is Coming
    Kids and Dogs
    Time is the Final Currency
    Dangerous Night


    Freak Flag Flying is brought to you by Osiris Media. Executive Produced by Adam Caplan and Tom Marshall. Interview, Narration, and Editing by Steve Silberman. Mixed and Mastered by Brendon Anderegg at Telescope Audio. Art by Mark Dowd. Production assistance from Christina Collins and RJ Bee. To see more shows that can help you connect more deeply with the music you love, check out osirispod.com.
     
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode 3: Only a Child, Laughing

    Episode 3: Only a Child, Laughing

    In Episode 3, David discusses the power of harmony and the deep roots of his inspiration to create profound music through vocal chemistry.


    Steve and David also discuss David's success and departure from The Byrds, his relationship with Bob Dylan and Jerry Garcia, and the all-star cast of musicians who contributed to his first solo record, If I Could Only Remember My Name. 


    Thanks to our sponsors, Pilsner Urquell and Vermont Pure CBD.


    Songs featured in this episode (with Spotify links where available):


    Somehow She Knew
    Orleans
    Polegnala e Todora (Love Song)
    It Happens Each Day
    Everybody's Been Burned
    Carry Me
    I'd Swear There Was Somebody Here
    Laughing
    Through Here Quite Often
    Sky Trails


    Freak Flag Flying is brought to you by Osiris Media. Executive Produced by Adam Caplan and Tom Marshall. Interview, Narration, and Editing by Steve Silberman. Mixed and Mastered by Brendon Anderegg at Telescope Audio. Art by Mark Dowd. Production assistance from Christina Collins and RJ Bee. To see more shows that can help you connect more deeply with the music you love, check out osirispod.com.
     
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 2: Ghost Prints on the Tape

    Episode 2: Ghost Prints on the Tape

    In Episode 2 David opens up about the roots of his musical and political activism, and the urgent need for more of the same today. We also explore the power of harmony, and Crosby’s inspiration for some of the songs that defined his generation.


    David and Steve candidly discuss the virtues and vices of a superstar ego, struggles with addiction and public downfall, and the strength of David’s lifelong partnership with his wife Jan.


    Thanks to our sponsors, Pilsner Urquell and Vermont Pure CBD.


    Songs featured in this episode (with Spotify links where available):


    Homeward Through the Haze
    My Country Tis of Thee
    Time I Have
    Kings Get Broken
    Wooden Ships (demo)
    Vagrants of Venice
    Map to Buried Treasure
    At The Edge
    Dream for Him
    Compass 
    Things We Do For Love


    Freak Flag Flying is brought to you by Osiris Media. Executive Produced by Adam Caplan and Tom Marshall. Interview, Narration, and Editing by Steve Silberman. Mixed and Mastered by Brendon Anderegg at Telescope Audio. Art by Mark Dowd. Production assistance from Christina Collins and RJ Bee. To see more shows that can help you connect more deeply with the music you love, check out osirispod.com.
     
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 1: Set a Course and Go

    Episode 1: Set a Course and Go

    In Episode 1, David and Steve waste no time getting personal. They talk about the deep roots of their friendship, David’s relationship with his son James, and how it transformed his career after leaving CSN, and the inspirations for David's musical renaissance of the last five years. This is just the beginning of the discussion of David's musical journey.

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    Thanks to our sponsors, Pilsner Urquell and Vermont Pure CBD.


    Freak Flag Flying is brought to you by Osiris Media. Executive Produced by Adam Caplan and Tom Marshall. Interview, Narration, and Editing by Steve Silberman. Mixed and Mastered by Brendon Anderegg at Telescope Audio. Art by Mark Dowd. Production assistance from Christina Collins and RJ Bee. To see more shows that can help you connect more deeply with the music you love, check out osirispod.com.
     
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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
210 Ratings

210 Ratings

CHRISTOPHER PAPROCKI ,

It's good, but tough at times

Really dig the story telling and the new perspective gained by listening to the stories and lives behind some of my favorite music & songs. At times, the conversations drifts a little with too many 'yeah' / 'mm hmm' responses. Overall, give it a listen and cherry pick the best parts : )

laurel canyon fan ,

Excellent podcasts, with more to come

Steve Silberman knows David Crosby very well, and knows his music inside out. The first run of podcasts were excellent, and more are coming in July 2021, covering David Crosby’s forthcoming cd, ‘For Free’, as well as a 50th anniversary re-release of ‘If I could only remember my name.’

mdphunk ,

Amazing!

So many great stories. The rapport between Steve and Croz is amazing. Well done!

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