Freak Flag Flying

Freak Flag Flying

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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October 22, 2021 47 min

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...

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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 (f...

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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 ...

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July 23, 2021 41 min

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 wit...

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February 17, 2020 50 min

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 ann...

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January 27, 2020 88 min

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.  


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January 20, 2020 65 min

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 ...

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January 13, 2020 73 min

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.


Tha...

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January 6, 2020 70 min

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.


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


Songs fea...

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December 13, 2019 2 min
A preview of Freak Flag Flying, a new Osiris podcast featuring David Crosby in conversation with his friend, award-winning science writer Steve Silberman. These interviews cover everything from David’s earliest musical relationships with legendary peers like Bob Dylan and Jerry Garcia; the years of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; his musical legacy; and his working relationship with his son, James Raymond. Episode 1 p...
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