Episode one of Freak Flag Flying, the new Osiris podcast featuring legendary rock musician David Crosby in conversation with author Steve Silberman is now available to stream. Longtime friends, Crosby and Silberman recorded the limited series podcast over two days, while covering a wide range of topics.
The first episode begins with Silberman describing his early interest in Crosby’s music, particularly the Crosby, Stills & Nash song written by Crosby, “Guinevere.” The pair discuss how Silberman introducing Crosby to the internet was integral to the development of their friendship.
The discussion turns to 78-year-old Croz’s recent collaborations with younger musicians including his son, James Raymond, who as an adult reunited with his father after being given up for adoption in the 1960s. Crosby also explores his relationship with Michael League of Snarky Puppy another collaborator who has appeared on Crosby’s recent solo albums, Lighthouse and Here If You Listen, along with Becca Stevens and Michelle Willis.
Silberman asks Crosby about his recent experiences sitting in with Steely Dan While detailing his memories of the collaboration, Crosby explains how Donald Fagen came up with the idea to play “Wooden Ships.” Episode one also touches on Jerry Garcia, Twitter, streaming services and other aspects of the music industry. Listen to Freak Flag Flying episode one below: