How David Crosby Started and Kept Sailing - CSN&Y

How David Crosby Started and Kept Sailing - CSN&Y

I missed this article in the Wall Street Journal on June 6, 2013 written by venerable music journalist Marc Myers who gave permission today to reprint the first two paragraphs. He saved me some time, I was just about to write a very parallel article – thanks Marc!

David Crosby’s Schooner Muse
A folk-rock legend talks about his beloved Mayan— a 66-year-old sailing vessel that he’s struggling to keep

Singer-songwriter David Crosby, 71, is a founding member of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills and Nash; a solo artist, and author of three books. He is completing a new album of original material produced by another son, James Raymond, to be released early next year. He spoke with reporter Marc Myers.

When I was 11 years old, my parents wanted me to do something besides get in trouble. So they enrolled me in sailing classes at the Sea Shell Association in Santa Barbara, Calif. From the moment I climbed into that 8½-foot dinghy in 1952, I knew instinctively what to do and sensed I had done it before. I was a natural sailor, and it’s one of the reasons I later wrote “Déjà Vu.”

….Read on with pictures

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