10 episodes

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.
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Freak Flag Flying Osiris Media

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    • 4.4 • 225 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.
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    Episode 8: Music as Healing and Sanctuary

    Episode 8: Music as Healing and Sanctuary

    David Crosby and Steve Silberman continue their in-depth conversation about David’s iconic album, If I Could Only Remember My Name, in Freak Flag Flying’s final episode of season two. To begin, Steve takes you on a musical journey that features classic Croz songs that you know and love, along with rare, previously unheard tracks and demos. Whether you’re a hardcore Crosby fanatic or just a fan of creative, innovative, soul-soothing music, you’ll love what Steve has in store. The episode continues by rejoining David at Hyde Street Studios (formerly Wally Heider’s, where the album was recorded 50 years ago), to hear more stories about the recording of this all-time classic album, as well as tales of meeting the Beatles as a member of the Byrds and turning George Harrison onto the music of Ravi Shankar, Jerry Garcia’s distinctive gift to one of David’s greatest tracks, “Laughing,” how hard it is to sit in successfully with the Grateful Dead, and meeting acid king and sonic alchemist Owsley Stanley in LAX. You’ll also hear David talk about the essence of what music means to him.
    Freak Flag Flying is brought to you by Osiris Media. Interview and editing by Steve Silberman. Produced by Tom Marshall and Zach Brogan. Art by Mark Dowd. Photo of Croz by Matt Bueby. 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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    • 47 min
    Episode 7: Songs Are Holy To Us

    Episode 7: Songs Are Holy To Us

    Welcome back to season two of Freak Flag Flying! Over the course of the next two episodes, music legend David Crosby and his friend and bestselling author Steve Silberman will take you inside the studio (literally) for an all-encompassing look at David’s timeless masterpiece, If I Could Only Remember My Name, with their conversations taking place in the very building that it was recorded in over 50 years ago, Hyde Street Studios (formerly Wally Heider’s). Along with their in-depth discussion, listeners will have the opportunity to hear some Crosby tracks that have never been heard by the public before!
    Today’s episode features David taking Steve through the journey of making the album and collaborating with his friends and musical geniuses like Joni Mitchell, members of the Grateful Dead, and Jefferson Airplane co-founders Paul Kantner, and Grace Slick. David goes on to explain his friendship and profound musical connection with Jerry Garcia, discovering Joni Mitchell and bringing her to Los Angeles, and the tragedy that struck just prior to the IICORMN sessions -- a loss that can still be felt deeply in the words and melodies of the album. David also expounds upon his affinity with open tunings and tuning by ear rather than digitally, which contributed immensely to the distinctively luminous sound of the album, as recorded by Wally Heider’s brilliant in-house engineer Stephen Barncard.
    Freak Flag Flying is brought to you by Osiris Media. Interview and editing by Steve Silberman. Produced by Tom Marshall and Zach Brogan. Art by Mark Dowd. Photo of Croz by Matt Bueby. 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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    • 47 min
    Episode 6: Creating the Inexplicably Fantastic

    Episode 6: Creating the Inexplicably Fantastic

    In this second episode of Freak Flag Flying Season 2, music legend David Crosby and best-selling author Steve Silberman dive even deeper into David’s new album For Free and discuss how some of the songs and collaborations from this album came to be. James Raymond (son of David Crosby and frequent musical collaborator) once again joins the conversation to provide even more insight into the songwriting process and what it is like to make an album with some of his favorite musicians. David also tells a story about meeting a veteran that has stuck with him and helped inspire a song on For Free, and he also shares with Steve what he would be doing if he weren’t a musician.
    Freak Flag Flying will return in October with two new episodes featuring David and Steve discussing David’s classic album If I Could Only Remember My Name once again in the very studio where it was recorded back in 1970. Get ready Freak Flag Faithful, these are worth waiting for!
    Songs featured in this episode (with Spotify links where available):
    Secret Dancer
    Shot At Me
    Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (I’m With Her)
    Build Me Up From Bones (Sarah Jarosz)
    Maggie (Sarah Jarosz)
    For Free
    I Think I
    Eight Miles High
    Deja Vu
    I Won’t Stay For Long

    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. Photography by Matt Bueby.
    To discover more podcasts that connect you more deeply to the music you love, check out osirispod.com
    This is an Osiris Media production, all rights reserved 2021

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    • 44 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
225 Ratings

225 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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