David Crosby looks at his creative life as a race against time. Best Classic Bands transcribed some of the rock legend's recent chat with the journalism class at Golden, Colorado's Golden High School, which was moderated by Rocky Mountain News music critic Mark Brown.
“Croz,” who has been doubling down on his recorded output in recent years by releasing a string of high quality solo sets revealed, “I’ve been making records at a startling rate. I’ve made five albums in six, seven years. It’s an absurd rate to be cranking albums out. The reason being is that I’m gonna die. I mean, we all. . . everybody dies. I’m sure someone told you. And I want to crank out all the music I possibly can before I do. Now I’m 80-years-old so I’m gonna die fairly soon. That’s how that works. And so I’m trying really hard to crank out as much music as I possibly can, as long as it’s really good. . . I have another one already in the can waiting.”
When pressed about how honest and revealing the 2019 documentary Remember My Name was, Crosby explained, “If I see a documentary about you, I want to know what matters to you. I want to know what you care about. I want to know what you’re afraid of. I want to know who you love. I want to know who you are. I want to know what matters to you. And in order to do that you have to be remarkably honest. OK? People mostly want it to tell you how they invented electricity and then you discover California. How cool they are. But if you’re trying to be honest, you have to go over a lot of stuff.”